Brett Kemohah

Brett Kemohah

Executive Profile

Senior IT Executive with over 20 years of experience. Extensive background in managing medium to large scale IT delivery organizations. Proven track record of delivering highly metric, results oriented IT projects of various size including the budgetary aspects as well. Known for building IT trust with the business community through successful project delivery. Recognized as a Technology Evangelist and Change Agent designing and implementing technical solutions that reduce TCO and deliver a strong ROI.

Highlights include:

• Run an IT organization of roughly 150 plus FTE/Consultants

• Run a BSA delivery group that owns the relationships to the business

• Run executive steering committee project meetings with C-Level management

• Implemented IT PMO and Testing/Quality Assurance COE groups within IT

• Put project and global application support metrics in place for IT/Business

• Delivered roughly $30M in capital project work this past year on time and within budget

• Created budget forecasts as well as got approval for both IT/Business Capital budgets from C-Level executives

Top Financial Impacts

  • Reduced production support budget by roughly $700K. Streamlined and consolidating roles, responsibilities and costwhile improving delivery and accountability to business. (CBRE)
  • Consolidated roughly 20 Oracle databases to a single Oracle ExaData environment. Roughly $2M in savings.(CBRE)
  • Added Loyalty/Commission ETL monitoring/reporting. Roughly $1M in recovered accruals annually. (Dollar Thrifty)
  • RSA (Rental Sales Agent) incentive streamlined/automated domestic field ops manager commission process. Eliminatedan avg of $300K worth of incorrect sales commission per month. (Dollar Thrifty)
  • Streamlined/automated and consolidated more than 60 apps down to 20 apps in less than 1 yr. Roughly $2M annual savings. (JPMC)
  • In-Sourced the Transfer Agency business from Citibank. Saved JPMC $10M in contract renewal fees. (JPMC)
  • Consolidated Securities Safekeeping data centers to Dallas/New York in less than 8 mths. Roughly $10M in savings annually. (JPMC) 

Core Competencies

  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Budget and Cost Management
  • Global Vendor Management
  • Change and Risk Management
  • Enterprise Architectures
  • Structured Methodologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Application Monitoring
  • Enterprise QA and Performance Testing
  • Medium Scale IT Infrastructure Operations
  • Virtualization and Infrastructure Management
  • Process Improvements and Best Practices
  • PMO and Project Management
  • Onshore and Offshore Models
  • Rapid Deployments
  • Large Scale Deployments
  • Data Security (SOX/SAS70)
  • Enterprise KPI's and Metrics
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse


Methodologies/Frameworks - UML (Unified Modeling Language), SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), OOAD (ObjectOriented Analysis Design), SDLC (Waterfall, Iterative, Agile), Struts, Spring

Languages/Scripting - Java, .Net, J2EE, XML, JSP, VBScript, EDI, Cobol, Natural, Powerbuilder, VB, XPath, Cold Fusion,JavaScript

Databases - Oracle 7-11g (ExaData 11g), SQL Server 2005-2008, Powerbuilder, LDAP, mySQL, PostgreSQL

Middleware - IBM Websphere, BEA Weblogic, Tuxedo Weblogic, JBOSS, Apache, Oracle Portal, HP Quality

Center/Performance Center, HP PPM, PeopleSoft ERP, Quest Monitoring, Oracle OBIEE, IBM Cognos, Informatica, Corba,Jasper, Erwin


FAA Training : EDS Computer Resources Nucleus Training, Production Support, Software AG Natural, and Callout Support.

