Dan Brody Chief Information and Technology Officer CITO

Daniel Brody Resume

Daniel Brody

| Toronto • Palm Beach • Boston • New York |
| 561-283-2434 | 416-274-8484 |
| daniel@brody.ca | http://www.brody.ca/ |


CHIEF INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

GLOBAL PROGRAM MANAGEMENT | IT STRATEGY | SOLUTIONS ARCHITECTURE

Accomplished Information Technology executive with extensive experience in defining IT strategies and building and leading top teams to implement effective global, multi-million dollar programs. Specializes in optimizing performance, analyzing and resolving technical issues, and executing critical strategic initiatives for various industries. Entrepreneurial, business-centric thinker with in-depth knowledge of information systems to design complex business solutions resulting in significant costs savings and increased productivity. Exceptional communicator and team motivator with the ability to facilitate executive communications and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders across the business and technical functions. Trusted technology advisor to investors and VC’s with a focus on customer mindset.


Areas Of Expertise

  • Operations Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Digital Media
  • Analysis, Strategic Planning
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Enterprise/Cloud/Mobile Applications
  • Global IT Leadership
  • IoT and Big Data
  • Process Improvements
  • Complex Solutions Design
  • Budgeting & Management
  • SOX, ISO, SAS70 Compliance
  • Change Management
  • Strategic Initiatives
  • Diverse Information Systems
  • Team Communications
  • IT Governance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Project Management
  • Start-ups

Professional Qualifications

  • Strategic and analytical leader with strong general business savvy capable of assessing an organization’s business mission, market, operational priorities and needs while implementing appropriate cost control to core systems.
  • Lead IT planning process, ensuring sound business cases and analyzing critical operational requirements that support, improve and transform business strategy, processes, communication, and operations.
  • Leadership for Organizational change and transformation, developing highly efficient and effective teams leveraging and delivering technology to maximize corporate competitiveness and keep pace with the overall growth of business.
  • Develop the overall information vision, strategy, and processes for the enterprise, including policy and guidelines to achieve internal/external compliance and operational stability / delivery.

Professional Experience

WESTPOLE CAPITAL INC, Toronto, ON                                                                May 2016 - Present

Chief Technology Officer CTO

Fintech Institutional Portfolio Manager PM5  and  Healthtech system for  long-term care of patients, both systems are designed to run the same technology stack and be scalable on Microsoft Azure.

  • Provide solution inception, design, project and budget creation, technology and team selection.
  • Assists CEO with fundraising and strategy, Director of Product with feature road mapping, the CMO with sales, and the CLO with defining the company's legal strategy - the voice of the technology.
  • Help build, manage, and validate Tech Roadmap.
  • Architect provides solution inception, design.
  • Microsoft Azure Stack – Service Fabric, MSSQL, DocumentDB, PowerBI, Web App, .NET, C#, Angularjs
  • Sets the tone, best practices, strategy for technical operations - be that coding, architecture, scaling.
  • Makes the final tech decisions, on the best advice of the best engineers.
  • Handles hiring, firing, recruiting, job assignments.
  • Builds team morale, helps keep people happy, motivated, fit, fed, trained, and focused
  • Surrogate parent (or life coach, or innkeeper) for the engineers.
  • Gives the company strength, credibility.

ANTHEM SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, New York, NY and Toronto, ON              Sep 2013 – Mar 2016

Chief Digital Technology Officer

Establish solutions to increase digital revenue, consumer conversion and change management to digital business.

Manage social networks, schedule messages and measure ROI right from analytics dashboard.

  • Manage and measure email results, integrate with brand index and fan engagement. API to all the key social platforms.
  • Senior project manager for digital over the top broadcast and engagement business

Key Accomplishments:

  • Designed and built Video CMS for control of digital properties, integration of analytic and MCC system into the websites and apps.
  • Construction of apps in iOS, Android, AppleTV, FireTV and Xbox for the various channels.
  • Recreated marketing automation solution “MCC marketing control center” for sports and entertainment to drive fan engagement across the channels.
  • Designed and built new version in HTML5 and Java Spring front-end, simplifying first use on Oracle11 DB.
  • Re-architected server configuration on AWS and Private Hosting Data Servers.
  • Created PMI standards and PM server for managing new development and reporting.
  • Reorganized onshore and offshore teams for more accountability and greater efficiency.
  • Part of the M&A team that acquired value add games and services. As a new start-up focused on fan engagement including sports and gambling related gaming sites.
  • Created custom data analytics dashboard that gathers data from the disparate

 

ARCBAZAR.COM INC, Boston, MA                                                                                                          May 2015 – Nov 2015

Interim Chief Information and Technology Officer

Stabilized the platform scale and ensured due diligence passage from investors successfully to raise Series A funding for an online competition web page for small to medium scale design projects to allow an easy and fast connection interface between clients, young architectural designers and contractors.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Prioritized development time and scope on two projects that met immediate return both for revenue and improved market position.
  • Re-architected server configuration on Amazon Web Services to more efficiently deploy services, balance traffic load, and improve security with a net effect of neutral spend but 10x plus browsing speed, burst scalability, and more efficient storage.
  • Created PMI standards and PM server for managing new development and reporting.

