Pragmatic visionary leader, technologist, innovator, and team architect
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25 years of corporate, non-profit, and education experience. Offering a unique combination of technical, operations, management, and leadership expertise. A proven reputation of aligning technology with evolving organizational goals and objectives.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
  • Innate ability to assess situations, determine critical issues, and facilitate change while optimizing essential resources utilizing strategic planning, solution evaluation, and risk management. 

  • Extraordinary capacity to manage competing priorities while achieving organizational and customer objectives.

  • Accomplished hands-on experience in designing, implementing, and deploying responsive web and mobile applications, and supporting cloud infrastructure.

  • Sixteen years extensive, hands-on experience integrating highly complex systems and solutions while optimizing efficiency.

  • Fifteen years of project management experience leading all stages of the software development lifecycle, including requirements definition, design, development, quality assurance, and support.

  • Twelve years of accomplished managerial experience with cross-functional teams of technical and non-technical staff, contractors, vendors, and volunteers.

  • Comprehensive understanding and application of Business Intelligence concepts to allow executives the ability to make data driven decisions.
     

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Bruce Rod

847-602-2616

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Gilberts, IL

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 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2018 - Present

Director, Applications and Business Intelligence

Society of Actuaries

Leadership for the operation, enhancement, and business continuity for the association management system and associated information services and infrastructure for the world's largest actuarial professional organization. Oversight for all aspects of systems integrations between the organization's core systems, including the content management system, association management system, e-learning platforms, and custom web applications. Proactively manage, enhance, integrate, maintain, and support the AMS, including back office, web-facing e-business platforms, and associated data/microservices.

2015 - 2018

Manager, Web and Mobile Technology

Society of Actuaries

Recruited and mentored members of the application support and web infrastructure teams. Leadership for project management, implementation, integration, enhancement, and support for web and mobile technology solutions to support the organization’s mission, vision, and long-term goals. Implemented and managed design, development, testing, monitoring, vendor relations, stakeholder coordination, security, project leadership, and underlying hosting infrastructure.

2011 - 2015

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

IT Project Manager

Leadership for successfully planning and executing software development and implementation projects for a professional association representing over 10,000 neurosurgeons, residents, medical students, and allied health professionals. Facilitated all phases of the project life cycle, including scope definition, analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post-implementation.

2010 - 2011

Project Manager

Don Johnston Inc.

Managerial leadership and guidance over software development projects, facilitating all phases of the project life cycle, including scope definition, testing, implementation, and technical support for a K-12 assistive technology and special education curriculum corporation. Controlled project timelines, deliverables, and budgets as lead project manager for all web-based and mobile projects.

EDUCATION

 

2007

Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Science

Technical Management

Concentration in Computer Information Systems

DeVry University, Addison, IL

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