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					                                             Carolyn Reid
                                             csreid1@cox.net
http://www.linkedin.com/in/carolynreid                                                      602-882-5292
                                 Senior Project Management Executive
Successful and goal-oriented IT Senior Executive with demonstrated experience in planning, developing, and
implementing cutting edge information solutions to address business opportunities. Develop strategic plans for
worldwide implementation and operations and process improvements, product support, quality assurance, and
portfolio management. Initiate and enforce strict budget controls addressing company need and promotion of
growth. Adept at crisis management, trouble-shooting, problem-solving, business turnaround and negotiating.
Experienced in joint application development, benchmarking, capacity planning project and resource
management, and cross-functional training.
                                                  Expertise
        Project Portfolio Management           Program Development       Strategic Planning
        Project Management                     Process development       Budgeting
        Holistic Business and IT Solutions     Team Leadership           Application Development


                               Education • Certifications • Achievements

                Master’s Certificate in Project Management, George Washington University
                       PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification, PMI
                    Master in Business Administration, Arizona State University, - 1995
                 Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, - 1981
                                          Active Secret Clearance
               Provide Project, Portfolio Management and IT lectures and published papers
                  Leading member/ contributor to PMI Portfolio Management Standard

                                         Professional Experience
Director of Commercial Management Consulting, Consulting Manager
Guident Technologies                                                                 4/2008 - Present
Developing Practice specializing in Process Improvement, PMO, Project Portfolio Management, and Application
Portfolio Management & Strategic Planning. Negotiating Partnerships and contracts. Develop DoD and
Government Proposals.

  US Air Force, Consultant
  Leading Project Management for the Implementation of a solution across Air Force for Investment
  management, Portfolio Management, Budgeting, Acquisition, Program Management and Capital Planning and
  Investment Control, centralizing key information for Air Force Leadership,

  USSOCOM (US Special Operations Command), Engagement Manager
  Developed budgeting and business case development solution for IT Portfolio Mgt.

  Honeywell, Engagement Manager
  Provided high value solution to implement application and processes for the PMO Change Management,
  Program Budgeting and Project Prioritization processes.


Director Commercial Project Portfolio Management Consulting, Managing Consultant
Headstrong                                                                          1/2008 – 4/2008
Developed Consulting Practice. Provided Process & Application Solution for Honeywell.
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Portfolio Management Director
Perot Systems, Contract for Catholic Healthcare West (CHW)                           8/2006 – 1/2008
Developed Best Practice processes for Perot Systems Portfolio Management and Project Lifecycle consulting
methodology and Customized solution for Healthcare.

For CHW: Improved Project Prioritization, Resource Management, Project Lifecycle, IT Governance and Change
Management.

Managing Consultant Portfolio Management Consulting Practice Director for Public Sector
Headstrong Consulting                                                                   1/2005 – 7/2006
Secured large contract in first week. Developed Proposals. Negotiated contracts. Developed consulting
methodologies & Application Portfolio Mgt solution for Federal agencies. Brought in $1,000,000 + contract in
first week.

 AARP, Engagement Manager
 Resolved root cause problem of a failing project. Improved AARP Project Management processes and system
 across the organization

 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Lead Consultant to CIO (on IBM / Headstrong team)
 Provided application analysis to plan holistic DLA solution for Portfolio Management, Application System
 Optimization and Project Management development.

 General Services Administration, Public Building Service (PBS) OCIO, Consultant
 Analyzed As-Is GSA application and Systems and developed Future State Strategic plan to meet the business
 needs. Developed Prioritization system for investments.

CSR Consulting, LLC                                                                   6/2003 – 1/2005
Independent Business Consultant, Engagement Manager

 CSAA (Northeast region AAA) on contract to ProSight
 Provided solution for program management, budgeting and project prioritization.

 CNA Insurance on contract to ProSight
 Led implementation of solution for Six Sigma Business Process Improvement.

 Washington Mutual (Banking) on contract to ProSight
 Led project to set up Project Portfolio Management process and application.

Artemis International Corporation                                                     6/2001 – 6/2003
Managing Principal, Director IT Consulting and Portfolio Management Consulting
Leader on New Portfolio Mgt Software Product Development Team

 Pfizer (Pharmaceutical Industry), Lead Consultant (on IBM/ Artemis team)
 Team leader for world-wide Project Mgt & Resource Mgt Process Improvement

 Exelon (Energy Industry), Engagement Manager
 Led project to develop a Project Portfolio Management solution for recently merged businesses under Exelon
 Energy. Established Industry Best Practice. Operation Improvement: $3 Million ROI.

Motorola (Telecommunications & Manufacturing Divisions)                              3/1997 – 4/2001
Manager: Program Manager, Operations Director, Supply Chain Manager
Established PMO structure and led Business Process Redesign. Developed Division Strategic Plan to improve
organizational effectiveness. Established Supply Chain Program.

				
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