MAIN SKILLS AND EXPERTISE • PMP – Certified by PMI (PMP no.490328); • SAP – Project Management • SAP – GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) • SAP – Virsa & SOX Expert • SAP – FI/CO, MM, WM, SD, PP, PM, and CRM • IT Outsourcing • Financial Shared Services and BPO • IT Advisory & Business Strategic Planning • IT Governance, Risk and Compliance • Business Processes Management and Strategies • IT Security Plans • SOX Compliance • IT Cost Reduction Plan (Total Cost of Ownership) • Huge & complex IT projects management
Oct 2006 - Present
Senior IT Manager & Financial Services QAIS
Responsible for giving IT directions to Latin America, South-Africa, Egypt, and Middle East , through the essential duties: • Responsible for supporting the CFO to manage a portfolio composed by 80 projects approximately. • Responsible for managing the contract of outsourced process between GM and ACS (Affiliated Computer Services) regarding the Financial Shared Service Center, covering the Accounts Payable and Receivable, Taxes, Fiscal aspects and Vehicles Invoicing. • Manage technology solutions for BPO off-shoring initiatives. • Lead and coordinate all GM activities identified in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Service Level Agreements (SLA). • Responsible for the operation, enhancements and corrections to the systems Commissions on sales payment to the Dealers, Vehicle Invoicing, Consignment materials, Accounts Payable and Receivable, IN594 and IN86/89 Taxes conciliation, Suframa, Electronic Invoicing, SPED Fiscal & Contábil.
Feb 2005 - Sep 2006
IT Director for Latin America
The Brink's Company
Reporting directly to the CIO at the IT head quarter in Dallas and the Corporate Board in Richmond, but based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Responsible for giving IT directions for 9 countries in Latin America and Canada, through the essential duties: • Be the Senior IT Advisor and Business Counselor & Visionary to the Country Managers on the quality of their IT Organizations. • Plan and deliver three year technology regional plan. • Maintain strong project status communications with IT managers, directors and executive management team. • Strategically coordinates with the IT Managers to prioritize new production projects, and collaborative enhancements of existing infrastructure systems. • Create, maintain and establish appropriate service level agreements across all IT departments and regions. • Implement Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX Compliance) for all Brinks’ branches in the region. • Implementing a corporate Disaster Recovery Plan for the region.
Apr 2000 - Feb 2005
IT Benchmarking Director
Responsible for setting up the partnership between Gartner and Synova Inc in Brazil, encompassing the following accomplishments: • Working with the attorneys to regularize and legalize the company in Brazil. • Implementing administrative routines and processes for the operation start up. • Implementing a sales strategic plan for the business development on a 3 years basis. • Establishing a strong commercial relationship with IBM to allocate more than 200 IT professionals working exclusively for IBM’s projects in the USA and Brazil, taking the off shoring contract modality. • Responsible for Benchmarking IT analysis and consulting for large clients, especially the huge companies, not even in Brazil, but also in Argentina and Venezuela, including advises, diagnosis and strategic plans concerning cost reduction plan,IT investments, budgets and management as well as IT policies to support their IT Directors as well.
Aug 1993 - Mar 2000
Senior Project Manager
• Responsible for managing a complex SAP Project in Colombia at Comcel. This project covered the modules FI, CO, TR, MM and SD linked to the Billing System. • Responsible for a huge SAP Project covering the modules FI, CO, PS, PM, PP, MM, SM and SD at Comsat. • Responsible for analyzing and developing a new ERP market in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Caribbean Islands, doing several businesses in the region making USD$5 million in 2 years. • Responsible for the rollout of a SAP project at Andrew Corporation headquarter, in Chicago. This complex project covered the modules FI, CO, TR, MM, SD, PP, PI, WM, PM and PS.
Mar 1986 - Jul 1993
• Responsible for the IT area of the Financial Division including Distributed Computing, Databases, Data Center (Mainframe), Application Development and Support, Help Desk, Centralized Systems and Servers and Wide Area Network. • Responsible for managing delivery risk in area of responsibility to minimize impact of troubled contracts • Driving consulting business management processes to accurately reflect the company’s forecasting and achieving key business measurements (Revenue, client satisfaction, risk management, etc.).
Feb 2007 - Sep 2008
General Motors University
Mar 2002 - Sep 2002
Santa Clara University
This coursework lasted 6 months.