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Michael Ginzberg

Principal Consultant

#Strategy Development #International Partnerships #Governance #Higher Ed Management
Highlights:
  • 30+ years experience in senior leadership positions in Higher Ed
  • Extensive consulting experience in technology management and board experience with not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and privately held corporations
  • Developer/sponsor of innovative, interdisciplinary, market-driven programs
  • Leader of successful strategic visioning processes at multiple business and engineering schools
Experience

An educator, consultant, and advisor with 30+ years experience in senior leadership positions in the business schools of major research universities, focused on developing and executing effective strategies suited to the organization's unique situation. Extensive consulting experience in technology management and board experience with not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, and privately held corporations.

Elmore Alexander

Principal Consultant

#Strategic Planning #Executive Coaching #Conflict Management #Higher Ed Management
Highlights:
  • 30+ years of Higher Ed executive management experience
  • Author of over 70 publications on management and organizational strategy
  • Served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Colleges of Business Administration and the Northeast Business Deans’ Association
  • Currently serves on the Board of Governors, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Switzerland
Experience

An experienced executive in higher education with 30+ years experience as a dean and department chair. Specializes in working with executive and management teams in the development of strategic plans, the improvement of group effectiveness, the management of conflict, and career effectiveness.

Nuno Couto

Principal Consultant

#Higher Ed IT Project Management #Strategy #Process Improvement #Business Analysis
Highlights:
  • 10+ years of Higher Ed project management experience
  • Delivered multi-million dollar projects
  • Broad understanding of various cutting-edge technologies
  • Years of experience as a developer, technical lead, database designer, and systems analyst
  • Previously worked at Harvard, Accenture, Boston College, and Boston Scientific
Experience

Currently managing multiple IT infrastructure projects at Boston College, Nuno was previously 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 more.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1342
Highlights:
  • 7+ years of experience developing, migrating and maintaining J2EE applications for JBoss/Wildfly.
  • Red Hat Senior Middleware Upgrade Engineer including Certified Training Courses required to become part of a Red Hat Partner Ready Level Company.
  • Led two major upgrades with US companies in the past 2.5 years. Applications were completely upgraded with cutting edge technologies as JEE 7 and WildFly modern servers.
  • Oversaw the migration of multiple large full stack J2EE applications developed for the Red Hat JBoss 4.2.2 server to the latest WildFly version.
specialties :
  • Java, J2EE, J2SE, JBoss/WildFly/WebLogic
  • Oracle 9/10/11
  • Spring
  • SOAP/REST
  • Python
Experience

An unusually qualified full-stack Senior Software Engineer with +7 years of experience developing, migrating and maintaining J2EE applications for the JBoss/Wildfly Application Server.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1346
Highlights:
  • 6+ years of experience in analysis, effort estimations, design, prototyping, development and maintaining of J2EE applications.
  • 2+ years of experience as Principal Java Architect leading multiple teams working for a top telecom company.
  • 2+ years leading an internal Architecture Team and Research & Development Team.
  • 1+ years of experience in JBoss to modern WildFly upgrades, including designing and developing automated migration tools for legacy to modern Java Architecture.
specialties :
  • Java, J2EE, J2SE, JBoss/WildFly/WebLogic
  • Oracle 9/10/11
  • Spring
  • Hibernate
Experience

6+ years of experience developing and maintaining critical business systems. Extensive experience working with the Java programming language as a developer and architect of enterprise applications for servers such as Weblogic and JBoss EAP / Wildfly.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1349
Highlights:
  • 6+ years of experience developing and maintaining web applications in Java Enterprise Edition for medium to large sized companies running mostly on JBoss.
  • Experienced in adapting and migrating Java EE projects from Weblogic to JBoss 5, as well as upgrading from JBoss 4 / 5 to JBoss 7 / Wildfly. Configured projects to run on both servers with configuration variables managed by different Maven profiles.
  • Experience with JBoss also includes slipstreaming by creating new profiles to leave out modules that were not required for specific projects / clients.
  • Able to code, configure, and set up a complete project to work on a JBoss instance. Familiar with the newer configuration structure adopted from JBoss 7 onwards.
specialties :
  • JBoss EAP (JBoss 4 / 5 / 7 and Wildfly 10)
  • Oracle WebLogic
  • Spring
  • Hibernate
Experience

Software developer with 8+ years of experience in web development, primarily with Java. Worked as a part of a variety of teams and projects performing requirement analysis, coding, end user support and Dev Ops. Experienced in installing, configuring and migrating among different versions of JBoss EAP (JBoss 4 / 5 / 7 and Wildfly 10) and Oracle WebLogic middleware.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1313
Highlights:
  • Project Management
  • Enterprise System Upgrades & New Implementations
  • Business Analysis
  • Organizational Change Management
specialties :
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Project Management Governance Standards
  • End-User Adoption & Training
  • Web Content Management Systems
Experience

Customer-centric project manager and project management educator with more than 12 years of experience in enterprise systems integrations with responsibilities ranging from consulting, planning, and managing deployments to writing technical and functional requirements, testing customizations, delivering end-user training, and organizational change management plans. Experience applied to diverse vertical markets, including healthcare, banking, energy, military, education, and communications.

