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IT Architect / Developer

Conyers, Georgia, United States
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January 18, 2017

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James Worthington

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Conyers, Ga.30012



My career has focused on the creation, capture, collection, dissemination, consumption, manipulation, and utilization of data to make substantial bottom-line contributions to successful data-driven organizations.

I have held a variety of internal, external, and independent business and technical positions including Director of Materials Management for an acute care healthcare facility, Director of Enterprise Analytics and Reporting Strategy for an international IT consulting organization, IT Solution Architect for one of the world’s most recognizable media companies, and Senior Engineer for the inventor of multi-dimensional database technology.

I have used my strong functional, financial, operational, and technical background and capabilities to deliver information management solutions and provide exceptional business value to a diverse portfolio of startups and Fortune 500 companies spanning many verticals, including healthcare, media, software, life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, food services, energy, and apparel.

I am now using these skills as co-founder and CEO of Belltane, a full service Oracle cloud solution provider. Belltane delivers sales and managed services across a broad range of Oracle solutions, including ERP Cloud, IoT Cloud, HCM Cloud, BI Cloud, Planning Cloud, and more. We have recently become IBM partners and are Tier 3 members of the IBM Blockchain Ecosystem.

Skills and Assets

Architectural level knowledge of multiple IT technologies and disciplines (ERP, BI EPM, IoT and Blockchain focus). Strong and proven financial and operational business acumen. Professional negotiator with outstanding contract and vendor management experience and skill. Excellent written, verbal, and presentational communication skills. Proven IT implementer providing maximum business value. Consensus builder. Exceptionally fast learner. Strategic thinker. Dedicated and committed to satisfying all requirements for success.

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Oracle BI Implementation Certified

Oracle Financials Cloud Implementation Certified

IBM Blockchain Explorer



Co-founder and CEO of an Oracle full-service cloud solution provider offering on-demand, custom, and turn-key IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions for small to medium sized businesses. Create and manage the design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs, products and services. Decision maker, leader, manager and executor. Ultimate responsibility for building a successful organization.

2012-2016 Edgewater / Ranzal White Plains, NY

Director of Enterprise Analytics and Reporting Strategy

Established, built, directed and grew the Ranzal BI Practice from $0 to $2.5M annually in 30 months. Positioned Ranzal as a leader in EPM / BI convergence. Obtain, plan, administer and implement multiple simultaneous enterprise OBI / OBIA projects across diverse customers and verticals. Own and manage all deliverables, client relationships, staff, P/L, and budgets from initial contact (RFPs, SOWs, deal closing, etc.) to successful turnover (implementation, documentation, training, etc.). Extremely technical with skills and projects covering all aspects of OBIEE; BI Apps, ETL (Informatica, ODI), DAC, DW, EPM, ADF, Java/APIs, BICS, SV, RESTful, etc. Recognized internally and externally as the Ranzal go-to BI solution expert. Client list crossed many verticals, including Media, Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Insurance, Manufacturing, Food Services, etc. Oracle Partner Advisory Council. Staff of 5 dedicated and 5 shared.

2004-2012 Turner Broadcasting Corp Atlanta, Ga

Application Architect

Architect for full lifecycle systems and development over 7 years of 24/7/365 global enterprise Hyperion suite from initial 6.5/3.5 implementation to System9 upgrade comprising 20 Planning apps, 40 analytical cubes, 4 HFM apps, MDM/DRM, HAL, Reports, custom user integration portals (2) using 25 mixed Linux/Windows machines each in 4 environments (DEV, QA, UAT, PROD). Architect, design and develop ETL layer (HAL/SQL). Oversee design and build of custom self-service data/metadata integration portals. Architect, design and develop shell routines, MaxL, SQL, Calc scripts, etc. for automated maintenance and data and metadata loads. Act as mentor and resource for development staff and coordinate technical design and development across projects. Time Warner and TBS BI committees founding member.

2003-2004 Suntory Water Group Marietta, Ga.

Hyperion Consultant

Essbase DBA and Development. Database tuning and performance. Backup procedures and nightly calc processes. Upgrade Essbase 6.1 to 6.5.4. Migrate Essbase Applications to Unix (HP-UX). Develop Budgeting COGS Material Cost Essbase Application. Automate ETL load, including dimension updates and load rules. Technical analysis and recommendations comparing and contrasting Oracle Olap / Data Warehouse, MicroStrategy, Sagent, and Essbase.

2000–2002 Hyperion Solutions Kennesaw, Ga.

