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Senior Technology Project Manager

Edison, NJ
April 13, 2016

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Senior Technology Project Manager

Recognized for directing change management initiatives requiring fast-paced execution

Comprehensive background managing projects, financials, vendors and organizational changes for a multi-million dollar technology organizations, including implementing infrastructure projects requiring an understanding of technologies, attention to detail and team-building expertise within financial service industry. Demonstrated building quality relationships with customers and upper management as well as valuable partnerships by leveraging exceptional communication skill and facilitating networking. Known as a quick learner, absorbing new information into an ever-evolving organizational and financial landscape.

Expertise includes:

Global Project Planning and Management

Project Financial Cost Planning

Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Budget Development

Financial Reporting


Human Resources Management

Staff Training and Development

Employment Interviewing and Hiring

Vendor Relationship Management

MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Vision

Oracle Business Intelligence

Professional Experience

METLIFE, Somerset, NJ April 2000 to November 2015

Senior Architect, Office of Enterprise Architecture, 2005 to 2015

Oversaw project and financial management of information technology deliverables.

Implemented global website for Enterprise to gather/store/retrieve all technology architecture materials for use by application developers, engineers, project managers and architects.

Managed installation of new enterprise software, supporting global architecture community.

Owned accounting, forecasting and strategic vendor planning for architecture group.

Ensured positive vendor relationships by effectively assessing vendor products/services.

Worked with Human Resources and upper management, implementing various change management initiatives.

Corporate Systems Release Manager, 2003 to 2005

Managed and coordinated over 100 monthly application and infrastructure changes for MetLife’s internal systems.

Established first Corporate Release Calendar, identifying and managing change control process.

Implemented control procedures, avoiding collisions with multiple software changes.

Developed set of comprehensive tracking processes, monitoring software releases.

Collaborated with all project managers in Corporate Systems, sharing installation information for group.

Manager, Common Development Environment, 2002 to 2003

Led team of technologists in establishing MetLife’s first Internet/Intranet non-production testing environment.

Developed and implemented complex WebSphere applications on multiple platforms.

Ensured network, system and data availability and integrity through preventative maintenance and upgrades.

Supervised and directed 4-technical direct reports regarding installation and environment activities.

Monitored network performance, providing statistical reports for both real-time and historical measurements.

Quality Assurance Project Manager, 2000 to 2002

Guided team in performance, unit and regression testing of and Hyatt Legal applications.

Coached and mentored staff members; conducted performance assessments and compensation actions.

Worked closely with developers, internal customers and testing team members to develop technical solutions.

Interfaced with business analysts and technical support to determine the best testing requirements.

Additional Experience

KPMG (Bearing Point) Consulting – New York, NY

Senior Consultant

Worked with various corporate clients providing project management for Year 2000 (Y2K) testing and coordination

Met regularly with clients to ensure optimal customer satisfaction.

Learned the businesses of various clients to provide direction and guidance for their Y2K preparations.


Assistant Vice President, Mutual Fund Accounting Systems

Managed a group of systems developers in translation of accounting needs into technical requirements.

Led communication with stakeholders regarding functionality of accounting software.

Coached and mentored 6 staff members, including performance reviews and salary actions.


Manager, Quality Assurance, Investment Accounting

Directed planning, budgeting, vendor selection and quality assurance efforts for new investment software

Established and maintained vendor relationship for large, complex vendor software package.

Completed performance reviews for 5 staff members, offering praise and recommendations for improvement.

Defined clear targets and objectives for group; communicated to team members and management.

Directed quality assurance efforts, minimizing defects going into production, satisfying internal accountants.


Master of Business Administration (MBA): International Business

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Hackensack, NJ

Bachelor of Arts (BA): Economics/Accounting

Rutgers College, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

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