Curriculum Vitae / Resume

17 years of experience in Digital Transformation. Thought leadership for disruptive and innovative change with experience in world impacting enterprises with multi-domain hands-on-architecture experience. Multi-discipline architecture roles at various companies, from smaller web startups and advertising agencies to Fortune 100 global enterprises.

Utilization of TOGAF, SEI, ITIL and in-house architecture methodologies to successfully transform and uplift business capabilities on over 200 projects and programs, including emerging and disruptive technology with lead architect roles on programs exceeding $1B IT budget.

Value in strategically improving IT and business by utilizing pragmatic architectural practices, technology capabilities, process improvement, and disruptive trends
 

Strategic ownership and implementation of:

  • ForTune 100 IT portfolios.

  • SaaS and Cloud Native Digital Transformation

  • Platform as a Service implementation and methodologies (PaaS)

  • Microservice Architecture Practices

  • Enterprise Video Streaming and Conferencing

  • Company Wide IT Governance

  • Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, and 3D mobile scanning

 
 
First foray in a long time into an asset heavy company, a culture shock indeed!

First foray in a long time into an asset heavy company, a culture shock indeed!

Evolutionary logical sub-system road-map for digital transformation, example (details withheld due to IP)

Evolutionary logical sub-system road-map for digital transformation, example (details withheld due to IP)

 

Chief Architect

Waste Management

July 2016 – September 2017

Windsor, CT

 

Principal and Chief Architect for Waste Management's National Accounts business unit, Strategic Business Solutions, servicing national clients such as Target and Home Depot with ~$1 Billion in annual revenue. Service areas include construction waste, recycling, diversion, logistics, and more.

  • Management of architecture team to solution/deliver projects and programs beneficial to the business.
  • Architecture governance, guidance, and road-mapping for a complex brokerage and logistics ecosystem with over 100 dependent systems.

Notable catalysts of architecture improvement include:

  • Digital Transformation: Strategic architecture and 5-year modernization of all National Account systems and platforms covering the breadth of the business lifecycle; sales (CRM), pricing (CPQ), contracts and SLAs (CLM), field service management (FSM), and billing/invoicing.
  • Burning Platform: full strategic upgrade of the primary revenue data systems to maintain business growth and demand; while also securing a foundation for cloud expansion.
  • Architecture Repository: Creation of a full system architecture repository, road maps, interface catalog, and technical debt catalog in an environment devoid of any architecture or technical documentation.
  • Total Business Unit Re-platforming Roadmap: Road-mapping the strategic future of all capability areas while collaborating with process improvement to tie process improvement areas directly to proposed estimated strategic programs and projects.
  • Innovation Opportunities Analysis: Analysis, conceptual architecture, and proof of concepts for uses of AI, machine learning, or visual cognitive services to automate manual processes at WM.
 
A great company filled with good people; but a bit slow due to the size.

A great company filled with good people; but a bit slow due to the size.

Sr. Enterprise Solution Architect with alignment to Business/Commercial Insurance, providing enterprise technology strategy, insight, and guidance for 26+ Travelers business units covering $18~ billion in annual revenue.

OAI-sys (Operations, Architect and Infrastructure Systems) Enterprise Solution Architect accountable for emerging technology strategy on Travelers largest IT program ever executed.

  • Executing and authoring various enterprise technology strategies such as PaaS (Platform as a Service), Cloud Application Architecture, Video Streaming & Conferencing, API Management and Voice across all lines of business.
  • Domain Team Lead for API Management and API Marketplace teams; exploring and experimenting with various technologies to extend services throughout the enterprise and externally.
  • Chair of Cloud Application Readiness Architecture Working Group and Domain Team. Responsible for evangelizing the architecture and use of on-premise Pivotal Cloud Foundry and various tooling across the enterprise of over 2000+ applications.
  • Leading and assisting in Proof of Technologies (POCs) such as Virtual Reality (GearVR/Oculus Rift/Unity), 3D Scanning (Intel Realsense/Google Project Tango), and Augmented Reality.
  • Participation and facilitation of various LOB (Line of Business) architecture peer reviews utilizing SEI ATAM process at request from Enterprise CIO.
  • Review and govern requested application platform and tooling requests across the enterprise through product reviews.
 
An interesting time in the wild explosive growth of healthcare.

An interesting time in the wild explosive growth of healthcare.

