January 4, 2016ContractorOwner of Solvabilities, Inc., an information technology consulting firm.
February 2011 - December 2016Manager of Information SystemsWorldNetMedia, a US-based information technology firm, specializing in highly trafficked websites, social networking, video production, web & mobile development and web hosting solutions.
WorldNetMedia, a US-based information technology firm, specializing in highly trafficked websites, social networking, video production, web & mobile development and web hosting solutions.
December 2008 - February 2011Operations ManagerOlympia Tours, wholesale tour operators for Greece, Turkey and Egypt. Responsible for reservation systems development, network operations, graphics design and accounting.
April 2007 - November 2008Business Center ManagerAventura Business Center provided immediate access to fully-equipped offices with turnkey communications and high-speed Internet systems, well-appointed conference rooms, and professional support services. I handled network operations for the entire floor of suites, first level support for Mitel VOIP phone system, billing, customer service and administrative network functions.
August 2006 - November 2008Programmer/AnalystOlympia Tours, signed on as contractor responsible for code re-write and support for back office reservation system, network operations, graphics design and accounting.
- Completed Project Management Program at Florida Atlantic University.
Florida Atlantic University’s Project Management Certification Program is approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Their programs will generate Continuing Education/Professional Development Units that can be applied to maintaining PMI’s credentials.
This AACSB accredited certification is offered through the Executive Education program at FAU, through the college of business. Classes were held on weekends and used a combination of practical and academic approaches as it covered the material found in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). I had also attended the optional 21 hour preparatory course for the PMP certification exam.
Over a four month period, the curriculum covered the PMBOK’s ten knowledge areas:
- Project Integration Management
- Project Scope Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Human Resource Management
- Project Communication Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Procurement Management
- Project Stakeholder Management
And the five Process Groups:
The classes were taught by a PMP credentialed instructor who combined lectures, group case studies and discussions in a highly interactive environment. Participants also benefited from the knowledge and practical business experiences of other class members. It was the most memorable certification program I’ve ever taken, resulting in a camaraderie among the participants, and relationships that continued way beyond the completion of the program.
2003 - 2006Co-Owner Retail EstablishmentOpened Wellington Day Spa where I managed spa operations and accounting. Created all marketing materials and coordinated with advertisers.
June 1999 - February 2000IT ManagerHeaded up the IT department at Barry Financial, maintaining network and providing first level support for financial applications.
June 1997 - April 1999IT ManagerInitially brought on as a contract programmer for MKT Communications, but then joined the organization as the head of IT and power dialer product development.
December 1987 - October 1998Contract Programmer/ConsultantOwner of Digital Impressions, Inc., initially offering desktop publishing services and support, but quickly branching out into contract programming, network setup, application software support and computer training.
1986 - 1988ProgrammerComputer programmer for a third party maintenance company called CAP Industries, focusing on equipment inventory control for its various site contracts.
1982 - 1985Office Support/ProgrammerHandled administrative and computer programming tasks for a retail travel agency called Trans Olympia Tours and it's wholesale tour affiliate, Traveline.
Juy 23, 1984Nova UniversityGraduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource management from Nova Southeastern University.