Cutting edge IT executive with an entrepreneurial spirit, strong business acumen and record of success in delivering solutions to operations, cost management and risk reduction issues.
Operations and finance expert
Research and analysis
Human resources management
Public speaking talent
Marketing and advertising
Human resources management
Marketing and advertising
Chief Executive Officer01/2010
to Current Niche Trading, Inc – St. Louis,
Opening Doors to the mid-west for international trade Responsible for developing and managing business strategy and key partner relationships to ensure success of Niche Trading's business vision.
Directly responsible for successful execution of key performance indicators to sustain a profitable and cost effective business strategy.
Includes business development, product development and oversee commercial plan execution.
Information Technology Manager Team Lead01/2001
to 01/2009 Monsanto Company – St. Louis, Mexico,
Global provider of agricultural products for farmers.
Restructured Global expense management team of 10 employees and established cross-functional, self-managed results-driven philosophy, improved expense software implementation, developed support capabilities and drove productivity gains of U$S300,000.
Led global rollout for Concur (SAAS) hosted expense management tool for 35 countries.
Hired, mentored and developed team.
Led the SAP and Application development team for the 22 country LAN region.
Team of 11 analysts and programmers, with application delivery and support for Corporate functions (Finance, HR, Manufacturing, Commercial, IT, Legal, Research).
Aligned IT organization to optimize productivity, improve operational effectiveness and ensured delivery of various key SAP projects in LAN utilizing Monsanto Project Lifecycle.
Partnered with executive and senior management to communicate vision, establish alignment with enterprise-wide processes, drive and manage change and led strategic planning process for the Latin America North region to prioritize information technology needs, created strategic IT roadmap aligned with business goals, and improved management of U$S1.8 million budget and project delivery.
Championed and developed Latin America North application team which led to regional autonomy to own the implementation of SAP for Venezuela and saved U$S200,000.
Hired, mentored and developed staff.
Led the Internet Applications Support and Quality Assurance (QA) team.
Re-organized the Support & QA function and implemented key process changes that improved support management, and reduced calls and unplanned outages by over 50%.
Led four full Project Life Cycle implementations of SAP for several global locations.
Led SAP-Plant Maintenance, MRO, Warehouse Management and custom interfaces to support WCM business process.
Co-Managed and facilitated three-day global IT conference.
Developed and implemented a strategic focus on Cross-cultural communication for information technology professionals.
Integrated new values and behaviors for 800-member global IT organization.
Partnered with businesses stakeholders to identify, define, perform gap analysis, design processes, develop solutions via SAP configuration and implement in SAP-PM, PS, MM, MRO, WM.
Team Lead Management Consultant01/1996
to 01/2001 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC), Buenos Aires – St. Louis,
Global organization that provides creative, innovative solutions to complex business issues.
Led globally diverse IT teams implementing ERP and custom application solutions to achieve business goals.
Projects included software selection, functional requirements definition, application management, interface functional design, scope definition, training, project planning, configuration of SAP-PM, MM, CO, WM, PS, scripting, process definition, gap identification, localization and all phases of software implementation life cycle.
Implemented all projects on time and within budget.
Led the logistics team of 17 members from three companies to implement a complex SAP/interface IT solution for managing the upstream logistics and maintenance process for a global petroleum company.
Completed project on time and within U$S800,000 budget.
Led team of 5 SAP consultants and managed the global SAP-PP training program to train and certify SAP consultants, which resulted in certifications of over 300 consultants.
Business Development Manager Construction Manager01/1993
to 01/1994 Building Construction Real Estate Development – Belize City,
Administered and coordinated construction project in Belize City to raise a 90 year-old colonial wooden structure seven feet higher and increase office space by 2800 square feet for rental income.
Oversaw project including conducting a feasibility study, defining the project plan, establishing the budget, securing funds, construction management and rental contract, which resulted in ROI of U$S700,000.
Business Analyst Management Consultant01/1991
to 01/1993 COBROTech Corporation – St. Louis, Spain,
Provides business services for Maintenance software solutions for aviation management.
Performed business development in Spain for maintenance operations improvements.
Developed strategic relationships with local and multi-national firms for CMMS/TPM implementation and support in the manufacturing sector, generated revenue of U$S100,000.
Identified and defined system requirements for application development of client/server applications for various airline customers.
Follow-up review for software quality/enhancements.
Installed, implemented and supported hardware/software solutions in the United States and South America.
Conducted training and provided software support for clients.
B.A: International Business1 1990Saint Louis University-
SAP R/3 Production Planning, Materials Management and Plant Maintenance Modules, APO Aspentech's Mimi Planning and Tools applications PWC- Project Management Curriculum CMMI - Capability Maturity Module Integration Fortune 500 and client Engagements TotalFinaElf, Smurfit-Stone, Monsanto, MetroGas, TotalFina Elf, Massisa, Smurfit-Stone, Plastek, FAA, Sabre Decision Technologies, BP Amoco, LAPA, UEE.
Our Lady of the Pillar School Board Member (current-2014) YouthBridge Advisory Council (current-2014) Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Council (Current-2013) Vice President Monsanto Hispanic Network (2003-2005) Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board Member (2005)