Dean Church

RPA Center of Excellence PM at Auto Club Enterprises

Los Angeles, CA

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Aligning Organizational Cultures towards more progressive Agile and Automated environments informed by data driven analyses, Developing People and Teams, Adopting and Implementing Practices, Optimizing Agile and Lean Product Development Tools and Sustaining Continuous Process Improvement. Enjoying my journey of exploration into the ecosystems of UiPath RPA, Big Data, Service Design and Kanban. KEY STRENGTHS Insatiable curiosity to connect dots and orchestrate valued outcomes Collaborative and consultative servant-leader Experienced working in complex organizations across diverse markets and cultures Consistent record of delivering results and achieving target Robotic Process Automation (RPA) evangelist Experienced practitioner in full SDLC including Lean/RAD/Agile/Waterfall development and IT Governance Grounded in classic Business System Analyst training Modern Digital and Process Transformation Adept at off-shore dev team management

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Work experience

Jun 2021 - Present

Automobile Club of Southern California

RPA Center of Excellence PM, Big Data & Analytics

Support the Enterprise Automation Champion in building the roadmap for process automation programs based on analysis of effort required, risk, ROI, and other factors. Set up and manage Enterprise UiPath RPA Center of Excellence (CoE). Manage the complete RDLC (Initiation, Discover, Build, Test, Deploy, Support), RPA project. Work with development team product owners and scrum masters on project timelines, prioritization, and resource scheduling. Act as communication focal point across development teams for comprehensive stakeholder updates. Proactively engage with appropriate teams to ensure alignment and coordination of efforts. Recommend improvements to process and approach for successful and timely implementations. Timely escalation/mitigations of delays and unresolved issues. Assist with project scoping and Plan driven/Agile hybrid solutions approach to drive impact through iterative development. Where necessary, facilitate design and planning sessions, and coordinate with teams to ensure ongoing progress toward scheduled deliverables.

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May 2019 - Present

Hack for LA

Agile Coach/Technical PM/Product

Product Management/Fundraising: YouthJusticeNav; A project with UCLA and GGU School's of Law to help defendants in the Juvenile Justice system in Los Angeles County. The aim of the project is to educate youth on how to navigate the justice system in LA County. Product Management/Sr. Business Analyst: Volunteer Relationship Management System. Developing a two-sided market volunteer impact measurement and curated software development experience platform. Exploring how to infuse the ideas and methods of the Software Craftsmanship movement into our Volunteer organization. VRMS.io Business Analyst: Open Climate Collabathon LA Node 2020. https://www.collabathon.openclimate.earth/ Product Owner: Co-Living roommate compatibility matching app. Lead the design and building of a more efficient & effective solution for matching multiple individuals who experience homelessness and placing them in suitable shared housing living arrangements. Project Manager: LADOT TDM-Calculator. Using Agile Project Management framework to lead the building of a web-app that allows real estate developers to calculate how to reconcile their parking space building with the City of LA Mobility Plan 2035 Plan. https://ladot.lacity.org/ I perform portfolio wide product & business analyst duties for the organization. Identifying and then prioritizing technical and functional requirements. What do the systems need to do, how do they do it, who do we need to get input from, and how do we get everyone to agree on what we need to do before we go and do it? Voice of the Customer and User Centered Design techniques used extensively. Working with developers, UI/UX designers, social benefit organizations, government staff, activists, and other civic-minded people to build, share and learn about tools to create, support, and serve the public interest. All focused to assist in solving the LA region’s CivicTech challenges.

Feb 2020 - Jun 2021

Southern California Edison (SCE)

Agile Project Manager & Program Analyst, Digital & Process Transformation

Digital and Process Transformation Vegetation Management workflow platform orchestration Salesforce Community Portal Business Migration/Implementation Analyst Data Migration management Business Systems Robotic Process Automation UiPath Business Analyst Expert with both Agile and Waterfall SDLC methodologies and able to apply them where best suited. IT Governance and Delivery management. Story point estimation and reconciliation. Systems integrated (Salesforce/Lemur Pro/Jamf/Okta/AD/Talend/Data Power/FME/ArcGIS/ODS/SAP/Ariba/PowerBI) Tools: Teams, Jira, ALM Octane, Ariba, SAP, Salesforce Field Service, Lemur Pro, ArcGIS, Excel, Visio, Agile/Scrum, Kaizen, SAFe, Onshore and Offshore Scrum Master

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Nov 2018 - May 2019

California Telecom

Product Owner

My responsibilities consisted of designing, leading the development and deploying software solutions to address sales function needs. Utilizing Lean/Agile methods I collaborated with the Sponsor, stakeholders, developers, quality assurance and end users to produce a dependable and resilient program platform.

Jan 2008 - Oct 2018

Project Manager

Duties included managing data flows across a multi-state (CA/OR/WA) territory. Architected, led the development and managed the operations of digital workflow tools to support the desired business outcomes. Systems integrated include backend maintenance scheduling, customer relationship lifecycle management, vendor qualification and onboarding. Various COTS project management tools were consolidated into a single custom built application that lowered tool operating costs and increased operating efficiencies.

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Jul 2004 - Mar 2007

Coast Asset Management LLC

CTO

Responsible for building and managing diverse teams of business professionals and technologists to include business analysts, risk managers, networking engineers, system administrators, developers, computer scientists, business application developers, accountants, contractors and project managers. Co-developed complex private SaaS platform to manage and report 80+ fund investments as the firm aggressively grew assets under management from 3.0B to 7.5B. Additionally stabilized the IT infrastructure which assisted the owners to realize a 127M liquidity event. Utilized RAD/Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Jan 2001 - Jun 2004

Paridox Ventures, Inc.

Founder/President

Digital development agency. We specialized in building supportable and sustainable technology infrastructures to monetize the opportunity that is the Web. Highlights included developing and deploying an integrated SaaS hosting, affiliate management, billing, and customer service platform for marketing firms.

Oct 1998 - Oct 2001

New Frontier Media-Interactive Telecom Networks

Executive Vice President-Technical Operations

I joined a privately held 3 year old start up as the first professional manager taking over operations from the co-founder. I re-architected, implemented, and managed the rapid growth of our PaaS eCommerce network; Growing it from $1.5M/mo in revenue to $8M/mo in revenue. I conceived, launched, and managed an Internet search engine optimization (SEO) marketing service, HitWerks.com, that grew to $5M in annual revenue in 3 years. The development of this in-house marketing agency was a key element in the ability of the owners to reach their 36M liquidity event by selling to a publicly- traded media company in October 1999. Other projects of note are the successful design/build/operate of a global payment processing system. Scaled to handle $10m/month in transaction revenue,a 100Tb Media Asset Management system, and a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) optimized for Video distribution.

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Aug 1997 - Sep 1998

transcosmos inc.

Product Owner

I grew and managed a Japanese Market software distribution company with 500+ reseller members that resulted in $100M in annual revenue. Secured localization rights/reseller/agent status with new software publishers. A few of note were Corel/Lotus/Microsoft/Inktomi/Portland Software/CheckPoint/iCat/Cyber Cash at product introduction in US. I launched specialty US-based Japanese-language ISP Ginga.net that has grown to several thousand monthly subscribers. We launched the first Japan-US international discount dial service with Tokyo Electric post Japanese local telecom deregulation in 1997. I am expert in extensive contract negotiation and contract management with Tier 1 and specialty networks (UUNet//GridNet/Cable & Wireless Plc./GTE/ATT/Bell Atlantic/PacBell/NTT/ TTNet/KDD/GlobalOne/IBMGlobal Network/GST Telecom/Hong Kong Telecom).

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Oct 1988 - Jan 1997

United States Marine Corps

Field Artillery Officer

Captain-Artillery; Second-in-command of 50 Marines during Gulf War; Digital Communications Terminal trainer; Classified Materials Custodian; Top Secret clearance. Extensive logistics and motor transportation management experience. Collateral duties of Regimental Legal, Human Resources, and Equal Opportunity Officer.

Education

2021 - 2031

Mountain Goat Software

Scrum Master, Agile

UCLA

Certificate-with distinction, Paralegal

Darla Moore School of Business

Master of Business Administration - MBA

University of Southern California

Bachelor of Arts - BA, East Asian Studies & International Relations

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