Resume

Aaron M. Packard

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Profile of Career


I am a senior technology executive with extensive experience in all aspects of establishing and managing IT organizations, as well as leveraging this expertise in consulting arenas. This includes building IT organizations from scratch, managing complex and large projects and portfolios, as well as advising C-Level executives with strategic and tactical guidance in the application of IT within various commercial, digital, municipal, and Federal government sectors.

I bring a rare level of tactical and strategic experience often unfound with my peers; I began my career as a hands-on technologist, have continued to remain adept with newly emerging technologies, and have leveraged this expertise in my senior roles. The rare combination of experience I bring has been successful in a broad range of commercial industries, including Architectural / Engineering / Construction, Media, Insurance, Investment, Education, and Healthcare sectors. My experience in such a diverse number of industries has enabled me to take an agile, nimble, and out-of-the-box approach with technology leadership, and thus has enabled my success at conducting business transformations into, and through the evolution of, the digital age.

With my diversified background, I have extended my unique and expansive experience into the consulting arenas, providing strategic and tactical guidance to senior leadership and C-level executives in the sectors mentioned above, as well as in the Federal, State, and Municipal spaces.

Lastly, given the broad spectrum of industries that I have intimate knowledge of, I possess extensive practical experience in executing IT integrations as a result of Mergers and Acquisitions.


Summary of Successes


  • Leadership, Strategic, and Tactical Roles as CIO, VP of Technology, and Director of Technologies
  • Led Establishments and Reorganizations of Entire IT Organizations and Divisions at Multiple Organizations
  • Provided Direct Guidance to CIOs at the SEC & DLA, and C-Levels at Jacobs Engineering, Blackboard, and Hanley-Wood
  • Led Commercial, Federal, State & Municipal Portfolios of Programs, Projects, and Budgets Exceeding $100M in Contract Values
  • Extensive Experience Working with Senior Leadership & All Vertical Divisions to Meet Organization and/or Business Goals
  • Senior Expert with leading and executing SDLC Software Methodologies in Commercial, Federal, and Municipal Sectors
  • Senior Expert at leading and executing Major Infrastructure Initiatives in Commercial, Federal, Municipal, & Non-Profit Sectors
  • Senior Expert with Major Back-Office Systems including Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, and Linux
  • Led, Program Managed, and Executed Multiple Large-Scale Web Redesigns for Sites Exceeding 1 Million Visits Per Day
  • Leadership and Hands-On Roles in Executing over 25 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Led Internal IT Organizations and Divisions Exceeding 200 Employees
  • Led, Prepared, and Managed Internal IT Budgets (P&L and CapEx) of over $25M in Commercial Sectors
  • Improved and Engaged in Business Development for both Commercial and Government Sectors for Contracts in excess of $500M

Experience


Senior Consultant, Program Manager, and Subject Matter Expert

Client: US Securities and Exchange Commission – 2011-Present

  • Reported Directly to CIO and Deputies on Status and Execution of Major Commission IT Initiatives
  • Provided Program and Project Management in Commission Website Modernization (1M+ Visitors Daily)
  • Program Managed the Development of SEC’s Post-Madoff TCR System to Triage and Manage All SEC Criminal Investigations
  • Led Initiatives to Implement Centralized Structured and Unstructured Data Mining Systems, including FedRAMP and Cloud
  • Mitigated Multiple Derailed and Black Swan IT Projects
  • Program Managed Teams Consisting of Internal and External Organization Resources, Employees, Contractors, and Consultants
  • Monitored Projects’ Progress, Conducted Independent Verification & Validation, Developed IGCEs, and Audits
  • Led and Assisted with Business Development

Client: Maryland Transportation Authority – 2007-2010

  • Led Initiatives to Implement Centralized Supply-Chain Management System
  • Led Initiatives to Implement Smart Highway and EZ Pass Systems
  • Led Initiatives to Implement Systems including Evidence & Property Management, Forensic, and LEO Training & Accreditation
  • Led and Assisted with Business Development

Client: Blackboard Education – 2007-2008

  • Led Integration Efforts for Major Acquisition of WebCT Competitor Spanning Multiple Offices, Divisions, States, and Countries, inclusive of all back-office systems, telecommunications infrastructures, websites, and customer portals.
  • Led Initiative to Develop and Implement Primary Customer Support Portals and Systems
  • Led and Assisted with Business Development

Client: MedStar Health – 2006-2007

  • Led Initiatives to Reorganize IT Organization and Systems for MedStar Research Subsidiary
  • Led Initiative to Develop and Deploy Clinical Management Systems for New Drug Trials
  • Mitigated Multiple Derailed and Black Swan IT Projects
  • Program Managed Teams Consisting of Internal and External Organization Resources, Employees, Contractors, and Consultants
  • Led and Assisted with Business Development

