Jim Taylor

Jim Taylor

Summary

Senior Executive with 20+ years of progressive leadership experience in areas of technology and business operationsfor firms spanning from new business startups to large billion dollar corporations – generating millions of dollars to top and bottom lines. Highly successful assembling and managing technical teams to deliver cutting-edge, corporate-wide IT solutions to support key business functions. Exceptional at breaking down technology project initiatives into tactical plans and processes to achieve aggressive strategic and tactical business goals. Excel in business planning, implementation, and leveraging business solutions to meet customer and organizational requirements.

Core Leadership Qualifications Used To Align Technology With Business Objectives:

§M&As / Restructures / Startups

§Crisis Management

§P&L / ROI Accountability

§Cross Functional Collaboration

§Global Strategic Planning & Execution

§IT Growth Strategies

§Technology Program/Project Leadership

§Infrastructure & Process Improvement

§Resource Analysis / Development / Deployment

Work History

Work History
Nov 2006 - Present

Director

Fair Isaac Corporation

$800+ million consulting firm providing enterprise decision management solutions for financial, telecommunications, retail, and healthcare & life sciences industries. Clients include top Fortune 500 companies.

Selected to lead operations for a $200 million business unit with 800+ staff supporting forecasting, planning, budgeting, management reporting, resource and expense management, and regulatory and policy controls. Managed and trained three reports and seven indirect reports. Collaborated with IT department in reviewing and approving business cases for equipment and software purchases and installation. Oversaw strategic planning initiatives at corporate and unit-levels to support business growth objectives.

Key Achievements

·99% improvement in forecasting accuracy on $167 million in revenue commitments by devising and executing a standardized process for forecasting revenues at the business unit / corporate level key to minimizing fluctuations.

·Saved $2 million contract relationship (Wal-Mart de Mexico) by crafting a plan that enabled a software development team to securely access their network / systems as part of meeting a regulatory compliance deadline.

·$4+ million in contract revenues with up to $20 million in projected revenues generated by supporting development and execution of a five-year strategic plan approved by senior management to target the nine largest banks in China.

·$750,000 averted in lost revenue by establishing pre-contract report tool to accurately track and manage revenue at risk and improve revenue commitment accountability across operations.

Jan 2003 - Nov 2006

Corporate IT Manager

Westmoreland Coal Company

9th largest coal producer in the US employing 1,250 staff in 7 states.

Managed IT operations supporting enterprise information systems across the entire corporation. Supervised and trained two direct reports and eight indirect reports. Aligned IT initiatives with business objectives to deliver foundation for profitable growth. Developed enterprise IT policies and procedures. Planned and coordinated the implementation of enterprise information systems to support distributed and centralized business operations.

Key Achievements

·Led the design and deployment of a company-wide, compliant ERP solution integrating HR, payroll, finance, procurement, and enterprise asset management systems for a $375 million firm with 11 sites and 5 business units.

·Built a corporate-wide IT framework from the ground up to include creation of a secure managed network, a centralized data center, and standardized anti-virus / anti-spyware, spam filtering, and Web filtering processes.

Oct 1999 - Dec 2002

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner

RedOak Solutions, Inc.

Successful startup firm providing custom / semi-custom software application solutions.

Led company operations for a new business startup. Developed and directed IT project plans, schedules, and budgets. Translated software solutions into functional specifications and detailed test plans. Oversaw all phases of the project lifecycle through deployment of software applications.

Key Achievements

·Achieved positive cash flow within 9 months with $1.5 million in revenue growth by developing and launching tracking and control tools to effectively manage revenue, expenses, and key resources across the business.

·Assembled and led a high-performance IT team to design and deliver a Juvenile Information System that retrieved and consolidated data from 14 agencies in Dallas County – becoming a standard for county and federal agencies.

Oct 1994 - Oct 1999

VP of Technical Operations

http://www.titan.com

Leading provider of information systems solutions, support services, and communications products to the federal government with more than $407 million in contracts.

Established operating plans, policies and procedures, revenue forecasts, contract status reporting, staff profile / inventory databases, and a master recurring schedule. Provided cost-effective, on time delivery of quality software and systems supporting entire business unit.

Key Achievements

·$22 million retained in contract revenues by designing and deploying a robust restart and recovery architecture to improve stability and schedule requirements across software development processes for major customer.

·$9.4 in sales growth with 26% ROR achieved by rolling out reporting tools and controls for managing resources andP&L and budget reporting and forecasting critical to turning around and positioning division for growth.

·$37 million preserved in future business by implementing a plan to achieve SEI CMM Level 3 certification for a client organization – becoming 1 of only 15% of software firms in the world to receive such certification.

Jun 1992 - Oct 1994

Senior Software Engineer

Lockheed Martin (Formerly Loral Command and Control Systems)

Leading provider of command and control, and developed and supported strategic and tactical command, control and communications systems in the areas of space defense, strategic force management and fixed and transportable command and control centers.

Managed software development projects from defining requirements to designing and implementing software solutions to meet customer needs. Coordinated software development, quality assurance, and release processes across teams.

Key Achievement

·Saved $25 million contract by reengineering and debugging a software solution critical to porting from an existing operating system to a new operating system – achieving all project deliverables within one month.

Education

Education