Vince R. Brown, MBA
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Skilled IT Project Manager with experience deploying multi-million-dollar global initiatives within numerous industries. Success managing multicultural, multi-disciplined, and remote cross functional teams. Key contributor to the architecture of solutions. Leverages Big Four experience to increase productivity with repeatable and sustainable results.
Project Management Expertise
Over 10 years managing large, complex, multi-million global projects
Managed AMS resources deploying a global SAP project to multiple countries. These
resources were used for development, deployment, and hyper-care
Service Delivery Manager using AMS off-shore resources for an internal global roll-out project for over 100 countries. SLAs, SLOs development, and break-fix
Established Regional Centers of Excellences (COEs) using AMS resources
Coordinated phased deliverables communications across multiple time zones
CPG (Beverage, Makeup, Cigarettes)
Local Government (City, County)
SharePoint; Service Now
ERP: SAP Finance (FI), Travel and Expense (T&E), Controlling (CO)
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project
VK Brown Financial Services Atlanta, GA 07/17– Now
Guide consulting services for finance & operations projects. Manage client services delivery; promote integrated service solutions for clients across diverse industry sectors.
EY (Ernest & Young) Alpharetta, GA 07/16 – 06/17
Service Delivery Manager
Managed the quality assurance and production support segment of a highly complex $550M global internal SAP deployment project for a multinational professional services firm. Directed project efforts of up to 12 IBM Application Management Services (AMS) non-centralized offshore resources. Tracked reported issues until resolved to achieve support goals. SAP modules included Finance (FI), General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP), and Travel and Expense (T&E) across four countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and South Africa). Represented proposed enhancements to the review board for approval, funding, and prioritization. Collaborated with members of the PMO to develop project plans.
Prevented production errors by running secondary validation tests of fixes before roll-out
VK Brown Financial Services Atlanta, GA 01/15 – 06/16
Consulting Director / COO
Provided consulting services including program management, finance, operations, IT integration, and business process re-engineering on behalf of an innovative business consulting firm. Clients included small businesses and local governments. Partnered with other professional services firms. Led quality assurance while directing daily operations to manage resources and ensure quality.
Won repeat client business by exceeding client expectations
iGate 04/14 – 11/14 TE Atlanta, GA 04/14 – 11/14
Managed a multi-million project, handled client relationships, and served as solutions architect for the key account GE Power, an American energy engineering company on behalf of an IT services company and division of Capgemini Group. Led the US phase of the global design, configuration, and implementation of SAP FICO as well as integration with legacy systems and other SAP modules (supply chain, sales & distribution, and HR). Hiring manager for up to 12 non-centralized off-shore resources and coordinator of 7 additional client and consultant resources responsible for project deliverables. Leveraged PMI methodologies (based upon PMBOK). Served as member of the project leadership team along with stakeholders and members of the GE Energy PMO.
Intersect Group Atlanta, GA 04/13 – 08/13
Global Solution Leader – Contract with Coca Cola Corporate
Program managed a portfolio of diverse IT projects for a multinational beverage corporation. Partnered with project managers to develop project plans and present to the Steering Committee for approval. Identified, negotiated with, and selected resource vendors on RFPs. Ensured effective communications and team coordination with Delivery Managers, Solution Architects, and contractors to design and provide cost-effective solutions to meet business requirements. Complied with governance reporting.
Managed projects ranging from $55k to $2M including: implementation of Open Text, application release management system implementation, upgrade of SAP BPC portfolio, tool and vendor evaluations, scheduling and tracking of internal audits, and testing of Wall Street treasury software
HCL Axon Atlanta, GA 03/12 – 04/13
Managed SAP implementation projects with up to 6 cross-functional consultants on behalf of a business transformation consultancy. Led system testing of business scenarios, conducted end-user training, delivered post go-live support, and leveraged expertise to provide problem-solving guidance with end-users and technicians. Directed design workshops and coordinated output document review sessions.
Served as Solution Architect for the implementation of SAP FICO for a low cost airline
Led project to implement SAP ECC 6.0 modules for a global appliance manufacturer
Deloitte Consulting Atlanta, GA 01/11 – 03/12
Provided expertise for securing new business and managed projects on behalf of the consulting division of a Big Four accounting firm. Conducted client assessments and assisted with the development of client proposals which included project scope and project tasks. Recruited and mentored staff.
Managed the SAP FICO implementation at an American petroleum and natural gas company
IBM Atlanta, GA 10/02 – 12/10
Senior Managing Consultant
Planned and managed projects, directed project teams of up to 30 technical consultants and external resources responsible for implementing FICO modules of SAP at Fortune 500 firms on behalf of a leading multinational technology company. Services including international implementation, business process transformation, data conversion, integration with other functional areas, and assimilation of best practices. Resource management included recruiting, staff development, conducting new hire SAP training, and performance reviews. Served as trusted advisor to clients. Managed project budgets,
Led the SAP team implementing new functionality and complex Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements and Forms (RICEFs) for two companies: a multinational telecommunications equipment company and the largest US cigarette manufacturer
Served as SAP FICO team lead and SME on a $300M project to develop global standards and roll-out SAP ECC 6.0 for a multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation. Established three global Center of Excellences (COE) for maintaining the integrity of the system
Managed the global SAP Finance deployment project (GL, FA, PS, PC, COPA, CCA, and Tax) with up to 25 team members for an American manufacturer of prestige makeup and fragrance products
Other experience includes Principal Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Independent Consultant for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Assistant Accounting Manager and Senior Financial Analyst for Siemens Energy & Automation.
Masters of Business Administration, University of Dallas Dallas, TX
BS, Business Management, Florida A & M University Tallahassee, FL