Success leading Data and ERP projects for organizations
Repeated success in the areas of Technology, Big Data, and Operational leadership across a range of disciplines and industries. Possess demonstrated expertise leading Big Data, SAP, and development projects both in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Brown has track record of skillfully running the Technologies, Operations, and Management of a Big Data Company. Proven ability to manage projects through all phases including development, requirements gathering, implementation, and integration, consistently completing projects on time and within tight budget constraints with a high level of client satisfaction.
Areas of Expertise
ERP Project Management
CVI – Innovator/Merchant
Data and Technology Strategies
Tableau, Analytics and Visualizations
Data capture, analysis and curation
Applications & Systems Integration
Team Leadership & Development
Top Secret Security Clearance
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (2016 – Present)
Instruct Project Management courses within the Masters of Engineering and Management Program.
Optimize student learning by presenting materials in a variety of ways utilizing a range of media and technology to engage students.
Ensure student success by mentoring in the areas of job placement and career counseling.
Consulting, Cleveland, OH
SENIOR MANAGER, ENTREPRENEUR (2016 – Present)
Play key roles to support organizational success for a range of clients including:
Enpersol: Developing business for a consulting company around Tableau technologies.
Rezzame.com: Skillfully leading the initiative to develop a website with the NSF I-Corps, universities, and a Top Level Domain owner; oversee idea validation, strategy, product design, marketing, business development, project management, client relationships, fundraising, communications, and strategic partnerships.
Bellaup.com: Driving the company by leading the creation and development of a website to promote products and purchasing through the Amazon Affiliate Program.
Vertical Knowledge, Cleveland, OH
DIRECTOR (2012 – 2015)
Vertical Knowledge is a Big Data that collects, curates, visualizes and analyzes open source data. Oversaw day-to-day operations including creating effective strategies to deliver data and analytic solutions for clients, requirements gathering, managing software selection and implementation, and training end-users. Grew strong teams by hiring, training, and coaching direct reports across technology, business analysis, sales, and administrative departments, providing performance feedback to promote professional growth and development. Served as the Leader of the Proxy Division, managing operations, business development initiatives, and project management. Key Contributions include:
Triggered account sales growth by 206% YOY from 2013 – 2014 and 70% from 2014 – 2015.
Increased effectiveness by developing a strategy for collecting data across multiple sources and implementing Tableau dashboards to present reporting for corporate KPIs, profitability analysis, management, and financial.
Enhanced operations by developing and implementing company-wide Talent Management and Market Research strategies.
CSC, Cleveland, OH
PRINCIPAL (2011 – 2012)
Provided solid leadership to the Engineering and Construction vertical within the organization. Contributed software expertise as well as SAP partnership management, in-depth industry knowledge, market research, and business development strategies. Key Contributions include:
Successfully led a team of SAP consultants tasked with the Kiewit SAP implementation for the Data Management Program; oversaw all phases from business need identification through contract executions, including managing the software selection process for more than 10 business functions.
IDS Scheer (acquired by Software AG), Cleveland, OH
PROJECT MANAGER (2007 – 2011)
Supported multiple clients in various roles on projects related to data management. Key Projects include:
Sun Products, Big Data Manager (Salt Lake City, UT): Managed a team comprised of six client and consulting resources tasked with developing a Data Governance Strategy, establishing Data Control Office, and managing all tasks related to data management for a $6M SAP program.
Kraton Polymers, Program Manager (Houston, TX): Oversaw all data management tasks for this $9M SAP project including developing a Conversion Strategy Document, creating and testing LSMW conversion programs for FICO, HCM, PP, MM, and SD; and managing 12 resources while ensuring the project was delivered within tight time and budget constraints.
United Stationers, Project Manager (Chicago, IL): Led the SAP Blueprint utilizing process-driven SAP, Solution Manager, and Aris toolset; took the initiative to design a pre-configured SAP Solution; consistently remained on budget and successfully delivered the project early.
Saraya Holdings, Project Manager (Amman, Jordan): Turned around a failing SAP implementation project by leading a team of 25 members tasked with implementing SAP ERP 6 solutions for FICO, PP, MM, Real Estate, Project Systems, BW, and CRM. Optimized business development opportunities in Dubai and Qatar, and represented the company at the SAP Real Estate Conference in Dubai.
Forest City Enterprises, Cleveland, OH
PMO DIRECTOR (2007)
PROGRAM MANAGER (2005 – 2007)
PROJECT MANAGER (2001 – 2005)
Orchestrated SPA implementation for a 2.5 year SAP program valued at $22M. Accurately maintained project plans, schedules, status reports, budgets, logs for issues and risks, and collaboration tools. Encouraged open lines of communication with ERP Governance Committee and Project Sponsors, providing regular status and issues updates. Managed business users and development teams during the development and implementation of customer business system software. Key Contributions include:
Improved performance by developing a new organizational structure for the IT group and developing enterprise-wide IT strategy while serving as a member of the IT Strategic Planning Committee.
Hand-picked by Executive Management to develop a business case to create an SAP Consulting company.
Additional experience includes Director of Information Technology at CFP Group, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA; and Senior Consultant – Solutions Practice at Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Cleveland, OH.
Education & Training
Master of Business Administration, Kent State University
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Miami University