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Accomplished in multi-disciplinary projects and teams. Managed high impact medium/large budget projects. Broad technology exposure in large finance organizations. Strong relationships building skill with stakeholders. Especially successful where drive, initiative, and commitment are the focus. 


Infrastructure | Applications| Data center | DR/BCP| Security | Cloud | Compliance | WEB

Work experience

Sep 2014Jul 2015

Senior IT Project Manager

AXA Life Technology Services, Japan - (Life Insurance)

-Delivered full lifecycle management of assigned business technology projects aimed at a global Digitization/Cloud/Security transformation strategic initiative, including project initiation, project delivery, business liaison / stakeholder management, and project close / handover. Matrix environment.

-Project:  Cloud (Application Performance Monitoring - PoC for stabilization of a premier sales business application - 10 M JPY - Java, Dynatrace , 3000 users) |Digitization (Claims Assessment workflow performance enhancement - 170M JPY, IBM CM, Mainframe, EMC - 50 int users) | Security (Web Application Firewall -50M JPY, F5 Networks hardware, all int/ext users). 

-Delivered lighter BAU projects (< 10MJPY), with reduced scope, risk and implementation time frame

-Established, monitored, and executed project plans. Lead teams to control scope, schedule, and cost, risks, including management of change, schedule, budget, resources, issues, stakeholders, and vendors.

-Established ownership for project tasks. Coordinated and facilitated project delivery objectives. Tracked progress and reviewed project tasks deadlines/milestones with the project team program management

-Proactively communicated project status, issues & risks to management. Worked collaboratively with int/ext departments, via regular meetings with all stakeholders

-Proactively provided governance for risks and issues, and implemented effective actions to mitigate negative project impact. Sought fast-track resolutions for technical risk/issues to keep things on track.

-Created full documentation for, reports, SOW, WBS, etc. Formally managed all related cost via standard internal methodologies. Created proposal for formal presentation

- Defined and maintained all implementation processes. Managed implementation life-cycle.

-Led collaboration to resolve of technical issues impacting project phase progress and completion

-Created and maintained necessary project files in PMIS systems and Web portals, including time tracking. Exposure to Agile methodology

Jan 2012Aug 2013

Business Development Manager / Project Manager

VEGA, Japan - (AV/ IT Systems Integration)

-Oversaw all aspects of business development and management of projects secured through RFP.  Identified new business opportunities, new partnerships, and forged long term relationships for new corporate accounts. Developed new and existing B2B accounts predominately in financial organizations.

-Sought to understand channels/customers current technical environment, key business issues/drivers, pain points, challenges, goals, and their project requirements.

-Utilized PM cloud based portal to plan and manage small/medium project execution activity including the creation of relevant project docs for schedule, scope, cost, and vendor liaison. Worked with internal SME and external vendors for all implementation and detail planning requirements

-Developed strong relationships with strategic clients and industry partners (System integrators, MSPs, Vendors, Product manufacturers) aimed at strategic alliances for mid/long term projects engagements.

-Produced full project Gantt charts to illustrate scope, schedule, risks, time a part of submitted proposals. Projects |AV/IT System Integration (Crestron/Cisco - 15M JPY - Finance organization)

-Generated awareness through, IT expos, Seminars, Networking, Chamber of Commerce, Direct mail.

-Responded to RFP/RFQ and administered Biz Dev and reporting activities within the CRM.

Nov 2009Aug 2011

Business Development Manager

INTERSOFT KK, Japan - (IT Managed services)

-Developed new and existing accounts in the B2B market for predominately financial organizations.

-Persuaded C-level management of the benefits of tailored solutions by identifying, evaluating and pursuing opportunities to provide managed services, projects,

-Delivered presentations. Created and captured demand. Generated P&L for accounts. Conducted product pre-sales including, services & outsourcing solutions (IT Managed Services, IT Projects, AML-KYC).

-Formed local/regional strategic partnerships and alliances for collaboration through infrastructure projects, outsourcing services, and cloud services and systems integration..

-Created RFP/RFI for local/regional infra projects (Network/Data Center/Infrastructure/IT outsourcing).

-Prepared medium and large scale RFPs, RFIs and RFQs. Recruitment of appropriate resources for clients.

Feb 2009Oct 2009

Technical Project Manager

BCBGMAXAZRIA, Japan - (Retail)

-Delivery of a key IT internal technology project. Proposed cost-benefit technical solutions to improve operating efficiency. Implementation, System design, IT operational risk, Strategic planning, Security

-Initiated, planed, executed, and closed activities including, management of scope risks/issues, schedule, procurement, contingency, budget, vendor coordination.         

-Project - unification of an existing POS and internal IT infrastructure, Integration of a domain infrastructure to global model, VPN Integration - Japan/US, VOIP implementation.

Jul 2007Oct 2008

Senior Systems Administrator

CAPMARK, Japan - (Hedge Fund / Real Estate investment)

-Technical consultancy services in the design and management of the Asia regional enterprise systems, in support of business activities through the provision of support, maintenance, project management, of high availability distributed systems.

