Work History

Work History
Jan 1989 - Present

Consultant to Sr. Management

Vrins Inc

Provide IT Management, Financial Management, Interim Executive Management expertise for Fortune 50/100, International, early stage/second stage Start-up & Turn-around ventures.Manage complex programs and projects with P&L, large budget, and staff oversight responsibilities.

IT Management and Strategy
  • Delivered medium to large cross enterprise strategic IT initiatives, medium to high complexity, and involving legacy, client-server, e-commerce, and web technologies.
  • Managed large program/project budgets ($25MM+) and multiple cross organizational teams
  • Formulated and implemented business and IT strategic visions, policy statements, processes, and procedures
  • Implemented structured IT Governance, Quality Assurance, and Project Management methodologies
  • Positions held:CIO, Program Director, Program Manager, Sr. Project Manager, and Sr. Testing Manager.
Finance & Operations, and International
  • Managed day-to-day operations, including Profit and Loss for Start-up, Turn-around, and Non-Profit organizations
  • Prepared business cases for strategic initiatives and business plans for first/second stage start-ups
  • Prepared costing estimates, forecasts, and budgets for medium to large strategic IT initiatives
  • Prepared policies and procedures for Business Transformation and Re-engineered Business Processes
  • Positions held:  CEO, CFO, COO, Non-profit Board Member, Accounting Manager
Jan 1987 - Jan 1989

Senior Supervisory Consultant

Ernst & Young LLC,
  • M & A due diligence analysis financial institutions
  • LBO Restructuring retail superstore and toy manafacturing company
Jan 1984 - Jan 1987

Federal Reserve Bank
  • Co-managed the merger of 60 Failing banks and Savings and Loans
  • Regulatory Compliance Analysis, Asses Re-structuring, Management Evaluation, Financial Analysis

Education

Education

BA

  • Dean's List
  • Economics Honor Society

MBA

Philosophies

Leadership
  • Lead by Inspiration and Motivation not by Intimidation
  • Show Character and Integrity
  • Show Strategic Vision and the road to Tactical Execution
  • Be Accountable and Responsible for your decisions
  • Lead by Example
  • Trust in your team
  • Mean what you say - say what you mean
  • Work Hard - Play Hard!!
Critical Success Factors
  • Business is all about people
  • Communicate with your customer
  • Treat your staff as the most valuable asset of the enterprise
  • Respect your customer, respect your staff, and your bottom line will show it!
Enterprise Management 
  • It is all about people,  teamwork, motivation, and, structure
  • It is all about planning, control, managing risk and trust in your staff
Business Equilibrium Creating sustainable excellence requires end-to-end alignment of business processes and technology as well as management and staff – only then will the enterprise deliver value at every level. 

Career Objective

Full Time or Interim

  • Executive (A-C) Level position in IT Management, Finance, or Business Operations
  • Interim CIO, CFO, CEO, COO
  • Fast paced, fun, exciting working  environment
  • Solid Growth - in need of organizational and operational structure
  • Small to Medium sized Enterprise,  hungry for vision and continued growth
  • Company ready to expand to the next level 
  • Starting European expansion - or strong interest in Europe
  • Collaborative Environment

Personal

  • Versatile, hands-on, high energy professional, who passionately believes in teamwork and a disciplined approach to planning and management.
  • Leader with a zeal for building quality project delivery teams.
  • Comfortable people manager who believes in a work-life balance with a good sense of humor and humanity
  • Advocate of management-staff communication
  • Visionary - who evangelizes out of the box thinking to resolve today's complex business problems
  • Pragmatist, Realist, Humanist, Activist, Diplomat
  • I say what I mean  - I mean what I say

Summary

Enterprise Senior Manager Information Technology/Finance

Multi-disciplinary Senior Manager with a track record in Business/IT Management Consulting fulfilling interim executive and interim management roles for enterprises ranging from Fortune 500 to Start-up Enterprises.Strong background in IT Management and Financial Management complemented with a working knowledge of international business and international relations.

  • Fifteen years experience in IT Management Consulting with deep experiences in Full Cycle Program/Project Management, IT Governance, and Formulation of IT Governance, PMO, and QA policies and procedures
  • Experienced in managing large enterprise strategic initiatives involving legacy, client-server, and web technologies
  • Results oriented people manager with a demonstrated success in- and a passion-for building quality project teams.
  • Seven years experience in Finance and Business Operations with strong background in business transformation
  • Experience in strategic and tactical operations of Start-up, Turn-around, and Fortune 50/100/500 enterprises
  • Big 4 background
  • Interim CEO/CFO for start-up and second stage enterprises
  • Business/Government exposure to the Netherlands - close working relationship with Consulate and Embassy
  • Bi-lingual - fluent in Dutch, conversational in French/German.
  • Detailed information at www.vrinsconsulting.net

Interest

  • Favorite Leaders: George Patton, Steve Jobs
  • Favorite Architect:  Richard Neutra, Mies van der Rohe, Phillip Johnson
  • Favorite Musician: Miles Davis, John Lennon
  • Favorite Athlete:Joe Montana, Lance Armstrong
  • Favorite Artist: Jackson Pollock, Willem Schenk
  • Favorite Animal:  German Shepherd
  • Favorite Comedian:  Lewis Black, Robin Williams
  • Favorite Album: Kind of Blue, White Album
  • Favorite Hobbies: Sailing, Cooking Indonesian Rijst Tafel, Jazz, Mid Century Architecture, Gardening, DIY construction.