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Heidi Evenson


President, Cactus River, Inc.

Location: Summit, NJ

(908) 625-8441




Professional Summary

  • Seasoned Information Technology PMO/Program Manager adept at managing global, large-scale technology projects and programs and over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.  Senior management level presence with extensive experience serving as an active liaison between business and technology groups. 
  • A Certified Scrum Master with a keen interest in agile application development, as well as application lifecycle management, business process reengineering and optimization.  PMO/Program management experience expanded to include the infrastructure space on both a major consolidation and a merger program, both of which involved complex application remediation, migration and release planning.  
  • Extensive experience in presenting compelling justification for IT programs and initiatives to senior management, PMOs and Senior Executive Committees.  Experienced Operating Officer, skilled in financial and business analysis, cost benefit analysis, project and departmental budgeting/forecasting. 
  • MBA in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business (Merrill Lynch Fellow); BA in Economics from Smith College; Certificate in Economics from the London School of Economics. 
  • PMP (Project Management Institute); CSM (Scrum Alliance), PSM I (;
  • Series 7 and 63 earned at Merrill Lynch.  


Work experience

AIG, Consultant/Program Manager & Scrum Master
November 2011 - Present, Livingston, NJ, United States
AIG Global Services Program Manager for the Global Infrastructure Utility Program for Finance, reporting directly to the CFO of AIG Global Services and supporting the CFO of Operations & Systems for AIG. Responsible for eight GIU Finance work streams and three IT development teams supporting the 400+ data center consolidation, migrating over 10,000 legacy server-based applications to a virtualized private cloud environment. Used Agile methodologies to drive the development of custom financial database systems and financial and operations processes to support the measurement of the program’s progress against the Business Plan, as well as enable scenario analysis and analytical forecasting. Active agent for change promoting agile development, application lifecycle management and data integration across back office systems to promote operational efficiencies, using existing silo-based systems, databases and BPM workflow tools.

Morgan Stanley, Consultant/Program Manager & Scrum Master
April 2010 - Present, New York, NY, United States
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Program Manager for Global Wealth Management’s Mobile effort, building applications for mobile devices for Financial Analysts using Agile. Served as Agile Scrum Master for development teams on two platforms, in addition to providing oversight of the program. Expanded the program to include a third development platform and team. Agile tools used included Jira with Greenhopper, as well as a custom card and board system.


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