Summary

Senior IT executive with 17 years of driving results in global strategic IT development. Expertise in planning, analyzing and deploying technology projects to increase revenue and gross margins and reduce operating costs in both the public and private sectors. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; able to align internal and external customers with varying levels of technical knowledge to the company's strategic IT goals. Visionary, pragmatic and innovative with a keen eye for new opportunities. Able to effectively combine corporate objectives and values with personal and professional goals and work ethics.

Core Skills

Policy & Procedures...Product Innovation...Technical Briefings...Cost Reduction...Advanced Technology...Cross-Functional Team Leadership... Return on Investment (ROI)...Leadership Development...Emerging Technologies...Enterprise Systems...Technology Needs Assessment...Technology Solutions...Telecommunications...Contract Negotiation...Multi-Site Operations...Strategic Planning...Total Quality Management...Business Analysis...Budget Administration...Product Development...Change Implementation...Account Management...ROI Improvement...New Business Development

Career Accomplishments

  • Opened doors at the highest level of organizations and provided access to key players including governors, state level CTO and CIOs, chief administrators in the Judicial branch, legislative leaders and corporate CEOs resulting in excess of $1,200,000 in new contracts.
  • Proposed integrations of technology with VOIP and mobility networks to increase and speed data to clients. Suggestions resulted in additional contracts worth over $7,000,000 while increasing customer satisfaction and reducing overall operating costs.
  • Collaborated in converging separate data and voice networks on a statewide scale into a single unified communication system, reducing costs by $100,000 per month during the first 36 months of network operation. Initiative resulted in private sector technology job creation in Pennsylvania with outsourced managed services awarded in support of mission critical data traversing a statewide MPLS infrastructure.
  • Oversaw the design and implementation of state-of-the-art computer-based software solutions. Authored a set of information systems security policies, processes and procedures. Developed and conducted information systems security training and awareness. Implemented a risk assessment process for the information systems infrastructure. Enabled an enterprise-wide transformation of the desktop environment.
  • Received the National Cisco Systems Award for innovative use of technology in the Internet economy.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Strategic ICT Advisor

JohnAnthonyPainter.com
  • Project-based strategies to assist organizations domestically and abroad with utilizing technology in order to expand existing product and services portfolios.
  • Propose initiatives to drive global networked readiness for all citizens together with a vision for the shifting roles of for-profits and governments in driving ICT penetration and leveraging ICT innovation for economic and social modernization and increased competitiveness through the use of cloud computing, business impact of social computing, context aware computing and pattern based strategy.
  • Blogging and interacting with other COOs, CIOs and CTOs around the country and world assisting them with challenges they may be facing or strategic planning giving them ideas suggestions and direction. 
Jul 2007 - Dec 2009

VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Aristotle International

Collaborated with the CEO, President, and CFO on overall corporate blueprint including determining the firm’s vision, mission, and future direction. Directed business plan development, including long and short-term action plans. Provided analysis, implemented strategic plans, and proactively advised regarding various issues and projects. Developed critical relationships with public and private sector entities. Maintained strong relationships with other business unit leaders and department managers, providing support as required. Maintained checks and balances and internal quality control program.

  • Identified opportunity for redefining corporate strategy and capitalized on integrated services in response to increased competition from mainstream competitors.

  • Instituted growth strategy comprising of penetration of existing client accounts through cross selling of additional services, favorably impacting bottom line and gross margins.

  • Developed critical relationships with public and private sector entities. Served as key internal and external liaison and coordinator for ongoing program activities within the organization.

  • Authored white papers used by sales team focused on capturing new market opportunities within the existing customer base as well as with perspective clients
Oct 1994 - Jul 2007

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

PA House of Representatives

Led the development, implementation and support of over $140,000,000 in enterprise-wide IT initiatives, including creating, executing and communicating global IT department vision, mission and goals in alignment with business objectives. Directed and managed a staff of 40 including seven direct reports (Network Administrator, Client Services Manager, Solution Services Manager, Data Quality and Data Assurance Manager, IT Inventory Manager, IT Tech Services Manager) and an annual operating budget of $10,000,000.

  • Introduced pioneering technology to the PA House with emphasis on customer support, telecommunications, data warehousing and mobility.

  • Improved the ability of PA House members to serve their constituents by increasing data accuracy and information analysis, giving member’s substantial competitive advantage in providing legislative information to various audiences.

Education

Education

American Management Association

Data Warehousing Institute

Walt Disney Company

CTIA Wireless University

BS

Penn State University

Professional Studies Program

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management

MSIS

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania