Education & Work

SUMMARY

An ambitious, self-starter with excellent follow-through on all projects with a rare combination of technical know-how and business savvy.  Adept at the organization and management of multiple responsibilities and motivating staff to produce superior outcomes.  Results-oriented; working effectively on an independent basis as well as part of a team.  A true leader with strong presentation and communication skills.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)  In Progress
General Information Technology
School of Business and Technology
Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Master of Business Administration (MBA) February 2011
Information Technology Management
School of Business and Technology
Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Master of Science (MS)  December 2006
General Information Technology
School of Technology
Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bachelor of Science (BS) May 2001
Computer Information Systems
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colorado

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Software Developer – Business Intelligence
Capella Education Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
April 2010 – Present

  • Lead Developer on multi-year Enterprise Data Warehouse initiative
  • Responsible for Developing, deploying, configuring, and maintaining ETL packages
  • Developed comprehensive data warehouse & reporting technical support framework
  • Enhanced SQL Server database performance and ETL timing
  • Participate in and contribute to the implementation of best industry practices for Microsoft BI tools and technology
  • Lead SQL Server architecture and capacity planning activities
  • Work with IT and business users to resolve support and technical questions
  • Change management and migration of changes from environment to environment
  • Contribute to best practices for managing the SQL Server data warehouse environment
  • Monitor the Microsoft SQL Server data warehouse environment for resource utilization and act on incidents in conjunction with established service level agreements
  • Provide leadership to other BI developers on operational and technical issues
  • Provide guidelines for establishing data warehouse security model
  • Provide guidance on leveraging off-shore opportunities for ongoing support and development activities within Business Intelligence

Supervisor – Business Intelligence
Capella Education Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
August 2008 – April 2010

  • Responsible for training, mentoring, and supervising all Business Intelligence developers
  • Established Business Intelligence road map to guide future and ongoing development efforts
  • Participated in Annual Operating Plan planning sessions
  • Managed team budget
  • Interviewed and hired permanent staff and temporary contract resources
  • Maintained and supported  multiple existing BI applications
  • Designed, built, and deployed custom data warehouse applications
  • Provided work effort, project timeline, and budget estimation
  • Technical Lead on all Business Intelligence projects

Supervisor – Central Technical Systems
Capella Education Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
November 2006 – August 2008

  • Responsible for training, mentoring, and supervising associate developers
  • Interviewed and hired entire team from the ground up
  • Worked closely with multiple IT groups to coordinate and consolidate the PeopleSoft maintenance and upgrade process enterprise wide
  • Communicated maintenance and support needs to development teams and assisted in priority setting
  • Provided work effort, project timeline, and budget estimation
  • Primary project manager for multiple projects
  • Designed and implemented framework for the consistent delivery of PeopleSoft maintenance projects
  • Co-Leader of the IT Developers Advisory Group

Sr. Systems Developer – Corporate Systems
Capella Education Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
September 2005 – November 2006

  • Designed and developed conversion process for moving from legacy human resource system to PeopleSoft HCM 8.9
  • Assisted in the implementation of Capella’s PeopleSoft Finance 8.9
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose production issues and bugs in both HCM and Finance
  • Implemented multiple Maintenance Packs in both Finance and HCM using PeopleSoft Change Assistant
  • Custom PeopleSoft application development
  • Developed multiple PeopleSoft customization

Sr. Software Engineer/Data Warehouse Admin – Business Intelligence
Capella Education Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota 
September 2002 – September 2005

  • Actively involved in every aspect of an enterprise wide data warehouse initiative.
  • Primary application administrator for DataStage, MetaStage, ER/Studio.
  • Installation and implementation of Ascential’s Version Control.
  • Documented processes to assist other developers in the creation and integration of DataStage projects and jobs within the framework of Capella’s data warehouse star schema structure.
  • Creation of custom Brio report and data models

Data Analyst/Business Objects Admin – IT
Liberty Enterprises, Roseville, Minnesota 
July 2001 – September 2002

  • Developed and maintained various company-wide reports.
  • Business Objects administrator and Universe developer.
  • Data Warehouse specialist.

Report Analyst/Technical Support – Active.com
Active Network, Westminster, Colorado 
July 2000 –  March 2001

  • Developed an internet-based transaction tracking system using HTML, Perl, and SQL on a Linux/Apache platform.
  • Assisted in the conversion of the entire application database platform from MySQL to Oracle running on Sun Solaris.
  • Set up Web Trends Enterprise Reporting Server.
  • Developed, maintained, and updated various data and financial reports using Excel, Access, and Crystal Reports.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Fire Fighter/Emergency Medical Technician
City of Woodbury Public Safety, Woodbury, Minnesota
August 2002 – Present

Treasurer/Board Member
Woodbury Firefighters Benefit Association, Woodbury, Minnesota
June 2009 – Present

Cubmaster
Cub Scout Pack 559, Woodbury, Minnesota
September 2007  – Present

Team Manager – Squirt-C Royal
Woodbury Area Hockey Club, Woodbury, Minnesota
September 2011  – Present

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