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Manager Project

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
October 05, 2016

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BILL FRIEDMAN 404-***-**** Atlanta, GA

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10+ years of experience as a highly versatile complex program manager with expertise in diverse disciplines such as mission-critical technology programs, strategy planning, mergers and acquisitions, and business divestitures & wind-down. Prior experience includes 4+ years as a technology project manager after 4+ years as a SQL developer. Additional advisory management consulting and business entrepreneurial experience. SKILLS AND TRAINING

Portfolio and Complex Prog Mgmt Corp Strategy/Balanced Scorecard AWS Business Professional Acquisitions and Divestitures Process development/management Company Communications Negotiations Mentoring PMO Design and Implementation Financials Management Business readiness Change Management Six Sigma Effective Consulting Organizational Design INDUSTRIES SERVED

Automotive advertising Beverage marketing Cable news Cable E-Commerce Financial Services Healthcare Hospitality Internet Provider Newspaper Advertising Power Generation Restaurant Franchising Building Construction Technology Telephony Retail


Scoutfire - Freelance Consultant 2015 – Current

- Assessing and reorganizing an agile IT software development organization and its processes. Client is a major global credit scoring organization.

- Guided four individual financial planning through a process to explore collaboration (expense side merger) and transitioning from one type of financial planning to another; broker/dealer to Independent advisor

- Guided a physician’s practice from general practitioner to concierge model Storm Guard Restoration of Atlanta – Franchise Owner 2015 – 2016

- Pursued entrepreneurial business opportunity; built business from 0 - $500K top-line. Decision maker. Managed all work streams; sales, marketing, human resources, financials, etc. Directed 5 – 7 employees Midtown Consulting Group

Consulting Services Manager, Program Manager 2013 – 2015 Coca-Cola

2013 – 2014

Responsible for several work streams within $100M+ campus-wide redevelopment. Guest experiences and social app development, physical security interfacing, internal branding, digital signage and productivity components Autotrader Group

Senior Manager, Senior Program Manager 2007 – 2012

- Responsible for highest priority initiatives; integration of four acquired businesses, implementation of product upgrades for ATC website, managing strategic planning and leading a corporate reorganization Enterprise Reorg Lead


Implementation of Bain & Co recommendations to perform a top-to-bottom re- organization of Autotrader Group, its divisions and business units Strategy

2011 – 2012

Supported executive strategic planning; implemented balanced scorecard; created company-wide ops and strategic metrics; planned executive leadership summits Enterprise Program


2007 – 2011

Led integration effort for four acquired companies including Kelley Blue Book. Combined deal value: $750M+

Led core annual consumer web site initiatives

Led revamp of enterprise project lifecycle process BILL FRIEDMAN 404-***-**** Atlanta, GA Page 2

The North Highland Company

Senior Manager 2000 – 2007

- Flexible consultant; within program management, package selection, vendor selection, requirements development and financial modeling. Swiftly mastered problem space; solved and delivered McKesson


Project manager of $2M+ data center move. Responsible for overall project; created financials for the capital process.

Cox Communications


Interviewed internal SMEs and created what-if financial model to assess wholesale digital telephone


2006 – 2007

Managed package selections in two areas; global hospitality software and virtual environment package

Atlanta Journal &



Requirements manager for $10M advertising system replacement project. Created and prepared requirements documentation for vendor selection and contract negotiation. Mentored project manager


2005 – 2006

Selection and initiation portfolio management process and toolset implementation. Developed portfolio management process and recommended enterprise tools to manage annual $57M capital budget


2004 – 2005

Project Manager, $1.5M Data warehouse initiative, data warehouse architect Project Manager, software code consolidation initiative. Managed a team to reduce lines of code from 1M+ to 50K.

Six Sigma process assessment & improvement initiative Earthlink


Project Manager, Custom Asset Management solution

Managed employees, vendors, and contractors

Turned around ‘at-risk’ project by implementing management controls Georgia Pacific


Project Manager, Telecom Auditor. Audited 300+ facilities for local service, long distance, and maintenance expenditures. Identified $1.1M annual cost reduction Bellsouth


Program Manager, Integrated Voice Recognition implementation

Managed employees and vendors on $11M telephone switch replacement initiative at 11 repair centers

AFC (Franchisor)


Project Manager, Divestiture of Seattle’s Best Coffee (SBC) from AFC from IT perspective. Assisted integration of SBC to Starbucks GE Power

2001 – 2003

Project Management Office (PMO), Program Manager (PM)

Managed $6M customer facing web-based program overseeing five project managers, eight initiatives three internal vendors, and off-shore vendors.

Overall manager for 36 technologists

Created and managed a PMO with regular deliverables and PM artifact reviews. Ciber – Manager/Developer Amex and Lancôme 1997 – 2000 Intelsat - Developer Satellite communications SQL developer 1995 – 1997 EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University BS Mechanical Engr. & English. Presidential Scholar 1991 – 1995 The University of Leeds Mechanical Engineering

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