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DAVID ROBERTS OLSON

Business Solutions Consultant

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LPA, INC., Irvine, CA

2007-2012

Information Systems Manager

 

Develop an enterprise architecture plan in the early stages of implementation. Oversee all aspects of the firm’s information systems requirements including future state technical infrastructure, enterprise information systems, information management, business/information/application architecture, and business intelligence roadmaps.

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Recruited as the firm’s first Information Systems Manager to develop a five-year plan used as a communications tool to help everyone understand the organization better and create a roadmap for future Information Systems.

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Produced software development cost savings of approximately 50%, compared to a comparable local partner, by developing and managing an integrated team of local and offshore partners in Thailand and Vietnam.

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Established firm’s first digital asset management system, improving collaboration and leading to a 25-50% increase in productivity and efficiency due to reduced time required for managing Information Systems projects and files.

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Improved time delivery for software development projects by 3-6 months; focused on time-boxed, iterative development cycles rather than open-ended schedules by aligning industry standards with experience.

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Managed the successful design, development, and implementation of a custom software application for a high-profile external client, saving the client about 80% on the cost of commercial equivalents.

 

THE USER GROUP, Laguna Niguel, CA

1997-2007

Business Analyst, Software Solutions Consultant

Managed and oversaw entire lifecycle of projects from inception to completion. Designed and developed custom software applications and reports for several clients in a variety of industries including architecture and engineering, travel tour operator, healthcare, and sports apparel and equipment that provided new and enhanced capabilities that improved productivity and efficiency.

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Produced software solutions for high-profile clients including Nike and LPA.

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Dramatically improved access to information and provided new and enhanced business insights that supported decision making and provided accountants with research tools to find information quickly.

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Simplified architecture within software applications to improve organization.

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Streamlined techniques and increased ease of use within applications by introducing user interface standards.

 

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS (AIL), San Marcos, CA

1997

Information Technology Manager

Stabilized and maintained network health, resolved issues with servers, connectivity, workstations, and devices such as printers and modems, and maintained the Solomon IV accounting system.

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Increased sales team productivity by designing and developing custom software tools.

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Developed system for tracking information including vendor communication for troubleshooting, purchases, and problem resolution to increase future efficiency.

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Stabilized the network and servers, providing consistent uptime of network resources.

 

 

LPA, INC., Irvine, CA

1995-1996

Accountant/Software Consultant

Hired as an Accountant; simultaneously acted in the capacity of Business Analyst and Software Developer.

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Integrated tools and processes that optimized productivity in the accounting and human resources procedures.

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Increased efficiency by developing repeatable manual processes and then automating repetitive tasks.

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Developed a custom automated database application that integrated with the accounting system and eliminated hours of daily duplicate data entry.