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Denver, Colorado, United States
January 11, 2017

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Shaam Farooq

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Professional Summary

Data intelligence driven senior technology leader with a consistent track record of driving increased levels of productivity and stakeholder satisfaction. Recognized as a Technology Evangelist and Change Agent for technical solutions that reduce TCO and deliver a strong ROI.

Career marked by IT executive roles at Fortune 100 and Start-up organizations.

Managed multiple large-scale projects and operations with budgets ranging from $5 - $100+ million leveraging globally accepted best practices.

Consistently improved delivery times and service levels while reducing costs.


oStrategic and Business Planning

oERP Selection and Implementation

oEnterprise Architectures

oCloud & Mobile Computing

oBusiness Process Improvements

oIT Compliance & Disaster Recovery

oBudget & Cost Management

oPMO & Project Management

oInternet of Things (IoT)

oGlobal Vendor Management

oBig Data - Data Warehousing - Data Analytics

oChange & Risk Management

oOnshore / Offshore Models

oCyber Security

Professional Experience

Jonah Energy (Denver, CO) September 2014 - Current

Director, IT and GIS (Functional CIO)

Trusted technology advisor to the private equity firm for this $2 billion start-up

Successfully laid out a nimble IT strategy to match the business growth demands for M&A and IPO

Reporting to the CEO and COO, I am responsible for selection, implementation and securing ERP, data centers and budget for this multibillion dollar start-up

Developed and executing business aligned tactical and multi-year roadmap for IT and Systems with executive and board communications and buy in

Responsible for building relationship with midstream partners to make available real time data reporting

Responsibilities include building business processes across the whole organization including finance, engineering, operations, development, drilling and completions

With 2000+ producing wells I have successfully managed to build a versatile high performance technology team and migrated legacy data and systems with zero impact to bottom line

Planned and executed a big data/data warehouse/business intelligence environment with data from all systems for enhanced operational and strategic planning; including KPI dashboard for the executive management team.

Completed second acquisition seamlessly with an operating company.

Responsible for IT governance, compliance and security across all functions with periodic reporting to the executive management and board audit committee

Large scale IoT implementation for over hundred thousand data points to capture field data

Murphy Oil Corporation (Houston, TX) April 2014 – September 2014

Head of Upstream IT – North America

Reporting to the Global Director of Upstream Business Systems, I was responsible for daily operations and strategic direction of technology infrastructure, applications, services and budget.

Built relationship with heads of all other business upstream departments from production accounting to asset operation teams.

Identified technology and drove awareness and adoption of, products and solutions throughout North America to match capital business projects.

Established a team structure fit to execute best services for business by leading, mentoring and building a team of business, technology analysts and managers.

Responsible to the business for all facets of process, people and technology currently in use and developed future multiyear roadmaps.

Engaged with vendors including IHS, Schlumberger, Landmark, P2, and Merrick to negotiate best value and services for Murphy Oil.

Enhanced IT governance and operational policies, procedures and controls to ensure effectively risk management and SOx requirements.

Woodside Energy USA (Houston, TX) December 2011 – December 2013

Head of Technology - Americas and Europe

Reporting to the SVP of Exploration, I was responsible for daily operations and strategic direction of technology infrastructure, applications, services and budget.

Formulated the first multiyear technology roadmap in support of business growth plans from Seismic through Completion.

Responsible for identifying game changing technology and driving awareness and adoption of emerging trends, products and solutions throughout Woodside Energy globally.

Managing technology vendors and overseas relationship with Woodside Energy in APAC.

Building relationship with the petro-technical, engineering and drilling business unit heads to enhance their technology capabilities and core services.

Managing multiple technology projects in preparation for strategic initiatives in Americas, Europe and Mediterranean.

Collaborating with business units globally to enhance technology services by introducing key applications for ERP, Geosciences, Seismic, Drilling, Well Lifecycle, Land, HR, and Finance/Accounting available on Cloud.

Responsible for Systems Security, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity initiatives for operations in Americas and Europe.

J P Morgan Chase (Houston, TX) April 2010 – December 2011

Vice President –Technology

Part of the executive management team, focusing on strategy development, promoting change and solutions to improve business performance.

Managed global teams in Americas, APAC and EMEA.

Developed and lead large multiyear roadmaps and programs to seed cost efficiency and collaboration among multiple teams.

Responsible for infrastructure at global datacentres and over 200+ client sites focusing on core network, security, virtualization, storage, mainframe, distributed technology and cloud environment.

Supported 40+ core business applications for availability, change, and release and configuration management in an ITIL based environment.

Responsible for ongoing architectural initiatives towards cloud computing; working with senior architects from Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, HP and AT&T on multiyear roadmap initiative to move towards on demand computing infrastructure, with a budget of well over $100+ million.

Oversight of cost centre with $30+ million OPEx and $55+ million CAPEx.

Managed continued improvement initiatives in infrastructure processes, procedures and controls through metrics reporting.

Worked through senior account executives of outsourced partners to refine cost savings and ROI, through redefined SLAs and SLOs.

North America Program Manager for PCI compliance, disaster recovery/business continuity initiatives and semi-annual drills; identifying gaps and resourcing concerns.

