Work History

Work History

Senior Team Leader

http://www.firstnational.com/001/html/en/about_us/about_us.html
Responsibilities
  • Planned for future growth, primarily in Oracle and SQL Server in the OLTP area, and DB2 and Oracle in data warehousing and Decision Support Systems (DSS)
  • Controlled resources of the DBMS team at current organization with a total allocations of over $2M annually
  • Lead and manage a team of 10 DBAs with expertise in Oracle, DB2, MS SQL Server
  • Led and managed a team of 11 Systems Engineers for Intel and UNIX based system architecture
  • Database Administrator for back-end RDBMS namely Oracle, DB2 UDB and SQL Server platforms with responsibility for maintenance, performance and tuning, and capacity planning of existing back-end databases

Achievements
  • Ensured that all projects assigned to team were implemented within budgets
  • Supervised the migration of a multi-node AIX-based IBM SP system to multi-processor IBM AIX-based p690 system with DB2 UDB version 7.x as the core database
  • Enhanced database performance for multiple instances on multi-processor HP UX, AIX, SUN and Intel machines
  • Implemented Oracle upgrades from various versions of Oracle 7.0 thru Oracle 10 G
  • Supervised migration of various DB2 UDB upgrades from version 7.0 thru 8.2
  • Completed sensitivity analysis as per requirements of existing projects and worked closely with new business development units in evaluating strategic placement of the Oracle, DB2 and SQL Server (7.0, SQL 2000) database engines
  • Designed and implemented back-end database applications, as well as Web-based front-end content to provide integrated solution for clients
  • Leader with a vision for the optimization of databases for different client/server solutions like LAWSON, CADRE, SIEBEL, Relius, WebSphere, Business Objects and Goldmine
  • Managed and implemented major OS version upgrades (HP UX 9.04 to 10.x to 11.x, AIX 4.x to 5.x, NT to Win 2000 to Win 2003)
  • Integrated incoming UNIX/Oracle, and Intel/SQL Server based products with existing legacy and peripheral systems within the existing telecommunication environment
Aug 2011 - Present

Industry Specialist

IBM
  • Engaged in creation of business-centric alignments geared towards the financial services industry
  • Developed models that focus on top-line revenue, bottom-line cost controls and risk minimization
Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

Senior IT Solutions Consultant

Sirius Computer Solutions
Responsibilities
  • Provided innovation in solution provision and pioneered new initiatives
  • Engaged in creation of business-centric alignments for technology solution verticalsDesigned, scoped and implemented solutions across various components of the technology stack
  • Engagements included disciplines like "green" data center design, converged infrastructure, networking and SAN topology, storage architecture, CPU/OS optimized virtual frameworks,information management and technology integration
  • Built and managed opportunity pipelines via client technology briefings for strategy roadmaps
  • Pioneered and formulated go-to-market "cloud" strategy for all business segments served by Sirius
Achievements

November 2009 - Present:

  • Engaged in partnering with clients from various sectors across industries to enable profitability and efficiency. Clients include, but are not limited to, organizations like Union Pacific, Werner Enterprises, HDR Inc, Conagra Foods, DOT Com NE, and West Corporation
  • Established as IBM Banking Industry expert within Sirius for various software and hardware solutions

August 2010 - Present: Mutual of Omaha, Omaha, NE

  • Engaged with Mutual of Omaha leadership team in developing a "green" data center optimization strategy across geographic locations with the goal of ensuring maximum utilization of facilities
  • Provided best practice recommendations regarding strategy and implementation approach

October 2010 - November 2010: SITEL, Omaha, NE

  • Developed more scalable and manageable storage solution across multiple geographic locations
  • Project valued ~ $1.3 MM over 3 years

February 2010 - April 2010: UNMC, Omaha, NE

  • Analyzed storage, SAN and backup/recovery environment, identified support gaps and provided recommendations, timelines and roadmaps for gap elimination and best practice implementation
  • Project valued ~ $3.5 MM over 5 years; reduced disk cost/TB from $8.0/TB to $5.4/TB

August 2009 - November 2009: Express Scripts, Inc., St. Louis, MO

  • Engaged in providing leadership towards building a world-class IT Engineering practice
  • Provided best practice recommendations regarding strategy and implementation approach
  • Identified support gaps and provided recommendations and timelines for gap elimination
Sep 1995 - Jun 2009

