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B RIAN S JOQUIST S UMMARY Cell 952-297-6160 Seeking executive role where my 15+ years of IT and leadership experience will add value. Skilled at defining and delivering IT solutions to business problems. P ROFILE Strong IT background includes application development, e-commerce, enterprise architecture, financial systems, disaster recovery, and multi-platform integration. Proven leadership skills in strategic planning, project and program management; built and led teams of up to 200 personnel, with budgets to $20 million. Saved $3.5 million and more than doubled customer satisfaction by delivering IT strategies and solutions as Director of IT (2011-2012). Led $20-million data delivery program and team of 200; saved 25% in labor costs and directed multiple key projects Director of IT (2006-2011). E XPERIENCE Management Consultant, IT: ESCO Inc, Plymouth, MN (2013- Present) Working directly with the CEO, tasked to developed strategic IT roadmap and vision for the organization. Developed business strategic roadmap to support capital projects for business restructure and new business lines. Designed and executed Data Mart strategy. Director, Information Technology: Summit Orthopedics, Woodbury, MN (2011-2012). Recruited by CEO to upgrade IT organization and technologies to support next level of “Brian is one of the best growth and to solve looming health-care challenges. Managed team of 13. people I have had the Produced $3.5 million in savings by developing strategy and plan to move pleasure of working with. resources to cloud-based infrastructure to support EHR implementation. Designed He is a good identifier of end-user workflows and training strategy. talent and great at More than doubled customer satisfaction, from 35% to 85% in 6 months, by mentoring his employees. He holds leading upgrade of technical infrastructure to support faster delivery. himself and those around Deployed new public website, upgraded intranet, implemented support-desk him to high standards tracking, funded and installed biometric single sign-on technology. that helps them achieve their goals. I would be Director, Information Technology:United Heath Group, Minnetonka, MN (2006-2011). very happy to have Brian on any team I was part Challenged by CIO to lead strategic planning and development of $20-million data delivery application for this $100-billion company. Hired and managed team of 200. of." Managed data-delivery program management (project and cost management), including 14 corporate systems application teams. On time and on budget delivery. Mark Huss Director, Clinical Saved 25% in labor costs by creating first off-shore software development and Architecture testing team in company history. UnitedHealth Group Reduced testing time 15% and improved data quality by implementing new quality control processes. Led development of business case to migrate processes to enterprise data warehouse. "Brian did an outstanding Developed web services to support consumer portals accessing health records. job of guiding the team through any extremely Global Information Technology Director: HB Fuller, St. Paul, MN (2002-2005). tough project. His Charged with restructuring global technology architecture to increase efficiency and reduce costs for $1.1-billion company. Led team of 75 professionals. guidance and leadership were invaluable.” Saved $12 million in Global IT costs (from $43 million to $31 million) in 3 years. Increased electronic transactions for purchasing from 5% to 65% by directing global Chris Empson implementation of eStores. Director of IT Reduced financial reporting time 75% and improved profit picture for UnitedHealth Group shareholders by delivering data marts to forecast material demands and model price increases. E XPERIENCE - CONTINUED Completed global rollout of ERP system to Latin America and Australia, which replaced two ERP systems. Also developed business case for CRM application. Drove project management changes that resulted in delivering projects on time and within 5% of projected costs. Produced $5 million in first-year savings by leading deployment and adoption of www.linkedin.com/in/ Lean Six Sigma program. briansjoquist Global IT Director: Donaldson Company, Bloomington, MN (2000-2002). Recruited by CIO to help develop technology systems and architecture to support growth, while providing new profit centers for $1.4 billion firm. Managed up to 80 professionals. Enabled $40 million in online sales and $480 million from EDI (creating 40% faster product delivery) by developing and rolling out global e-commerce strategy and plan. Reduced phone orders 80% by building and deploying online Filter Store. Directed and managed Oracle 11i upgrade of ERP system; delivered project within 8% of planned budget. Allowed team to support Oracle 11i upgrade with 50% less labor expense by leveraging labor effectively. Eliminated potential cost overruns by negotiating fixed-bid contracts and support services at reduced rates with professional service providers and Oracle. Director, Information Technology Architecture: United Heath Group, Minnetonka, MN (1998-2000). Recruited by CIO to help build IT management group. Managed team of 20. Saved $1.5 million by leading project to develop call center architecture that provided expanded service offerings to meet expected growth, at significantly lower cost. Reduced testing time 50% and recurring errors 85% by defining need and business case for automated testing tool. Cut development time 30% by implementing new project management methodology. Manager/AVP - Application Development: LifeUSA Holding, Inc., Minneapolis, MN (1993-1998). Managed 100-person IT department with $15 million in budgets. Saved 35% and reduced project delivery time 25% by developing best practices team that implemented new methodology and requirements gathering. Served as strategic planner and leader of $2-million data conversion program that allowed for data consolidation and reduced costs. Project Manager: American Express Financial Advisors, Minneapolis, MN (1986- 1993). Developed software applications to support sales. Managed project teams of 15. Devised and promoted sales-force automation solution that resulted in 30% improvement in lead conversion, 100% improvement in lead tracking, and 20% increase in sales. Recognized with American Express Chairman’s Award. Saved $4.5 million by consolidating client activity reports for sales organization. Education/Certification University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - BA: Political Science (1982). ITIL Certification, Lean Six Sigma Sponsor, IBM Project Management Certification Cell: 952.297.6160 firstname.lastname@example.org Technology/Technical Skills Java, J2EE, Oracle Apps, Cloud, Managed Services, Content Management, WebSphere, UDB, DB2, Oracle DB, IBM, UNIX, Cisco VoIP, EDI, SOA, BOA, Multi-tiered Architectures, WPF, Silverlight, .NET, Citrix, Allscripts, EMR, EHR, Compellent, NEC, Zeacom, PACS, GE Centricity, CRM, Unified Communications, HIPPA
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