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.
Global Project Planning and Management
Project Financial Cost Planning
Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Human Resources Management
Staff Training and Development
Employment Interviewing and Hiring
Vendor Relationship Management
MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Vision
Oracle Business Intelligence
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 MyMetLife.com 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.
KPMG (Bearing Point) Consulting – New York, NY
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.
BANK OF NEW YORK – New York, NY
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.
PRUDENTIAL – Newark, NJ
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