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Manager of I/T

Beacon Falls, CT
November 27, 2018

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Technology leader skilled in prioritizing technology initiatives including the comprehensive evaluation, deployment and management of current and future technologies.

Develops and implements strategic plans meeting the growth needs of the business.

Proven business acumen in budgeting and financial oversight, vendor management and building executive team relationships by clearly combining and presenting business and technical objectives.

Hands on technical leadership of business analysts’/project managers, maintain communications with stakeholders, clients and senior executives.

Perform technical sales presentations to perspective customers.

IT systems and software. Evaluates and procures new hardware and software to meet company needs.

Responsible for all aspects of (including subsidiaries) information technology infrastructure and systems.


Applications: RFID, WEB, Bar-coding, JD-Edwards, American Software,, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Office Suite, IBM Image Plus, IBM Query Language, Microsoft Server, Data Mirror, Microsoft SQL Enterprise Manager, Novell, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft FrontPage, Profound-UI, Great Plains Financial Software, Microsoft Exchange, CRM, ERP systems, Sales Force CRM, IBM System I, IBM O/S

operating system, IBM AS/400, IBM Power8, DB2 Relational database, Server Virtualization Technology.

Languages: Microsoft.NET, Assembler, COBOL, HTML, SQL, BASIC, PHP, Cold Fusion, IBM Query, RPGILE, CL, XML, HTML5, Restful API’s


Data Driven Technology Solutions, Shelton, Ct. 2014 – Present

Strategic Technology Consulting, Information Technology Consulting and Warehouse Management System Implementations.

Technology assessments including business continuity planning.

Highly skilled in managing and directing technical staff to ensure projects are completed in-scope and within budget guidelines

Technical Project Manager & Consultant (Emory & Georgia Tech Universities (client account)

Technical Project Lead for 7 million item WMS managing 15 staff members running on an IBM Power8 system.

Evaluate customer needs and develop technical solutions to present to the Board of Directors

Write technical specifications for programmers and develop controlled testing plan with statement of work

Configure and set-up numerous workstations and Zebra bar-code printers to handle large volume ingest of product

Manage and direct weekly video conference to update stakeholders and review detailed project plan.

Develop random testing methodology to validate system accuracy.

Customized new real-time bar-code scanning devices to sufficiently alert operator should a wrong bar-code been scanned.

Implemented real-time performance graphical reports to alert supervisor on daily productivity.

Reduced inventory replenishment cycle by setting up more efficient pick zones.

WILLIAM B MEYER, INC., Stratford, CT 1997 - 2014

Vice President – CIO (2001-2014)

Large logistics company offering nine separate business services that include; United Van Lines - Household Moving, Office Relocation, Records Management, Order Fulfillment, Library Relocation, Industrial Rigging, Specialized Logistics, Warehousing/Inventory Control, Home Delivery

Vice President – CIO (2001-2014)

Large logistics company offering nine separate business services that include; United Van Lines - Household Moving, Office Relocation, Records Management, Order Fulfillment, Library Relocation, Industrial Rigging, Specialized Logistics, Warehousing/Inventory Control, Home Delivery

Perform technical sales presentations to perspective customers

Responsible for ensuring that information technology remains a competitive advantage for the company, internally and externally.

Manages the business relationship between Information Technology and nine strategic business unit executives.

Key player in all merger and acquisitions assuring seamless integrations.

Recommends and implements information technology strategies, policies, and procedures.

Develops technology department strategic plans and future roadmaps.

Responsible for Information Technology forecasting and budgeting.

Evaluates the organizational market trends and anticipates future competitive technologies.

Developed competitive technology solutions resulting in increased revenue streams for all business units.

Designed and led IT team to modernize legacy RPG programs to take advantage of the new GUI front-end presentation layer for a more user friendly and familiar look.

Developed Mobile Applications that enabled sales force efficiencies.

Advised and led the I/T technical team consisting of RPGILE programmers, PHP, ColdFusion, Microsoft LAN administrators, Help desk team and various consultants with specifications, design advice and architecture platforms efficiencies.

The architect of the firm’s Business Continuity Plan and advanced High Availability center.

Implemented change management process with technical department reviews and back out procedures should issues occur.

Installed MPLS VOIP telephone system connecting all locations seamlessly, eliminating redundant departments and providing annual communications cost savings of 40%.

Designed and implemented real-time RF based on-line application warehouse management system reducing inventory and promoting accountability, company-wide.

Gathered and assessed needs from internal business units; created custom solutions to advance market share. (e.g., Electronic Data Capture, Customer Web Portals, Business Intelligence Dashboards, On-line tracking and Chain of Custody detail.)

Designed and implemented company Order Fulfillment System

Implemented Help Desk Ticketing system to ensure all issues were solved and communicated back to our users regularly.

Director Information Technology (1997-2001)

Created a strategic technical plan standardizing software and hardware systems to enable cross training and reduce technical support requirements and overall costs.

Analyze, design, test, and evaluate network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), Internet, intranet, and other data communications systems.

Responsible for the design of the Inventory Locator system in use at each William B. Meyer facility

Automated previously manual, time-consuming processes to drive gains in data tracking/accuracy, workgroup efficiency and profitability.

Developed and led full e-Commerce direction that increased company visibility and revenue stream.

ETHAN ALLEN GLOBAL – Danbury, CT 1982 – 1997

Technical Services Director (1987-1997)

$700 million home Furnishings Company with 300 business locations and several manufacturing and warehouse facilities, worldwide.

Managed I/T with 28 technical personnel operating on a 24/7 basis supporting corporate and remote facilities. Provided technical support and guidance for entire infrastructure consisting of 300 retail stores, 28 manufacturing and distribution centers domestic and international.

Responsible for all Communications systems, Operations, Quality Control, Technical Support and Help Desk services.

Led conversion from old legacy mainframe systems to new ERP system (JDEdwards) and a more reliable hardware platform to the IBM AS/400 platform.

Converted to new frame-relay communications network resulting in significant network cost reductions and more reliable functionality.

Designed and tested full Business Continuity plan to exceed outside auditor requirements and produce a high availability system in the event of a system failure.

Upgraded and installed new operating systems and applications to enable all departments to utilize technology in their business process on the new IBM AS/400 platform.

Created automated daily stats report that reduced errors and is now used by records associates organization-wide.

Introduced IVR voice systems to allow customer orders to be placed 24 x 7 without the need of a customer service associate. This increased order accuracy and volume and lowered dedicated personnel costs.

Installed document imaging/workflow application to reduce paper and increase productivity.

Senior Systems Programmer (1982-1987)

Developed online Assembler programs to automate and verify critical data backups.

Designed and wrote communication systems to transmit data from remote manufacturing and distribution centers nation-wide.

Installed new versions of operating systems to implement new features and functions.

Installed, updated and supported new technical hardware and software at all locations


Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Architect

Corporate Strategy, AMA 2012

Corporate Innovation, AMA 2013

Post University – Waterbury, CT Business Management Graduate

Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT Computer Science

Port Chester High School – New York, Graduate

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