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William James McEachran Tel: 289.356.4406 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A unique blend of executive business experience, IT Project Management, and computer networking and programming builds. My skillset includes:

  • Technology Project Manager, (PMP designation achieved 2012)

  • Extensive retail business, franchise and technology background.

  • Executive level management with responsibilities in IT, Accounting, Finance, and Operations.

BUSINESS SKILLS

Project Management (PMP 2012)

Accounting/Bookkeeping

Teaching/Mentoring

Work-flow/Process Management

Recruitment and Training

Business Process Improvement

24/7 Retail Operations

Operating Procedures / Manuals

Supplier Management

Environmental Monitoring

Forecasts/Budgets

Real Estate Management

Logistics

Change Management

Marketing/Promotion

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE

Web site integration

Virtual machines (Vmware/Virtualbox)

Web Servers / Apache2

Documentation System/Mediawiki

MySQL, PHP, Javascript

Shell / scripting

Security/firewalls

Document Management

Linux / Unix / Windows / OSX

Networking (SMB/CIFFS)

Encryption

Legacy Systems

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Among the many project management / IT consulting projects I’ve been responsible for are:

Replaced legacy account AIX Unix accounting system to include, document management and work-flow software. Integrated new system with old custom industry software and Mediawiki (self documentation).

Integrated Insurance Cooperative legacy system with 3 major Insurance Companies systems via daily flat file exchanges. Service 100’s of end-user cooperative client companies via web site integration.

Salesforce integration of legacy application using Salesforce's Restful API (PHP) calls .

Accept BAI2 bank format files into Accounting Systems for automated bank reconciliations

EDUCATION

University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Science

Linux Professional Institute Level 1 Certification

PMP certification (2012)

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

IT Consulting Project Management, Self Employed 2010 – Present

  • Insurance industry projects building EDT systems, revising invoice system , incorporating VM infrastructure. MySQL integration for web based end-customer purposes. Security, dynamic firewalls, PKI with data partners.

  • Salesforce integration of legacy application using Salesforce's Restful API (PHP) calls .

  • Trucking Industry – web based documentation manager accepting documents via fax, uploads, emails, web-based transfers and linking them with load records. Developed mapping application.

 

Systems Development Manager, Major Cold Storage Company 2007 – 2010

  • Project management of critical Business Process Re-Engineering.

  • Introduced document management and work-flow. to company: increased communication and co-operation between departments.

  • Member of the ‘Crisis Management Team:

  • Initiated VMware virtual workstations and ESX virtual servers

  • Pioneered the Media-wiki documentation and mentored the various ‘wiki masters’ in the company.

 

Computer Consulting, Self Employed  2000 – 2007

Modernized legacy filePro/Unix system adding web integration.

  • Integrate legacy systems with bank system dramatically improving accuracy and timeliness of transactions. Initiated numerous busness process improvements – balancing schedules of contract payments, electronic funds transfers, user activity tracking/accountability and automatic bank reconciliation using bank’s web site and internal accounting data.

  • Developed a comprehensive filePro database program to control the scheduling of school bus routes and the required resources of personnel and equipment.

 

  • Contract Instructor of Linux and Unix, Seneca College Toronto 2001 – 2003

 

Vice President, Independent Gasoline Retailer  1984 – 2000

 

  • Administration of Retail Chain Operations, Real Estate Development and Leasing and Computer Systems.

  • Developed and operated a 24 out-let chain of retail gas stations with sales in excess of 40M

  • Formed and operated Outlet “bay” type car wash business.

  • Initiated environmental controls and procedures and operating standards and practices.

  • Responsible for the recruitment, training, and supervision of all on-site retail management.

  • Developed site plans and shepherded them through the municipal site plan process.

  • Experience with environmental contamination, containment, and cleanup.

  • Computer Systems: Created computer programs and networking. RedHat Linux, Windows, AutoCAD, filepro/SQL.


    W.J. McEachran     Tel: 289-356-4406      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Web: http://www.wjmceachran.com