• I lead large projects. I'm ready to:
  • •  Set direction, eliminate obstacles and solve problems.
  • •  Dive into business with the business and engineering with the engineers.
  • •  Communicate, facilitate, evaluate, synthesize, architect, plan, prototype ... whatever is needed to enable participants to “get it done.”
  • I have extensive experience across a broad range of business domains, organizations and technologies.

Trading Systems


Fidelity Institutional Technology:
Led large projects that delivered systems for Forex, Fixed-Income and Equities (Luminex)  


CERN


European Center for Nuclear Research:
Helped analyze, design and evaluate products for CORTEX, a proposed a real-time control system architecture for high- energy particle detectors.


Software Litigation


LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae:
Non-testifying expert for a major ERP software litigation. Advised legal team on technology.


Start-Ups


Co-founded and participated in start-ups for Banking Systems, phone-based voice recognition, and early hand-held (Apple Newton) applications.



These are selected engagements.


Roles

VP of Development  ·  "Get It Done" Champion  ·  Consultant  ·  Development Manager  ·  Program Manager  ·  Project Manager  ·  Analyst  ·  Architect  ·  Software Engineer  ·  Technical Writer

Experience

Led Development, Designed and Developed Systems for:   Forex Trading  ·  Forex Trade Processing  ·  Forex Trade Matching  ·  Equities Electronic Trading  ·  Fixed Income Trading  ·  Fixed Income Analysis  ·  Derivatives Analysis  ·  Enterprise Resource Planning  ·  Web Commerce  ·  Market Data Collection and Distribution  ·  Message Switching  ·  Learning Management Systems  ·  Voice Recognition  ·  Credit Card Processing  ·  Digital Video

Skills & Knowledge

Project Delivery  ·  Software Design and Development  ·  Program and Project Management  ·  Vendor Management  ·  Relationship Management  ·  Product Evaluation  ·  Vendor Evaluation  ·  Resource Planning  ·  Budgeting  ·  Contract Negotiation  ·  Systems Analysis  ·  Business Analysis  ·  Technology Integration  ·  Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Applications & Tools
As Manager

Luminex, Two-Four, Bloomberg TOMS, Lighstreamer, FIX, KDB, Oracle, SQL-Server, Tomcat, Siteminder, TIBCO, MQ, Blackboard

As Manager and Developer

SWIFT(the network), Splunk, Moodle, Linux, Windows Server Resource Analysis

Significant Development Experience or Familiarity

C, PERL, PHP, Fixed-Income and Equity Derivative calculations, NewtonScript, CAKE, YACC, LEX, ECL, PASCAL, BLISS, LISP, Assembler

Light Development Experience or Familiarity

Blockchain, Bootstrap, jQuery, TCP-IP, Python, Java, Javascript, UML, Agile, AJAX, KDB, Applescript, SQL, MySQL, Swift(the language), SSH, XML, HTML, Visual Basic, Coldfusion, H.264, FORTRAN

"Power" User

Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, Visio, MS-Office, Sharepoint, Access, OmniGraffle, Jira, UNIX, MacOS, Windows

Other

A.B. Physics, Harvard; Worked in London, Brussels, San Juan, Frankfurt and Geneva; Basic conversational German; Enjoy Skiing, Hiking, Stadium Running;



Fidelity Institutional Technology   (2007, 2009-2017)
Program Manager for Equity, Forex and Fixed-Income Trading Systems Development

Directed large development projects spanning multiple business and technology groups. Responsible for stakeholder engagement, planning, analysis, design, development, integration, testing, delivery, server acquisition, vendor management, staff, resource planning and budget.

  • LUMINEX (2014-2017)

    $30M Project to establish new Block-Trading ATS (Alternative Trading System).

    Kick-started cross-team development. Coordinated program-wide development, integration, testing and deployment. Identified and resolved various design and data access issues. Identified and remediated deficiencies in performance test planning and execution.

    Worked closely with business team, information security, finance and compliance to keep the project on track.

    Luminex Trading opened for business at the end of 2016.

  • FOREX - Major System Upgrade (2013)

    Successfully delivered major upgrade to the Two-Four trading system. Led development team and engagement with two dozen technical and business stakeholders.

