IT PROFESSIONAL AND LEADER

John is a multifaceted, driven leader supported by an effective mix of team leadership, project management, technical innovation and business planning skills perfected over the past 15 years. John consistently contributes improved productivity, cost effectiveness, operations and profitability by utilizing his focused leadership, strategic planning strengths and capacity to implement cutting-edge technological solutions for both corporate, government and FDA-regulated entities.

  • MANAGING PARTNER

    6M CONSULTING

    Provided leadership, business development, project management and technical SME for 6M Consulting. Specializing in the project management, planning, analysis, design, implementation, validation, training and data migration of configurable and custom software products.

  • SOLUTION ARCHITECT

    MAVENS

    Veeva CRM and Vault Certified Consultant focusing on Salesforce and Veeva implementations for Pharmaceutical and Life Science Corporations. Currently pursuing Salesforce DEV-401 certification.

  • MANAGER INFRASTRUCT.

    IAP WORLDWIDE

    Charged with ensuring global infrastructure needs were fully met in all areas including design, implementation, security and support of all network, server and desktop. Managed team responsible for all web based initiatives throughout the organization.

  • SENIOR CONSULTANT

    FCI CONSULTING

    Provided project analysis, design, implementation and support service. Performed technical sales activities and assisted in drafting Statements of Work. Worked closely with clients on content management and publishing system implementations.

Skills // Client Management, Staff Development, Productivity Improvement, Project Start-up / Turnaround, Budgeting ,Systems Implementation, Customer Technical Support, Operational Improvement, Policies / Procedure Development, Project Management, Software Configuration / Development, Technology Rightsizing, Vendor Management

About this Blog // Over my 15 years in the Information Technology industry I have served in various roles. After starting my career in PC repair, Servers and Networking I moved into Consulting and Software and eventually into IT Leadership. Although I am mostly focused on Applications these days I do still love the Infrastructure side of the house and try to stay involved as much as possible. I will us this area to post my Rants, Raves and Random thoughts.

  • LEADERSHIP QUOTE OF THE DAY!

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    What ever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.
    Walt Disney

  • 10 MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR GREAT LEADERS

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  • LEADERSHIP QUOTES

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    Leadership Quotes: One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you are
    not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times.

    Mario Batali

     

  • “IT TAKES 20 YEARS TO BUILD A REPUTATION AND 5 MINUTES TO RUIN IT…

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    “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

    – Warren Buffett

  • 3 STRATEGIES YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN LEARN FROM #DHS25

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    Creating Your Organization’s Total Brand Experience: Lessons from 25 Years of Disney’s Hollywood Studios

    May 01, 2014 by Bruce Jones, Programming Director, Disney Institute

    The World you have entered was created by The Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood—not a place on a map, but a state of mind that exists wherever people dream and wonder and imagine, a place where illusion and reality are fused by technological magic. We welcome you to a Hollywood that never was—and always will be. —Michael Eisner, May 1, 1989

    When our Guests enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, they are transported back to the Hollywood of yesterday. With intricate theming, a nod to the golden age of film and modern elements from the newest entertainment offerings, Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ 25th Anniversary provides a business lesson on creating a total brand experience for your organization.

    1. Align Leadership: An organization’s brand experience must be created and implemented through intentional leadership. For Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the brand experience was well established in both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot prior to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, known then as Disney-MGM Studios. While plans for The Great Movie Ride attraction were first developed for Epcot, Michael Eisner, then CEO of The Walt Disney Company, decided there was more potential in creating an entirely new theme park to represent the golden age of film. While building a new theme park is always a measured risk, this extension of the brand experience aligned with other Disney products and the overarching brand promise. When key leaders throughout the organization have a deep understanding and support for the brand promise, new product offerings have a much greater likelihood of sustained success.
    1. Overmanage the Brand Experience: A concept we teach at Disney Institute is “overmanage.”Overmanaging refers to Disney’s attention to detail and intentionality around key business processes that create a unique brand experience. For example, from the moment Guests enter Disney’s Hollywood Studios, they are no longer in Florida. Instead, they are transported to a new place and a different time period. From the details of the vintage car models and the themed restaurants, to the Cast Members who bring these stories to life, Disney has overmanaged every element of the experience.

    The Great Movie Ride, an iconic attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, creates an immersive brand experience where Guests journey through the movies and become part of their favorite scenes. From the queue area, which includes authentic costumes and props for the greatest Hollywood blockbusters, to the final scene of the attraction which features a montage of a diversity of movies, The Great Movie Ride incorporates elements of Hollywood in a uniquely Disney way. When your organization is designing the brand experience, look to overmanage those seemingly insignificant details that are too often ignored. Think about the messages you are sending from the obvious touch points to the not-so-obvious details.

    1. Innovate the Brand Experience: A key business lesson from the past 25 years of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the need to innovate and refresh the brand experience. While this theme park revolves around old time Hollywood, Disney continuously modernizes it to reflect the best in today’s entertainment offerings. New attractions and experiences cater to constantly evolving audiences.

    “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” is an updated attraction that caters to a new audience while remaining loyal to lifelong Star Wars fans. This 3-D attraction was opened in May 2011, updating the existing Star Tours to feature new 3-D and in-cabin effects, an updated themed queue and randomly generated ride sequences. Guests can now enjoy the attraction multiple times without repeating their journey. Differentiate your organization by embracing opportunities to update offerings to match your customer’s evolving landscape, while remaining true to the promise that brought them to you in the first place.

    How does your organization create and overmanage the total brand experience?