Strategically-focused IT Director with more than ten years of experience in financial planning & analysis, commercial and decision support, corporate strategy, deal negotiations & pricing
Comprehensive Excel modeling skills for interpreting complexities, capturing key elements, and defining evaluation metrics for all elements of new commercial and strategic opportunities
Recognized change leader with a demonstrated ability to innovate, architect, and support major enterprise process initiatives designed to facilitate fact-based decision making
Proven management skills in mentoring and growing my team's capabilities to deliver timely and accurate reporting and to drive step improvements in the underlying process flow
Director of Technology January 2012 to CurrentGeorgia Tech MBA － Atlanta, GA
Manage team responsible for planning, budgeting, analysis, and reporting for over $250 million of operating expense, $100 million of capital expenditure, and $15 million of revenue for Software Development & Data Center Operations business unit
Lead annual and long-term fiscal planning for IT executive team to determine headcount, expense, and capital plans based on target investment levels
Facilitate monthly delivery of fiscal and project reporting packs summarizing financial performance against budgeted funds, KPI's, and business R&O's
Serve as primary Finance liaison across IT executive team, divisional PMO's, internal reporting systems group, and investment governance boards driving alignment on financial performance reporting on IT investments throughout the business
Led development and successful implementation of a comprehensive, transformational financial reporting process for Travelport's Technology division, requiring buy-in from multiple stakeholder groups across the business and manipulation of data from several non-user friendly systems to create effective reporting tools Created new fiscal reporting templates to facilitate annual budget planning, investment prioritization, resource capacity planning, and monthly variance analysis designed to guide and support operational decision making at the executive level Led effort to standardize product dashboard and portfolio scorecard reporting and managed rollout of a global reporting initiative to provide monthly consolidated reporting on all IT investments Provided Finance SME support on cross-functional global teams, including: The operationalization of an enterprise investment governance process to establish effective controls and add transparency to capital investment decisions Technology-driven task force to reduce fixed technology cost base by $3m annually.
Financial Planning & Analysis Manager January 2010 to January 2012
Manage team responsible for planning, budgeting, analysis, and reporting for over $145 million of operating expense, $45 million of capital expenditure, and $10 million of revenue for Software Development Business unit.
Strategic Business Analyst January 2008 to January 2010Travelport － Atlanta, GA
Serve as key commercial decision support resource for modeling and presenting recommendations on enterprise initiatives to airline sales executive team Support broad base of internal customers in defining standard & boutique pricing strategies, data analytics, market segmentation, and optimizing Sales response in deal negotiations with airline customers Provide consistent and timely deal analysis for Airline IT Solutions commercial organization Collaborate with FP&A organization to facilitate budgeting and quarterly forecasting activities across supported organizations.
Key Accomplishments: Developed and presented the commercial model to analyze pricing strategies designed to maximize adoption & global revenue growth for a crucial long-term product roll-out Led conceptual modeling efforts to define and quantify long-term strategy for a substantial investment in a Next Generation software platform for a crucial strategic business line Delivered onsite sales decision support for extended deal negotiations that secured a long-term contract renewal with largest Airline IT Solutions customer outside of the U.S.
Developed standardized pricing worksheets with discount approval workflows for boutique suite of airline-facing technology solutions.
Budget Analyst January 2006 to January 2008Levitt & Sons － Roswell, GA
Perform due diligence and present recommendations for new land acquisition activities.
Maintain all divisional land development budgets Key Accomplishment:.
Entered company as an Intern immediately after college and was promoted twice within two years for exceptional performance in both finance and project management areas.
Education and Training
Master of Business Administration : Finance, 05/15GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY － Atlanta, GAFinance
Bachelor of Business Administration : Economics, 2006UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA － Athens, GAGPA: Magna Cum Laude GPA: 3.76 GPA: 3.9Economics Magna Cum Laude GPA: 3.76 GPA: 3.9