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Cio / It Director Resume

Technology and business visionary with over thirty years of hands-on experience in planning, developing, and implementing cutting edge information technology solutions for multi-billion dollar enterprises. Strong record of success in creating robust IT architectures and infrastructures. Proven ability to bring the benefits of Information Technology to solve business issues while managing costs and risks. Demonstrated track record of contribution to the success of an organization by effective translation of senior management objectives through collaboration with internal departments and external business partners.
LEADERSHIP STRENGTHS INCLUDE:

  • Budget Oversight
  • P&L Accountability
  • Project Management
  • Vendor Management
  • RFP Management
  • Software Development
  • Staff Training, Mentoring & Team Building
  • Performance Management
  • Internal Consulting
  • Corporate Acquisition & Consolidation
  • Change Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technology Architecture & Integration
  • Management Direction
  • Executive Relationships
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
  • Service Level Agreements
  • Quality Assurance
  • Policy and Procedures Development
  • Security and Disaster Planning
  • Cost Containment

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Responsible for an IT Department with a staff of over 50 professionals and a budget in excess of $5.5 million.
  • Designed and implemented international advertising applications for company’s offices in over fifty countries.
  • Re-developed divisional applications systems with emphasis on tight integration with Corporate Financial Systems.
  • Planned and directed the integration for two (2) major corporate acquisitions that resulted in an annual information technology cost reduction of $2 Million.
  • Spearheaded consolidation of four regional datacenters resulting in a savings of over $1 million each.
  • Developed the concept, cost justification, and plan to relocate all Corporate and Divisional back office functions to a more cost-effective geographic area.
  • Purchased, designed, and built out the 85,000 sq ft Tampa office complex with a 14,000 sq ft computer room.
  • Relocated the corporate IT department from N.Y. to Tampa, FL.
  • Negotiated all equipment leases and the method of acquisition and disposal of hardware at the central computer site, fourteen (14) remote locations and acquired companies with a total equipment value in excess of $9 million.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Windows Servers, NT, 2000, 2003, 2008, Active Directory • 802.11 WIFI Wireless Networks
  • Novell Netware, NDS • LAN & WAN Ethernet Networks, 3Com, HP, & Cisco
  • Unix, Linux Servers • Voice PBX Systems
  • Windows Workstations, 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 • TCPIP Network Design, DNS, DHCP, Firewall
  • Microsoft Office, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007 • Lawson & MSA Financial Systems
  • Applications Development .NET, JAVA, SQL, Web, ERP • Hardware Configuration, Virtualization
  • IBM Mainframe, VSE, VM, MVS, MVS/XA, Z/OS • COBOL, ASSEMBLER, VSAM, DL/1 Programming
  • CICS Applications & Systems Programming, VTAM, NCP • HP & Dell Servers & Workstations
  • Lotus Notes • RACF Application Security, Network Security
  • Data Warehousing • Symantec Enterprise Solutions

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential. - CIO / IT DIRECTOR - FEB 1989 - PRESENT
Management/IT consultant specializing in both management and technology consulting. Consulted for nationally known
companies in New York, Detroit, and Tampa, including two major Hospital Corporations, Medical Practices and
associated Medical Industry Companies, Advertising Agency, Market Research Firm, and two Supermarket chains.

  • Provided total overall management of the technical function for clients. Intercede for corporate clients in their negotiations with Information Technology Service Bureaus, Hosting Services, and Vendors. Provide strategic planning and budgeting services. Manage client development projects and support personnel. Design and implement methodology to provide cost reductions in day-to-day operations.
  • Developed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with user community which greatly improved Customer satisfaction.
  • Design and administrate multiple large-scale technology infrastructures, TCPIP, LAN, WAN Network environments, server farms, and desktop clients. Servers supported, Novell NetWare, NDS, Windows NT, 2000, 2003, 2008,
  • Active Directory, UNIX, LINUX. Desktop clients supported, Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 9X, 3.11, OS/2.
  • Implemented campus wide 802.11 wireless networks (WIFI) with Radius Server security.
  • Pioneered client’s use Virtualization on Desktops and Servers.
  • Provided connectivity utilizing 3Com, HP, Cisco, Lantronix, Digi, Shiva products and various network appliances.
  • Supported various IBM Mainframe Environments. Design and implement various corporate mainframe and clientserver application systems. Provide technical support for batch and CICS Online Applications and the overall systems programming and operations functions.
  • Responsible for client projects that encompassed downsizing of major IBM Mainframe Applications to Client-Server environments utilizing CA-REALIA Cobol, Assembler, and CICS products.
  • Provided complete support of personal computer applications software, Microsoft Office Suites, Lotus Notes,
  • Symantec, Etc. Provide custom programming services.
  • Provided support for and advice on corporate voice and data communications requirements and disaster planning.
  • Implemented McKesson’s HIS Advanced Clinical products, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), STAR, HPF, HED, PHS, HSM, etc. Support various Departmental Hospital Systems, Pyxis, NewWave, Lab Interfaces, etc. Provided user support for Lawson financial systems. Implement HIPAA compliant hardware and software solutions.
  • Implemented MedMaster, Doctor Practice Management Software for various clients.

