ROCKWELL SCHARER, CSM, CSPO
North Hollywood, CA *1601
SENIOR PROGRAM / PROJECT MANAGER
*EDISON AWARD FOR BEST DIGITAL PRODUCT INNOVATION (2019)*
In my twenty-year career in IT Program Management I have exhibited a sincere desire to help companies succeed with their complex software implementations. As a seasoned Program, Digital Product and Project Manager in the large media sector, I’m passionate about Financial and Digital Asset Management projects. I have twenty years of Entertainment-related Media and Financial Applications implementation experience with a particular expertise in M&A, Workday HCM and Financials. I see myself as a proactive leader and liaison to the CIO or CFO to deliver system solutions to meet your business goals. As a Certified Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner, I can help drive your project to success with twenty-seven SDLC projects successfully completed.
Technical Program and Project Manager proficient in successfully implementing twenty-seven complex, full life-cycle (SDLC) Financial, Media and ERP implementations.
Expert in chairing multi-function teams with budget responsibilities of up to $24M.
Senior SME in all vendor Financial applications and Leader responsible for implementing Financial and Media Asset Applications specializing in Workday HCM/Financials, Infor M-series, SAP, Oracle
Expert as a Mergers and Acquisitions Facilitator acting as liaison between CIO, CFO and CEO.
Key Architect orchestrating the implementation of GL/AP/Capital Projects/Fixed Assets for the Space Shuttle at Rockwell International.
Merged NYU Medical Center with Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York while upgrading to Y2k successfully.
Lead Developer responsible for implementing the AP/Capital Projects/Fixed Asset cost-tracking system for Film and TV at Paramount Pictures (VIACOM) beating time and budget expectations.
Management and training of up to 30 programmers in Fortune 500 environments with up to 400 users.
Tools Knowledge: Workday HCM w/benefits Comp, Absence, Time-tracker, Payroll, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM), All Workday Financials. INFOR M:Series AP/GL/FA/CP/PR/HR/, Practice Management, Business Objects (BI), ABI Mastermind, Advanced Business Integrators, SAP Concur, SAP BI/GL/AP, SAP S/4HANA 1809-1909. Adobe Primetime Suite, WebEx, Zoom, JIRA, Confluence, Kanban, ServiceNow, MS SharePoint, MS Outlook, extensive knowledge of social media (Facebook ads, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat), Cloudflare, Digital Ocean, VESTA, CWP, Control Panel, Asana, Wrike, Agile/Scrum/Waterfall/SDLC (15 years), Mobile App Wireframes U/I U/X using InvisionApp Mock-up App (3 years), MS Office, Chroma key videography, Quality Assurance, Data Governance, A/B Testing, ABI, Project Management (4 years Agile), Technical Writing, Java eCommerce Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Proficient in MAC / iOS / IBM PC, HTML5, Proficient in Drupal maintenance, Behavioral Analytics (Keen.io, Omniture, Google, StatCounter), Non-Linear Video Streaming and Transcoding, Expert Avid Pro Tools Audio Engineer, Zendesk/Training, SmartSheet
HONORS, EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS:
WINNER OF THOMAS ALVA EDISON AWARD FOR BEST DIGITAL PRODUCT INNOVATION (2019)
Edison Award Recipient for Best Digital Media Product Innovation (2019-Media Category)
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON LUNDQUIST SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Accounting
Two-year Master’s Mentorship in Creative Writing (UCLA)
Published Author of two novels, released three pop albums on all online re-sellers (Amazon, iTunes, Kindle) with a Top-40 single on the Gavin Top-40 radio charts
THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS, BURBANK, CA 10/2019 TO 01/2020
Program Manager responsible for Change Management and Business Continuity for the global Vista M&A Project to facilitate the acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company. Responsible for production HCM TFCF Workday support and integrations. Responsible for making sure the acquisition retained Business Continuity while researching the Business Impacts of current and alternate strategic planning. (short term back-fill for Accenture Consulting)
STEALTH COMPANY, INC, LOS ANGELES, CA 05/2018 TO 10/2019
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
Chief IT Portfolio Manager responsible for managing eight offshore teams, writing Epics and Stories for four Digital Products on iOS, Android and Web for a Mobile Video Camera Application (using Agile, Scrum, Jira). Acted as Product Stakeholder and Scrum Master for the Mobile Camera Application, hardware, and AN eCommerce media exchange. Managed six offshore programing teams for two eCommerce projects. Received the Edison Award for Best Digital Product Innovation by the Thomas Alva Edison Foundation (2019).
LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES (PMO) 09/2017 TO 05/2018
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
Responsible for the implementation and upgrade of the Advanced Business Integrators (ABI) labor-tracking software at one hundred clubs, theaters and amphitheaters across the country. Key leader in transforming IT from a legacy Solutions Management team to a PMO with best practices reducing time to market and increasing operational efficiencies. Used Wrike and Asana Project Management software.
Managed SAP Concur Travel and Expense global software implementation, including managing several offshore teams, building SAP GL interfaces with reconciliation reporting using enhanced Premier Insights report writing tool to detect leakage for out of policy T&E, and providing executives a way to manage and optimize global spend for Global Procurement.
Program Manager responsible for 100 separate implementations of cloud-based labor-tracking system across America with new iOS hardware, new VPNs for non-Corporate Wi-Fi networks for iOS.
NBC UNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC, UNIVERSAL CITY, CA 10/2016 - 05/2017
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER (PMO)
Project Manager for NBC Universal Media Corporate Unified Communications. Led cross-functional team of in-house Analysts, Technical Specialists, third party Developers and QA Analysts to successfully implement two large Human Capital projects to completion: a) SumTotal HR Performance Management and b) PageUp Employee Application Management Tracking System
Converted waterfall projects to hybrid Agile Scrum methodology, responsible for writing Epics and Stories, effectively used SharePoint Enterprise project management tool to develop project plans, track, and report project status. Used ServiceNow to provide support.
