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Program Manager Management

Austin, TX
May 25, 2024

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Richard Wernick

512-***-**** Austin, Texas SUMMARY

Visionary Senior Technical Program Manager with 17+ years of experience, leveraging expertise in enterprise architecture and program management to drive innovation, cost reduction, and process improvements across leading tech firms. Proven track record in developing strategic product roadmaps, spearheading high-impact projects, and leading cross-functional teams to exceed performance benchmarks.


DomainTools. Austin, TX

Senior Architectural Program Manager 2022 - 2024

§ Achieved over $1.5 million in annual cost savings by successfully deploying the first on- premises Hybrid Cloud system.

§ Led and implemented the research and development tax credit initiative through data analysis, resulting in annual savings exceeding $2.5 million.

§ Implemented a comprehensive program tracking dashboard, using expert data collection and strong organization to provide real-time updates on health, status, and progress, increasing the delivery time cycle by 30%.

§ Integrated a new product roadmap development process, reducing executive and stakeholder sign-off and approval processes by reducing lead times by 20%.

§ Accomplished cost savings of over $2 million, directing a corporate technical debt reduction initiative.

§ Successfully integrated a series of new program management toolsets and Enterprise Architecture best practices, significantly improving corporate efficiency. The Knot Worldwide. Austin, TX

Senior Technical Program Manager, e-Commerce Product & Technology 2021 - 2022

§ Spearheaded the launch of the Vera Wang wedding products collection in collaboration with Vera Wang and her team, resulting in a 15% increase in paper goods and merchandise sales

§ Led the development of the first foil-embedded paper product, capturing a 10% share of company-wide paper revenue

§ Oversaw the development and implementation of a cutting-edge state e-commerce system, laying the groundwork for targeting $100 million in annual revenue

§ Facilitated the onboarding of two new third-party printing organizations, expanding company capabilities and enabling the introduction of advanced products and services, increasing revenue by 16%

§ Lead the development and integration of Enterprise Architecture flameworking methodology, reducing ideation to production cycle-time release by 12%

§ Championed first series of product releases leveraging Smartsheet’s enterprise level integrated with Jira and Trello software packages. Red Hat. Austin, TX

Senior Technical Program Manager, Ecosystems 2018 - 2021

§ Launched the first Cloud Native marketplace for Red Hat entitlements on IBM Cloud Paks, driving an 18% increase in accessibility and service utilization

§ Propelled new business growth by an impressive 28% through a highly efficient streamlining of Partner and Container Certification data management and reporting capabilities.

§ As a leader, orchestrated the decommissioning of eight Salesforce instances via the migration to a future-state Tableau authoritative data repository, which increased cycle time by 16%

§ Successfully implemented enterprise architecture best practices, leading to an 18% increase in organizational initiatives, evangelizing across the entire enterprise.

§ Managed program initiatives to reduce the signal-to-noise ratio, leading to a 92% partner retention rate.

§ Contributed to integrating and migrating data from the Atlassian software suite's on-premises

(AS-IS) model to the new cloud-based solution (TO-BE) architecture. Improved production cycle-time development by over 24%.

§ Introduced Zachman and EA3 enterprise architecture flameworking best practices, reduced program planning and ideation by over 30 days.

Red Hat. Austin, TX

Senior Partner Program Manager 2014 – 2018

§ Developed and implemented a channel partner program initiative establishing a network of global professionals, leading to 32 new partners and $8 million annually in revenue.

§ Developed the organization's first eLearning and certification products program, growing revenue from $125K to $820K.

§ Integrated Red Hat Ceph software-defined storage platform with Dell Technologies' new Hyper-Converged infrastructure solutions, resulting in over $1 million annually.

§ Guided all OEM technology hardware and software partners through the Red Hat certification process achieving guarantee compatibility with Red Hat storage portfolio

§ Measured the success of campaigns through ROI, KPIs, and OKRs and reported up to C- Level management.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston, TX

Senior Engineering Program Manager 2013 – 2014

§ Directed the successful launch of HPE Moonshot's pioneering hyperconverged software- defined servers, driving $12 million in annual revenue post-release

§ Developed and integrated a new OEM light touch model, providing a 28% reduction in manufacturing costs.

§ Engineered new Hyper-Scale systems tests and failure analysis processes, compressing lead times by 38%.

§ Resolved multiple critical supplier component issues for project Moonshot, leading to a cost savings of over $1 million

Dell Technologies Round Rock, TX

Senior Program Engineer 2007 – 2013

§ Led the development and successful delivery of innovative enterprise series DC power supplies for the DoD and Telecommunications industry, generating an initial $40 million in sales over a five-year period

§ Introduced new bridge-to-goal pareto analysis and methodologies for OEM suppliers, resulting in a more than 25% decrease in the early failures. "Infant Mortality Rate"

§ Established cutting-edge thermal chamber testing and diagnostic capabilities, significantly enhancing quality standards throughout the entire MDXX product line

§ Pioneered the development of a new Joint Activation Group (JTAG) interface for on-chip x86 hardware in-circuit emulation, tailored for advanced debug and failure analysis, leading to enhanced manufacturing yield rates

§ Innovated the creation of high-efficiency gold and platinum-rated power supplies for the entire MDXX series of storage products in both 9u and 3u configurations.

§ Spearheaded the engineering integration of Dell Technologies acquisitions of Compellent & EqualLogic storage solutions, leading to over a 14% increase in revenue over five years. EDUCATION

The Pennsylvania State University, State College PA, World Campus Master of Science, Enterprise Architecture & Business Transformation Concentrations: Business Engineering, Program/Project Management, Information Sciences Dissertation/Capstone: Solution to Blockchain Scalability in U.S. Financial Capital Markets Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Master of Science, Administrative Studies

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering Technology PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Jira MS-Office Confluence MS Project Trello Rally Smartsheet’s Visio Lucidchart Monday. com Adobe Asana Suite Google SalesForce Suite SOFT SKILLS

Program Forecasting & Delivery Release Management Agile Waterfall Kanban New Product Introduction Change Management Cost Reduction Enterprise Architecture Zachman TOGAF ITIL Software Delivery Product Road Mapping KPIs & OKRs CI/CD SOWs SLAs SDLC Scrum SaaS


Network-Attached Storage (NAS) Storage Area Network (SAN) Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Windows SaaS Hybrid Cloud Kubernetes Ceph Storage OpenShift NVMe APIs AWS Azure

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