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Work History

Nov 2013Present

IT Project Manager

Title Source

Responsible for coordinating a group of highly skilled, technically minded individuals and focusing them to create innovative solutions.

  • Effectively apply Agile project management methodology and develop best practices and tools for project execution
  • Lead sprints to successful implementation to achieve business objectives
  • Develop a project plan for implementation
  • Build awareness of business/client goals for the project team; set and manage client expectations
  • Facilitate client and project team meetings including Estimation/Sizing with development teams and Backlog and Build Review with Business Owners
  • Maintain an understanding of the business processes and the technology involved
  • Keep business units/stakeholders informed of progress and changes through written or verbal communication and minimize exposure and risk on a project
  • Communication liaison between business, technology and all supporting teams 
Apr 2010Present

Publisher / Editor in Chief

Detroit Sports Nation LLC.

Manage the day to day operations, including all areas of internet marketing / advertising sales and content marketing, site search engine optimization, design and a strong focus on social media management.

  • Oversee a large social media presence of over 190,000 Facebook fans with strong social engagement with over 2 million users reached per week on average and over 13,000 fans on Twitter.
  • Responsible for the design and execution of the social media content strategy that continues to drive growth and user engagement in the social networks.
  • Oversee content creation and delivery of articles.
  • Work with a team of Sports Editors and a Managing Editor to effectively manage the flow and direction of the content.
  • Oversee Advertising Sales Representatives and manage relationships with multiple advertising networks.
  • Design all site graphics, site architecture.
Sep 2011Nov 2013

Project Manager

Tectonics Industries
  • Act as the primary day-to-day account manager liaison and adviser throughout the project production life cycle.
  • Consult with engineering and estimating team members on pre-build project scoping.
  • Monitor project progress against the proposed plans including budgets, timelines, quality criteria and risk management.
  • Represent the client’s needs appropriately to internal team members.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to cross-functional Delivery teams.
  • Proactively identify or clarifies issues with live projects and makes recommendations to resolve issues.
  • Act as an internal quality control check for all projects to ensure they meet client requirements.
  • Describe client requirements, collaborates in the development of deliverable's and supports the ongoing activities of client projects.
Mar 2010Nov 2011

Creative Director

BCRS Productions

Responsible for translating marketing objectives into creative strategies, designs and plans. Manage Graphic design, Website development, copy writing, advertising and promotions.

Sep 2007Sep 2011

Digital Large Format Print Operator/ Pre-Press

Tectonics Industries
  • Maintenance, repair and operation of the following high speed large and grand format printers: HP Scitex XL1500 3 meter Dye Sublimation printer, Scitex XLJet 3 meter DS, Mimaki JV5 3 meter DS, Mimaki JV33 DS (2 printers) Roland SJ1000 (3 printers), Roland SJ745 (2 printers), Roland SC540 - Cut Vinyl, Roland SJ645 Solvent as well as high temp transfer machines: Kleveric GTC 3400, AIT 120GFO and AIT 7472. Zund G3 Digital Cutter operation.
  • Designed and implemented a job tracking system, providing accountability and a method of reference for previous jobs completed.
  • Created a custom ICC printer profile work flow that is considered by top industry experts as one of the best in the industry.
  • Improved printer color output and quality of prints through research and application of complete profiling work flows
  • Trained at Zund America in Milwaukee to operate and maintain Zund G3 Digital Cutter

Education

20082012

50 credits earned 3.4 GPA

Macomb Community College

Studied General Business, Project Management, Construction Management, Marketing

19981999

Ferris State University

Computer Information Systems - Studied Visual Basic, C++ and COBOL programming languages