My Experience

Director, Development & Digital

September 2014 - Current

Responsibilities

  • Development and testing of Point of Sale, Back Office & Above Store applications

Senior Director, Digital Technology, Innovation & Integration

August 2012 - September 2014

Accomplishments

  • Defined a mobile app strategy that doubled the conversion rate for digital ordering through those channels
  • Primary author of the DTII department charter and internal innovation process
  • Built relationships with vendors to leverage their innovation strategies within our organization
  • Built a partnership with Google Hands Free payment solution team to become a launch partner for northern California restaurants
  • Initiated partnership discussions with Venmo for Payshare initiative
  • Led exploration and RoI evaluations on new technologies such as voice assisted ordering and mobile payment alternatives

Responsibilities

  • Defining company strategy for how our stores, franchisees, corporate teams and customers would interact with the company via mobile devices
  • Defining company strategy for how we collect and analyze metric and machine data from our eCommerce and point of sale applications
  • Defining company strategy for eCommerce, card present and mobile payments with an emphasis on planning for EMV liability shift and tokenization

Senior Manager, Business Solutions

January 2007 - August 2012

Accomplishments

  • Formed an internal Business Analyst Roundtable to standardize practices and training for all business analysts in the Information Systems division
  • Lead an effort to implement an automated testing tool that decreased regression testing from days to hours
  • Managed requirements and created functional design for a fraud enhancement solution that decreased losses due to accepting bad checks by 90%
  • Managed requirements and created functional design to add a new order mode that decreased the number of keystrokes required to take an order by over 60%
  • Managed requirements and created functional design to allow store personnel to automate the update and cancel of orders placed with the online ordering system which reduced call volume to the online support team by 3,000 calls per week
  • Performed a detailed gap analysis on three point of sale and two back office applications during the selection phase for the next generation restaurant management system project
  • Managed requirements and created functional design for the first in-store graphical applications in company history
  • Managed the data change process to achieve over 99% first time accuracy rating for changes to system settings
  • Primary UX designer and requirements manager for a ground-up point of sale reimplementation
  • Demonstrated numerous technology solutions to executive leadership, franchisees and the board of directors

Responsibilities

  • Managed a team of 35+ Business Analysts & Quality Assurance professionals responsible for over 3,000 restaurant locations and our eCommerce platform
  • Managed the process to create an instore test network that mimicked the interaction between store systems and above store systems
  • Managed the elicitation process for all aspects of the internally developed, proprietary restaurant management and eCommerce systems
  • Facilitated the creation and care of multiple new test labs for legacy and next generation restaurant management systems
  • Managed relationships with third party vendors who provided card and check processing services to store locations
  • Supported over 600 franchisee groups in multiple countries and all 50 states
  • Created and presented continuing education for all business analysts in the Information Systems division
  • Responsible for hiring, promotion and performance reviews for analysts in the Business Solutions department
  • Managed departmental budgets for multiple teams and vendors

Senior Consultant - Siebel Practice

May 2006 - November 2006

Accomplishments

  • Created a roadmap for a major financial services company to standardize their multiple processes and systems into a single process and system instance for all business units.
  • Siebel 7.7 Certified Business Analyst

Responsibilities

  • Studied Siebel 7.8 and 8.0 releases in depth, with emphasis in Field Service, Call Center and Order Management functions
  • Performed high level requirements gathering for clients in the Financial, High Tech and Manufacturing industries
  • Provided process and support to Sales Teams:
  • Advised sales representatives on application strengths
  • Helped customers determine their weaknesses and what process or system changes could improve their corporation
  • Contributed suggested phases and timelines for customer implementation blueprint documents

Analyst Team Lead

January 2002 - May 2006

Accomplishments

  • Decreased large contract entry time from 4 hours to 1 hour
  • Led initiative to digitize customer documentation for record retention
  • Reduced 20 country specific systems to a single, global instance
  • Created a single, unified global business process for management of extended warranties
    Responsibilities
  • Lead business areas in eliciting and defining world-wide requirements and business processes
  • Managed testing activities for system-designed solutions and business processes
  • Acted as the liaison between technical personnel, solution design teams and business representatives during solution design and implementation phases
  • Implemented process changes and software solutions globally
  • Created functional designs for system integrations
  • Helped to formulate headcount projections before, during and post system migrations
  • Elicited requirements and created functional designs for management and tactical reports
  • Lead a team of testers in validating new business processes against a newly developed system