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Partner - Technology and Product Delivery
SoundpaysPartner - Technology and Product Delivery
Oct. 2019Toronto, Ontario, CanadaSoundpays patented technology delivers seamless, near-ultrasonic sound-based tokenized capabilities to mobile apps for e-commerce, payments, advertising, television, and radio. We are revolutionizing the way consumers shop inside malls, participate in sporting events, and consume visual advertising.
Chief Solution Builder
The B.O.S.S. GroupChief Solution Builder
Feb. 2008Toronto, Ontario, CanadaThe B.O.S.S. Group believes that big ideas drive change. We love working with clients who share our core belief – that meaningful customer engagements lead to an increase in sales and revenue. We help clients leverage their brand strengths through a unique blend of web and mobile-based social media, direct mail, loyalty programs, and user analytics focusing on the meeting point of user needs, business/marketing objectives, and technology. We build beautiful marketing technology solutions using our global technology team. We dominate the new way of managing technology engineering and solution delivery from remote, getting the very best out of teams by connecting regularly and in meaningful ways to ensure deadlines are in sight, and deliverables remain aligned across the business, the product team, the development teams, and the DevOps team. As a fractional CTO and Management Consultant, we have worked with CannaPharMedica, CompTrak, Berkeley Payment Solutions, Home Hardware, Giant Tiger, World Indie Media Marketplace, and as Chief Digital Architect for Sunwing Travel. We have built solutions for many leading brands, including Daily Market Dash, Blankit Health, Blue Diamond Resorts, Vacation Express, AMR Collection, Tim Hortons, CIBC, Green Gruff, Toronto Ford Dealers Association, Canada Dry, Mellowood Medical, and Timeplay.
CIO
Dexit Inc.CIO
Jan. 2004 - Apr. 2005Joined to help Renah Persofsky's highly creative team that had spent 3 years perfecting RFID technology for tap-to-pay in Canada and assumed responsibility for "operationalizing" the day-to-day technology capabilities, and for establishing and maintaining an effective technology and service delivery strategy. Oversaw all technology and service delivery including 3rd party vendor management, internal software and technology teams. Led outsourcing initiative to move field service and merchant support to Bell Canada. Successful $25M IPO on the TSX in June 2004. Moved the CIO role into one of guidance, influence and prescience.
Senior Vice President & Service Owner
ReutersSenior Vice President & Service Owner
Nov. 2002 - Jan. 2004New York NY and London UKServed in inaugural role of Service Owner with Anthony Canderelli, as part of Reuters Global Product Management team and overseeing delivery of digital services in Toronto, St. Louis, New York, London and Geneva. Supported products in various stages of the product lifecycle (incubator, launch, production, and shutdown) and worked closely with business owners and architectural visionaries to deliver their visualization of an operational product. Applied quality service management practices (based on ITIL and MOF) to the ongoing delivery within Reuters vast global organizations including Operations, Customer Service, Client Site Delivery, and a wide array of Hosting partners.
VP – ASP Data Center Operations
ReutersVP – ASP Data Center Operations
Aug. 1999 - Nov. 2002Valley Forge, PA and New York, NYLed specialist team that was responsible for all aspects of hosting and technology of some of the most sophisticated and secure hosting infrastructures for Reuters (formerly Reality Online) North American ASP-based Internet and IP delivered products. Led rebuilding of Reuters World Trade Center data center post 9-11 destruction.
Vice President
Prescient International IncVice President
Aug. 1998 - Aug. 1999Reporting directly to CEO, was responsible for creating a new business line for Prescient's boutique implementations of network-centric solutions for commerce and logistics including a full suite of business-to-business electronic logistics services across the Internet. "Powered by Prescient" continues today as a unique secure web-hosting and web development offering to leading financial, healthcare and commercial enterprises.
Vice President - Operations and Client Services
Bryker Data Systems / Newstar TechnologiesVice President - Operations and Client Services
Jul. 1994 - Aug. 1998Markham, ONServed as Vice President of the Operations & Technical Services group was responsible for delivery of 7 days-per-week, 24 hours-per-day data centres, network management and help desk facilities covering DEC/20, VAX, UNIX, Stratus, Novell and NT technologies. Led technology managers responsible for 35 clients, 100 employees, $10M in revenues and an annual operating budget of $9M. As member of executive team, helped lead integration through RTO with Newstar Technologies including 12 month austerity program to reduce 22.5% of all operating costs and return combined company to profitability
Service Owner - The Electronic Post Office
Government of OntarioService Owner - The Electronic Post Office
Jan. 1990 - Jul. 1994Led the technology team that introduced the Internet to the Ontario government and established the government node (gov.on.ca) on the Canadian University backbone. Defined and delivered Canada's first Electronic Post Office; a centrally managed electronic mail gateway interchange, an innovative centralized technology for seamlessly interchanging electronic mail, documents and spreadsheets. EPO allowed Bob Rae to be the first Premier who could send-and-receive email from inside and outside of the OPS, by tying together more than 100 disparate electronic mail systems across more than 20 ministries (and broader OPS) and a total of 27,500 electronic mail users.
Senior Developer
Bell Canada, IIS Technologies - A Bell Canada CompanySenior Developer
Oct. 1981 - Jan. 1990Began my career by joining Bell Canada in 1981 and rose quickly to become a member of the team that led transformation of internal software developed by Bell Canada for introduction into the public marketplace. Served as product technology service manager travelling throughout North America, installing and configuring Bell’s IBM/PROFS add-on software offering.
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