Vice President Technology & Security
Architect of the 43,000sqft high security underground data center in Austin, TX.
Designed and implemented a world-class recognized secure and scalable storage architecture which currently process in excess of 30PB of confidential client data annually across 9 US and OCONUS based datacenters. Our environment has been recognized as one of the top 10 storage architectures in the world and is regularly referenced to model storage environments nationwide. The result of this architecture affords the company the ability to capture millions of dollars in recurring revenue every year. Our environment has achieved the painstaking process of achieving ISO 27001, HIPAA and Safe Harbor certifications. We were the first to obtain ISO27001 in our industry and it has since become a standard.
Drove the implementation of cloud based technologies. These technologies have been proven to reduce our client costs by as much as 35%, reduce our internal costs by 60% and increase our overall margins by 15%. Clients like the ability to securely access their data from anywhere. With this direction put into motion 3 years ago, we were one of the pioneers in our industry to enter cloud based services.
Led technology due diligence for 5 acquisitions in addition to all efforts around post-acquisition integration. The integration of technology into our core technology environment resulted in millions of dollars saved in excess staff, infrastructure and support. Our ability to perform integrations within an average of 6 months allowed us to get new products in client’s hands very quickly. It has always been a direct focus on our customers and ensuring they get the best experience possible within our environment and service offerings.
Responsible for IT and business process improvements, technological consistency and alignment with business strategy, performance metric tracking and management, overall program, project and software development/software lifecycle(SDLC) management, engineering governance, forensic services and enterprise architecture development. Led our local (12) and offshore (50) engineering teams responsible for development and QA of tool automation, bug fixes, software upgrades, reverse engineering tools to resolve project based issues, processing data from non-standard tools, process automation and sustaining engineering. Implemented best practice aligned with Agile/SCRUM methodologies.
Owner for budget of all P&L, and Capital Expenditures related to technology and security. Actively participated in corporate strategy development and presentations of security and technology updates to the Board of Directors.
Participated in client presentations which involved designing, presenting and implementing high ROI business cases for new strategies and upgrades.