Profile | Core Competencies
| Past Projects
Experience | Education | Skills
highly accomplished and seasoned Information Technology manager with over 10
years experience in corporate and consulting roles. Additional management
experience in other industries. Proven successes in bringing corporate
goals to fruition. Specific experience in managing all aspects of production
| Client Needs Assessment
| Data / Report Analysis
|| Project Management
|| Software Support
| Effective Verbal/Written
|| Staff / End User
| Hardware Support
|| Staff Supervision
| Help Desk Support
|| System Installation
/ Upgrades / Conversion
| Operations Support
|| Systems Analysis
|| Systems Performance
| Problem Identification/Resolution
|| Vendor Management
| Process /Procedure
|| Web Site Administration
| Blue Cross / Blue
Shield (NY) - Claims Payment System
|| IBM - Employee Sales
/ Payment System
| CBS - Sales Reporting
|| IBM - Sales Registration
and Fulfillment System
| CIGNA - Infrastructure
|| ITT - Patent Tracking
| CIGNA - Claims Workflow
|| Jones Hosplex - Diagnosis
| CIGNA - Claims Imaging
|| Lever Brothers -
Sales Reporting System
| CIGNA - Website Development
|| Orion Capital - Earned
| City Of New York
- Permit Tracking System
|| Orion Capital - Year
2000 Library Preparation System
| IBM - Accounts Payable
|| Panasonic - Inventory
| IBM - Call Center
|| Peter Paul - General
2006 to Present
Key Tech, Hartford, CT
Consultant to CIGNA Corporation
June, 2006 to November,
Senior Technical Consultant for the CIGNA Tools Development & Support. Redesigned
the CIGNA Project Solutions website, the home for Project Management assistance
and the MS Office Suite.
November, 2005 to April, 2006
Senior Technical Consultant for the CIGNA Training department. Developed learning
maps for all the Information Technology roles within the corporation. Helped
develop role behavior and learning opportunities for all level of IT personnel.
The learning maps will be used to load the Learning Management System. Used
MS Access, MS Excel.
November, 2001 to April,
Senior Technical Lead for the newly developed Image Rendering and Claim Workflow
Application. Determined infrastructure and manpower requirements. Supervised the
production support team. Managed the transition of production support to off-shore
resources. Managed the outsourcing vendor relationship. Developed a Marketing
Tool. Developed a department web page. Project Manager for several ad hoc projects.
Used UDB, MS Access, MySQL, PHP, PHPNuke, Apache, Websphere, WSAD, HTML, Flash,
JSP, W2000 and AIX.
Howard Systems, Farmington, CT
Consultant to CIGNA Corporation
August, 2000 to November, 2001
Senior Technical Consultant for the startup of a new eCommerce department. Advisor
on infrastructure and manpower requirements. Developed a modeling tool for planning
staffing requirements that was used across the division. Developed a time tracking
tool for department use. Developed a department web page. Project Manager for several ad hoc
projects. Provided on-call production support for several eCommerce applications.
Used UDB, MS SQLServer, MS Access, Visual Age for Java, Visual Basic, HTML, ASP,
IIS, and Windows NT.
Consultant to CIGNA Corporation
May, 2000 to August, 2000
Project Manager for Application Production Readiness. Established infrastructure
for applications from development through installation. Planned hardware, software,
and networking requirements in a multi-platform environment. Insured adherence
to security guidelines.
Ibase Consulting, Farmington, CT
Consultant to Computer Associates Inc.
September, 1999 to February, 2000
Developed DB2 tools used to perform DBA functions on Platinum Technology's Data
Repository. These tools will allow end user to define tables and views of data
without knowing the underlying DBA tasks. Using PLI1, DB2, SQL, ISPF, TSO, Clist,
Consultant to Aetna Insurance Company
March, 1999 to September, 1999
Evaluated Aetna desktop software for Y2K compliance. Particularly vendor supplied
software packages and off-the-shelf purchased products. Recommended course of
action for retirement and replacement. Surveyed both Windows95 and Windows NT
platforms. Used Access97, Excel, Word.
