VP Information Technology
OXYGEN MEDIA, New York, New York · 1999-2002
Cable TV and online resource targeting women of all ages and interests. Acquired by NBC-Universal for $900M.
Vice President, Information Technology
Began with company as a start-up and eventually grew to overseeing +$8M operating budget and +70 highly skilled personnel and contractors. Hunted, defined, procured and configured all major mission critical business systems including Financials, HRIS, Advertising/Sales, Inventory, Traffic, Ratings and Right Management and Digital Asset Management. Promoted to greater areas of responsibilities as company grew. Directed operations for 18 highly trafficked websites. Charged with duties as chief technical recruiter/talent scout to create, develop and motivate a specialized team of operations professionals. Grew staff from 4 IT technicians to 65 developers and operations personnel. Streamlined and upgraded operations including building a unified capital purchasing process, fixed asset management process, disaster recovery plan, and unified helpdesk for all offices within the US, according to ITIL framework. Collaborated R&D to deploy the most modern, interactive applications for the web, set top box, and interactive television platforms. Aided in quicker due diligence by acquisition partners and simplified sale of company to NBC-Universal.
·Brought in $80M in advertising revenue and handled +200K secondary events with 12 months by developing an integrated ad-sales and inventory management system allowing for the scripting of complex secondary/tertiary events to be married into the broadcast stream for advertising support.Completed project <4 months.
·Initiated an affiliate sales system, bringing in +$25M and increased the broadcast signal to +50M homes.
·Slashed hosting costs 75% by combining 18 disparate platforms into one environment capable of delivering 100M daily page views.
·Reduced budget requirements 20-40% through expert negotiation of contracts for network monitoring, email services, WAN/LAN management, and voice services.