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Director of Information Technology

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
November 08, 2018

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Allison Maggs ***** Taylor St. NE Blaine, MN 55434 Cell: 208-***-****

Director of Information Technology

Director of Information Technology

Provided technical leadership, innovation, and talent to solidify organization’s position making it a highly valued, highly respected and remarkably profitable in its marketspace.

Innovative Global IT Senior Leader with special expertise in acquisitions and divestitures, diverse industry verticals, business process engineering, business analysis, and project management with the ability to drive change and transformation through trust leadership, commitment and execution resulting in reduced overhead, high-performing teams and efficient and effective solutions. Unique, collaborative leadership, communication and team-building style that propels performance and sustains accelerated growth. Consistent achievement in integrations of acquisitions, and guiding executives to business and financial success through technological excellence, and supporting users. Superior at translating complex ideas and concepts into understandable and actionable plans.

Technology & Organizational Leadership Expertise

Technology Leadership &Innovation Strategic Planning & Global Business Development

Senior Leadership &Business Management B2B Technology solutions & Enterprise wide systems

SAP Business Architecture and Design Process design & re-engineering

Acquisitions & Divestitures High performance teams

Risk Management &Mitigation Project &Portfolio Management

Professional Experience

Horizontal Integration, ShoreView, MN November 2017 to Current

Principal Project/Program Manager

Managing multiple multi-million-dollar projects and programs

EVOLVE IT -Windows 10 project. Horizon View Pilot

1PC Pilot Program Manager -1PC Global

3M, Maplewood, MN July 2017 to November 2017

Principal Consultant SAP

Master Data design and Salesforce integration Strategy and Blueprint

Vista Outdoor, Anoka, MN 2016 to 2017

Sr. Manager SAP

Drove M&A integration of $450M sporting company into the Vista Outdoor active portfolio.

Lead SAP team in integration strategy including testing, technical spec library creation, staffing strategy, and long term ERP strategy for entire portfolio integration into SAP ECC.

In this role, conversion strategy, staffing strategies, annual budgeting, documentation, testing, and integration testing were primary for the acquisition project. Other strategies included a 2-tier strategy to link different SAP products across disparate industries, and advising on long-term ERP strategy.

Phillips and Temro Industries, Eden Prairie, MN 2012 to 2016

Director of Information Technology

Drove re-engineering of global network architecture to stabilize and enable growth of $45M in acquisition activity.

Member of 6 member leadership team and key contributor to strategic planning and direction, organic and inorganic growth. Delivered presentations to ownership and other stakeholders.

As Director of Information technologies, including, SAP software design, systems administration, network engineering, data center, and all technology evaluation and acquisition efforts. Leverage expertise to drive efficiencies, build high performance teams and improve and enable overall architecture. Direct a staff of 8 and $3.2M annual budget.

Positioned company and technology for 50-80% continued growth in revenue over next 3-5 years

Maintained 99.98% uptime for 3 years, even during major marketing campaigns that spiked traffic 35%

Orchestrated successful network expansion into China and UK increasing speed and reliability

Architected failover and redundancy throughout all levels of the system. Improved infrastructure by virtualizing servers and implementing SAN to enhance integrity.

Designed and implemented SAP solutions to accelerate transactional processing and create business efficiencies

Business and systems integration Director for acquisitions and divestitures

Standardized global architecture reducing costs annually by $50k and creating integration template

Navarre Corporation, New Hope, MN 2011-2012

Sr. SAP Consultant – FICO – Acquisitions and Divestitures

Enabled successful system integration of acquisition target

Following recommendation to proceed with acquisition, given full autonomy for revitalizing, expanding and strengthening all internal IT resources. Partnered with key executives to identify opportunities and develop technologies responsive to changing consumer purchasing patterns and dynamics.

Managed recruitment effort to source new hires

Designed systematic tool to control inventory and product pricing

Evaluated and proposed technology innovation and potential.

Managed internal SAP team and global external resources

Mosaic, Plymouth, MN 2009-2011

Sr. SAP FICO Analyst – Finance, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Treasury

Spearheaded development and execution of financial solutions and systems.

Streamlined currency conversion, external reporting, and back office technologies and processes to reduce headcount and improve overall financial operational efficiency.

Managed global teams with desperate goals to successfully complete projects

Coached and developed SAP personnel

Designed and implemented Finance solutions as well as third party solutions to support the Financial organization globally

Coldwater Creek, Sandpoint, ID 2004-2009

Financial Systems Manager

Following selection of SAP ERP system, served as a subject matter expert in global system design and implementation.

Managed team of 30 individuals in Finance while implementing SAP for $1B global organization.

Managed diverse team comprised of technical and business professionals and outside contractors

Managed corporate financial functional activities and systems design team

Education and Professional Activities

B.S. Capella University, 2014 Summa Cum Laude, Management and Leadership concentration in Project Management

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1994 Education

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