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I am a technology and business visionary with 17+ years leading and defining corporate technology strategy and the architecture/implementation of high volume management systems. I define the roadmaps, budget, staff, infrastructure, facilities, and oversee the execution / implement of the plan for increased growth, maximizing business continuity, and ensure high performance/high availability of information systems. I have expertise in development, planning, incubation and planting IT strategy for successful startup organizations. Note: common misspellings - Tim Powers, Tim Howard, Tim Power, Timothy Power, Timothy Howard (here so those who misspell my name would find me)

Work experience

Nov 2005Apr 2009

Director, Infrastructure & Applications

The Patent Board
Full operational responsibility for IT planning, implementation and support nationwide as an integral component of the business plan. Engineers turnaround of IT’s performance and service levels. Transform IT into a strategic business partner. Manage and deliver large scale projects on time and within budget. Responsible for budgeting design and support of all technology.
Aug 2004Nov 2005

Sr. Technical Architect

SBI Enteris
Technical lead for the Chicago market and provided technical mentorship to colleagues. Simultaneously developed the implementation plan for the company’s acquisition of CHI Research (soon to become The Patent Board/ipIQ) while also engaged as a lead consultant for Conagra Foods and their SAP implementation.
Feb 2004Feb 2004

Project Manager

Managed the relationship with several business groups for technical projects. Planned, coordinated, and managed a portfolio of technical projects within the assigned business groups. Responsible for leading all aspects of projects from start to finish including project team definition, resource allocation decisions with Managers of impacted departments, stakeholder interfaces, project planning, functional documentation, full project execution, tracking, reporting, rollout, interface with other business departments, and formalized project closure.
Apr 2003Feb 2004

Senior IT Change Manager

Kraft Foods
Managed the ITIL Change Management Life Cycle in an IT Infrastructure environment. Delivered Service Deliverables to the various global business units at a high level of professional services incorporating responsibility, accountability, integrity and quality assurance at all times.
Apr 2002Jan 2003

Business Systems Analyst

Analyzed business requirements, functional requirements and served as the liaison with the various business units to gather requirements and resolve issues.
Aug 2001Apr 2002


Read 360 Network
Startup initiative combining public electronic billboards with wireless transmission of news, email, and applications to the Palm platform.
Apr 2000Aug 2001

Infrastructure Architect, Leader

Responsibilities included the documentation of the business and technical needs analysis, functional requirements, gap analysis, use cases, scope maps, disaster recovery planning, vendor selection/negotiations, risk assessments, infrastructure design, customer experience research, and business unit reports. Provided application development leadership, vendor negotiations, project management, technical support, and mentorship.
Feb 2000Apr 2000

Project Manager, eBusiness Infrastructure


Worked as a mediator and project manager between the application development and network operations to provide the highest caliber of scalability and performance with the current hardware/software investment.

Nov 1997Apr 2000

Manager, Network Operations Center
Managed multiple roles during the firm’s early conception including SQL DBA, network infrastructure, application development, department management, and data center management. Responsible for the company's overall operational efficiency and uptime.
Oct 1993Nov 1997

Internet Director

· Management of overall IT and Internet marketing synergies including MIS, Help Desk, Network Operations, application development, Internet customer service / credit / order processing, and internal IT training for the company’s dotcom business. · Spearheaded the online sales initiative, collaborating with sales, marketing, MIT, purchasing, customer service, financing, and accounting departments. · Developed the ELEK-TEK.COM business unit using a combination of cutting edge technologies. Considered by many industry experts to be on the "Edge of The Web" according to the the April 1997 Consumer Electronics magazine. ( · Responsibilities included staff management, strategic business and marketing planning, training, budgeting, and project management of concurrent initiatives between departments.
Nov 1988Aug 1990

Change Management Administrator

US Department of Defense
Managed interdepartmental database and document management synergies.





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