Provide overall strategic and operational direction for the Bank's technology platform. Assist line of business partners in the analysis, selection, implementation, and support of new technologies. Partner with the Board and Executive team to develop and implement long-range strategic objectives.Develop and oversee enterprise architecture and strategic technology goals. Align technology strategy with the Bank’s long term strategic plan. Lead Business Strategist with overall responsibility for the long-range direction of technological planning and development.Establish, communicate and maintain corporate technology architecture, policies, processes, and procedures for all production technology systems. Develop IT Business plans and corresponding budgets that support both the long-term and short-term objectives of the company.Develop and execute against $3.5M annual technology budget. Lead, mentor, and manage 11 staff.
·Completed wholesale turnaround and enterprise wide improvements in all aspects of information technology strategy, security, execution, architecture, regulatory compliance and business alignment over 23 month period.
·Orchestrated wholesale replacement of key line of business applications including loan origination and servicing, deposits, accounts payable, enterprise portal, fixed asset and document management systems. Reengineered, replaced or upgraded 100% of legacy technologies over a 15 month period with limited staff.
·Advanced Bank’s business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) capabilities by implementing a robust Wide Area Network, dual data centers, application failover and database architectures.
·Improved regulatory compliance (FDIC, GLBA, information security) through focused efforts and investments in governance, architecture, and BCDR planning.
·Aligned business-IT strategies through introduction of formalized governance, standards, and technology architectures consistent with ITIL best practices. Introduced project portfolio management, change management, project management methodologies, asset and budget planning.
·Enhanced business process efficiency through investments in collaboration technology and practices. Leveraged state of the art technologies including desktop and server virtualization, business process management, enhanced collaboration solutions based on Sharepoint (MOSS 2007) and Metastorm BPM, Voice over IP, data center consolidation, Citrix based remote access, email and web content filtering
·Architected and implemented technology services to three new Bank remote offices and 25,000 square foot corporate headquarters expansion over 6 month period.
·Implemented innovative sourcing models that leveraged Software as a Service, remote managed services, application outsourcing, and subject matter expertise consulting. Managed 20+ vendor relationships to support and enhance Bank IT operations and improvement initiatives.