Business Analyst

Consultant
Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1314
Highlights:
  • Project Management - Design, Scope, Execution
  • Strategic Planning - Feasibility reports, transaction structures
  • Business Analysis - Business process management
  • Financial Analysis - Forecasting models, regression analysis, macros
specialties :
  • IT project management
  • Project Financing
  • Risk Analysis
  • Process improvement
  • Data Analysis and visualization
Experience

Consultant has significant experience in Business analysis and project management. Consultant has been providing proactive operational oversight to all aspects of the integrated project plan, including recognizing project needs and initiating them properly through cross-training among team members. chair project team meetings and issue high quality agendas and meeting minutes in a timely fashion. Formulating business strategy and analyzing business processes to achieve increased value. Consultant has experience creating feasibility reports for new businesses and pipelined projects. Consultant has experience of of working with the government sector in preparing forecasts on analysis. Experience with data collection and analysis. Consultant has a MBA in finance and extensive experience in preparing price structures, financial forecasts and analysis.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1303
Highlights:
  • Conceptualizes & delivers solutions
  • Builds & delivers strong cross-functional teams
  • Finds solutions to stubborn IT issues
  • Has rapport with user community
  • Strong project leadership
specialties :
  • IT Strategy
  • IT Operations
  • IT Budgeting
  • IT Solution Selection and Implementation
  • Vendor Negotiations
Experience

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.

Project Manager

Consultant
Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1321
Highlights:
  • MBA level education in project management and business analyst certification
  • Decisive, energetic, focused team leader with experience in leading high-performing operational team
  • Articulate communicator who fluently speaks the language of business lines, vendors and technology
  • Successful mentor in areas of ITIL, IT governance, risk management, and IT staff development
  • High degree of organizational skills with the ability to develop detailed documents
specialties :
  • Waterfall
  • Agile
  • V-Mode
  • Microsoft Office
  • MS Visio, MS SharePoint, MS Project
Experience

The consultant has over 17 years' experience in Program and Project Management, with responsibilities including: project planning, interacting with business client, budgeting, managing human resources, reporting and achieving customer goals, with a strong Waterfall, Agile, V-Mode and Iterative project methodologies background. The consultant is a results driven, decisive, energetic and articulate leader, with extensive knowledge of business systems, regulations, and processes.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1300
Highlights:
  • Project & Program Management
  • Enterprise Level Experience
  • Research Admin., Finance, BI
  • Degrees In IT(BS) & Business(MBA)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member
specialties :
  • Process Improvement
  • Agile Software Dev
  • IT Governance
  • Vendor Solutions
Experience

The consultant's work experience in higher education began as an adjunct faculty member at three institutions, teaching twenty sections of eight different courses in Technology, Management, and Business over nine academic years. During this time, the consultant also held the position of Director of Program Management of the College Division of the book publisher Houghton Mifflin Company where they oversaw the development of digital products for higher ed., including online course content (Black Board, WebCT) as well as interactive PDFs, websites, and disc based content. The consultant later went on to work at Harvard University as a senior project manager and business process consultant, working on university wide initiatives in the area's research administration (Effort Reporting, IRB, COI), finance (escheatment, endowment management), and Business Intelligence.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1337
Highlights:
  • Extensive technology experience that began as a programmer/analyst and led to senior management roles in higher-education technology.
  • History of building partnerships across campus to identify requirements, improve operational effectiveness, implement leading-edge technology solutions and effectively manage change.
  • Collaboration with faculty to enhance the teaching and learning experience through the incorporation of mobile technology and digital pedagogies leading to the designation as an Apple Distinguished School.
  • Champion and project leader for learning space design and installation in newly constructed dorm, campus-wide wireless network installation, and the promotion, distribution and utilization of mobile technology.
  • Expertise balancing technology leadership with day-to-day financial and administrative functions, such as hiring and mentoring staff, vendor contract negotiation, managing budgets, and providing project leadership.
specialties :
  • Technology Strategy & Execution
  • Administrative & Academic Infrastructures & Applications
  • Digital Pedagogy & Mobile Initiatives
  • Rich, Engaging Faculty Development
  • Compassionate Change Management
Experience

Creative technology leader with extensive experience leading improvement and innovation for higher-education institutions. Demonstrated ability to create and implement leading-edge solutions for academics and administration—with an unyielding focus on improving the learning experience for students, supporting and empowering faculty and staff, and streamlining business operations.

