Senior Technology Executive Profile
Senior IT Professional • Technology/Financial Solutions Architect
Respected technology and project management executive with distinguished career leading complex, challenging IT initiatives for industry-leading firm. Repeated success guiding highly skilled, cross-functional teams in the design, development, and launch of leading-edge technology solutions and processes. Effective analyst, problem solver, and communicator able to forge solid relationships and build consensus across multiple organizational levels.
Core competencies include:
Project Planning & Scheduling
Regulatory Compliance Management
IT & Corporate Policy Development
Vendor Contract/Negotiation Oversight
Enterprise-Wide Systems Integration
Team Building, Mentoring & Leadership
Business Process Reengineering
Strategic Business/Technology Planning
Problem Solving & Change Management
Corporate Security Compliance Oversight
Register Tapes Unlimited (RTUI) – Houston, TX
Director of Technology Administration (Jan, 2010 – September 2015)
Register Tapes Unlimited is a marketing/sales company for major supermarkets throughout the US and Canada. As the Director of Technology, my goal is to advance technology in a manner that reduces fixed cost and drives additional revenue to the corporate balance sheet. Additionally, I’m responsible for the help desk, engineering efforts, server environment (Windows) and Open Source, Programming (web and internal intranet), our Accounting system (Microsoft Greatplains), Avaya Phone system, and 30 branch locations.
Reduced the Microsoft GP/CRM (ERP) decrease expense cost by 50% with redesign processes that streamlined workflow issues within Accounting and other departments
Designed and implemented GP/CRM custom ERP system
Deployed Avaya’s VoIP solution removing all requirements for POTs and dedicated Analog lines. This advancement reduces our Analog cost by $6,000/month…
Completed a relocation of the corporate office to a new business within 4 months
Cut telecom and data circuit cost by 50% over the last 12 months with XO and other vendors
Resolved electrical power and work stoppage issues by designing and deployment UPS and Generator based solutions
Deploy LED Lighting infrastructure throughout our buildings cutting energy requirements significantly
Deploy an Exchange 2013 DAG solution for 1200 plus users
Deployed Corporate Smart-Application for Merchant/Sales initiatives
Developed our in house MapPoint Solution for managing Grocery Store Inventory
Completely redesigned our Electrical and A/C environments reducing building outages for power and storm issues
Deployed New Generation Mobile Websites for Corporate Business
Fanfare Media Works (FMW) - Valencia, CA
Vice President of Technology Administration (2007 – 2010)
Fanfare is a marketing/sales company for major supermarket; we work with local businesses to assist them in advertising their products within supermarkets. As the VP of Technology, my primary responsibility is to create opportunities to amplify corporate revenue. Additionally from a senior executive perspective, I ensure we continue to enhance technology, work to cut costs in all aspects of the business and to automate business processes where cost, employee morale, and customer satisfaction is the driving measurement.
Currently responsible for all technology processes (help desk, engineering, AS/400 business services, application and website development, Microsoft server operations, technology deployment, operational financial direction in all lines of business, and overall business advancement processes. My group supports eight domains and four corporate websites. We support 23 branch offices from California to Maine, which includes technology and telecom aspects.
Reduced operating expenses in 2007 by 28%, and eventually reducing another 45% through contract negotiations and process improvements.
Redesign the entire corporate and branch networks, which reduced cost and frustrations. We were able to reduce hardware, software, and yearly maintenance agreements while maintaining or enhance the environment.
Living in a harsh economy has required technology groups to work closely with business operations. I implemented a paper-less payroll process within our JDE application that reduced paper cost for this process by 68% annually.
Working with AT&T, Verizon, and various (smaller) carriers, we reduced the telecom annual expense by 41%.
Currently we are redesigning our RPG (AS/400) custom business application. The primary goal is to move away from an expensive AS/400 to a client-server environment based on .NET 3.5 technologies. I utilize my local team and remote programmers to maintain a cost ratio that ensures we are within budget and the project isn’t prematurely cancelled due to cost considerations. Additionally, we are upgrading our JDE One World Xe environment to a client-server web-based version that will ultimately lead to real time data manipulation and on-time delivery of business data and logic.
Dana Capital Group, Inc., Irvine, CA
Vice President of Technology Administration/Operational Manager (2004 – 2007)
Currently responsible for all technology processes (help desk, application development and deployment, Microsoft server operations, technology deployment, operational financial direction, and overall business development. The IT group supports 1500 offices throughout the US in technology build out decisions, application deployment, central Avaya VoIP PBX, web application upgrades/change management/deployment, and Vendor contract/negotiation oversight. The goal is to reduce operating expenses while increasing employee and customer contentment.
