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Paul
Cassellpaul30@gmail.com
845-707-6460
Tampa, FL 33601
Technology Strategy Consultant
12 years experience W2
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Technology Strategy Leader Talent for achieving company growth initiatives and serving on technical/technology leadership teams. Strategic, goal-focused professional with record of achievement overseeing professional services delivery and building information technology (IT) infrastructure. In-depth experience in IT solution improvements, technology standards/policies, team training/development, and executive/operations management. Skilled in managing internal system performance and developing client operating systems. Senior leader with success ensuring operational effectiveness and adhering to IT security, policies, and regulations. AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Change Management
  • Cloud
  • End User Support
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Operations Management
  • Process Development
  • Product / Service Roadmap
  • Project Management
  • Technology Solutions ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Ensured technology assessment service level agreements (SLAs) by completing project for venture capital firm purchasing trading firm and managing financials, software, infrastructure, processes, and people.
  • Improved organizational quality by 60% and boosted software delivery speed by 50% by facilitating transformational infrastructure assessments for PODS LLC and creating new hybrid cloud test environment.
  • Produced $12M with three new clients by establishing global enterprise architecture division, leading global infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and serving as interim Chief Information Officer (CIO).
  • Change Management
  • Cloud
  • End User Support
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Operations Management
  • Process Development
  • Product / Service Roadmap
  • Project Management
  • Technology Solutions ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Ensured technology assessment service level agreements (SLAs) by completing project for venture capital firm purchasing trading firm and managing financials, software, infrastructure, processes, and people.
  • Improved organizational quality by 60% and boosted software delivery speed by 50% by facilitating transformational infrastructure assessments for PODS LLC and creating new hybrid cloud test environment.
  • Produced $12M with three new clients by establishing global enterprise architecture division, leading global infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and serving as interim Chief Information Officer (CIO).
  • Ensured technology assessment service level agreements (SLAs) by completing project for venture capital firm purchasing trading firm and managing financials, software, infrastructure, processes, and people.
  • Improved organizational quality by 60% and boosted software delivery speed by 50% by facilitating transformational infrastructure assessments for PODS LLC and creating new hybrid cloud test environment.
  • Produced $12M with three new clients by establishing global enterprise architecture division, leading global infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and serving as interim Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Experience
Technology Strategy Consultant
Banking/Financial
Jan 2020 - present
Facilitate major corporate purchases by completing technology assessments, gap analysis, and roadmaps fulfilling contract by financial advisory board. Manage lucrative programs by updating technology roadmaps using gap analysis. * Ensured technology assessment service level agreements (SLAs) by managing financials, software, infrastructure, processes, and people completed project for venture capital firm purchasing trading firm.
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Technology Strategy Advisor / IT Architect
Information Technology
Jan 2020 - Jan 2020
Developed new hybrid cloud test environment for PODS LLC by conducting transformational infrastructure, talent, and risk assessments. Implemented integrated cloud testing solution for PODS LLC in collaboration with vendors. Oversaw company transition to Microsoft Dynamics 365 by executing overall test environment strategies using Azure DevOps serving as Architect. * Boosted software delivery speed by 50% and improved organizational quality by 60% by creating new hybrid cloud test environment and facilitating transformational infrastructure assessments for PODS LLC.
Hybrid Cloud MS Azure
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Principal Technology Advisor / IT Architect
Banking/Financial
Jan 2014 - Jan 2020
Spearheaded technology transformation by executing product implementation plans, analyzing forecasts, developing short-/long-term roadmaps, and designing innovative programs. Expanded client product portfolio by integrating process automation and providing security, disaster recovery, and cloud solutions. Completed nine merger and acquisitions (M&As) and launched two initial public offerings (IPOs) serving as IT Product Leader. Integrated hybrid cloud platform disaster recovery model in 12 months by conducting gap analysis, developing BCP financial services company plan, and completing end-to-end testing within 60 days.
  • Generated $12M with three new clients by serving as interim Chief Information Officer (CIO), leading global infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and establishing global enterprise architecture division.
  • Facilitated $20M contract extension by revamping block chain IT organization, instituting Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) fundamentals, and leading IT management team.
  • Reduced expenses by $3.8M for global digital media company by designing hybrid IT model, modernizing infrastructure, launching nearshore support model, and consolidating three data centers into one center.
  • Saved 20% on technology expenses by advising on artificial intelligence (AI) enterprise platform technology strategies and solution roadmaps and ensuring internet of things (IoT) device, mobile application, and website data privacy.
Disaster Recovery Enterprise Architecture Hybrid Cloud
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Head of IT
Information Technology
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
(NYSE) Head of IT Oversaw United States operation, six exchange portfolios, regulatory programs, corporate systems, and digital/web products by managing service delivery, strategy, governance, and compliance. Established business technology roadmaps and aligned with nine lines of business by serving as technology product owner and communicating with NYSE business owners. Managed $300M capital/operations budgets for research and development (R&D) and product launches. Implemented colocation business by building advantageous capital expenditure (CAPEX) networks and storage initiatives and developing technology innovation project pipelines. Improved information technology (IT) governance and compliance programs by liaising with governments on new regulations, aligning IT policies with systems development life cycle (SDLC) processes, deploying automation tools, and streamlining processes. Led transition and conducted comprehensive compliance training to Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Reg SCI) from Address Resolution Protocol (ARP).
  • Significantly increased revenue while maintaining profit margins and infrastructure stability by managing United States Options business, integrating technology interface, and assessing high-margin business opportunities.
  • Executed technology ecosystem cost savings agendas by directing IT architecture and agile transformations, establishing research and development (R&D) group, developing business innovation, and updating legacy environments.
  • Decreased average time to market by 30% by reorganizing U.S. Project Management office and aligning with business objectives.
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Managing Director, QA & Release Management
Jan 2010 - Jan 2010
Vice President, Quality Assurance, Instinct Corp
Project Management Quality Assurance Release Management
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Education
Business Administration
Sacred Heart University
BOARD & STRATEGIC ADVISORY
NYSE Euronext Executive Management Program INSEAD Graduate Business School
Strategic
Aruba Networks
Skills
Disaster Recovery
2020
6
Enterprise Architecture
2020
6
Hybrid Cloud
2020
6
MS Azure
2020
1
Project Management
2010
1
Quality Assurance
2010
1
Release Management
2010
1