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Summary

As a Data Management professional, I am passionate about helping businesses understand the data at their disposal to enhance their decision-making capabilities and deliver greater value to their customers. My skills include database administration and analysis, business intelligence development, data integration and warehousing, and systems administration. I am also in the process of developing a new set of skills in software development and Big Data analysis.

Skills

Data Analysis & Business Intelligence

Using tools such as SQL, Python, Apache Spark, and various Business Intelligence tools such as Tableau and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), I am able to integrate and analyze data from multiple different sources throughout the enterprise to derive and present meaningful conclusions and valuable business insight.

Data Integration and Warehousing

I have extensive knowledge in enterprise data integration and data warehousing tools and methodologies.  I have worked with data integration tools such as Informatica, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and Talend to bring data from many different databases into a single reporting structure for a consolidated view of the business.

Database Administration

I have experience as a Junior Database Administrator for over one hundred databases, which included the following database platforms: Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.  I am able to automate and validate database backups and performance monitoring for these systems.  I am also familiar with several high-availability, clustering, and replication services for these databases.

Systems Development and Administration

I have extensive experience with building, maintaining, and troubleshooting information systems from simple schedulers to complex enterprise web applications.  I am also able to automate several common aspects of administration by developing scripts or applications.

Computer Systems Diagnostics and Repair

I have a strong background in providing operational assurance for information systems.  From desktop computers to corporate networks, as well as in-house and third-party web solutions.

Work experience

2018Present

Digital Finance - Senior Systems Analyst

Verizon

Responsible for spearheading the Verizon Finance department's Digital Finance Transformation initiative as a process automation and data analysis consultant. I provide solution designs and proof-of-concept development for key strategic projects related to digitizing and streamlining existing business processes within the business using tools and techniques such as: Robotic Process Automation, Data and Application Integration, Big Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Blockchain, and any other tools as required by each use case.

20152018

Data Analyst & Database Developer

Verizon

Facilitated end-to-end operational support, data integration, data analysis, and process automation for Verizon's Corporate Finance department for invoice receipt, validation, auditing, and payment. Used tools such as Talend ETL, Python, SQL, Apache Spark and Tableau to streamline business processes and publish dashboards, reports, and monitoring alerts that provided greater insight and operational control to business leaders and front-line analysts.

Top Projects:

  • Overhauled key SOX control reporting processes that ensured the integrity of monthly payments to third-party Telecom vendors into a modern SQL-based reporting framework. This reduced the control's complexity, driving the manual overhead of the control from 500 annual hours to 65 annual hours while expanding the control to cover all previously uncontrolled payments, providing total audit coverage for over $1 billion of annual spend.
  • Co-designed and co-developed a Big Data analysis solution for analyzing millions of call data records within minutes to produce audit disputes for third-party vendor invoices related to customer call usage. This was previously not possible within the business.
  • Designed and developed an exception-based alerting system for twelve key SOX controls that alerts the department to any potential control violations, allowing them to be identified and resolved or mitigated within the same business day without any impact to financial operations.
  • Developed a comprehensive suite of Tableau dashboards that provided department leadership with a full view of relevant operational metrics and any potential issues requiring attention.
  • Designed and built a departmental Data Mart with associated ETL code to house relevant data across ten different systems that now serves as key infrastructure for multiple analysis projects across the Invoice Validation and Accounts Payable departments.
20132015

Data Analyst

Global Holdings, LLC

I was responsible for facilitating the successful operation of all database business processes, as well as providing internal and external business intelligence report development services in SAP Business Objects, and later SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). While working for Global, I volunteered to take on additional roles as a Junior Database Administrator, SharePoint Farm Administrator, and workload automation specialist. In that time, I facilitated a successful migration of the company's intranet portal from SharePoint 2007 to 2013 by hand, I performed the day-to-day administration of the company's entire inventory of SQL Server databases, and I implemented a workload automation solution that allowed the company to flexibly schedule business processes and intelligently allocate resources for their critical business processes.

20082013

Aviation Electrician

U.S. Navy

I was responsible for performing preventative and restorative maintenance on the SH-60 "Seahawk" helicopter.  I performed electrical systems diagnostics and repair, to include flight navigation instruments, power-plant, transmission, and flight control indication systems, lighting and utility systems, and the Automatic Flight Control System.  I also obtained a certification as an Aircraft Maintenance Quality Assurance Representative, and I ensured safe, efficient, and standardized aircraft maintenance with zero flight mishaps or instances of malpractice.  I was also promoted to Maintenance Shift Supervisor, and was responsible for managing a team of up to 15 highly trained aircraft mechanics and technicians in a high output environment with limited logistic support.

Education

20142017

Bachelors of Science in Information Technology

Walden University

Degree Concentration:  Database Administration and Data Center Operations

20062008

Associates of Applied Science in Information Technology

Oklahoma State University - Institute of Technology

Partially Completed - Transferred

20022006

High School Diploma

Kellyville High School

Honors & Awards

20112013

Recipient of Three Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medals

U.S. Navy

First awarded for excellent performance in the line of duty during my first south pacific counter-narcotics deployment in 2011.

Second awarded for outstanding professionalism during a Helicopter Wing Detachment Readiness Inspection in 2012.

Third awarded for outstanding leadership and efficient performance in the line of duty during my second south pacific counter-narcotics deployment in 2013.

20112011

Recipient of the Armed Forces Good Conduct Medal

U.S. Navy