Key Accomplishments Leonard Stephen Leffand
Summary: In a career spanning over 20 years in information technology I have successfully contributed in all areas of the industry. In addition to providing hands on services across all information technology disciplines I have had a very strong track record in managing complex technology projects. I have been extremely successful on the business development side of information technology having developed many technology service lines and assisted or had direct responsibility for framing and closing tens of millions of dollars in professional services over the course of my career.
2001: Developed high level consulting relationships with firms such as Lifetime Cable Television Network, Alliance Capital Management, Village Voice Media, Mohegan Sun Casino, Eisner Technology, Instinet, AXA Client Services, Bear Stearns, Dime Savings Bank, Chase and Citigroup. Using a consultative selling approach I was able to develop trusted advisor relationships with these clients acting in both a selling and consulting capacity.
2000: Framed, scoped, closed and managed numerous Network Vulnerability Studies to a premiere group of CNS/AimNet confidential clients.
2000: Framed, scoped, closed and program managed a Windows 2000 migration architecture and planning services project for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation (Foxwoods Resort and Casino) for a user base of 4,000 against competition from Microsoft Consulting and IBM Global Services.
2000: Framed, scoped, closed and program managed a Windows 2000 migration architecture and planning services project for BMG Entertainment for a user base of 2,500.
2000: Named Business Development and Program Manager under a contract arrangement with the CNS Group, an IT consultancy firm. That contract was later assigned to and renewed by AimNet Solutions a Managed Services and Professional Services start-up firm. Responsible for the development of all high-end consulting engagements, development of fixed price proposals, program management of the engagements and overall client satisfaction.
1999: Outsourced CIO for CNS Group.
1999: Responsible for the selection, acquisition and implementation of an ERP system for the CNS Group. The system consisted of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, payroll, service call management, order entry, human resources, project accounting and project management modules.
1998: Responsible for the business development, program management and the creation of a fixed price proposal for over $5MM in revenue for a migration to Netware 4.x and Windows NT 4.0 for a base of over 4,000 users throughout the St. Luke’s / Beth Israel Health Care System now known an Continuum Health Partners. Responsible for managing a team of over 20 members including 3 project managers, 12 engineers and technicians and 8 hospital staff employees.
1998: Responsible for the development of a comprehensive methodology to test internally developed client server applications implemented in Power Builder and Sybase technologies on the new NT 4.0 desktop architecture for a base of over 8,000 users at Pepsi-Cola Headquarters. Also advised senior management on strategies for deployment of the new technology across the enterprise.
1997: Formally developed the CNS Group project management processes, methodologies and deliverables.
1997: Formally developed the CNS Group large-scale technology migration program processes, methodologies and deliverables.
1997: Responsible for the business development, program management and the creation of fixed price proposals for over $1MM in revenue for infrastructure projects at Tetley USA, including the reengineering of their entire USA Network.
1997: Outsourced CIO for Forum Capital Markets.
1996: Responsible for the business development, program management and the creation of multiple fixed price proposals for over $1MM in revenue for infrastructure projects at Forum Capital Markets.
1996: Designed company-wide NT Domain architecture and developed corporate NT standards and policies for the Bank of New York.
1995: Developed the migration plan from Windows 3.x to Windows 95 for Pfizer Pharmaceutical for a base of over 3,000 users.
1993: Graduated Polytechnic University with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with a GPA of 3.9/4.0.
1993: Program manager for the migration of a disparate set of enterprise systems to a common IBM mainframe platform for the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Responsible for managing a team of over 30 members including 4 managers, 8 consultants and over 20 Kaiser staff employees.
1992: Elected to the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society.
1989: Reporting to the Senior Vice-President for Credit Policy designed, tested and implemented the Citibank Account Fulfillment System responsible for processing up to one million credit card applications per month making credit acceptance, declinations and credit line decisions.
1989: Selected for “Who’s Who” in the Computer Industry.
1987: Began first of several consulting assignments for IBM throughout the NY Metropolitan region performing software architecture, development and testing services.
1987: Left IBM in good standing to pursue my own independent IT consulting practice in business now for 15 years.
1985: Accepted position with IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY as a Staff Engineer working on the development of the 3090-mainframe hardware system design and architecture.
1985: Graduated Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
1984: Selected as a consultant for IBM World Trade Headquarters in Tarrytown, NY to develop custom management development software.
1983: Attended IBM New Manager’s School.
1983: Selected as a consultant for IBM Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, NY to develop custom management development software.
1983: Selected as a Resident Assistant at Northeastern University.
1981: Assisted Northeastern University Professor Dr. Karen Lemone with the development of the first textbook for the DEC VAX-11/780 assembly language.
1981: Became full member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
1980: Selected as only one of ten freshmen for first year co-op program at Northeastern University. Normally, this program begins in the sophomore year. The co-op assignment was at IBM Poughkeepsie in the high performance processor development laboratory.
1979: Taught summer internship program in computer science at the City University of New York while a senior at Harry S. Truman High School.
1979: Selected to participate in the Executive High School Internship Program at Goddard Institute for Space Studies at NASA in lieu of my final senior semester in high school.