Sample Military Resume

Professional Summary

Technology Executive with over 15 years in leadership roles utilizing technology assets to deliver real business value from business case through ROI validation and management of 24-hour operations.

·         Decisive and confident leader, team builder; Military Command experience, West Point trained

·         IT Strategist; Recommends appropriate projects to enable business improvement

·         Business Process/ERP Project Management expert; drive business process transformation

·         Global team management and solid International project experience

·         Confident executive communicator & public speaking skills



Professional Experience

BLUE SKIES, LLC                                                                                            2008 -  Present


Managing Consultant                                                                                                04/2008 - Present


Managing Member of the Blue Skies, LLC Professional Service Organization which provides Business and Information Technology consulting specializing in Program and Project Management, Software Selection, Mergers and Acquisitions support, “Temporary CIO” services, and Project Remediation.  Dual-responsibility to provide consulting services and new business development. 


Selected Highlights:

  • Order to Cash Business Process Improvement (Advanced Sterilization Products, division of Johnson and Johnson).  Developed Order to Cash Cycle process improvements to build Sarbanes-Oxley and Health Care Compliance standards.
  • Established Delivery Methodology (Focus Diagnostics).  Managed the development, implementation, and training of a Software Life Cycle Methodology specifically designed to support a medical device company in a FDA regulated environment with CFR21 Part 11 compliance.  The methodology supported all software projects to include Research and Development, new medical device product development, and traditional IT.
  • Quality Systems Project Delivery (Focus Diagnostics).  Managed the Application Implementation of the Pilgrim SmartSolve Suite Quality System to include Document Control/Management and Training.  The system was implemented to support a medical device company in a FDA regulated environment with CFR21 Part 11 compliance.



THOMSON, INC.                                                                                                     2000 -  2007


Director of IT (Division CIO), Theatrical Services Division, Technicolor                    09/2005 – 09/2007


Promoted to CIO for Division that delivers $700M in annualized revenues providing film and digital media services, manufacturing, and distribution for entertainment customers worldwide.  Responsible for IT Strategy and Operations.  Provided leadership and mentoring for total team of 40.  Responsible for the planning and administration of annual capital budget of $5M and operating budget for $12M.


Selected Highlights:

  • Strategy & Management.  Authored and directed execution of IT Strategic Plan to support Division objectives across 5 P&Ls and 3 continents.  Managed Operating Budget at 1.7% of revenue and achieved 4% savings on budget each year. 
  • Technology & Business Process.  Introduced first company use of a Services Oriented Architecture supporting dramatic improvement in receivables, business systems integrations, and reduction of capital projects through re-use of existing software and services.
  • MRP/ERP.  Deployed custom Oracle system for 4 Film Laboratories in Hollywood, Montreal, London & Madrid to save $1M through reduction of headcount and inventory waste.
  • Leadership.  Recruited and mentored 5 junior leaders over 3 years who were promoted to Senior IT Leadership positions or included as High-Potentials in IT Leadership Development Program.


IT Director, Corporate Systems, Technicolor                                                            09/2003 – 09/2005


Promoted to manage software development and operations for Financial and Human Resources Information Systems.  Responsible for project delivery, compliance standards, and systems operations.  Led team of 15, planned and administered annual operating/capital budget of $5M.


Selected Highlights:

  • Worldwide Delivery.  Assigned to turnaround a failing Global Oracle Financials project.  Recovery operations resulted in successful completion and long-term global support plan.  Also negotiated and deployed Time and Labor system for North American sites saving over $400K annually.
  • Successfully led Division through first ever Sarbanes-Oxley compliance audits that spanned 6 data centers and 10 critical in-scope applications across 3 continents.


Sr IT Manager, Marketing & Sales Information Systems, Technicolor                       03/2002 – 09/2003


Promoted and relocated to California to establish new Information Systems department in support of Marketing and Sales team for newly acquired Technicolor businesses.  Led team of 10, planned and administered budget of $2M.


Selected Highlights:

  • Developed and executed Corporate Internet Strategy to create Technicolor Portal simultaneously supporting requirements of Marketing, Sales, Production, Operations, and Customer Service.
  • Delivered online storefront used daily by major studio customers to provide real-time order and inventory management; site has been responsible for gaining/retaining studio customers.


Project Manager, Internet/eCommerce, Thomson, Inc.                                10/2000 – 03/2002


Upon leaving military service, recruited to be Project Manager and be developed into roles of greater responsibility within the company.  Was placed by Global Director for Marketing and Sales into Information Systems Leadership Program to quickly learn technologies, contribute to eCommerce projects, with objective to lead programs in 2 years.



UNITED STATES ARMY                                                                                       1993 - 2000


Commander, Air Defense PATRIOT Missile Battery                                                  06/1998 – 08/2000


Ultimate responsibility for the leadership and training of an 85-soldier Patriot Missile Firing Battery with mission to deploy worldwide to conduct combat operations.  Leadership demanded development of junior leaders, the direct care of soldiers and their families, the preparation for combat in adverse conditions, and precision in all aspects of military missions and assignments. 


Selected Highlights:

·         Operations.  Planned & led deployment of 110-soldier unit to Kuwait for 5-month mission in combat zone; led construction of new Patriot missile base. Mission successful, no casualties.

·         Logistics.  Planned & led relocation of 85-soldier unit within Germany following base closures.  Project physically relocated all soldiers and families including 50,000+ equipment items valued at $84M.  Unit re-assumed operational status 60 days ahead of Department of Defense schedule.

·         Received highest ratings on every officer performance review.  Rated #1 of 18 Commanders.

·         Held various other leadership positions and was rated #1 officer in unit on numerous evaluations.




Education / Credentials / Associations



Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics and Systems Engineering (Dean’s List)




Project Management Professional Certified (PMP)




ITIL Foundations Certified



Business Process Management




Invited Speaker, Oracle Open World 2007 – “Next Generation Media Asset Management”



Business Plan Co-Author and Solution Architect for On-Demand Enterprise Software Company serving Advertising Industry



Member, Convergence Technology Council