Senior Project manager with more than 15 years experience in Information Technology Projects and a strong track record with implementing client needs in an efficient, cost-effective approach.
Project teams have ranged from small local deployments to large, diverse global engagements. The key to managing these engagements has been a strong focus on communications with the teams, stakeholders and management and also strongly encouraging communications between teams whenever possible.
Excellent technology skills including UNIX, Windows, Networking protocols and network communications.
I no longer consider myself a developer but stay current with technology trends.
For example: This web site is managed in a private Github repository and deployed to its cloud hosting environment
via with one command (and a couple of bash scripts).
Changes are made and can be tested completely off-line before live deployment.
I am also currently testing and debugging a DOCKER container version of this site that should allow more seamless development, testing, staging and deployment in the future
Two year program to manage Data center circuit and Market Data application migrations.
Program scope included more than 200 individual Market Data connection migration projects with an average duration of 3 months per migration with some of the larger more complex migrations taking 9 months to complete.
Client and Vendor Migrations included: Algo Analytics; BGCantor Market Data; BT Global Financial Services; Bloomberg; DTCC; Fidessa; IPC; KPMG; Liquidnet; MarketAxess; Teradata; Thomson Reuters; Zayo Group; Zephyr
Business and Requirements analysis. Many of the Market Data connections had been in place for years with no
clear chain of ownership back to specific business units/owners.
Migration run book was created and migrations took place primarily as a hot-cut weekend event so there would be no impact to production
Due diligence business analysis Creation of a migration event run-book; clear assigned roles with event engagement teams (infrastructure, business unit application support and vendor).
Strong project governance and communications to Senior Management prior to, during and post migration were key to each migration project success.
Successful client-facing web-portal implementation.
As part of the projects business analysis a presentation was made to the business stakeholders to provide claims history (for free) to subscription clients. This resulted in an increase in subscribers as claims history was until then only provided to the largest clients for free.
More than $250,000 per year in leased line costs (for the large clients) were phased out and the business unit changed from a cost-center operation into a seven-figure profit center as clients were moved to an internet based paid subscription model to obtain the claims history.
client engagements have implemented FINSEC regulatory and industry standard compliance programs in the Insurance, Investment Banking and Financial Services industries. Working closely with senior business stakeholders, IT Security and Application Technology teams these projects have implemented:
Experience in working with remote engineering and support teams
Experience working with IT security teams. Analyzing Firewall logs and implementing Firewall Rules
Developed, implemented and tested Business Continuity plans. The plans were used for the successful recovery of production systems within 72 hours after the 9/11 data center loss.
: Led an international team of employees and consultants in implementing a single, global client email exchange and hub directory. Initial implementation was used as a gateway for internal, international email exchange across more than 40 countries, 100 email systems and 30,000 users