Jeff Schilling

  

CSM, PO, Consultant

Location: Boulder/Denver, CO

303-588-7393

Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile Denver

Biography

Jeff A Schilling

  

Agile product development demands an individual whose unique skillset and diverse expertise allows for a seamless transition into the fast-paced, demanding, and dynamic environment that is SCRUM. For nearly 7 years, I served as Chief Technology Officer and acting Chief Operations Officer for an investment firm, where my responsibilities comprised technology issues, human relations, budgeting, SEC compliance, and facilities management. My proven ability to exceed expectations derives from a management style developed over 20 plus years that allows for individuals to be actively engaged in their careers and overwhelming invested in the success of the organization.

My J.D., coupled with my B.S. and years of business experience, defines me as a person who can organize people and technologies so that problems are not only avoided, but eliminated. Such an approach allows for meaningful improvement rather than mere maintenance.  Later, when I was awarded a technology patent while at my most current job, I reaffirmed the advantages that expertise in both arenas provides.

Some people describe themselves in terms of a singular perspective; I describe myself as someone with multiple perspectives who can problem solve. In my twenties, I took a leave of absence from work, and bicycled solo around the world. It was by far the best preparation for knowing how to deal with change, with people, and with those things that at first blush appear beyond our control. I convey to my co-workers that they can trust me, and in turn, I have won their respect and dedication. Given what is at stake in the federal court system, I know that my skills and experience would mean nothing without my ability to work with people at all levels. I take pride in knowing that I can work with anyone, and bring people together in a way that many envision but few realize. 

 

Work experience

InfoPrint ( IBM/ Ricoh), Product Owner, Solutions Architect
June 2007 - March 2012, Boulder, CO, United States
Senior Solutions Architect Architect and implement Ricoh’s first “Cloud” based strategic “Software as a Service” offering. This SaaS solution replaced a complex, customer-production environment with a remotely, fully-administered Web/Cloud offering. This offering opened new markets by providing an affordable operational cost vs. capital cost model. The direct sales/installation team had 8 staff and the Rally Scrum development team included 25 people. Worldwide Marketing Product,/ Program Manager and Agile Product Owner Created Enterprise Analysis Solutions software for digital production print management, tracking, and scheduling increasing product sales by 400%. Implemented Rally/Scrum Agile development process having used RAD prior to Agile. Also PM for DataStream Transform Manager Blade server products increasing sales by 300%.

Westpeak Global Advisors, CTO/ COO
September 1999 - March 2007, Boulder, CO, United States
CTO and acting COO for an institutional investment firm utilizing quantitative methodologies to manage over $8 billion in assets under management. Directed Operations for a staff of 40 and IT RAD development for 9 people. Developed systems for Quantitative Analysis, trading and investment strategies. Completed SOX, SEC, and SAS70 annual compliance audits. Managed telecommunications and all third-party Investment Data Feeds and infrastructure, Managed all aspects of hardware/software and building infrastructure.

IBM,
November 1999 - September 1999, Denver/Boulder, CO, United States
Senior: Systems Engineer, Marketing Rep and Product Manager Internationally recognized technical lead and solution sales specialist for engineering/scientific industries including; GIS, Oil & Gas, 3D/Structural/Molecular Modeling, Civil and Architectural Engineering. Exceeded annual quotas of $15 Million. Leveraged IBM solutions into 400 new customers by providing highest levels of service and expertise and by solving customer declared “Critical Situations.”  Awarded a National Technical Directors Award, three 100 Percent Club Marketing Awards, and five Systems Engineering Technical Symposiums.