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Name Robert
Phone 331-457-3067
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions IT Infrastructure Manager
National Express LLC
Warrenville, IL
(Transportation)

Senior Project Manager
Zurich North America
Schaumburg, IL
(Insurance)

ISD Project manager
United Airlines
Elk Grove Village, IL
(Transportation)

Key Accomplishments I managed the Server and Help Desk Teams along with doing PM work. The two teams accounted for 8 people. I managed the hosted managed services contract with the vendor we used for the data center.

I managed two major projects supporting an oil company's Pipelines & Logistics Group in the United States. Both projects involved managing a RFP process before selecting systems for implementation. Managed a server upgrade project for 40 locations.

Managed network infrastructure (routers and switches) upgrades at the corporate and all field locations in the US and Canada. Also managed a RFP process for selecting a strategic IP Telephony vendor. Participated in an Out-Sourcing Study.

I co-authored and managed the Open Systems Network Project to upgrade the network and workstation environment worldwide. The project budget was $93M. I was the IT Project Manager for the Indianapolis Maintenance Center Project with a $13M budget
Education / Skills MBA - University of Illinois Chicago
AB - University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
PMP Certification and ITIL Foundations Certification


Name Confidential
Phone
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions Chief Information Officer

Illinois
(International Labor Union)

Director, Technology

Illinois
(Industrial Distribution)

ERP Manager

Illinois
(Industrial Distribution)

Key Accomplishments - Successfully led and participated in two ERP implementations, once for applications and once for I/T. - Leadership for 13 remote data centers and technical infrastructures, geographically dispersed staff.

- 16 years of increasing responsibility within I/T for a Fortune 500 corporation. - Senior manager of strategy, objectives and development for process design, implementation, support and technical teams.

- I/T liaison to executive business partners. lead business and technology planning, incorporating that into an I/T strategy with measurable objectives. - Staff management in excess of 40 employees.

- Project/Program Management - Organizational Management - Goal Setting & Attainment - Team Development and Retention - Center of Excellence - Budgeting/Planning - Contract Negotiations - Performance Management - I/T Process Management
Education / Skills College graduate, BBA from University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
ITIL management certification (2003) Sun Enterprise servers, IBM RS/6000, AS/400, Databases (Oracle, Sybase, SQL Srvr)
Data Center Operations, Hardware/Software Technology, Distributed Processing (Linux, UNIX, Sun Solaris, AIX)


Name Confidential
Phone 630-777-2663
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Senior Capital Markets Sp
FDIC
Schaumburg, IL
(Financial Services)

Director
Scotia Capital
Chicago, IL
(Investment Banking)

Loan Officer
Hinsdale Bank & Trust
Hinsdale, IL
(Community Banking)

Key Accomplishments Served as asset manager at 23 financial institution closings ranging in size from $14 million to $2.8 billion. Managed the resolution of $14.6 billion in loans, securities, owned real estate, bank premises, fixtures, subsidiaries, and other assets.

Structured, underwrote, negotiated and closed 41 credit transactions totaling $2.9 billion. Negotiated and closed $375 million of credit facilities as sole lead arranger for Kansas City Southern, generating fees of $5.9.

Managed a $1 billion portfolio maximizing risk weighted return on equity and product fees while maintaining an acceptable level of credit risk and capital usage. Generated annual product fees in excess of $3 million and ROE in excess of 16.9%.

Increased total fees 49% ($350,000) within 12 months of managing McDonald’s relationship.
Education / Skills MBA from University of Illinois 1998 BS Finance University of Illinois 1992




Name James
Phone 630-728-2300
Email Click here to email me!
Salary Negotiable
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? Yes
Recent Positions Principal
The Sparks Group
Oak Park, Illinois
(Marketing strategy)

Managing Director,
Discover Card Financial Services
Riverwoods, Illinois
(Credit card strategy)

Director National Accts
Discover Card
Riverwoods, Illinois
(Credit card sales)

Key Accomplishments Created a comprehensive marketing plan for three boutique law firms including social media, traditional media, community events and public relations, generating market awareness and a 10% increase in visibility. Served as credit card industry subject matter expert for the top three international management consulting firms

Increased merchant acceptance of Discover Card from 72% to 85% within 24 month period. Managed and negotiated sales with seven portfolio companies generating $950 million. Persuaded 38 global companies to connect their international locations.

Managed national accounts that focused on increasing profitability of top 500 merchants in six industry groups. Staff of 65, six direct reports, generating $38 billion in revenue with $4.5 billion in profit annually

Engineered and implemented new client relationship management system, strengthening client relationships and increasing retention rate to 98%.
Education / Skills Master of Business Administration The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Bachelor of Science, Advertising/Marketing University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Adjunct Professor of Marketing College of Management & Business NACTE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher
Winner 2015 Illini ComeBack Alumni Winner of 2013 Chicago Startup Weekend EDU.

Name Confidential
Phone 630-730-8556
Email Click here to email me!
Salary $151K - $175K
State Illinois
Willing to Relocation? No
Recent Positions VP Global Services & Educ
Vision Solutions, Inc
Oakbrook, IL
(High Availability Softwar)

Director Consulting Servi
SPSS, Inc
Chicago, IL
(Business Intelligence)

Services Executive
IBM
New York, NY
(Key Account Mgt)

Key Accomplishments Successful merger and restructuring of 60 person international Professional Services and Education business for $110M High Availability software organization resulting in achievement of agressive P&L targets.

Consistent achievement of revenue and expense targets for professional services business for last 5 years. Successful development and rollout of packaged service offerings tailored to SMB and Enterprise customer segments resulting in YTY growth.

Successful rollout of Professional Services Automation tools resulting in consistent and efficient operations management and reporting.

Education / Skills MBA, University of New Haven
BSME, University of New Haven
Expertise in the of Professinal Services Automation systems. Extensive use of Changepoint/SofTrax software solutins.
IBM Project Managent Certification

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