Paul Kielty

Paul Kielty

Summary

Business oriented Information Technology leader with diverse experience in Internet, telecommunications, manufacturing, and business-to-business e-commerce.A solid 26-year track record in building, integrating, and delivering technology solutions and services designed to exceed business objectives.A strong, direct leader who acts as a catalyst for change, is willing to take risks, and has a bias for action.Ability to contribute to the bottom-line and growth strategies. Highly developed skills that enable effective communication of technical and business issues to decision-makers.Capable of operating and interacting at all levels – boardroom, large groups, and one on one.

·    Directed, planned and delivered strategic and tactical technology vision and roadmap to corporate leadership, board of directors, and business community.Solid project management and process engineering skills.Well-grounded in formal systems development life cycle processes and methodologies.

·Experienced in developing and managing large-scale distributed and network based systems. Well versed in Internet/Intranet/SaaS technology application and architectures.Very comfortable in fast-paced high growth environments. Negotiated multi-million dollar hardware contracts, software contracts, and service agreements in a matrixed network configured infrastructure.

·      Proficient in building and retaining high performance Advanced Technology teams.Coach and mentoring of IT staff to proactively develop and implement strategic plans, best practices, processes, and development methodologies in support of strategic business plans.Hire, develop, lead, coach and mentor a diverse management team capable of delivering products and services using current, new and emerging technology.Conceptualized and successfully implemented leading-edge Infrastructure Deployment, Software Development, Strategic Planning, Finance, Consulting Services, Technical Support, Database, and Data Center functions.

·Integral part of the M&A team in developing strategies and budgets for all mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and business integration planning. Ability to consistently operate in complex, distributed, and matrixed organizational structures.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2010 - Present

Vice President & CIO

InterAct Public Safety Systems

Strategic Planning and Implementation of all Applications, Telecommunications, Data Center, Network, and Internet functions including financing, staffing, and strategic sourcing relationships, based on corporate strategic objectives

Responsible for all Corporate Compliance including Risk Management and Policies related to systems and processes.

Active in the Corporate Leadership team and the development of the Corporate Strategy.

Accomplishments:

·Complete business process and systems analysis that lead to the development of a detailed IT systems strategy.

·Overhaul of the Sales and Support systems using Salesforce.com.Business process reengineering all processes surrounding Lead, Opportunity Management, Product Delivery, Implementation Services, and Customer Support.

·Re-Implementation of Corporate Financial systems and processes, focusing on Project Accounting and Revenue Recognition.

Jun 2001 - May 2009

Vice President of Global Information Technology

McAfee (formerly Secure Computing)

Strategic Planning and Implementation of all Applications, Telecommunications, Data Center, Network, and Internet functions including financing, staffing, and strategic sourcing relationships, based on corporate strategic objectives

Responsible for all Corporate Compliance including SOX & PCI, Risk Management and Policies related to systems and processes.

Active in the Corporate Leadership team and the development of the Corporate Strategy.

Manage an annual Technology budget of $30M, including expense and capital budgets

Accomplishments:

·Overhauled the systems architecture into a holistic streamlined environment that provides extensive customer value through integrated applications across multiple business units.

·Successful migration of six company acquisitions and 7x growth over a seven year period.My position was to analyze technology, develop the integration budget, develop and execute the integration plan.

·Worked directly with customers and Development teams to design and implement the product infrastructure for all Hosted and Customer Interfacing systems.The infrastructure of datacenters extended globally and supported billions of transactions daily in a highly secure environment.

·Facilitated all strategic vendor and partner relationships.

·Established a global steering committee, comprised of business unit heads that communicates and drives IT strategy and projects based on corporate objectives.

·Implementation of a global VoIP telecommunications system that achieves high availability communications for our customer support teams, while lowering costs.

·Managed the development of the Corporate Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan.

Jan 1998 - Jun 2001

IT Director

Virtualfund

Strategic Planning of all Telecommunications, Data Center, Network, and Internet functions including financing, staffing, and strategic sourcing relationships, based on corporate strategic objectives

Manage a direct staff of ten and an annual I.S. Budget of $4M

Accomplishments:

·Directed and facilitated a strategic systems plan to restructure company business processes and system applications supporting Internet and Business-to-Business E-Commerce.

·Managed efforts in organizational development, technical infrastructure, operations and database development that led to service level improvements in system flexibility, capabilities, and performance, and reduced infrastructure capacity requirements and system operating expenses.

·Responsible for the design and implementation of a global access Data Center, utilizing the co-location and replication capabilities of major network providers.

·Increased mission critical fault tolerance of corporate infrastructure increasing system uptime to nearly 100%.

·Managed all contracts and service level agreements, systems and telecommunications.Reducing costs by 50% over a three year period

Feb 1997 - Jan 1998

IT Manager

Vickers, Inc.

Strategic Planning of I.S. including budgets and staffing

Managed a staff of six and an annual site I.T. budget of $3.5M

Accomplishments:

·Assisted the creation of a Corporate I.T. Strategic Plan

·Designed an ERP implementation plan for Omaha location

Jan 1996 - Feb 1997

IT Director

Stuart Entertainment
Apr 1992 - Dec 1995

IS Manager

Ringer Corporation
Mar 1991 - Apr 1992

IS Manager

Reuter, Inc.
Dec 1988 - Mar 1991

IS Coordinator

Dicomed, Inc.
Jan 1985 - Dec 1988

Applications Specialist

Management Graphics Inc.

Education

Education
1992 - 1994

BA

Metropolitan State University
1982 - 1984

Electronics Technology

Northwestern Electronics Institute