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M. Eng, PMP, CSM
+ Rue de Lausanne B,
Citizen, Swiss Permit B
Senior Program Manager, Project Manager,
PMO, Account Manager with extensive international experience in internet,
IT and Telecom industries.
Summary of Qualifications
Seventeen years of expertise managing missioncritical
projects; led global teams with members from
US, Canada, France, England, Japan, China, India.
Professional PMP certified, President of PMI Silicon Valley Chapter
in , Project Management instructor
at UC Berkeley Extension, Certified Scrum Master CSM.
Managed all phases
of business process and software development lifecycle: initiated and
deployed stageoriented development and delivery model, operated as a changeagent spearheading adoption
of new PM processes, socialized
content to members of several levels of management, trained individual
contributors in adoption strategies.
Nurtured positive and dynamic
climate conducive to implementing change in fastpaced environments,
consistently demonstrated effective communication and teambuilding
skills that develop trust. Confident, resourceful, persistent selfstarter
who habitually takes initiative.
Masters in Engineering Management,
Bachelors in Math and Computer Science.
Senior Program Manager Jan – Oct
Europe Program Management Office PMO
at Yahoo Switzerland
Managed crossfunctional priorities
across Yahoo Europe for UK, FR, DE, ES and IT markets;
communicated and negotiated priorities with teams within across Yahoo
Championed rollout of Child
Protection and Safer Social Networking Principles across EU markets
EuroSport Partnership Program at Yahoo
Europe, Paris, France
Managed crossfunctional teams
to develop and deploy multisports microsites in countries, with development
team spread over cities in countries, with launches every wks;
revenue over $M/yr
Closely managed Partners relations
and expectations for product deliverables and due dates.
Initiated a bugresolution
program that reduced defect backlog by % from October to December
at Yahoo Los Angeles and Sunnyvale, USA
Managed Engineering discussions
to successfully deliver a $M partnership with Philips,
within . months from signing to launch.
Coordinated the development
and launch efforts of Y Movies sites: Oscars ‘, Summer Movie Guide.
Our Oscars site was the most highly trafficked among its industry competitors.
Prioritized findings from
Usability study for insertion in tight product roadmap.
Negotiated deployment dates
with senior managers to accommodate major milestones across products.
FIFA Partnership Program at
Yahoo Europe in Berlin and Munich,
Drove and managed the crossfunctional
team to deliver and support the Official Website for FIFA Worldcup ,
the greatest sporting event in the world. Our website was available
in languages, and was the mostvisited eventbased internet site in
the world at this time.
This project was deemed a major success by both FIFA and Yahoo executives.
Recipient of “Yahoo Odyssey
Award” which recognizes key individuals and teams who made a significant
contribution towards the goals of International Engineering, nominated
for the “Yahoo Super Star” Award
Point person for communicating
to FIFA status and recovery plans during system outages, team’s rep
in consultations with Yahoo Legal to derisk liabilities and ensure
accurate and timely messaging to client.
Search and Marketplace UED
at Yahoo Sunnyvale, USA
Prioritized resource allocation
within UED group for Search, Local, Travel, Maps, Autos to maximize
alignment with business unit’s priorities, helping Yahoo Search better
respond to market pressures.
Managed scheduling of finite
resources to service the needs of multiple requests from multiple products.
Introduced systematic tracking
and reporting of SMG UED team’s achievements.
SBC now AT&T
Project Management Consultant,
San Ramon, CA, USA Jul – Nov
Managed internal crossfunctional
and external vendor teams in development and deployment of Speech Recognition
applications to SBC call centers, resulting in multimillion dollar
savings in first months.
Managed relations with vendors
and client teams to foster fastpaced communication and resolutions
of issues that could impact deployment dates.
Managed project’s riskcontainment
by reporting on project status to SBC VPs and other levels of management
and ensured timely decisionmaking.
Training & Development Manager and
Trainer, Sunnyvale, CA Feb – May
Developed and facilitated
personal development courses for professionals; trained over customers.
Managed and motivated a team
of Training Team leaders and over team members.
Cadence Design Systems,
Senior Program Manager, San Jose, CA May – Dec
Managed concurrent R&D
programs of increasing complexity and strategic importance, including
directly reporting to VP of R&D. Teams included development
groups in US, France, Ireland, Japan and India. One project resulted
in qualifying for taxbreaks from Irish government due to fulfilling
criteria of having R&D development within their constraints.
Developed plans, tracked and
reported progress to executives, negotiated priorities and issue resolutions
with VPs, directors, functional managers and developers.
Managed customer relations
with two of topthree customers on multimillion and goals.
Championed through Concept
and Market Definition stages a complex $M program with content of
features from product lines and key contributors. The program’s
weekly status review had invitees, the gates required signoff from
Managed commitments for product
development and releases to major enterprise customers Philips and Texas
to corporatewide StageGate initiative and rollout in the product
line, resulting in alignment of expectations of software readiness during
Business Management Consultant
Isla Paterson, Ottawa, Canada Jan – Apr
Analysed and reported on organizations’
projects’ and proposals; evaluated effectiveness of programs against
their international development grant objectives and funding approvals.
Project Manager, Ottawa, Canada; Jun – Dec
Managed and provided customer
support in adaptation of proprietary
software repository database for
installation of "Translations and Infrastructure Project"
database, involving users in seven countries.
Program Manager for Norstar
I. Small Business Systems; delivering to British Telecom
Software Release Manager for
Project Office, and introduced and rolledout a Software Release Process
Masters of Engineering in
Engineering Management; University
of Ottawa, Canada
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
and Computer Science; McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Fluent read & write English, Czech,
Indonesian, intermediate French, elementary German.