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Work experience

2009Present

Consulting Manager, Strategy Advisory Services

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Provide strategic services, such as commercial due diligence, business strategy development, and M&A strategy development to Fortune 1000 companies.  Focus is on companies in Technology,  Media, and Telecommunications sectors.
  • Internally focused on building a preeminent strategy consulting practice by driving client targeting, marketing, and sales & pipeline.
20082009

Chief of Staff, CIO Advisory Services

  • Direct operations for "start-up" business unit, directly serving unit leader as advisor and proxy. During tenure, unit has grown organically 35% year-over-year and integrated two acquisitions.
  • Run communications program conveying aggressive and differentiated business model of unit against backdrop of conservative audit firm. Author internal and conference presentations, media and analyst interviews and briefings, and internal business unit updates and newsletters.
  • Oversee marketing and thought-leadership groups to raise awareness of capabilities amongst clients and analysts. Advise on content and tone of communications, and perform editorial review. Published 30+ market-facing pieces in 10 months.
  • Establish, justify, and manage a $3.5M investment budget (exclusive of operational costs) by prioritizing activities based on expected return. Reduced expenditures 30% to preserve capital during economic downturn.
  • Work predominantly with senior PwC partners, exercising influence and consensus building to further strategic agenda.
20032008

Consulting Manager, Technology Advisory Services

  • Managed teams of 15-20 consultants on multi-phase projects for Global 500 Companies; including sales, budgeting, team assembly, execution, project P&L, risk and quality reviews, client satisfaction debriefings, and billing.
  • Assisted clients anticipate, create, and manage change through analysis of business problems and technological impact. Teams architected and designed solutions to improve operational performance and alignment with business objectives.
19992003

Contact Center Manager

Cornell Information Technology
  • Handled day-to-day management (e.g., scheduling, performance management, escalated support issues) and planning (e.g., staffing levels, hiring, skills assessment, training development and delivery).
20012003

Web Application Developer

  • Led development teams to architect and engineer comprehensive Student Management System for scheduling, employment histories, and job-status tracking.
19962002

Entrepreneur / Systems Adminsitrator

KPM Computer Systems
  • Co-founded family-run IT consulting company that designed, installed, and maintained systems and network infrastructure for small businesses.

Education

Sample Contributed Works

Sample Technology Consulting Projects

  • Developed two-stage roadmap to help a prominent hedge fund scale their IT infrastructure (i.e., personnel, processes, and systems) to cope with business growth and substantially decrease operational failures.
  • Designed tiered Identity & Access Management shared service center for multidivisional bank providing employees and customers with cross-divisional access to information.  Convened feuding stakeholder groups around collaborative solution that balanced centralized cost savings with distributed divisional control.
  • Built framework and executed independent evaluation of outsourced service provider to give client assurance about security of their data.  The assessment, which addressed design and operation of policies, procedures, and technologies, significantly reduced risk exposure over a six year period.

Objective

To obtain an executive position where I will combine business experience and broad technical expertise with strong analytical and personnel management skills to drive corporate performance.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Ability to lead a portfolio of complex, simultaneous projects
  • Strong understanding of business and technology interactions
  • Experience presenting to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and concisely
  • Highly organized strategic problem solver
  • Proven thought leader

Sample Strategy Consulting Projects

  • Developed an acquisition strategy by interviewing company stakeholders to identify capability gaps, developing targeting criteria (e.g., size, sector focus, business model), cataloging the population of candidates, and screening each for fit and attractiveness.