JPMorgan Chase Training : IBM WebSphere MQ Series, Mercury Quick Test Pro 8.0, JavaOne 05', WebSphere XDE, JPMorgan TPR (Tech Project Review), JPMorgan PDF (Project Delivery Framework)

Awards - Service Star Award for Titan Security Clearance Project, WSS Top Talent 07'-09' 

Devon Training : Mercury Test Director 7.6, ASP.NET, XSLT, Regular Expressions 

ThinkSpark Training : Oracle DBA (Database Administration) 

Williams Telecommunications/Williams Pipeline Training : Communication Essentials, Java One 99', BEA Weblogic Application Server, Rational Rose Use Case training, ATM Sonet Network Boot camp, SPEC IT SDLC, Powersoft's Relational Database (Sybase), Net Dynamics Application Server, Fastrack to Sybase, EDI Essentials (by Sterling), Introduction/Advanced PowerBuilder 5.0, SUN Java Development Course SL-275, Allaire Cold Fusion.

Awards - GISB (Gas Industries Standard Board) Award for EDI Conversion Project 

Work History

Work History

Sr. Director, Operations Info & Data Services

  • Manage a Data Operations Division for Information and Data Services group (QA Testing Group, BSA, Data/Analytical Operations)
  • Manage a Global Operations Staff, Yearly budget CapEx and OpEx, Support 10 plus Applications across domestic US
  • Manage Testing/QA application group
  • Yearly Budget Planning/Forecasting, TCO by App, Vendor Managment Contracts/RFP's
Sep 2010 - Jan 2012

Director of IT

  • Manage a PeopleSoft Financial & HR Corporate Division (Global Production Support, Global PMO, Quality Control/Testing COE, System Admin's/DBA's, Global Development, BSA)
  • Manage a Global Staff of more than 150 contractors/FTE's, Yearly budget of roughly $20M CapEx and $15M OpEx, Support 20 plus Applications across US/EMEA/APAC
  • Setup Testing COE (Center of Excellence), HP Quality Center, Load Runner/Performance Center/Automation.
  • Setup/Manage Global Production Support/Break Fix for 20 plus applications (On/Offshore Model)
  • Setup/Manage Global Offshore Development for capital/enhancement work
  • Manage Global BSA group that owns Business relationships
  • Yearly Budget Planning/Forecasting, TCO by App, Manage roughly 20 Vendor's Contracts/RFP's
Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

Sr. Director Shared Services

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
  • Manage a Shared Services Division (Production Support, Enhancement/Quick Solutions Development, Quality Control/Testing COE, Application DBA's, Operation Efficiency).
  • Manage a Global Staff of more than 100 employees, Yearly budget of $6M, Support 160 plus Apps across 5 App Domains
  • Setup Testing COE (Center of Excellence), Mercury Quality Center, BPT, QTP (Quick Test Pro), LoadRunner/Automation.
  • Manage Change Mgmt/Configuration Mgmt/Release Management to support 160 plus applications
  • Manage application DBA's for SQL Server, Oracle Databases
  • Manage Global Production Support/Break Fix for 160 plus applications
  • Manage Global Development of Enhancements/Quick Solutions for across 5 App Domains
  • Yearly Budget Planning/Forecasting, TCO by App, Manage Vendor Contracts/RFP's with TPI
  • Developed Application/Job Dashboard to track Production Support Performance
Oct 2003 - Sep 2009

VP - Sr. Global Application Development Manager / IT Operations
  • Managed Fund Services (Transfer Agency/Fund Accounting/Fund Administration/Trade Accounting and Compliance) Applications. A suite of more than 70 applications consisting of Client Facing, Back-Office, and Vendor Apps utilizing Java and .Net languages/frameworks. (IBM WebSphere, BEA Weblogic, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase)
  • Managed Yearly Budget of $6-8M, Over 20M Revenue Stream, Over 5M Yearly Transactions,TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), NPV (Net Present Value), IRR (Internal Rate of Return)
  • Presented TPR (Tech Project Review), project more than $100K, Participated in Architecture Review Boards
  • Managed Large $40M and above Client Conversions (NationWide Financial Group, Capital Guardian, State Of Arizona, Citi)
  • Developed Risk Metrics, Scorecards, KPI (Key Performance Indicators) for Portfolio
  • Managed Global Development and Project Mgmt Staff of more than 50 Developers in Oklahoma, Texas, New York, and (Pune, Chennai, and Mumbai India)
  • Managed Vendor Relationships, ASP (Application Service Providers, Consultants, Vendor Bids/Contracts SSG (Strategic Sourcing Group for Hardware/Software Procurement
Nov 2002 - Oct 2003

