Camarillo CA 93010
PH:805 484-4022 Cell:805-689-9134
I am a Director Information Technology with more than 25 years experience in large enterprise
environments, strong business acumen and technical prowess to build successful, diverse
delivery team in IT, retail, healthcare and Pharmacy space. I have worked closely with strategic
partners, on-shore/off-shore support teams, and enterprise infrastructure to deliver and support
real time, high volume systems, 24x7 customer service applications and mail order distribution
hardware and software. I also successfully lead the Pharmacy IT efforts to close the $4.65 Billion
sale of the WellPoint Pharmacy business.
WellPoint April 2007-Present
Director Technology, Pharmacy:
Responsible for directing applications development and maintenance activities including
development of systems strategies and priorities. Includes, controls related to change,
SOX, HIPAA, application security and stability.
Responsible for Pharmacy systems including internal and external applications available
24x7 processing 2 million real-time transactions per day within a 1.5 second response
time. Duties include call center applications, external web applications, claims processing
and order fulfillment in the mail order and specialty pharmacy fulfillment line and
mechanics (a high volume line to fill prescriptions for mail order)
Managing team of 109 associates, 400+ contractors
Provide project management and oversight to more than 35 concurrent efforts.
Administrative budget of $23 million and project budget of $26 million.
I was one of the primary owners of the WellPoint enterprise initiative to improve platform
stability, drive change control standards and strengthen change process. Through this
effort we reduced outages across the enterprise by 35%.
Actively involved in a large multi-billion dollar divestiture of the Pharmacy Business.
Overseeing all Pharmacy application development and migration activities for pharmacy
WellPoint June 2005-April 2007
Manager Information Technology, Pharmacy:
Responsible for day to day management for production support for most
pharmacy applications including mainframe and open system applications
supporting real time claims processing, financials, rebates, reporting and
I supported claims adjudication on both the mainframe and open system platforms
processed over 2 million claims per day on a 24x7 hour basis with 99.9% system
Responsible for a team of 28 direct reports and 80+ contractors.
Responsible for all pharmacy audit activities, and compliance including participation in an
IT effort to standardize all SOX controls, SOX and SAS 70 reporting and testing.
Responsibilities included pharmacy mail order ebusiness applications that were
transferred to a central ebusiness team towards the end of this period.
Environment includes; SOA, WebSphere, J2EE, .NET, AJAX, AIX, Sun, Veritas, Oracle,
Sybase, SQL Server, IMS, Cobol, C++, Gupta, Factory Automation, mail distribution
WellPoint March 2003-June 2005
Manager Information Technology, State Sponsored:
Returned to State Sponsored programs to assist with some vendor management
Worked as the primary face to the customers for IT issues, lights-on and queue work,
issue management and prioritization.
Responsibility for Diamond 950, production, development, testing, vendor management
Facilitate change requests and production support problem resolution with core medical
claims systems in support of State Sponsored Business.
Worked closely with business, IT and procurement to develop an on-shore/off-shore
vendor out-sourced support model including replacement for the manager role.
WellPoint January 2002-March 2003
Manager Information Technology, Dental, Life and Disability:
Responsible for the day to day management of the Dental, Life and Disability production
Applications were predominantly mainframe based with some open systems.
Represented all issues with the business unit to prioritize and report status.
WellPoint July 2000-January 2002
Director Information Technology, State Sponsored:
Responsible for State Sponsored Programs IT budget, project coordination with the
business unit and cross cutting coordination with other WellPoint IT areas. Coordination
of resources and projects on WGS 2.0 and STAR systems for SSP
Responsible for performance management, development and training, planning and
staffing strategy and administrative management
Worked closely with Infrastructure and other IT areas to assist the business unit to
achieve it’s goals
Participated in business units strategic planning, ensured alignment with IT and business
Oversaw the implementation and migration of State Sponsored Business from the
enterprise core medical system to the Perot Diamond 950 application housed at Perot’s
data center in Plano, TX.
Santa Barbara Health Authority April 1995-July 2000
CIO and Director Information Technology:
Responsible for the IT and Operations budget, support of computer operations, application development,
hospital and physician reimbursement, adjudication of medical and pharmacy claims (Medi-Cal, Healthy
Families (HFP) and Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)), HVAC, phone systems, electrical systems,
plumbing and building security
duties include the pricing and payment of medical and pharmacy claims, participating in contract
negotiations with health care providers, hospitals and specialty services, providing help-desk support to the
providers for the resolution of claims billing and payment concerns, interpretation of the near constant
changes in regulations and internal auditing of all manual and automated internal systems, rate setting and
Technical leadership on a project funded by the WellPoint Foundation to develop electronic medical records
in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara Health Authority September 1989-February
Manager Information Technology:
Responsible for the operations and application development efforts at the Health
Authority including the design, and development for Agency applications, research,
recommendation and installation of hardware as it related to those projects.
Provide support for open system applications, hardware and personal computer hardware
and software. Research and report on industry trends and provide technical support for
the PBX and Voice Mail systems.
Efforts included designing the data center, infrastructure, hardware and software
procurement, telecom, network, PC hardware/software procurement and support.
Designed, built and implemented HPUX, Oracle based medical and pharmacy claims
processing application, and related internet tools for submission of prior authorizations
and claims. Designed, developed and implemented a real-time eligibility system
integrated with the State of California Medical benefits system used buy most
pharmacies, medical providers and hospitals in Santa Barbara County.
Responsible for all security and compliance activities including logical and physical
security of all facilities, network, data center and applications.
Hughes Aircraft September 1984 - September
Member Computing Staff (Corporate Data Processing):
Responsibilities include; leading a project to evaluate and replace components of Corporate Computer Usage
Billing System for several mainframe and open system environments, networks, phone usage, and employee
Lead support efforts for billing applications to support military contracts.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major: Computer Information Systems
Minor: Micro Computer Systems