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Summary

A season data professional with over 20 years of operations and development experience. I an insatiable curiosity for data and the meaningful impact that data can bring. Seeking an opportunity in data science/analytics where I can marry my experience with my passion for predictive modeling, data processing, and dashboard development.

Core Competencies

Strategic Thinking: Able to influence the strategic direction by identifying opportunities in large, rich data sets and creating and implementing data driven strategies that fuel growth including revenue and profits.

Modeling: Design and implement statistical / predictive models and cutting edge algorithms utilizing diverse sources of data to predict demand, risk and price elasticity. Experience with creating ETL processes to source and link data.

Analytics: Utilize analytical applications like SAS, Python and R to identify trends and relationships between different pieces of data, draw appropriate conclusions and translate analytical findings into actionable strategies.

Drive Enhancements: Develop tools and reports that help users access and analyze data resulting in higher productivity and insight and a better customer experience.

Communications and Project Management: Capable of turning dry analysis into an exciting story that influences and inspires and communicating with diverse teams to take a project from start to finish. Collaborate with product teams to develop and support our internal data platform and to support ongoing analyses.

Work History

March 2017Present

Data Scientist

Wake County Governmnet

As Lead Data Scientist, my role is to lead advanced analytical efforts in project based work, delivering quality results in the fields of Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive analysis. This work includes:

  • Error and Outlier analysis
  • Data imputation
  • Unstructured data/Contextual Analysis
  • Metric creation and evaluation
  • Regression and other predictive analytics
  • Time Series Forecasting
  • Optimization
  • Production builds of predictive analytics

Additionally, as an Enterprise data scientist, I work building collaboration across departments, creating best practices for common analytical projects, and delivering value across the organization. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand business needs and create well defined analytical engagements to drive value.
  • Lead analytics team on project work providing measurable ROI to the county.
  • Build best advanced analytics solutions around common business needs across the organization.
  • Develop associate data scientist & data analyst talent, creating increased capabilities for the team.
  • Build collaboration and awareness in analytics community.
December 2002February 2017

Senior Database Administrator

Wake County Government

Drive and lead database architecture and design projects, goals, and objectives Provide guidance to junior and mid-level database administrators as required to meet timeline and business initiatives. Serve as the principle contact for, and coordinates extensively with other areas of the county to drive architecture plans, upgrades, best practices to achieve database goals and objectives for the county and its operations throughout the organization Design, implement, and manage data stewardship(rights, access, retention, security, encryption, etc) of data, databases, and database servers. Perform performance analysis and optimization on a proactive basis to assure the county achieves targeted service levels, cost reductions, and maximum availability and resiliency. Install, configure, and interpret the output of database management tools and queries and translates into recommended courses of action; then implement same to resolve or prevent database issues. Design, implement, execute, and troubleshoot database back-up and restore processes in one environment, or among several environments(includes development, QA, staging, and production) Support over 160 line of business apps from various business units.

  • Develop and implement data migration for new business tax system merging data from four disparate systems with two decades of data
  • Created and implemented data interface between active mainframe data and web application to provide real time permit & inspection data for builders and contractors
  • Develop interface between maternal health and public health systems for required for Medicaid reimbursement
  • Develop interface between county restaurant inspection data and Yelp resulting in greater visibility and utilization of data
  • Design and develop migration projects for upgrades from SQL 2000 to SQL 2005, SQL 2005 to SQL 2008R2, SQL 2008R2 to SQL 2014
2012Present

Co Chair - CityCamp NC/Co-Captain - Code For Raleigh

Code For America

CityCamp NC is three days of open sourced talks, workshops, and hands-on problem solving, to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology, and participation will shape the future of North Carolina.  As Co-chair, my primary responsibility is sponsorship and logistics, but I oversee all aspects of the event. I act to remove roadblocks and recruit and motivate volunteers.

20002002

Developer/consultant

Zamba Solutions

Developer/Consultant Zamba Solutions was a boutique consulting firm of approximately 100 specialists CRM system design and implementations.

  • Provide development for Fortune 500 companies
  • Develop parts ordering, tracking and return systems.
  • Develop finance interfaces between CRM products and Finance packages such as Oracle Financials and SAP.
  • Develop proof of concept demos for potential clients and present during sales meetings
19962000

Database Administrator

Enterprise Computer Systems

Database Administrator Enterprise Computer Systems, Inc. provided software solutions for the building materials industry. It offers software for estimating, dispatching, reporting, e-commerce, dashboard, document management, delivery, and imaging. The company also provides software development and support, professional services and consulting, forms and business supplies, networking, and operating system and hardware services.

  • Provided on-site installation and support for new and existing customers
  • Provided primary support and development for internal helpdesk, QA and sales automation software.
  • Support internal finance and payroll database systems On-site implementation and support for building material suppliers and builders
  • Developed and tested disaster recovery strategies
  • Developed and tested backup and recovery strategies
  • Provided phone support for customer's computer networks.

Education

2015Present

Associates of Science in Business Analytics

Wake Tech Community College

The first Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Analytics in the country.  The program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in business intelligence and analytics professions.  GPA 4.0

  • BAS-120 - Introduction to Analytics
  • BAS-121 - Data Visualization
  • BAS 150 - Introduction to Analytical Programming
  • BAS 220 - Applied Analytical Programming
  • BAS 221 - Introduction to Predictive Analytics
  • BAS 230 - Applied Predictive Modelling
  • BAS 240 - Data Structures for Analytics
19841988

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

University of Rhode Island

Selected Accomplishments

Wake Tech Power of One Award Winner

The scholarship program reflects the department’s commitment to the community and its belief in the power of analytics to provide service and contribute to the greater good.

As the recipient, he has demonstrated his commitment to the community and his belief in the power of analytics to provide service and contribute to the greater good.

Factors Contributing to Cesarean Section Deliveries in Low Risk Pregnancies in North Carolina

Using the 2014 data from North Carolina, it was found that variations across hospitals in the likelihood of cesarean delivery of lower risk women could not be fully explained by differences in patient population with regard to mothers’ demographics, socioeconomic, pregnancy-related factors or preexisting medical conditions.

Business Analytics Department Advisory Committee Member

Advise Wake Tech on recommended skill sets, applications, software, and techniques for students

2016 Congressional App Challenge - Judge

The Congressional App Challenge is a bipartisan congressional initiative to improve student engagement in coding and computer science.

  • Judge competition
  • Provide feedback to participants
  • Mentor youth

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