Strategic IT Project Manager with excellence interpersonal skills who builds and maintains strong alliances while motivating teams and driving projects to successful implementation. Proven strengths identifying opportunities for efficiency and improvement and providing leadership needed to develop and implement solutions. Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment. Reputation as a resourceful team player working with integrity and professionalism to earn respect, inspire cooperation and exceed business expectations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent in agile and waterfall project management methodologies Able to manage large project teams and known for high-quality deliverables that meet or exceed timeline and budgetary targets Strong negotiation skills, including internal customer and external vendor management experience Strong ability to work collaboratively in an international multicultural matrix organization, including matrixes management of project resources located in different countries and within different business partners Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making capabilities Proven record of delivering successful projects from inception to completion Innovative, independent thinker with the ability to effectively prioritize workload Experienced with use of project administration processes including project initiation, labor tracking, status reporting, and basic project capital / expense tracking Experienced with vendor coordination and management skills in the context of planning for overall project delivery; able to individually coordinate multiple IT groups - third-party Experienced ability to propose or refine project standards, policies, procedures, and methodologies Experienced ability to provide direction, motivation, training, and decision support to project staff Experienced ability to leverage the competencies of project associates to enhance project quality and accelerate results Experienced in assessing the fit of significant to complex IT solutions and identifying gaps early for subsequent evaluation
Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,)
Lotus Notes / Monitor
Managing Without Authority (MWA) Project Management Mastery (PMM) Leading Change from the Middle (LCM) Leadership for Strategic Execution (LSE) Leading Effective Teams (LET) Converting Strategy Into Action (CSIA) Mastering the Project Portfolio (MPP).
Project Manager04/2011 to 02/2016Nationwide Financial
Leads the project to a successful conclusion by facilitating scope, managing customer expectations, monitoring day-to-day execution and ensuring the project is on schedule and within budget.
Creates and maintains standard project management deliverables leveraging appropriate methods and practices to manage and control the project resources from Initiate to Implementation.
Work with sponsor and key stake holders to complete plan to build, objectives, deliverables and implementation dates.
Handles communication between the project team, senior management and all impacted stakeholders Identify and manages project risk.
Tracks and reports project status on a regular basis, including escalating issues that require management attention.
Works within priorities and constraints and makes final decisions when conflicts arise between the Project Business Lead, Project Solution Lead, Project Lead Architect and Project Technical Work directly with project Troika (including but not limited to architect, system architect, ITDE, BDE, RA Lead and Test Lead).
Along with expenditures, manages the project budgets variances and % to complete including tasks, ETCs, Allocations, and Cost Plans.
Work with Portfolio Team on project budgets, and over-all business case.
Representative Projects01/2011 to 01/2016
Managed $2M business case and a multi-rollout of robust, scalable and secure electronic data interchange (EDI), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and point-of-sale (POS) systems for business partners providing tools to automate key parts of the marketing and selling process - marketing automation, configure price quote (CPQ), territory and quota (T&Q), sales enablement, sales coaching, learning management, commissions, customer experience and incentives.
Results: Completed projects up to two months ahead of schedule, as much as $250K under budget and to business acclaim.
Compliance, Legal and State Audit Projects: Managed all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for multiple compliance based projects.
Each project managed under audit to determine which compliance requirements are important to the state and in direct and material effect on the project delivery.
Results: Delivered industry-leading software that saved clients millions of dollars, obtained every bench marked implementation date given by legal and individual state agency.
System Integrations/Migrations: Managed large-scale initiatives involving the transition of programs to new platforms and the merger of disparate systems from acquired client companies.
Results: Achieved seamless migrations and integrations that were transparent to client customers, accomplished with no unscheduled downtime and delivered by as much as $750K under budget.
Enterprise Product Implementations: Directed global rollouts of new multi-million dollar product and riders for clients.
Managing multiple downstream teams and core team in various locations across the enterprise.
Results: Ensured defect-free releases through careful planning, testing and QA efforts.
Project Analyst04/2007 to 04/2011JP Morgan Chase
Designed, developed and established key reporting standards for Enterprise Computing Services (ECS).
Processed management reports and performance indicators for management to review concerning certain projects.
With the consent of senior management, worked on overall project planning and formulates reports based on project scheduling and timetables for deliverables.
Knowledgeable in all phases of a project management life cycle.
Able to use computer applications software such as Microsoft Project to track project schedule development, project control, risk management practices and issues, and project documentation processing and archiving.
Inspired and fostered an environment of cooperation between different departments and co-workers.
Project Coordinator03/2004 to 04/2007Worthington Industries
Coordinated all IT projects and ensures resources are utilized appropriately.
Compiled project status reports, coordinated project schedules, managed project meetings, and identified and resolved technical problems.
Identified and analyzed systems requirements and defined project scope, requirements, and deliverables.
Coordinated project activities and ensured all project phases are documented appropriately.
Provided analytical support to Project Manager in executing assigned projects.
Planned and coordinated project activities for timely completions.
Assessed potential issues and technical challenges and accordingly develop resolutions.
Interacted with various teams to coordinate project activities.
Participated in project design meetings and recommend improvements if needed.
Assisted in project design and development activities.
Bachelor of ScienceOhio Dominican University
Architect, agency, automate, automation, budgets, budget, business case, coaching, computer applications, client, clients, delivery, documentation, downstream, electronic data interchange, EDI, ERP, enterprise resource planning, senior management, Legal, Lotus Notes, Managing, marketing, meetings, Excel, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Word, Works, Enterprise, POS, project design, project design and development, Project Lead, project management, project planning, Quality, QA, reporting, risk management, selling, sales, scheduling, SDLC, software development, system architect, Visio