Command Systems, Farmington, CT
Consultant to Kaiser-Permanente HMO Network
March, 1997 to February, 1999
Designed, coded and implemented MIS ad-hoc reporting systems for membership, and
claims information systems. Maintained a monthly MIS membership reporting system.
Designed and loaded tables in Sybase, Oracle, Access and Approach. Used Rexx,
RapidSql, SQL-Plus, PL/SQL, Excel, PowerBuilder, InfoMaker, and Lotus123 under
Windows95, on a Novell Network.
Consultant to Orion Capital
March, 1997 to May, 1997
Designed, coded, tested and installed Year 2000 (Y2K) Library Extract System using
REXX, Panvalet, TSO, ISPF and JCL/Utilities. Identified the Source Code, Procedures
and JCL that needed Y2K evaluation, for the Orion Corporate and CT Specialty Groups.
This was as a second shift job while at Kaiser-Permanente.
Consultant to Connecticut Specialty Insurance Group of Orion Capital
March, 1996 to March, 1997
Designed, coded, tested and installed a mainframe to client/server database extract
system for earned premium reporting. Designed and loaded SQLServer tables with
mainframe extracted data. Also developed other extracts for inforce premium and
claims information. Used COBOL, REXX, TSO, ISPF, VSAM, WindowsNT, SQLServer, Lotus
123, OS/2 Warp 4.0, Novell Netware. Some Powerbuilder Development.
Computer Task Group, Hartford, CT
Consultant to Metra Health Ins.
September, 1.995 to January, 1996
Wrote file conversion programs. Used COBOL, CICS, TSO, ISPF, Endeavor, Panvalet
on IBM Mainframes.
Software Vendor Operations, Atlanta, GA
July, 1993 to July 1995
Project Manager for lS Support of approximately 100 people. Supervised programmers
and clerical personnel. LAN, DBA, and Lotus Notes Administrator. Installed and
maintained PC Hardware and Software. Designed, coded, tested and implemented the
Cooperative Software Registration and Software Remarketing Order Fulfillment Systems.
Developed a Lotus Notes Sales Opportunity Registration System in conjunction with
Lotus Development Corporation. Personally supported six production systems running
on mainframe and client/server systems. Used VM and OS/2 operating systems. Languages
and software packages used included Rexx, SQL/DS, DB2/2, VisProRexx, QMF, Lotusl23,
Lotus Notes, Lotus FreeLance, TCP/IP, Neatwind, LANServer.
Soutbury, Danbury, Hamden, and Milford, CT and Tarrytown, Harrison, NY
November, 1984 to July, 1993
Various Programming assignments. Used PL/l, IMS, SQL/DS, QMF on VM based Mainframe
systems. Other assignments included developing, coding and implementing a distributed
Lotus123 VM Capacity Planning tool for the PC. Did Performance testing of a major
Various Consulting Firms, New York, NY
September, 1977 to November, 1984
A wide range of programming assignments as a consultant to a variety of industries.
CBS, Sterling Drug, Phillip Morris, Blue Cross/Blue Shield GNY, Lever Brothers,
ITT, and Panasonic were a few. Programmed in BAL, PL/l, COBOL, CICS, CLIST, RPG.
Used IMS, SQL/DS, and TOTAL databases.
Trucking, Restaurant and US Army Management Experience, U.S.; RVN
Manager, Company Commander
IBM, Armonk, NY; Atlanta, GA; Dallas TX;
Various project and financial management courses.
Pace University, Mt. Pleasant,
Various business management courses and PC courses.
Computer Processing Institute East Hartford, CT
Certificate - Intensive nine month curriculum covering RPG, COBOL, PL/1, BAL,
JCL, MVS and Systems Design.
Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY
B.A. - Majored in Political Science