Career Objective

Seeking a position as executive or director in Web technologies.  The ideal position will provide a leading-edge work environment with the possibility of domestic or international travel.

Experience Overview

Accomplished technology executive and project consultant with over 20 years experience; proven results in management, project management (functional- and technology-based), product delivery, methodology, client relationships, business development, technical sales, and in mentoring; highly motivated, energetic with excellent communication skills; lead multi-million dollar, high-profile projects; Vice President of Engineering (70+ Engineers) for a medium-size Internet consulting firm (3,000 employees); IT Director of New Applications Development at the University of Maryland, specifically for a multi-institutional community source development project; extensive experience in back-end integration of complex legacy systems.

 

Possess strong client- and user-facing skills and has experience with Global 1000 clients including GE Capital, Lloyds TSB, and Met Life. An excellent communicator, delivery-focused, with the ability to bridge the gap between executives, business strategists, and technologists.

 

Extensive experience (18 years) in the Higher Education industry as director, product manager, project director, project manager, software architect, business analyst, designer, and developer, primarily in administrative student applications, most recently in community source student systems utilizing SOA, and Web Services.

 

Industries

Higher Education, Financial Services, Enterprise Integration, Retail

Service Lines

Engineering, Quality Assurance, Business Analysis, Strategy

Technical

Architecture, design, development, delivery; project management; interdisciplinary liaison; technical sales and support.

Business

Enterprise integration; product direction and management; ERP/CRM; requirements; proposals; technical liaison; change management, quality assurance

Solutions

Enterprise solutions; community source, B2B, B2C, Portals, eCommerce, open source

Platforms/ Architectures

Unix, Linux, Windows, SOA, Web Services

Previous Experience

AldersoNet, LLC: April 2009 Present

AldersoNet.com

 

 

University of Maryland, College Park, MD: April 2006 March 2009

 

Director of New Applications Development, Office of Information Technology

Responsible for direction and project management in the development and implementation of Kuali Student, an SOA/Web Services-based community source student services system of which the University of Maryland is co-founder. Assisted in producing and presenting Kuali Student as a cost-effective replacement for the current student system. Built UMs development team of six dedicated staff to the Kuali Student project and manage the functional and technical aspects at both the program level and at the local implementation level. Serves on the Kuali Student Technical Steering Committee; is responsible for reporting UMs financial program-level contributions to the Kuali Student finance manager; serves as: Communication Coordinator (program-to-local liaison), functional team manager, technical director, and other roles as needed as the project progresses. Serves on the University of Maryland CIOs senior staff, the duties of which include reporting project status; inclusion of the varying IT stem directors in projects as needed; promotion and communication of projects to campus; and providing advice and opinions to senior staff and the CIO as requested.

 

University of Maryland, College Park, MD: February 2002 April 2006

 

Project Director and Program Manager for Senior Vice President and Provost
Key experience with UMCP is in research, implementation, and management of multiple IT projects for administrative student systems.

 

Leads in the definition of policies, procedures, documentation. and communication practices for all of OIT.

 

Leads the functional and technical effort to provide UMCP with a new Web-based Student Information System. Responsibilities include spearheading strategy, project management, change management, and full development lifecycle.   Affected systems include Admissions, Accounts Receivable, Financial Aid, Records, Registration, and the many satellite systems such as Orientation, Parking, Housing, and Dining. This project has a 5 year product development cycle.

 

Chair RFP committee in selection of UMCP enterprise portal; chairs Portal Functional Executive and Advisory committees to determine content and applications implemented in each phase. Expected full campus-wide portal implementation in 3 years.

Researched, drove the RFP process, purchased, and managed the implementation of the Admissions recruitment portal and back-office systems.

 

iXL Inc., New York, NY: July 1999 - November 2001

 

Vice President for Engineering and Director of Financial Services for Engineering
Responsible for the engineering department (72 engineers - development managers, tech leads, developers, system administrators, database developers, quality assurance teams and business analysts) and the direction of the engineering department in the New York office.

 

Responsibilities included resource allocation/utilization/billability, budget, business development, forecasting, and best practices.

 

As Director of Financial Services for Engineering, took on responsibility for all Financial Services projects. Primary responsibilities included business development, project delivery, high-level project oversight, high-level project scheduling, risk identification and management.

 

Prior to VP and Director role, was a Development Manager. Primary responsibilities included technical GE account manager ($10 million/year revenue) and Tech Lead for GE Small Business, business development and technical program manger for Lloyds TSB.

 

One of the first responsibilities in iXL was as Director of Quality Assurance: Built the QA department from the ground up and performed hands-on QC duties where necessary as the department matured.

 
Thaumaturgix, Inc., New York, NY: January 1999 - July 1999

 

Lead Technical Consultant
Primary responsibility was to bring Solbright Inc's  AdTraffic Manager to market.  Duties included product and project management, technical lead, and QA consultant.

 
University of Maryland, College Park, MD: July 1985 - December 1998

 

Assistant Director for New Technology and Distributed Systems
Lead programmer and project manager for a team of developers in new technology: hands on design, development and implementation (full lifecycle, OOA, OOD) of transactional systems.

 

Applications Manager
Lead programmer and project manager for mission-critical systems within the Office of the Registrar.

Sr. Systems Analyst/Systems Analyst/Programmer Analyst
Designer and developer of mission-critical administrative systems.

Technical Skills

  • Programming Languages/ Technologies

Java, J2EE, C, C++, Perl, HTML, XML, XSL, XSLT, JavaScript, Visual Basic, COBOL, Assembly, Web Services

  • Database

SQL, Oracle Pro*C, PL*SQL, JDBC, ODBC

Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, MS Access, Computer Associates Datacom/DB, dB/2

 

 

  • Web Servers

Apache, iPlanet, IIS

  • Application Environments

Tomcat, WebLogic, WebSphere, BroadVision

  • Content Management

Interwoven

  • Operating Systems

Solaris, Linux, Windows

  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Object Oriented Architecture, Object Oriented Design

Education

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science; English Minor
University of Maryland, College Park, MD - May 1989
GPA: 3.59

Honors

  • iXL Leadership Award
    • GE Small Business
    • Director of Quality Assurance
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society

Presentations & Public Appearances

  • Advising with Testudo - Interactive Web Services, Student Advisors Conference for Howard County Board of Education, March 1998
  • University of Maryland College Park's Experience in Putting Student Services on the Web, CAUSE, December 1997
  • Creating a Web-based Convenience Store: One-stop Shopping, CUMREC, May 1997
  • Student Services: One-stop Shop on the Web, WebdevShare, October 1996
  • Testudo: Interactive Student Services on the Web, Visiting State Senator and State Officials Forum, September 1996
  • Testudo: Interactive Student Services on the Web, Presentation to UMCP Provosts and President, September 1996
  • The Strength of PowerBuilder, Presentation to Student Affairs, May 1995
  • Writing an Editor in Computer Associates IDEAL, Computer Associates Local User Group, July 1994
  • Implementation of a Voice Response System at UMCP, University of Maryland IT Technical Forum, June 1993
  • Kuali Student, JA-SIG, June 2007