IT Financial and Procurement professional who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. I am driven to manage costs and establish strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with users, vendors and service providers to meet and exceed the goals of the CIO and the Business.
Business operations organization
Client account management
Relationship building - Excellent Interpersonal skills across the Organization and Vendors
Strategic planning & project management
Value driven cost reduction focus
IT Budget & Forecasting
Bidding processes - RFX & Quote
IT Contract Negotiations & Vendor Management
Software & Certifications
Advanced level - Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Sway, Skype
Set up and managed brand new IT purchasing department for business.
Created IT budgeting process, weekly forecast reporting and worked with the IT leaders and Finance to analyze changes and allocation of the budget.
Achieved aggressive cost savings goal of $4M, 10% of budget in 12 months. Overall cost savings to clients during tenure $9M.
Negotiated and finalized all company IT contracts including professional service agreements, telecommunications agreements, (all carriers) major software license agreements, (including Microsoft EA, Oracle, Salesforce, SNOW) nondisclosure agreements and vendor agreements.
Managed new client relationships that netted $1.2M in revenue in new business engagements for CTI.
Director, IT Strategic Procurement February 2013 to August 2016Convergent Technologies, Inc. － Malvern, PA
Consulted clients on best practices in IT Procurement, administrative management of assets and contract negotiations
Led a team of junior consultants on client site for three years.
Created IT Procurement and budget process for Client.
Mentored Client Accounting and Finance teams on integration of budgeting and coding process best practices. Worked with client training new Director of Procurement on IT practice, budget interpretation and history of recurring spend.
Directed RFX processes for Clients on major IT purchases - All major Telecom carriers, two co-location new contract and migration, hardware, software (included Microsoft EA, Oracle, Salesforce, Informatica Adobe).
Worked with Client's Legal department to establish Master Professional Service Agreements, Statement of Work standards and Non-Disclosure Agreements as standard IT contracting practice.
Business Manager February 2009 to February 2013Yetti, LLC － Philadelphia, PA
Business Manager & Controller for four small businesses - two restaurant / craft beer bars, bakery and real estate/rentals operations. $8M in business revenue.
Human Resources manager for 60 employees
Media, Social Media & Public Relations - increased visibility of businesses that resulting in net increase to revenue by 20% and supported and inspired the face of the brand online.
Director, Consultant Operations May 2007 to January 2009Convergent Solutions Group － Plymouth Meeting, PA
Directed five consulting teams between Philadelphia, New Jersey & North Carolina.
Consulted with clients on new telecommunications contracts and best practices.
Drove cost savings for clients that resulted in $5M in cost savings to clients while driving $2M in revenue to my company in new sales and consulting statements of work.
IT Procurement Manager March 2002 to May 2007Radian Group Inc. － Philadelphia, PA
Managed and led a team of four buyers and one admin for all IT purchasing and AP Coding.
Directed the spend of a $55M budget
Created and managed license and maintenance renewal schedule.
Worked with CIO and IT Finance on yearly budget and forecasting.
Business AdministrationCalifornia State University － Los Angeles, CAUndergraduate studies towards degree
Associate of Applied Science : AccountingMontgomery County Community College － Whitpain Township, PA
Founder, Board Vice President - Bloktoberfest Inc. 2009-Current
Non-profit organization for event held in Graduate Hospital area of Philadelphia, PA. Proceeds go to greening projects, subsidizing capital & expense for playgrounds and after school programs and community outreach programs in the area.
Board Member, Treasurer - South of South Neighborhood Asscociation - 2009-2012
Professional Singer / Performance Artist / Writer / Social Media Promoter & Producer / Website design