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  • Project Leadership/Change Leader/It Strategy Leader/Negotiator/Innovator /Entrepreneur
  • Trailblazer Of Innovative Business Solutions And Navigating All Aspects Of It

Leadership Snapshot

  • IT Executive — Pioneering Large Enterprise Technology Initiatives in Various Service-Driven Industries
  • Up to $30M P&L/200 Diverse Technical Resources Led
  • Regional, National, and Global Oversight & Expertise
  • Executive, Revisionist, Mentor, Advisor, Entrepreneur
  • Data Architect, Change Agent, Cost Master, Tech Advisor
  • Forecasting Needs/Solving Gaps/Empowering Teams
  • PMP, MCITP, MCSE, MCTS, CCNA, Oracle, Cisco, ITIL
  • MBA and Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Career Impact

2013present

Planet Energy Corporation, Toronto, ON

Vice President of Database and Information Technology (2015–Present) $15M P&L 50
Global Members Director, Database and IT (2014–2015)
Manager, Database and IT (2013–2014)
Privately owned, fastest growing ~$25M natural gas and electricity provider in North America supplying affordable energy solutions along with rapid customer acquisition and service via innovative business systems. ~200 employees.
Promoted twice to direct end-to-end technology and central administration for company branches, overseeing ~50 IT and business staff; $15M budget. Manage head office corporate database and applications, supporting teams in coordinating application strategies, establishing vendor relations, and overseeing projects and production. Align IT and business priorities while facilitating security/information management, infrastructure, data and cloud technology operations. Foster trusted relationships with key internal/external stakeholders.

  • CLOUD PROJECT: Eliminated 100% legacy system and cut both manpower 30% and downtime from 90% to 99.99%. Developed 3 private cloud data centres in Toronto, Miami, and Montego Bay, Jamaica over 4 years.
  • BUSINESS ANALYTICS SYSTEM: Managed delivery of $3.5M strategic implementation of Business Analytics system, PS financials integration, business intelligence, and data warehouse modules for Planet Energy business transformation—executed project on time and 5% below budget.
  • IOT & BUSINESS ANALYTICS PROJECTS: Mitigated need for billing vendor; reduced customer-serving overhead cost 28%. Developed and led new
    system build, capturing customers’ utility usage from smart thermostats.
  • JAMAICAN OFFICE: Lowered customer service cost 30% and complaint calls 15%, achieving flexibility to hire additional specialized resources. Launched new market in Caribbean, working with 20 managers/staff.
  • BUSINESS ANALYTICS PROJECT/MACHINE LEARNING: Increased renewals 28% and reduced churn rates 30%. Deliverables included Machine Learning; Analytical Model. Met customer needs via utility usage patterns.
  • IT MIGRATION: Delivered minimal service disruption to stakeholders via strategic hardware migration plan.

Key Results

  • Spearheaded Hybrid Cloud solution involving 100+ Windows and database servers — reduced ~75% OPEX cost and 2% DT.
  • Saved $35M+ in 5 years.
  • Designed and deployed data warehouse solution.
20092013

Database Administration and Business Intelligence (DBA/BI) Team Lead/$10M P&L/15 Direct Reports

Direct Energy, Toronto, ON

$250M simple energy solutions provider empowering customers to make smarter decisions while employing 5K+ staff.
Hired to lead team to meet KPIs, reporting to Director. Advised stakeholders on IT and Database technology standards, methodologies, platforms, architectures, billing systems, and vendors. Administered 300+ database servers and ~275 TB data daily. Data architect in forecasting, business intelligence, and CRM Projects.

  • DE DATA WAREHOUSE & BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: Saved $5M annually, improved reporting process, and gauged 3rd party vendor dependency.
  • DATABASE SERVER CONSOLIDATION: Lessened hardware and licensing costs 38%; managed server consolidation from 130 to 80 database servers.
  • DATABASE DEVELOPMENT SERVER VIRTUALIZATION: Slashed hardware cost 30% and operation cost 8%. Introduced Hyper-V/VMware virtualization technology; led team to deploy databases in virtualized environment

Key Results

  • Piloted $25M BIG Data Hadoop Project; SQL Server Upgrades.
  • Consolidated 15 data centres into 6. Cut costs 40%; workforce 25%; incidents 70%.
  • Relocated DE database servers to IBM cloud environment.
2009

Consultant (Senior Analyst/$1M P&L/5 Direct Reports/Reported to: Systems Development Manager

Woodbine Entertainment, Toronto, ON

Canada’s largest horseracing operator with ~$1M revenue and 2.3K+ employees. Operates as Mohawk Raceway.
Recruited to develop and execute Data Warehouse Project, integrating multiple transactional database systems and providing consistent support with resource planning, forecasting, and decision-making processes. Drove best practices in performance tuning, security, and troubleshooting of 6 terabyte data warehouse. Performed data modelling for Kimball, star schema design. Executed ETL processes and tracked SQL queries.

