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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
November 02, 2018

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Innovative and collaborative product development leader with a track record of aligning business needs with technology solutions to deliver outstanding business results. Brings solutions to market by building and motivating teams of people, developing relationships with clients, partners and peers to align to strategic priorities. Builds adaptive and scalable solutions to meet the needs of individual clients to large scale multi-tenant ecosystems financial services, retail, automotive, academic and consumer goods markets.


Experienced strategic planner

Leader and mentor

Innovator and transformational thinker

Problem solver and critical thinker

Relationship builder

Proven ability to work effectively with clients, senior executives, sales, legal, vendor management, risk and internal partners

Skilled at anticipating business demands and developing effective solutions that fit today’s dynamic environment

Continuous improvement

Effective communicator and presenter

Translator between business and technology audiences


SAP Solutions including BusinessObjects Platform, Crystal Reports, WebIntelligence, Design Studio, Lumira

IBM InfoSphere (previously DataStage)

Database knowledge with MSSQL, Oracle, HANA, Exadata, Netezza

Programming knowledge with HTML, Java, JavaScript



2015 - PRESENT

Responsible for leading the Business Intelligence and Analytics product architecture functions for the Integrated Banking Solution. Daily responsibilities include working with executive leadership, product managers, development organizations, client management teams and directly with our 300+ clients to deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their strategic goals. Solutions range in focus from individual on-premise client engagements to highly scalable multi-tenant offerings including full ecosystem integrations that with core processing transactional systems, user experience channels and data warehouse components.

Most recently responsible for defining the solution set for our next generation analytics offering with new action-oriented capabilities for our existing market as well as expanding our client base outside the mid-market core banking space. This included expanded responsibilities in Product Management helping to define the vision, strategy, development execution plans and go-to-market plans.

Capabilities focused on product that can be delivered on demand in all tiers of service: DaaS, PaaS and SaaS with the following:

oAPI enablement of the data warehouse

oSelf Service Enablement of APIs

oHigh availability of a data warehouse ensuring 24x7x365 access to data

oBig Data Appliance Implementation

oCloud Storage Solution

oDelivery of a Data Discovery Workbench for clients to create/manage analytic insights

oAutomation of a predictive modeling framework allowing clients to self-service deploy

oVisualization tool selection

Founder and chairperson of the IBS Data Advisory Council specifically chartered to focus on management, usage and availability of data inside the IBS Data Warehouse.

Concurrently assisted as interim Product Manager for 14 months helping to ensure continuity of delivery, running user groups, assisting in product investment strategy and delivering business cases.

Focus on both functional and technical perspectives of solution designs.

Perform governance control functions during development cycles.

Continually improve an already highly profitable analytics business by leveraging new techniques to increase operational efficiencies and new offerings year over year.

Lead sales engagements with a unique ability to translate complex analytical and technical details into concise and understandable business statements.

Responsible for revitalizing and renegotiating strategic partnership with SAP.


2011 –2015

Promoted to manage the Business Intelligence application team and client funded engagement pipeline for the analytics department. The BI team responsibility included managing both development and operational staff. The solution was comprised of SAP BusinessObjects as the presentation tier, an Oracle Exadata as the database tier and IBM DataStage as the application tier. Managed vendor relationship with SAP. Oversaw the upgraded of BusinessObjects from 6.5 to 3.1. Worked on the plan for a 3.1 to 4.1 upgrade, which includes the introduction of dashboards and HANA. On the operations side, introduced monitoring processes to proactively manage the environment to achieve 99.95% availability. Participated in an enterprise wide security and sustainability initiative to harden operation systems and strengthen the software development life-cycle process, which resulted with the introduction of a single sign-on system integrated to an enterprise entitlement sub-system.

Managed the client funded engagement pipeline of the analytics department. Created a monthly revenue forecast and performed a profitability analysis on each engagement. Work as a liaison between the development, conversions, account management, sales and product management organizations to identify development work associated to core client conversions.


2010 - 2011

Managed the project portfolio for the Relationship Value Management (RVM) product line. Included in the portfolio was feature enhancements as well as operation remediation efforts to improve operation effectiveness of the product in anticipation of growth opportunities. Participated in developing and executing the RVM remediation plan. Scheduled strategic/funded work and defects for the RVM product line. Ensured hours spent and inventory balanced out at end of year. Collaboratively developed status reports for the product line monthly. Worked closely with product management in determining direction and product roadmap for the year. Assisted in educating various application suppliers on the functionality of the product and the role they play.


JULY 2005 –2010

Create, update, and maintain BusinessObjects universes for reporting purposes spanning various facets of the financial sector in a hosted environment. Developed ROI reports via BusinessObjects to evaluate a client’s progress against ROI model. Worked extensively with clients to identify business requirements and translate those functional requirements into technical design. Acted as a liaison between clients and technical development. Included within the engagements was building business specific data marts for relationship management and a BASEL risk management data warehouse. The technology stack for relationship management was Oracle and Netezza for the BASEL risk management warehouse.

Create, update, and maintain BusinessObjects universes for reporting and application for marketing suite. Interacted extensively with clients to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements. Supported not only the development of dashboards/ universes/reports via BusinessObjects as well as supporting the architecture/infrastructure and upgrade process. Documented software upgrade process as well as additional functionality obtained with new software version. Trained consulting team on new functionality in software. Developed standard reports to assist clients with understanding the data in the system.


MARCH 2003 – JULY 2005

Marketing Solution Provider (March 2003-July 2005)

Create, update, and maintain BusinessObjects universes for reporting and application for marketing application. Interacted extensively with clients to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements. Supported not only the development of dashboards/ universes/reports via BusinessObjects as well as supporting the architecture/infrastructure and upgrade process. Document product development/installation process for one of the two solution components.


MARCH 1999 – FEBRUARY 2003

Beverage Provider (1999-2000)

Worked on the deployment of a new sales system across suppliers which involved historical data conversion, documentation, training material development, data review and data balancing.

Vehicle Provider (2000-2001)

Revised defect tracking system via PowerBuilder to add further functionality and system checks. Converted product sales tool from an Access database to a combination of SQL statements to process data and BusinessObjects reports to mimic the legacy system, assisted in java page development for input data, and provided end user training.

Large Equipment Provider (2001-2003)

Developed presentations for management to convey project progress as well as displaying financial benefits to a client if they adopted Siebel. Researched defects identified in new development to determine root cause. Participated in training material development.

Higher Education (2003)

Created complex BusinessObjects reports to mimic existing reports from collegiate legacy system. Verified data moved into the new system’s database. Managed developers who created additional BusinessObjects reports as well as conversion activities from legacy system.





Member of SAP’s Partner Advisory Council for Analytics (2015 to Present)


Received SAP’s 2017 Pinnacle Award for innovation in Business Intelligence

Received SAP’s 2018 Pinnacle Award for Market Expansion

Founded FIS Data Advisory Council for US based Mid-market Financial Institutions.

Speaker at 2015-2018 FIS Client Conferences on Business Intelligence & Analytics: Data: Your Second Most Valuable Asset, Harness the Power of Data, and Using Advanced Analytics and Machin Learning to Drive Better Decisions.

Speaker at FIS User Groups for Integrated Banking Platform in Business Intelligence


Boys and Girls Club

Worked with management team advising on vendor management practices and directly engaged to help the organization through a challenged software rollout for youth activity management.

St. Matthias School and Parish

Volunteered to assist with various school activities over the past eight years as well as assisted over the past five years at the annual church festival.

Next Door Foundation

Tutored adults in math that were working towards their GE

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