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rick freedman

Agile Project Manager

Kansas City, 66220, USA

Skills

Agile Project Management

Trainer and Facilitator

Writer

Education

Kingsborough Community College

Data Processing , Data Processing

June 1985 - June 1985

Experience

Director of Project & Program Management

AdamsGabbert

August 2010 - October 2011

Project Manager
Director
Team Leader
Director

NEC Global Services

December 2008 - March 2010

After engaging as a contract consultant to NEC Global Services America, I was asked to engage full-time to assist in the development of NEC's U.S. based IT services division. In this role I managed a team of IT service professionals providing services to clients such as Sega, Sumitomo Bank, Bio-Rad, Honda, Noritsu, and many others.

Director
Project Manager
Team Leader
Worldwide Project Management Consultant

Intel Solution Services

November 2003 - March 2008

As Worldwide Project Management Practice leader for Intel’s global professional services organization, I traveled worldwide to serve as a senior project resource, to assist in the sales and delivery of major programs, and to ensure complete quality delivery and client satisfaction on all engagements. I acted as global project manager for major data center and infrastructure projects for clients such as Woolworth's of Australia, Marriott Hospitality, Metro retail in Germany, Xi'an High Tech Zone in China, Tyson Foods, Sprint, and many others.

Program Manager
PMO
Author

Jossey-Bass Publisher

September 1999 - October 2002

As an author for Jossey-Bass Publishers, a division of John Wiley and Sons, I authored three books: "The IT Consultant", "The eConsultant", and "Building the IT Consulting Practice".

Founder and Principal Consultant

Consulting Strategies, Inc.

April 1999 - August 2010

Consulting Strategies is my sole proprietorship, through which I engage for contract consulting, training, and project management services. For clients such as NEC, Intel, Microsoft, Getty Images, Bank of NY, H&R Block, and many others, I perform IT strategic and program planning and implementation services. I specialize in complex, strategic IT initiatives, and in agile project delivery. Through a contract with ESI International, I deliver training in Agile Project Management to Global 500 companies, and coach and mentor IT teams in agile approaches and consulting skills.

Trainer
Facilitator
Writer
Regional Manager, Consulting Services

Entex Business Services

January 1996 - January 1999

I recruited, trained, and managed consulting teams throughout the Midwest US, and participated in the sales, planning, and delivery of major engagements. My team delivered network infrastructure projects for clients such as US West, Enterprise Rent-a-car, Commerce Bank, Yellow Freight, Sprint, and others.

Branch Manager
Project Manager
Principal Consultant

Cap Gemini America

January 1994 - January 1996

I provided billable consulting services to Cap Gemini’s major corporate clients, specializing in the development of data center, network infrastructure, data management, and high-availability IT strategies. I performed Program and Project Management services and was a member of the Cap Gemini Project Quality initiative.

Network Consultant
Director, Consulting Services

Netlan

January 1992 - January 1994

For this network-focused IT services firm in NY, managed a team of project managers and consultants providing services to clients such as Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Marsh McLennen, Times Mirror Magazines, and many others.

Team Leader
Network Manager

Dun & Bradstreet

January 1989 - January 1992

Managed a team of network technicians and project managers providing system support, training, and project services to the executive offices of Dun & Bradstreet.

Technical Manager
Project Manager
Associate Vice President, Business Solutions

Citicorp

January 1987 - January 1989

After engaging with Citicorp as an IT consultant, I was invited to join staff as a Senior Systems Officer. I provided IT services and support to the Real Estate Investment division of Citicorp. I served on the IT Security Committee of the bank, oversaw the real estate division's migration from mini-computers and terminals to network-based client server systems, and was subsequently promoted to Associate Vice President.

Technical Manager
Project Manager

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

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