Mitigated Project conflicts using Agile Methodology (acted as certified Scrum Product Owner and Scrum Master) effectively championing stakeholder goals for multiple concurrent projects.
Chaired multi-functional teams including design and technical development teams overseas.
STEALTH COMPANY, INC, LOS ANGELES, CA 02/2012 - 07/2016
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER / DIGITAL ASSET PRODUCT MANAGER
Awarded an entrepreneur grant from Palo Alto VC Law Firm Wilson Sonsini for work on mobile camera app Technology on smart devices.
Moved 15 domains and URLs to new IP/DNS addresses each with new VPNs (Cloudflare, Digital Ocean)
Recruited and Managed fifteen Academy and Emmy award-winning designers, consultants, engineers, grips, gaffers, prototypers, iOS and WordPress programmers
Managed six simultaneous overseas programming and design teams of eight people or more for programming, designing, building UX/UI wireframe screen templates using InvisionApp on iOS and Android platforms. Used Smartsheet to collaborate on project management, timelines, documents, calendars, tasks, increasing office productivity with document collaboration.
Systems Architect for an eCommerce platform– created roadmap for Product, Consumer Analytics APIs with Dynamic Ad Insertion, developed key objectives, budgets, timelines, estimates, and third-party vendors to build media exchange and capture behavior via Adobe Primetime.
Upgraded post-production workflows for non-linear recorded digital media (Adobe Primetime, MAM, SAM, DAM, ECM, Verizon Digital Media Edgecast).
Procured third-party Digital Media Asset Management System (IntelligenceBank, Adobe Primetime)
DIVERSIFIED TELCOM IT CONSULTING, INC., LOS ANGELES, CA 06/2000 TO 02/2012
President, Program Manager and Financial Software Implementation Consultant
SME for GEAC, M-Series INFOR, Consultant for SAP, PEOPLESOFT, LAWSON, JD EDWARDS, ORACLE
Launched and led Software Applications Engineering Firm to implement and integrate all components of large-scale complex Financial Applications (Workday, Geac, Infor, SAP) and ERP Business Systems for Fortune 500 clients.
Considered the Leading financial software SME and architect in the country for McCormack and Dodge, Dun and Bradstreet Software, GEAC M-Series software, with conversions to Oracle, Peoplesoft and SAP.
Managed 26 full SDLC project lifecycles to completion at Fortune 500 companies while cutting programming and administration costs an average of 30% by negotiating pricing and fees while ensuring the continuation and enhancements of services.
Championed use of User feedback in program improvements, resulting in 50% boost in customer satisfaction ratings.
Proactive Project Manager liaison between C-Level leaders to integrate or implement all Accounting Systems Modules: Workday HCM, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, HR, Accounts Receivable, Capital Projects, Fixed Assets, Custom Reporting, Government Reporting, Y2k Upgrades, Annual Software Upgrades, Custom Interfaces and Screens.
Successfully Managed IT projects in large and small company environments with budgets of $1M - $25M leading teams of 5-75 programmers and designers, and up to 400 users.
Data Migration Specialist in all financial applications AP, GL, HCM, Payroll, CP, FA, and Supply Chain Management Conversions to/from: Infor to Oracle, SAP, Workday, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Lawson (CRM, SCM, SAP).
PARAMOUNT PICTURES-VIACOM, LOS ANGELES, CA 01/1998 TO 06/2000
PROGRAM MANAGER CONSULTANT
Successful Project Manager and SME Implementation Consultant responsible for the implementation of all six GEAC/INFOR Financial Applications, leading five teams of four Systems Programmers with s100+ Users. Applications included GEAC A/P, Capital Projects, Fixed Assets and Frontline with Java GUI.
PARTIAL CLIENT LIST AS SENIOR TECHNICAL PROGRAM MANAGER, LEAD DEVELOPER CONSULTANT:
Rockwell International, (ASC) Garden Grove, CA: Senior Project Manager implementing GEAC Capital Projects cost-tracking systems for the Space Shuttle (two years)
Stealth Company Project, Workday implementation of HCM, Financials, Payroll, developed workbooks, Tenants, UAT, Parallel plan and Customer Confirmation sessions
Infor/Geac/Lawson/Dun and Bradstreet Software: Technical/Applications Project Manager Consultant
Tri-Con (YUM Brands) – PepsiCo/Taco Bell/KFC: Technical /Applications Project Manager
Ingram Entertainment: Technical /Applications Project Manager
Mount Sinai - NYU Medical Center Merger, New York, NY: Technical Project Manager responsible for M&A IT architecture and Y2k Platform upgrade, (five-year project, GEAC-SAP)
GTE Cellular Communications, Atlanta, GA: Technical/Applications Project Manager
Seagate Technology, Scotts Valley, CA: Technical Business Analyst (SAP)
Smithkline Beecham Consumer Brands, Pittsburgh, PA: Technical and Applications Project Manager
Coldwell Banker (CBRE), Laguna Hills, CA: Business Systems Analyst (PeopleSoft)
CERTIFICATIONS: VOLUNTEER WORK:
Certified Scrum Master (CSM-June ‘17) Burroughs Middle School Mentorship Program
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO-June ‘17) Operation Gratitude Mentorship (NBCUniversal)
Certified Scrum Fundamentals (CSF-June ‘17) University of Oregon Alumni Association
Portable Chroma Key Compositing and Lighting Adjustment System