Client: Defense Logistics Agency – 2004-2006

  • Led Initiatives to Centralize Agency’s Entire IT Organization
  • Led Initiatives to Implement Agency-Wide PMO Processes and Systems
  • Developed and Implemented Best Practices in Project Management, Cost Estimating, Project Delivery, & Change Management
  • Program Managed Initiatives to Select and Deploy COOP and COG Systems
  • Mitigated Multiple Derailed and Black Swan IT Projects
  • Program Managed Teams Consisting of Internal and External Organization Resources, Employees, Contractors, and Consultants
  • Led and Assisted with Business Development

CIO & Vice President of IT

Hanley-Wood Publishing & Media – 2001-2004

  • Led Company’s Entire IT Organization, including Development of Annual and Long-Term Strategic Plans
  • Worked with Senior Leadership and Stakeholders, and Established Collaborative and Transparent Project Management Practices
  • Reorganized Entire IT Division Spanning Multiple States and Countries
  • Led Integration Efforts for over 20 Major Acquisitions of Competitors
  • Led Teams of Employees and Consultants in the Design and Build-Out of Capital Projects
  • Established PMO, SDLC Methodologies while Developing & Implementing Best Practices in Project Management, Cost Estimating and Project Delivery
  • Deployed Large-Scale Websites and Ecommerce Sites
  • Modernized Publishing Systems
  • Deployed BCP and COOP
  • Managed Division Directors, Staffing, Contractors, Consultants, and Internal and External Organization Resources
  • Managed CapEx and P&L Budgets Across Multiple Divisions and Profit Centers
  • Remediated Multiple Derailed and Black Swan IT Projects

Director of IT

Stargate Global Strategies & StarCapital Finance – 2000-2001

  • Led Company’s Entire IT Organization, including Development of Annual and Long-Term Strategic Plans
  • Organized Establishment and Build-Out of Entire IT Division Spanning Multiple States and Countries
  • Established PMO and SDLC Methodologies
  • Established Research and Publishing Systems
  • Led Implementation Efforts for all Backoffice Systems, Document Management Systems, Telecommunications Infrastructures, Websites, and Customer portals
  • Managed Division Directors, Staffing, Contractors, Consultants, and Internal and External Organization Resources
  • Managed CapEx and P&L Budgets Across Multiple Divisions and Profit Centers

Director of IT

CRSS Constructors, subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Group – 1997-1999

  • Led Company’s Entire IT Organization, including Development of Annual and Long-Term Strategic Plans
  • Reorganized Entire IT Division Spanning Multiple States and Countries
  • Modernized Construction Management, Estimating, and Project Management Systems
  • Established Internal PMO and SDLC Methodologies
  • Led Modernization Efforts for all Back-Office Systems, Document Management Systems, Telecommunications Infrastructures, and Project Portals Supporting 120+ Project Offices
  • Established Help Desk Division
  • Led Integration Efforts for 5 Acquisitions of Competitors
  • Managed Division Directors, Staffing, Contractors, Consultants, and Internal and External Organization Resources
  • Managed CapEx and P&L Budgets Across Multiple Divisions and Profit Centers
  • Led and Assisted with Business Development

Previous IT Management, Technical, Engineering, & Programming Positions

Jefferson-Pilot Insurance & Financial – Florida Region – 1994-1996

  • Led Company’s Entire IT Organization, including Development of Annual and Long-Term Strategic Plans
  • Organized Establishment and Build-Out of Entire IT Division Spanning Multiple Offices Throughout Florida
  • Implemented and/or Modernized Financial Services, Insurance Tracking, CRM, and Sales Management Systems
  • Built-Out and Deployed Internal Backoffice Systems including Accounting, HRIS, Email, and File Server Systems
  • Led Deployment Efforts for all Infrastructure Systems, Networking, and Telecommunications Infrastructures
  • Established Help Desk Division

Previous IT Technical, Engineering, & Programming Positions

IBM Corporation, McDonnell Douglas, Allgood Engineering, Frontier Engineering – 1989-1996


Technologies & Systems Competencies


Include, but are not limited to:

  • Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, and Linux
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware Solutions
  • Multiple ERP Systems & Solutions
  • Financial & Accounting Systems
  • Supply Chain Management Systems
  • HRIS and Payroll Systems
  • Training Systems & Solutions
  • Architect, Engineering, and Construction Management Systems & Solutions
  • Multiple Publishing Systems
  • Police Evidence Tracking Systems
  • PMO / Project Management Systems
  • High Volume / Large Scale Websites
  • Content Management Systems
  • Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • AD, LDAP, ODS, Dual-Factor
  • Federated ID Management / SSO
  • WANs, VPNs, FedRAMP, Cloud
  • Security Appliances, Firewalls, IDS

Education & Certification


Bachelors of Mathematics, Florida Atlantic University, 1996

Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute, 2007-2020, PMP No. 451618