Successful results-driven experience in IT program/project management, focusing on collaborating with multiple businesses and IT work streams to define detailed business process requirements into workable enterprise software solutions for retail, finance, pharmaceutical, and inventory processes. A successful proven track record in leading cross-functional international teams of project resources while managing expectations and delivering projects of greater than $10M within stakeholder expectations. Provided an in-depth knowledge of SDLC using Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies (Scrum Master (SMC)), MS IT Management/Project Management (AMU)), and a talent for developing business requirements delivering workable technology solutions. A firm believer in sharing knowledge, asking and answering questions, volunteering information, that we short-change ourselves and our society when we don’t. We can only gain by working together to understand better because by understanding, by gaining knowledge, we are better equipped to provide a workable solution. Moreover, that knowledge goes to waste when not shared.

• Able to execute multiple large and complex validated projects with budgets ranging from $100K to $10 million with strong earned value management experience, eCommerce, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
• Specialize in leading multiple project teams in defining and developing enterprise business requirements into completed applications using traditional waterfall or scrum methodologies through the SDLC process.
• Project Management (20 years) –

Scrum Master Certification (SMC) December 9, 2015
MS IT Management – Project Management – American Military University 6/2020

• Master of Science, Information Technology – American Military University, June 1, 2020
o Masters Thesis – “Artificial Intelligence and Earned Value in Project Management”
• Bachelor of Science, Political Science – Northern Illinois University
• Publications –
o Contributing Author: Information Technology as a Facilitator of Social Processes in Project Management and Collaborative Work – International Journal of Responsible Management Education (IJRME 2018); “Does an Open Source Development Environment Facilitate Conventional Project Management Approaches and Collaborative Work? P.99”

Project Management Skills:

• Waterfall Methodology: Initiating, scope definition, planning including business, functional and technical requirements, budgeting, scheduling, risk management, execution, monitoring & controlling, validating, and closing projects of various sizes and complexities
• Agile/Scrum Methodologies: help develop the project vision, epic stories, product backlog list, and define the meaning of done. Assist in planning releases, estimating user stories and tasks, managing the sprint backlog, implementing stories, running reviews, and retrospectives meetings, which lead to workable software release.
• Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
• Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, Search Engine application development in eCommerce
• Training/Leading teams in project management to ensure meeting of company strategic goals
• Develop and define the high-level scope, estimating budgets meeting company strategic goals, and deliver solutions to meet complex business process requirements
• Collaborating with multiple businesses and IT workstreams ensuring synchronization of teams
• UX design, Wireframes design, and development
• Adept at communicating detailed project status to all stakeholders

Technical Skills:

• Certifications: Scrum Master SMC(88936), Masters Certificate Project Management
• Software: MS Project Server/MS Project 2010, Jira, PlanWell, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Word, Visio
• Server: Microsoft Enterprise Server 2003, Red Hat, Linux, Limelight CMS, Day Communiqué CMS
• Programming/Network: SharePoint 2010, ASP.Net, Vb.Net, Visual Studio, SQL Server 2000/2005
• Contributing Author – Information Technology as a Facilitator of Social Processes in Project
Management and Collaborative Work


• American Military University: Masters IT Management; conferred 6/2020; Thesis topic: Artificial Intelligence and Earned Value in Project Management
• American Military University: Masters Certificate in Project Management; September 2016
• ScrumMaster Certified (SMC; 88936) 2015
• Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL – BS Degree 1982

Professional Experience:

  1. Bradford Hammacher Group
    • Project Manager III
    • 9/2018 – to date
  2. TekSystems – Senior IT Project Manager
    • Allstate Insurance
    • 1/2018 – 9/2018
  3. RCG Global Services: Senior IT Project Manager
    • AbbVie, Inc.
    • 10/2016 – 1/2018
    • Walgreens, Inc.
    • 09/2014 – 7/2015
    • AbbVie, Inc.
    • 10/2013 – 5/2014
    • Uline, Inc.
      • 8/2013 – 10/2013
    • Abbott Nutrition – Lake Forest, IL
    • 10/2012 – 2/2013
  4. Network Time Foundation – NTF
    • Program Manager
    • 07/2015 – 9/2016
  5. Vance Publishing Corp. – Lincolnshire, IL
    • Senior IT Program/Project Manager
    • 3/2012 – 8/2012
  6. Yellowbird Marketing Solutions, Inc – Grayslake, IL
    • Owner/President
    • 2009 – 2014
  7. Zebra Technologies, Inc. – Vernon Hills, IL
    • WebMaster/IT Project Manager
    • 2006 – 2009
  8. Computer Sciences Corporation – Great Lakes, IL
    • IT Project Manager/SR Programmer Analyst
    • 1999 – 2006