A senior level IT generalist and SharePoint specialist. I have worked with a number of vertical markets in a variety of capacities. I’ve been a consultant, contractor, manager, and independent business owner. I’ve worked in e-commerce, marketing (b2b and b2c), insurance, insurance software, higher education advancement. I have acted as a project/program manager, systems architect, business analyst, and operations lead. I have driven process improvement, new systems roll outs, migrations & upgrades, and agent of change.
At the U of C, I performed strategic and tactical planning of IT resources supporting a multi-billion dollar development and alumni relations campaign. My primary project is the launch of a communication and collaboration SharePoint -based portal to span and support all development and alumni relations teams which requires working closely with constituents across disciplines.
Previously, I was the manager in the Marketing Technology team for the premier BtoB marketing and PR agency in Chicago. There I managed the marketing infrastructure operations, sat in on client pitches in the technology vertical and performed special projects for eBay and Orbitz. I completely overhauled the organizations entire IT implementation from desktop to server which involved deploying an Exchange/Active Directory system and bringing SharePoint Portal on as the company Intranet.
My experience before this is steeped in technology and communications and that is exactly where I see my career living. I consider myself a business technology professional rather than just a techie. To me business process, user centricity, and communication is where the true value is reached rather than a “technology for technology’s sake” approach.
Concentrating on how to foster collaboration and reduce any friction to it burgeoning is my daily goal. Therefore, I consider my role as being the sand in between the stones of an organization.