Areas of Focus and Expertise
With nearly 40 years of experience in project and program management, predominately in the technology industry, my expertise includes building project teams & PMOs, supporting senior stakeholders and identifying business risk management strategies including mission critical operational support strategies. My focus is to provide practical problem solutions, which acknowledge all stakeholders whilst being cognizant of business constraints (including budgetary ones).
My vendor and contract management consulting experience has allowed me to provide professional level service in numerous contract negotiations, escalations and problem resolutions. With a strong background in the private and public sectors I am able to execute tactical and strategic plans for large corporations. I directly interface with Legal, IT Specialist, Finance, Privacy and Security experts to ensure approvals, compliance and business objectives are achieved with an acceptable level of risk.
I’ve also been a Project Management Mentor for many years and I am particularly passionate about helping team members who are keen on developing skills and experience within their organization.
“Simon is one of the most effective leaders I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He gets both the intellectual side (the science) as well as the people side (the art) of program and project management like few that I’ve met and uses that deep comprehension to understand what each situation requires for success. He is relentless in the pursuit of project and program success and producing a result that is what the customer expects and beyond.
When it comes to customer expectations, Simon’s a wizard at being able to manage the expectations of executive stakeholders in a manner that gives them the confidence they need to fully support his initiatives, both politically and logistically, and position them for success.”
IT Portfolio Manager