    Designed and built automated test environment for SWIFT payment processing. Managed technical issues with vendor. Discovered significant vendor mis-configuration problems, led remediation effort directly.

    This upgrade and other development for 2011-2013 was audited and received a rare "no issues" finding.

  • Program Manager for Integration of Stock Plan Services with Capital Markets (2011-2012)

    Revived and delivered a project to automatically generate, route, execute and reconcile Forex Orders from Fidelity Stock Plan Services to Fidelity Capital Markets.

    This System increased yearly revenue by $5M. The CIO gave it his "High-Five" award.

    Led Forex development, and oversaw over two-dozen tech stakeholders spanning Fidelity Institutional, Workplace Investing, and Enterprise. Architected the overall design, resolved open technical issues that were blocking progress, and engaged additional tech groups as the scope increased.

    This project had languished for over a year before I was asked to get involved.

  • FOREX - Replaced Trading Platform (2010-2011)

    Technology Manager for the replacement of the previous trading system with Two-Four. This significant replacement was deployed with no operational losses and no business impacts.

    Led acquisition and deployment of new hardware, analysis and development to revise internal feeds and interfaces. Coordinated with vendor, business, and approximately twenty forex data suppliers and consumers.

    Led internal work for data conversion, testing, validation, recovery planning, cutover and post-deployment monitoring.

    Point person for technology reviews conducted prior to launch by Fidelity Trading Systems Group, Institutional, and Enterprise.

  • FIXED INCOME (2007, 2009-2010)

    Project Manager for the "Super Six" project "Bond Analytics Tool." This system implemented portfolio tools, analytics and reporting with data from multiple sources to provide a single integrated application to Fidelity Specialists for working with Customers.

    Headed major upgrade to the Bloomberg Trade and Order Management System(TOMS).


Educators Publishing Systems  (2008-2010)
Consultant to CIO

Evaluation of Learning Management Systems, and the standards SCORM and SIF
Requirements Analysis, RFP and Vendor evaluations
Analysis and Prototyping for porting EPS products to Moodle and other LMS
Technology Used or Reviewed: Moodle, Sakai, Blackboard, SCORM, SIF, FLASH/FLEX, Coldfusion


MCS Associates  (1999-2006)
Equity & Options Trading ; Technology Research; Application Development

Investing and trading for my own account. Short-term trading using equity option strategies. Research and initial development on intra-day price forecasting models.

Developed Excel-framed option analysis programs using PERL, JavaScript, Java (NetBeans IDE) and Visual Basic.

(Note: This period overlaps with other consulting work shown below)


LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP (2003-2004)
Technology Expert for ERP Litigation

Non-testifying technology expert for major ERP software litigation; reported to Senior Partner.

Briefed senior partners on database and network technology; project management, SDLC and QA processes. Prepared, advised and supported attorneys for depositions. Drafted technical sections of legal documents. Prepared analysis and presentations for clients. Re- viewed, evaluated and managed disposition of technical discovery documents.

Discovered that opposing party was withholding key emails and documents.


Intouch Systems   (1998-1999)
Program Manager for Voice Recognition Development

Program manager for the implementation of InTouch's phone-based voice-recognition agent ("InFlection"). This was adopted by Sprint and became Sprint PCS's "Voice Command". Reported to President


Bell Atlantic Yellow Pages   (1996-1998)
Consultant to CIO

Project and vendor management, systems integration, analysis, design and development; troubleshooter for CIO. Projects: web- based yellow pages service "Big Yellow", directory services for Europe and China. Managed developers from MCS Associates, Bell Atlantic and external vendor. Reported to the CIO.


CERN, Citicorp, Harvard
More History
CERN (European Center for Nuclear Research)

Analysis, design and product evaluation for CORTEX, a real-time control system architecture for high- energy particle detectors. Mentored staff in analysis and software application design techniques. Co- authored drafts of research papers.

CitiCorp, Global Treasury Services
Vice President, Director of European Development

Responsible for multiple European projects, as well as technical and operational support for European sites. Directed the implementation of the MIDAS trading system for the German Free Brokers. Delivered on time and on budget. Responsible for five direct and 25 indirect staff in three countries.

Harvard University AB, Physics

One of a two-person team implementing the experimental language "ECL" (similar to ALGOL)


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