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I am a United States Military Academy (West Point) graduate, certified Six Sigma Black Belt, driven leader.  I have won the Outstanding Contribution Award of the Year twice at Cell Signaling Technology.  I am passionate about identifying exciting, emerging technologies that solve business problems, while continuing to look for opportunities to leverage existing investments.  I look forward to bringing my wide knowledge of business processes and the implementation of technology together to drive your business forward.      

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Developed a plan to enable the business to sell directly in Germany and Austria. Guided the internal business teams to understand risks and timelines. Sourced and ran project with external vendor to deliver required functionality ahead of schedule and under budget.  Met with Executives to keep them up to date on the project.
  • Identified business need of self service reporting.  Architected the data platform and ETL processes for the new tool.  Rolled out the tool to the business globally, resulting in users being able to play with their own data in real time to make better educated decisions.
  • Established the idea of unstructured, public data being leveraged to understand our customers purchasing patterns.  Created a proposal that was accepted by MIT Sloan's Analytics Laboratory for a team of students to apply AI techniques to pull out relevant data.  Developed partnership with the team from MIT Sloan resulting in new guidance to our product development and marketing teams.

Work experience

2017present

Director of Business Systems

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc

Globally responsible for CST's ERP, CRM, and BI platforms.  Business relationship manager for Finance, Operations, HR and Legal teams.    Manages a global team with international partnerships.

20152017

IT Director of ERP and CRM

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc

Responsible for deploying and running the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12) and the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system (Salesforce.com).  Manages 6 employees along with a team of international consultants.

20102014

ERP Program Manager

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc

Responsible for the Oracle E-Business Suite ERP system, Business Intelligence environments, the inter-office Logistics and Inventory Management systems.
Determines and delivers exceptional business solutions through working with the company stakeholders.  Manages a team of 4 employees, and numerous external consultants, that consistently provide on-time and on-budget deliverables.

20082010

Business Analyst

Cell Signaling Technology, Inc

Served as the Business Analyst lead for the company's ERP system. Designed, planned and implemented the software to track and store inventory, resulting in zero lost shipments over 2 years.  Architected, planned and implemented the business dashboards reporting system to enable real-time access to the company's data.

20062008

System Analyst

General Electric, Sensing

Information Technology lead for the Master Data Management(MDM) team focusing on standardizing customer data and customer creation/order entry processes through Lean events and Six Sigma methodologies. Led an international team of three people from requirements gathering through project completion creating a business-enabling external customer website generating $750K of revenue annually. Planned, designed, and implemented an online freight reporting/payment system yielding $650K in annual savings. Led an offshore team of four people that optimized and enhanced a web-based salesperson variable payment tool that reduced sales force turnover and eliminated 1400 hours of manual processes annually.

20042006

Six Sigma Black Belt

General Electric, Sensing

Planned, coordinated, managed and executed the transfer of a $50 million business across three countries generating $2.2 million in annual savings and revenue. Measured, analyzed, and identified non-value add production processes which eliminated 300 hours of engineering time and $400K of waste annually. Led a cross-functional, multi-national team to combine two Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP) business systems and legal entities into a single system.

19992004

Signal Officer

US Army, 101st Airborne Division

Designed and implemented the only security compliant network infrastructure during Operation Iraqi Freedom, which is currently the network security standard for deployed units. Planned, installed, operated, and maintained 35 servers and 5 classified networks which provided communications to over 21,000 people in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Led a team of 12 people through a deployment in Iraq.

Education

20042004

Six Sigma Black Belt

General Electric
19951999

Bachelors of Science - Computer Science

United States Military Academy, West Point

Professional recommendations

"I have had the pleasure of working with Mark on a number of projects through the years. Mark always listens to the needs of his internal customers, analyzes the information that we provide him and determines what will benefit us now and in the future. This forward thinking has saved the organization both money and time.  His professionalism and expertise are huge assets to Cell Signaling Technology"

"Mark is a tremendous contributor to the success of our Oracle Implementation. He always works with the highest level of honesty and integrity. The quality of his work consistently exceeds expectations of his Supervisors and Peers.  The skill to 'bridge the gap' between the technical and the functional make him an excellent facilitator between IT and the business."

"Mark was an exceptional officer and tremendous leader while serving in the G6 Office. He was a great mentor for soldiers under his care and always available to complete the mission and delivered countless solutions for any technical complications that would surface. He was an invaluable talent and a man of integrity"