Ryland Kearns

Summary

I am an IT professional who applies solid technical and people skills to consistently achieve business objectives. Since 1981, I have supported all aspects of the IT function for small to large organizations within local, regional and global entities. I have developed some creative approaches to the challenges found within project management, business solutions and application design and development. There are enormous opportunities for organizations to increase their efficiency and improve their productivity by having these functions well managed and streamlined. I love the challenge of continuous improvement and of seeing the difference that my department makes in the success of the business.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Jan 2009

Business Analyst

Timco Aviation Services
Provided business analysis, process improvement and business requirements documentation for the various initiatives geared towards cutting costs related to the aircraft maintenance routines. I developed the documentation templates used by the business analysts to gather the business requirements and business approvals. Disciplines and tools used include Agile/Scrum methodolgy, ITIL, Visio, Excel
Feb 1999 - Jul 2008

Business Consultant

Ciba Specialty Chemicals
Provide business analysis, project management and application development support for the supply chain system, as well as related satellite applications. Tools, languages, applications and disciplines used include: ITIL, Prince II, RPGIII/RPGIV, ILE, CL (AS400), VB6, Access, SQL, MS Office applications, MS Visio, MS Project, Robot, MKS (version control) SAP (legacy systems migration and level 2 support), BPCS
Oct 1998 - Feb 1999

Sr. Programmer/Analyst

Sara Lee
Provided business analysis and application development support for ~200 supply chain business colleagues. Development tools used include RPGIII, CL (AS400).
Sep 1997 - Oct 1998

Sr. Consultant

Lansa
Provided business analysis and application development as required by for various projects international and regional. Develpment tools used include Lansa, RPGIII, CL.
Mar 1997 - Sep 1997

Consultant

Computer Results
Provided onsite programming and analytical support for various clients throughout the region. Languages used included RPGIII and CL on the AS400
Feb 1990 - Mar 1997

Sr. Programmer Analyst

SATO Travel
Provided business analysis, project management and application development support for airline, hotel and car booking as well as GL and AR systems. Development tools used include RPGIII, CL (AS400), Aldon, and Delphi.
1987 - 1990

Programmer

Britches of Georgetowne
Provided support for computer operations and application programming for HR, manufacturing and distributions systems. Development tools used include RPGIII, CL (AS400)
1985 - 1987

Computer Operator/Programmer

Galler Associates
Jun 1983 - Mar 1985

Computer Operator

IMP (Institute of Modern Procedures)

Education

Education
1995 - 1995

Systems analysis and design

Sep 1976 - Jun 1980

Diploma

Hayfield Secondary School