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Vice President of Technology Resume


Desired Industry: Information Technology SpiderID: 71623
Desired Job Location: Budd Lake, New Jersey Date Posted: 2/19/2014
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 250000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
Multifaceted, seasoned, and highly
motivated executive, offering wide-
ranging experience in utilizing first-
rate management skills in developing
processes, optimizing productivity, and
boosting efficiency to achieve
organizational goals and objectives.
Expert in business operations,
technology infrastructure, application
development, project management,
disaster recovery, business continuity,
and information security and assurance.
Adept at driving IT vision and improving
systems for the benefit of the
organization. Very effective at leading
and motivating teams toward production
optimization and business development.
Highly capable of working with diverse
levels of individuals across the
organization to ensure superior quality
of products, projects, and results on a
timely basis. Well versed in
multitasking within fast-paced
environments.


Experience:

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential
Director of Global Business Continuity
Management (New York, NY) - 2010–Present
- Administer a centralized
framework to support, maintain, and
communicate an active resilient, risk,
and continuity program that is part of
the strategic goals for the company
- Establish the Governance
Committee for the establishment of
expectations and adherence to business
continuity and enterprise risk policy
for regulatory and compliance reporting
- Identify controls to manage
business continuity plans, including
business impact analysis, risk
assessment, disaster recovery, incident
management, and testing procedures
- Supervise the development of a
platform to provide resilience against
operational and strategic risks with the
use of OpenPages as well as reports to
present the progress of each business
organization’s program and monitor
procedures for correcting deficiencies
that affects the reputation and brand
exposure
- Utilize MIR3 in implementing the
global Emergency Notification System as
well as direct the infrastructure design
to interface Business Continuity and
Emergency Notification System with
internal applications
- Serve as the conduit between
business and IT for the alignment of
recovery functions, such as recovery
time objective (RTO) and recovery point
objective (RPO)
- Work as the chairperson for the
Business Continuity Implementation
Committee
- Leverage expertise in overseeing
data center disaster recovery planning
procedures
- Guarantee compliance of the
business continuity products with all
regulatory, compliance, and local laws
- Play an integral role in
developing a new human resource
application interface for user contact
data
Career Accomplishments:
- Worked in collaboration with
vendors in addressing solutions based on
request for proposal (RFP)
- Created a financial budgets to
implement program initiatives and
generated forecast for future
expenditures
- Spearheaded the enforcement of a
global business continuity planning
platform through the use of myCOOP to
formulate and maintain all plans
- Orchestrated the improvement in
Data Quality which increased accuracy
and efficiency in processing
applications and financials
- Rendered oversight in
implementing a $9.5M initiative for the
employment of a Business Continuity and
Emergency Notification Systems to
provide direct support to 65,000
employees globally

Senior Disaster Recovery Architect /
Management Consultant (Livingston, NJ) -
2010–2011
- Utilized the principles and
guidelines of the business resilience in
managing the development of disaster
recovery and business continuity plans
(BC-DR) for a global enterprise
- Provided resources to the
initial modification of the recovery
infrastructure
- Facilitated the training and
education sessions for the turnover of
recovery procedures to Business As Usual
(BAU) organizations
- Created incident and crisis
management processes to monitor
incidents that affects the use of
regional data centers
- Managed the centralization of
handling and maintaining plans and
recovery scripts through development of
reference catalog
- Offered direct assistance in
establishing the change management
controls to maintain the consistency of
disaster recovery plans between primary
and alternate data centers
Career Accomplishments:
- Demonstrated adeptness in
designing an international disaster
recovery organization, responsible for
planning, executing, and maintaining
infrastructure recovery plans and test
planning procedures
- Led the implementation and
execution of the initial disaster
recovery plans through collaboration
with the BAU organizations in conducting
initial infrastructure and application
exercises which led to the validation of
scripts and procedures starting with
Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Far East

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, NEW YORK, NY
Senior Manager, Information Technology -
2008–2009
- Assumed full responsibility in
designing, implementing, and managing
the university’s business continuity and
disaster recovery program
- Worked in collaboration with
vendors in addressing solutions based on
RFP
- Identified the recovery
solutions for mid-range and mainframe
systems
- Guided the performance of cross-
functional staff, which consisted of
Business, Mainframe, UNIX, Windows, and
Network departments to obtain approval
for scoping, planning, and execution of
recovery exercises based on critical
business processes
- Carried out table top exercises
in preparation for the alternate site
recovery tests as well as determined
gaps in plans
- Partnered with the Architecture
Group in creating a roadmap of all
business applications to prepare for a
major disaster
- Guaranteed consistent compliance
with the internal and external
(Sarbanes-Oxley) disaster recovery
audits
- Displayed proficiency in
rendering project governance and
charters for long-term projects as well
as in setting priority levels for
deliverables
- Ensured accuracy in writing and
publishing Columbia University
Information Technology Crisis Management
and Pandemic Planning Guide
- Managed the in-depth backup
analysis of all platforms through close
collaboration with the technical groups
to identify RTO and RPO
- Carried out the redesign of the
Disaster Recovery Command Center in
addressing new challenges in efficient
management of various emergencies
- Administered and maintained
disaster recovery plans, with 24/265
availability
Career Accomplishments:
- Completed the development of a
recovery program based on business and
infrastructure requirements while
staying within a financial budget of $3M
- Set guidelines to successfully
implement the DC DR solutions through
compliance with the established goals
and objectives
- Served as the representative of
the Columbia University Information
Technology Department at Pandemic
Preparedness Planning Group
- Produced a new disaster recovery
framework for Columbia University,
focusing on crisis management, alternate
site recovery of the infrastructure,
telecommuting management, and command
and control centers
- Wrote effective recovery plans
based on a single application, cluster
of applications with interdependencies
and the entire data center


Education:
EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Information
Systems with Concentration in
Information Security–Candidate - NOVA
SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, FORT
LAUDERDALE, FL
Master of Science in Information
Security and Assurance - NORWICH
UNIVERSITY, NORTHFIELD, VT
Bachelor of Arts in Classic Humanities -
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTCLAIR,
NJ


Affiliations:

AFFILIATIONS

AIG Veterans Leadership Network
Marine Corps League
United War Veterans Council
Development School for Youth
Grenada/American Organization of New
Jersey
Association Contingency Planners of New
York
Disaster Recovery Institute


Skills:
Outstanding Organizational Skills |
Program Management | Leadership and
Supervision | Process Improvement
Gap Analysis | Enterprise Risk
Management | Financial Management and
Analysis
Strategic Planning and Implementation |
Problem Resolution and Decision-Making |
Time Management and Prioritization


Additional Information:

AFFILIATIONS

AIG Veterans Leadership Network
Marine Corps League
United War Veterans Council
Development School for Youth
Grenada/American Organization of New
Jersey
Association Contingency Planners of New
York
Disaster Recovery Institute

TECHNICAL ACUMEN

Hardware SUN e12K | e10k | IMB
SP2 | Z9 | pSeries | Blades | EMC Frames
Software myCOOP | MIR3 |
GuardianEdge | F5 Networks | iPlanet |
WebSphere | OnDemand | Prism
Microsoft Applications: Project, Visio,
PowerPoint, Excel, Word | BMC Patrol |
LDRPS
Networking/Internet Protocols VPN,
IIS, iPlanet, Internet Explorer, Citrix,
Remote Admin, Neoteris
Operating Systems Red Hat Linux,
AIX, Solaris, Windows XP, Windows 2003


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