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Director It - Big Data Resume

Milwaukee Wi Director It - Big Data Milwaukee, WI


  • 10+ years of enterprise IT portfolio management ranging upwards to $25 million
  • Early adopter of Big Data technologies with extensive experience deploying Hadoop at scale
  • Highly driven, self - motivated professional focused on advancing business objectives through innovative technologies
  • Extensive experience mentoring and coaching diverse teams in achieving unprecedented results
  • Accomplished communicator with experience presenting to local and global audiences of 500+
  • Lead project execution excellence through the use of Lean principles and Agile development


Hadoop: Hortonworks 2.5 Hive, Pig, Oozie, Kerberos, Ranger, Atlas, YARN, Ambari

Processing Engines: MapReduce, Tez, Spark 1.6.2

Data Integration: Talend Data Fabric 6.3, Data Prep, Data Integration, Big Data Integration, Data Steward, Data Quality, Master Data Manager, Enterprise Service Bus, Talend Metadata Manager, BODS, BOA, IS, SSIS

Cloud: MS Azure, HDInsights, Blob Storage, Azure Data Lake Store, Data Factory, Azure Data Warehouse, Azure ML, Azure AD

Streaming: Kafka, Flume, Spark

CICD: Jenkins, Nexus, Git, Ansible

Monitoring/ Reporting: ELK, Nagios, Zeppelin

Databases: Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, HBase, Hana, Microsoft APS

BI: SSAS, SSRS, PowerBI Tableau

Data Governance: Atlas, Datum


Confidential, Milwaukee, WI

Director IT - Big Data


  • Responsible for the strategy, execution and management to operationalize and mature the Enterprise Data Lake through a 5 year, $30 million program
  • Lead architecture design and deployment of Data Lake eco system focused on architecture, security, governance, data integration frameworks and operational support.
  • Built a global Big Data team from the ground up consisting of 50 highly skilled Hadoop admins, engineers, developers and data analysts with a mix of onsite and offshore (UK, India, Philippines)
  • Support over 3,000 Global BI users leveraging the Data Lake
  • Work with C level executives ensuring Data Strategy alignment with company growth goals and objectives
  • Responsible for solution architecture and execution of 26 Data Lake dependent projects totaling $15 million in FY17
  • Responsible for enterprise data transformation strategy utilizing the Talend platform which includes data preparation, integration, profiling, cleansing, quality and mastering.
  • Lead company Master Data Management strategy with an emphasis on Customer, Product, and Supplier masters through a consolidated MDM architecture.
  • Built best in class ingestion framework enabling data ingestion from the following technologies: DB2/ Mainframe, SQL, Oracle, Postgres, Progress, MongoDB, SAP, API (Salesforce), Flat File (Json, XML, CSV), SFTP, MQ, Kafka
  • Defined strategy and roadmap to ingest over 200 ERP/ CRM instances throughout the globe including SAP, BAAN, Oracle, Mapics, iScala, and Salesforce
  • Lead strategy and architecture for enterprise data strategy.

Confidential, Menomonee Falls, WI

Technology Manager - Hadoop and Middleware


  • Responsible for the build and run of 6,000 application servers and seven Hadoop clusters
  • Defined and implemented enterprise wide patch strategy to ensure security compliance
  • Reduced ‘waste' through continuous improvement of processes equating to $300,000 in opex savings
  • Achieved unprecedented team engagement score of 97 out of 100 (Team of 12)
  • Technologies Include: JDK, Weblogic, Websphere, Tomcat, Jboss, Hortonworks 2.2, ServiceNow


Project Manager - Hadoop and Cloud


  • Led several project teams from initiation to close delivering a wide variety of enterprise scale technologies supporting the ecommerce, finance, and credit business units
  • Responsible for the design, build and upgrade strategy for six Hadoop clusters utilizing HDP 1.3 and 2.1 while ensuring security of PII data utilizing Kerberos, Knox and XA (Ranger)
  • Implemented cloud orchestration reducing server build time from hours to minutes utilizing Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud
  • Technologies Include: HP, Cisco, Linux, VMware, Hortonworks 1.3 & 2.0, LDAP, Protegrity, Azure, AWS EC2, S3, EMR, Redshift, Google Bigquery, Bigtable, GCE

Confidential, Milwaukee, WI

Project Manager


  • Developed and managed a $5 million portfolio focused on infrastructure build and modernization for SMB clients
  • Contracted as an IT Manager for large Milwaukee based commercial developer
  • Contracted as Transformation Manager for global Milwaukee based manufacture
  • Technologies Include: Linux, Windows, Apple, SQL Server 2008/12, VMWare, HyperV, Cisco, Forenet, O365, Citrix

Confidential, Milwaukee, WI

Clinical Informatics Specialist


  • Developed and supported a wide range of clinical applications, PACS solutions and business processes to meet the operational and clinical needs of the organization
  • Served as a liaison between clinical operations, information services and system users for process definition and application refinements
  • Led Epic deployment and training across 130 clinics
  • Technologies Included: Epic, Cerner, McKesson, GE, DICOM

Confidential, Milwaukee, WI

Branch Manager


  • Managed sales team of 16 responsible for cultivating new business throughout metro Milwaukee
  • Increased revenue per head by 105%
  • Managed strategic account growth by 23%
  • Technologies included: POTS, PRI, DSL/ ADSL, T1, Fiber

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