Prospect, CT ***** 908.433.7194C
Accomplished executive, with a unique and extensive blend of Supply Chain, E Commerce, Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing, Finance, ERP, and HR technology solutions experience, from a consulting, sales, people development, process, and business perspective. Proven ability to assess business needs, mentor team members, implement strategic solutions, and create a competitive advantage. Successful leader, with a strong commitment to meeting client goals, and ensuring company success, by examining applications, infrastructure, processes, and team structures, in order to provide quality service to both clients and team.
Experienced in being “hands on”, in addition to leading and mentoring small/medium and large sized implementation teams supporting packaged and custom software for Data-Warehousing/Business Intelligence, ERP, POS, WMS, TMS, SCM, CRM, Merchandising, ATG and other E Commerce solutions, in addition to Finance, HR, PLM, and Web technology
Consultative Sales and Industry leadership expertise in IT and Business Process assessment strategies, program direction, attaining profitability goals, mentoring, and the creation of effective teams
Business development and “C” level presentation skills to executive teams and Board members
Incorporated operational changes for Business Intelligence analysis, to reduce the IT and Business expenses of a $2B U.S. based auto parts retailer
Restructured and mentored the project teams, redefined the roles of the business participants, and created an effective operational and implementation strategy of a Teradata-Informatica-Microstrategy DW/BI rollout for Web Analytics at Best Buy
Directed an ATG E Commerce upgrade at Best Buy corporation, leading a team of 100 on and offshore resources, sold additional E Commerce work in this area to increase account value
Sasken Technologies, LTD, Morristown, NJ February 2014 – Present
Associate Vice President/Retail CPG IT Head
Head of the Retail and CPG IT Practice area for Sasken Technologies. This practice area provides IT services ranging from the linking of Business and IT strategies with an effective and proven methodology, through Application Development, Support, Testing Services, Analytics Services, and Infrastructure Services with specific expertise in Mobility Application Development.
Managed and mentored a development team of 30 business development and technical IT professionals utilizing Waterfall and Agile methodologies
Initiated and created the processes for this newly formed professional services group within Sasken
Lead an Epicor financial application upgrade at a fashion retailer in NYC
Responsible for all service offerings including: CRM, Supply Chain, ERP, POS, Merchandising, E Commerce, DW/BI, WMS, TMS, SCM, Finance, Procurement and PLM
Developed the Go-To-Market strategy, presenting to Retail and CPG industry executives
Lead IT organization evaluations, and portfolio rationalization initiatives at a major RFID solution vendor
Represented Sasken at industry events, and presented our offerings to attendees
Lead product evaluations of Data Visualization tools such as Tableau, and Qlik View
Grew the Retail/CPG practice to a $1M business unit within Sasken
P + L responsibility including return on investment validation(EVM)
19 Ash Lane
Prospect, CT 06712 908-433-7194C
Wipro Technologies, East Brunswick, NJ June 2010 – February 2014
Senior Program Director/Supply Chain/Distribution
A $6B IT services provider based in New Jersey and India. Responsible for Retail, Business Intelligence, Supply Chain/Distribution, Merchandising, Finance, PLM, CPG, E Commerce, Business Development, and Account Quality/Delivery Effectiveness.
Initiated the resolution of issues, by mentoring both onshore and offshore resources, related to development and support for a $2M Teradata Data Warehousing Business Intelligence initiative, at Best Buy. Including integration to Hyperion, SAP, and other systems. Effectively delivering this initiative, allowed the client to generate additional business during their peak holiday season
Led the rollout of a $3M Oracle POS(RPAS) and SAP/BI international implementation, supporting a retail customers expansion into the UK, China, Turkey, and Mexico markets
Evaluated existing DW/BI, Merchandising, Finance, Corporate Systems, and E Commerce implementation methodology, and business process adherence, governance, and portfolio issues at Best Buy.
Led the implementation of a $2M Supply Chain/Red Prairie Transportation Management System, which included the streamlining of inbound and outbound supply chain processes, decreasing cost, and increasing timeliness of deliveries to 1200+ Best Buy stores and E Commerce fulfillment
Sold and led a $.5M JDA, and Epicor Merchandising and Supply Chain upgrade from v7.4.2 to v7.7 initiative at Coach, Inc. in NYC. The team size for this solution was 10 resources.
Sold and led a $6M Teradata DW/BI conversion initiative at Target stores
ALFRED DUNNER, New York, NY January 2007 – June 2010
Vice President of IT
A $400M privately held apparel manufacturer and wholesale distributor, for clients such as J.C. Penney, Macy’s, and Dillard’s.
Spearheaded a strategic five-year Supply Chain/Distribution/PLM IT plan, to align business goals with IT initiatives. Lead the evaluation of JD Edwards, Epicor, SAP and Lawson Finance solutions
Directed and mentored a team of 15 IT professionals, supporting Distribution, Business Intelligence, Supply Chain and all Distribution Center Technology Applications, POS, Infrastructure, EDI/Electronic Commerce, ERP, Finance, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), supporting a $400M business
Negotiated and led the implementation of an applications and infrastructure disaster recovery contract with IBM, to ensure business continuity of all NY and NJ facilities
Lead the selection and implementation of the Gerber Web PDM application, and Lawson for Finance
ACCENTURE, Minneapolis, MN June 2005–January 2007
Senior Manager Retail IT Practice/Supply Chain
A global professional services firm, specializing in IT/Business process outsourcing, IT project implementations, and IT effectiveness studies.
Oversaw Supply Chain effectiveness studies at apparel and electronics retail clients
Quality and sales executive for a 220 person Teradata Data Warehousing/Business Intelligence Initiative, at an $8B retail client
Evaluated various solutions and streamlined business and IT processes, to reduce costs and prepare the client for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Led a team of 6 professionals to complete this assignment.
19 Ash Lane
Prospect, CT 06712 908-433-7194C
KARABUS MANAGEMENT, Toronto, Canada June 2002 – June 2005
Director U.S. IT Practice/Supply Chain
A $20M Canadian based, retail management consulting firm, specializing in merchandising, supply chain, inventory control, assortment optimization, and IT.
Acted as interim CIO to define the Systems Infrastructure and IT team, for a $300M apparel Retailer, which included E Commerce, PLM, DW/BI, Supply Chain Systems, EMC SAN, SQL Server 2000 and Windows based servers
Redesigned business operational processes, evaluated “build vs. buy” options, and successfully integrated the PKMS Warehouse Management System, STS Merchandising/ERP application, Lawson financials, Oracle Data Warehouse, and Triversity, as the store systems(POS) solution
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
POLO RALPH LAUREN INC., Lyndhurst, NJ, Senior Director, Distribution Applications & Development 2000 – 2002
LIZ CLAIBORNE INC., North Bergen, NJ, Director of Distribution Applications Development 1996 – 2000
RITE AID CORPORATION, Camp Hill, PA, System Manager Distribution Systems 1993 – 1996
AMES DEPARTMENT STORES, Rocky Hill, CT, Project Leader Distribution/Merchandising Systems 1991 – 1993
Oracle Financial Suite, Oracle H/R Payroll, Retek, Triversity, Epicor, JDA, EXE, JD Edwards, Lawson, STS, Profit Logic, Manhattan Associates PKMS, Microstrategy, Informatica, Business Objects, Web PDM, Teradata, Red Prairie, PeopleSoft, Cisco VOIP, IBM Mainframe, AS400, Sun, Oracle, UNIX, SQL Server 2000, MS Office Suite, Structured Design Methodologies, Project and Vendor Management, MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, .Net
BS in Business Studies, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Summa cum Laude
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