Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build rapport with key stakeholders and succeed in high-pressure, challenging and deadline-driven environments.
Superb business and financial acumen with a track record of success with top-tier technology companies; deep industry knowledge; able to develop and implement best practice policies and procedures.
Able to negotiate strategic partnerships and vendor and supplier agreements; skilled in assessing new technology applications, identifying marketing opportunities and designing integrated solutions.
Expert in recruiting and creating highly functional engineering teams; skilled in managing multiple projects simultaneously and ensuring their completion on time and within budget.
Senior and dynamic professional with extensive experience in leading complex operations in multinational corporations and technology startups; successfully managed Nokia’s multi-million dollar handset Music Player program and Web 2.0 services.
Scrum specialist and a specialist in defining the organizational business strategy and requirements, executing solutions, creating long term plans, and delivering significant cost savings.
Outstanding analytical, quantitative and qualitative skills; able to collect information from multiple data streams, identify industry trends and deliver state-of-the-art solutions.
• P & L Responsibility
• Strategic & Operations Planning
• Budget & Business Management
• Key Stakeholder Relationships
• Product Development
• IT Strategic Management
• Project Management
• Team Mentorship/Motivation
• Organizational Management
• Product Deployment
• Customer Relationships
• Operations Management
• Software Development
• Vendor Relations
• Performance Management
• Team Leadership
• Lean & Agile Development
The purpose of Agile Business Connection LLC is to use Agile and Lean methodologies to deliver business value. We utilize industry best practices, with a focus on Agile values, principles, and organizational change management. We do this by leveraging our expertise in three main areas:(1) Lean & Agile Coaching (2) Certified SAFe Program Consultant (3) New Team Training/Quick Start (Certified SP)
Leading the Agile consulting practice at Ciber. My responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist teams in adoption and adaptation of Agile techniques Train Scrum Masters and Product Owners on best practices Facilitate/demonstrate effective and efficient Scrum meetings Empower cross-functional self-organizing teamwork Leverage situational leadership Observe team verbal and non-verbal communication and collaboration, and provides meaningful feedback directly to the team, leaders and other stakeholders as appropriate Employ transformational thinking through the ability to challenge status quo, command and control, and prescriptive leadership Recognize when a particular Agile technique is not the best solution for the team’s needs Coach and mentor teams of Ciber Agile Project Leads at companies such as Microsoft, Equifax, T-Mobile, and Ford. Work with Project Leads to share findings and maximize practice consistency between teams Collaborate with Project Leads to facilitate continuous delivery, planning, transparency and improvement
A Finnish multinational communications corporation that is engaged in the manufacturing of mobile devices and in converging Internet and communications industries. With over 132,000 employees in 120 countries, sales in more than 150 countries and global annual revenue of over €42 billion, it is the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones based on the Symbian C++ operating system. Worked with Product Management Executives, Director of PMO and VP of Engineering to prepare program budget, schedules; also delivered customer presentations, and assessed performance for all development team members. Managed multi-site program and budget schedules for US, European, and international engineering teams through leadership and exceptional communication skills. Directed technology teams in Europe and Asia. Created and implemented multimedia and IT Network software strategies by working directly with Nokia internal and external customers which contributed to Nokia’s gaining of 40% of the market share and drove record profits. Reduced software maintenance costs by 35% by negotiating international outsourcing contracts to Mexico, China and India. Promoted a culture of corporate entrepreneurship, which resulted in new revenue streams. Managed Nokia’s multi-million dollar handset Music Player program and Web 2.0 services ecommerce site. Deployed MVC C++ and Java software applications to over 30 phone programs including VoIP for wireless. Managed Nokia’s multi-million dollar handset Music Player program and Web 2.0 services, SaaS site which uses SQL, .Net, C#, XML for ecommerce. Reduced delivery time by 40% by implementing Q/A processes and procedures including Master Code Line (MCL). Architected domain APIs for Symbian Foundation’s open source software model. As a Certified Scrum Master, significantly improved product quality and development by implementing Agile and Lean development processes; reduced defects by 30% and development time by 3 months.
DJV Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of DJV Services, a home health contract firm. DJV Technologies is a technology consulting firm specializing in the rapidly growing mobile healthcare marketplace. Worked with Physical Therapy Contract firms to design HIPPA compliant iOS healthcare tablet application, for commercial sale; which enables home health care workers to replace redundant paper documents with electronic versions at the point of care. Offshore technical and strategic management of health care application development. Responsible for P&L of home health contract services, including billing and account management. Leadership of home health contract staff. Scrum consultant for IT and Software organizations wishing to convert their organization from Waterfall to Scrum and Agile methodologies.
Managed two separate and diverse teams of engineers resulting in on-time and on-budget delivery of new fault-tolerant defense satellite downlink technology. Generated and analyzed financial reports including project cost and performance analysis reports to measure project status and profitability by utilizing DoD Cost Account Management (CAM) system. Established and managed advanced research program to develop and deliver innovative communication technologies to the Department of Defense.
Leading the development of the casual video game "AngryVoters". As CTO and CIO I am responsible for leading the local and offshore design and development teams for We The People LLC. My responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Project evaluation and management Software Design and Development for iOS and Facebook Hiring of technical teams Help develop the business plan and financial feasibility Scrum and IT Leadership As part of American Airlines PMO, helping coach American's IT teams transition from Waterfall to Agile methodologies
Managed 10-member central region technical account team to serve large business customers, resulting in a 35% increase in revenue for the region as well as a 10% increase in quality improvement. Increased network software sales by creating a global marketing campaign to deliver consistent messages through multiple channels. Established team of on-site consultants for enterprise networking solutions for large Datacom and Telecom customers. Increased visibility of Integrated Systems Networking Products and Services by meeting with the trade press and publishing several articles on networking software.
Brief Agile presentation that I have given at seminars.