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Objective

I'm a Rennaisance technologist who's been seasoned in a vast array of industries, settings, and roles and have always come through for the company.  I take great pride in my ability and inclination to move through an organization and do whatever needs to get done. I am equally comfortable doing programming, architecture, business analysis, project management, teaching, and managing.

My objective is to commit my broad array of world-class technology and business skills to a dynamic, high energy company where I can drive them to higher levels of greatness.

Interest

Krav Maga, Sityodtong Muay Thai, reading

Summary

Strange as it is for most people I've worked with for the past 15 years, I hold a BS in Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Roger Williams University. I began my post-college career as an organic environmental chemist at the fifth largest environmental laboratory in the United States, Accutest Labs.  This science background, with its strong adherence to process, methodology, and its reliance on problem-solving skills, was a phenomenal foundation for my entry into the world of computer science. In the mid-90's I changed careers and jumped ship to a software company called Powersoft, starting out at the ground floor as a junior web developer. After several years of grueling travel, intense study, and on-the-job experience I was promoted to the role of lead software architect, moving to Manhattan in January 2001 to become the Practice Architect of Context Integration's New York practice. This time consulting was like getting 10 years of concentrated experience crammed into 5 years. I moved back to my home state of Massachusetts in 2002 to work in IS at Analog Devices, a leading global semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts. Originally I started with the company as the Web Development Manager, managing several large corporate initiatives and leading a medium-sized team of architects in the development and maintenance of the public web site and enterprise content management system.  From July 2005 to March 2009, still residing in IS, I headed up the Identity and Access Management Group where I architected and implemented security solutions for the enterprise.

After a 7-month engagement at Akamai Technologies I moved back into systems integrations at a small consulting firm called Systems Flow, where I current design and document complex enterprise solutions for our very large clients.

References

Chuck McCann

Craig has a rare combination of technical insight and influencing skills. He demonstrated the ability to work with a variety of customers to help them work through internal differences and agree upon a project vision, then craft the most appropriate technical architecture to achieve that vision. Craig learned new technologies very quickly and showed a knack for knowing how best to apply them to a variety of business scenarios.

Will Livermore

Craig brings a fresh perspective to any situation, drawing from his extensive IT knowledge and working experience. He understands the deepest levels of the technology, and compliments that with the interpersonal skills to handle the toughest challenges. People at Analog Devices look to Craig when faced with complex problems requiring IT to work across the entire corporate organization for the end solutions. An asset, a leader, and a great teammate

Scott Lynch

I've had the pleasure of working with Craig for over seven years at ADI. He is a very dynamic thinker and leader capable of managing people, projects and technology. Craig is capable of working in many areas of an IS/IT organization be it business applications, systems architecture and of course security. He brings a great deal of passion about his work and is able to speak to folks at all levels of the organization.

Paul Shorthose

I have known Craig for over twelve years at three organizations. Over that time I have had an opportunity to witness Craig's passion and skill as a technologist and consultant in many capacities.

I strongly recommend Craig to any company where leadership, collaboration and creativity areimportant attributes. Craig adds value to any organization that he works with or for.

George Marootian

I had the pleasure of working with Craig at Context Integration and was always pleased with his combination of depth of skill and breadth of knowledge in creating solutions for clients. His positive attitude and superlative team-building skills make him an invaluable leader in both the development of products or services. He was a great resource to rely upon to achieve positive results both on time and under budget. I would highly recommend Craig, as he is driven to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Michael Castonguay

Craig as a true professional with which I have had the pleasure of working during his years at Analog Devices. I could always count on Craig to provide thoughtful and pragmatic analysis and recommendations to some very complex situations and challenges. I also appreciated his sense of humor and ability to keep things in perspective. He is insightful and caring and someone I would recommend.

Rory Clancy

During the period 2005 to 2008 I worked closely with Craig on a number of security related technology projects. These include the Oracle Access Manager implementation and a Data Loss Prevention technology deployment to protect ADI's export controlled technologies. During 2008 an Information Security steering team was formed to develop consensus on critical information security issues and direct the overall strategy for the company. Craig was a key contributor to this team and was seen as an expert in areas such as: Identity & Access Management, Data Classification and Identity Federation. He was the go-to person for any questions relating to the Information security technology landscape. Craig has the unique ability to articulate complex and detailed technical concepts and technologies in accessible language to a non-technical audience. He was always a pleasure to work with and a valuable contributor to the teams on which we worked together. I highly recommend Craig.

