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Les B

Information Technology Executive - 20 Years of Experience - Near 35226

Occupation:

Chief Technology Officer

Location:

Birmingham, AL

Education Level:

Master

Will Relocate:

YES

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Trusted Technology, Security and Project Management thought leader. Strong manager with superior interpersonal and communication skills, that can clearly communicate at all levels of an organization. Delivers superior performance through visionary leadership and measurable results. Decisive leader that develops productive relationships with colleagues and clients. Key contributor in adverse situations.

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COMPANY POSITION HELD DATES WORKED

(Confidential) Senior Technology Manager 1/2015 - Present
Verizon Executive Project Manager Pmo / Senior Network Architect Network Administrator 1/1993 - 1/2015
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Highlights:

Multiple certifications including the PMP, ITIL, TOGAF as well as a published author on database technologies. sought after public speaker on leadership in the technology space.

Companies I like:

Healthcare Technologies, IBM, Oracle, Intel, Forestry

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• Senior leadership position responsible for management and leadership of the company’s Technology Team reporting directly to the CFO. • Developed and maintained the company’s cybersecurity program, performed Risk Management and ensured the program’s compliance with SEC guidance for financial advisors. • Formed cross functional team to create a Strategic Technology Plan that aligned business requirements to technology solutions. One key deliverable of this project was a 5-year Technology Roadmap from which IT budgets and investment decisions were made. • Implemented a highly successful company-wide Project Management Methodology by which all projects are scoped, budgeted, managed and communicated. • Architected a Cloud Migration Plan, moving the company from a hardware-based Cap-Ex model to a cloud-based Op-Ex model with improved performance and more flexible scalability with positive ROI. • Successfully migrated to the Microsoft Office 365 platform, including Exchange email to the Azure Cloud computing platform. • Managed Global Integration project that integrated 6 international divisions onto a single, standardized computing platform. The ROI for this was cash flow positive within the first year through increased property management fees and improved operational efficiencies. • Reduced technology budget, year-over-year, while still delivering successful project results and superior service levels. • Developed IT staff to increase their skillsets through professional certification program and career pathing. • Successfully implemented a global Service Desk patch management and ticketing system providing efficient problem resolution, prioritization, collaboration, tracking and reporting metrics.
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