Summary

SOFTWARE EXECUTIVE & TECHNOLOGIST who can assist your organization capture market share and ignite your revenue growth via cutting edge Software Development, Project / Product Management, and team leadership by applying innovative thinking, relentless dedication and leadership by example.

Generated $67 million in revenues by shipping 3 versions of Picture Publisher 2 versions of Webtricity, and 3 versions of iGrafx over 3 years.

Founded Image2Web - Successfully raising first round of funding and eventually negotiating Corel's $7 million technology acquisition including its valuable 6 US patents.

Aligned Software Strategy with the Business Vision by mapping all business processes and completely automating 3 departments out of 8 using SOA and BPM as the strategy.

Reaped 10-fold ROI of MediaTracks technology when acquired by Lotus.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2014 - Present

Director of IT Transformation

Brinks
Mar 2011 - Mar 2014

Sr. Director of IT, Software Development

CoreLogic Inc.
Responsibilities:

Lead the SDLC for TAX, a $400M business unit. Managed the SDLC budget of over $20M and a portfolio of over 40 projects. Managed a staff of 150 people split between US, Indian, Poland and Mexico.

Achievements:
  • Delivered 20 Million saving by automating financial and operational processes.
  • Improved the quality of the software being delivered.
  • Cut the Software Development budget by over 20%.
Mar 2006 - Feb 2011

Director of Software Development

Urban Planning and Development Authority

Reporting to the CIO.  Leading the formation and execution of software strategy

Responsibilities:

Strategy formulation and execution ensuring alignment with the business, Project Management, Develop and ensure software service quality following ITIL. Implementation of SLAs.

Achievements:
  • Implemented the SOA/BPM strategy establishing the SOA Governance Board & Center of Excellence, adopting Business Process Management, BPM, as the SOA enabler and delivering first two projects.
  • Executed a road map for the legacy systems which includes, support and maintenance, leveraging of assets and integration, services identification and refactoring and eventually a full Migration path.
  • Managed $12 million Software budget.
  • Implemented IBM Rational/RUP as an SDLC methodology.
  • Implemented ITIL to govern Software Service Delivery and Support.
  • Automated all of the General Survey Department internal processes.
  • Automated all of the Building Permit Department processes.
  • Mapped and documented all of the processes within the authority.
  • Oracle ERP Business Suite scoping, tendering, evaluation, planning and design.

Technologies used: Java, J2EE, WebSphere (WPS, WID, Portal, Monitor), FileNET, Oracle DB, MS SQL

Aug 2004 - Dec 2005

Director of IT

Integrant Inc.

Managed off shoring software development office in Jordan.  Responsible of the complete SDLC for enterprise web applications and Data Warehouse / Business Intelligence projects for the financial and pharmaceutical sectors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  P&L ownership, Established and enforced Software Development methodologies, Resource management & budgeting, Enterprise Architecture & design.

Achievements:
  • Delivered 6 major enterprise web projects.
  • PMO establishment and leadership.
  • Aligned technical capabilities and methodology to an outsourcing and off shoring business model.
  • Defined, implemented, monitored and enforced a new Agile software development methodology in an effort to eliminate waste and align the office with the company long term business objectives.

Technologies used: Java, J2EE, MS .NET, C#, VB.NET, JavaScript, HTML Oracle DB, MS SQL

Jan 2002 - Jan 2004

Software Development Director

Corel Corporation

Technical visionary and Director of Product Development for Corel SmartGraphics platform.

Achievements:
  • Managed an external Canadian consulting firm.
  • Delivering 2 versions of the enterprise server product.
  • Transformed the team from a waterfall to an Agile SDLC methodology.
  • Heavily influenced the vision of the product.

Technologies used: C++, MFC, XSLT, JavaScript, Java, J2EE, MS .NET, C#, VB.NET

Jan 2000 - Jan 2002

CTO/Co-Founder

Image2Web Inc.

Cofounded Image2Web which provided enterprise software solutions to automate the life cycle of web content.  It targeted B2B Exchanges, content aggregators, system integrators, and visual e-commerce sites. 

Achievements:
  • Successful launch of the company and securing first round of VC funding.
  • Successful development of company's product portfolio including 6 US Technology Patents.
  • Successful negotiation of Corel's $7 million acquisition of the company.

Technical Responsibilities: Defining products and product's road map of the company.  Lead the whole development cycle of our products.  Also lead the development team in defining our next generation technology, which handles the dynamic creation of imagery based on a user profile, device profile or business rules.

Management Responsibilities: Managing and leading the Development team.  Member of the Executive team.

Technologies used: C++, MFC, XSLT, JavaScript, Java, J2EE, MS .NET, C#, VB.NET

1991 - 1999

Development Manager

Micrografx

Technical Manager for 7 Software engineers, Product Specialists, Release Coordinators, Technical Writers, and a QA team.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Technical architect, Team leadership, Budgeting, resource management, coordination with sales, marketing and upper management.

Achievements:

Delivered multiple COTS versions of Picture Publisher, Webtricity and iGrafx Image.

Technologies used: C++, MFC, XSLT, JavaScript, MS .NET, C#, VB.NET

Skills

Skills

IT Management

SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

SOA leadership, planiing & strategizing, Implementation, SOA governance board, SOA center of excellence, SOA & BPM (Business Process Management) coupling.

Project Management

PMP certified.  Hands on project management in compliance with PMI. PMO planning & execution.

IT Strategy

Software Strategy formulation & execution General IT Strategy formulation & execution

Software Development

over 20 years 12 of which in management.  SDLC implementation uding waterfall, Agile, FDD and SCRUM.

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications
2009 - Present

ITIL-ITSM

OGC
2008 - 2015

PMP

PMI