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Manager Life Insurance

Marietta, GA
October 30, 2019

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Paul Gravina

Results-driven entrepreneur, seeking to use my proven Project Management and Software Quality Assurance skills to deliver projects. My 3 years’ experience building and growing a business has given me the ability to manage hours, quality and resources to complete tasks on time and under budget.



Project Manager

CASA Holding Group LLC, Marietta, GA, 2017-2019

Founded and sold company specializing in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and rental of single assets or multi-unit properties.

Utilized Agile Scrum practices to help the renovation team increase portfolio renovations producing sales profit increase of over 23% for the 2017-2019 calendar years.

Quality Assurance Analyst

Cox Automotive, Atlanta, GA, 2010–2017

Software QA tester with full Agile development life-cycle experience. Provided client and developer teams with detailed reports using ALM/Version 1/JIRA.

Performed all stages of software testing utilizing Browser Stack for company websites and mobile native, applications across multiple browsers, multiple operating systems and mobile devices (Android, IOS).

Responsible for the testing of web-site tracking (BI Intelligence) data used throughout enterprise reporting utilizing Fiddler, Putty and HTTP Fox tools.

Testing included end to end testing utilizing PL/SQL for writing and executing SQL DB queries.

Manually testing API web services (SOAP/REST) using the SoapUI testing tool.

Analyze Agile user stories, epics, requirements and technical specifications to create Test Strategies for testing that will find defects that are not easily identified by other types of testing.

Quality Assurance Manager/Scrum-Master

Tech Target, Atlanta, GA, 2006-2008

Served as Quality Assurance Manager and Scrum Master for scrum meetings, which includes daily stand-up, iteration planning, release planning, estimation planning, show and tell, and retrospective.

Managed a test team of 3 direct reports (comprised of Senior Software Test Engineers, Jr. Software Testers) by assigning tasks, providing focus and directives, and monitoring progress.

Responsible for quality assurance for all stages of software development lifecycle including requirement analysis, test plan development, and creating technical documentation for in-house developed software.

Business System Analyst

SunTrust Banks, Atlanta, GA, 2001-2005

My responsibilities included UAT, functional, database and regression testing for the SunTrust internet banking system.

Developed project requirements documentation and maintain requirements change control and documentation throughout all projects using Mercury Test Director 8.0.

Created technical design flow diagrams (Visio) illustrating the Quality Management Processes and Quality Control to be used for all software development projects.

Quality Assurance Manager

Advanced Productivity Software, Atlanta, GA, 2000-2001

As the Manager of Quality Assurance, I planned and managed personal and the implementation of software quality assurance activities and projects for the DTE Axiom, which provides time tracking and management, usage tracking, and cost recovery software for law firms.

Manage QA personal (2) and activities through production including testing, code releases, creating test cases and scripts, tracking website defects.

Developed business client testing strategies, test cases, and conditions; tested and monitored testing efforts; reviewed and approved new system behavior to ensure alignment with business requirements and objectives.

Technical Support Business Analyst

Ceridian, Atlanta, GA, 1998-2000

My role was to work in a cross-functional team environment with different geographical located teams on multiple projects using Agile/Waterfall methods to capture stakeholder's vision through elicitation. Provided references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation.

Responsible for gathering and analyzing client requirements and documenting them following the Ceridian corporate formats.

Implemented an E-Mail management system for Ceridian. This involved identifying problems with the existing process and system, providing recommended improvements, developing an implementation plan, and presenting to management for approval.

Responsible for developing test plans, designing test scripts, creating test scripts, executing tests, reporting and tracking defects and regression testing.

Group Underwriter Business Analyst

Canada Life Insurance, Atlanta, GA, 1995-1998

Responsibilities included group underwriting and analyzing customers, evaluating new and existing policies making pricing recommendations.


Scrum Master Certification

Scrum Master Product Owner Certification

ICP-Agile Certified Professional

ICP-APM Agile Project Management

Agility Health Facilitator

Six Sigma Green Belt


Able to define and initiate projects and assign team members, manage costs, schedule, while working to ensure the ultimate success of various projects.

Provided direction to personnel responsible for project execution, equipment, coordination, scope, budget, quality to assure prompt project close outs.

Coached new team members which resulted in early delivery of projects and reduced process waste caused by lack of agile methodology understanding.

Partnered with the automation team to define manual processes to automate accelerating multiple applications time to market by 25% using software quality tools Selenium, Jenkins and IntelliJ.


Agile Coaching

Backlog Grooming

Business Case Writing

Capacity Planning

Cost Control


Methodologies (Waterfall, Agile)

Requirements Gathering

Risk Management


Sprint Planning

Stake Holders Demonstrations

User Stories


Kennesaw State University-Continuing Education

Java Programming

Kennesaw State University- Continuing Education

Project Management

Expert Rating- Continuing Education

Six Sigma Green Belt


Lean Management

Project Management Tools

High Speed Project Management

Open College of the Arts-Continuing Education

Digital Photography



Mercury Interactive School-Continuing Education

Load Runner

Quick Test Professional

Test Director

Kennesaw State University-Continuing Education

Creating Web Pages

Advanced Web Pages

Microsoft Front Page

IONA College-Communications

New Rochelle, New York

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