Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Mar 2009

Senior Project Manager

Robert Half International

HCM9 Corporate Upgrade Project Manager

  • Managed the PeopleSoft HCM V8 to V9 merge, upgrade and enhancement project that streamlined HR, Benefits and payroll operations for 15,000 employees and provided internet access to applications.
  • Reduced headcount and HR support costs, brought strategic applications back under vendor support, aligned application infrastructure and security with corporate standards.
  • Improved the project delivery process by introducing a best-practices quality management approach and implementing an offshore development model.
Jun 2003 - Feb 2008

Senior Project Manager

http://www.gapinc.com

ERP PROJECTS

Oracle Retail Price Project Manager

  • Led the fast-track implementation of Oracle Retail Price for two brands that contributed significantly to a 40% increase in profit in the first quarter in production.
  • Managed a virtual team from eight organizations in ten locations: Oracle Consulting, Oracle OnDemand, Gap Operating Strategy, Gap Brand, Outlet Brand, Gap IT, IBM and Covansys. Delivered under budget and on time to meet retail calendar deadline.

PeopleSystems@Gap Project Manager

  • Implemented PeopleSoft Enterprise Payroll for North America for 140,000 employees, upgraded HCM V7.5 to V8.2, and rolled out self-service applications to employees and managers using PeopleSoft's Enterprise Portal and LDAP integration.
  • Reduced headcount and HR support costs, brought strategic applications back into vendor support, aligned application infrastructure and security with corporate standards.

New Global Financials Project Manager - Project Management Office

  • As a member of the Project Management Office, managed a 5,000-line project plan (MS Project) and other key project deliverables for a three-year, $80M global implementation of Oracle Financials. This implementation allowed Gap to manage their business more effectively, aggressively control costs, and decrease the total cost of ownership of their Financials applications.
  • The project plan was rolled up for executive reporting and used by team leads and the overall project manager for week-to-week management and reporting, critical path management, resource leveling, time reporting, and monthly financial forecasts and accruals.

OTHER PROJECTS AND ACTIVITES

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) Framework & Methodology - PMO Methods  2007-2008

  • Developed and launched a new framework for implementing business continuity planning as part of the IT project lifecycle, along with new application and infrastructure recovery plan templates.

Store Point-of-Sale System Update (POSabilites) 2007-2008

  • Incorporated changes to POS system used by all Gap brands to enhance employee discount accounting. Utilized onshore and offshore development teams.

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Tool (Movaris)  2007

  • Replaced current SharePoint-based tool that manages SOX controls, testing, remediation and audit trails for Gap Inc.

Social Responsibility System 2006 - 2007

  • Managed development of a custom application used by Gap's global factory inspection teams to collect and report on manufacturing vendor factory conditions worldwide, schedule factory visits and remediate vendor code violations.
  • Fulfilled public commitment by Gap Chairman & CEO to improve inspection process and infrastructure.
  • Integrated online/offline solution with a Tablet PC.
1999 - 2003

Senior Project Manager

Franklin Templeton Investments

ERP PROJECTS

Project Manager PeopleSoft Program

  • Directed the global upgrade and enhancements for PeopleSoft HCM and Financials from V7.5 to V8  (June 2002 to March 2003)
    • HR North America and Payroll 
    • Purchasing 
    • HR - Europe
    • Financials Worldwide (GL, AR, AP, Fixed Assets) 
    • HR Self-Service - North America 
    • HR Self-Service - Europe
    • eProcurement to U.S. Employees
    • ProBusiness Payroll and Payroll Interface for Fiduciary Trust
  • Established the initial global high-availability infrastructure for PeopleSoft HCM and Financials V7.5

OTHER PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

Infrastructure Resource Management, 2000 - 2000

  • Assured available resources for projects by establishing a project review and monitoring process, including a high-level project plan for all global infrastructure projects.
  • Led weekly project review with senior management and weekly review and approval meetings with project managers.

Global Compliance - Year 2000 Readiness Effort, 1999 - 2000

  • Ensured software was Y2K compliant and certified.
  • Worked with software and hardware vendors to ensure compliance and certification with international regulatory agencies.
  • All software was certified prior to Y2K deadlines; and there were no significant Y2K cutover issues.
1997 - 1999

Project Manager

Proxicom

Gas Transportation System

  • Project Manager for Pacific Gas & Electric's Gas Transportation System (GTS), a web-enabled custom client/server application used for online natural gas trading, Proxicom's largest development project in 1997 and 1998.
  • This $3.8M project was delivered on time and within budget, meeting regulatory deadlines.
  • Developed and maintained project plan, and ochestrated conference room pilots and user walkthroughs.
1994 - 1996

Founder & Project Manager

Vision 2000 Technology Consultants

General Management

  • Formed marketing partnerships with software developers to provide hardware and integration services.
  • Established key reseller agreements with Compaq and Hewlett Packard.
  • Developed web-based system design and quotation system.
  • Published a weekly fax newsletter for developers and customers.

Project Management

  • Managed multiple interactive voice response (IVR) system rollouts to Fortune 1000 companies.
  • Managed integration of systems into legacy mainframe and client/server systems.
1991 - 1993

PriceWaterhouse Consulting Services

Operations Manager, 1992 - 1993

  • Managed administrative staff and technical proposal department for PWC's 70-person management consulting group - including telecommunications, business process re-engineering and client/server teams.
  • Managed migration of Macintosh-based publishing system to Windows publishing environment.
  • Improved proposal content, production quality and turnaround times.
  • Introduced color publishing technology.

IT Project Coordinator, 1991 - 1991

  • Produced key deliverables, signoffs, project plan updates and status reports adhering to PWC System Management Methodology for a custom client/server gas trading application development project at Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E).
  • Maintained project plan and deliverables archive. Project was delivered on time and under budget.

Education

Education
1974 - 1975

Skills

Skills

Professional Staffing experience

Public Utilities experienc

Financial Services Industry experience

ERP Infrastructure & Architecture

Retail Industry experience

Project Management Office experience

Certifications

Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute