Astute, business-savvy, performance-driven information technology leader with 12+ years experience building software solutions for complex large-scale organizations including Nestle Purina and Anheuser-Busch. Strong record of accomplishment leading teams defining, developing, and delivering innovative Internet applications associated to Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Big Data, and SaaS. Reputation for exceptional integrity, customer relationship building and ability to consistently exceed expectations.
*Product Management: Comprehensive background in product life cycle management: from ideation to market, competitive and financial analysis, to requirements writing and product roadmapping, through development, and including continuous improvement. Led 4 Go-to-Market / business strategy projects.
*Project Management: 7 years experience leading multiple enterprise level projects simultaneously. Knowledgeable in Agile (Scrum, Kanban, User Experience - UX) and Waterfall. Led cross functional teams entailing IT, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Finance, and Research & Development.
*Software Development: 12 years experience in the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) with an emphasis on system analysis and requirements generation, design and development, and implementation. Skilled in modern Internet technologies, Microsoft technologies, and relational database systems (RDBMS).
Agile (Scrum, Kanban, UX - User Experience), Waterfall
Software: Jira, MS TFS, MS Project, Microsoft Office (2001 - 2013) Word, Excel, Access, Visio, Tableau
Select Internet Technologies: ASP.NET Web Forms, MVC, Web API, SPA, Silverlight, Web Services
Sr. Technical Project Manager, 06/2016
to 10/2016 Innova Solutions / Change Healthcare – St. Louis,
Responsible for concurrently managing multiple, diverse large healthcare-technology projects utilizing Agile (Scrum and Kanban) and Waterfall methodologies.
Includes leadership of several cross-functional technical and business teams throughout US and Asia.
Led internal staff of 30+, contract staff of 15+.
Managed software development operations (DevOps) for largest software system in company with teams including development, QA, production/support, and business.
Transferred to Kanban process to reduce bottlenecks and streamline communication.
Increased monthly enhancements deployments by 15%.
Delivered 2 major enhancements to legacy system.
Invoked Scrum framework in Jira for projects with loosely defined business and technical requirements.
Implemented increments to production monthly to quickly illustrate value and acquire customer feedback.
Met budget while exceeding expectations.
Migrated majority of 177 servers for largest IT system in the company storing nearly 1 petabyte of data.
Worked with all teams and internal stakeholders to create an agreed-upon, sound, detailed project plan.
Upgraded 70%+ of servers in just over 3 months compared to the first 25% of servers taking 10+ months.
to 01/2015 Automation & Control Concepts, Inc
Product Manager, 01/2013
Responsible for ideation and product lifecycle management of Internet Platform products utilizing Agile (Scrum and UX) and Waterfall methodologies.
Included market/competitive analysis, wireframes/prototype creation, business case justification, requirements documentation, project planning, and software development management/implementation.
Led internal staff of 5 Developers, client staff of 7+.
Created machine safety related Cloud Platform (PaaS and SaaS).
Analyzed related products to identify unmet needs, reviewed government regulations, assessed latest technologies, and presented prototype.
Provided operational consistency and transparency for 24 North American plants, while complying with government standards.
Greatly reduced time spent on documentation by reporting automation.
Delivered data analytics Cloud Platform (PaaS and SaaS).
Content consisted of real-time, historical analytics used for manufacturing system performance/energy usage.
Provided insights into operational opportunities generating significant value creation and cost savings.
Managed Food Safety Information System initiative at 10 North American plants for 6 years.
Greatly reduced opportunity for pathogens (e.g.
Salmonella) to be contained in product.
Realized substantial cost savings through waste reduction.
Provided guidance on new technology standards and compliance rules.
Advised whether to buy, build, or partner when planning new software initiatives.
Became go-to provider for software solutions.
Senior Software Developer / Project Manager, 04/2007
Responsible for architecting and managing development of Internet applications associated with Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Big Data.
Included systems analysis, project planning, requirements documentation, development, and implementation.
Led internal staff of 3 Developers, client staff of 4+.
Implemented new corporate website / content management system (CMS) (a-cc.com).
Created both design and content, using latest Responsive Internet technologies and design trends.
Improved credibility, search engine results (SEO), and potential employee interest.
Replaced 20+ year old Internet based Batching system with Microsoft Silverlight application.
Reverse engineered legacy system to identify complex business rules not documented.
Provided Business Intelligence reporting on performance, usage, and anomalies.
Developed data-mining Internet application.
Enabled extraction of meaningful information from vast amounts of disparate plant-floor data.
Allowed users to export data into common formats in order to further analyze data.
Upgraded valuable Windows Desktop data analysis application to Internet application.
Replaced approximately 50 instances of minimally accessible version with single instance Internet application providing access to 100+ additional users.
Increased query options while outputting more data.
Computer Programmer, 01/2005
to 01/2007 Sendouts – St. Louis,
Responsible for interfacing with clients to determine data needs associated to customers' business processes.
Included development of Windows Desktop and Internet programs to migrate (Extract, Transform and Load) data from proprietary and commonly used data sources into the Sendouts recruiting software, with a SQL Server database.
Also, responsible for generating Internet reports to help customers identify opportunities.
Lead Strategy Consultant, 03/2015
to 06/2015 Junnah - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Led 1 independent strategy consulting project and 3 MBA school Practicums (highly-selective-student consulting projects of which clients paid Olin Business School) associated to product/business strategy formulation.
Project work was performed outside of regular business hours of full time job.
Formulated (with a financial analyst) business plan for first comprehensive health and wellness Cloud Platform in Arabian Peninsula.
Included market/competitive analysis, future opportunities/threats, pricing/financial models, and Go-To-Market strategy.
Identified customers strategically essential for early, starting in year 2, profitability and market traction.
Attained substantial start-up funding through submission of business plan.
Use translate.google.com to view Junnah.com in English.
Lead Strategy Consultant, 01/2014
to 05/2014 Elemental Enzymes – MO
Led team of 6 student consultants in developing business plans for innovative bio-engineering product in agriculture industry.
Included market, competitive/financial analyses, strategic partner insights, and Go-To-Market strategies.
Created business plans for 5 distinct opportunities.
Identified distribution opportunities with simple logistics resulting in potential to quickly generate revenue.
Lead Strategy Consultant, 08/2013
to 12/2013 Education Networks of America, Inc – Nashville,
Led team of 6 student consultants in developing product life cycle roadmap template.
Also, responsible for providing guidance on whether to adopt 2 innovative products.
Created product roadmap template to maximize market potential with several phases that provided insights to better understand 1) customer segments; 2) fit of potential new products with current products and corporate capacity; 3) revenue and profit projections of current and new products; and 4) how to maximize market potential of existing products throughout entire lifecycle.
Generated market/competitive analysis, market potential, and revenue/pricing strategies, and guidance on 2 innovative products being considered for adoption into product portfolio.
Financial Analyst, 01/2013
to 05/2013 Quadrangle Housing Washington University – St. Louis,
Led team of 5 student consultants in creating a financial model that projected ROI for $100 million real estate renovation effort.
The financial model was built in Excel and projected net present value of user selected revenues and costs.
Enabled users to compare net present value over 30 year time horizon of revenues and capital/variable costs of conventional/alternative energy sources and respective equipment.
Provided means to quantify average likely carbon dioxide emissions of selected utility equipment.
Identified cost saving opportunities worth millions of dollars.
Master of Business Administration: Marketing and Strategy,
August 2015 Washington University, Olin Business School - St. Louis,
MO Marketing and Strategy
Bachelor of Science: Economics Computer Science,
May 2003 Truman State University - Kirksville,
MO Economics Computer Science