Consultant - Governance, Risk and Compliance
- Houston, TX
- john_fernande[email protected]
I have over 20 years of Project and Program Management experience around Governance, Risk and Compliance. My field of expertise is in Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery, Operational Readiness, Risk Management, Crisis Management, Continuity of Operations (COOP), Incident Command System (ICS) as well as Pandemic Planning supported by my professional certifications in Project Management (PMP) and Business Continuity Planning (CBCP). I am able to effectively communicate strategic thoughts to well defined and understood informational directives. This puts me in a unique position to work through corporate challenges to create and implement programs and drive projects to successful conclusions.
Company background: Rowan Companies is a global provider of offshore contract drilling services, focused on operating safely and efficiently to exceed customer expectations.
Started up the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Program. I provided Program management consultative services providing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to the enterprise
Company background: BP is one of the world’s largest developers of oilfields and producers of petroleum products
I have worked with teams globally (5 continents) to:
Company background: Bell Helicopter is part of the Textron group that manufactures aircraft. Bell Helicopter is one of the largest suppliers of military equipment to the US military. Including the Osprey V-22 aircraft. Bell Helicopter is located in multiple countries around the world with manufacturing facilities in the United States and Canada.
Company background: Harris County has approximately 4 million residents and is one of the largest counties in the United States. The Hospital district currently 3 hospitals and 27 clinics and serves about 1.2 million patients annually. The district has over 7,500 employees
Company Background: Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. Cargill has offices in 120 countries and over 160,000 employees. Some of the units that I was involved in were business units relating to Petroleum, Natural Gas, Grain, Steel, Financial Services (Hedge Funds and Asset Management) and Meat Solutions.
I provided Program management consultative services providing Information Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services to various units of Cargill.
Organization Background: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is required to comply with the Texas Administrative code (TAC 202) and the HIPAA security regulation among other state regulatory needs.
I was responsible for the startup of the Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations (COOP) program for all locations. This comprised of over 36,000 employees in over 600 office locations.
Part of my responsibilities included forming a steering committee of all the agencies of HHSC and coordinating their Continuity of Operations programs. I was also a contributing member of the Statewide Pandemic Influenza Group that was formed by the Governors Division of Emergency Management (GDEM).
Company Background: Alcon Laboratories, Inc. is Majority owned by Nestlé S. with U.S. operations based in Fort Worth, Texas, with a team of over 15,000 employees worldwide develops, manufactures, and distributes hundreds of eye care products.
I was responsible for starting up the Disaster Recovery (DR) program for the Global Information Technology division.
A senior consultant in the HIPAA Disaster Recovery Project Management Office to create and test disaster recovery plans for all critical applications and application that contain protected Health Information a necessary requirement for HIPAA compliance. I am familiar with the current HIPAA regulations and requirements. As part of my assignments I worked on the following
In Volkswagen my role as the Business Continuity Coordinator was to assist the business units develop their recovery plans. I took a lead role in the start up of this program al all its operating locations.