James O'brien

Work History

Work History
Apr 2007 - Jun 2009

Practice Director

Solution team lead for the Houston IW team, overseeing utilization, management, retention, and career development for direct reports. Act as engagement manager or project manager, overseeing implementation of Microsoft solutions including: SharePoint 2003 to 2007 upgrades, MOSS 2007 governance and information architecture implementations, SharePoint 2007 custom development projects, etc. for clients in such industries as: enterprise software development, medical, professional sports, financial, construction, and oil and gas. Assist sales department with new business development and expansion of existing client business. Manage client expectations/accounts and resolve disputes. Develop proposals, negotiate and administer contracts, and create statements of work. Create budgets and resource planning strategies for projects. Gather business and technology requirements. Formulate IW solution business strategy.
Feb 2006 - Apr 2007

Senior Manager of Technology Services

Complete Solutions, Inc.
Direct the activities of other project managers and 10+ direct reports, overseeing implementation of numerous Microsoft solutions to the construction, global logistics, oil and gas, academic and entertainment industries. Assist sales department with new business development and expansion of existing client business. Manage client expectations/accounts and resolve disputes. Develop proposals, negotiate and administer contracts, and create statements of work. Create budgets and resource planning strategies for projects. Formulate IT business strategy. Negotiate partnerships between company and independent software vendors.
Jan 2000 - Feb 2006

President

O'Brien Software Services, Inc.
Oct 1999 - Mar 2000

Lead Developer

Jun 1999 - Oct 1999

Senior Consultant

InterLink
May 1996 - May 1999

Consultant

MARTEX Software

Education

Education
Aug 1990 - May 1994

BS

Rice University

Skills

Skills

SharePoint

.NET Development

Project Management

Business Development

Team Management

Summary

Skilled practice director, account manager and consultant with experience in technical strategy, management, consulting, software architecture, management and business development experience. Over thirteen years of experience in Information Technology with a demonstrated ability to develop and implement technical strategies that exceeds business expectations and requirements. Experienced in building implementation teams that strive to deliver excellence.

Interest

Gourmet cooking, Reading, Writing, Networking