Data Access & Reporting Services Providence
2008 – present
(8) BI professionals and two (2) BI consultants. Architect Business
Intelligence (BI) solutions. Manage the development of BI solutions. Mentor
and train FTEs. Develop data marts with reusable, conformed dimensions.
Deliver Extract Translate and Load (ETL) solutions. Manage BI & ETL
projects using SAP/Business Objects, IBM/Cognos, Microsoft, & Oracle.
Source systems include Lawson, Meditech, EPSI, Kronos, & EPIC.
2005 – October 2008
Intelligence (BI) and Metadata solutions. Managed the development of BI and
Metadata solutions. Developed new business for consulting and education opportunities.
Mentored and trained consultants and instructors. Architected, installed,
configured, developed, tested, and tuned BI software. Managed projects.
Developed data marts with reusable, conformed dimensions. Delivered Extract
Translate and Load (ETL) solutions. Developed BI courses. Performed Proofs
of Concept (PoCs) using BI, ETL, and ERP software. Taught IT courses. Wrote
proposals and contracts for clients. Managed projects and programs using
Business Objects, Cognos, IBM DB2 UDB, Informatica, Microsoft, Oracle DB
& Financials, PeopleSoft, and SAP including BW.
2002 – September 2005
Promoted to Lead
Architect for HP Services IM Division in spring of 2005 after being
promoted to Business Intelligence (BI) Architect within the same division
in autumn of 2004. Originally joined HP’s printer division as Operational
Architect for the planning team.
Most recently led two
teams comprised of several dozen Data Architects and 11 Systems Architects
whose control spanned BI, Extract Translate & Load (ETL), Reporting,
Platforms, Metadata, Master Data, Data Marts, Data Warehouses, Operational
Data Stores (ODS), SAP, and BW. Determined and shared vision, roadmap, and
strategy for hundreds of developers and thousands of users around the
ETL, Data Architecture, and Metadata teams within different HP divisions to
leverage congruent, complementary efforts. Coached managers on best
practices in Business Intelligence. Resolved resource issues. Mentored
other architects. Managed projects using Brio, Business Objects,
Informatica, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP/BW.
Imagining & Printing Group (IPG) division’s planning operations system
so that 20 extracts replaced 209. Designed fault-tolerant BusObjs Broadcast
Agent Add-In that reduced support time from 2-persons full-time to one
/ Principle BI Architect
2001 – December 2002
Intelligence (BI) solutions. Managed the development of BI solutions.
Developed new business for consulting and education opportunities. Sold
Business Intelligence software. Mentored and trained consultants.
Architected, installed, configured, developed, and tuned BI software.
Developed data marts with reusable, conformed dimensions. Delivered Extract
Translate and Load (ETL) solutions. Developed BI courses. Mentored and
trained instructors. Taught IT courses. Wrote proposals and contracts for
clients. Managed projects using Brio, Business Objects, IBM DB2 UDB,
Informatica, Microsoft, Oracle DB & Financials, and PeopleSoft.
August 2000 – April 2001
Managed on-site consultants. Developed Business Intelligence (BI)
solutions. Managed the development of BI solutions. Developed new business
for consulting and education opportunities. Sold Business Intelligence
software. Mentored and trained consultants. Architected, installed,
configured, developed, and tuned BI software. Delivered Extract Translate
and Load (ETL) solutions. Developed BI courses. Mentored and trained
instructors. Taught courses. Assured customer satisfaction. Wrote proposals
and contracts for clients. Made sales and staff projections. Developed new
business plans. Managed projects using Brio, Business Objects, Cognos, IBM
DB2 UDB, Informatica, Microsoft, Oracle, PeopleSoft, and SAP/BW.
Sales Engineer Business
1999 - July 2000 Denver
Demonstrated software to prospects and customers. Gave entertaining,
informative presentations at seminars. Installed and configured software
for prospects and customers. Trained key personnel of prospects, customers,
partners, and own sales force. Performed Proof-of-concepts. Developed data
marts. Assisted customers with implementation issues. Demonstrated better
methods of using Business Objects. Explained technology to IT
professionals. Sold solution at Trade Shows. Scoped prospects with Sales
team. Resolved problems. Built rapport with prospects, customers,
competitors, and Business Objects' team-mates.
Architect and COO High
September 1997 - March 1999 Boulder,
customers with on-site and remote consulting specializing in the areas of
Software Configuration Management (SCM, aka CM), QA, product
implementation, systems integration, and training. Consulted on many IBM
and Computer Associates products. Provided advice and direction for systems
architects, technical guidance for product administrators, and training for
users. Responsible for designing and executing product implementations and
determining customers' needs. Also responsible for High Point Technologies
account acquisitions, and negotiation of terms and conditions. Clients
included the Department of Defense, IRS, USPS, Bureau of National Affairs,
major insurers, large banking corporations, and utilities.
