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Dustin K. Pittman
E. Park Street •
Olathe • KS
M • email
management professional with extensive experience leading diverse teams
in international settings. Currently responsible for managing
international market entry projects for the world’s largest casual
dining chain. Over twelve years IT management experience in the
retail, utility and manufacturing sectors including + life cycle projects
ranging from $, to $ million, specializing in packaged software
implementations in a global environment.
|| RECENT PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS|
PMP certification –
International project management
International business development
P&L management and cost
Strong accounting and finance
Risk planning and management
Change management and staff
Strong verbal/written communication
MS Project, Primavera, portal
Expanded company operations
Franchise onboarding projects
in India, Singapore, Canada, Costa Rica, England, etc.
Four fulllife cycle PeopleSoft
implementations FIN, HR, SCM
SAP implementation for global
Supply chain automation
and online collaboration platform
Integrated restaurant software
Business intelligence with
Kansas City, MO
Executive Fellows MBA , Summa
Cum Laude with Honors, . GPA
Missouri State University,
B.S. Finance , Summa Cum Laude,
Honors College, . GPA, . GPA in major
Project Management Professional
Graduate of the Federal
Reserve System’s Management Development Program
Graduate of Walt Disney
World Management Institute, earning “Mouster’s” degree
DeSoto High School Valedictorian,
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND
After completing an
expatriate assignment with Aquila, joined Applebee’s
to implement PeopleSoft and was promoted to lead the company’s entry
into China. The international role
has evolved to include responsibility for Asia operations, international
franchise sales, international support services and new franchisee
onboarding. Since joining the international division, the number
of restaurants has nearly doubled and a footprint established in key
Director, International Operations
expansion into Asia, the first companyowned market outside the
U.S. Developed strategies for all aspects of the business including
marketing, supply chain, operations, and accounting. Opened the
restaurant three months early and % under budget.
PMIbased franchise onboarding methodology and toolkit FROG
for improving the timeliness and effectiveness of opening international
franchise markets. Led FROG projects in China, Canada, Singapore,
London, and El Salvador.
Recruited franchise prospects
and successfully negotiated agreements in Mexico, India, England
and Singapore during a oneyear period while managing other responsibilities.
Managed a global network
of franchise brokers responsible for marketing the brand in strategic
Managed international support
services team based in Kansas City.
Developed franchise recruiting
tools and marketing materials.
Led team to develop an alternative
prototype being used in Singapore.
Negotiated and implemented
a global agreement with MICROS RES.
|| Dec May
and implemented a technology roadmap for purchasing, product quality
and logistics. Integrated manufacturer, distributor and restaurant
data to improve inventory management, set up a contract management system
to monitor volumes against actual purchases, and developed a supplier
Codirected a program
to develop and implement industryleading tools for restaurant management.
The product family consisted of custom built and packaged applications
including POS, kitchen, labor, food cost, metrics and other tools which
were marketed and sold to the Applebee’s franchise community.
Developed a webbased
metrics dashboard that delivered relevant daily data to restaurants
and combined best practice knowledge from field operators to improve
Managed the implementation
of the Plumtree portal software suite.
Director for awardwinning
paycard implementation for restaurant ops.
Director, Information Technology
Project manager for the
implementation of PeopleSoft HRMS and Financials
including software configuration, data conversion, training, change
management and software administration.
Directed a Windows
upgrade for applications and data center.
Managed a project to insource
payroll processing saving $m annually.
Implemented PeopleSoft for
all nonfood purchasing activities.
Developed business case
for a franchise shared services accounting co.
several international projects for this
global utilities firm, including a $M+ SAP implementation for Canadian
operations that was delivered ahead of schedule and on budget.
Previously, was promoted within IT to lead one of the largest departments
in the company.
Program Manager, Canada
|| Jan Nov
Relocated to Calgary,
Canada, to implement SAP for a recently acquired company in support
of the CEO’s transition plan. Managed a team of that, among
other things, identified gaps between SAP and business requirements
through structured requirements gathering sessions. The $M project
was delivered ahead of schedule and included HR, payroll, finance, consolidations,
asset management, work management, and supply chain management.
Codirected a project
to consolidate North American operations from three ERP systems onto
PeopleSoft. The project had savings of over $ million annually
through reduced license fees, hardware and support staff. The
scope included HR, payroll, accounting, finance, asset management, work
management, and supply chain management.
– Dec |
Directed a team of
to convert the aging U.K. accounting system to a global PeopleSoft platform.
Geographic dispersion, cultural differences, accounting laws, taxation,
the introduction of the Euro, and a desire to manage the U.K. books
in several currencies added to the project’s complexity. The
scope included accounts payable, receivables, general ledger, VAT, and
Project manager for a treasury
workstation implementation cash, risk and debt management.
Project manager for a PeopleSoft
HRMS and payroll implementation.
Managed ERP conversion for
the acquisition of a midsize utility.
to North Sioux City, SD to manage the PeopleSoft HRMS implementation
Technical team lead for
a PeopleSoft HRMS and payroll implementation including software
configuration, data conversion from JD Edwards, and quality assurance
Managed a team of technical
consultants that were fulltime members of the IT department.
Led a project to archive
JD Edwards HR / payroll software and data.
Performed business analyst
function and technical liaison for HR.
Reserve System’s Management Development Program and
gained exposure to finance, HR and IT and operations.
Program – Project Mgr.
As a member of the Federal
Reserve Bank’s management development program, implemented PeopleSoft
HRMS and payroll at the KC Bank and went on to assist four other Federal
Reserve Banks in a systemwide PeopleSoft implementation project.
Managed the upgrade from
PeopleSoft .x to ..
Received management experience
in various departments at the bank, including HR, IT, operations, facilities
Developed and implemented
a performance management system that interfaced annual merit increase
data to PeopleSoft HR and payroll.
Attended a twoyear training
program for selected entrants into the Fed’s management development
Selected by Applebee’s
senior management team to receive a fully paid executive MBA at Rockhurst
University only six ever awarded
Experience working in over
countries, including Russia, Brazil, China and India
Graduate of Rockhurst University’s
midlevel IT management curriculum
Member of Kansas University’s
Business School Advisory Board
Received PMI’s Project
Management Professional designation in %
Member of the Corporate
Leadership Council’s Information Technology Association
City of Olathe’s City
Council Strategic Planning Commission
Kansas City PeopleSoft Regional
User Group President
Earned the “Most Valuable
Player” award at Aquila’s annual meeting
Five presentations at multiple
PeopleSoft Annual Conferences
Two years experience in
financial planning while obtaining Series and licenses
Recipient of the Wall
Street Journal Outstanding Student in Finance Award