Cross Industry Expertise
- Reviewed the state of a business'
IT infrastructure before acquistion. Post purchase,
mapped out the core systems, business
processes and identified key staff training needs. Created
report mapping out the potential improvements and their
Acquisition and IT integration
- During the acquisition of a large out of state BioTech in
2002 led the computer infrastructure group at a large
BioTech firm. Computer infrastructures were successfully
merged on Day One of the acquision.
Business and IT Change Management
- Implemented a Business and IT change management program
for the Commercial Function of a large BioTech. Resulted
in a significant reduction of outages to less than one per
quarter and enabled the IT department to support a
five-fold expansion of sales and marketing function without a budget
- Prepared first company wide IT architecture strategic
plan for a large BioTech company. The plan allowed IT
senior management to prioritize projects and support
five-fold increase in company's size.
- Implemented a Project Management Web Portal capability at a Fortune 500 corporation to
provide access to Product Program metrics, status tracking
and shared calendar. As a result Project Managers were
able to more effectively communicate and share information
with their leadership, peer groups and sub teams.
- Created approach to management development
of a multi-billion dollar, multi-country implemented deep
space mission to Saturn. Enable NASA/JPL to understand at
all times the risks to the development schedule. An
article describing the process was published
"An Innovative Distributed Project Control Approach: A Case
Study Of The Cassini Management Information System (CMIS)"
by Michael W. Hughes and Reed E. Wilcox, Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, California Institute of Technology,
Engineering Management Journal Vol 8, No 1, March
1996. Download article