Ricardo s 14 year career in the IT industry has included general management, consulting and entrepreneurial experience with major international companies, and a Fortune 500 conglomerate with more than 30 operating subsidiaries, an international manufacturing chain, a capital management firm and a successful media services business. Ricardo was serving until very recently as a Corporate IT Director for The McGraw-Hill Companies, where he was heading the company s IT efforts in Latin America. Being accountable for McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, Standard & Poors, and Business Week s operations. Reported directly to senior management in NY. He was recruited from Deloitte & Touch in Mexico, city, where he was the Six-Sigma Master Black Belt specialist working on the development of a proposal for the reengineering of the affiliation, taxation and collection processes for the Social Security Office throughout the country, structuring the sale of an integrated development package to the Mexican government for $18million dollars along with Neoris de Mexico. An IT manager by training, Ricardo started his career as a project leader for General Electric Power Systems in Greenville, SC, following four years on the IT staff of General Electric Capital Corp. Stamford, CT office. Ricardo headed the HR Data migration process from People-Soft 3.5 to Oracle HRMS 11.0 in partnership with KPMG International & Tata Consulting in seven countries around the world. Ricardo is a 1993 graduate of the Berkeley College of New York and earned an Executive MBA on Business Administration and Computer Science. He holds a Six-Sigma Master Black Belt degree from GE Capital, as well as an MCP Windows 2000 certification from Microsoft. He is expert on the RUP, UML, YOURDON, LBMS, Citigroup SDLC and Six Sigma methodologies and is proficient with SOX, VS.Net, C++, ASP, CGI, SQL, Oracle ERP, Oracle tools, Oracle Database, SAP ERP, People-Soft ERP, Internet/Intranet, LAN/WAN & Telecommunication systems. Today Ricardo is temporally working as the PMO in charge of the project portfolio in Televisa for IDS Consulting. Being also accountable for SOX methodologies & Internal Audit controls for the Commercial, Editorial & HR departments.