Confidential
VICE PRESIDENT OF COMPUTER SERVICES - MAY 1983 - MAY 1989
Responsible to senior management for the corporate direction of technology. Directed a staff of over fifty (50)
professionals responsible for applications programming, systems programming, communications, office automation,
personal computers, computer operations, data control, and data entry. Management responsibilities included planning,
staffing, personnel development, budgeting, and contract negotiations. In addition, was responsible for the physical
operation of the company\'s multi divisional Tampa office campus.

  • Chief consultant on technology to the executive team. Contributed to the definition of key strategic business objectives leveraging JWT’s IT capability.
  • Successful turnaround of the company\'s IT department. In less than 6 months restructured technical
  • infrastructure and personnel. Created a great state of the art, performance driven team which by account of other top managers in the company performed above and beyond their expectations.
  • Significantly improved the service levels, computers\' and networks\' robustness, and systems\' security.
  • Built and mentored the management team for the IT organization.
  • Provided technical and business support for various domestic and international business units in over fifty countries.
  • Negotiated all equipment leases and method of acquisition for the upgrade of all IT equipment.
  • Developed the concept, cost justification, and relocation plan to relocate all Corporate and Divisional back office functions to a more cost-effective geographic area.
  • Acquired, designed, and managed the construction of the company\'s 85,000 sq. ft. Tampa office complex, including multi-divisional office space and a 26,000 sq. ft. data center.
  • Planned and implemented the relocation of the corporate IT Department from New York to Tampa.
  • Increased productivity through applications development and deployment.
  • Manage systems development, deployment and operations. Define and implement all infrastructure. Developed new mainframe based E-Mail and personal database systems, Accounting systems using MSA General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Fixed Asset, AP and AR packages, Advertising Production System to monitor commercial projects, Time of Staff system to improve timeliness and accuracy of Client billing.
  • Designed, organized, and presented a week long computer technologies show for over 200 senior international executives at Walt Disney World.

Confidential - VP, PLANNING & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - June 1982 - May 1983
Responsible to senior management for setting the technical direction of the bank’s information technology department, including hardware and software planning. Provided internal consulting services to the banks various data processing departments.

  • Directed the activities of the Capacity Planning and Storage Management groups.
  • Provided technical direction and planning support for the implementation of the bank\'s SNA communications network.
  • Responsible for a study that resulted in a drastic cost reduction and a significant increase in reliability and performance of the Banks IT equipment.

Confidential- DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES - March 1977 - May 1982
Responsible for all hardware, software, voice and data communications for this $4 Billion retail chain.

  • Planned and directed the integration for two (2) major corporate acquisitions that resulted in an annual data processing cost reduction of $2 Million.
  • Directed the activities of three (3) technical support and programming groups, staffed with individual managers responsible for systems programming, communications analysts, and CICS applications programmers.
  • Management responsibilities included staffing, development, budgeting, planning, and controlling the activities performed.
  • Planned and managed the installation of several large-scale IBM mainframes. Coordinated the design of a new computer facility and controlled the entire renovation process.
  • Negotiated all equipment leases and the method of acquisition and disposal of hardware at the central computer site, fourteen (14) remote locations and acquired companies with a total equipment value in excess of $9 million.
  • Maintained on going responsibility for all installed equipment and software including payment authorization, vendor contracts, etc.
  • Managed various communications projects including the establishment of a corporate tandem tie line and WATTS network, installation of eight major electronic voice PBX systems, and the implementation of satellite data communications circuits. Over five years, successfully reduced communications costs by $1 million per year while improving service levels.
  • Installed Point of Sale (POS) support for IBM, NCR, and National Semiconductor vendor\'s hardware. Developed application system support for vendor’s hardware. Implemented communications software and hardware to communicate with POS equipment in the company\'s stores.

EDUCATION
BS - Computer Science – Confidential Institute
Confidential Institute - On Management
Numerous IBM technical courses

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