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Consultant - IT Project Manager

Stratford, CT


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Senior Level Project Management Professional 
Highly motivated professional with extensive expertise in Portfolio/Program/Project Management, Change Management, Process Improvement and Risk Management. Specialized in establishing Project Management Offices and standardization. Excellent communicator and negotiator adept at establishing rapport with C-level executives, management, staff, and third party vendors. Continually focused on customer service, while aligning business and technological efforts in order to best achieve the organization's overall goals. Experienced in leading global projects over $1MM, with project teams of 4 - 50 team members. Diverse experience across multiple industries with demonstrated ability to understand related business products, processes and technologies. Fully capable of operating in both matrix and straight-line environments.

Work Experience

Consultant - IT Project Manager

ADA Consulting, New York, NY

Oct 2012Current

Working with team members and vendors from around the globe, provide senior level project management skills and expertise to multiple projects for this firm which provides co-sourcing and private cloud based solutions for technology, investment operations, risk and research support to the alternative investment services industry.
Key Responsibilities and Achievements:
  • Managing $1MM+ high visibility, multi-phase project for the development of a cutting edge product consisting of the creation of a client based web portal for a Chicago based trading firm. Extensive dealings with client CTO and internal executive management on continual basis. Prepare and maintain project plans, status reports, and budget. Facilitate operational status, executive steering committee, and internal technology meetings.
  • Overall project manager for a Risk Analytics co-sourcing product project which is a partnership between Gravitas and the IBM Algorithmic business team. Manage efforts of team members in Toronto, London, New York, and Mumbai.
  • Engaged in the creation of a common scalable, multi-tenant operation platform to support the firm's newly introduced co-sourcing business. Multi-phase, long term effort with Phase I focused on supporting Risk Reporting and Portfolio Reconciliation.

Owner, Business Manager

Booth House of Flowers, Stratford, CT

Mar 2010Nov 2012

Key Responsibilities and Achievements:
  • Principal responsible for all vendor management, inventory management, finance, human resources, marketing, and customer service
  • Increased sales by more than 28% in less than one year as new owner
  • Received 1-800Flowers International "Innovator of the Month" award for Marketing efforts, October, 2010
  • Nominated for Connecticut Florist Association's "Rookie of the Year", June 2011

PMO/Senior Technical Project Manager

Survey Sampling International, Shelton, CT

May 2007Nov 2008

Recruited to fulfill a dual role of designing and implementing a Project Management methodology utilizing industry best practices, as well as performing as a hands-on technical project manager for major strategic business integration initiatives involving work streams for Finance, Human Resources, and Client Services departments.
Key Achievements:
  • Designed and implemented a PMO and project management methodology, introducing concepts such as Business Cases, Project Charters, Business Requirements, Functional Requirements, Quality Assurance Testing, User Acceptance Testing, and post-implementation review for "lessons learned".
  • Working with the CIO, defined project prioritization and delivery schedule based on budget allocations, revenue enhancement, risk assessment, and infrastructure needs.
  • Managed web-based global Delivery Management program, partnering with executive team, key stakeholders, and to define objectives, scope, SOW, schedule and budget for a newly conceived order tracking and fulfillment application. Realized successful full program implementation after a 15 month effort.
  • Translated broad strategies of global unification into specific objectives and action plans for several SaaS initiatives, including Human Resources, Knowledge Management, Sales and Delivery Management, and Project Management systems.

Consultant - IT Portfolio Manager/Project Manager

DPM Consulting, Shelton, CT

Feb 2007May 2007

Contracted to perform discovery and census of all projects in progress in order to perform portfolio analysis, in addition to assuming lead responsibility for several software development projects. Provided training and guidance to IT group managers and project team members on project management methodology.

Consultant - IT Project Manager

Unilever, Trumbull, CT

Oct 2006Dec 2006

Short term assignment to supplement in-house project management staff. Extensive interaction with global regional staff, vendor, and offshore resources, mentoring and guiding them to ensure a flawless, concerted transition of the Service Desk application.

IT Project Manager - Project Management Office

Aquarion Water Company, Monroe, CT

Aug 2004May 2006

Specifically engaged for purposes of establishing and maintaining a Project Management Office. Assumed hands-on project management and due diligence responsibilities in response to heavy project load. Acting IT Director during SAP conversion effort.

Project Manager - Customer Relationship Management

People's Bank, Bridgeport, CT

Apr 2001Jan 2004

Technology Business Partner

People's Bank

May 2000Apr 2001

Senior Business Analyst - Credit Card Applications

People's Bank

Mar 2000May 2000

IT Project Manager - Y2K

People's Bank

Nov 1998May 2000

IT Business Partner - Commercial Division

People's Bank

Nov 1995Nov 1998


Master of Business Administration in Marketing

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

BS in Management Information Sciences

Fairfield University


Project Management, PMO, Leadership, Communication, Negotiation

Additional Information

Areas of Expertise:
  • Project Portfolio Management/Project Management Office
  • Project Management and Leadership
  • Project Planning and Resource Allocation and Leveling
  • Communication, negotiation, and presentation skills

Technical Proficiencies
Platforms: Windows 7/Vista/XP/NT/2000, SaaS, Cloud
Tools: MS-Project, MS-Access, MS-Visio, MS-OneNote, MS Office Suite, Lotus Notes
Methodologies: SDLC, Waterfall, Spiral, Agile (novice)
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