Originating from the SF Bay Area (Silicon Valley), I have been in technology for well over 25 years - 15 of which I've been working as a successful self-employed independent consultant. I’ve worked extensively for everything from aggressive start-ups to very large global players (i.e. Zurich Insurance, UniLever, Philip Morris, BHP Billiton, IBM, Cisco, CitiBank, Travelers, Bank of America, etc.)
Because technology is so pervasive, I have worked in several industries (banking, travel, consumer products, insurance, real estate, shipping, pharmaceutical, communications and technology - to name a few). My ability to swiftly adapt to new technologies, and interface with customers is very strong. I have been successful at quickly identifying the needs of customers and providing complete solutions in a professional manner.
I pride myself on the strong relationships I build with my clients and the professional work ethic I abide by. I have worked with most main stream technologies (telephony, networks, office automation, financial softwares & systems) and I have a strong grasp of best business practices (budgeting, needs analysis, work flow, strategies, planning, deployment, etc.)
I fully believe that technology is only a tool (and a powerful one at that!), and businesses need to learn how to use that tool more effectively. With my unique mixture of strong interpersonal and communication skills, combined with a very solid understanding of technology as a whole, I have been successful in helping companies realize this goal.
Over 25 years industry experience - Multiple industry exposure
Global Player – Extensive background in large scale international projects (Have worked in Asia, Europe, N/S Americas)
Strong communication and interpersonal skills – Able to communicate effectively throughout organizational levels (executive, mid-management, development/engineering, sales/marketing and end user community)
Flexibility – cross/multiple platforms, technology focused
Proven ability to absorb new technologies quickly and become an expert as needed (Just In Time Expertise)
Senior IT Project Management (PMI/ITIL/Prince II/CoBIT)
Extensive analytical, strategic and conceptual background
Interims Executive Management Experience (CTO/CIO)
Strong leadership competence & senior project management skills
Service minded, meticulous & very detail oriented - Ability to transfer knowledge effectively
Proven track record from aggressive startups to multi-national global companies (sterling references available)
Excellent HR/team building/people management skills (various methodologies)
Strong relationship management skills (external/internal)
Multi-cultural experience (worldwide) – English (mother tongue) and proficient German language skills
Result oriented, solution based
Core technical strengths are Networking, Infrastructure & Security
Business applications of technology, business process analysis/re-engineering & development cycles
Auditing / Security Auditing / Compliance & Risk (ie. SOX (Sarbannes/Oxley, CoBIT, COSO experience)
All mainstream operating systems, applications, networks, protocols and technologies. Office automation.
Internet/Intranet, Security, architecture, development, infrastructure, strategic planning, systems integration, workflow and technology auditing. EDI (EDIFACT), DMS, CMS, E/M-Commerce, ERP, CRM, DRM, etc.
Vertical market applications – POS Retail, Virtualisation technologies (VMware, Citrix, ZEN, KVM)
Telephony/Mobile communications & technologies (Switch/PBX/VoIP/Voice Mail, IT Conversion)
LAN/WAN, Client/Server, Cross platform, multi-protocol – heterogeneous platforms and environments
Storage (NAS/SAN)/DB Warehousing/Datacenter architecture and design, deployment and migration