 

 

iHORSE TECHNOLOGIES, New York, NY                                                                                             2010 – 2014

Chief Information and Managing Director North America

Directed technology decisions as contract CIO / CTO for clients and supported change management relating to solution upgrades for an on shore / off shore development company providing consulting and development services to “Start-Up, Re-Starts and established solution companies.

  • Functioned as Senior Project Manager, ensuring a high level of accountability and on time delivery, and as a business consultant and executive project manager to clients.
  • Directly involved in technology road mapping for the start-ups, restarts, and turn-around.
  • Business development and marketing initiatives with a mandate of the rapid growth of sales and services.
  • Projects included Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Complex API integrations, Mobile and E-commerce.
  • Managed teams of 200 developers and project lead both on and offshore.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Strategized the MVP approach, taking the product quickly to the market
  • Developed products and technology for clients
  • On boarded client on MS Bizspark and Azure Cloud and promoted to Bizspark Plus
  • Advisor and co-founder of Launch180.com start-up accelerator.
  • Direct involvement in technology platforms such as .Net, Oracle, Java, LAMP, CouchDB, C#, Nodejs.

 

STEELMAN SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS, Toronto, ON                                                                         2002 – 2011

Chief Information Officer and Managing Director

Launched channel reseller programs and strategic alliances in Asia, Latin America, and Europe and successfully grew sales from 0 to $10M in first two years for a global ERP of vertical applications designed specifically to meet needs of manufacturers/suppliers of steel and metals.

  • Executive Project Manager for client initiatives, managed teams of 40-60 consultants and supported the client with change management and process engineering optimization.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Designed and Developed metal vertical ERP solution.
  • Architecting and built MES and WMS for optimization of metal manufacturing and distribution.
  • Designed API for integration to other client systems
  • Designed and developed BI dashboards and tools for analytics of enterprise data.
  • Managed large scale projects of up for public companies, SOX compliance and teams of 65+.
  • Board member of Steel Industry System Association published numerous articles.

 

RADIOBEACON Warehouse Management Systems, Toronto, ON                                                    1995 – 2002

VP Professional Services and VAR Channel Development

Launched reseller channel programs and strategic alliances in USA, Canada, and Australia and completed over 150 projects. Worked with clients on process optimization and change management. Reduce implementations from months to days. Wrote specification and worked on product development design.

  • Designed, Developed and Implementation Consulting of major ERP solution.
  • Architecting WMS supply chain.
  • Designed API for integration to other client systems
  • Managed large scale projects including government and public companies.
  • Process engineering

Education & Select Certifications

Bachelor Arts & Science (FAS), Business and Computer Sciences

INNIS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY of TORONTO

Certifications

  • 2015   - MS Xbox developer
  • 2015   - Unity developer
  • 2013   - Microsoft Bizspark Partner
  • 2011    - Certified HCP Advanced First Aid for Ski Patroller
  • 2007   - VCP - VMware Certified Professional
  • 2005   - ASC – ACCPAC Certified Consultant
  • 2004   - PMP - Project Manager Professional Certified
  • 2002   - MCSE - Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
  • 2002   - OCP – Oracle Certified Professional
  • 2001   - CNS – Certified Novell Salesperson (Solutions version 6)
  • 1999    - MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional
  • 1998    - Radio Frequency 2.4GHz Cert Symbol Products
  • 1998    - PMI - Project Management Institute Courses
  • 1997     - Radio Frequency 900MHz Cert Handheld Products
  • 1994    - Inventory Management Strategies - Gordon Graham
  • 1992    - UCA - Unix Certified Administrator (Motorola System 5)
  • 1990    - CNA - Certified Novell Administrator 3.1x

