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Director, Data Management Office Resume

Weehawken, NJ

SUMMARY:

  • Project Manager with extensive expertise implementing large and complex projects for top tier banks and investment firms.
  • Solid project management, finance, market and credit risk experience.
  • Core responsibilities include leading and actively contributing to the overall management and execution of strategic programs, managing cross functional projects and work stream efforts from problem identification to successful solution and driving change and enhancements identified by senior management and/or regulators.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the capability to quickly assimilate and analyze large amounts of information.
  • Excellent ability to manage multiple priorities, lead or matrix manage and resolve or escalate challenges.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including influencing, partnering and the ability to expand internal network across functions and various levels of seniority.
  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills, including the ability to synthesize and translate complex concepts into common language, text or slide presentation format.
  • Strong attention to detail, with a solid understanding of the metrics and analysis to deliver on business objectives.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, VISIO, MS Project, Clarity, SharePoint, VBA, SQL, Cognos, Business Objects, Bloomberg, Thompson Reuters, Instinet, ADP, Confidential, SunGard, Calypso, Summit, Impact, Jira, BRIO and Moody’s enterprise software.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Weehawken, NJ

Director, Data Management Office

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Confidential project management processes, methodologies and tools to ensure the Confidential data lineage program is delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet stakeholder’s expectations.
  • Work with project stakeholders to clearly define and manage expectations, objectives, assumptions, measurements, schedule, scope, requirements, risks, issues, changes, metrics & success criteria, communication, change control and successful deployment.
  • Establish recommended project requirements, design, and planning standards including delivery methodology.
  • Identify and manage key milestones, timelines, deliverables, challenges, roadblocks and budget.
  • Develop detailed project plans and status reports for stakeholders and management teams.
  • Prioritize the book of work and execute project plans to accelerate delivery and drive the end to end completion of all phases of the project life cycle.
  • Prepare clear, concise and insightful presentations for the Board and Executive Committees.
  • Actively communicate with project / program stakeholders to ensure alignment, visibility and transparency into all aspects of data lineage projects and program.
  • Driving change and enhancements identified by management and/or regulators.
  • Anticipate, track and drive teams to resolve issues and manage escalations to meet committed delivery timelines.
  • Act as change agent to promote Agile methodologies to establish continuous delivery processes.
  • Interact closely with stress testing risk and finance work streams to manage and enhance their processes to ensure timely responses and successful solution implementation
  • Lead best practice improvement efforts in support of program and project management capability development.
  • Prepare and communicate information for the appropriate audience level including presentations to senior management.
  • Work across the firm and various risk types (Market, Credit, and Operational) to influence risk and regulatory outcomes.

Confidential, New York, NY

Director of Project Management

Responsibilities:

  • Develop project plans and direct the execution of project timelines to produce results and accelerate delivery dates.
  • Implement Agile methodologies and project documentation for the Basel 2 & 3 program releases including functional requirements, issues / risks RAID lists, status updates and steering committee decks.
  • Manage escalation and remediation of issues, development of UAT strategy, test cases, testing & go live.
  • Direct team resource planning to optimize budget & reduce costs by minimizing idle time of onshore and offshore resources.
  • Serve as a member of the Global Risk and Finance Project Steering Committees to coordinate communications to stakeholders and key governance forums.

Confidential

Program Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with key stakeholders to scope initiatives, set up project governance and create Agile project management documentation for the Confidential DFAST submission.
  • Developed project plans and direct the execution of project timelines to produce results and accelerate delivery dates.
  • Implemented Moody’s FRY14 Q, FRY14A and LOB reporting modules for Confidential DFAST submission.
  • Created functional specification to source core key fields from local data warehouse to the Moody’s enterprise platform.
  • Developed UAT test strategy and manage UAT testing including creation of test cases and SQL validation queries.
  • Managed resources and coordinated communications across the project pipeline.

Confidential

Program Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Developed project plans and direct the execution of project timelines to produce results and accelerate delivery dates.
  • Managed E&Y staff, consultants and Confidential resources to produce the scope the project, create the functional requirements, define the business workflow processes and create the IT network architecture via Visio diagrams.
  • Created project governance, status updates and steering committee decks to track progress and inform senior management.
  • Implemented automated solution to identify, set up and maintain affiliate counterparties in Credit & Reg W applications.
  • Developed an attestation application to record monthly position and exposure sign off from the lines of business managers.

Confidential

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Developed project plan, functional requirements and workflow diagrams for the implementation of the Regulation W control and reporting architecture within a new Confidential global credit limit and approval system.
  • Developed UAT test plan and managed onshore and offshore UAT testing resources.
  • Successfully migrated 3K loan transactions that span across all of Confidential business lines to new global credit system.
  • Streamlined workflow processes, improved data quality and eliminated costly local legacy credit systems.
  • Provided senior management with executive summary, project steering committee updates and monthly budget reports.

Confidential

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented SunGard Enterprise Software to record the repurchase risk and deal activity required to approve, monitor and track exposures for Tri - Party Repo business lines.
  • Developed workflow, systems and processes to monitor credit limits and market risk exposure of Agent Lender clients at the Principal Lender level.
  • Created customer identifiers, MIS reporting and credit risk feeds to allow finance to calculate the capital charge computation per principal and agent lender counterparty.

Confidential, New York, NY

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the re-engineering of the calculation Profit.
  • Executed projects / strategy to perform mark to market analysis.
  • Advised senior management regarding the Profit and Loss and risk management re-engineering initiatives.
  • Implemented Excel VBA & Access based Profit and Loss and risk management reporting controls for trading desks.

Confidential, New York, NY

Vice President

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewed and published daily, monthly and year to date profitability and risk statements.
  • Produced daily and weekly commentary analyzing the P&L movements and factors related to Confidential Market
  • Verified prices and rates used in mark to market P&L calculations and resolved all trade, pricing, and system discrepancies.
  • Monitor usage against all Market Risk limits).
  • Developed automated reconciliation of P&L and commission data between front and back office systems.
  • Implemented a Historical Simulation VaR calculation & stress testing engine that provided statistical estimate of the potential loss per position and portfolio during a given period and confidence interval. The implementation included MIS reporting, an interface with Bloomberg analytics to capture time series and an adjustment module to ensure the accuracy of volatility and correlation for securities with incomplete time series data.
  • Developed and implemented an application to provide an independent daily market valuation and limit control functions.
  • The implementation saved two hundred thousand dollars per year in outsourcing fees by eliminating the need for a third party vendor contract for independent collateral pricing.
  • The application interfaced an internal collateral database with Bloomberg analytics and a daily Confidential collateral feed.
  • The application produced management reports and provided controls and validations for the mark to market of collateral positions.

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