Gary Jones

Gary Jones

Objective

To contribute to a dynamic, growing company's strategic business objectives by applying my technical and operational leadership skills.

Training

  • FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING FOR NONFINANCIAL MANAGERS - AMA Seminar - November 2005
  • COURSE FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES - AMA Course - June 2005
  • DELPHI PROGRAMMING - CallConnect Onsite Training - October 1997
  • HOW TO LEAD A TEAM - Career Track - June 1996
  • JAVA PROGRAMMING - SunSoft - January 1996
  • OBJECT ORIENTED DESIGN AND C++ - JMA, Inc. - March 1994
  • MS WINDOWS DEVELOPMENT - JMA, Inc. - December 1993
  • MANAGING COMPUTER PROJECTS - Batelle Seminars - January 1988

Personal Information

  • Married with two grown children
  • Enjoy skiing, boating, basketball, biking, and many other sports
  • National Sports Center for the Disabled - Handicap ski instructor
  • FAA Instrument Rated Private Pilot
  • PADI Advanced Open Water certified scuba diver
  • American Radio Relay League (Lifetime member)
  • Share-A-Pet certified therapy dog volunteer

Summary

LEADERSHIP:                       

Proven Progression of Responsibility, P&L Responsibility, Strategic Direction, Staffing, Program Management, Executive Level Sales Support

TECHNOLOGY:                     

Architecture, SOA, SaaS, ASP, Web Services, .NET,XML, XSLT, J2EE

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011

VP Technology and CTO Banking Content

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Direct Reports: 3 (total 100 on shore, 50 off shore)Budget managed: $23M annual operating

  • Product responsibilities covered all Banking Division and Mortgage Division products.  In all, over fifty separate solutions covering all major technology platforms and deployment models including cloud computing solutions
  • Responsible for all facets of the product development life cycle from solution identification through technical architecture, software engineering, quality assurance, and customer release.
  • Actively participated in strategic product planning with peer executive team members.  Once direction was identified, drove execution and continuous fine tuning to meet and exceed market expectations
  • In a short period of time identified opportunities for unique technology solutions resulting in four new products being brought to market in less than 18 months
  • Implemented a strategic outsource partner arrangement to shift legacy maintenance activities away from internal staff both reducing costs and allowing core staff to focus on more strategic initiatives
  • Consistently managed overall department costs below budgeted levels while delivering on all projects
  • Introduced agile and SCRUM development methodologies where appropriate and championed their adoption
Aug 1999 - Feb 2009

SVP, PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY

http://www.fiservlendingsolutions.com

Direct Reports: 7 (total 95 on shore, 40 off shore)Budget managed: $12M annual operating

  • Responsible for all aspects of product life cycle from identifying market demand for our lending products (feature functionality needs and strategic initiatives), through technical architecture, software engineering, quality assurance, and customer release. Products are deployed both as licensed software and ASP
  • Role includes significant participation in promoting the product to the market for both existing clients and new prospects. This includes industry presentations, sales presentations, solution definition and assistance with proposals
  • Responsible for all aspects of delivery to the marketplace of our new strategic loan origination product known as the Fiserv Common Origination Platform, a web based, ASP .NET system leveraging state of the art technologies such as AJAX and a Business Rules Management System (BRMS) to provide robust system configurability and management
  • Responsible for internal MIS organization supporting the computing and communication infrastructure for over 130 geographically diverse employees plus production management of the ASP environment
  • As the senior member of the management team, work across the organization to establish and drive business unit initiatives (financial, client satisfaction, strategic direction)
  • Since joining Fiserv have implemented strong software development life cycle processes (CMMI L2 based) resulting in better than 95% on time delivery of committed projects and less than 5% client viewable defects
  • Contributed to double digit annual revenue growth even through a very significant downturn in the lending industry. Simultaneously managing expenses to achieve desired profit margin. Steadily improved client satisfaction during this time period as statistically measured by an independent company
Mar 1998 - Aug 1999

MANAGER, E-COMMERCE DEVELOPMENT

Ocwen Financial Corporation

  • Direct all Internet / Intranet / Extranet activities corporate wide
  • Interface directly with business users to architect effective solutions
  • Manage personnel involved in content development, graphic design, Web based programming, and n-tier client/server development
  • Coordinate development efforts across geographically diverse teams
  • Participate with corporate technology committee in order to set technical direction of the corporation
Dec 1996 - Mar 1998

MANAGER, SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY

http://www.callconnect.com

  • Worked across department and management levels to architect solutions that exceed customer requirements
  • Developed project plans, specifications and assisted with pre-sales activities
  • Managed projects across multiple technology areas (Internet, Solaris migration, data base development)
  • Managed software development and content development personnel
  • Evaluated new technology and led teams that established technology directions within the company
Feb 1995 - Dec 1996

DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL SERVICES

HealthOnline, L.P.
  • Responsible for all technical aspects of this growing company
  • Designed and implemented network infrastructure using Windows NT and TCP/IP
  • Positioned company for leadership role in Internet related healthcare services
  • Responsible for strategic direction along with daily operations including monitoring activities for programmers, network administrator and graphic artists
  • Responsible for project management for key Web sites, including contract development and negotiation, project descriptions, functional specifications, implementation, code review, and acceptance testing
Aug 1988 - Feb 1995

PRESIDENT

Front Range Software Services, Inc.

  • Managed company through several phases of growth
  • Developed strong customer base for consulting and programming services
  • Acquired related company and developed business around marketing and support for mid-range distribution accounting software
Jan 1984 - Jul 1988

PROJECT MANAGER

SoftSearch, Inc.

PROJECT MANAGER:

  • Managed several key projects, including large petroleum data bases and menu oriented data access software
  • Many projects involved communication interfaces between PC's and mainframes

SYSTEMS ENGINEER:

  • Maintained various components of DEC TOPS-20 operating environment, such as compilers, Assembler language libraries, 1022 (DBMS), queue management and peripheral driver software
Mar 1981 - Jan 1984

SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER / ANALYST PROGRAMMER

Noranda Exploration, Inc.

  • Developed and maintained system level programs in Assembler language
  • Responsible for in-depth analysis, design, and coding of application systems in a geo-technical environment
  • Extensive interfacing with 1022 (DBMS) and strong use of interactive graphics

Education

Education

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Regis College

Approximately 75% through RECEP II degree program