Mary Derango

Mary Derango


Senior Information Technology Leader

Expert in the delivery and maintenance of large scale information technology systems.

Highly regarded, and accomplished collaborative and directive leader and consensus builder renowned for delivering outstanding results, optimizing the I.T. function into becoming a business partner. Resourceful, inquisitive, continually reviews business processes and practices, coupled with adopting leading edge technology to achieve and maintain operational excellence. Articulate, tactful and diplomatic communicator; confident presenter, actively encourages open and frank dialogue. Technically-minded, visionary and strategic thinker, shrewd business leader, critically analyzes issues before making decisions. Intuitive, understands all stakeholders needs to participate as their business partner. Challenge-driven, project and solutions oriented, thrives in a fast-paced environment of diversity and change.  

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

VP Delivery

Majesco Mastek Canada

·Direct, oversee and lead the development and implement of a large scale global set of products geared to the Insurance industry ensuring quality products are delivered to the customer base in North America

·Strategic manager of a group of resources located off-shore (160) and on-shore (35) in the delivery of Foresters transformational program

·Successfully set up an Offshore Development Centre for Life and Annuities Business Transformation initiative and product build.

·Develop and execute policies, plans, and programs for North America to meet organizational functional responsibility and ensure compliance with corporate policies, ISO standards, CMMI L5 and applicable regulatory requirements

·Setup a PMO and develop customised project methodology guided by PMI to meet client needs

·Manage customer and vendor relationships at the CIO and VP levels ensuring complete satisfaction of the delivery team

Jul 2007 - Sep 2009

CIO Consultant

Greater Toronto Airport Authority

• Manage a large operation and capital budget, 5 product managers from the business case development, RFP issuance and Vendor selection through to delivery.• Negotiate the contracts, price, and relationships of major vendors including IBM, D&T, HP and other major vendors as partners in the delivery of technology• Set or adopt standards( ISO 1779, PCI) in security, and technology for the access to the Safety and Security applications over the internet soon after to be adopted by all internet facing applications

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

V.P. Software Engineering

Directed multi-site Profit and Loss Information Technology department and offshore relationships in the Mortgages Market as an Added Services Provider. • Managed over 150 engineers through project teams of 12 -15 on diverse initiatives. • Achieved CICA certification on System Development Life Cycle and Project Management Methodology
Sep 2004 - Sep 2005

Senior Director, Technology

Managed day-to-day operations, production of High Availability environments, Application Architecture, Infrastructure projects and HP relationship within a $125 MM budget. • Led a team of 50 + internal and HP resources from architecting infrastructure solutions to delivery for 2 CIOs, with responsibility for eChannels and Amicus lines of business • Provided program management for architecture and infrastructure for 138 projects
Sep 2002 - Sep 2004

Program Director

Great-West Life
Group Retirement and Investment Services (GRS): Led Project and Program Managers in the merger of Canada Life & Great West products.
2000 - 2002

VP Products

BCE Emergis
Provided executive consultation to the President of eHealth Canada for the creation of technology solutions, while managing, directly and indirectly, a group of 180, • Led the creation of product strategies and marketing materials for the group benefits market sectors, resulting in exceeding revenue targets by 10 % each year. • Managed the product and business process teams that invented the concept of an eClaims Exchange, partnering with 3 of the major insurance companies. This initiation won patents.
1997 - 2000

Director, Insurance

Reported to the Senior Vice President of Insurance Practice. Practice Manager of the Oracle Insurance Practice responsible directly for program management of the policy administration and claims management product, client implementations of the product and the Operations support for the Property and Casualty Insurance market with revenue generating responsibilities.
1994 - 1996


Dow Jones Telerate



Certified Financial Analyst

University of Toronto


Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Computer Science

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology

Management Leadership



Core Competencies

¬      Executive Leadership ¬      I.T. Infrastructure Management ¬      Technology Roadmaps ¬      Program Management ¬      Contract Negotiations ¬      Systems Administration ¬      Project Management ¬      Product Launch & Marketing ¬      Mergers & Acquisitions ¬      Strategic Planning ¬      Budget  P&L ¬      Offshoring ¬      General Management ¬      Board of Director Communication ¬      Human Resources ¬      ITIL ¬      Business Metrics & Analysis ¬      Risk Management