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Work experience

Jul 2009Present

Director of Finance and Administration

Alpha Omega Pathfinder Consulting

Executing superior skills in business analysis, project scheduling, implementation and quality assurance for management solutions projects in the areas of I.T., processes and organizational policy, cost efficacy, turnaround strategies, and workforce/leadership development.

  • Thrust customer conversion rate by 37% and net profits by 29% for a leading Chicago based company by eliciting, analyzing, documenting and communicating requirements for design, build out and implementation of a full balance scorecard management system to alleviate efficiency, morale and workforce competence hurdles.
  • Identified stakeholders and engineered feasibility study, requirements and risk analysis for stored procedures system. Developed local, temporary, and extended stored procedures for authentication, input validation, and business rule enforcement significantly increasing divisional efficiency by 28% over 3 months.
  • Elicited, analyzed, documented and communicated requirements for implementation and build outs of SharePoint portal as a catalyst for empowering global solutions strategies spanning the U.S. and 9 sub-Saharan countries.This harmonized co-operative efforts with key stakeholders including the United Nations, Clinton Foundation, Global Fund, PEPFAR and UNICEF.
  • To improve company wide efficiency, conducted Use Case approach requirements analysis of user interfaces for major Boston real estate firm. Elicited, analyzed, documented and communicated requirements for systems overhaul and process re-engineering. Implemented successful stakeholder-training program to accommodate system changes. Achieved 32% systems and worker efficiency increases within 4 months. 
Dec 2008Jul 2009

Finance Manager - Online Services Division

Microsoft Corporation
  • Recruited to consult on Operational efficiency improvements for the Microsoft Corporation’s global Online Services Division. Elicited, analyzed, documented and communicated requirements for design, re-build and implementation of software platforms within Agile environment and re=engineered workflows under Scrum methodology. This created a 27% throughput efficiency increase and outlined a$217m per annum divisional cost reduction.
May 2004May 2007

Global Administration Manager - USA, EMEA

Technical Concepts International Inc.

Strategic control of global enterprise operations and business analysis efforts for multinational market leader in highly competitive and organic industry. Controlled annual budget of $4.1 million.

  • Shepherded Agile Scrum SDLC project to re-engineer global I.T. platform and workflow processes and to boost operational collaboration and communication.This included development of business, user, functional, and implementation requirements using ten project resources. Project completed 4 months ahead of schedule within scope and cost.
  • Promoted to Global Administration Manager.Resided for 1 year in Eastern Bloc Europe implementing an industry sponsored liaison project. This focused on improving pan-European relations and economic development for struggling organizations lacking commercial credit facilities. Within 18 months the initiative provided for improved credit facilities and operational expansion opportunities for over 230 companies
Sep 1997Apr 2004

European Administration and Project Manager

Redline Ltd.

Managed 32 strong workforce supporting a European wide customer portfolio, in addition to being the key driver for cross-functional project development initiatives.

Jul 1988Aug 1997

Senior Program Manager/Cost Accountant

Service-Line Engineering Ltd.

Program management of simultaneous specialist engineering projects for the automotive industry including team leadership, budgeting, metrics, methodology, change control, scheduling, testing, quality assurance and progress communication.

Education

Dec 2010Present

Advanced Diploma in Data & Systems Analysis

The University of Oxford

Part-time Long-Distance Advanced Diploma in Data & Systems Analysis - commences October 2011.

Status - Accepted. 

Aug 2007Aug 2008

MBA - Leadership and Operations Management

Harvard University

My MBA was completed at Harvard University Summer School through credit transfer. 

Aug 2007Aug 2008

MBA - International Management

Hult International Business School
Sep 1999Jul 2001

Post-Graduate Professional Diploma in Management

University of Hertfordshire

References

Timothy Schmidt

“Adam came to every class very prepared to add thoughtful insight the seminars style format. He created very clear visual presentation and he authored compelling arguments. I look forward to a future opportunity to be on his team again. Quite simply his standards are high and he "brings it" in everything he does.” July 17, 2009

John Lindsell

“Adam was a stellar student in my course at Harvard University. He demonstrated strong analytical skills in his writing and during case discussions. His comments in class were always cogent and on point.” June 22, 2010

Alexander Perdomo

““I had the good fortune to work with Adam while he was secured by Microsoft to work on a major cost efficacy and efficiency project for the group wide Online Services Division over the course 2008-2009. During his time working for Microsoft, Adam demonstrated that he was a very intelligent, methodical yet innovative employee who had a natural ability for multitasking key complex projects, meeting deadlines and contributing to group project initiatives. Well liked and demonstrating a consistently approachable demeanor, Adam was trusted and respected by the members of the division who still hold a candle of respect and admiration for his accomplishments in his time at Microsoft.” July 2, 2010

Daniel Burleigh

“I had the privilege, as a staffing consultant, of facilitating Adam's entry into Microsoft. Adam is sharp, articulate, and comes across as very genuine and hard working. I enjoyed getting to know Adam through the process and am confident that his passion, intelligence, and determination to succeed will serve him well at Microsoft and anything else he chooses to do.” July 20, 2009

Jessica Watkins

“During class debates, Adam could analyze and articulate his thoughts well, and, more importantly, would acknowledge and could respectfully disagree with classmates in a way that created deeper dialogue opportunities. Adam's awareness, preparedness, and interest of the dynamics of leadership will serve him well in all his endeavors.” August 10, 2009

Tim MacBean

“Having worked in the same division as Adam at Microsoft he struck me as an intelligent, well liked, consumate professional with an eye for perfectionism married with a strong emphasis on team cohesion and development.” September 7, 2010

Randall Brown

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I had the pleasure of receiving Adam's expertise and intelligence on a key high level project he worked on for me. I found him to be very intelligent, accomplished and trustworthy. Never succumbing to shepherding cats, Adam is a natural leader and worked with my team to seek out problem root causes, engineer solution packs and find the best strategy to resolve our issues. I would recommend Adam as a great consultant and am looking forward to the next opportunity we have to work with him.” July 2, 2010

David Snead

“Adam is a grounded and thoughtful individual. He displays a great deal of integrity in all the interactions I've had with him and is a pleasure to be around.” August 23, 2010

Experience Summary

10 years of Project/Program management experience in the engineering and technical arena.  13 years global management experience including directing operations across European, US, Gulf and African Operations. 10 years experience in Business Analysis and solution delivery of process, policy and systems development across both private and public sector organizations. 2 years of direct consulting experience. 

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Areas of Expertise

Business Analyst Body of Knowledge 2.0 | Agile Scrum SDLC | Visual Basic 6 | Microsoft Project | MySQL Version 5, WorkBench | UML, uses cases | Microsoft Visio 2010 | High Value Project Management | Policy Development | Process Re-engineering | Workforce Planning | Database Design & Development | Financial Analysis 

Objective

Accomplished and results driven Business Analyst professional possessing paramount experience in eliciting, analyzing, and documenting the requirements for business processes, policies and information systems.  Striving to make a difference in a challenging environment working with cross functional teams to deliver innovative solutions. 

Interest

  • Architecture
  • Music
  • Film
  • Foreign Travel
  • Culture
  • Charitable Causes
  • Baseball

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