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Russell Zink



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• Senior business and technology executive with proven ability to define and execute innovative technical solutions that deliver business value and customer impact • Expertise in enterprise and data strategy planning and implementation; business intelligence; and global data architecture • Global, cross-industry expertise; skilled at operating effectively in diverse corporate cultures • Large ($100M+) program and portfolio management experience • Collaborative thought partner with well honed influencing skills, who is able to work with stakeholders at all levels of the enterprise • Highly effective people leader and mentor with a reputation for building high performing teams

Work experience

Visa Inc., Open Systems PMO Lead
January 2004 - Present, Foster City , CA, United States
Dual reporting relationship to the Global Lead for Information Services and the Global Lead for Distributed Technology Products. Project portfolios are primarily (55%) corporate innovation initiatives with the remainder (45%) representing strategic and tactical enhancements to existing programs. Open Systems Program Office (2007 – Present) – Manage PMO team of 40+ Full Time resources who are responsible for 300+ projects totaling over $100M annually. • Direct project delivery activities of 5 separate program offices (Enterprise Information Platform, Consumer Facing Loyalty, Commercial Client Applications, Client Bank Dispute and Consumer Mobile programs) • Managed project delivery growth from $35M to current level of $110M per year in three years • Develop business processes and training to standardize program and project delivery across the organization • Responsible for financial planning and management of development and program resources • Coach PMO leadership team to consistently deliver successful results and demonstrate inter-personal performance improvements • Work with development executives, project managers and vendor management teams to continuously balance employee:contractor (1:3) and Onshore:Offshore (1:2) ratios and associated costs • Define and integrate new PMO business processes associated with Visa’s transition to a public entity


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