Technology Business Visionary Executive

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Darryl K.

Region: South Eastern Region, NY
Profile ID: 8968

- Technology Architecture and Integration - Global IT Delivery and Project Management - Agile Development Methodology - Leading Edge Software Development - Application/System Strategy and Development - Create/Develop Project Management Office (PMO) - Budgeting and Cost Control - Staff Management and Team Building - Organization and Staff Development - Strategic Analysis & Internal Consulting

Biography

Technology and business visionary with executive and hands-on experience working with multi-billion dollar enterprises. Strong record of success in creating robust IT applications, architectures and infrastructures.  Proven ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve business needs while managing costs and risks. Led development and deployment of custom and Off The Shelf applications/systems. Provide strategic direction to senior management on technology.

  • Technology Architecture and Integration
  • Global IT Delivery and Project Management
  • Agile Development Methodology
  • Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Organization and Staff Development
  • Leading Edge Software Development
  • Application/System Strategy and Development
  • Create/Develop Project Management Office (PMO)
  • Staff  Management and Team Building
  • Strategic Analysis & Internal Consulting

 

Solid management career with strong leadership, problem solving, planning, team building and project management skills. Recruit, develop, motivate and retain diverse staff structuring them in teams that deliver results and savings. Teams are from 5 – 35 resources consisting of; Directors, Development Managers, DBA’s, Architects, Developers and Consultants. Responsible for multi-million dollar budgets (capex and opex), Vendor Management and negotiations.

My career has grown from a programmer to senior leadership roles reporting to senior business leaders within the organization.

Over the course of my career I have been able to take on many roles each with added responsibilities and have been successful in each. To enhance my background, I have always stayed on the cutting edge of technology to be able to influence and contribute to the direction of the organization, linking strategy and vision.  

I spent 10 years at Reuters developing and managing trading systems from gathering requirements through implementation.  I’ve made presentations on strategy and vision to multiple levels from peers to upper management.   I also believe that coming up through the ranks as a computer science major and beginning my career as a programmer and to rising up to a VP (at Bertelsmann) only enhanced my abilities.

I was part of the programming team at Reuters to eventually being promoted to Director.  We followed an Agile SDLC methodology and our responsibilities included gathering requirements, scoping both the hardware and software, working with the data center as well as customers to launching the product. The teams included FTE’s, consultants and offshore.  Our team consisted of 100 resources and as I was promoted, I was responsible for approximately half.  The environment was C#, JAVA, Oracle and SQL.

When I moved to Bertelsmann I was hired to be the Director responsible for New Technologies, evaluating existing technology, resources and how to move the organization forward and implement change.  I was eventually moved into a newly formed division as VP of technology reporting directly to the CEO.  Some of my responsibilities were to build a team and create an organization working with the business and customers that would create a vision and strategy together.

As I moved onto Henry Schein I was brought in to implement new strategies and bring together the IT and business divisions. I was eventually responsible for approximately 75 – 100 resources (FTE’s, Consultants and Offshore) working on multiple systems/applications.  These applications were based on .NET, JAVA, J2EE, C#, Oracle, SQL, some DB2, API’s and Web services.



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