Scope of responsibility has included annual oversight of project portfolio with 38 initiatives worth $30 million, supported by 30-member teams, $5 million capital budget, and $2 million operating budget per initiative. Career highlights encompass winning CIO award for generating $6 million in annual savings across single initiative, lowering overall costs by almost 10% while negotiating $2 million in vendor contracts, improving project delivery efficiencies by 40%, and enhancing MS Project software performance by 30
Produced savings of over $6 million in first year while also winning CIO award for initiative, after implementing managed print environment in 12-floor metro-Columbus area pilot project. Utilized industry standards for print device usage, deploying most technologically efficient devices, controlling toner and ink usage, and improving print experience for individual users in formerly inefficient environment, where large number of legacy and under-utilized print devices existed, printer cartridge inventories were stockpiled, and new printers procured when existing devices were available
CONSULTING SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER January 2015 to CurrentLIMITED BRANDS － Columbus, OhioColumbus, Ohio (2015 - PRESENT) L Brands, through Victoria's Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel, is an international company which sells lingerie, personal care and beauty products, apparel and accessories. The company operates more than 2,900 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and its brands are sold in about 600 franchised additional locations worldwide. L Brands recorded sales of $11.5 billion in 2014 and employs more than 80,000 associates. CONSULTING SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER Leading a converged, next generation infrastructure implementation program with a budget of $4 million - managing the planning, execution and reporting of a strategic corporate initiative to implement Hitachi Data Systems' Unified Compute Platform in a phased approach.
CONSULTING PROGRAM MANAGER - DIGITAL STRATEGY January 2014 to January 2015THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER － Columbus, OhioColumbus, Ohio (2014 - 2015) Academic medical center - ranked "one of America's Best" by U.S. News & World Report in 11 specialties, only central Ohio hospital ranked as "America's Best" in 2010, and recognized for 22 years as top-performing hospital - center has 77 locations, six hospitals, 12+ research institutes, and care facilities with 17,000 employees. CONSULTING PROGRAM MANAGER - DIGITAL STRATEGY Leveraged strategic planning and risk management skills as well as advanced knowledge of project management to assist with Medical Center Digital Strategy Program coordination - comprised of executing daily program management activities encompassing project scope, schedule, cost, issues, risks, quality, and benefits - reporting all project progress to Project Management Office, senior leadership, and two executive level committees. As internal technology manager charged with oversight of internal IT systems and digital marketing projects - spanning such initiatives as environmental branding design and deployment, digital strategy program phase II planning, Wexner Medical Center website redesign, environmental branding turnover and training documentation, and digital strategy program - accountabilities included management of $1.2 million capital budget supported by two direct-report project management staff. Regularly enhanced communications between University Medical Center Digital Marketing team and other internal teams, by scheduling regular weekly meetings to communicate progress and challenges, proactively engaging leaders on teams, and soliciting feedback from teams to devise solutions, cut costs, and re-allocate resources to complete initiatives on time and within budget. ● Grew productivity of project teams by about 20% from date-of-hire by streamlining communications and program collaboration site, eliminating redundant meetings, distributing meeting minutes to reduce follow-up inquiries and ad-hoc questions, and altering protocol by socializing links throughout company documentation and calendars. ● Reduced labor expenses by total of $24,000 on Pentagram and Verndale contract by re-allocating cheaper internal resources to complete work instead of using vendors. ● Formulated comprehensive proposal to save employer $8,000 annually by migrating environmental branding content management from physical to virtual servers, returning two physical server assets and two terabytes of storage to data center for reallocation. ● Initiated planning of Phase Two of Digital Strategy Program, heading initial scoping and high-level white boarding sessions, which became twice-weekly team meetings used to develop more details on potential projects.
