South Plainfield, New Jersey 07080
IT PROJECT MANAGER
Dynamic technology project and program manager with over 15 years of experience as the driving force behind
delivery of best-in-class IT solutions for a multinational leader in its industry. A strategic planner adept at assessing
the technology needs of the business and developing effective roadmaps for solving those needs. Proven history of
positioning IT as a business partner for the company, fully dedicated to delivering the solutions necessary to
achieve business goals and build seamless infrastructure environment. Experienced in the areas of IT verified
compliance including authentication, auditing, data retention/archives, accountability and non-repudiation.
IT Project Management Team Building & Leadership Strategic Planning Business Analysis
SDLC Management Audit Analysis Requirements Management
Internet & Intranet Architectures Solutions Design & Delivery Technology Implementation
Continuous Improvement GxP & Sarbanes-Oxley Systems Compliance Demand Management
Staff Training and Development Performance Management Emerging Technologies Cost Control
Oracle DB/SQL MS Office Products MS Visio & Project MS Sharepoint
From 2010-Present, involved in: multiple consulting web development engagements; continuing education at Rutgers
University; MS SharePoint training; American Red Cross DSHR.
NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION, East Hanover, New Jersey 1996-2010
Leading multinational R&D, development, and manufacturing company in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare
sector. Staffs 85,000 worldwide.
Associate IT Director, Finance Managed Markets Business Units (2006-2010)
Strategic leadership role in delivering the IT structures, processes, and systems necessary to ensure stability and
productivity across business units. Liaise with senior leadership to plan and execute projects and programs
affecting enterprise systems. Expanded Communications with mid-level management and teams on operational
and tactical implementations and support. Ensured systems and services met requirements set out by federal and
state agencies. Coordinated quarterly SOP compliance audits for formal Sarbanes-Oxley reviews. Drove efforts to
identify the root cause of performance issues and implement effective solutions. Responsible for real and virtual
hosts(ing) including application architecture. Addressed and resolved IT service requests, handling escalated
issues as needed. Provided counsel on business and technology matters for Congressional and legal investigative
Ensured systems and processes throughout business units adopted complex legal and business policy changes
compliant with new Federal CMS and GAO mandates as part of the Federal Deficit Reduction Act through a multi-year,
$1.5 million program to bring 2 major applications systems into compliance.
As part of the compliance project, introduced the use of a full SDLC methodology encompassing everything
from RFPs and Statements of Work through implementation and audit.
Leveraged advanced methodologies to improve integration of SAP with other systems.
Implemented many new time sensitive wholesaler data feeds.
Improved financial reporting, auditing, and investigations with a 15% rise in productivity through development of a
business intelligence and analysis system, using Cognos Data Framework, Reporting, and Query Tools in new test,
QA, and production system environments.
Delivered standardized BI/Reporting System based on Cognos Framework, Cognos Report & Query Studio.
Took-over a failing system implementation project while delivering the project ahead of schedule and
enhancing customer trust.
Handled end-to-end planning and execution of an initiative to offshore systems operation support for managed
markets finance applications, resulting in 25% cost savings and increased support coverage.
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NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION continued:
Managed database upgrades to Oracle 10g, including managing application compatibility, data migration,
identification, and custom changes that addressed and resolved performance issues.
Streamlined project collaboration, international workflow and status tracking, and business document reviews
through deployment of 3 major Microsoft SharePoint projects.
Associate IT Director, Corporate Intranet Application Environment (2002-2006)
Drove development, administration, and support activities for the corporate intranet. Communicated with key
stakeholders in the business to understand their needs and develop requirements for new application solutions.
Translated requirements into feasible designs and actionable solutions. Established the infrastructure, layered
software and resource budget. Allocated resources for content updates as needed. Took on the role of intranet
application support manager for several business units in absence of dedicated IT application group.
Elevated security while achieving one of the CIO's primary objectives for the year through implementation of the
first application group to incorporate Cisco single sign-on security and access control.
Unified several hundred intranet websites into a portal architecture using Plumtree - Weblogic Portal.
Enabled quick creation of virtualizations that demonstrated the look, feel, and behavior of proposed final web
software through launch of a new application prototyping service using iRise.
Reduced development expenses and effort as a result of the application prototyping service.
Enhanced overall IT development and operations through new project management methodologies, cost
control measures, time-saving initiatives, and standardized procedures.
Manager, Global Architecture & Applications (1996-2002)
Responsible for strategic solutions planning and development for global IT initiatives. Coordinated end-to-end project
lifecycle management for quantitative analyses of the effectiveness of corporate websites. Introduced methodologies
and procedures that enabled evaluation and valuation of website loyalty, promotions, and referrals.
Established the company's first outsourced full-service internet hosting facility for U.S. operations.
Partnered with product marketing teams to develop and launch more than 15 Product web sites.
Took a key strategic leadership role in standardizing environments, services, and technical expertise through
creation of architecture and application frameworks for internet and intranet services.
Developed first business orientated web metrics reporting system (MicroStrategy) to analyze content
effectiveness, search engine optimization, promotion tracking and brand/patient information patterns.
Drove deployment of the first client-server business intelligence tool supporting sales operations.
Facilitated corporate mergers as part of the technology team handling evaluation and assessment of
applications, technologies, productivity solutions, hardware, networks, and support structures.
PREVIOUS ROLES WITH NOVARTIS:
Technical Services Manager
Bachelor of Science, Management Science & Computer Science
Kean University, Union, New Jersey
Project Management / Software Development Lifecycle
Application Auditing / Sarbanes-Oxley
UNIX Administration / Performance Management
State Law Compliance
Ethics and Practices