Duane Guenard

I have worked with Craig at Analog Devices for several years. Craig is always very professional and capable. He consistently shows he is dedicated to helping improve the organization, via volunteering to either lead or participate on organizational improvement teams. I am regularly impressed with Craig's out of the box thinking, resourcefulness, and keeping up to date on technology and organizational trends. He is quick to pull ideas together and is able to very effectively explain his ideas to others. I would also add Craig, in addition to being a good speaker, is a very good listener.

Zelma Cordero

Craig is a visionary in several Technology areas. At Analog, he was always setting new strategies and proposing new designs to help Analog improve or increase their system efficiency and protection. Crag not only took the lead on researching new technologies that were practical for Analog but he also reached out to network with other experts outside the company to find best practices. He also took the lead to reach outside the Information Systems department into Analog's Engineering community to get buy-in from all the different business and technical communities to improve in the overall company security and systems integration. Craig continuously strives to reach new professional challenges and he doesn’t rest when new obstacles become apparent. He is self-motivated, professional and independent employee. I would recommend Craig for any position since he will find ways to provide value to any corporation.

Barry Coveney

It is a pleasure to recommend Craig. Craig has been a key contact in defining and deploying enterprise security solutions across our organisation. Craig was also able to advise and assist with debugging and was exceptional in following up long after projects were completed. Perhaps more importantly, Craig is enthusiastic about all information systems technologies and I never came away from our many discussions without having a better idea or inspiration for a project solution.

Peter Forte

I have known Craig De Ruisseau for over seven years.  In the time we've worked together, Craig has proven to be one of the most professional, committed and enthusiastic people I've had the pleasure of working with in my 20 years at Analog.  He is extremely intelligent and is eager to learn.  He is a self-starter, independent thinker and brings an extremely rare blend of technical expertise, analytical ability and outstanding oral and written communication skills.  He is not satisfied with the status quo and seeks the most challenging assignments where he can grow professionally while bringing as much value as possible to the organization.

I appreciate and have benefited from my direct experience working with Craig.  He has provided a rich blend of technical competence, process orientation and system knowledge that is seldom found in a single individual.  I believe any organization or institution would benefit from his experience, personal commitment and professional competence.

Raj Thejaswi

Craig is an excellent Technical Manager with solid experience both as an applications architect and a project manager. Craig loves challenging situations, and can manage a large and multi-talented team with ease. I have worked with Craig on several projects where his expertise, immaculate work-ethics and honest and straight-forward approach has helped to deliver projects on time, within budget and with the client fully on-board on the details of the developments.

John Mattos

Craig has a great combination of technical expertise and interpersonal skills that's rarely seen in the technical marketplace. I've worked with him on several large projects, and on each and every occasion he was able to quickly win the trust of the customer, becoming a trusted advisor and technical resource. Additionally, on several occasions I've worked with him in a situation where he was responsible for less experienced resources. In those situations, not surprisingly, he was very well versed in mentoring the resources and helping them to also become caluable team members. I'd recommend Craig for any position without reservation!

My Certifications and Training

Work experience

Mar 2010Present

Senior Solution Architect

Systems Flow, Inc.

Senior member of the enterprise architect team in boutique IT consulting firm. Work alongside business and technical stakeholders to identify technical requirements and create large-scale enterprise architectures. Manage project's technical scope, investigate and recommend viable solutions, identify practical approaches, and vett the solution with cross-department stakeholders. Author pragmatic documentation and thoroughly model the technical solutions using UML 2.0. Work closely with estimation teams to determine cost and schedule estimates. Transition technical solutions over to development teams for successful project implementations.