 

Architecture Governance and Compliance for multi-segment $100 billion/yr revenue enterprise environment averaging over 1500+ program or project reviews per year with minimum budgets of $1M and annual IT spend of $2B+.

  • Architecture council and review for enterprise capital committee on programs ranging in scope of 10M to 150M in individual budget.
  • Creation and maturation of Architecture Governance and Compliance for 55+ AGILE teams in enterprise.
  • Execute and innovate the Architecture Technical Review Process (ATRP) by leading and conducting program, project and application reviews in alignment to TOGAF 9 Architecture Governance & Architecture Compliance framework best practices.
  • Collaborate with business and technology stakeholders in preparing for enterprise architecture reviews.
  • Document architecture review decisions and maintain repository of governance decisions, project and application review findings.
  • Partner and collaborate with UHC architects in application, data, technology, security and other disciplines to resolve architectural dispensations.
  • Assist in maturing the Enterprise Architecture capability by developing architecture process, tools and templates and integrating with UHC’s SDLC.
  • Mentor and coach peers on enterprise architecture best practices to drive to a mature enterprise architecture capability.
 

Enterprise Architect

Nationwide Insurance

Jan 2012 – Oct 2013

Columbus, OH

 

Enterprise Architect responsible for Nationwide Insurance (Exclusive Channel) and Allied (Independent Channel):

  • Producer Onboarding
  • Contract Management
  • Incentive Systems
  • Producer/Agent Info.
  • Agency Information
  • Agent Contracts
  • Agent Licensing & Appointments
  • Agent Onboarding
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Agent Policy Transfers. 


Responsible and accountable for the system architecture, technical risk/debt/currency, architecture roadmaps strategy.

Application of various ADM (Architect Development Methodology) concepts to develop and maintain architecture repository, principles, guidelines and vision.

Completion of the Enterprise Architect Value Project, accurately cataloging over 200 IS Services and other TOGAF metamodel data into the enterprise architecture repository.

Member of the highest rated Gallup engagement score team in the Nationwide Enterprise IT area.

Over 100+ work requests and projects completed, successful and notable projects include:

  • Enterprise Data Virtualization using Denodo
  • Enterprise Contract Management using Emptoris
  • Centralized Licensing using RegEd
  • Exclusive & Independent Agent Contracts
  • Social Networking Data
  • Producer Information Master Data Management


Engagement with dozens of various business units and leaders across the enterprise. Contract negotiation and vendor relation engagements.

Lead Architect

Nationwide Bank

Jun 2010 – Oct 2011

Columbus, OH

 

Overview: Lead Project Architect for Nationwide Bank. Unique vendor-centric IT model.

Primary Responsibilities:
Defines the project-level architecture including the design of the technical architecture consisting of application, infrastructure and data architecture. Provides technical leadership throughout the project in areas of data, application and infrastructure architecture.

Activity Responsibilities:
Safeguards the design integrity of the system and ensure that application designs adhere to architectural and product standards defined by ARB and TSB (Architecture Boards). Ensures the successful completion of TQA (Technical Quality Assurance) for the project. Provides technical guidance and resolves questions for all aspects of the architecture, taking an end-to-end view. Coordinates design of interfaces between subsystems and with external systems. Often performed by System Architect responsible for the particular Solution Area impacted by Project deliverables. Accountable for data conversion strategy, plan and requirements. Resolves architectural conflicts across project to ensure consistency and alignment with project and corporate standards. 

Projects:

  • Prescreen of One (Winner, 2013 CEO Award)
  • Mobile Banking App
  • Multi Channel Alert Engine
  • SAS Bank Modeling and Analytics
  • IVR Upgrade
  • Custom Card Imaging
  • Identity Authentication
  • Historical Data Analytics
  • Zoot Data Analytics
  • Remote Deposit Capture
  • CEO Phase 1 : Enhancements
  • CEO Phase 2 : External Loan & Transfers
  • CEO Phase 3 : Contextual Help
  • CEO Phase 4 : MortgageBot Implementation
  • CEO Phase 5 : ORCC Conversion
  • Tealeaf Implementation
  • Overall File Movement Modeling
  • Secured Messaging Platform


Utilization of ESDm (Enterprise Software Development Methodology) project methodology to complete various deliverable such as: Conceptual Architecture, System Context, Logical Model, Physical Model, Data Elements Diagram, Component Model, Subsystem Diagram, Diagram Comparisons, Architectural Roadmaps.