Academic background overview
I pursued a computer science (CS) Bachelor of Science (BS) degree my first three years of undergraduate training. I then decided that pursuing an organizational leadership/managerial role within the IT industry better suited my career vision. I switched my major to statistical science BS with a philosophy minor to gain the financial, risk analysis and sociological foundation I believed necessary to supplement my CS training.
After much consideration, I decided to gain relevant professional work experience while pursuing a degree aligned with my career goals. I worked full time as a Project Manager for three years while completing my Masters of Information Systems (MIS) degree. This academic degree was also managerial focused.
After earning my MIS, I transitioned to an operations manager position, while continuing some of my project management duties. Given that I worked in a B2B small IT business, I was able to gain valuable hands-on experience in numerous roles involved in the provision of software solutions.
Post MIS, I continued my education to a doctoral practitioner program for my doctor of management in organizational leadership with an emphasis on information systems and technology. The entire academic journey was intended to provide me with the foundational knowledge to make a valuable contribution to a large organization while being prepared to embrace the knowledge accessible while working with a team of individuals dedicated to achieving a common business goal.
As a manager of projects and operations manager I have worked with managers and team members to provide customers with information systems and technology (IST) business solutions. My responsibility included working with the development teams on the requirements and system design engineering components of software development projects and performing the project management functions with local and outsourced resources to ensure the executions of projects are in agreement with the objectives of the stakeholders.