Read, write, and speak fluent Spanish
Senior Vice President
Results driven technology executive with excellent problem-solving, communication and decision-making skills; skilled at motivating teams and creating environments that produce positive results; Adept at developing effective policies and procedures that align information systems with the strategic priority of the organization.
Responsible for Global Infrastructure including data center operations and management, network operations, security, information systems, budget management and audit/compliance. Facilities responsibilities include support for 30 sites, five build outs, managing budget and all facilities related activity. Cost cutting efforts resulted in saving of $800K within first 3 months, additional negotiations and competitive bidding increased save to over $1mm. Introduced consistent vendor management efforts.
Formulated strategic technology plan addressing short term needs and long term direction for the entire organization. Responsible for budget of $20mm. Coordinate all cyber security efforts with audit and compliance to deliver cost-effective solutions for the organization that met regulatory and compliance requirements and standards.
Assured Guaranty /Financial Security Assurance(FSA), New York, NY Managing Director Directed 24/7 systems, operations, help desk, database administration, network security, disaster recovery, and data center infrastructure for New York headquarters and multiple remote offices across Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Collaborated with the chief security officer and auditors to develop and implement Sarbanes-Oxley compliant security procedures. Managed and directed datacenter relocation of corporate headquarters. Responsible for buildout of additional datacenters. Worked closely with facilities to ensure minimal impact to organization on all relocations. Responsible for all vendor management, including contract negotiations, recommendations and presentations to Executive Committee. Created an IT Department to support municipal bond insurance firm in growing from 120 to 420 employees and meet the rapidly expanding technology requirements of a business generating $1 billion in annual revenues. Built department from 3 to 15 staff and guided team in professional development activities, which resulted in the establishment of a highly productive staff with minimal employee turnover. Served as both mentor and coach in order to develop a strong team. Significant hands-on experience in all areas of technology including database, network security, firewalls, Unix/Linux administration, and Windows Active Directory. Completed an initiative to virtualize hundreds of physical Windows servers to a virtual, private cloud environment. This effort reduced maintenance efforts, power requirements and improved uptime for users. Significantly improved Disaster Recovery(DR) and Business Continuity(BCP) processes and procedure through testing and optimization in coordination with business users. Managed transition from Lotus Notes to Exchange.
Change For Kids
Board Member May 2011 – Present
I joined the Board of Change for Kids (CFK), because of the effort made to support and improve the educational experience for those who need it the most. Change for Kids partners with New York City public schools to empower underprivileged children by providing them with a broad range of innovative literacy, arts, and music programs.
Society for Information Management (SIM) Sept. 2010 - Present
NJ Chapter (SIM NJ)
Executive Committee / VP Communications