Education * Bachelor of Arts, DeVry Institute of Technology, EET Graduate

Relevant Professional Experience

Pearson VUE
Global Release Manager (November 2006–present)
Responsible for release planning and management all production software to its partners and test centers globally.

  • Managing software releases to our global environment and test centers

  • Process engineering and implementation

  • Project Management of new start up clients.

  • Mapping requirements to global release schedules

  • Multi site release management

  • Leading and managing the business Change Control Board

  • Conducting and Analyzing Defect Reviews

  • Implementation and management of lessons learned strategies

  • CMMI auditing.

Overall liaison between development, QA, Configuration Management and internal/external stakeholders.

Pearson Educational Measurement

Product Implementation Manager (January 2005–November 2006)

Responsible for implementation and deployment of web-based services, including the eMeasurement Service online testing system, Schoolhouse exam material registration, and other system entities. Responsibilities include:

  • Acquisition and management of system configuration requirements

  • System training and technical consultation

  • Deployment management and operational support

  • Process design and management

International Program Manager (November 2003–January 2005)

Reporting to both the NCS Limited UK and the US PEM organization for ePEN. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for electronic Performance Evaluation Network (ePEN) program in the UK and Australia

  • Represent UK requirements and business needs

  • Prepare and execute alignment strategies between the US and UK/Australia organizations

  • Budget and cost control

  • Participation in requirements analysis, FS design, costs estimates, tracking and control,      invoicing

  • Implementation of the support strategy for the UK and Australia

  • Managing scoring projects, involving the Performance Scoring Center scoring of UK     examination responses

  • Support of planning and implementation strategies for ePEN in the UK and Australia environments

  • Participation in Change Control Board meetings

  • Internationalization consultant to support ePEN's new proposed architecture to be a global product.

Pearson Assessments and Testing

Project Manager / Business Analyst (March 2001–November 2003)

Reporting to the Program Director, manage the deployment of new technology projects into the UK educational market.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for electronic Performance Evaluation Network (ePEN) program in the UK

  • Implementation of ePEN, an image based, online technology for the use of marking national assessments from Key Stages to Higher Education

  • Development and implementation of the same technologies for our Australian subsidiary

  • Manage client assessment and testing projects using PRINCE II. Clients include the Qualification Curriculum Authority (QCA), Edexcel, French Ministry of Education, Assessments and Qualification Alliance (AQA), London Qualifications

  • Manage software development and integration projects and personnel

  • Strategic analyses of client requirements

  • Implementation of internationalization strategies for the UK division

  • Created and maintain the Project Management Program, which brings all departmental project managers into a centralized forum for discussion, lessons learned, interdepartmental communication, and development

SDL International
Senior Project Manager (April 1999–March 2001)

Assist the Program Manager in driving the Project Management team, train new Project Managers, and complete day-to-day tasks as assigned by the Program Manager. Support the sales force with initial client contact, pre-project analyses, proposal preparation through to estimate signoff. Manage Localization and Internationalization Projects from project pre sales and throughout the project lifecycle.

Oversee localization and internationalization projects from initial client contact through to project delivery.

Carpediem Group
IT Director (November 1996–December 1998)

Reporting directly to the CEO and board of directors, roles included: Creation, construction, administration and maintenance of the corporate global technologies; designing and implementing the corporate wide area network to include 14 offices and two 5 star resorts; linguistic consultation for the company; managing the MIS department to provide the day-to-day maintenance and support of the central headquarters and local offices; training the corporate staff and sales representatives in the use of the applications and systems that my team and I would design, develop and implement.

Internet Village Network

Webmaster and Graphics Manager (February 1996–November 1996)

Served as network and web administrator using Microsoft NT with IIS and Linux; designed and localized graphics and web site solutions.

Continuing Education

  • 2007 - CMMI - v1.2

  • 2005 - BEA WebPortal

  • 2004 - MS Project Advanced

  • 2002 - Requirements Management with Use Cases – Rational

  • 2002 - Fundamentals of Rational Requisite Pro - Rational

  • 2001 - PRINCE II - Foundation Certified (Project Management Methodology)

  • 2001 - CMM (Capability Maturity Model) Level 2

  • 2001 - OO Design and Analysis using UML

  • 1996 - Concept Project/Program Management

  • 1990 - Samsung Corporation - Certified Telecommunications Technician

Languages

English, Italian, Spanish

Technical Knowledge
I am very experienced in multiple levels of technology bases with a wide variety of desktop tools, server technology and architectures, databases and firewalls, graphics and editing programs, etc.

Quickly able to learn customized business applications to fulfill my job brief.

References
References, both personally and professionally are available upon request.

Entertainment and Production Experience
Drummer, percussionist, song writer, producer, engineer.

-Drummer and Percussionist having worked with various artists, both US and International in touring, session and album level capacity.

-Drum/Guitar/keyboard technician working with national and international artist in tour and studio capacity. Acoustic and electronic drum production, midi and audio reinforcement design and support.  Guitar rebuild, maintenance and production support. Backline design assembly and support. Keyboard technician.

-Audio engineer with experience in live, studio and monitor engineer from club to arena level.

-Stage and Production Management.

-Production design, training and consultation.

-Song writer and producer. Currently working on the Rhythm Priest project.

-Production Assistant - Film and Commercial.

-Voiceover engineer


Misc. Experience and Hobbies

-Website Design

-Computer - Build, consult and support personal computer communities to small company networks.

-Chef - Have worked in various restaurants as line Chef in 3, 4 and 5 star environments.

-Catering

  • Personal and event level

  • Small private dining events prepared at your home.

  • Large events from weddings to large parties, etc

-Event Planning

-Woodworker and carpentry - Overall handyman.

-Ordained Minister - Weddings and other spiritual events.

     

 

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