Vice President & CTO

http://www.firstnational.com/001/html/en/about_us/about_us.html

Responsibilities
  • Designated as organization lead in all aspects, including lead role, integration issues, and authorship of contents of a combined business oriented and technology related RFP for core banking operations and applications with the intent of implementing chosen vendor solution
  • Organization strategist and planner for future growth, primarily in setting Service Oriented Infrastructure (SOI) and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) direction for employer via the use of virtualization technologies and a universally adopted set of requirements to ensure simplified data management
  • Created guidelines to insure consistency and merge business and IT strategy and plans
  • Defined core competencies in technology areas, with focus on deploying industry standard applications
  • Delivered, recommended and implemented world class technology solutions for business problems, and set future direction of business investment by aligning processes within a holistic technology architecture that encompasses the enterprise's business, information, and technical domains
  • Led and managed a team of Systems Architects with across the board expertise in various operating systems (LINUX, Z/LINUX, Windows 2000/2003, HP UX, AIX, Z/OS, Solaris, Tandem), RDBMS (DB2 UDB, Oracle, DB2 on the mainframe, SQL Server, Base 24), and Networking components
  • Supervisory responsibilities for technology infrastructure including mainframe systems, UNIX/LINUX systems, database administrators, Tandem systems, Intel-based systems using Windows, storage area networks (SAN) and cross-functional technology architects for a budget of $25 MM
  • Centralize and streamline disparate technology efforts within one organization
Achievements
  • Engineered the creation of an architecture group for the organization to further align IT with business
  • Negotiated contracts with various vendors like IBM, Microsoft, HP, Oracle, AT&T, CISCO, Business Objects and EMC to tune of $10 Million
  • Pioneered the implementation of “On Demand” technology on the Z/OS, Tandem and UNIX platforms with successful investments and subsequent deployments of Z/LINUX
  • Defined target technology architecture within bounds of SOA methodology
  • Introduced the concept of “virtualization” in the distributed platform work space with VM Ware deployments
  • Invited to deliver lecture on “virtualization” technology to an international audience at the IBM INNOVISION conference, held near Mumbai, India in March 2007
  • Re-engineered web-based services architecture from SUN Solaris, DB2 UDB v. 7.x, WebSphere 3.51 to LINUX on the Z-Series 990 (Z/LINUX), using DB2 UDB v. 8.2, WebSphere 6.1
  • Ensured that First National Bank, Enterprise Technology Division was voted 31st in IDG Computerworld 2007 “Best 100 Places To Work in IT in 2007” national survey
  • Executed strategies which ushered First National Bank as being voted 3rd in IDG Computerworld 2008 “Green IT Companies”
  • Departments awarded Highest Authorization Approval Rate, Highest Chargeback Effectiveness Rate, Lowest Assured Transaction Rate by VISA in 2008

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Hardware and Storage

Hardware: IBM Z-Series, IBM P-Series, Blade machines Storage: EMC, IBM, Hitachi, SAN, SVC

Database Technologies and Operating Systems

Databases: Includes proficiency in Oracle, DB2, SQL Server Operating Systems: Includes HP UX, IBM AIX, Linux, VM Ware, Windows  

Summary

Accomplished technology executive with over 18 years of successfully implementing and maintaining enterprise solutions in the Financial Services industry and in IT Consulting. Seeking lead strategic roles at the executive level. Goal-oriented with a proven track record of on time and within budget solution delivery for multiple initiatives, with demonstrable strengths in forging strong, sustainable "C"-level relationships. Understands macro level issues as well as minutiae required for successful business solutions. Astute presenter, possesses exceptional communication skills and the ability to develop and lead high performance organizations

Honors, Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Voted “Best Teaching Assistant” for University of Iowa Business School in 1994 – 95
  • Ensured that First National Bank, Enterprise Technology Division was voted 31st in IDG Computerworld 2007 “Best 100 Places To Work in IT in 2007” national survey
  • Executed strategies which ushered First National Bank as being voted 3rd in IDG Computerworld 2008 “Green IT Companies”
  • 2008 VISA awards for 3 categories: Highest Authorization Approval Rate, Highest Chargeback Effectiveness Rate, Lowest Assured Transaction Rate
  • Delivered lecture on “virtualization” technology to an international audience at the IBM INNOVISION conference, held near Mumbai, India in March 2007
  • Speaker for IBM SHARE conference in Boston in 2006
  • Taught and conducted DBA level Oracle course with various organizations in Omaha circa 1998-2002
  • Completed self-paced online course work on Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources
  • Tennis, golf, reading (World War II, Mongol military tactics, Eastern spirituality)
  • Fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi

Certifications

Certifications
Dec 2009 - Present

IBM Tivoli Sales Mastery

IBM
Jan 2010 - Present

IBM Information Server

IBM
Feb 2010 - Present

IBM WebSphere Information Analyzer

IBM
May 2010 - Present

IBM NEDC Technical Leadership

IBM
Dec 2010 - Present

IBM Banking Industry Vertical

IBM
Jul 2007 - Jan 2009

Six Sigma Champion

Pacific Six Sigma Institute
May 1999 - Dec 2003

OCP

Oracle, Inc