Fluent in English; Intermediate Japanese conversation
Accomplished professional and PMP with experience consulting and delivering business strategies and solutions to customers at all levels of management across a variety of industries. Extensive track record managing small, medium and large-scale project planning and integration with a focus on customer service and quality assurance. Strong organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. Results-driven achiever with consummate planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation. Employing a variety of change management practices for acceleration and quality of deliverables plus demonstrated leadership in driving results across a dynamic project portfolio.
Jan 2005 - Present
Contracted as a Project Manager supporting the decommissioning of a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company research facility in Nagoya, Japan. Key member of the execution phase of a 16 months, 40 person team engagement.
Responsible for the successful completion of 10 projects working with local and global SAIC and client IT resources. Key highlights:
Co-managed the reclamation of Nagoya data and transition to global repositories and data centers of over 1.6 TB, 1200+ PCs, 125+ servers, 250+ applications.
Coordinated all efforts associated with 3 auctions of over 2000 client IT and non IT assets.
Led all efforts in support of the site separation including telecom and IT.
Managed the successful relocation of 50+ staff without disruption or delays.
AXA Tech Japan
Contracted as a Project Manager supporting the various projects for the newly formed PMO of AXA Tech Japan. Major achievements:
Deputy project manager for the AXA Life IT systems integration project of 14 Japan sales branch office locations and incorporation of 800+ Winterthur employees following the acquisition of the US$9.89 Billion Swiss insurance company; Winterthur.
·Worked closely with the various departments, organizations and vendors both inside and outside Japan.
·Coordinated the deployment of multiple new VoIP, network, and data infrastructures supporting the integration into the AXA group.
Project Manager for the Internet/Intranet service migration for AXA Direct Japan.
·Kick started this stalled project laboring to get ADJ IT onboard and successfully got them to work with us.
·Managed the local and global AXA Tech team resources to complete the network migration within the originally proposed budget and timeframe.§Instituted a new standard RFP Process Flow by identifying, managing and outlining the process requirements of the vendor selection criteria which greatly improved functional flow between the various departments.
Schindler Elevator K.K.
Senior IT Consultant:
Contracted to analyze the existing Wintel server and desktop environment:
Proposed and deployed a Diskeeper Defragment software solution package for all of Schindler’s branch offices and four datacenters in Japan as a cost effective solution to extend the life cycle of the existing Wintel server and desktop hardware environments.
A. Hartrodt Japan
Senior IT Consultant:
Contracted as an IT Consultant/Project Manager to assist this international freight forwarding firm relocate their Japan head quarters:
During the course of the initial project it was discovered that there were various security issues with their Network and Wintel server systems. I was therefore able to design a cost effective solution addressing these problems having them corrected prior and post office relocation.
Jan 2004 - Jan 2005
Senior IT Consultant
Assigned to provide consulting and business requirement analysis for major international clients. Areas of focus were Cisco network and Microsoft AD security implementations, data redundancy and backup, plus central system management. Key projects included:
Contracted as a Project Manager/Senior Engineer assigned to the Schindler Elevator Legacy server migration Project.
·Worked closely with local and global teams on a US$20Million based project to discover and define the requirements, ensure the Test Cases and UAT matched expectations while meeting the global audit standards to migrate to a MS Windows Active Directory file based structure.
·To achieve this and guarantee a smooth transition it was necessary to undertake a phased deployment for each of the four datacenters due the amount of applications (200+), data (2.5 TB) and physical equipment involved (1000+).
Contracted as a Technical Project Manager to successfully coordinate the relocation of the Schindler Nagoya head office and datacenter of 300+ staff without disruption, cost increases, or delays.
Jan 2001 - Dec 2003
Engaged initially as a System Administrator and labored to become the IT Manager of Japan by introducing cost beneficial solutions and new system standards while working with regional and global leadership. Carried out the following key improvements:
Key member in implementing a network service migration for the Japan region to a new carrier achieving a reduction in annual cost, enhanced scalability for future expansion, and instituted redundancy into the system for reliability where none existed previously.
Project Lead in migrating to a new voice carrier providing better service and features at a reduced cost thus benefitting the 500+ Clients by providing them more savings for their business telephone calls and video conference meetings.
Principal in the deployment of an Issue Management system for the Japan IT department enabling us to better track, manage, and show accountability for problems as they arose supporting 1000+ individuals.
Sep 1999 - Oct 2000
Employed as a Project Manager/System Architect managing over 30 successfully completed projects for the design and installation of Executone and Nortel PABX telephone systems. Added value by the following achievements:
Key member to enhance the co-ordination with local vendors, architects, and contractors via the company wide introduction of an online scheduling system to ensured timely delivery of products and services to our Customers.
Led the effort to improving team synergy thru training and offsite team building events, which was later recognized by corporate directorate as an effective means to improve productivity for better Team Empowerment.
Jan 1998 - Jan 1999
Engaged to assist in the design and development of new products, provide technical support to the sales department, and present solutions to improve the production and repair facilities. Carried out the following key activities:
Working together with Sales and Engineering we were able to acquire our competitors Customer by designing a replacement product that was cheaper to produce and provide greater range, flexibility and stability.
Lead in deploying a MS Windows based computer integrated testing system to the repair flow process of the Liner Laboratories production/support facility that overtime achieved a significant cost reduction in time and manpower.
Aug 1990 - Jan 1998
Bay Knights Professional Protection
Long time employee growing into a position of authority via years of training in security methods and processes, tactical and firearms training, and team empowerment practices by directly managing over 100+ employees during the course of eight years.
Las Positas College of California
A.S. Electronics Technology-Communications Systems