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ABOUT ME

Helping business maximize their technology and resource investment. Delivering business driven technology solutions. Comprehensive experience in Business Planning / Relationship Management / Program Management / User Experience / Systems Architecture / Vendor / Data Management / Enterprise technology deployment and administration.


Specializing in Salesforce.com. Strong background in technology delivery and support of Financial Services. I work closely with the business and IT to ensure alignment. I keep project team members challenged and ensure that teams keep to their mission and commitments. I steer clear of surprises by being engaged in daily team activities and progress, applying advanced risk mitigation, and properly setting expectations of teams and business stakeholders.


  • Name : Raj Ismail
  • Website : www.rajismail.com
  • Email : raj@ismail.com
  • Location : New York
RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Working closely with business leaders to formulate and manage business capabilities roadmaps. Being an advocate for the achievement of business goals. Acting as a liaison between technology teams and the business. Coordinating efforts of several IT teams simultaneously.

TEAM BUILDING

Bringing together energetic and skilled development managers, business analysts, developers and testers with diverse talents to solve problems. Fostering trust between team members to deliver productivity with a strong sense of caring. Creating capacity through calculated use of local, remote, contractor and professional services resource skills.

PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Collaboratively building business technology roadmaps. Aligning projects and executing them at the right time. Creating project portfolio visibility for effective decision making, budgetting and approval. Extensive use and customization of CA Clarity.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The right method for every situation. Strong with a number of project methodologies including Agile Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall. Extensive use and customization of CA Clarity, LeanKit and VersionOne.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

Fostering a BI culture where team members and business sponsors keep BI capabilities at the forefront of planning, design and execution. Championing the execution of BI vision and goals. Working closely with business teams leveraging Tableau and Cognos.

DATA INTEGRATION & ARCHITECTURE

Ensuring accessibility and availability of all data at all levels to those who need it, how and when they need it. Leveraging data lakes, data warehouses, data marts, data stewardship processes, batch cycles, real-time messaging, Master Data Management, ETL and ELT.

USER EXPERIENCE

Practiced in Design Thinking concepts. Placing value in UX Designer expertice. Familiarity with wireframing using Axure and InVision.

SALESFORCE.COM & APPEXCHANGE

CRM and Salesforce.com platform expertice. Buy vs. Build experience with AppExchange and Salesforce.com feature set. Vendor assessment and partnership. Experienced in Salesforce1 mobile platform, point-of-sale capabilities, Outlook/Exchange integration.

WEB & MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES

Background in Salesforce.com platform, Salesforce1 mobile platform, Lightning Design System, Lightning Components, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, JSON, Google Charts, Google Analytics, iOS development with XCode and Swift

MY RESUME

Here's a brief history of my education and places where I've worked.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

SUNY Old Westbury

BS in Computer Science

Certified Full-stack Web Developer

2017

Salesforce Certified Administrator

2017

Siebel Developer Certification

Siebel University

Certified Scrum Product Owner

2012

Scrum Alliance

Salesforce Dreamforce

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

CPR Certification

2015

Certified Scrum Product Owner

EXPERIENCE

Associate Vice President - OppenheimerFunds, Inc. (NYC)

Business Planning, Relationship / Vendor Management, Program Management, Technology Delivery, Resource Planning, Enterprise Architecture

Development Manager - OppenheimerFunds

Technology Delivery, Project Management, J2EE Development

Lead Developer - OppenheimerFunds

J2EE, IIS/ASP, VB Development

GreenTree Technologies (Huntington, NY)

IIS/ASP, VB Development

Sheridan Software Systems (Melville, NY)

VB, C++ Development

WORDS OF WISDOM

Here are some memorable quotes from books I've read, as well as some unforgettable lines from people who inspire us.

GET IN TOUCH

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