Select Accomplishments:

Citizens Bank/Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Student Loan Origination (LOS) System - Played central role in writing criteria and performing onsite data center evaluations for prospective ASP vendors, participating in technical interview sessions, and providing detailed recommendations.  Upon vendor selection, architected solution for the origination of Student loans.  The solution involved integrating several backend banking systems with the ASP LOS solution, RouteOne and DealerTrack.
  • Consumer Data Warehouse Expansion - Lead architect in the architecture design for data warehouse solution for enhanced risk analytics for the bank's small business and consumer portfolios.  Designed SAS analytics deployment, leading cross-functional team of technical stakeholders from the bank and partner credit bureau.  Vetted design with estimation team and spearheaded the effort to assemble project cost estimates for the initiative.  Worked with bank's enterprise data group to ensure proper design alignment and consistency across other enterprise data initiatives at the bank.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • Hosting Evaluation - Author of Hosting RFP document for the Office of Information Systems and Technology at the UNDP.  The RFP was used to organize requirements for the UNDP and to ultimately solicit bids from vendors for hosting contract.

Systems Flow Internal

  • Created Systems Flow Information Security Policy which outlines best practices and guidelines for responsible handling of customer and company intellectual property and assets.
  •  Participated as member of recruiting team, interviewing candidates and providing recommendations.
Aug 2009Feb 2010

Senior Technical Project Manager

Akamai Technologies

Senior member of the Akamai Professional Services team in the Northeast Digital Media practice. Work directly with clients to lead and manage highly dynamic teams and projects to bring customers onto the Akamai network. Consult with customers to evaluate web architectures and deliver appropriate integration solutions utilizing Akamai technologies, providing detailed documentation satisfactory to the customers’ business and technical requirements. Establish success criteria and act as the single point of contact for the customer for all technical issues and project deliverables. Create and manage to proposals, Statements of Work, and detailed project plans for customer integrations including timelines and effort estimates. Work closely with Account Management team, Sales professionals, and Customer Care to resolve issues that arise during customer trials and integrations. Track and document status and time spent on customer integrations. Participate in internal projects that help scale the group, implement best practices, and improving Akamai methodology and quality of integrations.

  • Project manager responsible for management, implementation, and migration of 270 customers from the end-of-life Stream OS platform to the newer Akamai Media Delivery (AMD) platform.
  • Create and execute custom project plans for the migration of each customer over to the AMD platform including resource allocation, task assignments, and contract analysis.
  • Work with Product Managers to plan future customer migrations to coincide with the rollout of new Akamai product releases.
  • Support and train customer organizations on the new platform.
Jul 2004Mar 2009

Chief Architect of Identity and Access Management Solutions

Analog Devices Inc.

Established and managed ongoing enterprise-wide IAM architecture and initiatives. Set strategic vision and directed company-wide efforts to identify, classify, and protect online confidential and secret information. Designed and implemented security technologies and documented the supporting processes and procedures. Collaborated with business controllers to conduct in-depth compliance audits, presenting all results to senior management in annual cycle. Developed material and facilitated internal awareness training programs for management and employees.

Select Accomplishments:

  • Created company policies and procedures governing corporate security, email and Internet usage, access control, and incident response.
  • Instrumental in implementing Web Access Management architecture and leading the aggressive expansion at our domestic and international sites to secure sensitive information and comply with government and corporate regulations
  • Designed federation architecture to provide cross-domain single sign-on to our external partners and internal user community
Mar 2002Jul 2004

Web Development Manager

Analog Devices Inc.

Managed internal team of developers and expandable onshore/offshore consulting teams in the development and maintenance of Analog Devices’ massive external web site. Responsibilities included deploying and subsequently managing the company’s content management system, monitoring analog.com website’s health, and triaging support tickets.

Select Accomplishments:

  • Leader of large team of resources responsible for the development and deployment of Vignette content management system to replace the manual content publishing to the Analog website. Worked with key business stakeholders to tag existing site content and go live with the initiative on time and on budget.
  • Deployed and configured Microsoft Project and Project Server as standard tools for project management in the Sales and Marketing Department of IT. Trained internal PMs, documented processes and best practices, and created and led the formal Project Management Office.
  • Led the effort of investigating, marketing, proving, and eventually incorporating Akamai into our enterprise ecosystem. The deployment resulted in immediate and demonstrative performance gains and increased site usage in our traditionally slow regions of the globe like the Philippines.
  • Re-envisioned our way of working with consulting firms and helped overhaul our approach to staffing projects with outside firms by altering our processes and practices to accommodate working with offshore development resources in successful and productive blended teams
Dec 1998Mar 2002

Practice Architect

Context Integration

Practice Architect of the Context Integration New York region, answerable to a wide variety of high profile responsibilities. As a member of the management team for the NY Metro region, I lent my experience to many sales meetings in a technical capacity, drafted and reviewed multi-million dollar proposals, and targeted strategic new accounts in the NY Metro area. On the technical side, I designed, reviewed, and implemented dozens of enterprise architectures, mentored consultants in OOAD and best practices, assisted the Chief Methodologist with project mining and pattern identification, and made substantial contributions to improving the company’s software methodology, estimation process, and corporate best practices.

