Jose Solera


Director, Railinc

Location: Cary, NC/USA



Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Multi-faceted global executive with successful track record in multi-million dollar PMO, software development, project/program management, and leadership development with F500 firms as well as smaller organizations. People-developer and process-improvement champion. Pioneered Agile approaches in the mid 1990s for the Intel Inside(r) Program system development. Teacher, coach, and mentor. Excellent communicator with all levels, including CEO. Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt. Native Spanish speaker with international living and travel experience. Extensive volunteer experience with Boy Scouts of America, PMI, and Rotary.

Work experience

Railinc, Director - IT Enterprise Services & PMO
June 2010 - Present, Cary, North Carolina, United States
Program lead for Enterprise Service Initiatives: - Mainframe migration (to Java/Oracle mid-range environment) - Master Data Management (focus on customer information) - Single Sign On reengineering - Disaster Recovery - SLA improvements - Agile evangelist - IT PMO lead - UI/UX

Solera Associates LLC, President and Principal
November 2008 - Present, Durham, North Carolina, United States
Consult, train, and coach project and program managers on how to improve their leadership skills, efficiency and effectiveness. Provide Project Management Office and Project Management services to firms of all sizes to successfully complete projects and programs. Clients include an aerospace company, Duke University Medical Center, and Railinc.

Symantec, IT Program Director
September 2006 - October 2008, Durham, North Carolina, United States
In charge of a cross-IT program to support a new business capability, I'm driving the effort through new-to-Symantec approaches such as "Map Day". My approach has "saved weeks if not months" in getting the project launched. I've proliferated this approach by training and mentoring other PMs in the process. I've also developed an initial Program Management methodology leveraging PMI's and the UK's CCTA program management methodologies and have started discussions on using OPM3 to guide the development of project managers.

Intel Corporation, Director
August 1983 - July 2006, Santa Clara, California, United States
* Implemented culture of leadership in IT Production support group, ~2,300 persons worldwide * Directed group-wide, worldwide activities which developed leadership in the organization * Developed model to describe leadership development effort. Submitted for external publication * Drove succession management efforts with HR * Coordinated with corporate and IT efforts, influencing them as needed Other prior positions (more details below): * Assistant Director, Safety & Security Initiative * Director, Program Management, Internet Business Solutions * Director, Year 2000 Program Office * Applications Development Manager * Applications Tools Manager * Programmer/Analyst * 80386 Product Marketing Engineer