  • PHYSICAL DATA MODELLING: Eliminated 68% of legacy database servers and applications. Increased business user performance ~30%+.
  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS: Saved 18% yearly. Streamlined data profiling.

Key Results

  • Consolidated 20+ heterogeneous data sources and delivered enterprise data warehouse system.
20062009

Manager, IT/Web/Database Developer/10 Direct Reports/National Territory/Reported to: IT Director

Universal Energy Corporation, Toronto, ON

$10M Canadian electric utility and natural gas retailer with offices throughout North America including 60 employees.
Recruited to lead development of CRM billing application and architect $1M transactional database. Promoted to run IT Operations Team and 2 data centres with ~17 system analysts, data analysts, and developers.

  • PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS: Boosted team performance 10% via Agile and traditional management practices along with coaching and monitoring progress.
  • MISSION-CRITICAL PROJECTS: Spearheaded Commerce Energy Acquisition Project, working with 10 team members to consolidate systems.
  • Eliminated Commerce Energy’s $10M IT budget. Radiused IT workforce by 95%. Reduced $2M software licensing cost.

Key Results

  • Successfully delivered two ~$5M IT Merger Projects while greatly reducing costs.

Education

Master of Business Administration

Northwest University – Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL

Bachelor of Science, Engineering

Kharkov Polytechnic University, Kharkov, Ukraine

Past Success

20032005

IT Engineer

Al Husam Group, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Implemented $1M ERP system on time, $50K below budget for contractor. Boosted productivity ~20%.

Software Engineer

M/S AITT – Various locations

Beijing, China (2000 – 2003)
Ghaziabad, India (2000 – 2002)

  • Recruited as Junior Engineer and promoted to Software Engineer; piloted multiple projects.
  • Led Technical Team in China. Completed 58 dotcom projects for AITT’s client

Certifications in Progress

2018present

Internet of Things: Roadmap to a Connected World

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018PRESENT

Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy

Sloan School of Management and MIT Computer, Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

MS Certified

2008

IT Professional (MCITP): Database Administrator/Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server

2008

Solutions Expert (MCSE): Business Intelligence/Data Platform Technology Specialist (MCTS): SQL Server

2008

Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance SQL Server, Development and Maintenance

Value-Added Expertise

  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Strategic Planning/Analytics
  • Strategic Planning/Analytics
  • Strategic Planning/Analytics
  • Multimillion Budgets/Finance
  • Multimillion Budgets/Finance
  • Multimillion Budgets/Finance
  • Strategic Technology Roadmap
  • Strategic Technology Roadmap
  • Strategic Technology Roadmap
  • Project & Program Management
  • Project & Program Management
  • Project & Program Management

Certification

  • C++
  • Java
  • ITIL
  • OCA
  • PMP
  • Linux
  • Oracle8i/9i
  • E-Commerce
  • .NET Developer

Technical Expertise

Cloud Service

  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Virtualization

  • Hyper-V
  • VMware

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Android
  • Windows

Databases

  • Oracle 10g/11g
  • SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/R2/2012/2014

Networking

  • LAN
  • WAN
  • Cisco
  • Juniper
  • Fortinet
  • Internet Security

Languages

  • R
  • C#
  • XML
  • HTML
  • Python
  • ASP.NET

BI Tools

  • SQL Server
  • IBM Cognos
  • MicroStrategy
  • Microsoft BI Platform
  • Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Hyperion System Solver

Software

  • Visio
  • ERwin
  • VMware
  • MS Project
  • SharePoint
  • Lync Basecamp

Data Warehousing

  • Dimensions
  • Partitioning
  • External Tables
  • Parallel Execution
  • Materialized Views
  • Change Data Capture
  • Advanced SQL Tuning
  • Table and Index Compression
  • Specific Data Modelling Optimizations
  • Dimensional Data Modelling (Ralph Kimball Methodology)

Hardware

  • SAN
  • Disk Arrays
  • Networking
  • Server Configuration

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