Passionate about cultivating relationships with internal and external stakeholders and building teams of dedicated professionals who work together to deliver state-of-the-art, cost-efficient results that align with the institutional vision and long-range goals.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1311
Highlights:
  • Key Contributor to Creation of Leading LMS Product
  • Pioneer in Teaching/Learning Technology
  • Recipient of Multiple Technology Grants
  • Doctorate in Educational Media and Technology
  • Assistant Professor
specialties :
  • Learning Strategy and Planning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Enterprise Level Training Solutions
  • Instructional Design
  • Conversion of Legacy Products into Digital Courses
Experience

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.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1312
Highlights:
  • 15+ Learning Management System Migration Projects
  • Higher Ed Experience
  • 20+ Years in IT
  • Strong Soft Skills
specialties :
  • Data Migration
  • Systems Analysis
  • Database Queries
  • Quality Assurance
  • Technical Documentation
Experience

Consultant has significant experience in migrations from legacy Learning Management Systems. Past clients include continuing professional and medical education providers (with and without eCommerce), as well as higher ed. Technical skills include systems research, analysis and design, development and testing, integration and administration, conversion and support, and technical project documentation. Soft skills include relationship-building with people of differing backgrounds and levels of technical expertise, as well as networking with staff of other universities to share experiences.

Business Analyst

Consultant
Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1318
Highlights:
  • Experience in IT projects within higher ed, including student systems and student services
  • Understanding of day-to-day operations of universities
  • Experience in business requirement documentation and report writing
  • Strong aptitude for developing positive relationships with all project stakeholders
specialties :
  • VBA in Excel, Tableau, Hadoop
  • Microsoft Project, Basecamp
  • Office 360, Google Apps, Ubuntu
  • Fluent in English and Vietnamese
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.

Project Assistant

Consultant
Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1319
Highlights:
  • Exceptional Organizational Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Experience with End Users
  • Experience with Stakeholders
specialties :
  • Project Coordination
  • Project Communications
  • Documentation
  • Project Management Collaboration Tools
Experience

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.

Business Analyst

Consultant
Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1322
Highlights:
  • 6+ years of experience
  • Knowledge of full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies, frame works and processes
  • Strong understanding of Data Modeling in Data Warehouse environment
  • Experience using proprietary methodologies such as Agile and RUP (Rational Unified Process)
specialties :
  • Business Modeling: Microsoft Visio, Lucid Chart, I
  • Version Tools: Clear Case, Share point, Clarity
  • Database: Oracle 10g, SQL Server 2008,MS SQL Serve
  • Functional Testing Tools: Quick Test Pro, Win Runn
  • CRM Tools: SIEBEL, JIRA
Experience

Consultant is a highly experienced business IT professional with over six years of experience in commitment to excellence and implementation of the best practices enterprise wide. The consultant has extensive experience as a business analyst with knowledge to the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies, frame works, and processes, and a strong understanding of Data Modeling in Data Warehouse environments such as Star Schema and Snow Flake Schema. The consultant also has a solid understanding of Six Sigma techniques, as well as much more.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1340
Highlights:
  • Rigorous data analysis and quantitative justification for business decisions
  • ROI and TCO analysis to affect an organization's long terms growth and bottom line
  • Creative solutions that inspire and change organizations
  • Cutting edge practices based on leading trends in business and management
specialties :
  • Revenue growth and profitability analysis
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Valuation of strategic assets for M&A activity
  • Cost cutting and contract negotiations
Experience

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.

Project Manager

Contract
Date Available:
N/A
Consultant ID:
# 1325
Highlights:
  • 7 years of experience in software product support, operations, and project management
  • Skilled in software development lifecycle implementations and multiple functional areas
  • Proven ability to effectively manage large projects across a broad spectrum of teams and services
  • Always willing and eager to “roll up sleeves” and work alongside the team
specialties :
  • Atlassian JIRA
  • Confluence
  • Microsoft Project Plan
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • SSRS
Experience

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.

Date Available:
Immediately
Consultant ID:
# 1339
Highlights:
  • Successfully applied academic & corporate executive experiences to creation of higher ed programs.
  • Energized and strengthened educational institutions & enterprises.
  • Designed, developed, & directed innovative adult educational programs (traditional, hybrid & online).
  • Transformed key performance & quality indicators into increased learner satisfaction and engagement.
  • Built sustainable experiential learning experiences thru gamification, serious games & simulations.
specialties :
  • Game-based Learning, Gamification & Game Thinking
  • Design, Systems & Innovative Thinking
  • Serious Games, Simulations, Immersive Learning
  • Research & Application of Virtual Reality
  • Problem-based, Project-based, Competency-based Edu
Experience

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."

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