7602 118th Way North • Champlin, MN 55316
612-799-3469 • Mark@VitalSkill.com
Program and Project Management Executive
An inclusive leader and manager with successful complex project management experience with budgets up to $50,000,000
A confident communicator with a gift for tact, diplomacy, and humor used to turn around projects at NASA, USSOCOM, Blue Cross, IKON and others
A gifted author and clear-thinker with writing credits for the project management, governance, taxonomy and architecture sections of two Microsoft Press books.
2005-pres.VitalSkill LLC, Minneapolis, MN
A training and consulting organization providing project, program and technical training and mentoring particularly for Microsoft SharePoint projects and the resulting organizational change.
Owner / Project Management Facilitator and Mentor, 2005-pres.
Developed collaborative technology governance, planning and management model used by the organizations listed below.
Mentored C-level and mid-level governance teams on project initiation, governance and strategic planning for enterprise SharePoint, Google and Oracle implementations. In this role I developed effective strategies for re-aligning projects with corporate goals and establishing effective consensus between stakeholders at a wide variety of organizations. I led highly successful engagements at NASA, Educational Testing Service, US Special Operations Command, Blue Cross, Naval Special Warfare Command, IKON Professional Services, Colliers International, ProPak, Johnstech, American Express Financial Advisors, EcoLab, Montag & Caldwell, San Diego Gas and Electric, Nevada County California, The State of California and others.
Highly rated author and communicator with successful speaking engagements at SharePoint Best Practices conferences, Microsoft conferences, users groups, webcasts, private engagements, and author credits for the project management, architecture, governance and taxonomy planning sections of Microsoft Press SharePoint 2007 Best Practices and SharePoint 2007 Administrators Companion books.
Led, trained and managed diverse teams as interim technology leadership as Acting Vice President for Barracuda Tools (Product Management), a software development company, and Acting Director of Academic Computing at Northwestern College and Radio.
2002-2005Express Scripts, Inc., Bloomington, MN
A Fortune 200 pharmacy benefits provider including call center, mail order fulfillment, research, and insurance claim adjudication services.
IS Director of Physical Architecture, Project Management, and Business Process Improvement
Created Project Management Office, processes, reports, deliverables, and staffing model that standardized and reduced project management costs across the enterprise.
Conceived, funded, architected, staffed and deployed an EMC SAN-based storage plan resulting in a reduction of $8 Million in annual run rate with a 55% blended performance improvement for all supported servers.
Designed and implemented Asynchronous Data Replication Strategy resulting in $10 Million in annual run rate reduction for disaster recovery services.