Özlem Ulusoy-Chavez is a Certified Scrum Master and a PMI Certified Project Management Professional. Özlem has over a decade of experience managing emerging-technology projects. With a Master’s Degree in Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Özlem has a well rounded perspective that allows her to undertake even the most challenging of projects and guide them to completion with a high level of success.
Özlem balances the challenges of her professional life with a daily advanced-level of yoga practice. Dedicated to advancing in her personal life physically and mentally, Özlem’s twelve years of continuous yoga practice are a testament to her strength, flexibility, and stamina in business and in life.
Digital Onion, Project Management Consultant
June 2007 - Present, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Main lead executing large program management efforts for clients. Manage dispersed teams of engineers and product sponsors worldwide for software from start-to-finish. Charged with taking over under-performing project teams, train the team in agile methodologies and turnaround these projects for successful and timely completion. Perform organizational change management activities, advise clients on product-centric re-organization, and implement the recommendations. Perform business development activities for Digital Onion, negotiate contracts, perform financial analysis, prepare and present proposals to clients and perform trainings for internal teams.
Conscious Enlightenment, VP of Operations
September 2005 - June 2007, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Managed operations and technology divisions of the company. Oversaw the complete life cycle of web-based projects for the company and clients, from beginning to delivery. Coordinated the project activities of a group of international teams- the design team, architectural team and the development team. Constructed project plans for all projects and ensured that they are carried out in a timely manner. Provided communication to the relevant teams and business owners throughout the projects’ lives. Followed up with the current technological trends; advised the clients based on their business needs.
LandAmerica, Project Manager
February 2002 - August 2005, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Managed multiple medium-to-large sized projects for the Information Technology Division of LandAmerica Tax and Flood Services, one of the largest real estate servicing companies in the country. Outlined projects’ scopes, deadlines and budgetary constraints; ensured timely delivery of products. Provided communication and coordination between various stakeholders and the Application Development Team of the Information Technology Division. Prepared documentation for the systems, including specs, use-case scenarios and user guides. Trained users before the projects went live and after implementation as needed. Acted as a liaison between users and the application development teams during stages of projects and provided application support after implementation.