Timothy Christian

Objective

To acquire a responsible and challenging position employing my proven management, project management, applications management, leadership, analytical, problem solving and technical skills in a dynamic, accomplishment oriented entrepreneurial organization.

Summary

Timothy Christian is an experienced Project and Program Manager with over 20 years of experience in Systems Installation, System Enhancement and Conversion/Merger Project and Program Management supporting a variety of business and IT platforms. He is an expert in IT change control process implementation and management, project planning and execution, scope definition and management, task and resource scheduling, forecasting and needs assessment, cost and price budgeting, quality review and assurance, testing, client relationship management and project team management. He has had profit and loss responsibility for projects ranging from $7k to $15 Million and is comfortable working with the functional managers within an organization to maximize the return on investment. He is at ease working with all levels of both IT and the business. He is an expert in implementing organization change associated with system/application changes. He is comfortable working with projects that span multiple geographic locations as well as managing offshore resources. He has leveraged scarce resources to achieve success during jobs with banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, service bureaus, consulting engagements, health care supply chain providers & medical products and services companies. He has managed system implementations, system enhancements, merger/acquisition, site closure/consolidation, computer automation, logistics projects. Timothy is able to lead a team through the challenges of daily project management activities to a successful conclusion.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Senior Project Manager

Spherion/Technisource

Manage the execution of Projects and Programs to deliver projects that are on time, on budget and deliver the defined scope while minimizing risk and ensuring adherence to the established processes and methodologies. Responsible for project planning and execution, IT change control and change management, scope definition and management, task and resource scheduling, forecasting and needs assessment, cost and price budgeting, quality review and assurance, testing, client relationship management and project team management. Provide project direction and oversight for multiple Merger, Acquisition & Divestiture projects. Included in this is the responsibility for “Day 1” planning, short term integration efforts and long term integration planning. Led the effort to implement major organization changes associated with Mergers and Divestitures. Oversee a distributed project (multiple different geographical locations) with a matrixed team of Business Analyst, Subject Matter Experts (SME’s), Programmers and other Project Managers. Client: Cardinal Health.

Oct 2002 - Oct 2007

VP, Program Manager

Managed large-scale development projects to enhance existing systems and install new systems and applications. Responsible for all aspects of project management including IT change control and change management, budget planning and oversight, task planning, appropriate allocation of resources, organizing tasks and staffing. Managed diverse staff of IT and business professionals. Oversaw a distributed project team (over five different geographical locations) with a matrixed team of Business Analyst, Developers, Systems Engineers, and quality tester (subject matter experts (SME’s) for the projects. Led the effort to implement major organization changes associated with mergers, divestitures and system / application implementations.

Jul 1996 - Oct 2002

Senior Project Manager

Independent Consultant

Provided project direction and oversight for multiple major bank conversion/merger projects. Included in this was the full responsibility for product mapping, field-to-field data mapping, data analysis, conversion analysis, conversion balancing and post conversion support. Responsible for project planning and execution, IT change control and change management, scope definition and management, task and resource scheduling, forecasting and needs assessment, cost and price budgeting, quality review and assurance, testing, client relationship management and project team management. Led the effort to implement major organization changes associated with mergers and acquisitions. Oversaw a distributed project (multiple different geographical locations) with a matrixed team of Business Analysts, Data Analyst, Developers and Testers for conversions.Clients: Bank One, Huntington Banks, Star Bank & J.P. Morgan Chase.

Mar 1994 - Jul 1996

VP, Manager Business Integration

Provided overall project direction and oversight for system enhancement, new system installations and Merger/Acquisition projects. Led team that supported the Time Deposit Accounts (TDA), Demand Deposit Accounts (DDA), Line Of Credit accounts (LOC), Clerk of Court accounts, Pre-Need accounts as well as statement processing. Responsible for project planning and execution, IT change control and change management, scope definition and management, task and resource scheduling, forecasting and needs assessment, cost and price budgeting, quality review and assurance, testing, client relationship management and project team management. Led the effort to implement major organization changes associated with mergers, acquisition and system/application implementations. Project budgets ranged from under $25k to as large as $15mm. All projects were run efficiently, on schedule and under budget, well within the turnaround time.

Apr 1993 - Mar 1994

Senior Project Manager

Atlantic Data Services

Managed the detail design of new systems. Analyzed, interpreted and documented the user, business and technical requirements. Designed and implemented all phases of new product development projects including requirements definition, design, coding, unit testing, system testing, production implementation and post implementation support. Designed and conducted training to familiarize the users with the on-line and batch processes and capabilities of the system. Responsible for project planning and execution, IT change control and change management, scope definition and management, task and resource scheduling, forecasting and needs assessment, cost and price budgeting, quality review and assurance, testing, client relationship management and project team management. Led the effort to implement major organization changes associated with mergers. Oversaw a distributed project (multiple different geographical locations) with a matrixed team of Business Analysts, Data Analyst, Developers and Tester for the conversions.

Sep 1991 - Apr 1993

Project Manager

FHLMC (Freddie Mac)

Led project teams that analyzed, interpreted and documented user, business and technical requirements. Managed the detail design of new systems and modifications to existing systems. Directed and implemented all phases of testing and documentation for new and modified systems including development and thorough review of test plans. Coordinated the implementation of system modifications and new applications. Planned and conducted investigative interviews with business users and technical staff. Responsible for project planning and execution, IT change control and change management, scope definition and management, task and resource scheduling, forecasting and needs assessment, cost and price budgeting, quality review and assurance, testing, client relationship management and project team management. Led the effort to implement major organization changes associated with new and modified systems.

Mar 1985 - Sep 1991

Senior Conversion Analyst

Pentagon Federal Group

Managed the detail design of new systems and modifications to existing systems. Analyzed, interpreted and documented user business and technical requirements using the established methodology (SDM). Conducted all phases of testing (unit, system integration and user acceptance) including the development and review of test plans. Created or revised all documentation for new and modified systems. Coordinated the implementation of new systems and modifications to existing systems. Supported the current production systems by researching problems and determining and implementing the appropriate solutions. Conducted investigative interviews with users and technical staff to determine the system requirements. Prepared reports, briefings, graphs and data flow diagrams (DFD’s) to document existing and proposed systems.

Education

Education

CMP (Certified Mortgage Professional)

School of Mortgage Banking
·School of Mortgage Banking I (2003) ·School of Mortgage Banking II (2004) ·School of Mortgage Banking III (2005)
Sep 1988 - Dec 1988

  • Computers and Their Application (Northern Virginia Community College)
·COBOL 1 & 2
Sep 1976 - Jun 1981

B.S.

George Mason University

Skills

Skills

Attention to detail.

Leadership

Business Analysis

Program Management

Project Management

Certifications

Certifications

CMP (Certified Mortgage Professional)

Mortgage Bankers Association