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PMO Project Manager, working with multiple teams, tracking risks

Summit, New Jersey, United States
May 26, 2016

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Chatham, NJ 07928



Project Manager who leads technical programmers and analysts in the creation of business solutions. Worked in various large-scale enterprise projects. Held a series of progressively responsible positions in both large and small institutions. Worked closely with business groups to achieve agreed upon solutions. Utilized and adjust processes on development projects to result in best outcome.


Work daily with business users clarifying requirements creating key documents with function/feature priorities defined.

Work with external creative agency with Web site asset handoff and offshore partner implementations.

Managed a development efforts in matrix environment; responsible for creating client Web institutional facing applications and tracking budgets with timelines.

Correct observation of development processes an controlled QA environment to assure dependability of new/enhanced systems.

Personal usage of Ubuntu/Hadoop with related Debian tools (Grub2, Jave, apt-get, Gnome/Xwin, Drupal, Wireshark, MySQL, Kismet, data modeling-R, vi-edit)


Ciber Technology Inc. { with Bayer Pharma - Health Care in Digital Marketing}

PMO Project Manager (Whippany, NJ) March 2015- current

Migrated twenty six consumer purchased brand Web sites from Merck hosting over to Bayer hosting.

Weekly content update and compliance updates on the domestic corporate portal

Compliance reviews of corporate portal and required update of Consumer Care sites.

Worked with Animal Health division on multi-band site re-write and live activation (external creative/offshore coding)

Main focus of a key brand project was the time critical conversion of purchased brands Web sites over to Bayer infrastructure. This project was working with an external vendor to also perform platform swap out from Tridion to Teamsite. Used either Agile or SDLC Waterfall to deliver projects, depending upon timeline and asset status. The coordination with multiple brand owners and site reviews allowed the smooth transition to be accomplished. On other more generic Web site update projects, I manage the flow of an external creative agency builds assets w/ legal review then an an offshore partner implements the updates with a business UAT testing cycle. The corporate tools used are: MIRA for track domains, Teamsite for CMS, Tableau, JIRA for defect tracking and Adobe Site Catalysis for Web metrics.

Merrill Lynch /BAC {Wealth Management - investment technology}

VP - PMO Project Manager (Hopewell, NJ) June 2010 - March 2015

The software redesign of internal/external Web applications to add new functionality and improve workflows

Utilize Quality Center and MS Project Web App to track project metrics and coordination of solutions

Work with SQL and Toad-Oracle tools to data mine application usage/metrics and report on findings

Creation of PowerPoint material and presentations to communicate group’s project goals and practices

Work with SharePoint lists and forms to create PMO tracking tools and development artifact repository

The business priority was the consolidation of multiple retail workstation platforms (domestic and international WMW Desktop) and external client facing site (MyMerrill portal) into a consistent client environment servicing multiple products and groups. The focus is on Web applications and data consolidation in SOA environment to improved UI uniformity using Agile or SDLC. Participate on product release of internal 30,000 FA branch user base and external Web portal. Responsible for recent Statement projects that reduce redundant pages and allow customized date range selection of account detail/activity. Use of multiple tools to analyze data, track internal application usage and UI flow (Power Point, MS-Visio, Toad-Oracle, SQL, Access, Excel, Project 2010 PWA, and HTML/CSS).

Aequor Technology Inc. {with Penton Media - B2B publications}

Project Manager / Business Analyst (Iselin, NJ) July 2009 – April 2010

Manage Web projects and data integration efforts for offshore development in the media publishing industry.

Work with external client’s operation staff to collect requirements on newly proposed business system/processing on both publication and Web space with tracking in MS Project. (ie: &

Engage with internal sales staff to create cost proposals on new projects for contract bidding.

Analysis/BPM of legacy hardcopy publication business and upgrade path with Ad management improvements.

Work with a wide range of technology to find business solutions for external clients’ business processing and sales issues. Some solutions were technology based with a Web component; others were workflow efficiency and information content-related. A large focus on new technology tools for client solutions and supporting new CMS tools. Engaged with internal developers to create new approaches for workflows. Focused on new technology tools for client solutions and supported new CMS tools. (ie: CMS-Drupal using CSS/themes/views, MS-SQL, SEO, Visio, PowerPoint and Taxonomy w/ Solr)

Huntington Learning Center

Project Manager (Oradell, NJ) March 2008 – December 2008

Manage Web projects and budgets that support franchisee business models and shared information (Sharepoint, Infopath, MOSS); began conversion of old portal to new technology platform.

Implemented an ACH payment Web site interfacing with Sage-MAS90 for monthly royalty payments processing.

Created an in-house MS-Office Excel program that models what-if marketing plans with revenue projection.

Worked on efforts that benefited the corporate business and franchise owners. Liaised closely with corporate groups to design and implement Sharepoint site collections with customized Web parts and search features. Clarified the process workflows, created MS-Project plans and created BRD/FRD docs that permitted correct implementation of new Web sites within budget. Implemented the publishing of monthly invoices, royalty fees, finance charges and credit memos onto ACH Web site for payment. Supported a large franchise business group and tested Quality Assurance.


Equity Prime Broker Development / Corporate Investment Bank (Warren, NJ)

PM – Equity Prime Broker Development (Hedge Funds) September 2005 – March 2008

Managed large multi-group $4.7 million dollar Corporate Actions project consisting of mainframe data feeds, database processing and Web interfaces (multiple years) with both domestic and offshore staff.

Completed projects with operation analysis and re-engineered BPM flows created in Tibco-Business Works.

Full SDLC and Agile development methods practiced under Plainview with JIRA issue tracking and MS-Project plans created.

Active participant in business unit that was responsible for external enhancement of global client facing Web portal applications. Had portfolio of projects that directly enhanced collaboration with global external clients with time-line and budget tracking using Planview-EPP. Integrated both legacy systems and new processes to release new functionality under portal for hedge fund clients. Worked with legacy systems and data resulting in global BPM analysis and process flow redesign (BEA-Aqualogic/Fuego, Tibco-BW). Created time-lines, budgets and resource plans for all projects in Planview.


Retail Consumer Bank/CTSG/NSC (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)

AVP - Project Manager PMO Office July 2003 – September 2005

Worked on retail banking 5x Growth system expansion project.

Activated remote processing sites to transfer images that reduced the physical transfer of endorsed checks.

Part of the disasters recover team that practiced the relocation datacenter and processing facility to alternate site

Worked with Technology, Business and Operation areas on imaging financial checks and conducted cost savings projects. Dealt with conversion of gray check scale images over to black/white to follow industry standards and reduce hardware storage. Participated on Check21 efforts to modify existing business flows and to encourage remote capture process. Used MS-Office and MS-Project to present process flows and create budget/timelines.

JP Morgan Chase – Trust Services (Colson Services)

Software Development Manager August 1998 – May 2002

Led PC development projects for ten-member group (all direct reports).

Allocated resources for projects, team building and project tracking.

Handled performance reviews and all staffing needs for division that acted as FTA agent by processing loans and pay out of Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) $30 billion portfolio.

Coordinated frequent meetings with business departments and programmers to allocate resources and determine project priority. Worked with programmers to produce: process flow diagrams, MS-Project plans and project scope documents. Created internal programs using MS-Studio and Web application with ColdFusion using dynamic stored procedure calls. Project focus was on creating new systems/databases for new securitized government loan contracts. Directed PC and external portal Web development efforts (HTML-CSS, Cold Fusion and Fireworks).

Merrin Financial – (software company)

Project Manager – PMO / Installation Group December 1997 – June 1998

Managed external client software installations and upgrades of equity trading systems on buy side.

Managed a group of two analysts at each client’s site. Created project plans and coordinated client/vendor resources. MS Project and QA test plans were used to track progress of projects.

Republic National Bank

Project Leader - FX Trading Front Office / Investment Bank March 1994 – December 1997

Led software programming team and all foreign exchange front office software projects and coordinated with back office settlements systems. Four global locations supported (NY, London, Singapore, Sydney)

Spearheaded a successful startup of new FX Trading desk in Sydney Australia.

With a staff of three programmers, provided vendor application support over four foreign exchange trading desks. Wide use of MS Project and software testing plans allowed coordination across three international data centers.

Chase Manhattan Private Bank

LAN Administrator September 1991 – March 1994

Extensive LAN support of front office departments including: Equity Investment Research (Chase VISTA fund group), Mortgage Unit, Marketing Sales Units and Capital Markets Group.

Integrated specialized software packages/systems into present LAN resulting in an enhanced business tool.

Support of division’s employees in New York, Miami and San Francisco, requiring effective communication skills. Maintained existing LAN environment.

Citicorp Credit Services

System Programmer / System Manager (LAN Manager) March 1989 – September 1991

Developed an understanding of the credit card business and the statistical tools used to analyze sales market data.

Barclays Bank PLC (NY Treasury Devel group)

Application Programmer October 1987 – March 1989


Polytechnic University- Brooklyn, NY August 1987

Bachelors of Science Electrical Engineering

Major: Electrical/Computer Engineering

Fordham University- New York, NY February 1995

Masters of Business Administration

Major: Finance/Economics

PMP Certification –expired 2005 December 2002

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