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Engineer Manager

Bogota, Colombia
November 08, 2018

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MSc. Electrical Engineer ALEXIS R. TARRIFA A.


(Mobile) 573*********

IT Operations Manager – Business Continuity Manager - IT Manager – CIO – CTO 30+ years of International Experience in:

Implementation and Operation of advanced IT Applications, Telecommunications and IT Infrastructure. Digital transformation design and execution. Lead multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. Solve complex IT problems. Develop and promote Corporate Policies and standardization. Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Budget/Cost control and planning. Stakeholder Prioritization and negotiation. International projects Experience working as part of the Information Systems directors team in business of Oil and Gas Industry, Finance, Banks, Chemical, Technical and Customer Support organizations.

Professional Experience

Advanced IT Consulting Services

Chief Operations Officer February 2018 - now

Responsible of company standardization, digital transformation and business growth. We have implemented Microsoft Office and Dynamics CRM 365 to provide Digital Services for our users and customers.

Taxadmin SAS

Chief Technology and Operations Officer

July 2017 - now

Entrepreneurship Project. Responsible for market research and development products for transport industry. Using low cost and innovative solutions the company have growth 35% Frontera Energy (Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp.)

June 2008 – June 2017

Responsible to operate and optimize all IT platforms such automatization, applications, telecommunications and infrastructure. Stablish and maintain the service key performance indicator at 99%. Create and manage the Business Continuity area. Our key performance indicator was 99.6% of availability for all the IT Services. Included all oil and gas aplications, Rockwell autonation, ERP SAP and Microsoft platforms. We develop a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multi country team, included all it consultants to obtain a result oriented team and making the company a great place to work. Responsible to implement and implement all the projects related to the ISO 22301 - Societal security -- Business continuity management systems across all the company. In the first year we obtain more than a quarter million dollars in insurance savings. Responsible to provide and implement all the projects related Computing and Telecom services for the company with new technologies and applications. Assuming the Digital Transformation lead role to Improve versatility and efficiency in the whole IT services including BI dashboard for the main areas of the company. We optimize the IT budget in 30% for all IT service contracts keeping the business`s compromised service level. Managed the growth of 500 users to 11.000 users across Latin America, Canada, USA and Europe keeping the SLA accorded with the business. Dell Computer Corp

Sales Representative

April 2002 – May 2008

Responsible of attend Global Accounts companies in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Panama. Specialized in sales and technical consulting. First and main point of contact with Dell Corp. Perform a Sales revenue growth of 15% year after year. Last annual quote was 14 usd million. Many international prices and selected as international consulting sales coach. Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas

Master University Teacher

January 2004 – June 2006

Industrial Network Telecommunications Teacher. This was a new area in the post graduate school at the U. Automatization and communications was joined to educate the students according with the technology.

ExxonMobil Corporation

Boar of Director Member - International ́s Assignment – Information Systems Manager June 1992 – October 2001

Responsible to provide and implement and implement all the projects related to all computing and Telecom services for 1100 users. Board of Directors Member. Implement international technological projects of Computing, Telecommunications, Rockwell and Foxboro automation, Microsoft, Schlumberger, Landmark, service outsourcing, ERP SAP, ERP JDE, cloud services, IBM, Dell, HP and Sun plarforms. In Venezuela we create and IT department to support 1000 users. Executing 100 million dollars budget with 5% of savings in the contracted services. For Latin America we implement a private telecommunications network mixing microwaves, satellite systems, fiber optics and private service vendors to provide service to 15 remote locations with 800 users. Project on time and budget. Lloyds TSB Bank

Telecommunications Supervisor

September 1991 – June 1992

Provide support and maintain the telecommunications systems for voice and data. Install the data network and security communications systems to handle the financial information. Implement a regional network for Colombia offices integrated with USA and UK platforms. Project executed on time and budget with 0 network intrusions, 100% reliable secure network.


Telecommunication’s Field Support Engineer

February 1991 – September 1991

Install and maintain telecommunications systems. Trainer and network designer. Technical project manager for the National Government Network – Registraduria Nacional. Vicomputo - Unisys

Field Support Engineer

March 1989 – August 1989

Installation and maintenance of Unisys PC ́s, Unix, DOS, Windows and Remote Teller Machines. Banks projects and financial institutions support. DO – RE Creativa TV

Maintenance Engineer

August 1988 – January 1989

Design, install and maintain the production and post-production TV systems. Technical team Manager. Negotiate SLA with business area.

Hernando J. Ahumada S.A.

Laboratory Engineer

August 1987 – may 1988

Maintenance of chemical and control units. Assigned to provide support in Dow Chemical – Cartagena Colombia.


Master in Telecom/Computing (Teleinformatica) – U. Distrital Fco Jose de Caldas, 1998 BS, Electrical Engineer - U. Distrital F. Jose de Caldas, 1991 Technical in Computer Programming – APS 1984

Oil and Gas International Business Management – U. de Los Andes 2012 Technology Management – U. de Los Andes, 1995

Cobol Systems Programmer – IPSIS. 1983

Languages: Spanish (native), English.

Other technical, management and personal development courses. More than 1000 hours of training in ITI, PM, Cobit, Cisco, IBM, Dell, Contract`s negotiation, Customer Service, ISO 22301, Business Continuity, Risk Analysis, DRP,BCMM, Corporate Government, BSI, HSEQ, Safety, Finance.

Outstanding Recognition

- Business Continuity Pacific Corporate Implementation International ISACA recognition 2016

- Team Worker and Knowledge multiplicator Pacific 2016

- Team Work Dell Prize – 2006

- Execution and Project Management Presidential Prize at Mobil – 1995

- IEEE Senior member

- Gartner Executive Member

Other prizes and recognition in different areas.

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