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Independent Consultant, Self-employedSeptember 2019 - Present

Projects
• PierX, joint venture with Red Hook Container Terminal (RHCT) to design and develop traffic management system to drastically reduce truck turn times, automate gate ticketing, and manage equipment interchange; Pilot slated for Q2 2020 with plans to commercialize offerings

• Truckerr, Designed and delivered prototype of mobile app for drayage truck drivers to track, verify and prove actual terminal turn times, including entry and exit gate waiting times; conducted stakeholder interviews and UX research across mid-sized drayage trucking organization, including management
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IBMJanuary 2019 - September 2019

Food & Beverage (F&B) industry leaders and their suppliers
- Launched Trusted Partner Program (TPP) to engage external partners and monetize IFT APIs and grow ecosystem
- Lead complex deal negotiations with strategic partners to integrate Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) solutions and enhance existing capabilities
- Develop and communicate priorities for Strategic Partnerships by collaborating with various functions and building consensus
- Work closely with offering management, marketing, engineering and legal in order to craft trusted partner toolset and platform to support successful partnerships and ultimately client success
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IBMMarch 2017 - December 2018

Strategic planning lead for IBM Blockchain Financial Solutions; managed all market research and analysis to support sales and strategic decision-making, including corporate strategy and M&A
- Product leader and subject matter expert (SME) for commercialization and potential sale of IBM Blockchain World Wire to leading private equity firm
- Set strategic direction and developed product roadmap for new transaction-based business network and supported offerings and secured $10+ MM in funding to deliver
- Delivered v1.0 of IBM Blockchain World Wire, blockchain-based accounting and transfer system for global payments and digital currencies; first announced at SIBOS 2017, partners included BBVA, CIBC, National Bank of Australia, Mizuho, and TD Bank
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R3 CEVSeptember 2015 - December 2016

Spearheaded launch of R3 Lab and Research Centre (‘LRC’), a platform for cross-industry product development and research; generated 10+ MM within first year and delivered first of its kind, side-by-side comparison of 5 major Blockchain providers, featured in Business Insider, NY Times, WSJ
- Collaborated with Bank of Canada, Payments Canada, and top 5 Canadian banks to pilot Central Bank-issued digital currency platform (’CADcoin’)
- Led cross-industry initiative with stakeholders from Bank of America, ING, RBS, Wells Fargo, and UniCredit to prototype distributed real-time, cross-asset clearinghouse; Presented at European Central Bank with 25+ Central Banks in attendance
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R3 CEVFebruary 2015 - August 2015

Accelerated promotion within 1 year from Senior Associate to Director; founding team member of first Blockchain consortium with 70+ members
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Epiphyte CorporationAugust 2014 - December 2014

Co-founder and Market Development lead for cryptocurrency/Blockchain startup focused on cross-border payments.
- SIBOS Innotribe 2014 Winner (October 2014)
- Selected for and completed StartupBootcamp Fintech (London, UK, Fall 2014)
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CapcoSeptember 2012 - August 2014

Successfully sought out and assumed leadership roles for both internal and external strategic initiatives within Capco’s Banking, Wealth, & Investment Management practice
- Ran PMO multi-program portfolio-level initiatives for Investment Strategy & Product Management; responsibilities included documentation management and reporting for internal and external auditors
- Led Ultra High Net Worth research to build firm’s global Wealth & Investment Management strategy
- Designed and delivered end-to-end in-depth training materials for various end-users to ensure successful adoption of new systems across global wealth management firm; built intranet site to deliver internal communications and training content across organization
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EXL Service/InductisAugust 2011 - August 2012

Delivered operations and technology process maps for strategic transformation initiatives
- Identified reengineering opportunities within client’s billing & collections processes to increase revenue by 7%
- Contributed to development of reporting & analytics strategy for major insurance firm

- For Billing and Collections Reengineering initiative for Global leader in Information & Legal Services ; Identified inefficiencies in client’s billing, payment, and collections processes; created end-to-end Microsoft Visio process maps, used to help shape reengineering recommendations

Business Development
- Contributed to sales pitches for EXL’s Legal Services Optimization
- Catalogued sales presentations and case studies; built database with site agnostic access

My stack

Others

Project Management, Management Consulting, Enterprise Project Management, Risk management, Business Analysis, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Market research, Analytics, Leadership, Business Process, Consulting, Business Cases, FinTech, User Experience and Design Evaluation, Digital Product Development

Computer Tools

MS Excel

Technologies

SaaS, CRM

Analysis methods and tools

Requirements Analysis

Big Data

Blockchain

Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

My education and trainings

IOT1x: Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) - Curtin University2019

B.A. Honors, History; German Studies - Swarthmore College2007 - 2011