A strong blend of technical expertise in the areas of software development and data virtualization and business acumen to provide and/or assess solution options for business and technical issues
*Great leadership skills, with experience managing multi-year cross functional business and IT initiatives in the areas of software implementations (e.g. Salesforce), and application and mobile development (e.g. Java Oriented)
*Excellent oral and written communication skills with C-level suite leadership in developing organizational change management approaches, strategy execution approaches and multi-year transformational roadmaps
*Experience managing senior to junior level consultants across various cross-functional business and IT lead programs
Proficient in business requirement modeling as well as business process and data modeling
Good command of SLDC, Lean Six Sigma and Agile principles, specifically Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Strong technical experience working in various technologies (e.g. Microsoft SQL, Share Point, Cognos, VB.net)
Handled Quality Assurance in both integration and regression testing of applications, including the creation of test data
Member of the Business Architect Guild, currently working within the Requirements Modeling team, in developing a blog series and webinar on the alignment of Business Architecture and SAFe.
Former President and Member Service Director for the Business Architect Association (BAA)
Certified Business Architect, CBA®.
Enterprise Transformation & Integration Beyond IT/Business Alignment Completion, Penn State University.
Scaled Agile Framework, PM/PO®.
STA Group, LLCChicago, ILManager, Sr. Business Architect Consultant06/2015 to Current
Overseeing a team of senior and junior level business architect consultants engaged in multiple cross-functional programs through mentorship, guidance, and training.
Serving as a trusted advisor for a fortune 50 insurance company in Bloomington, IL in evaluating and assessing their strategic objectives of transforming their agent distribution model to a more customer-centric distribution model.
Assisting the client in analyzing their portfolio of business/IT initiatives to make sure they align with their strategic objectives.
Providing guidance and advice in expanding their strategic vision for their new CRM system to other business units through business case development, and cost/benefit analysis.
Closely working with IT architects in developing the future state IT architecture that aligns with their expanded vision of their new CRM system.
Providing leadership and business architecture expertise for the implementation of new POC frameworks of SAFe and Behavior Driven Design to improve IT's overall software development cycle.
STA Group, LLCChicago, ILSr. Business Architect Consultant04/2012 to 06/2015
Lead business architect for a fortune 50 insurance company in Bloomington, IL involved in multiple cross-functional projects tasked with transforming the client from a product-centric business model to a customer-centric business model.
Assisted the client in aligning their strategic goals to tactical implementation roadmaps through the creation of value stream maps, capability models, and information models.
Assisted upper management in completing capability and business process assessments of their existing CRM system to uncover pain points and business/IT gaps that would need to be resolved in order to implement a new CRM system.
Worked with upper management, to develop a change management approach and a strategic plan and roadmap for the implementation of their new CRM system.
Business Architect lead on the 1st project to successfully implement functionality within the new CRM system.
ACS Recovery Services, a Xerox CompanySchaumburg, ILSenior Business Analyst02/2009 to 04/2012
Coordinated and managed the outsourcing of the company's entire letter processing.
Handled the requirement gathering and documentation for medium to large size projects.
Key liaison between the operational departments and IT to oversee, analyze and recommend new technologies.
Handled the User Acceptance Testing for all medium and large size projects.
Involved in the training and mentoring of the company's IT outsourced development and QA team in Guatemala.
Assisted upper management in developing new services and product lines through process modeling, requirements gathering, and solution analysis.
ACS Recovery ServicesSchaumburg, ILData Analyst01/2008 to 02/2009
Handled month end and ad-hoc reports for each of the operational departments.
Assisted in resolving production issues in many of the VB6 applications in a timely manner.
Provided technical recommendations to the application developers for small to medium size projects.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Business Administration:Operations Management/Information Systems/EconomicsJanuary 2007LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGOOperations Management/Information Systems/Economics
Dale Carnegie Communication Course
Lean Six Sigma
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