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Chief Information Officer Resume Profile

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Professional Experience:

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

confidential

Reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer. Responsible for all aspects of Information Technology including: strategic planning, application development and support, network and systems engineering, infrastructure, information security, data center operations and service delivery including Help Desk operations. Initiated an infrastructure re-engineering effort along with business process re-engineering targeting a 15 reduction in IT expenses during 2014.

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

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Retained by the President and Chief Executive Officer to execute the Information Technology segment of the acquisition of Capital Power Income, LP by Atlantic Power and the simultaneous conversion of Atlantic Power from an Owner to an Owner / Operator of Independent Power Producing Assets. Member of the Management Committee. Responsibilities include creating a multi-national IT Organization and Infrastructure from the ground up, developing governance and process, and compliance with regulatory obligations. Integrated state of the art technology with new staff utilizing a significant outsourced component.

MANAGING MEMBER

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Managing Member responsible for all functions of a single member LLC specializing in Information Technology Management assisting small to medium sized organizations in improving their current processes and achieving structured corporate goals.

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

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  • Reported directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer. Member of both Management and Operating Committees. Owner of all enterprise-wide Business Processes. Scope included integration of acquired assets, governance and process, and compliance with regulatory obligations. Champion of new technology and Information Technology Architecture.
  • Recruited by the President and Chief Executive Officer to undertake a complete re-organization effort encompassing all aspects of the AAA Information Technology Organization. The focus of the effort is to develop a customer focused, quality centric, efficient, responsive and cost effective platform capable of meeting the needs of a rapidly growing multi-line business.
  • Initiated an Infrastructure re-engineering effort implementing new highly scalable, cost effective technologies appropriate to the requirements and cost constraints of the of the supported lines of business with the goal of significantly reducing IT expenditures during 2014.
  • Initiated a business process re-engineering effort developing governance, process and procedures to support a highly customer focused service delivery model. The model supports five distinct lines of business internal to the AAA of the Carolinas organization including: Travel, Insurance, Car Care Services, Emergency Roadside Services, and Marketing. A primary goal of this effort is to reduce headcount and recurring IT costs beginning in 2014.
  • Re-negotiated and executed multiple contracts for Information Technology Services including: Offshore Services, Consulting Services, Contract Labor Services, Telecommunications / Data Services, Co-location facilities, Hardware, Software and Software Licensing resulting in a significant reduction in recurring costs beginning in 2014.

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

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  • Retained by Atlantic Power to create an Information Technology Organization and Infrastructure as part of the acquisition of Capital Power Income, LP by Atlantic Power. The newly created Information Technology Group supports both the Corporate Office function in Boston, MA and 20 power producing assets located throughout the continental United States and Canada.
  • Completed the design, implementation, testing and operational certification of an entire Information Technology Infrastructure including: Centralized Data Center, Remote Plant based Computing Assets, Wide Area Network, and all Mission Critical Applications including e-mail, accounting, finance, cash management, and plant operational systems within 100 calendar days supporting a November 7, 2011 acquisition close date.
  • Designed, Staffed and Trained an entire Information Technology Organization utilizing contract, consultant and outsourced labor to provide support to all facets of the combined Atlantic Power and Capital Power organization. This activity was accomplished within 100 calendar days to support the Capital Power acquisition close date.
  • Negotiated and executed over 50 contracts for Information Technology Services including: Hardware, Software, Software Licensing, Data Center Co-location, Networking Services, Telecommunications Services, Maintenance, Contract Labor, Consulting Services, Help Desk Services, Data Management and other outsourced functions.
  • Developed Governance, Process, and Procedures to support the newly created Information Technology Organization. Developed 100 Day, One Year and Three Year Information Technology Plans, Transitional and Year One Budgets, and an interim Technology Roadmap supporting Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capabilities to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements.

MANAGING MEMBER

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  • Managing Member responsible for all Business and Operational aspects of a single member LLC specializing in Information Technology Management assisting small to medium sized organizations. The organization specializes in Information Technology and Business Process re-engineering centering on Infrastructure, Governance, Process and Procedures to assist organizations in improving their current performance and achieving well defined, structured corporate goals.
  • Completed engagements with two boutique software development firms focused on the Capital Markets and Proprietary Trading business sectors of the Banking industry. Developed Governance, Process, and Information Technology Plans driving increased performance, reduced costs and compliance with all regulatory requirements.

