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LATASHA J. GARY
Howard University, Washington, D.C.
M.S. in Computer Science, Overall GPA: 3.50/4.00
September 1987 - May 1989
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
B.S. in Computer Science
September 1981 - May 1985
Compaq Computer Corporation
Director (March 2001 to present) World Wide Sales & Service
Sales Operations: Lead a team of managers, analyst and developers
to provide global system support for calculating commissions
for the sales and service force in the regions. Responsibilities
include managing a remote team of Compaq employees, contractors
and consultants, replacing legacy systems, influencing vendor
product capabilities, budgeting and forecasting; and resource
Sr. Manager (January 2000 to March 2001)
Commercial Personal Computing Group eCommerce IT Manager: Lead
Project Integration Teams integrating web front-end applications
with order management/fulfillment systems. Responsibilities
include managing project leaders, setting project priorities,
schedules and roadmap, influencing technology, budgeting and
forecasting; and resource rationalization.
IT Manager (April 1996 to January 2000)
Systems (August 1994 to April 1996)
America IT Manager: Responsible for leading a team of analyst
and developers supporting retail, order management and manufacturing
systems on a variety of platforms. Responsibilities included
leading teams to upgrade software packages to be Y2K compliant,
enhancing system capabilities, and providing user support.
Additional responsibilities include comprehensive software
evaluation, setting priorities, defining project roadmap,
budgeting and forecasting, resource rationalization, and
interacting with Sr. Management.
Manager: As of December 1998 completed a thirteen-month
assignment in Singapore to manage and lead the on site activities
for implementing SAP R/3 (FICO, SD, MM) release 3.0 in Singapore,
Malaysia, Thailand, India, and Asia Regional Headquarters.
Responsibilities includes facilitating scoping and design
sessions, managing local development of data conversion
routines and local interfaces, planning and executing site
readiness activities including business process changes,
change management, end user training, infrastructure setup,
site system testing and communicating project status to
Manager: Implemented SAP R/3 (FICO, SD, MM) release 3.0
in Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru. Responsibilities included
identifying site requirements; creating deliverables to
communicate project status to senior management; obtaining
site user buy-in on functionality implemented at previous
sites; parallel development and integration with the manufacturing
team for the Brazil implementation. Additional responsibilities
included managing configurators; designing corporate and
local interfaces; coordinating development resources; developing
system test plans, conversion plans, education plans and
execution plans. Supported existing SAP R/3 live sites in
Canada and Latin America, implementing enhancements and
bug fixes identified by the sites and supported by the core
Conversion Manager: Responsible for converting four Latin
American countries (Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, and
Chile) from their Oracle based legacy systems to SAP R/3
release 2.2. Managed team from analysis through implementation.
Developed the transition plan for converting four Asia countries
(Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, and China) from the ASK
legacy based system to SAP R/3 release 2.2.
Canada Implementation Coordinator: Project Managed activities
with Corporate to implement SAP R/3 (FICO, SD, MM) at the Toronto
Sales Subsidiary. Developed and maintained a project plan to
coordinate efforts from the core and local user teams, application
teams, technology teams, and conversions and interface team.
Created deliverables to communicate project status to senior
management; reengineered core and local business processes;
identified required processes and extensions; developed and
implemented education plans; defined user acceptance test criteria;
defined execution plans.
Systems Analyst III (August 1992 to August 1994)
Analyst II (June 1989 to August 1992)
Analyst: Implemented Oracle 9.4 GL and AP at the Toronto
Sales Subsidiary. Functional lead for AR and RA and managed
the conversion activities from ASK 6.0 to Oracle 9.4 GL,
AR, RA, OE, INV, PUR.
Trainer: Trained internal IM staff on PowerBuilder, SQL,
Relational Database Design, Distributed Systems, and FORTRAN.
Position included traveling to Singapore to train staff
and customizing standard vendor training material.
Oil Corporation, Fairfax, VA
Support Analyst: Supported program maintenance change control
and assisted internal IM staff with application program
enhancements written in FORTRAN, COBOL, and QUIZ. Provide
hot-line support and program changes for the Tokyo office.
Developer: Responsible for developing and implementing enhancements
to custom and packaged applications written in FORTRAN and
QUIZ for varies departments.
Systems Analyst (December 1986 to May 1989)
Technical Support Analyst: Created analyst tools, developed
system modules and interfaces to support the development of
a custom purchasing systems for Marketing and Manufacturing
written in COBOL.
Vocational Industrial Clubs of America- National & State medallion
winner, American VICA degree
Atlantic Research Corporation, Gainesville, VA
Programmer Analyst (November 1985 to December 1986)
Application Support Analyst: Implemented and supported the Boeing
Production Management System (PMS) written in FORTRAN. Responsibilities
include documenting user requirements and implementing system
enhancements for the Receiving and Shop Floor Control business
Partners Investment Club: 1996 - present
for Women in Computing: Houston Chapter, 2000 - present
University Alumni: Houston Chapter, 1990- present
Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): 1982 - present
Jammers: 2000 - present
A&M University Association of Former Students: Houston Chapter,
1986 - present
A&M University Black Former Students: 2000 - present
Way - Project Blueprint Class of XXI: 2001 - present
By Way of Trespassing Outreach Ministry: 1996 - present
Hiking, Tennis, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Jogging, Mountain
Biking, and Mountain Climbing