Patent

 DIGITAL PUBLISHING AND DYNAMIC INTEGRATION (#EP 1097422 A1), 1999

http://www.google.com/patents/EP1097422A1?cl=ja

Solutions Experience

  • Cloud and Virtualization Technology – , Amazon AWS, MS Azure, Rackspace, VMware servers and clustering
  • Data warehousing and Databases - Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MySQL, MongoDB, CouchDB
  • CRM - Salesforce, pipedrive, Act, Marketo, SugarCRM, TygerCRM, Eloqua, SalesLogix, Frontrange, Zendesk, MCC, Zoho CRM, Goldmine
  • ERP – Netsuke, Oracle E-Business Suite, JDEdwards, Microsoft Dynamics AX/GP, SAGE, Epicor ERP,  ACCPAC, SAP Business One, Infor, xTuple
  • Manufacturing - Sage X3, Epicor Manufacturing, MS Dynamics GP, JDE, SAP1, STEELMAN, PLEX,
  • BI Tools - Oracle BI, Talend, SharePoint, Salesforce Analytics Cloud, Pentaho, Sage X3, Tableau, SAP Crystal Reports
  • Supply Chain WMS - RADIO BEACON, i2, Manhattan Associates
  • Retail - touch bistro, MS Retail Management, Pronto, SAGE InfoPOS, Shopify, uTouchPOS,
  • Operating Systems - WIN20xx, Linux RedHat/CentOS, Ubuntu, Novell 3.x, 4.x, 5.x
  • Mobile Development and Deployment - Apple iOS, Google Android, Windows 10 and Xbox, Blackberry
  • E-Business Tools – Oracle-JDevloper, Microsoft-.NET, Progress, Adobe, Toad,
  • VoIP Software - Digium, RingCentral, ShoreTel, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Virtual PBX, Avaya IP
  • Email Servers - MS Exchange, Zimbra, Sendmail, Bongo, Novell Groupwise, Postfix, Dovecot
  • Maintenance Management - STEELMAN, Infor EAM, IFS
  • Security - Symantec, Avast!, Kaspersky, AVG, CheckPoint, Cisco,
  • Middleware – Citrix, Oracle AS10g/11g, Apache, TomCat,
  • Content / Document Management - Optio, Omtool, Wordpress, SharePoint, Drupal, Joomla, OpenText
  • Project Management – SharePoint, OrangeScrum, Bugzilla, Replicon, MS Project, JIRA, Basecamp, Trello,
  • Major Stacks - LAMP, MEAN, Microsoft, Java, Oracle
  • Networking - Experienced on various LAN, WAN, VPN configurations and hardware

Regulatory

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • SAS 70
  • ISO 9000 quality management compliance
  • Confidential Security Clearance (Inactive SSA US Gov )
  • Emergency Medical First Responder

Volunteering

  • Incubes (Startup Mentor)  -  2010 – Present
  • Launch180.com co-founder of accelerator  - 2011 - Present
  • Canadian Ski Patrol System (Medic First Responder)  -  2011 - Present
  • Zareinu School for Special Needs Children Moveathon executive staff for event  -  1997/2004
  • SISA Steel Industry Software Association Board Member  -  2004/2007
  • Co-chairman of Charity Golf Classic for my community  -  1999/2004

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielbrody

Personal Blog, including articles, case studies, and sample projects: http://brody.ca/

Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/djbrody/videos

Launch180 Accelerator http://www.launch180.com/

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Skills

Technology Innovator

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.

Supply Chain Management

+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods

Information Technology

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Business Planning

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Entrepreneur

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Enterprise Resource Planning

+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES

CIO

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Project/team leadership

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods

Project Management

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Business Development

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.

Product Development

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc

Agile / Waterfall / Kanban Project Management

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods

Business/Marketing Planning

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.

MySQL

+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Service-Oriented Architecture

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Management

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

System Analysis

+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc

 

SaaS
+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Java

+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Mobile App Design

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Executive Project Leadership

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc

Product Launches

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES

+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc

Systems Design

+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Offshore team Management

+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc

Channel Management Direct Sales

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.

Strategic Partnerships

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Brand Management

+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.

Team Development

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

SOX Compliance

+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc

CASL Compliance

+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

AWS / AZURE

+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+   Current at Westpole Capital

Fedora / Red Hat Enterprise Linux

+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+   Current at Westpole Capital

Cloud Computing

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  6 months at Arcbazar.com Inc
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc

Standard Software Process (SSP) project management

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

Oracle software

+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc

SCRUM

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group

ERP

+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods

People Management

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods

Process Improvement

+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods

Team Building and Project Management

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
+  5 years 1 months at Radio Beacon Inc.
+  2 years 4 months at Timbuktu Natural Foods

Software Design

+   Current at Westpole Capital
+  2 years 6 months at Anthem Media Group
+  3 years at IHORSE TECHNOLOGIES
+  8 years at Steelman Software Solutions Inc
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