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May 2011Present

Manager, Application Development & Integration Practice

Sogeti USA

Consulting company with 40 years of strong IT expertise in helping clients meet business needs. And as a member of the Cap Gemini Group, one of the worlds largest consulting services companies. Sogeti is one of the world’s leading providers of IT consulting services. Sogeti is dedicated to helping clients to build sustainable business solutions by leveraging technology, tools and proven processes to maximize profits and results.Consulting Assignments:Nationwide Insurance (May 2011 – Present) Business Delivery Manager Within Marketing Department•    SmartRIDE Telematics Implementation                            May 2011 - PresentWorking closely with the business leaders across the program to document each of the business work streams as major components of a comprehensive delivery schedule. Identifying the major milestones, dependencies across work streams, and key decision points so that critical business work streams can effectively be manage across the entire program. Partnering with the Senior and Mid-Level business leaders within Marketing and Product-Pricing organizations to identify/manage risks and issues.  Coordinating closely with multiple vendor's project management teams to acquire their delivery plans/schedules, align them to the Nationwide Insurance delivery schedule, monitor their progress/risks/issues, and provide oversight to ensure a quality integration of all vendor delivery components.

Aug 2009May 2011

Consultant

Quick Solutions Inc

Quick Solutions is an industry leading Information Technology and solutions provider. Using a wealth of seasoned consultants across multiple disciplines, we provide cost effective solutions to all projects, meeting or exceeding the needs and expectations of our clients.Cardinal Health (Aug 2009 – May 2011). Project Manager• Order Express Infrastructure Migration and Expansion Aug 2010 – May 2011Directed the $7.6 million dollar migration and enhancements of Cardinal Health’s Web based ordering system for Independent, Retain Chain and Acute Care customers.  Project included a Platform Refresh Strategy, conversion of all existing hardware to Linux platform and virtualized servers utilizing VMware, upgraded the IBM Websphere platform to next major version (version 6 to version 7), migrated production environment to new Data Center, and expanded hardware capacity and software licenses to support 20k additional Hospital segment users on current web ordering platform.• IBM InfoSphere DataStage ETL Conversion Aug 2009 – Aug 2010Managed a $1.7 million budget and a cross-functional / globally dispersed team of 35 individuals in the conversion from Informatica ETL technology to IBM's Information Server’s DataStage ETL version 8.1 technology. The project converted and implemented over 850 Informatica objects to DataStage within 4 months resulting in no impact to the business, 100% transparency.

Jan 1998Dec 2008

Group Manager / Senior Project Manager

Ashland Inc

As an Information Technology Manager administered all facets of operations responsible for manufacturing division global applications development, support and analysis functions; oversaw and ensured performance of 30 staff, managed $3.5 million budget (allocated to development and support of mainframe, AS/400, and client server ERP applications as well as providing international support to manufacturing business units). Scope of responsibilities included evaluation of existing applications, project and resource scheduling, and project life-cycle management; collaborated with business groups on planning, coordination and management of resources for both international and domestic project goals and objectives. Through experience and judgment, have guided businesses through strategic planning, critical application development, data integration, mergers & acquisitions, technology evaluations, needs assessments, staffing and other Information Technology challenges. Directed team of 15 members and administered $3MM budget allocated to development of mission critical data integration application for global SAP implementation Served as infrastructure project manager for global SAP supply chain (R/3) and global SAP human capital management (HCM) implementation projects.

Jan 1988Apr 1998

IT Consultant II / Sr Programmer Analyst

NiSource

Served in several roles within Distributed Information Systems organization (responsible for customer information and billing system); scope of responsibilities included timely and accurate billing of 2 million residential and commercial customers in 5 states; development and maintenance of batch billing and transactional programs, comprehensive technical and business process support provided to marketing, engineering, training, human resources, and graphics/video services, development of industrial billing system, rate refund coordination, and design, development and maintenance of reporting programs, databases, and batch job schedulers.

Jun 1984Dec 1988

Systems Analyst

Northwest Ohio Regional Information System (NORIS)

Provided software development and hardware support for Courts, Law Enforcement agencies and Correctional facilities in Northwest Ohio

Sep 1972Apr 1980

Security Specialist, Staff Sergeant (E5)

United States Air Force

Led team of 35 responsible for securing nuclear weapons storage facilities, inter-continental ballistic missile complexes and communication facilities; monitored, dispatched and coordinated law enforcement teams.