Senior Programmer Analyst CSC
Corporation (formerly PMSC)
1995 - September 1997 Columbia, South
Instructor* for 3-tiered processing execution platform software. Also
provided performance analysis, systems architecture, and change control
services. Provided technical and design assistance to client/server
developers. Ran Level II Help Desk for client/server flagship product
before assuming other duties.
*USA and international customers received CEUs for Mr. Marr’s classes.
August 1990 - July 1994
all duties associated with professorship. These duties included; course
development, lecturing, discussion, laboratory instruction, laboratory
assistance, laboratory assignment development, text selection, written
examination development, practical examination development, examination
grading, student grade determination, student consultation, problem
resolution, and reporting.
CPT106 - Using a Personal Computer
CPT224 - Microcomputer Applications and Tools
CPT233 - Assembler Language Programming
1991 - March 1994 Indianapolis, Indiana
Cross Blue Shield of Indiana (US DoD contract)
July of 1993 to March of 1994
Designed Health Care
Utilization Dynamic Rule System. Lead development of aforementioned
project. Supervised twelve (12) IT professionals. Interviewed, selected,
and reviewed programmers. Mentored several CICS programmers. Designed,
coded, and tested many key CICS applications. Created several CICS and
batch testing environments.
Cross Blue Shield of Indiana (National Division)
December of 1992 to July of 1993
Developed ad hoc
reporting system for health care utilization analysis. Designed, coded, and
tested programs and procedures for aforementioned system. Mentored new DP
professionals. Taught SAS.
Student Aid Group (now SallieMae)
September of 1991 to November of 1992
Led highly technical
projects for student loan processing. Redesigned Loan History System to
circumvent the VSAM ESDS four (4) gigabyte RBA limitation. Implemented
NaperSoft's Document Generation System. Designed, coded, and tested common I/O
modules for both previously mentioned systems. Piloted Verify
implementation. Project Leader and Designer for Returned Mail System (RMS).
Designed, coded, and tested new CICS applications. Programmed and installed
bar code scanners for RMS. Maintained COBOL and ALC CICS modules for
existing systems. Designed, coded, and tested database conversion programs.
January 1981 - March 1995
processing consulting to small businesses and individuals. Responsibilities
included dBase programming, employee application software training,
hardware and software installation, hardware repairs and upgrades, and
Programmer Analyst Farm
1990 - May 1991
for all health insurance systems development and maintenance. Designed
Preventative Care Rider (PCR) System. Supervised five (5) DP professionals.
Interviewed employee candidates. Evaluated performance of programmers.
Mentored CICS programmers. Designed, coded, and tested key CICS
applications. Composed training material for PCR system. Member of
Technical Walkthrough Committee.
BryLane, Inc. (div. of The Limited)
September 1988 - December 1989 Indianapolis, Indiana
Responsible for Advertising Systems new development and Inventory Controls
Systems maintenance. Designed, coded, and tested new COBOL CICS
applications. Maintained ALC CICS applications. Redesigned IDMS database
for Catalogue Production Monitoring (CPM) system. Led CPM project. Provided
mainframe and PC support for Advertising Department in Manhattan, New York.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Indiana
1984 - August 1988 Indianapolis,
Led CICS IMS COBOL health insurance systems projects. Designed, coded, and
tested CICS IMS COBOL life insurance system applications. Served as
Internal Auditor monitoring MIS department for one year. Mentored new CICS
programmers. Designed, coded, and implemented Actuarial data mart. Taught
InterTest classes. Handled customer relations for 'jeopardy' accounts.
Created data mart for actuarial department using SAS and Focus. Provided PC
support. Designed and oversaw production of first BCBS plastic insurance
identification cards. Designed and conducted Assertiveness class. Started
as Purdue University Cooperative Education programmer and was hired
full-time November 1, 1984.
(Computer Tech & Math) Purdue University & Hanover
October 1978 - May 1983
Indianapolis & Hanover, Indiana
Tutored college students in mathematics and computer technology. Assisted
fellow students with COBOL programming, assembler language coding, debugging,
algebra, trigonometry, and computer mathematics.
May 1978 - August
Produced microfilm and microfiche from customer tapes with Kalvar
equipment. Also responsible for the operation of developing equipment.
Collected and returned customer tapes. Summer night-shift job.