Senior Technology Executive Resume

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ANDREA BLACK
15 Palm Road Miami, FL33010 (707)777-7777 A-Black@internet.com

SENIOR TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE
Project Management ♦ Multimedia Communications & Production ♦ MIS Management
Exceptionally creative management executive uniquely qualified for a digital media technical production position by a distinctive blend of hands-on technical, project management, and advertising/communications experience. Offer a background that spans broadcast, radio, and print media; fully fluent and proficient in interactive and Internet technologies and tools.
Proven leader with a strength for identifying talent, building and motivating creative teams that work cooperatively to achieve goals. Highly articulate with excellent interpersonal skills and a sincere passion for blending communications with technology. Capabilities include:

• Project Planning & Management
• Account Managements Client Relations
• Multimedia Communications & Production
• Information Systems & Networking
• Conceptual & Creative Design
• Work Plans, Budgets & Resource Planning
• Department Management
• Interactive / Internet Technologies
• Technology Needs Assessment & Solutions
• Team Building & leadership

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, CA 1995 – Present
VICE PRESIDENT OF EVEREST TRADING CORPORATION (2006 – Present)
ASSISTANTVICE PRESIDENT OF IT/MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS (2001 – 2006)
CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (1997 – 2001)
ASSOCIATE (1995 -1997)
Advanced rapidly through a series of increasingly responsible positions with this U.S. based, European investment group. Initially hired to manage market research projects, advanced to plan and execute corporate communications projects, and in 2001, assumed responsibility for spearheading the introduction of emerging technologies to automate the entire company
Current scope of responsibility is expansive and focuses on strategic planning, implementation, and administration of all information systems and technology. Lead technical staff members, manage budgets, select and oversee vendors, define business requirements, and produce deliverables through formal project plans. Manage systems configuration and maintenance; troubleshoot problems, plan and direct upgrades, and test operations to ensure optimum systems functionality and availability

Technical Contributions
• Pioneered the company’s computerization from the ground floor; led the installation and integration of a state-of the-art and highly secure network involving 40+ workstations running on 6 LANs inter-connected by V-LAN switching technology
• Defined requirements; planned and accelerated the implementation of advanced technology solutions, deployed on a calculated time frame, to meet the short- and long-term needs of the organization
• Orchestrated the introduction of sophisticated applications and multimedia technology to streamline workflow processes, expand presentation capabilities, and keep pace with the competition
• Administered the life cycle of multiple projects from initial systems/network planning and technology acquisition through installation, training, and operation. Saved hundreds of thousands in consulting fees by managing IS and telecommunication issues in-house

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Business Contributions
• Created and produced high-impact multimedia presentations to communicate the value and benefits of individual investment projects to top-level company executives. Tailored presentations to appeal to highly sophisticated, multicultural audiences
• Assembled and directed exceptionally well-qualified project teams from diverse creative disciplines; collaborated with and guided photographers, videographers, copywriters, script writers, graphic designers, and artists to produce innovative presentations and special events
• Performed market research and analyses to determine risks and feasibility of multiple investment projects valued at up to $150 million. Developed and recommended tactical plans to transform vision into achievement

Broadcast, Print, and Radio Advertising & Production 1980-1994
DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING, Sherman Advertising Associates, New York, NY (1992 – 1994) ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, Matrix Advertising Associates, New York, NY (1993) / Creative Advertising, Brooklyn, NY (1990 – 1992) / Riester Advertising, Phoenix, AZ (1989 – 1990) /

Early career involved a series of progressive creative and account management positions spanning all advertising mediums: multimedia, television, radio, and print. Worked directly with clients to assess complex and often obscure needs; conceptualized and developed advertising campaigns to communicate the desired message in an influential manner.

Achievement Highlights
• Designed, wrote, produced, and launched advertising campaigns that consistently positioned clients with a competitive distinction. Developed a reputation for ability to accurately intuit and interpret clients’ desires and produce deliverables that achieved results
• Hand-selected and led creative teams consisting of graphic designers, artists, musicians, talent, cartoonists, animators, videographers, photographers, and other freelancers and third-party creative services to develop and produce multimillion dollar advertising campaigns
• Won accolades for the creation, production, and launch of a 4-color fractional-page advertisement that generated the greatest response in the history of the publication. Honored with a featured personal profile recognizing achievements
• Developed and applied a unique style and advertising philosophy that accounted for the nuances of human psychology and utilized innovative, brainy, and sometimes startling techniques to capture attention and influence the target market

EDUCATION & TRAINING

A. A. S, Broadcast Production, Fisher College, Boston, MA, 1980
Continuing education in Marketing Research and Broadcast Production, 1990 -1992
The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS
Innate technical abilities and interest in emerging technologies and digital communications. Trained and fully versed in all aspects of network design, implementation, installation, and maintenance. Advanced skill in the installation, configuration, customization, and troubleshooting of software suites and applications, hardware, and peripherals within the Windows environment. Proficient with most Web development, multimedia, word processing, spreadsheet, graphic/presentation, and database tools and applications.

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