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Project Manager Management

Florida, United States
October 31, 2016

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Joel Brown

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Sarasota, FL 34237 248-***-****





•C+ +


•Certified Value Specialist (CVS)

•Cybersecurity / Risk-Assessment


•Healthcare EMR systems




•Kronos (HCM)

•Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)

•Logistics Support Analysis (LSA)




•Program Management Professional (PMP)



•Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

•SQL Server

•Systems Engineering Methodology (SEM)

•The Menlo Way




International Information Business Analysis, Engineering Data Management (EDM), Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Best Practices, Project Management Portfolio, and WHO International Code Diagnostics (ICD-10) and OrCAD certifications

BA Business Administration Systems

Ashford University, Clinton, Iowa

BS Industrial Engineering

Western Nevada College, Reno, Nevada

AS Information Systems, American State Technical College, Reno, Nevada

Early Career Highlights

Managed development teams that designed and tested first generation on-road software, hybrid hydrogen /petroleum engine, variable transmission.

Used agile development principles to ensure successful hydrogen/gasoline team for General Motors.

Managed workload of three Engineering Group Managers, eight Product Development teams, and direct personnel management of six project coordinators.

Led Product Development Team of 30 for Embedded Controls Software release for test verification results data using burn down chart.

Managed offsite testing and resolution in C++ and Flashing data archive.

Managed General Motors Engineering Management system, EACRtrak for engineering data workload accuracy for production launch of hybrid vehicles.

Managed and maintained projects for industry leaders including, Boeing, General Motors, and Ford Motor Co.

Led project on Unmanned Vehicle Aircraft (drone) for US Military, IP protection system, and the Los Angeles police force.

Identified and corrected efficiency bottlenecks to improve EPA compliance.

Used Ford Motor Co.’s WERS (SDM) to manage and transfer data for Boeing’s UAV project.

Project managed and co-wrote technical document for Military Humvee engine uninstall and re-install procedures for desert applications.

Led asynchronous teams located in Germany at Stuttgart University and Aachen University to redesign and rebuild SAE Engine and Transmission for Ford Motor Co.


20 years of successful program management on a variety of projects, including ecommerce, embedded controls data release, software integration, product design coordination, application development, Healthcare EMR systems and federal healthcare regulations, and server applications.

Career Progression

Director of Development

RiskWatch, Sarasota FL

March 2016 – present

Oversee 22-person team in Sarasota and India charged with redesigning our facility, cyber, and third-party vendor risk-assessment software.

Assessed current state of affairs

Coordinated user-based needs analysis

Recommended scope and development

Conducted Ad-hoc client demos, sales, and website design

Senior Project Manager - Epitec Technologies / Pcubed Consultant

Ford Motor Company Research & Innovation Center, Dearborn, MI October 2014 – January 2016

Oversaw Ford Motor Company Future Mobility Data systems project. Consulted on the GETRAG for the Ford Transmission Mechatronic Actuation Module. Program led MAM task force.

Recruited to be Executive Steering Committee Lead.

Led 25 geographically dispersed team members to identify gaps in the current processes and skill sets and then developed plan to properly implement release management using Ford and IBM processes to create synergy

Identified activities to ensure the software products met quality standards, performance objectives, and deadlines within budget

Provided technical support to software developers and QA team in the proper execution of code management processes

Conducted root cause analysis, risk analysis, and cost benefit analysis

Clinical Healthcare Team Project Manger

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

December 2013 – October 2014

Part of Project Management Office responsible for developing and executing plans for large-scale, high-priority, and complex health care technology projects and COTS programs.

Optimized resources to realize project objectives; maintained an enterprise-wide, cross-technology view through HIT project process

Used CEMR 9.5 and CPS 11 EMR

Created Project Charter and Plans for Client Approval

ICD 10 and Meaningful Use Stage I & II implementation

MQIC, CQIC, PQRS reporting and GLHC Interface requirements

Orchard/Harvest LIS implementation

Communicated project status via Sharepoint, Health team website and stakeholder meetings

Member of Executive steering committee and Clinical informatics steering committee

Career Progression continued

Halo Group Consultant

Brought in to lead projects for critical clients. Managed software projects from research through implementation.

Senior Project Manager

State of Michigan, DTMB, Lansing, MI

April 2013 – October 2013

Managed software project for Legislation and Regulations Agency

Created Project Charter and Plans for client approval

Identified and mitigated resource and financial risks

Developed, defined, and implemented processes and tools to meet client and project goals

Senior Project Manager

Team Detroit, Dearborn, MI / Halo Group Contract

October 2012 – March 2013

Reported to the Director of the Delivery team for Ford Motor Co. Enterprise group

Created project plans including business requirements for client presentations

Developed SOW for budget and timing for tracking purposes and client approval

Mentor project managers

Program Manager

Entertainment Publications, Troy, MI / Halo Group Contract

April 2012 – October 2012

Reported to CIO of IT

Lead developers, stakeholders, sponsors, and third-party designers to maintain existing projects as well as create new projects

Led cross-functional teams

Used JavaScript platform application for several high profile clients using Story cards for iterative development

Software Release Manager / Technical Project Manager

Destination Rewards, Plymouth, MI / Boca Raton, FL

February 2010 – March 2012

Began as QA Manager transitioned to Release Manager/Technical Project Manager based on company needs, experience, and skill set. Projects involved building reward websites for State Farm,, Citi Bank, and Humana. Wrote requirement and specification documents based on client acceptance criteria.

Created cross-functional teams to achieve more efficient development process

Created and facilitated SDLC

Worked with developers to design and implement business requirements and suggest solutions

Managed JavaScript Platform for code branch for releases using CVS, Jboss, Fisheye, PERL, and Hudson

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