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CIO, VP IT, IT Director

Location:
Pelham, AL
Posted:
April 24, 2016

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Randall Warnock - BSBA Information Systems

Email: acuhkg@r.postjobfree.com Pelham Alabama 35124 Telephone: 205-***-**** CIO / Director of Enterprise Systems

BSBA (Information Systems), information technology leader with more than 20 years of hands-on management experience in fulfilling critical corporate objectives, directing cross-functional teams and leading complex infrastructure technology projects from conception to deployment for organizations such as: Simply Fashion Stores, Just For Feet, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Brunos Supermarkets, and Piggly Wiggly. Most recently, serving as CIO for Simply Fashion Stores in Birmingham, Alabama with responsibility for managing 11 direct reports in transforming a company, with 300+ locations located in 25 eastern U.S. states, with no computer operations to a business with modern, feature-rich IT tools supported by a business focused IT department. Areas of Expertise

Driving Continuous Process Improvements Aligning IT to Strategic Business Objectives

Generating Sustainable Revenue Improvements Building & Leading Highly Technical Teams

Maximizing Hardware & Software Functionality Ensuring High Levels of Operational Readiness

Translating Business Needs into IT Requirements Creating a Shared Technical Management Vision Career Highlights

Transitioned organization from a small IBM Netfinity file server, NT 4.0 Sales Audit, and RS6000 Enterprise server to a modern day cutting edge IT environment that encompassed managing broadband across 300 retail stores, 75 virtual servers, enterprise ERP and WMS systems, industry-standard IT data center, and IT managed phone/voice mail system. RESULT: Ensured company could prosper in the modern world with all needed IT services.

Managed and implemented a 300 store POS rollout over 2 months that included planning, system staging, training, deployment, and implementation. RESULT: Project was completed on time and on budget.

Conducted in-depth research to seamlessly move all broadband data and voice connections for 300 stores to a cellular connection that accomplished these four goals comparing to traditional wired solutions. RESULT: 1) Near 100% uptime; 2) Improved repair time; 3) Reducing vendor reliance; 4) Saved a net $30,000 per month.

Upgraded 97% of IT server environment to virtual (VMWare) and created VMWare VDI virtual environment with 60 user desktops. RESULT: Lower electrical and cooling costs, providing near 100% system uptime, and provided pools for individual/group needs and authorization levels.

Known internally as the 'go to guy' for automation needs from systems integration, data file creation and feeds, and 40+ automated custom reports that ran daily, weekly, monthly, etc. RESULT: Broad knowledge including many solution areas providing ready access to problem solving.

Created bidirectional integrated interfacing enterprise ERP system to HAL Warehouse Management System (WMS) that generated constant/continuous bi-directional flow of data, and data feeds to external 3rd parties (Regions Bank daily positive check file, and data feeds to 3rd party labeling vendors such as Fineline and SATO). RESULT: Interface done in-house providing for on-demand maintenance and enhancement.

Coordinated software development and implementation for retail Point-of-Sale (POS) integrations, charged with developing and implementing credit/debit host systems, time/attendance, and labor scheduling software systems. RESULT: Improved system feature\function producing more effective working environment. .

Increased sales data feeds from 45 minutes per store to less than 15 minutes per store, utilizing the same hardware/data connects by rewriting the data capture script/automation. RESULT: Improved sales reporting timeliness to increase merchandise planning.

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Developed and implemented installation of Innovax POS system from best of breed hardware/software. Managed and coordinated Legacy ICL Datachecker POS conversions, and conducted extensive research to provide recommendations on appropriate hardware/software. RESULT: Produced up to date high performance system that enabled upper management accurate and timely strategic systems. Also provided expert level support for 6+ point of sales system types.

Hands-on Project Manager for conversion of 100+ Piggly Wiggly stores to Brunos systems, processes, and procedures. RESULT: Project completed on time and on budget.

Completed grocery store systems installation, including pulling/pinning cable, hardware installation, servers, and application install. RESULT: Inhouse skillset that provides total systems install without vendor reliance.

Team lead, mentored, advised, and motivated a big concept-focused IT Department. RESULT: IT Team understood impact of IT tasks, and how those tasks relate to the larger scope.

Communication and relationship builder with high detail orientation, who communicates information effectively to all levels of business. RESULT: Keeps everyone involved and interested. Not intimidating individuals who are not knowledgeable on technical jargon.

Extensive knowledge of object-oriented programming. RESULT: Ability to intelligently discuss code flow. Technical Skills

Systems Automation & Integrations Multi-Tier System Implementations

Data Captured from Multiple Sources Conflict/Dispute & Root Cause Analysis

Recommending New Technology & Processes Supporting ERP System & Business Applications

Technical Planning According to Business Objectives Serving as a Liaison Between Hardware/Software Vendors Professional Experience

CIO Simply Fashion Stores 2000 to 2015

Team Lead / Manager Just for Feet 1998 to 2000

POS Project Management Electronic Data Systems / Brunos Grocery 1992 to 1998 Retail Systems Manager Piggly Wiggly Southern 1991 to 1992 Application Programmer Piggly Wiggly Southern 1989 to 1991 Education

BS – Business Administration Brewton Parker College 1984 to 1989 Organizations

Assistant Coach AAU and YBOA Basketball 7 Years

Coach Recreational League Basketball 1 Year

Assistant Coach Recreational League Basketball 2 Years Assistant Coach Recreational League Softball 2 Years What Others Say

"If you are looking for a person to make your IT life easier, quicker and more efficient as well as coordinate large projects with a large group of people, you can’t find a better person than Randall Warnock. We accomplished so many things with his help, such as; replaced the entire back office computer system with no disruption to our business, replaced the entire POS system in 300 stores. I would not have been as effective in my job if it wouldn’t have been for the dedication and hard work of Randall." ...Austin Englebert, Vice President at Simply Fashion Stores I have known Randall for over 20 years as a coworker and friend. Randall is extremely knowledgeable with all aspects of IT solutions from taking customer requirements to the planning stage all the way to the installation phase for both small and large projects. He has a vast knowledge of both hardware and software. Randall is a multi-tasker which allows him to manage several projects or issues at the same time. He is dependable, conscientious and would be an awesome asset to any company. … Jac Cox, Tolt Project Manager – Deployment



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