Marathon Oil Company (Houston, TX) May 2008 – April 2010

Program Manager/Service Delivery Manager (Consultant through Triad Resources)

Managed multiple projects through outsourced/in-sourced cross functional teams with focus on value to business

Accountable to the SVP of upstream business unit for SCADA and Field Data Capture design, implementation and support projects with $23M+ budget and 49 global sites.

Managed multiple vendor relationships, negotiations and RFPs with Accenture, IBM, SAIC and Verizon.

Worked with Senior IT Leadership Team to provide expertise and formulate corporate strategy towards SaaS and Cloud architecture.

Managed business analysis, requirements gathering, budget scoping and resource planning for multiple systems supporting Geologists, Geophysicist, Petrotech and Reservoir engineering teams.

Developed service management and infrastructure roadmaps adhering to ITIL methodology.

Metrics and capacity reporting across multiple service lines to align IT with corporate directives and strategy.

Trusted advisor to the business towards on global projects managing stages through Capital Value Processes (CVP).

Worked across organization to plan annual CAPEX and OPEX budgets with scope including Upstream and Downstream projects and operations.

Lead Continuous Improvement team to enhance and improve PMO delivery and align it with client satisfaction and corporate strategy; utilizing a mix of PMI and PRINCE2 methodologies.

Program Managed Application and Infrastructure Security, disaster recovery/business continuity projects through vendors and internal resources for on-shore and off-shore operations.

Horizon Wind Energy through Avanade (Houston, TX) February 2008 – May 2008

IT Manager (Consultant through Avanade)

Planned strategy and budget for long and short term corporate technology projects and day-to-day operations.

Planned and obtained buy-in for an annual budget of $19M+ of OPEX and CAPEX.

Worked closely with the CFO and SVP of the business to define strategy and policies for global outsourcing agreements.

Laid the blueprint for planning and initiating PMO to comply with SOX and internal compliance.

Managed a team of over 30 engineers to provide day to day support and overseeing multiple projects.

Responsible for planning, scoping and initiating ERP software selection, implementation and integration with the parent company.

Managed support, upgrades and disaster recovery of large sized application environment.

Continuously collaborated with the European parent company to implement best practices and ITIL standards.

Reviewing SLA, KPI and billing to forecast future growth and cut down costs.

DataCert, Inc. (Houston, TX) February 2006 - February 2008

Production Support Manager

Planned and executed initiatives for the first ever production support team, with specific policies based on ITIL.

Managed a team of 10+ consultants to implement procedures towards SOX/SAS70 audit requirements.

Managed global production team of 13+ responsible for projects to ensure availability of mission critical environments.

Architected multi-tiered, multi-location mission critical SaaS infrastructure, focusing on uptime and security.

Planned processes and procedures based on ITIL methodologies to implement industry best practices for a high availability environment.

Analyzed requirements with business owners to plan and implement policies which satisfy security and capacity for production systems.

Managed a $10M+ annual budget for production and infrastructure environments including multiple infrastructure projects.

Chaired regular meetings and produced reports to communicate program status, and potential issues to stakeholders and executive board.

Managed state of the art datacenter providing Storage, Network and Distributed Systems services through industry leading technologies.

Worked with external clients as an SME to integrate software with their SAP or PeopleSoft environment.

Planned and implemented a high availability Disaster Recovery solution for mission critical environment.

El Paso Corporation (Houston, TX) June 2005 - February 2006

Team Lead/Project Manager (Consultant through IT Personnel Solutions)

Lead the delivery of the Infrastructure Transformation Program, spanning multiple business units, and consisting of a portfolio of over 35 projects.

Managed projects to deployment and upgrade of 1500+ mission critical enterprise infrastructure servers within critical timeframe; Results highly recognized by business leadership.

Contributed to PMO enhancement by establishing and executing projects through consistent and repeatable process.

Managed network engineers to define standards to improve architecture for current application environment us.

Worked with LNG business unit leaders to gather information and define best practices and processes for critical applications infrastructure.

Worked with business unit managers to identify needs, business criticality for a corporate wide DR/BCP for extensive Pipeline operations.

Managed vendor project managers, off-shore developers and engineers to rollout upgrade to Oracle E-Business solution.

Managed multiple projects to implement and support document and records management systems.

SME on planning and executing SAN and NAS Fabric upgrades from a EOL disk array storage environment.

Media-Age Inc. (Houston, TX) May 2004 - June 2005

Systems Manager/Project Manager

Managed the implementation of custom developed tools for release governance and lifecycle management.

Managed large multi-location SaaS systems involving mission critical servers and applications.

Deployed custom built eDiscovery and document management application Enron Broadband Case.

Evaluated, designed and supported enterprise level routers and switches for global infrastructure.

Managed hands-on system wide implementation of application and network security compliance.

Designed networks to create secure client sites and meet customer security requirements.

Managed implementation projects for multiple clients, consistently within timeline and under budget.

Managed support of applications and infrastructure through teams of FTEs and consultants.

Managed implementation of backup software in a multi-location environment with over 250 servers.

Bashen Consulting (Houston, TX) May 2001 - March 2004

Information Technology Manager/Project Manager

Schlumberger (Houston, TX) June 1999 - May 2001

NT Administrator


MIT Sloan School of Management - Management and Leadership Diploma July 2013

PMI Project Management Institute Member Aug 2009

Rice University - Graduate Studies, Project Management Dec 2003

University of Houston - Bachelors in Management Information Systems

References more available upon request.

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