EVP, Research & Development
M3 Accounting Services, Inc
Responsible for establishing the company’s technical vision and leading all technology development for industry leading cloud based financial accounting, business intelligence, time and attendance, and financial services products. Manage the day to day operations of software development, network operations (hosting), quality assurance, project management office, and DBA departments. Plan for future hardware needs and manage hardware and supporting infrastructure acquisitions to support SANS based deployment architecture across multiple data center locations. Ensure appropriate asset and licensing tracking processes are in place to maintain compliance with development platform vendor audits. Define necessary controls and ensure compliance to achieve clean SSAE16 audit reports. Work with executive team to establish a technology road map, and then lead execution of the technology strategy to produce high quality software applications. Manage IT team to successfully insure that IT is always focused on the highest priority projects with the ability to quickly adapt to changing business, customer and economic conditions. Create, maintain and test a comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plan. Direct the establishment of an appropriate security profile and the implementation of best practice security approaches to minimize risk of systems breaches.
Participates as member of the Executive Team in establishing governance processes of direction and control to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately and the company’s resources are used responsibly, particularly in the areas of software development, office networks and computers, and telecommunications. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies, and software development best practices, and transfers such knowledge to the organization.