Consultant is a strategic and creative leader of high performing technology teams that align with institutional goals to facilitate great teaching, compelling learning, cutting-edge research, and effective pursuit of University business. Consultant is passionate about enabling faculty, students, and staff to pursue discovery and social good through innovative use of emerging technologies. He is expert at service planning, assessment, redesign, and ongoing improvement; thoughtful and broad stakeholder engagement; reflective, caring staff development; and analytical, data-informed leadership. Consultant is a proven leadership coach, facilitator, and instructor who encourages his teams to demonstrate leadership at every level of the organization.
Currently, the consultant is managing multiple IT infrastructure projects at Boston College. Previously, he was a Consultant/Project Manager at Harvard University for a multi-million dollar implementation for Research Administration. He has managed projects involving strategy, application development, vendor product implementations, data warehousing, business intelligence, eLearning, infrastructure, ERP, identity management, cloud technologies and much more. He has done this within Higher Ed, corporate, consulting, and small business environments, including Harvard, Accenture, Boston College, Boston Scientific, and Optimal Partners Consulting.
Consultant has a Master’s degree in Computer Science, a very strong technical background, and over 25 years of higher ed experience. They worked progressively as a programmer, analyst, systems and networks administrator, database manager, team and project leader, IT director, and a CTO. Project orientated, they have been credited for conceptualizing and delivering elegant, yet practical solutions, building and overseeing strong cross-functional teams focused on delivery, fostering cooperation, building consensus. Always mindful of budget limitations they negotiate well and use their exceptional analytical skills, technical knowledge, and creative judgment to develop and deliver viable technical solutions.
This consultant has over 15 years of experience working as a freelance Graphic, Web and multimedia expert for top global brands in the Education, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, NGO, Broadcasting and Film Production industries. Problem-solving oriented, they help clients developing effective communication solutions for online and offline branding, promotion and advertising activities.
This consultant has 5+ years of experience at a Redhat partner focused on Wildfly and JBoss application architecture, upgrades, and related Java code migrations including upgrades to Wildfly 10 and JBoss EAP 7. They are one of very few in the world with this level of experience.
Consultant has worked on IT and non-IT projects at two universities for the past year, leading to a broad understanding of the daily operations within Higher Ed. They have worked on a wide range of projects, with duties including training of faculty and academic advisors, interviewing stakeholders, gathering business requirements, data analysis, research and general project management. In addition to their technical skills, they also have an aptitude for forming positive relationships, getting along with everyone.
Consultant has extensive background, experience, knowledge and education in eLearning. They have developed mission critical enterprise-level training solutions using open-source, proprietary and serious game-based learning technologies supporting more than a 1000 courses and very large user bases. They have developed frameworks and eLearning strategies that enhanced organizational knowledge and learning with improved performance and cost-reductions for Fortune 500 companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, high-technology industries as well as institutions of higher education. Also, they have directed course management products for an eLearning start-up company that became a market leader. They have held a number of leadership, individual contributor, educator and CEO positions within agile environments. They are extremely passionate about the innovative and creative uses of learning technologies.
Consultant is versatile in providing overall project support and able to step in as needed in the areas of: quality assurance, analysis, research, training and documentation. Strong organization and planning skills, and an interest in process flow and software systems, served consultant well as a logistics analyst, business systems analyst and project coordinator in corporate and higher education environments.
Consultant is an energetic and passionate leader, technologist, and consultant with over 10 years of strategic planning, tactical centered implementation, and management consulting experience. They utilize proven qualitative and analytical skills driven by business objectives and up to date technology. They have spearheaded the movement towards rapid evolution and sustainable growth using rigorous profitability, ROI, and TCO analysis for organizations of all sizes. Working with exciting startups in digital advertising or large Fortune 500 companies keeps them traveling all over the world. Consultant graduated from Cornell University with a Masters in Financial Systems and Strategic Management and holds their Bachelors in Pre-Medical Studies.
They serve as a lecturer in New York University's School of Professional Studies Entrepreneurship and Management classes. Driven by a passion to make a difference they teach courses in Mergers and Acquisitions, Talent Acquisition, and Strategy.
Multi-talented, cross-functional with 7 years progressive experience in software product support, operations, project management and training within complex technology infrastructures. Skilled in software development lifecycle implementations (Requirement, Design and Analysis, Development, Testing, Deployment and Support phase) and multiple functional areas including: Agile, Higher Ed, systems support, project planning, delivery, resource management and service improvements. Proven ability to effectively manage large projects, across a broad spectrum of geographically dispersed teams and services, continuously creating value. Understanding the business and technical requirements and experience to make immediate collaborative contributions to improve systems and processes. Always had a willingness and preference to “roll up sleeves” and work alongside the team.
The Consultant strives to make learning fun through a unique experiential approach: Funification.
The consultant's passion has no bounds for crafting performance-based, corporate LTD (Learning, Training, and Development) experiences, along with research, teaching, and learning in higher education. The Consultant aspires to be the educator who facilitates an epiphany moment for learners whom they have the honor and privilege to coach and mentor.
As an Edupreneur, the Consultant is intensely devoted to User Experience Design of Game-Based Learning (GBL). The Consultant has architected, designed, developed, and delivered a wide range of educational modules and programs in executive, professional, experiential, online, and project/problem-based venues. The Consultant has applied serious games (both innovative physical artifacts, and online simulations) within courses to stimulate ENGAGEMENT, INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, RETENTION, and PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS.
The Consultant has never subscribed to the "sage on the stage" paradigm in higher education or LTD. The Consultant has have demonstrated success in the delivery of facilitated educational experiences, working as the "guide on the side."