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Independent Consultant Resume Profile

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive MIS experience over the past 30 years in the planning, design, development, implementation and management of comprehensive information management system applications and projects. Broad-based exposure and direct involvement defining and developing financial and accounting policies and procedures for large-scale public sector clients covering all areas of planning and budgetary control, purchasing, payables and disbursements, revenue and cash management, treasury operations, cost accounting, fixed assets, warehouse management, inventory control, human resources/payroll/benefits management and financial reporting.
  • Progressive career movement from programming to systems analysis to senior management. Specific experience includes systems integration, applications development/support, project management, and business information and process analysis. Additional experience in corporate level marketing and financial management.
  • Areas of strength include problem solving, organizational skills, written and verbal communication, executive level presentation skills, project management, business analysis, systems design and implementation, financial analysis, business process re-engineering, team leadership and end user/client management.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director of Technology

Manage and direct all technology initiatives for Z-Ultimate family of companies, including Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios, Z-Ultimate Martial Arts Supplies, Z-Ultimate University of Martial Arts Professional and Z-Ultimate Specialized Accounting. Z-Ultimate Technology Services is the newest company of the Z-Ultimate family, formed in July 2011 for the purpose of bringing all Z-Ultimate technology services and projects under a single entity. Currently managing the implementation of an enterprise CRM application specific to the martial arts industry, and the implementation of the Netsuite ERP application for the Z-Ultimate Martial Arts Supplies warehouse inventory, and full financial accounting for all Z-Ultimate companies and studios.

Confidential

Instructor, Technical Consultant

Technical consultant and project manager for internal corporate project to implement enterprise system for student management CRM and studio operations. Project includes development of detailed requirements, researching marketplace for vendor packaged solutions, orchestrating vendor demos, development of RFP, selection of product, and implementation management.

Confidential

Independent Consultant

Sole proprietor of an independent consulting practice specializing in systems integration and development for public sector entities. Primary responsibility for the management and implementation of large-scale projects, both as an independent contractor and as a contract employee for American Management Systems, Inc. Successfully managed several projects, including two major school districts, a large city and a large county, among a total history of 36 major systems implementations. Projects ranged in size from 20,000 to 100,000 person-hours and up to 30 months in duration. Other smaller projects utilizing MCG resources included: design and development of client/server and web-based applications, strategic information systems planning, business process improvement, quality assurance/testing, and client technical support for SAP implementation conversions.

Confidential

Programmer/Analyst Business Analyst, Senior Consultant Project Manager Client Manager

  • Progressive responsibilities as both an employee and independent contractor in the implementation of large-scale automated management information systems for public sector clients. Duties included technical systems installation and maintenance for clients, program design and development, analysis and documentation of client business processes, development of systems policies and procedures, and production systems support. Functional knowledge covers all areas of general ledger/chart of accounts, budgeting and planning, expenditure, revenue and job cost/capital project accounting, procurement, inventory and warehouse management, fixed assets, human resources and payroll.
  • Progressive project management responsibilities for projects up to two years in length utilizing a total of 100,000 person-hours of project staff resources, covering all phases of project management including, project charter development and visioning, project planning, risk assessment, issue management and resolution, staff recruiting and development. Extensive client interaction at all levels of client organization including senior and executive management.

Selected Achievements:

  • Provided project management, functional and technical support to the Los Angeles Unified School District on a variety of projects, including:
  • a business process improvement project for the District's Facilities Services Division aimed at improving the Division's use of the District's financial management system to support FSD's 16.2B capital construction program
  • managing the development of a Strategic Information Systems Plan for LAUSD-FSD
  • business process analysis support for the District's Procurement and Payables Improvement Project aimed at identifying, developing and implementing more than 20 key functional and technical improvements to the District's procurement and accounts payable functions supported by the District-wide Integrated Financial System IFS
  • general functional and technical support to the District's Information Technology Division ITD for the IFS system operation
  • technical and functional support to ITD's Legacy Support Team during the implementation of the new SAP-based Business Tools For Schools BTS ERP project.
  • Managed the Human Resources and Financial Management systems implementation projects, and served as Lead Functional Architect for the Baltimore County Public Schools Duration 19 months, Budget - 3.5M
  • Managed the implementation and served as Lead Functional Architect of a highly decentralized financial management system for the City of Minneapolis Duration 22 months, Budget - 5.5M
  • Managed the implementation of a comprehensive financial management system and served as Lead Functional Architect for the Los Angeles Unified School District Duration 18 months, Budget - 10M .
  • Led the implementation of a statewide procurement system for the State of Colorado.
  • Project Manager and Lead Business Consultant for the implementation of a comprehensive departmental financial management system with extensive cost accounting requirements for the City of Los Angeles Department of Airports Los Angeles International Airport .
  • Technical consultant to the Ventura County Auditor-Controller's office on the county-wide financial management information system implementation.

TECHNICAL BACKGROUND

  • Hardware Platforms Digital Equipment PDP/VAX, IBM mainframe, IBM RISC6000
  • Operating Systems MVS/ESA, VSE, UNIX/AIX, DB2, Windows XP
  • Languages/Tools COBOL, ISPF, ICCF, BIM/EDIT, MVS/VSE JCL, Business Objects
  • Software MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access , Visio, SQL
  • Applications CGI-AMS Advantage HRS and Financials, SAP, Netsuite, PerfectMIND, Quickbooks

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