CAREER SUMMARY: Professional Project/Delivery Manager that has managed large groups of global SME’s and sizeable budgets. Significant background successfully delivering a multitude of infrastructure initiatives for various LOB’s in Prime Brokerage, Capital Markets, Equities and Derivatives, FX and Commodities. My aggressive and persuasive personality has allowed me to overcome difficult roadblocks/bottlenecks during a project’s lifecycle and successfully deliver on time and on/under budget. Infrastructure management expertise includes but not limited to: storage build-out, server consolidation, trading platform expansion, data center migration, data masking, storage virtualization, etc. Strong leadership and social skills have fostered open communication between my team members from whom I expect full accountability and I expect the same of myself to my team members and superiors. Provide “outside the box” thinking for situations where warranted which has led to financial savings for certain LOB’s. Have yielded significant savings by delivering projects on time and under budget.
Project Manager April 2015 – September 2015
Successfully orchestrated and implemented the full E2E on-boarding of client applications.
Trained and educated the client on storage virtualization and data masking offerings and demonstrated the benefits yielded like storage savings and regulatory compliance.
Developed and executed plans to meet or exceed quarterly/annual renewal and expansion performance objectives.
Created and redefined the successful training/on boarding for all application teams engaged on Delphix offerings.
Created and maintained high level plans and reported weekly status/risk/issues/achievements.
Developed strong, trusted-advisor relationships with customer executives and managers.
Drove timely customer deployments to accelerate Delphix’s ability to pursue subsequent account expansion.
Provided daily hands on support/trouble-shooting for any and all issues to all levels of senior management.
GRMS IT Consulting (for Deutsche Bank)
Technical Project Manager/Consultant March 2012 – March 2015
As part of the Test Environment Transformation program, I managed/performed/reduced, application incidents focused on top 20 identified issues.
Ran “health” remediation initiatives for DB applications that focused on: Access Mgmt, DR compliance, Technology Roadmap Compliance, Capacity Mgmt, SLA definition, Incident/Problem Resolution, etc.
Reduced application maintenance costs by $1 M by decommissioning unused infrastructure.
Created/collaborated on project charter, along w/ other program documentation, for Operational Excellence 2.1 Program whose focus was to save 15MM EURO by optimizing the testing environments within Deutsche Bank.
Managed & collaborated on various sub-streams of OpEx 2.1 that focused on delivering On Demand virtual environments; create solution that provides/manufactures testing data for time to market demand and building E2E managed UAT environments for specific business processes.
Managed and worked directly w/ the Application groups and the vendor (Delphix), to implement and optimize the physical storage reduction while simultaneously creating virtual storage databases, which generated substantial savings in Run-the-Bank as well as optimizing the resource allocation of all DBA/similar requestors.
Managed the E2E lifecycle of hundreds of applications that required mitigation of risk and compliance requirements, by offering “sanitized” test data provisioning, thus adhering to compliance standards.
Bank of America
VP; Senior Tech Project Manager/Portfolio Lead June 2009 – November 2011
Fostered and maintained relationships between Business Technology Groups and Infrastructure build teams for all projects within the Global Rates, Currencies and Commodities and various other Capital Markets groups.
Led weekly meetings with Business Technology Groups and procurement teams to identify areas of potential cost reduction/savings prior to project initiation.
Generated cost reduction by using re-deployable hardware for the Business platforms
Investigated and eliminated the under-utilized hardware/infrastructure – generating up to 40% savings in monthly hosting charges.
Managed and delivered the recovery of high-visibility Market Data project which had initial savings of $750,000 to $1,000,000 annually.
Developed project plans, budget estimates, build-out of the project teams and managed project timelines and deliverables within required standards for the Project Management Model.
Understanding of business platforms and their requirements, thus allowing the provisioning of strategic and cost saving solutions in the project initiation process.
Worked on and delivered various audit compliance related projects with extremely tight and aggressive timelines saving the Business Technology Groups high fine/penalties of approximately $500,000-$1,000,000 from being levied upon the bank.
Managed multiple data center migration and deployments for the Business Technology Groups at the same time.
Worked with the Business and Production release teams to ensure application/database readiness and operational turnover.
Overall project and project team management, business co-supplier relations, scheduling, testing plan and delivery for the business-aligned projects.
Managed group of Technology Project Managers for Global Rates, Currencies and Commodities, drove approximately $10 million dollars pipeline with an average number of 42 active projects quarterly.
Managed and trained TPMs in all aspects of corporate structure and in day-to-day processes, as enforced within Bank of America and Six Sigma and DMAIC protocols.
Maintained daily contact w/ PMO to stay current on changes within the project management structure and communicated to entire project team within Global Markets Research Technology.
Maintained daily communication between Finance and upcoming Business Technology Groups on upcoming project efforts to plan and staff accordingly as well as enable significant savings from an infrastructure perspective as well.
Managed execution and implementation of ISP based projects that had strict monetary and timeline restrictions.
Participated in and coordinated multiple process improvements within PMO methodologies and various initiatives in an effort to reduce latency within project deliverables.
ZeroChaos/Genesis 10 – Bank of America
Technical Project Manager/Contractor May 2006 - November 2008
Managed Secaucus data center migration that saved the bank approximately $600,000 annually and had a critical impact on Business Technology Groups operations.
Increased revenues $300,000-$400,000 building out and increasing server capacity on entire ATE (Algorithmic Trading Equities) platform.
Saved an estimated $300,000 in hosting charges consolidating the infrastructure footprint of 250+ servers utilizing VMWare and IIS technology.
Collaborated/managed on creation of SAN/NAS surplus storage “bank” which led to savings within the company.
Managed streamlining effort for the engagement guideline policy that is used for all critical path/risk assessment scenarios under project management.
Personal Sabbatical October 2005 – April 2006
Paternity leave for the birth of my twins, NinaLee and Dominik.
Customer Relations Manager February 2005 - September 2005
Managed and coordinated the start-up/support of multiple relationships between Verance and Advertisers, Ad Agencies, Radio Broadcasters and Television vendors.
Researched client issues and provided timely solutions. Worked on complex assignments where judgments were required in fostering a remedy.
Provided web based, phone and on-site training of ConfirMedia's web portal to numerous clients and their employees on a daily/weekly basis.
Mediaedge:cia September 2003 - February 2005
Negotiated and closed multi-million dollar deals with numerous networks in Upfront & Scatter markets, peak season for renegotiating contracts, for various clients.
Sponsored by Payless, partnered with networks to create ad campaigns aimed at finding and protecting abducted & missing children, which also provided an enhanced ROI for the client.
Proactively sought creative approaches to exceed client objectives and enhance ROI for both the client/agency and simultaneously training & advising 10-15 broadcast buyers/assistants.
Compaq, HP, IBM and Dell – Servers
AIX 5.x, Windows 2000/03 Server, Windows XP, Windows 2000 Pro, Linux, Windows NT4.0, Oracle, Sybase, Flat Files
Visual SourceSafe 6.0, IIS, MS Visio, MS Project, MS Office, PowerPoint, Clarity, Nexus
Bachelor's Degree in Marketing & Management January 1998 - May 1999
Hudson Valley Community College
Associate’s Degree: Business Administration August 1996 - December 1997
Colorado State University August 1994 – May 1996