Supervisor/Lead Application Development

  • Technical Lead for multi-million dollar IMA (Information Management Architecture) project. Identified/Defined Devon's Business Processes/Technologies. Identified Technology Hurdles/Redundant Processes. Provided Architectural Solutions using Java and Microsoft Technologies
  • Developed and Managed Applications using Cold Fusion/SQL Server 2000 to Manipulate Organizational Units using LDAP to Provide Authentication into Devon's Intranet.
  • Developed Erwin Physical/Logical Database Model and Architectural solution to Automate and replace paper process of creating new projects within Devon IT. Reverse Engineered the Database model to deploy to SQL Server 2000.
Feb 2001 - Nov 2002

Managing Consultant / Lead Architect

  • Developed/Presented Client Proposals that provided Architectural Roadmap of Technologies, Staff, Projected Timeline, and Cost Analysis Breakdown needed to address client solutions
  • Developed DOC (Department of Commerce) Portal Search Engine using Oracle 9ias Portal, Java Portal Development Kit, Oracle Intermedia/Text and Apache web server
  • Developed Java Pagination for Navigation, Regular Expressions to Validate Searches. Designed Tables, Loaded Table Data (BLOB/CLOB) and Created Indexes for Oracle Intermedia could be used to match search strings.
  • Managed Budget Planning/Forecasting, Conducted Employee Yearly Reviews, and Allocate Compensation for Salaries/Bonuses
Sep 2000 - Feb 2001

Director of Applications Development

  • Designed, Architected, and Implemented On-Line Benefit Enrollment System for School Employees. The Model used was an ASP (Application Service Provider). It allowed Contracted Schools to Enroll or Update their Yearly Benefits.
  • Managed On-Boarding/Conversions for Olathe/Kansas and Fresno/California School Districts
  • Developed/Presented Strategy for Architecture, Staffing, and Funding with Investment Firms to obtain Venture Capital
May 1996 - Sep 2000

Applications Manager

Williams Companies Inc. (Telecommunications/Gas Pipeline)

  • Managed an Enterprise solution and architecture for WCG. The enterprise solution involved IIS web servers, BEA Weblogic application servers, Oracle, Sybase and SQL Server Databases, and Cognos OLAP reporting servers. Helped develop a tapestry framework that handled database transactions, servlet communication between client and middle-tier application servers, and business framework components that where to be used to develop and design business logic. Rational Rose was used to develop classes, sequence diagrams and use cases.
  • Managed Application Staff of more than 40 Developers for both Development and Production Support. Managed Staffing/Performance Reviews, Conducted Technical Interviews for several departments
  • Managed $2M Budget for CNMS (Customer Network Management Systems). CNMS an On-Line system that allowed customers to order Voice and Data Products, Self-Managed Security Model, Trouble Ticket System, Billing, Network Alarms, and OLAP Reporting with Cognos.
  • Developed and Managed ChoiceSeat MLB (Major League Baseball) unit using Microsoft ASP and Sybase database. These touch screen units were used in Tampa Bay and San Diego.
  • Helped develop $85M proposal to Williams Pipeline executives which addressed Technologies needed to replace Gas Accounting System using Java/Oracle with a proof-of-concept model
  • Selected as Technical Lead from Tulsa site location to participate in rewrite of GIS (Gas Information System) in Java. This project was developed in Houston, TX. Developed system using Netscape web server, Net Dynamics Application Server and Oracle 8 Database.


Aug 1991 - May 1993

Bachelors of Business Administration

Baseball Athletic Scholarship - University of Oklahoma Baseball Team '91-'93

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Native American Student Association

University of Oklahoma Presidents Scholarship