John Rares Almasan

Summary

Proficient business professional with extensive experience in business analysis, consulting, design and implementation on large-scale productivity and case management projects. Involved in leading project teams in public and private sector. Results-driven project and program manager with over 10 years of business process management experience.

  • Experienced in leading cross-functional teams.
  • Strong analytical skills. Articulate Communicator.
  • SAP Proficient.
  • GIS/CAD Experienced.
  • Earned a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Science, MPA with a major in public administration and leadership. Enrolled in a DBA program with specialization in management and business administration.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2003 - Present

Program and Project Manager/Business Analyst/PIO

Arizona Automobile Theft Authority
  • Administer AATA's IT and Public Awareness Programs and Projects
  • Manage $0.5 M annual operating budget
  • Provide training and direction to project teams. Effectively use adult learning theories to ensure success of the programs.
  • Convert new requirements into effective training design
  • Prepare cost/benefit and cost/effectiveness analysis to provide budgets estimates
  • Develop process improvement and system reengineering procedures to improve AATA’s performance and achieve priorities in an effective manner
  • Develop training presentations to educate technical and nontechnical audiences. Develop the appropriate hand-out material and evaluation reports
  • Use SAP software to manage/develop financial, accounting, operations, supplies and personnel reports
  • Collect quarterly statistical data from law enforcement agencies to analyze and monitor project and program effectiveness
  • Manage the AATA’s customer satisfaction survey
  • Monitor, analyze, interpret, and present data and results to the Board of Directors.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with business partners in public and private organizations.Represent AATA in local, state, and federal government discussions. Participate in national and international conferences.
  • Manage the AATA’s Public Awareness Grant program
  • Participate in special projects as required by the Executive Director and AATA’s Board of Directors

Accomplishments:

·Awarded 2005 Employee of the Year;

·Generated savings of more than $50,000 annually through process management improvement and cost reduction;

·Increased the WYC Program membership number from 20,000 in 2003 to over 155,000 in 2008;

·Increased the number of VIN Etching Events number from 30 per year in 2003 to over 150 per year in 2007.

May 2006 - Present

Consultant

Arizona Department of Public Safety
  • Involved in various IT programs and projects
  • Responsible of implementing a state wide enterprise used to improve communication between departments, data sharing and coordination of resources
  • Served as technical expert and authority in specialty area
  • Created and implemented a database used for management reporting, productivity and case management
  • Maintained and improved the database as needed

Accomplishments:

·Awarded by DPS for the successful implementation of new and improved statewide database

Mar 2002 - Dec 2007

Consultant

Maricopa County - Assessor’s Office – GIS/Mapping Division
  • Complete special projects by researching property titles to determine the exact parcel boundaries.
  • Performe the most complex meets and bounds property splits or combines to create new parcels in accordance with legally recorded deed-legal descriptions and plats.
  • Provided in-house technical assistance to team members and review work to ensure that department standards are followed.
  • Performed map edits and “redlines” within CAD/GIS/CAMA, resolved multi-parcel splits from lengthy curvilinear, non rectangular meets and bounds property descriptions.
  • Involved in the GIS Interactive Map project development to provide Aerial Photography, Detailed Topographic Data, 10-Foot Countywide Digital Terrain Model (DTM), Floodplains, Maricopa County DVD and Survey data in ESRI format and Cadastral Survey
  • Prioritized workload to coincide with project plan schedules and time estimates.
  • Completed other special or complex projects as requested by Management

Accomplishments:

· Part of he management team to help in developing new procedures to improve the work process, reduce the time per case and eliminate technical errors;

·Helped the GIS/Mapping Division to reduce the backlog from over 3,000 to less than 1000 cases through process improvement;

Education

Education
Jan 2009 - Present

Doctor of Business Administration

Columbia Southern University

Skills

Skills

Green Belt

Budget and Cost Control

Coaching and Mentoring

SAP Proficient

Supply Chain Management

Strategic Visions and Project Planning

Team Building and Staff Leadership

Productivity and Time Utilization

GIS/CAD/Mapping Expert

Relationship Building

Articulate Communicator

Technical Design and Support

Certifications

Certifications
Aug 2005 - Present

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Gladhill Associates Int., LLC
Oct 2005 - Present

Professional IT Comptia A+ Certificate

Professional IT Comptia

Secret

Arizona Department of Public Safety