Education

19801984

BS

Majored in Management Information Systems, with additional course work in International Business and Computer Science

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Interest

  • New business ventures
  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Software Development / Implementation / Integration
  • Data Integration
  • New Technology
  • Leading and motivating teams to achieve goals
  • Investing

My Background

Career History Blends Success in Information Systems Management and Project Management Roles, Recognized for ability to Facilitate Business Process Improvements and Increase Profitability, Accountable for Multi-million dollar Budgets, Coordination of Multi-disciplinary global IT Professionals.As a well-rounded and solutions-oriented Information Systems Manager blending leadership and technical expertise, I bring to organization’s the innovation and solutions required to revolutionize your clients’ system environments. In anticipation of creating effective outcomes, I unite my comprehensive knowledge and talents with a company’s desire to step to the forefront in a highly competitive, profit-directed marketplace.My success stems from a strong commitment to excellence and in providing a hands-on management style combined with the ability to see the big picture. Consistently I have brought about new ideas, ways of thinking and problem-solving techniques that have produced successful results. I am versatile, possess a positive leadership style, and I have gained the respect of those with whom I have come in contact.

-  Budget Management-  Business Consulting-  Contract Review / Recommendation-  Critical Application Development-  Data Integration-  Infrastructure upgrades / implementations-  IT Consulting-  Mergers & Acquisitions-  National / International IT Initiatives-  Needs Assessment-  Project Management Life Cycle-  Staff Management-  Staff Training-  Strategic Planning-  Technology Evaluation

Honors and Awards

  • 2008 Beacon Award
  • Nominated for the 2008 Chairman's Award
  • 2006 4th Quarter Star Achiever
  • Certificate of Appreciation - 2001 Neste Polyester Acquisition
  • IT Achievement Award
  • 2010 4th Quarter Outstanding Contributor

Groups & Associations

  • Life Time Member of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)
  • Life Time Member of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA)

  • Life Time Member of the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA)

  • Central Ohio InfoSphere User Group

References (contact info available on request)

 "I worked with Sheldon for several years on various integration projects. Sheldon is a very detailed and knowledgeable technical and project manager. Sheldon is always quickly up to speed on the business process knowledge, but also has a strong technical background that allows him to positively influence design and approach to solve the business requirements. Sheldon always has a can-do attitude and is strong/confident manager that holds people accountable to their assigned tasks. Sheldon also has that ability to understand the politics of a project and always works to do the right thing. I have always enjoyed working with Sheldon and wouldn't hesitate if that opportunity presented itself again." Jon Spears, Development Group Manager, Ashland Inc.

 "I worked with Sheldon at Ashland in two different capacities. He was my manager for several years. As a manager Sheldon balances the need to stay on top of the issues without micro managing. He is willing to engage his reports in problem solving and open to input from the group on how to get the job done. I also worked with Sheldon as a peer in a Project Management capacity. The same skills previously mentioned allow him to build strong team-oriented groups from widely varying backgrounds with different goals focused on achieving a common objective. His ability to translate technical issues into business terms and conversely is a skill valued by team members and is a powerful team enabler." Sandi Berry, Project Manager, Ashland Inc.

"Sheldon has been the project manager on several EMEA projects, where I was a team member. We have travelled around Europe together. Sheldon has great skills dealing with people from other cultures, and gets people with completely different backgrounds, not just skills but also nationalities and cultures to work together. This is a skill not many people have." Maarten de Kreij, Manager Service Delivery & Team Lead SAP Support EMEIA, Ashland

"Sheldon is an outstanding team player who will get the job done! I worked closely with Sheldon on the data team for the SAP implementation project and his attention to detail and execution is flawless. He is the brainchild of many homegrown applications that has added great value to the organization. He is good in dealing with various parts of the organization dispersed globally - effective in communicating & ensuring that they are serviced well to achieve required results. Sheldon has a can do attitude, and will not take no for an answer. Sheldon is highly respected by his management team and his peers. Teaming up with Sheldon on a project always meant being part of a winning team." Ram Narayanan, Executive IT Architect, IBM