Senior Software Engineer

Full lifecycle design, development, and support of packaged enterprise-level eCRM analytical applications for Hyperion Solutions. Customer Interaction Center, Sales Force Automation, Product Marketing, Product Quality, Workload, and Field Services.

Design and create rdbms datamarts with fact and dimension tables (installation scripts, indexes, views, etc); create the extract, transform, and load (ETL) stored procedures (T-SQL, DB2, Oracle, and Informatica and Ascential) to populate the datamarts; design and create the ETL procedures for Essbase Cubes; design and create standard and example HTML and XML Web OLAP Reports (AlphaBlox, Hyperion Reports) and SQL drill down support. (ROLAP). Lead the port of all applications to DB2.

Author design documentation and review, revise and approve all product documentation. Documentation included entity relationship diagrams (ERD), implementation manuals, user manuals, training manuals, etc. Responsible for the technical aspect of helping to create, train, and support the quality assurance team for my division. Review and approve all QA test plans, testing, environment, etc. Test and determine performance-tuning recommendations. Support internal and external implementation and training teams

For these and many other contributions to Hyperion, I was awarded the division spotlight award and promoted to Senior Software Engineer.

1998–2000 The Unity Corporation Atlanta, Ga.

Owner / Operator

Imagine, design, and create internet purchasing and supply chain management software and services solutions.

Analyze and identify ebusiness and ecommerce requirements and design solutions.

Database design, business process and data flow analysis, reporting requirements, application implementations and software development.

Internet application design and creation (VisualCafe, Active Server Pages). Web site design and creation (HTML, DHTML, ASP, java, javascript, VBScript, and Perl/CGI)

Create, populate and migrate databases to and from Oracle, Informix, Sybase, dbase, ascii, spreadsheets, etc; reiteratively, manually and using import and migration functionality.

Create ad hoc and stored procedure queries in Sybase (isql), SQL Server7 (Transact-SQL), Paradox, and Alpha5. Utilize Visio for database design, data, data flow, and business process modeling.

Identify requirements and design and create reports with Monarch, ReportWriter, RDBMS functionality, etc.

Create financial spreadsheets and customer presentations, etc.

1997–1998 The Worthington Group Marathon, Fl.

Owner / Operator

Implement healthcare Materials Management Information Systems.

Total project management including solicit, consult, advise, design, coordinate and implement.

Identify, design and create ad hoc and stored procedures, queries, and reports. Database design, creation, migration and conversion, and insure data integrity with Alpha5, Paradox, ReportWriter, Monarch Reports

Riverview Regional Medical Center surgery M.M.I.S. (225 bed H.M.A. Hospital)

Georgia Urology supply chain analysis and recommendations (25 location MedPartners physician practice management group).

1992–1997 Fishermen’s Hospital Marathon, Fl.

Director of Materials Management

Complete authority and responsibility for $3M annual supply and capital expenditure budget.

Made significant financial and operational contributions assisting Fisherman’s Hospital in becoming the most profitable hospital in America (1992, WSJ, percent of revenue).

Implement SIMON Materials Management Information System. Migrate SIMON to OPTYMMYS.

Design, install, and operate Novell 2.2 network and upgrade to Novell 3.12.

Database administration, ad hoc and stored procedure reporting requirements, design and operation in DOS, Win95, and Novell environments with Alpha4, Paradox, ReportWriter, and Monarch Reports.

Consistently met or exceeded all budgetary requirements.

1989–1992 East Alabama Medical Center Opelika, Al.


Take over, manage, & control department inventories: OR, ICU, etc.

Install MMIS systems to critical departments: ER, Anesthesia, CV, etc.

Reduced Cath Lab Inventory 75 % and expenses 25%.

1985–1988 D & S Manufacturing Reeltown, Al.

Industrial Engineer

Build 50 person apparel manufacturing operation, concept to profitability.

Cost determination, bid management, payroll, piece rate accuracy.

Time / Motion Studies, efficiency analysis, etc.

1980–1985 Opelika Manufacturing Corp. Opelika, Al.

Industrial Engineer

Complete authority and responsibility for labor cost determination for $76M multi plant apparel manufacturer.

Determine and insure accurate piece rates for 500+ person factory.

Time / Motion studies, efficiency analysis, etc.

Oversee payroll office.


1980–1989 Auburn University Auburn, Al.

Business, German, Music, Philosophy


Scottish fiddle, photography, philology, single malt, travel, history, music, reading.


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