Highlights

Pragmatic visionary and leader with rare combination of business acumen and technical skills who delivers value-maximizing business solutions through people and technology.

Heretical innovation, superlative mentoring, interpersonal and communications skills built around 25+ years of business management, sales, software development (full life cycle, including CMMI certification) and project/program management (PMP), and transformation initiatives including managed services (ITO).

Specialties

Transformational Strategy & Execution, Managed Services Negotiation/Implementation, Agile execution leadership, Program Management, Software process revolution/team transformations .

Innovation motto: “Toss the box!

Experience
Fannie Mae
Washington, DC
Transformational Linchpin – Strategic transformation execution leadership

 

Key leader in the new Strategy & Transformation Office; driving execution of strategic transformations with applied out-of-the-box thinking and hands-on leadership.

Securitization Utility Prototype Build                                                                                                        (7/2011 – Present)

Strategy reset of Securitization initiative (summer/fall 2011) included unprecedented outreach to industry and resulted in an (equally unprecedented) hybrid buy/build strategy for a new platform.

  •  Drove technical proof-of-concept build of SOA-based foundation for new securitization platform
  •  Established agile implementation environment (facility, team, coaches, executive sponsorship)
  •  Key driver of securitization prototype build by cross-functional agile team.
    • Negotiating contracts and managing performance of development implementation partners
    • Negotiating vigorously with the technology organization to insulate the prototype team from the weight of  legacy governance and compliance processes during the prototype build
        • Maintaining a start-up environment which allows for the innovation and value-production velocity already noted by our board and regulators as a model of effectiveness.
  • Our team delivered a securitization utility prototype 1.0 on time and under budget
    • This accomplishment directly influenced FHFA  strategy as expressed in their Strategic Plan and the securitization platform White Paper (co-authored by FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac teams).
      • Contributed to white paper analysis and content.

 

IT Managed Services Launch                                                                                                              (10/2010 – 6/2011)

Drove provider selection process on behalf of the CIO for five business-aligned technology organizations, creating Fannie Mae’s first strategic IT outsourcing (ITO) program.

  • Negotiated 5-year contracts (9 -figures) with three top-tier managed services firms. All service delivery is via onshore labor, and it  includes:
      • Application Development & Maintenance (ADM)
      • Software Configuration Management (as a shared service)
      • Level 1 Service Desk (as a shared service)
      • Testing (as a shared service)
  • Established and staffed Transition Management Office (TMO)
  • Success of this initiative resulted in our team being asked to form the Strategy & Transformation Office

 

Project Manager – Records Management

 

Returned to my Fannie Mae Records Management team to lead several functionality enhancement releases and plan for a major Documentum platform upgrade.

  • I was pulled away again to health IT consulting–but stayed to help with transformation initiatives after a chance meeting with the CIO.
HHS - Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT
Washington, DC
Senior Consultant – Nationwide Health Information Network PMO

 

The NHIN is a secure, nationwide, interoperable network for exchanging health information to realize the vision of health record portability. Hired as a founding member of the team brought in to establish a program management office (PMO) and drive the transition of the NHIN from trial implementation activities to production.

  • Key contributor to PMO structure definition and 2009 NHIN Operating Plan;
  • Established Production Pilot and Emergence Implementations activities;
  • Established Dashboards for Implementation Roadmap and Production Metrics;
  • Key contributor to foundational NHIN messaging and communications content.
  • Contract negotiations and SOW language creation
Fannie Mae
Washington, DC
Sr. Project Manager – Records Management Technology

 

Technical leadership of the Records Management technology implementation program.

  • 25 Documentum implementations across the enterprise.
  • Doubled productivity in 2008 by focusing teams on process improvement ownership, including:
    • Automating deployment processes
    • Establishing automated unit testing with TestNG
    • Automating migration instruction creation processes
    • Replacing repetitive programming tasks with XML-driven configuration
    • Creating a shared passion for increasing business value with each unit of effort
  • $4 million annual budget;
  • 3 implementation teams (3 PM/Analysts, 10 developers, 2 testers)
  • 6 to 9 concurrent implementations (2-3 per team)
    • Effectiveness driven by active collaboration with business partners to manage expectations and adjust priorities.
  • Recognized by company-wide Technology Innovation program for demonstrating value of Wiki pages to drive project collaboration and communication with project stakeholders.
Credit Management Solutions, Inc.
Columbia, MD
Director/PM

PM leadership of the implementation of web-based loan origination system for a flagship customer.

Director, CreditReportsPlus

Implementation and roll-out of server-to-server credit reporting and decision engine services.

Management Consultant

Consultant to the CEO and senior management team to catalyze product initiatives and revenue acceleration.

Projects included:

  • Personally developed and released a web-based (ASP, Oracle, JavaScript, Crystal Reports, Crystal Enterprise) database reporting solution.
  • Added prototype Home Equity functionality to Origenate (ColdFusion, Oracle, JavaScript).
  • Drove evaluation & selection of enterprise software testing suite ($400K: functional/regression testing, load testing, performance monitoring).
  • Ran exhaustive scalability assessment of the Credit Online Network infrastructure and performance testing of the Origenate product (LoadRunner).
  • Developed technical and business prototypes of executive dashboard products.
  • Identified and implemented a web conferencing solution that enabled new customers to be trained twice as fast.
Director of Product Development
  • Development leadership of Origenate, a browser-based  loan origination product (ColdFusion, JavaScript, Java, Oracle)
  • Simultaneously managed business computing infrastructure (150 PC users and 25 NT Servers), internal business systems (including 3 web sites) and Information Technology(IT) projects
Education
B.S., Animal Science

Activities and Societies: Alpha Gamma Rho, Alpha Zeta.

  •  Paid Peer Advisor to the 500 students in the Animal Science major