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  • Recruited by Goldman Sachs to undertake a complete business process re-engineering effort encompassing all aspects of Cogentrix Energy's power generation and corporate assets. The end-goal is a highly extensible, flexible, efficient and cost effective business platform capable of rapidly accomplishing the acquisition and integration or divestiture of power generating assets.
  • Completed Infrastructure re-engineering effort eliminating an out-dated Data Center in favor of a new highly scalable virtualized environment incorporating distance clustering / split data center technology with bi-directional real-time data replication. This technology provided Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery capabilities without duplicate expenditures for computing assets resulting in on-going multi-million dollar per year savings.
  • Completed a multi-year business process re-engineering effort involving all aspects of the Enterprise. This effort identified and documented best in class processes from all of the generating assets acquired by Cogentrix and also included Industry Best practices as provided by Deloitte's Global Energy and Resources practice.
  • Developed and implemented new Corporate Information Technology Frameworks based on Information Technology Infrastructure Library ITIL and Information Security Foundation ISF best practices to address regulatory issues related to both Sarbanes-Oxley and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC / North American Electric Reliability Corporation NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection CIP Standards. The Frameworks comply with Information Security requirements consistent with ISO 27001 and all current NERC CyberSecurity CIP Standards.
  • Developed Governance and Process defining the roles and relationships between Information Technology, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Engineering and Operations to eliminate duplicate effort and improve the level of service delivered to the business units supported by the Information Technology organization.

CHIEF ENTERPRISE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECT

Premier, Incorporated confidential

  • Recruited to provide information technology architecture expertise to the new Corporate Information Technology Services Organization and to lead the process to insource Information Technology Services. The outsourcing agreement in effect since 1998 was not providing cost effective IT Services or a level of service commensurate with business requirements.
  • Developed new Corporate Information Technology Frameworks based on Information Technology Infrastructure Library ITIL best practices to address regulatory issues within the existing infrastructure related to both Sarbanes-Oxley and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HIPAA requirements.
  • Managed current-year Capital Budget expenditures and out-year Capital Budget development reduced FY2004 Capital Budget expenses by over 10 saving in excess of 4 million. Managed FY2005 Capital Request and justification process resulting in an FY2005 Capital Budget, which reduced spending 25 from FY2004 levels.

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES

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  • Led Differentiated Service Organization encompassing the Global Corporate and Investment Bank and the Asset Management Group. Initiatives included Storage Area Networks SAN , E-Commerce Infrastructure Upgrade, Centralized Data Backup and Recovery Services, Centralized Enterprise Infrastructure Management and Monitoring, Standardized Enterprise Batch Services and Processing, Information Technology Facilities Consolidation and Client Impact.
  • Led Six Sigma and Benchmarking initiatives in accordance with the enterprise's Hoshin Plans and senior executive directives. Managed the organization's qualification efforts with regard to ITIL. Additionally, directed the formulation and ranking of the organization's Process Maturity Model in accordance with META Group's guidelines.
  • Obtained Six Sigma Champion, Design for Six Sigma DFSS and Green Belt certifications while initiating internal, competitive, and strategic benchmarking studies.

DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS

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  • Brought on board specifically to integrate the Investment Banking Information Technology Organizations of the former NationsBank and BankAmerica. Responsible for all Domestic Information Technology Operations activities for Bank of America's Global Corporate and Investment Bank. Directed all Technology Operations units including 24x7 Operations, E-Commerce Operations, Midrange Systems, Client Server Systems, Network Operations, Client Access / Account Administration, Data Retention / Backups, Change Management, Systems Monitoring and Technology Projects / Provisioning.
  • Initiated and completed a total re-organization effort encompassing the entire Investment Banking Information Technology Operations Organizations of the former NationsBank and BankAmerica. This post-merger effort created a new, streamlined, highly efficient Bank of America GCIB Operations Group that highly leveraged technology and the efforts of 135 extremely skilled technology staff members to support over 100 different physical locations with over 4800 servers and 38,000 network nodes servicing over 14,000 GCIB associates.

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