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Gary serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at National Agents Alliance. National Agents Alliance is a dynamic insurance marketing organization with agencies located across the United States, offering a variety of financial services products. Gary provides strategic leadership and tactical direction to deliver world-class IT systems and services to company staff, agents, carriers and customers.
· Led international team of IT professionals with major offices located in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. · Member of corporate executive leadership team responsible for providing strategic vision and tactical delivery of IT services delivered to employees and sponsors worldwide. · Performed technical due diligence on IT systems and infrastructure of acquisition targets and led planning of IT integration projects. Completed two U.S. based acquisition integrations in 2011. · Negotiated and managed vendor contracts for implementation and maintenance of hardware and software assets used throughout global IT infrastructure. Worked collaboratively with vendors and finance team to secure financing terms that aligned with company cash flow management objectives and budgets. · Collaborated with business unit leaders about organizational needs and lead IT PMO that utilizes value-based IT Portfolio Project Management methodology to prioritize and implement robust, scalable solutions. · Oversaw evaluation, selection, planning, implementation, integration and management of private and public cloud solutions. · Responsible for performance management of IT service teams which included Governance, Applications, Operations, Network/Communications and Support. · Created and managed IT capital and operational budgets. Reviewed and approved requests for IT opex/capex investments. Reviewed P&L statements and general ledger (GL) reports monthly. Provided updated forecasts monthly based on current performance and expected future expenditures. · Responsible for IT quality management including review of quality management documents and assuring team compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions (WIs) and internal IT policies. Included oversight of computer systems validation processes for GxP (FDA 21 CFR Part 11) and business critical systems. Regularly participated in internal, sponsor and ISO quality audits.
Lead global team of managers, software developers, project managers, enterprise architect, quality assurance specialists and computer system validation (CSV) specialists focused on implementing and maintaining enterprise software solutions that meet INC Research business needs and comply with corporate SOPs/WIs, GCP and FDA/ICH guidelines Define project portfolio management (PPM), business analysis, enterprise architecture and software development methodologies utilized in selecting, analyzing, designing, developing and maintaining enterprise systems and applications which support the core business processes throughout the company - Manage IT Engagement Model utilized by CIO and IT executives to align and prioritize portfolio of IT initiatives with strategic business objectives Organize and facilitate IT Steering Committee meetings with members of executive management (C-Level & Vice Presidents) where new and ongoing IT projects are reviewed, strategic alignment with business objectives are assessed and ROI to the company is evaluated Oversee project management, business analysis, development, testing, implementation and validation of FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant clinical trial and data management systems Manage annual resource and capital budgets. Oversee vendor selection and management of third party product and service providers. Responsible for vendor management including RFPs, quotations, contracts, SOWs and software license agreements for enterprise applications Work collaboratively with IT Operations, Database Administration and Networking teams to develop comprehensive business continuity, disaster recovery and data center infrastructure plans for GxP and business critical systems System manager for the following types of systems: Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) Electronic Data Capture (EDC) Clinical Data Analysis Document Management Electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) Case Report Form (CRF) Management
� Provided software development and project management consulting services to corporate clients in the Raleigh-Durham area including AT&T Global Solutions, Koroberi, PlanITTech, Campaigners and 119 Consulting � Acquired domain name and developed TriangleTraffic.com to allow Triangle commuters to easily check local traffic conditions from their PC, PDA or mobile phone. Later divested both the domain name and associated intellectual property to a private buyer
MindLever was acquired by Centra Software in 2001.