Reduced operating expenses in 2005 by 35%, and eventually reducing another 60% through 2006/07.
Implemented Avaya’s Enterprise VoIP solution within 3 months to 40 branch offices
Refocused technology initiative to help reduce overall FTE head-count by 15% while maintaining high accountability via our KPI scores
Redesigned corporate website with efficiencies that helped increase overall customer satisfaction
Implemented paper-less technology that reduced back-office expenses by 40% annually
Restructured Medical plan that ultimately reduced employee contributions by $150/month.
Established a technology team that reduced helpdesk calls by 35%, increase branch satisfaction using technology by 42%.
Worked on design efforts that reduced Mortgage legal exposure on items like initial disclosures, excessive fees, and unlicensed activities. These efforts reduced the overall fine payouts by 40% over two-years.
ORANGE COUNTY TEACHERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Orange, CA
Vice President – Technology Operations/Finance (2002 – 2004)
Direct all technology functions, including help desk, application deployment and support, engineering, server operations, infrastructure, ATM topology-corporate telecommunications, and computer operations. Manage financial functions, including $10 million budget for corporate and business initiatives. Coordinate and oversee average of 20 corporate projects concurrently. Utilize “employee empowerment” management style to encourage performance improvement and cooperation within diverse group of team members.
Maintained excellent uptime and performance record for technology systems and components, resulting in optimal levels of business continuity. Implemented manual-to-automated conversions for operational processes.
Oversaw deployment of 52 ATMs and SUS-patch management. Supervised upgrades to Exchange 2003, IVR system, Server supporting Free Bill Pay, and 30 ATM routers.
Directed implementation of Vision Server Farm, change control process, and P670s into production using SAN.
Led team to achieve cost savings in multiple areas, including the following:
Estimated Current Year Savings
Estimated Current Year % Improvement
5-Yr Maintenance Plan (p670s)
SBC Pay Phones
SBC ATM 10MB Frame
HEALTHNET, Woodland Hills, CA
Director of Technology Administration (1999 – 2002)
Oversaw Desktop Support, Help Desk, Windows NT Server Environment (40 servers), Application Support tasks, Operations, and corporate projects. Scheduled and monitored project work for teams traveling to different locations.
Ensured minimal disruptions for executive management team and directed programming and operational business units to surpass expectations.
Supported Southern Technology Infrastructure for main site and 30 remote branches
Managed Change Control for the Southern California Project Team
SELECT DATA, Anaheim, CA
Director of IT & Programming (1997 – 1999)
Managed Intranet/Internet based Medical compliance application and 24x7 help desk, along with supporting IT personnel. Oversaw current and future deployments and advancements of compliance web application. Additionally monitored daily administrative duties, including executive meetings to determine company goals and expected expenditures over upcoming fiscal year.
Provide guidance and mentoring for programmers and support personnel to continue in professional development and achieve next level of advancement using current technologies.
AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE COMPANY, Orange, CA
LAN Manager (1993 – 1997)
In charge of LAN Network, 209 Novell File Servers, and 20 NT Servers. Managed full cycle of network and system integrity projects affecting entire corporation. Supervised, trained, and evaluated staff of 5 employees and 20 contractors forming core for Tech level 3 support.
Provided hands-on leadership for successful efforts in troubleshooting LAN and WAN problems, installing network and standalone workstations, maintaining Compaq Server, and upgrading Server/PC workstations.
Education & Credentials
UNIVERSITY OF BERKLEY, MI • Master of Science – Computer Science (1997)
Certification: Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)
Associations: Project Management Institute • Toastmasters International
Intel, Apple/Macintosh, Solaris, IBM Mid-range pSeries, Barracuda Routers (F600), Barracuda Spam Filter (F400), DELL Switches 6248P, Force 10, Avaya, DELL M1000e Blade Environment, VMware 6.0, Ruckus Wireless, CudaEye Security System, Velocity Building Security.
VMware vSphere full services, Microsoft Windows (all versions) including Vista, Microsoft Server (Active Directory), UNIX, Mac OS Yosemite integration with Active Directory.
.Net C#, Visual Basic, MTS/COM+, VBScript, HTML, Java, Visual Scripting, SSL-3, Triple-DES, Smart Applications, All Web Development including Smart Application development.
Avaya VoIP, Windows (DNS, DHCP, Wins), WAN Topologies, BES, VPN, SSL.
Microsoft Project, Office 2013 and below, Exchange 2013 DAG environment, SQL (current), IIS, Web Programming, Altiris, NetIQ, Comverse, Symposium and Avaya (PBX), Network Management applications, Windows 2012, Microsoft Endpoint Corporate deployment (System Center).