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Experienced PMO

United States
September 24, 2008

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Experienced Project management professional with strong leadership skills and more than fifteen years implementing applications, enhancements, and best practices, in the banking and financial sectors while guiding project teams on large and complex initiatives to successful implementations.


2007 - 2008 Enterprise Solution Providers - [Project management consultancy]

Director PMO practice

 Developed and implemented Project Management Office operational model including workflows and supporting documentation at AIG.

 Developed PPM implementation strategy including schedule and milestones.

 Collaborated in development of assessment tool for evaluation and remediation of third party Project Management practices.

 Developed PMO structure along with documentation for internal enforcement.

 Designed and implemented project and customer-centric document repository.

2004 - 2007 The Bank of New York - [Global Asset Management]

VP PMO - Manager IT Budget System

 Managed enterprise-wide IT budget application accounting for two thousand resources and $160 million.

 Prepared quarterly and yearly IT forecasts tracking performance and reporting deviations to senior management.

 Developed IT budget process, workflows, procedures and supporting documentation.

 Led team to develop requirements, select, evaluate, test and implement third party PPM application across the organization.

 Instrumental in definition and execution of vision, goals and PMO roadmap and obtaining organizational commitment and management's support.

 Overviewed large and complex projects, facilitating Steering Committee meetings, Status meetings as well as enforcing SDLC and SOX compliance.

 Identified critical issues and brought multi year $40 million troubled project with more than 50 dedicated resources under control.

1995 - 2004 Deutsche Bank AG, NY - [Global Investment bank]

VP Business Support Project Manager

 Led aggressive implementation abroad with small opportunity window and tight deadlines in order to obtain license and avoid losing customers.

 Deputy department head accountable for staff administration, planning, budget submission and control, vendor management and system / interfaces support.

 Managed project team across geographical zones including four resources physically located in Bangalore, India, realizing value and achieving goals within budget and on schedule consistently over three years.

 Created project plans and managed projects through full lifecycle including requirements gathering, execution, monitoring, control, implementation and closing never missing an important deadline in four years.

 Developed and documented processes and procedures for CMMI compliance.

 Leveraged operational and accounting knowledge to bridge gaps between IT and business.

1982 -1995 Republic National Bank of New York – [Commercial and Private Bank]

VP Accounting Manager

 Managed up to 10 people in Commercial Loans Accounting and Customers’ Payments and Disbursement Services.

 Developed and implemented numerous improvements to the workflow and processes while strengthening internal controls.

 Investigated differences and system problems in fast paced environment disclosing root causes and ensuring adequate solutions were adopted.

 Managed evaluation, testing and challenging multi-year implementation of Loan system and interfaces including 20 thousand transactions valued at over $200 billions.

1979 -1982 Young & Young Touche Ross Int’l – [External Auditors]

Senior Auditor

 Directed auditing of Banks and Financial Institution in several countries.

 Identified internal controls and weaknesses in third parties workflow process providing recommendation to Board of Directors and participating in implementation of remediation.


 University of Panama, Panama [BBA, Major in Accounting]

 General Management and conflict resolutions

 Diversity in the Work Environment

 Public Speaking

 Project Management [Certified Project Management Professional, PMP]

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