IT PORTFOLIO MANAGER January 2011 to January 2014ABERCROMBIE & FITCH － New Albany, OhioNew Albany, Ohio (2011 - 2014) Global retailer of casual apparel for men, women and kids, with 1,000 stores across U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and Middle East, supported by annual sales of almost $1Billion. Websites: www.abercrombie.com, www.abercrombiekids.com, www.hollisterco.com and www.gillyhicks.com. IT PORTFOLIO MANAGER Hired by chief information officer (CIO) to enhance communications and improve dialogues between IT infrastructure and application teams, accomplishing objective by altering internal protocols involving inclusion of application teams in project scoping sessions and maintaining communication throughout project life cycles. Accountabilities included oversight of capital budgets of as much as $5 million, and operating budgets of $2 million. As internal technology manager, directed IT infrastructure portfolio for company's home office, transforming project concepts into deliverable initiatives, engaging in scoping and planning sessions with vice president of infrastructure and supporting directors, IT vice presidents, and corporate CIO, assigning staff, and overseeing 38 projects worth $30 million to completion in 2013 alone. Daily, tracked progress of initiatives - comprised of such projects as Data Center Relocation and Resiliency, Disaster Recovery site upgrade and co-location, Disaster Recovery plan redesign, Network Core Expansion, Legal e-Discovery, Active Directory upgrade, Google Apps pilot, Quality Center upgrade, and Hong Kong and Swiss office voice system upgrade - resolving key issues or escalating to upper management when needed, communicating with all stakeholders via email, by phone, and in meetings. ● Grew project delivery efficiencies by as much as 40% in year one while improving project status communication by 60%+, by devising more comprehensive project plans and work breakdown structures where none had previously existed, completing deployments sooner, and gaining trust and building relationships with group directors, managers, and analysts. ● Spearheaded adoption by employer of new Google applications for business technology, initially gaining approval for use and managing full pilot of Google Apps suite of tools, subsequently developing supporting business case, and pitching employment of tools to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for ultimate approval prior to company-wide implementation.
CONSULTING SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER January 2006 to January 2011Columbus offices of Nationwide Insurance － Columbus, OhioConsulting firms offering technology resources focused on providing IT talent based on client needs. Directed portfolio of IT projects at Nationwide Insurance and Cardinal Health, with accountability for project-specific operating and capital budgets, ranging from $200,000 to $2.5 million. PROJECT ACHIEVEMENTS Managed Print Solutions Produced savings of over $6 million in first year while also winning CIO award for initiative, after implementing managed print environment in 12-floor metro-Columbus area pilot project. Utilized industry standards for print device usage, deploying most technologically efficient devices, controlling toner and ink usage, and improving print experience for individual users in formerly inefficient environment, where large number of legacy and under-utilized print devices existed, printer cartridge inventories were stockpiled, and new printers procured when existing devices were available. Columbus Renovation Restack Implemented new WLAN, telecom, data and managed print technologies for 20+ newly renovated floors in downtown Columbus offices of Nationwide Insurance, working with corporate real estate and IT teams, as well as external vendors and consultants to engage business units scheduled to move to new floors, in order to help design and deploy technologies in alignment with specific business needs. Wireless LAN Redesign Developed efficient wireless data (WLAN) design - incorporating nature and seating placements of business units on any given floor and utilizing individuated radio frequencies - deploying new design across all newly-renovated floors and building spaces. Marconi Building IT Systems Installation Spearheaded deployment of all telecommunications, data, managed print, and wireless data for new Marconi Boulevard building with six floors in Columbus. Viasys/Cardinal Health IT Systems Integration Led key infrastructure project integrating systems of Viasys acquisition with Cardinal Health, initially managing re-IP changes at 16 sites across U.S., Europe, and Asia, and subsequently developing RFP to build new network infrastructure at old Viasys facility in Palm Springs, supported by $2 million+ in international budgets. EARLY CAREER HISTORY
PROJECT MANAGER January 2004 to January 2006Motorola, Inc － Columbus, OH
CELLULAR FIELD ENGINEER January 2001 to January 2004Motorola, Inc － Columbus, OHPromoted from Cellular Field Engineer to direct new infrastructure product implementations of $42 billion telecommunications organization, led $7.7 million new product implementation in Cleveland market, successfully upgrading 258 base transceiver stations to EVDO technology, managing project labor, material, and resource assets valued at $7 million+, and guiding entire project lifecycle.
Master's Certificate : Project ManagementGeorge Washington University － Washington, DC, USMaster's Certificate, Project Management George Washington University, Washington, DC
Certification : Project Management InstituteThe Ohio State University － Newtown Square, PA, USProject Management Professional (PMP) Certification Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, PA Bachelor of Arts, Economics The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE Lotus Notes, MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS SharePoint, MS Project, PeopleSoft, SAP, Google Apps, Smartsheet, Google Chrome, CA Clarity, Mac OSX
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