IT / BUSINESS CONSULTANT 10+ years of success aligning IT resources to meet enterprise business goals Results-oriented senior manager with outstanding technical expertise and business acumen; adept at planning, sourcing, and driving execution of IT engagements, consistently bringing projects in on time and under budget. Articulate and confident communicator skilled at forging positive relationships at every organizational level; accomplished team leader noted for professionalism, work ethic, and sound judgment in resolving sensitive issues. Possess wide range of knowledge in multiple OS platforms and state-of-the-art network technologies. Highlights of expertise: * IT Audit Management * Project Management * Budget Administration * Lifecycle Process Development * Risk Mitigation & Management * Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance * Resource Placement * Key Client Relations * Executive Reporting PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AES CORPORATION, ARLINGTON, VA 2010 - 2011 IT Governance and Project Manager Managed the Global IT Operational Governance process including the IT demand pipeline, technology service request process, system development lifecycle (SDLC), and project management. Key Contributions: * Leveraged deep level expertise in system development lifecycle (SDLC) to perform a complete redesign of AES' SDLC process. * Developed and maintained the 22 million dollar Global Application teams budget during the 2011 budging process. The budget was dispersed across 4 countries and was comprised of 200 plus personnel. * Implemented an IT Service Request pipeline management process to facilitate the review and approval of multiple streams of requests. * Served as internal consultant and subject matter expert to project managers and project teams.
FREDDIE MAC, McLean, VA 2009 - 2010 Internal Controls Manager As Acting Director, lead and managed four-member group to mitigate IT risk for Freddie Mac's Delivery Services teams. Plan, coordinate, and oversee execution of management operational effectiveness testing for systems development and application change management lifecycles. Perform risk assessments; identify deficiencies and track audit findings to resolution, working directly with executives and staff to develop effective risk mitigation solutions. Key Contributions: * Leveraged deep level of expertise in COBIT, SDLC and SOX methodologies, and change management practices to lower risk for critical IT development areas. * Deftly managed multiple service requests and projects with competing deadlines; maintained high productivity and achieved project goals on time consistently. * Primary liaison between IT management and internal and external auditors; explained complex issues in easy-to-understand manner, communicating critical issues clearly and precisely to personnel at all company levels. DELOITTE & TOUCHE, LLP, Atlanta, GA 2005 - 2009 Enterprise Risk Management Auditor Spearheaded IT consulting engagements for enterprise clients, managing and leading teams of up to 23 through audits covering IT support, SOX attestation and readiness, and security penetration testing. Took point on all project management and client communication, and actively participated in audit processes. Prepared and presented detailed reports that ensured clients and stakeholders were continually updated on engagement status and kept in the loop at every project stage. Key Contributions: * Developed expansive network of industry contacts, and played integral role in selling multimillion-dollar projects. * Held ownership for all project budgeting, resource acquisition, scheduling, and deployment; expert management ensured projects were delivered before deadline and under budget. * Participated on national teaching team that traveled to client locations nationwide and conducted training in JD Edwards, Peoplesoft, Windows, and other IT areas. COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, Atlanta, GA 2002 - 2005 Senior Internal Auditor Identified and mitigated IT risks organization-wide as Lead Auditor; performed internal IT audits involving operating systems, change management procedures, process reviews, security assessments, and SOX readiness. Key Contributions: * Conducted evaluations of IT environments; documented process flows and weaknesses, and leveraged findings to create custom audit and testing programs. * Partnered with principals and managers to plan and execute successful audits, and communicated results directly to audit committee and senior decision-makers. ARTHUR ANDERSEN, LLP, Atlanta, GA 2000 - 2002 Senior IT Auditor Orchestrated risk assessments and IT audits of systems, processes, security, and networks for multiple clients as senior auditor with Technology Risk Consulting Group. Provided expert consulting services and effective security / risk mitigation strategies based upon best practices, meeting stringent industry standards long before creation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2002. * * * * * * * * * * * Additional experience as Network / System Engineer at Third Millennium Communications, and as Network Engineer / Consultant at Data Management Consultants
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA) IN MARKETING UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, Oxford, MS Professional Certifications & Associations * Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) * Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) * Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) * Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) * Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) * International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC2) Technical Proficiencies * Platforms: AS / 400, AIX / UNIX, Novell, Windows * Tools: DB2, JD Edwards, MS Office Suite (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), Oracle Database, SAP, SQL Server * Standards: COBIT, COSO, ITIL