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Project Manager Front Office

Redding, CA
October 17, 2018

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Gary Blum


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HR/Recruiting/Financial consultant with an 18-year diverse background in System Implementations, Change Management, Project Management, Employee Relations and Talent Acquisition. My exceptional work ethic, the ability to excel at new roles and a firm commitment to organizational objectives makes me the ideal candidate for roles in HR Management, Business Process (Operations) Management, and Business Process / Change Management positions.

Career Highlights

80% Assignments/Projects completed on time and on budget

8 Change Management/Best Practices plans fully formulated and launched

20 custom Training Programs created, documented and delivered

Most Go Live weeks experienced minimal disruptions due to robust training and well-planned Change Management


Newbury Consulting Group

A boutique consulting firm that addresses the needs of the staffing industry

Sr. Business Analyst Project Manager

September 2013 – Present

Invited by Newbury President to return after 2-year absence

Completed 15 Full Cycle System Implantations of ATS and Onboarding Systems with aggressive timelines/budgets

Maximized system adaption through successful change management and training development/delivery

Minimal go-live business disruptions by executing thorough unit, user and parallel testing, along with robust custom learning experiences designed and delivered

Achieved new revenue by facilitating ATS/Onboarding System Selection services and Business Process Improvement/Best Practices services


A professional staffing firm specializing in Technology and Finance/Accounting services

Sr. Functional Analyst / Testing Lead

August 2011 – August 2013

Recruited by Project Manager for a return engagement to assist with PeopleSoft upgrade effort due to successful previous contract via Newbury

Augmented functional support for PeopleSoft 8.9 production system in modules Billing AR AP EX GL Project Costing Customer Contracts Pay/Bill Supply Chain Staffing Front Office Inventory Purchasing

Created functional and technical requirements for Billing Module to support process improvements and PeopleSoft 9.1 upgrade

Led UAT testing effort during PeopleSoft 9.1 upgrade

Newbury Consulting Group

Sr. Business Analyst Sr. Test Analyst

July 2006 – August 2011

Hired by Newbury founding partners during a Westaff consulting engagement with founding partner

Participated in full cycle implementation and upgrades of PeopleSoft ERP systems in modules: HCM Payroll Time & Labor BI AR AP EX GL Project Costing Customer Contracts Pay/Bill Staffing Front Office Inventory Purchasing

Invited to participate in return engagements by multiple clients (KFORCE, Staffmark, Spherion, Snelling)

Detailed data conversion mappings

Gathered requirements and documented ATS to accounting/payroll integrations

Designed, documented and developed client custom reports


A workforce management solutions partner

QA Manager / Project Manager

March 2000 – August 2006

Internal Project Manager for PeopleSoft 8.8 implementation with milestones achieved on time/budget

Implemented Westaff custom designed and built ATS system with zero business interruptions via highly successful test strategy, training and change management programs

Spearheaded Westaff’s QA department by defining test standards, acquired testing tools and hiring qualified test resources

Professional Education

University of the Pacific

HRCi certification in progress

Project Management Academy – San Francisco

PM Basic Certificate – August 2004

Tools Utilized

MS Office Suite MS Visio MS Project MS Publisher PL/SQL Google Docs

MS Windows Mac OSX Unix/HPUX Apple IOS Android

PeopleSoft HCM / FMS / SCM / PeopleTools Lawson Financials 3rd Party ATS and Onboarding

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