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Manager Management

Location:
Elon, North Carolina, United States
Posted:
October 20, 2016

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Summary

Accomplished leader. Generated millions in new revenues, cost savings, or both for employers and clients, alike. Proven ability to develop and execute strategies that achieve financial and business objectives.

Results-driven value creator and problem solver leveraging financial and technology expertise to deliver tangible results, turning around several failing initiatives and operations.

Entrepreneur, growing a successful business intelligence consultancy beginning from a conference room table and two phones to a multi-million-dollar practice. Started and operated a small business winning nearly 100,000 customers and selling millions in merchandise all over the world.

Areas of expertise

BI Consulting and technologies – developed solutions as a data modeler, ETL developer, business analyst, data warehouse architect, project/engagement/practice manager, and managing director for a wide range of clients.

IT Management – Led complex enterprise-scope implementations and project teams, development teams, and infrastructure operations with budget responsibility in 8-figures.

Financial Management and Analysis – Drove management/financial reporting and forecasting processes, led accounting and finance departments in senior roles; extensive experience in cost-benefit analysis and P&L management.

Professional Experience

Insight Softworks, LLC. (Ray's Custom Shop) Burlington, NC 2006-Present

Founded and launched online retail operation marketing high-end guitar parts to musicians and repair shops from multiple platforms/online channels.

Owner/Operator

Profitable from inception and initial investment was paid back in less than three months. Triple-digit revenue and profit growth first 3 years of operation, margins 2x industry norms.

Achieved eBay Gold and Platinum Power Seller statuses based on revenue volume.

Won ~100,000 customers in 2 dozen countries, earning an eBay “Top-Rated Plus Seller” status and maintaining a customer feedback rating between 99.8-100% since launch. Achieved Preferred Seller status on Reverb.com with 100% feedback rating since launch.

American Management Association, New York, NY 2005-2007

A non-profit leader in training and professional development for businesses and individuals. Reported to CIO, directed four application development teams with a staff of 30. Principal liaison with senior management across organization for acquiring business objectives.

Director, Systems Development

Developed solution for right-sizing back-office systems and support functions, replacing expensive custom-developed Oracle applications with an integrated commercial application suite, saving millions in licensing and IT labor costs. Managed multi-year project initiative.

Stabilized failed CRM implementation, bringing up-time and performance to market-place standards.

Replaced antiquated AS400 platform for Publishing division with first company's first ASP solution, negotiating contract and SLA. Eliminated obsolete platform and all required support costs while greatly expanding business unit capabilities.

IMPATH, Inc. New York, NY 2000-2003

A provider of cancer diagnostics and information products to the oncology community and pharma/biotech. Reported to CIO/CFO, directed application development, project management, infrastructure/help desk, and commercial data products for $250 MM/yr. public company with a budget responsibility $13MM and a staff of 40-60.

Vice President, Information Technology 2001-2003

Reduced cash flow burn rate for IT labor by over 52%, requirements for IT capital spending by 67% while delivering on objectives.

Replaced core lab and billing systems in a one-year initiative designed to increase reporting capability and clear billing backlog. Cleared 2-year old billing backlog in less than 2 months representing $10MM.

Sixty-day rescue of failed billing application project, then 12 months late and massively over budget. Company reported record cash collections 3 months after roll out, and best reported DSOs in 5 years within six months after roll-out.

Data Architect/Project Manager 2000-2000

Six-month consulting engagement to design and build IMPATH’s clinical data warehouse. Staffed project and department for ongoing support, procured technology and tools and delivered finished product on time and under budget. Product went on to produce millions in revenue over the next three years.

Grace Technology, Inc. Parsippany, NJ 1997-2000

An IT consulting firm. Reported to CEO, national profit-loss responsibility for the firm's data warehousing and business intelligence division startup.

Director, Business Intelligence Services

Won business unit’s first contract within two weeks of employment, which went on to become the first $1MM/yr client in the firm’s history. Clients included McGraw-Hill (HR Data warehouse and apps), SG Cowen (Informatica implementation), Toys ‘R US (data modeling for POS datamart), Forest Labs, USAA, and numerous others.

Business unit became the most profitable division in the 10-year old firm's history 9 months after start-up, with triple-digit profit growth during tenure.

Contribution to earnings from the group exceeded that of any three of the other four operating divisions of the firm, combined.

Phoenix Marketing Group, Lincoln Park, NJ 1993-1997

Pharmaceutical marketing and sales operations support

Chief Financial Officer/ Vice President Systems 1995-1997

Controller 1993-1994

Reported to CEO as the company’s first controller and first CFO. Managed staff of 30-40 in Application Development, Database Operations, Network Operations, and Accounting/Finance departments.

Co-led team to in-source sample fulfillment operations and open a D.E.A. controlled substance facility. Overcoming fierce initial objections, averted a catastrophic loss of 50% of the firm’s revenue when its outsourcing partner exited the business. The newly opened facility went on to produce tens of millions in revenues for a decade.

Re-engineered outdated systems generating 25% of the company's revenues, eliminating expensive support costs with no interruptions in service.

Cleared large applications backlog and reversed deteriorating relationships with large clients, raising technology departments to professional IT standards.

Additional Experience

A.V. Services, Inc., Fairfield, NJ

Audio/Video Systems Design

Controller - 1989-1992

D.E. & B. Services, Inc., Englewood Cliffs,NJ

Medicaid Processor/Collections

Office Manager - 1987-1989

United States Air Force, US/Germany Ground Radio Technician/Maintenance Team Chief - 1981-1985

Education and Professional Development

BS, Accounting, Rutgers University, 1992

Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey, 1997

Gartner/Meta Group: CIO Boot Camp, Operational Excellence, Transforming IT Organizations, 2001-2002

American Management Association: Leadership development and communications courses, 2005-2007



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