Coleman Research Group
Consulted for companies in my areas of expertise.
Consulted for companies in my areas of expertise.
I have been at the same company since August 1989. When I first became employed we were Life of Virginia. In 1996 we were purchased by General Electric and became know as GE Financial Assurance. In 2004 we were spun off by GE and became known as Genworth Financial Assurance.
Since being in this role, I have really blossomed and expanded on my original job description. I have innovated in order to provide my customers and co-workers with solutions to allow them to do their jobs with greater accuracy, efficiency, and at the same time saving time, resources and money. Some examples of this are:
In short, I have strived to provide whatever is needed in order for my company to succeed and for my users and customers to have the tools necessary to do their jobs. I am constantly on the "prowl" for new and better ways to do my job, and to utilize new and better technologies to do so.
Manager responsible for 6 person sales force and daily operations of retail store.
Life and Health Insurance agent responsible for lead generation and sales.
Studied statistics in evening college. Had a 4.0 GPA.
Continued my religious training/studies.
Studied and excelled in a school for those with little or no previous Orthodox Jewish learning.
Studied Computer Science, had a 3.8 GPA.
Michael has always been fast and efficient in answering all my questions. He has a solution to all of my problems. He would be a great asset to any team.
Michael Paley is a detailed-oriented professional who applies critical thinking to innovation ideas. He brings a can do attitude to every situation and is always looking to improve the users experience. It is truly a pleasure working with Michael.
Michael is able to grasp and put to use unfamiliar or new technology very rapidly. He is always able to come up with a solution to a technical problem and shows results quickly. It is always a pleasure working with Michael.
I've worked with Michael for several years. He's dedicated, keeps informed about the latest developments in the industry, and is known as a problem-solver.
Michael is a trusted resource for many IT issues that arise for his internal co-workers as well as our external customers. Michael has gone above and beyond on numerous occasions to find solutions for problems, both in and beyond the scope of his role. His work is invaluable to many co-workers.
I am an eager, hardworking, and knowledge thirsty person with a great deal of passion around what I do. I want to build on my experience while learning new technologies in order to help an organization grow and be successful.
I have been in the IT department for over 13 years here at Genworth Financial (formerly GE Financial Assurance). Before that I have held several other positions at the same company (then known as Life of Virginia) since 1989.
I am currently a Senior Programmer/Analyst, working on Genworth's Life and Annuity Illustration systems.
Our primary illustration system is WinFlex, but we have several other online and stand-alone systems that we program for and support. We program our calc engines primarily in VB6, but I have had experience with VB.NET, JAVA, FLEX, AIR, AS3 and other languages/platforms.
I am responsible for our frequent annuity rate changes (for SPIA, SPDA, and Variable Annuities) as well as managing the relationships with our various vendors. I also support our large Internal Sales Agents and our New Business departments with WinFlex and our other systems. This support encompasses product support as well as systems support. In the last couple of years I have provided major innovations to our illustrations, including adding dynamic graphing capabilities, application fill, and bright, easy to explain formats.
I am constantly looking for new and better ways to enhance our illustration systems as well as to improve my skills and better myself and my company.
I specialize in providing innovative solutions to my customers through new technologies, with the emphasis on reducing costs, time, manual processes, and testing efforts.
I have extensive experience and skills in the Insurance and Annuity Industry, and have also held Life and Health licenses in 2 states. I enjoy my industry, even with the recent challenges. That being said, I have been somewhat frustrated in my current role with the lack of opportunities to grow and expand my knowledge and experience with new and different technologies. While I would be perfectly happy to land a similar role in a similar company, I am very open to other industries and challenges. I have a great love for and dedication to Open Source Software and Linux, and I would love the chance to become more involved in those areas as part of my career. I am a very quick study and would excel in a new and challenging position along those lines.
I excel in situations where I have to push myself, where I have to learn new skills and technologies. Therefore, I am open to an opportunity where I may not have that much direct on the job experience. This would include adminstration, networking, or support roles involving Linux and open source in general.
Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Resources Federal Credit Union:
Became a member of the board of directors in 2006, Secretary in 2008.