With over 25 years experience in the management and business leadership fields, this PMP-certified project manager, CSM & PSM I-certified Scrum Master and PSPO I-certified Scrum Product Owner is experienced at the project, initiative and executive levels. Skilled in both technology and project management best practices, requirements gathering and initiative story writing. Has lead project teams, development teams, scrum teams, products and participated in the executive circle, including president and owner, as well as senior director.
IT Operations Project Manager, Scrum Master, Allegiant Airlines
Manages the operations of all database projects and several operations projects for Allegiant Airlines and associated operations. Works closely with data analytics and business intelligence teams in creating solutions for needed infrastructure, reporting and development projects. Several projects include upgrading flight planning solutions to the latest industry standards, upgrading hardware for database server clusters, both for operations and disaster recovery, and team leadership within the Database Administrator team. Moved from these duties to scrum master for a software development team creating Aircraft Communications Addressing & Reporting System (ACARS) management software and an infrastructure team developing the Amazon AWS architecture (Allegiant’s first ever AWS infrastructure) for the Sunseeker Resort hotel brand.
Technical Project Manager, Zappos.Com
Lead and directed several technical projects for Zappos.Com, including integration of Zappos.Com and Amazon.Com’s inventory for sale on Amazon US1 Marketplace, and an R&D project to develop an improved customer product recommendation engine. Zappos.Com is a manager-less company, but projects still need to be managed to move them forward. Specialist in the Holacracy® management method.
Director of Development and Product Owner, PerBlue
Lead PerBlue’s development team of 5 engineers in a Java environment to create iOS and Android mobile game applications. Lead the QA team (2 engineers) and the UI/UX team (2 specialist artists). Managed the infrastructure of the company’s multiple servers, VMs and storage solutions. Responsible as the product owner for all priorities, timelines and planning for the company’s products and services. Member of the company’s senior leadership team.
Project Management Consultant, TEK Systems
Managed the development of replacement software for the JBPM component of the JBOSS Java Stack at Total Administrative Services Corp (TASC), as well as a major product update, mandated by new tax law, to one of TASC’s major products. Managed two teams of BAs, Technical Leads and several developers, including off-shore resources.
Program Management Consultant, Smart Solutions
Short contract to manage the implementation of four main projects and several smaller projects, for the UW Foundation, Alumni Association, the UW Union and Campus Partners. With a project staff of 20, the projects included implementing a university-wide Blackbaud CRM system, a new financial system for the Foundation, a data warehouse and a constituent portal.
Project Manager, WTS Paradigm
Managed the design, implementation and deployment of product quoting and ERP software for the retail and construction manufacturing industry. Managed 11 major projects for the world’s largest windows and doors manufacturers. Managed staffs of Business Analysts and Developers on each project. Was responsible for all aspects of scope, cost and schedule. Worked with developers to provide the best custom software solutions for the clients.
Project Management Consultant
Managed projects ranging from development of a peace operations training simulator to implementing construction bidding software to developing documentation for the new user experience for a highly successful massively multiplayer online game. These projects were carried out in a timely manner from start to finish, completing to the satisfaction of the customers. Managed teams of up to 4 during projects. Clients include Security Builders Supply – Rockford, IL, CCP, Inc – Raykjavik, Iceland and Pearson Peacekeeping Centre – Clementsport, NS.
Owner, Publisher, Legio X, Inc.
Responsible for all production aspects of a digital printing company. Managed the development of the software digital workflow, including web-based interfaces. Also, using this technology, published and printed two game hobby magazines, MWAN and Historical Miniature Gamer.
Owner, Sovereign Press & Mag Force 7
Responsible for schedule, contracting, authoring and production of game reference books for licensed products in the entertainment industry. Managed a team of 6.
Project Management Consultant
Managed a team to develop a classified Signal Intelligence project through Defence Research Establishment Ottawa. Independent Verification and Validation Engineer, Low Level Air Defence Program and Quality Assurance/Configuration Manager of the AMICUS National Library Software Project. Clients include Software Kinetics – Ottawa, ON and the CGI Group – Ottawa, ON.
Project Manager, Army Officer, Canadian Army
After graduating from the Royal Military College of Canada (Canada’s Federal military academy), moved into army engineering and project management branch (Royal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers). Managed technical maintenance and software development projects. Retired as a Captain, leading a large organization maintaining military software systems.
- Military Portable Artillery Computer – Army Software Engineering Centre, Ottawa, ON
- Weapons Effects’ Project – Army Software Engineering Centre, Ottawa, ON
- Technical Training Officer – Army Rebuild and Overhaul Facility, Montreal, QC
- Automated Test Equipment Project – Army Rebuild and Overhaul Facility, Montreal, QC