-Oversaw daily technical operations and managed inter-related, schedule, cost estimation, risk assessment, contingency, and task definition, of a simultaneously coordinated Sever consolidation, Data Center relocation, and Business continuity projects.

-Ensured that all projects followed project management standards to ensure relevance, and quality of the technical solutions delivered to the client. Ensured successful execution and delivery within budget, scope, and time constraints. Utilized MS Share point / MS Project for planning and collaboration

-Projects - Server consolidation, Data center relocation, DR /BCP implementation, Virtualization implementation, Storage consolidation, BCP Data Backup.

-Managed partners/vendors in maximizing operating efficiencies. Oversaw Infrastructure project operations including-vendor contract negotiations, sow proposal, scope definition, procurement, contingency planning, scheduling, cost estimation, change control, risk identification, progress reporting

-Cheered weekly meetings with Asia counterparts in change/incident management, regional infra projects, SLA review, BAU operations, and issue resolution. Collaborated internally, to develop, implement and monitor the Asia IT strategic plans.

Mar 2006Jul 2007

Infrastructure Project Engineer

CITI GROUP, Japan - (Commercial Banking)

-Core IT group requiring close cross-collaboration, within a heavily regulated IT operating environment. A mature PMI based PMO structure formed a basis for all “Build The Bank” project initiatives.

-Engineered, presented, and documented standard infrastructure core technology products & solutions, motivated through, regulatory, financial, legal technology project initiatives by discussing needs & requirements with the business community.

-Worked alongside global distributed systems engineering in maintaining the IT infrastructure, and knowledge of globally approved technology standards and products, in understanding the issues that impacted the infrastructure operations.

-Developed and maintained local processes for engaging global engineering for certification, documentation, review, and approval of proposed infrastructure product design solutions using structured methodologies, product analysis, feasibility studies, proof of concept, cost-benefit analysis, GAP/SWOT analysis, cost estimation

Jul 2005Feb 2006

Project Manager / Team Lead

ADECCO, Japan - (Outsourcing / HR Consulting)

-Constructed and managed a project team of 4 towards an IT infrastructure re-structuring (AD Architecture), Access control, Account migration/consolidation, UAT & System testing, Application and data migration effort in meeting with a mandate for SOX compliance IT operations control policies 

-Provided Project management and technical leadership over infrastructure requirements deemed necessary to address the implementation of key and compensating IT infrastructure controls

-Administered change, proposed solutions for reconciling non-conformity, proposed best practices in security and auditing, provided design oversight, SPOC for internal controls.

-Created and maintained project documents (plan, WBS, schedule, change, risk/issue log, reports). Managed communication between dispersed offices, project team, vendors, and Program management

-Planned and defined technical tasks, scheduling, prioritized recommended controls, co-coordinated technical deliverables, documentation, reporting, managed change, identified and mitigated risk/issues

Aug 1997Sep 2002

System Support / Alinged Project Manager

IBM / JP MORGAN, Japan - (Investment Banking)

-Large PMI matrix structure reporting to both PMO and Functional manager. Carried out Sla driven System support, System Administration, Project management, and Service delivery of a complex IT business projects, and IT operational support.

-Delivered local/regional critical IT Infrastructure support, project management, for multitude business units (Front, Middle & Back office, Equity/FX/Futures & Options/Credit derivatives, Risk management)

-Support and project management of numerous small/medium/large IT infrastructure projects/requests associated with mission critical financial instrument products and services, applications, market date, information systems, database systems, messaging, internet, global information systems,  client/server infrastructure, systems and architecture, trading platforms, telecoms, lan/wan, DR,  data center

-Utilized extensively core PMO tools in the planning, execution and closure activities, including project files, scope definition, contingency planning, reporting, request management, procurement, documentation, cost management, stakeholders management, change management, forecasting.

-Coordinated project activities with internal/external senior stakeholders across multiple business entities. Headed a support team and collaborated extensively with the PMO in driving new business technology initiatives.

-Produced project documentation for (scope, contingency, status/progress reports, SOW, WBS, procurement, schedule, risk/issue, change .etc.

-Participated in regular local/regional/global meetings with project teams, PMO representatives, IT groups, business stakeholders, and vendors. Established close relationships with core stakeholders and bridged communication between offshore development teams and internal business and IT groups.

-Single point of contact for multiple local/regional projects ensuring execution on time, within scope, and on budget. Bridged the gap between end-users, IT, Application Development teams, and, senior business representatives in different business region (Japan, EMEA, US) including emerging markets.


IT Project technology experience

DR relocation, Server vitalization consolidation Data Center implementation.SOA-AML compliance, SAN/NAS Data encryption MFD Secure document handling, DC secure data erase, Thin client DMZ implementation, Data transfer- encryption,  Infrastructure SOX compliance, Front office infrastructure relocation, Trading platform enhancement, Application/Systems -SWIFT/Storm, Asia service desk relocation, BCP Implementation

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