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LATASHA J. GARY
Email: lgary9@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

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



EXPERIENCE

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 management.

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)
  • North 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.
  • Implementation 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 senior management.
  • Development 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 users.
  • Data 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.
Sr. Systems (August 1994 to April 1996)
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)
  • Financials 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.
  • Technical 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.
Systems Analyst II (June 1989 to August 1992)
  • Application 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.
  • Application Developer: Responsible for developing and implementing enhancements to custom and packaged applications written in FORTRAN and QUIZ for varies departments.
Mobil Oil Corporation, Fairfax, VA
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 processes.

ACTIVITIES
  • ASSET Partners Investment Club: 1996 - present
  • Association for Women in Computing: Houston Chapter, 2000 - present
  • Howard University Alumni: Houston Chapter, 1990- present
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): 1982 - present
  • SKI Jammers: 2000 - present
  • Texas A&M University Association of Former Students: Houston Chapter, 1986 - present
  • Texas A&M University Black Former Students: 2000 - present
  • United Way - Project Blueprint Class of XXI: 2001 - present
  • Victimized By Way of Trespassing Outreach Ministry: 1996 - present
  • Hobbies: Hiking, Tennis, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Jogging, Mountain Biking, and Mountain Climbing

 


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