Senior Director of Technology
Information Technology executive and certified Project Management Professional with a history of managing complex, enterprise-level technology initiatives to improve efficiency, productivity, and drive business growth. Adept at leading and developing cross-functional teams capable of achieving goals and objectives set before them. Recognized for implementing tools and processes that enable business growth and development.
Mar 2022 | Present
Responsible for management of a portfolio of programs supporting three major strategic divisional initiatives coordinating work across multiple teams. Includes managing large volume of stakeholders, including C-suite.
Sr. Program Manager (Contract Position through Apex Systems)
July 2021 | Present
Responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of the organization’s cross-functional, highly complex programs and projects. Ensure the design, development, and delivery of the portfolio / program / project operating model as a Center of Excellence (COE) within the organization.
Director of the Project Management Office
January 2019 | January 2021
Established and led IT Operations Community of Practice for 150+ project managers, managing remote staff across several time zones and ensuring effectiveness by standardizing processes, methodology, and tools. Developed and deployed advanced project management training.
Director of Project Management Center of Excellence
July 2016 | January 2019
Director of Operations and Portfolio Management for PMO
Directed the PMO intake process for all application hosting requests for infrastructure, and governed holistic reporting on the Infrastructure Projects Portfolio, designing and developing portfolio value metrics, methodologies, artifacts, and monthly status reporting.
January 2014 | June 2016
PMO Director (Contract Position Through Rose International)
Orchestrated the establishment of the PMO program and directed operations, including methodology and artifacts development, business case development, metrics development, integrated change management, risk management, status reporting, benefits realization validation, and portfolio management.
July 2013 | December 2013
Vice President, PMO Director
Oversaw project initiation, execution, monitoring, controlling, and close-out processes for a portfolio of 80+ projects encompassing IT, product development/deployment, construction, compliance, operational, lending, wealth management, and vendor management. Directed project risk management, integrated change control, communication management, budget tracking, and stakeholder engagement. Served as chair on the Project Management Prioritization Committee, and developed capital budgets for executive management.
August 2008 | June 2013
Vice President, Project Research and Development Manager
Governed a portfolio of IT, real estate, and construction projects, dramatically improving on-time and on- budget delivery by 50%. Led the expansion planning team.
Completed implementation of a new standardized portfolio dashboard reporting tool three months ahead of schedule, achieving 75% adoption of new tool and improving data-driven reporting and decision making.
Increased utilization of AIX environment from 16% to 50% while slashing annual capital expenditures by $25M by implementing new process for approval of computing capacity capital purchase which encouraged business units to utilize unused capacity and avoid unnecessary purchases.
Spearheaded the creation of an enterprise-level PMO to provide governance of large/complex projects and key strategic initiatives, ultimately resulting in an increase of on-time and on-budget delivery from <5% to 42% within six months.
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Ken Atkinson, Sr. Director, Kaiser Permanente
Brian is the consummate PMO professional and an exemplary character, with outstanding domain knowledge, people skills and leadership capabilities. He drove the maturation of our Center of Excellence implementing standard tools, prioritization models and a Community of Practice. Brian has a gift of being able to balance pragmatic user centric design, with the need for executive level insights and process consistency. He is also highly accountable and delivered consistently despite dealing with extensive and significant personnel challenges, the cumulative likes of which I have never seen before. I highly recommend Brian as a calm, stable, results driven leader for any company seeking to enhance their portfolio governance and execution practice.
Q & A
Why did you choose your profession?
I truly enjoy the variety of work I see while performing and governing project management, it keeps me excited to come to work every day.
Who are your main influences?
My father was my role model. He taught me my values, work ethic, and the importance of respecting other’s time.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Marrying the woman of my dreams, raising three children that give back to society, and building a professional career to be proud of.
What tools do you use?
Professionally I am proficient with the Microsoft suite of products, SharePoint, Confluence, GSuite, Tenrox, KeyedIn, Jira, Clarity PPM, Power BI, Tableau, and Adobe Creative Suite.
What are you working on right now?
As a lifelong learner I am currently working on my Disciplined Agile Scrum Master certification.
What are your long term goals?
Find a position where I can use my experience and knowledge to positively impact the PM maturity level of the organization to increase operational efficiency and revenue.