 Select Accomplishments:

  • Acted as Technical Lead and Developer for a pioneering Drugstore Online site for major pharmaceutical company. Was one in a team of three to pursue the initial lead, establish credibility, and present to C-level executives to close the deal. This opportunity was the longest, most lucrative, and most successful engagement in the company’s history and created the foothold that led to the establishment of the company’s New Jersey practice.
  • Performed Lead Architect role for major national logistics company, designing, modeling, and deploying a bleeding-edge online transportation exchange. Led and coached teams during application development in coding practices and adherence to the architecture model. The application enabled commercial shippers and carriers to register on the system and to participate with one another on the exchange. Shortly after the launch, the logistics company was recognized in InternetWeek magazine's "InternetWeek 100,'' for two second consecutive years.
Mar 1998Dec 1998

Senior Systems Integration Consultant

Sybase

[Transitioned to Sybase as part of the company’s acquisition of Powersoft in 1998]

Supported Internet and Intranet technologies as well as took on a larger role in developing product curricula and delivering classes to a mix of internal and external international students.

Select Accomplishments:

  • Lead Developer in development of Intranet application that was a direct one-to-one port from Informix technologies over to Sybase and was designed to present over 200 interactive forms over the company's Intranet.
  • Performed as Lead Developer and Architect, designing and implementing dynamic web site for one of the nation's largest Human Resource agencies.
Apr 1997Mar 1998

Systems Integration Consultant

Powersoft

Consultant in Powersoft’s fledgling Internet Task Force responsible for deploying PowerBuilder and Powersoft’s brand new offerings of enterprise Internet and Intranet products. Products included PowerJ, PowerSite, PowerBuilder’s webPB, and PowerDynamo. Highly sought-after instructor, teaching a variety of programming and Powersoft product classes in between consulting engagements.

Select Accomplishments:

  • Acted as Architect and lead Developer for the New York State Department of Health, developing an online Death Registration system.
  • Worked on team developing one of the country’s first sales force automation applications for telecom corporation in Staten Island, New York
Feb 1995Mar 1997

Organic Environmental Chemist

Established the analytical chemistry facility in the Harvard School of Public Health. Managed two employees and established policies, procedures, and best practices.

Skills

Solution Architecture
Possess a decade of intense, hands-on experience leading all stages of system development efforts including requirements definition, technical design and modeling, testing, and post-launch support.
Identity and Access Management
Hands-on, hard won experience with Oracle Access Manager (formerly COREid and Oblix before that), MIIS, Active Directory, AD/AM, Oracle Virtual Directory (formerly Octetstring), and the integration of these products into solutions with several application servers such as WebLogic, Sharepoint, and Tomcat.
Managing People
Able to develop, manage, and direct small teams with experience in managing a staff up to 11.  Managed project teams of much larger groups, including people in remote locations.
Programming
Java, JavaScript, PowerBuilder, HTML, XML, C++, VisualStudio, many flavors of application server languages including BroadVision, ATG Dynamo, Sybase app servers, etc.
Presentations
I have presented topics ranging from weekly status updates to highly complex architectures and from small development teams to user conferences.  My presentations are lively, interesting, well thought-out and always visually engaging.  I have been highly sought after for presentation advice -- not only for how to do various tricks with PowerPoint but also for tips and pointers on the actual presenting of the material (body language, tempo, etc.).   I have presented in front of classrooms as an instructor as well as in technical pre-sales situation where there are literally millions of dollars of business on the line.  In these high pressure situations I am always able to hit the target audience dead-on, square between the eyes with an effective delivery of the message.    

Education

Sep 1987May 1991

BS

Roger Williams University

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