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Last Updated May 19, 2010

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Brad has received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is currently working for IBM Software Group as an IBM Certified Executive Project Manager responsible for driving revenue and profit growth by deploying Rational Software and services for many customers. Some of the customers include: General Motors, XL Capital, Ericson, Norweigen Cruse Lines, Lexmark, Fireman Fund, Amerisourcebergen, Disney, Missouri Highway Patrol, DeVita Healthcare, Tuscon Electric, Pacific Gas & Electric, JM Family Enterprises,Georgia Technology Authority and the IBM Internal Global Account.

Brad managed the deployment of the IBM Project Management Knowledge Network. A community for IBM Project Managers to publish and reuse their project management experiences and artifacts, hence driving millions of dollars in annually productivity savings.

Now with over twenty seven years experience in driving process improvements and organizational efficiency in project, financial, and knowledge management competencies, Brad offers an array of skill sets that will help improve an organizations productivity and profit contribution.

Employer History
March 2006 - Present: IBM Software Group - Boca Raton, Florida

December 2000 – March 2006: IBM Global Services – Boca Raton, Florida

August 1994 – December 2000: IBM Personal Computer Company and Supply Chain – Research Triangle Park, Raleigh North Carolina

May 1982 – August 1994: IBM Product Development, Manufacturing and Financial Support Services Boca Raton, Florida

Assignment History
Project Management Services Engagement Manager - Mr. Sandler has developed IBM's Project Management Services capabilities, including the deployment of Rational software applications such as Rational Portfolo Manager, Rational Team Concert and Rational Asset Manager.

Program Manager IBM PM Knowledge Network - Program Manager IBM PM Knowledge Network - IBM Project Management Center of Excellence. Mr. Sandler developed and deployed IBM’s project management knowledge management program. He provided education to IBM project managers on the value of sharing tacit knowledge and created an environment which encouraged creating, harvesting and reuse of intellectual capital that provides millions of dollars in savings to IBM annually. He has created a deployment model for implementing IBM’s Enterprise Project Management tool, Rational Portfolo Manager™ formerly PMOffice.

Senior Project Manager - IBM Personal Computer Division Business Information and Re-engineering. Mr Sandler was responsible for consulting in all business areas with respect to the division's application portfolio on development and re-engineering projects. This included advising management on matters relating to the $347M development and maintenance budget.

Project Manager
– IBM PC Helpcenter. Mr Sandler created a warranty cost model that changed the levels of warranty and help desk support on personal computer products. In addition, he created the warranty cost measurement structures that helped explain all aspects of over $500M in worldwide warranty and help desk cost. He collaborated on a model for providing answers to customer questions by using a 900# which generated services revenue for the Helpcenter.

Senior Financial Pricing Analyst – IBM Education Products. Mr. Sandler developed selling price strategies for both hardware and software products designed for the education K-12 marketplace.

Financial Manager - Personal Systems Division. Mr. Sandler planned, controlled and reported on all aspects of $80M product development budget and provided leadership and direction to a team of Financial Analyst who provided financial and accounting support for the product development team.

Financial Analyst - IBM Finance. Mr. Sandler created an employee resources tracking system used to assist management in establishing staffing targets. He analyze and presented the return on controllable assets and monthly cash flow account balances projections to financial management team. He also streamlined the Capital acquisition process by established a new process for requesting capital investments resulting in both improvement in investment knowledge and reduction in processing cost.

Education, Certifications, and Licenses

  • Nova University - Masters of Business Administration
  • University of Miami - Bachelors of Science Degree (BS)
  • George Washington University - Masters Certification in Project Management
  • Enterprise Implementation Specialist for IBM Rational Software
  • Certified Coach for the National Youth Sports Coaches Association
  • Project Management Professional
  • Florida Life and Health Insurance Licenses
  • Security and Exchange Commission Series Licenses

Personal Achievements and Community Involvement

  • Received US Presidents Award for Community Services
  • Nominated for IBM Top Talent Program
  • IBM Project Management Certification Program
  • IBM Mentor Program Leader for new employee hires
  • Board of Directors for Home Owner Association
  • Enterprise Implementation Specialist for Rational
  • Member Project Management Institute
  • Member of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association
  • Past President - IBM Activities Club

Knowledge Base
: Consumer Products, Government, Education, Automotive, Securities / Financial Markets, Insurance, Banking, Energy & Utilities.
Project Domains: Enterprise Project Management, Rational Portfolio Manager, Performance Improvement, Business Process Re-engineering, Application Development.
Hardware: IBM, PCs, Compatibles
Operating Systems: Windows NT, Windows 95, MS-DOS
Applications: Rational Focal Point, Rational Project Conductor, Rational Asset Manager, Rational Team Concert, MS Project, Lotus Notes, Lotus 123, Lotus Freelance, Lotus WordPro, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, IBM Community Map, Interwoven content management, IBM Community Tools, Collaboration Tools: Lotus Connections, Team room Plus, Knowledge Café, Blogs, and Wikis

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