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Project Management Professional

Location:
Decatur, Georgia, 30034, United States
Posted:
October 27, 2016

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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Savvy Technology Project Leader with experience completing technology-centric full project life cycles for industry leading corporations including: Bank of America, Oracle Corporation and the Merial Ltd. A results-driven change agent with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage the interdependencies of complex global/virtual business units. Has successfully managed over 20 highly visible projects ranging from budgets of $500K to $4MM. Expertise in a variety of sectors including: Discrete and Process Manufacturing, Distribution, Telecommunications, Aerospace, Banking, Higher Education and Consumer Packaged Goods.

Key Business Competencies

Project Management Project Lifecycle Collaborative Leadership

Strategic Project Planning and Management

Business and Technical Assessment

Process Improvement

Operations Management

Enterprise Wide Full SDLC Implementation

Waterfall, Agile/Scrum Methodologies

Testing/QA/Rollout

Complex Problem Solving and Support

Project Financial and Budget Management

Project Scheduling

Cross Functional Supervision

Strategic Relationship Building

Team Building and Mentoring

Stakeholder and Client Relationship Management

Vendor Management

Professional Experience

Urban Technologies, Decatur, GA Managing Principal (sole proprietorship) 2014-Present

Urban Technologies is an independent consulting practice offering a variety of professional services including: Project Management of: Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Solutions implementation, Networks and Infrastructure Deployment, Business Assessment, Best Practice Knowledge Transfer, Process Improvement, and Vendor Management.

ITT Technical Institute – Atlanta, GA Adjunct September 2013 - September 2016

ITT Technical Institute is a technology focused institution of higher education that is committed to offering quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing education degree programs.

Responsible for providing instructor led training to candidates completing the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Cyber Security (BSISC) Program

Courses include: Windows Security Administration, Network Communications Infrastructure, Linux Security Administration, Introduction to Project Management, Risk Management, and Statistics

Technical Innovation, LLC, Norcross GA Senior Project Manager 2014-2015

Technical Innovation is a leading developer of visual collaboration solutions including unified communications and collaboration integration.

Managed customer projects as the single point of contact for the client.

Responsible for the coordination, installation and satisfactory completion of each assigned project, on-time and under budget, resulting in long-term service maintenance relationships.

Provided supervision and direction to the project implementation team

Reviewed materials and subcontractor requirements

Ordered and scheduled delivery of materials and services as needed for the successful execution of each project.

Bank of America Corporation, Sandy Springs, GA Senior Project Manager (Consultant) 2012

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions.

Managed the Service Delivery Project Plan, along with the business and technical teams for the Image and Transaction Services Operation from Project Initiation through Solution Delivery

Led Daily Status Meetings. Maintained Issue/Incident Logs and Issue Resolution deep dive meetings required to manage the rolling deployment of the mission critical application on an IBM Xeon ES 430 Series Mainframe with 21 Consolidated servers, Transaction Manager and multiple database technologies

Utilized information management tools including: SharePoint, MS Project, MS Live Meeting, Clarity, Program/Project Portfolio(PPM) and others to maintain project communications, update project status, and compile project collateral documentation and deliverables

Successfully met project deadlines and managed $1.1 million annual budgets, while producing high quality deliverables

Waters Management Group, Marietta, GA Project Manager/Senior Business Analyst 2010-2012

Waters Management Group is a Management Consulting Firm.

Consulting engagements include: Program/Project Management Services, PMO Support and Implementation Services and PMP Certification Review course delivery

Led the development and implementation of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution designed to improve client relationships and strategic partnerships. Utilized Agile methodology for application development and JIRA development tools.

Project leader responsible for initiating the comprehensive start-up of a diversification initiative focused on targeting industry leaders to identify business requirements and technology needs

Obama for America Campaign, Decatur, GA Operations Support Manager 2008-2009

Obama for America Campaign is a political organization supporting the 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Deployed the technology infrastructure to support the Campaign office

Provided “Cradle to Grave” support of Internet, Wireless Network, Computers, Email, and other office equipment

Effectively supported Voter Outreach Activity and On-Line Voter registration resulting in more than 7000 new voters.

Merial Limited, Duluth, GA Project Lead, Senior Analyst 2008

Merial Limited is a global animal health company with operations in more than 150 countries and employing 6,200 people worldwide.

Managed the full Software Development Life Cycle Project development effort for a major enhancement of Microsoft ASP.net, web based global product management portal along with the development of the associated COGNOS reports and Entity Relationship Diagrams. Utilized Agile methodology along with JIRA issue, task and defect tracking system

Provided production support, testing and maintenance for the Oracle EBS Release 11.5.10 System, along with Manugistics Demand Planning in support of their Business Process Transformation project (Upgrade to Oracle EBS release 12)

Implemented the In-Line Product Management (ILPM) Global Product Management Portal 3 months ahead of schedule and within the Project Budget

Tony Chow: Kiva Zip Fellow at Kiva.org

“Leroy is a highly dependable, well-prepared and knowledgeable professional. He did an excellent job managing and coordinating our software development project. I would welcome opportunities for future collaboration and highly recommend his work without reservation.”

Tony worked directly with Leroy at Merial, Ltd as the Lead developer

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA Project Manager - Technology Initiative 2005-2008

Clark Atlanta University is a private research university that offers undergraduate, graduate and professional, and non-degree certificate programs.

Led the implementation of the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for the SCT SunGard Banner Advancement System

Developed Process Improvements for Donor Management

Increased Corporate Gift Matching Program income by 300%

Coordinated Special Projects for the University, including: the UNCF Campus Campaign, Scholarship Grants and Endowed Funding applications

Additional Relevant Experience:

Hitachi Innovative Solutions Corporation, Senior Consultant, 1999-2001, Atlanta, GA

Oracle Corporation, Senior Consultant, 1997-1999, Atlanta, GA

AT&T, Various Professional Management Positions, 1991-1996, Tucker, GA

Hewlett-Packard, Value Added Channels Engagement Manager, 1987-1991, Purchase, NY

Education and Certifications

Bachelor of Science, Electronic Technology - The University of Akron. Selected for the Muelstein Scholarship and the Dean’s List

Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute

Previously Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the Association for Operations Management (also known as APICS)

Professional Training

Oracle E-Business Suite Applications (Manufacturing, Purchasing, GL, AP, AR, System Administration)

Decker Method of Effective Communicating

Kepner-Tregoe Executive Problem Solving

SAP R/3 Application Security Concepts



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