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Experienced IT Program/Project Manager

Chicago, IL, USA

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  • Experienced in managing dispersed resoucres
  • 10+ years of PM experience working on both global and domestic projects.
  • Consistently recognized by peers for flawless project execution.

Skills (38)

MS SharePoint

Excel

Portfolio Management

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

FORECASTING

Business Analysis

WORD

DOCUMENTATION

SATISFACTION

Microsoft SharePoint

MENTORING

MS EXCEL

STEERING

OPERATIONS

REMEDIATION

AUDIT

EXCHANGE

Vendor Management

PROJECT MANAGER

GOVERNANCE

MS WORD

MICROSOFT WORD

Change Management

PROJECT PLAN

BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT

MS PROJECT

TRADING

BUDGET

FORECASTS

ONBOARDING

BUDGETING

SharePoint

CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ARCHITECTURE

Marketing

Procurement

RETAIL

Professional Experience

Consultant, Corporate Applications IT
A TIAA Company

2017-10 - 2019-06

Lead cross-functional global project aimed at implementing and automating ongoing sanctions screening for multiple in-house applications. Produced project timeline, budget estimates, IT resourcing forecasts, project plan and tracking methodology. Developed project governance strategy. Created communication plans and status reports to keep Senior Management continually informed of project progress. Managed IT resources by leading weekly team meetings to facilitate communication and keep project on track. Enforced timeline adherence in order to meet audit guidelines. Lead Stakeholder decision forums on critical topics in order to provide thorough understanding and consistent communication across multiple business lines. Analyzed risks to project progress and developed solutions to mitigate those risks. Managed issue and dependency escalation and remediation.

Consultant, Enterprise Partner Services
The Northern Trust

2017-05 - 2017-08

Developed system implementation plan for a marketing operations program. Created project budget, status reporting, and program governance plans. Managed of project team resources. Established program communication and risk remediation plan and coordinated Vendor workshops to promote business understanding of critical system features. Aligned business analysis and processes across the program; and ensured conformance of project standards. Created a document repository to promote management of project risks, issue escalation, cross-departmental dependencies and action items.

Consultant, U.S. Project Management Office
BMO Harris Bank

2016-06 - 2017-04

Project lead for the development and oversight of a loan modification program. Facilitated internal and external vendor communication related to business analysis, development and testing. Responsible for managing project and program inter-dependencies and related risks and issues with both US and Canadian project stream teams. Managed resource onboarding, financial forecasting, project timelines, project audit oversight, vendor contract negotiations and reviews, and senior level status reporting including.

Consultant, Business Development/Project Management Office
ABN Amro Clearing Chicago

2014-09 - 2016-06

Responsible for gathering requirements and managing operational change requests and large strategic firm-wide initiatives. Closely aligned with C-level management to initiate, implement and improve project methodologies in local and global offices; and provide mentoring to project team members. Engaged with senior managers to support and prioritize project needs, negotiate trade-off decisions, and navigate project dependencies. Successful project implementations include new exchange offerings, internal client portal replacement, and a trade processing system rewrite resulting in an 85% reduction in the technology backlog, reduced trade break resolutions, improved product offerings and regulatory compliancy.

Consultant, Operations and Technology
The Northern Trust

2013-03 - 2014-08

Program Manager for large European regulatory Fund directive. Responsible for program planning, resourcing, and budgeting oversight of 38 projects across 4 work streams. Alignment of strategic IT projects with business objectives and other firm-wide initiatives. Established program, communication, change management, procurement and status reporting plans for IT and Executive Steering Committees. Ensured project adherence of SDLC documentation across program for auditing and compliance purposes.

Consultant, Project Management Office
Trading Technologies

2012-01 - 2013-01

Responsible for the management and delivery of server-side projects related to exchange gateways. Coordinated multiple interdependent projects in various stages of their life cycle and prioritized analyst, development and testing resources across departments to ensure cross-functional resource contention was mitigated and program objectives were achieved. Implemented project management methodologies, ideas for process standardization, and drove initiatives for business process improvement for planning and execution within the organization.

Consultant
Corporate Project Office

2010-09 - 2011-10

Strategic Implementation
Strategic Implementation Project Manager of a multi-asset trading platform (MATP). Ensured tactical projects aligned with strategic business, IT, and financial initiatives. Utilized Agile methodology and BPM processes to direct progress of business, legal, finance, compliance, architecture, and infrastructure and development teams. Managed and reviewed vendor relationships relative to overall project plan, budget, timelines and scope.


Career Note
Additional tenure held in full-time positions at:

Sr. Project Manager
Newedge Group

2008-11 - 2010-09

Director of Operations
141 Capital, Inc

2008-01 - 2008-07

Sr. Business Analyst, Vice President
Bank of America

1999-06 - 2007-11

Trading Desk Manager and Retail FX Dealer
LFG Futures

1997-09 - 1999-05

Head Trader/Trading Manager, Trading Operations
QST, Inc

1996-06 - 1997-08

Trader & Vice President of Trading Operations
U.S. Equity Management

1993-08 - 1996-05

Academic Background

B.Sc.
Northwestern University

2021-09 - 2021-09

Certifications

Greenbelt Certified
Certified Scrum Master

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