Senior Director/VP Information Technology Innovative, results-oriented management professional with over 18+ years of experience providing leading edge technological solutions for a large organization. Extensive project management experience with large-scale applications. Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills. Exceptional skills in setting strategic directions, implementation of teams and systems to provide business solutions, which increase operational efficiencies. Deliver bottom-line results through effective design, development and execution of systems to reduce or save costs. Proven ability to envision new solutions and create applications offering strategic, competitive market advantage. Extensive experience in managing large-scale development projects including Java based Internet technologies, SOA, UNIX, Windows, Oracle, WebMethods, workflow, data marts, data warehouse, ETL, IBM MQ, IBM Message Broker, IBM ESB, IBM Initiate MDM and Business Object environments utilizing in-house, onshore and offshore resources. Strong business background and project management experience to make an enterprise wide effort happen. Strong skills in technical writing, proposal research, contract negotiation and vendor management. Excellent organizational, analytical and project management skills for defining, communicating and fulfilling project goals within scheduled timelines and budgets. Effective liaison in the management of internal and external clients at all organizational levels. Over 15 years experience in people management, including responsibility for employee mentoring, career advancement, performance management, recruitment and compensation. Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Team player promoting ongoing communication and teamwork. Lead in gathering and presenting knowledge of industry trends and evaluate the application of new technologies to current and anticipated business needs. Develops strategic and operational plans for control, management, and improvement of IT capabilities and for ensuring divisional alignment with company goals and objectives. Develops, proposes, implements and monitors the approved corporate IT strategic plan. Provide creative solutions to user areas and also contribute ideas to improve the function, reliability and quality of services from IS. Provide guidance in creating standards, testing procedures, version control, etc. Maintain a professional awareness of tools and techniques that might be used to improve the quality of service. Informed about current and future practices, processes, tools and trends applicable to business applications management. Identify impactful improvement opportunities; evaluate, prioritize and propose change initiatives.
Object Oriented Design
WebMethods IS Server
Visual Age/WebSphere Studio
Senior Director, 01/2011 to CurrentWalgreens Co － Deerfield, IL
Led implementation of various strategic initiatives including Walgreens first loyalty program, Balance Rewards, Multichannel Campaign Management system, Salesforce CRM integration, Walgreens first chain wide Electronic Health Record system.
Prescriber Master Data Management HUB, New Specialty Pharmacy platform.
Walgreens Health Exchange HIE.
Director, 01/2008 to 01/2011Walgreens Co － Deerfield, IL
One Walgreens program is Walgreen integration initiative across various internal and external entities.
I have lead this initiative since inception.
This initiative has brought Walgreens to a single integration platform using enterprise service bus IBM Message Broker, MQ and CDC.
In addition IBM initiate technology is used to Master various entities such as Customer, Prescriber/Providor, Product, Location etc.
Manager, 01/1999 to 01/2008Walgreens Co － Deerfield, IL
Supply Chain Systems - Merchandising Founded in 1901, Walgreen Co.
is the leading U.S.
drugstore chain in sales and technology use.
The company's strategy is to be the nation's most convenient healthcare provider.
Sales for fiscal 2006 topped $47.4 billion, from more than 7,000 stores located in 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Responsibilities: Responsible for development and delivery of the various large-scale strategic solution, including; One Walgreens Integration platform Enterprise Service Bus Initiate Master Data Management solution Store Expansion Program to support smaller prototypes (a.k.a FlexStore Program) Strategic Business Planning Process Customer Centricity Program Enterprise Wide Business Intelligence and Transactional Data Warehouse Centralized Pricing Initiative Inventory Metrics Vendor Score Card Vendor Claim System Deal Revenue System Merchandising Store Clustering Solution Basic Department Management and overall Merchandising Solution Responsible for managing staff of 20-25 permanent employees along with as many as 100+ contract employees on multiple projects concurrently.
Overall project leadership, contract negotiations (hardware, software, and contract labor), and project management.
Forecast, plan and manage a budget of $15-35M.
Cost benefits analysis for large-scale projects.
Request For Proposals (RFPs), client relationship management, performing due diligence on prospective contract companies, and finalizing the service agreements between Arrow and the selected vendors.
This effort involves working with numerous internal departments for technical guidance and legal assistance.
Manage and support enhancements of existing application.
Set strategic direction, training and development of staff and bring new ideas and technology for up to date solutions.
Consultant, 01/1997 to 01/1999Protégé Systems － Schaumburg, IL
Midrange consulting solutions for large organizations using Cool/2E and other 4GL technologies.
Company specialized is AS/400 implementations and solutions development projects across various industry verticals.
Responsibilities: Principle Sr.
Consultant responsible for design and development of various applications using Cool/2E.
Led and directed teams on projects to meet time and budget guidelines.
Retail, Financial, and Insurance project implementations for various clients Review, communicate and ensure all development standards, processes, documentation, artifacts and methodologies.
Master of Science:Management Information Systems/Computer ScienceMinnesota State University － MN., USAManagement Information Systems/Computer Science