Elliott Friedman

  • New York US-NY


Business Professional with a track record of success in partnering with business to create solutions that support business objectives. Extensive experience resolving business issues using information technology and business process re-engineering. Management: Substantial experience in building, managing, and mentoring teams of IT & business professionals both onshore and offshore. Strengths include facilitation & collaboration skills, and ability to quickly adapt to changing business and technical environments Proven Record of communicating complex information to business management, technical staff, clients and other stakeholder

Work History

Work History
Mar 2007 - Present

Manager - Process Engineering group

B&H Photo
Transformed reputation of Process Engineering Group from one which business ignored to one which business groups now see as beneficial to work with and seek out to help with resolving business issues. Hired to lead the Process Engineering Team for B&H Photo (2007-Present), in addition to creating a positive image of the group, I doubled the size of the group, tripled the team workload within the first 9 months of joining, and within 18 months eliminated a backlog of over 80 projects.
Aug 2006 - Jan 2007

Technology Consultant

TechPar Group
♦ Assumed multiple roles for a startup technology company and initiated transformation tasks to take the company from an R&D organization to a viable business. ♦ As Senior Sales Engineer, demonstrated product onsite and remotely to potential clients ranging from small and mid-size businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Installed product at client sites to pilot product. Trained technical staff. Monitored product usage and gathered feedback to further improve product. ♦ As US Product Liaison, teamed with sales and marketing groups to create marketing and sales presentations, implemented processes and methodologies resulting in better structure and accountability, initiated and managed continuous improvement process for gathering requirements for current and future product releases, and chaired weekly meetings with offshore developers ensuring product release schedule was adhered to.
Feb 1998 - Dec 2005

IT Architect

McKinsey & Company
♦ Manager of Testing Automation responsible for spearheading efforts to introduce automated testing to streamline implementation of Knowledge Management applications resulting in shorter development cycles and significantly improving quality of applications, yielding a tripling of the number of releases per year. ♦ Quality Management - Created significantly superior product for sponsors by successfully implementing and managing quality initiatives for offshore project team spread over 3 countries. ◊ Decreased testing time by 33% in a 3 month time period by implementing functional automation testing. ◊ Reduced QA defect count 50% by migrating automation testing to development environment. ◊ Significantly improved cost efficiencies 20%-30% by introducing structured development process with best practices including a formal change tracking process to document detail design and coding specifications. ♦ Knowledge Portal - Developed the conceptual and detail level system designs for the McKinsey Knowledge Portal. ♦ Instrumental in creation of Knowledge Management Service Center to better serve the processing of consultant research requests and streamline process for assistance with McKinsey knowledge tools.
Sep 1996 - Feb 1998

Application Architect

Andersen Consulting
Manager / Application Architect of development team responsible for all Lotus Notes development within J.P. Morgan. Successfully managed multi-million dollar project (Team Review) with half the development staff of previous year.
Sep 1986 - Sep 1996

IT Developer

Bank of New York
Associated with banking industry for over a decade. Progressed through numerous positions and teams in IT.




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Wilson Pena

I worked with Elliott for over 5 years and the thing that impresses me the most about him is that he delivers the best and puts the client’s interest ahead of his own. Elliott is constantly looking for new challenges, skill building and developing a resourceful network of colleagues that respect and admire him. Elliott never gives up and appreciates positive criticism that can only make him grow in the long run. November, 2007

Mark Luttrel

Elliott has provided consistent leadership for our Process Engineering Group. His ability to plan and execute complex projects while meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders has served as a model for his staff and has proven to be a unique asset in our organization. His calm measured approach to business problems makes him a pleasure to work with.

October, 2009

Paul Ross

I've had the pleasure of working closely with Elliott since I first joined B&H. I 've found him to be an exremely organized, dedicated manager who acts in a calm insightful manner. He is a role model for his direct reports and his co-workers. October, 2009

John Numchuk

I worked with Elliott for a couple of years while I was at B&H. He's professional, well versed in the intricacies of documentation and the business relationships that must be developed in order to accomplish accurately. He was a tremendous asset to me while I led other project managers to "raise the bar." Elliott helped to improve project initiation, which led to many fewer projects started and then killed. October, 2009

BenTzion Jaffe

Eliott has the greatest managerial skills that I have ever seen. He has the ability to remain cool, calm and collective whenever there are flair-ups amongst the people that he managed. He resolved all these conflicts is a peaceful way. He always brought out the best talents in a person and let them develop.

January, 2010

Michael Heller

Elliott is very passionate about managing IT projects. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. His dedication to his team and his projects are immeasurable. November, 2007