Professional Summary

Patricia comes to the B2E program with a background in IT, acting as a Programmer, System’s Analyst, Project Manager, and QA Consultant.

Patricia has experience in the manufacturing, healthcare and financial services sectors, having developed systems for all three.  Her ability to quickly analyze and document requirements assures that the projects start out on the right path and continue until successful completion.  Her responsibilities spanned all phases of the project life cycle, both technically and administratively, with all of her projects completing on schedule.

Patricia has also worked as a real estate broker, primarily servicing the northwest suburbs of Chicago, representing buyers, sellers and renters.

Patricia has worked in the education industry, in the capacity of a substitute, specializing in mathematics and technology, but encompassing all other academic areas, including gifted programs as well as one on one assistance for the challenged learner.

Skills

  • Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
  • Soft Skills: Problem Solver, Attention to Detail, Creative, Adaptable, Communicates Well
  • Relevant Experience: Project Manager, Systems Analyst, Programmer, QA
  • Software and Technical Skills: Microsoft Office, COBOL, JCL

Education & Training

  • York Solutions’ Barriers to Entry Program – Concentration: Project Management (in process)
  • DePaul University – Master of Business Administration – Marketing
  • Loyola University – B.S., Computer Science

Professional Experience Highlights

Systems Analyst/Project Lead

  • Quality assurance and user acceptance testing for a manufacturing production reporting application.
  • Designed, coded and implemented the system used for the administration and management of fraud detection for a VISA credit card.
  • Designed and implemented an online reporting system for a large Illinois utility.
  • Designed an MRO Purchasing system for a large manufacturer to replace the manual process.
  • Designed and managed a project to streamline and simplify the data interfaces between disparate systems for a large manufacturer.
  • Specialized in reviewing manual business processes and recommending methods to streamline them, and then automating them resulting in reduced cycle times, workload and headcount.

Programmer

  • Coded the backbone programs for the Finished Goods Sytem for a major manufacturer, handling all contract and manufacture orders, from status of being picked, then packed thru shipment. This system ran flawlessly, for years, until the manufacturer underwent a merger and relocated.
  • Designed and programmed a Bill of Materials reporting application for a large electronics manufacturer.
  • Coded programs for the order management and manufacturing systems.
  • Responsible for 24 hour on call support of batch systems as well as new development requests made from the business side.