Scott Schulman


Scott Shulman 544 Parkside Pointe Blvd., Apopka, FL 32712 (407) 539-4019 [email protected] Senior IT executive with over 20 years’ experience who brings a hands-on, strategic leadership focus to cross-discipline IT development and support organizations. Track record of transforming cost, quality, innovation and output of IT and Engineering departments to deliver maximum business value. A proven developer of IT leaders and technology professionals leveraging a highly visible and collaborative management style. Core competencies include: • Catalyst for Innovation • Business & IT Strategy Alignment • Cost Optimization • Leader of Change • Mergers & Acquisitions • Staff Motivation & Development • Driver of Excellence • Business Process Management • Vendor & Services Management • Cloud Transformation • Application Development Leadership • Modeling & Forecasting A proactive leader with a passion to deliver and the natural ability to identify and capitalize upon opportunities and best-of-breed solutions. An innovative, loyal, and results-orientated professional with strong technical, communication and interpersonal skills. Proven history in surpassing targets within deadline, regardless of obstacles. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science BS/EIT, Computer Science Information Technology, University of Central Florida (UCF) Associates in Arts, AA, Seminole Community College, Longwood, FL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE VP of Information Technology - WesTower Communications, Orlando, FL (2012 – Present) • Member of SLT, and led the enterprise IT strategic planning, tactical operation planning, and the development of contingency IT operation plans for production, development, QA and other environments, resulting in a clearly defined multi-year technology roadmap. • Led the technical aspects of a complete transformation from on premise infrastructure and operations to the cloud. This includes SSO/Identity management, mail migration from Exchange to Microsoft 365, and local/corporate storage to Microsoft’s one-drive and SharePoint online, and migration from physical and VMWare/Citrix virtualized environments over to Amazon’s AWS cloud platform, resulting in nearly a 30% IT reduction in spend annually • Implemented Data Governance, KPI, Executive Dashboards, Security, and Strategic Design of Infrastructure, Cloud/Local Storage, Data Centers, and all systems. Established weekly executive dashboards citing metrics on server and systems performance, utilization, capacity, trends, etc. • Delivered nearly 25% reduction in IT spends while increasing business value, efficiency, stability, and availability, of systems and processes. • Turned around system operations to achieve and maintain over 99.9% system availability and remediation of all prior IT General Controls issues. This effort was calculated at over 300% improvement in critical system areas. • Lead the application Development & Infrastructure Systems teams to facilitate enterprise application architecture initiatives, and seamless non-stop production computing to the organization. This included daily JAD sessions, programming standards, and in-house development of 6 multi-channel mobile and field collection applications, saving the company over $200K in annual spend. • Developed and implemented standards, procedures, best practices and business processes for all aspect of the enterprise IT infrastructure, including information security and data protection, resulting in significant savings and improvements in efficiency. Oversaw production scheduling and change management processes to achieve performance criteria’s as specified in customer/committed Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) Director of Information Technology - ZeroChaos, Orlando, FL (2010 – 2012) • Created a 2-Year Strategic Infrastructure Roadmap for the company’s SaaS, services, and desktop business development needs including High-Availability, Disaster Recovery and Contingency planning, and Capacity planning initiatives. This resulted the approval of a $3.4m annual budget and the appropriate staffing. • Streamlined the organization’s VMware, high-availability storage, and server management resulting in a 35% physical hardware reduction, and streamlined the overall performance of the hosting environment, saving the company nearly $1m annually. • Architected and deployed multiple Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity strategies based on RPO and RTO objectives and business goals, saving the organization a calculated $113K per day in lost productivity in the event of a catastrophic disaster.. • Responsible for 24x7x365 delivery for over 100 Windows and Linux servers servicing the SaaS services, back-office, infrastructure, and company initiatives. • Managed the local and off-site technology staff, along with directly managing outside contractors and project based consultants. • Project manager on company-wide technology assessment including penetration testing, performance testing, and storage I/O improvement initiatives. Responsibilities include Data Center Hosting, Production Hosting, Staff Management, P&L Responsibilities, Project Management, and various levels of billing administration. Director of IT/CIO - MC Assembly, Palm Bay, FL (2008 – 2010) • Created a 5-Year Technology Roadmap, for this 1,200 person electronic contract manufacturing organization, identifying the technical strategies to support strategic vision, planning and business development needs. Full-charge responsibility for Application Development teams and contractors, developing primarily on Classic ASP, VB.Net, and SharePoint International software solutions • Deployed International video conferencing solutions saving over $100K annually. Deployed VMware resulting in an 80% physical hardware reduction, and streamlined the remaining physical and virtual 100 servers in 4 data centers, leveraging high availability and non-stop computing strategies with SLA provisions • Developed and implemented many successful technical operational/ business strategies, including lean mfg, just-in-time ordering, kaizen, and six sigma. Entrusted as the key products, services and manufacturing Steering Committee liaison, standardizing on technology suppliers and hardware/software solutions • Consistently surpassed all personal targets within deadline and budget, meeting all performance goals. • Architected and deployed multiple Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity strategies. Streamlined supply chain management, Inventory Mgmt, MRP, and ERP processes with hardware, thin client, embedded, RFID, and software solutions CIO – Roseville Farms, Apopka, FL (2004 - 2008) • Responsible for all technology and infrastructure of this 140 person, $10M national manufacturing operation and its subsidiaries. Responsibilities included all technical aspects of warehousing, inventory management, forecasting, logistics, and transportation coordination. Management responsibilities included infrastructure, local IT staff members, data center, and all internet accessible solutions. • With the use of technology, increased generated revenue and efficiency by 40%. Orchestrated many successful product introductions and developments. Successfully steered Advisory Boards for various industry projects, and improved operational readiness and strategic planning for 5-year plans • Implemented EDI, RFID, Wireless, and inventory controls, translating to bottom line savings and net efficiencies within routing, inventory, and transportation with industry standard hardware/software solutions • Expedited technology information transfer (EDI) between National "Big Box" Retail Chains including Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Albertsons