TRIPEPI, SMITH & ASSOCIATES
November 2000 to Present
Provide advice and technical services to a range of small to mid-sized corporate clients spanning the healthcare, construction services and e-commerce sectors.
Senior Vice President, Operations
May 2005 to September 2009
Responsible for the quality assurance, technology operations and internal infrastructure organizations. Built team of technology professionals to manage multi-site production environment at co-location facilities. Managed vendor relationships and reviewed all invoices. Brought focus to key areas, including: system documentation, knowledge sharing with other employees, schedule management for finite resources and enhanced security. Developed and managed the departmental budgets for three groups.
Led the selection and migration to a new hosting provider for all Mavent infrastructure, resulting in the consolidation of three production datacenters into one and culminating in a $1.3 M annual savings.
Seeded and enhanced significant documentation around all major processes and procedures associated with the operational activities of the company by leveraging a wiki-based technology (Twiki) to ensure information was available throughout the organization.
Vice President, Marketing
August 2004 to May 2005
Managed the Company’s outside PR firm relationship, creative firm relationship, corporate website, ad campaigns, conference schedule, conference logistics and internal employee communications. Developed and managed the marketing budget.
Led the reengineering of Mavent’s tag line and imagery for our marketing strategy resulting in a re-branding of all of Mavent’s marketing tools: brochures, booth, and magazine advertisements.
Managed the relationship with the major industry associations (Mortgage Bankers Association of America and National Home Equity Mortgage Association) and developed the sponsorship and conference participation plan for the year. I participated in the conferences and coordinated all the logistics around convention floor presence and hotel suite arrangements and meetings.
Planned all the media purchases for the year and newly branded ad placements in various industry publications and online media.
Vice President, Government Relations
February 2003 to August 2004
Monitored nationwide political activities that were pertinent to the Mavent’s interests. Developed relationships with third-party interest groups that impacted the Company’s product. Participated in industry conferences and represented the Company at industry events. Led sales presentations in front of large groups with senior executives of the Company. Developed and managed the government relations budget.
Without any DC-based lobbyist presence, positioned Mavent as a go to resource for compliance information and knowledge with key regulator associations (American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators and Conference of State Bank Supervisors). As a result, Mavent was invited to bid on two separate regulator initiatives to enhance oversight of the mortgage industry.
Managed all security due diligence requests that were initiated by our financial service customers (Bank of America/Countrywide, Wells Fargo, AmTrust, National City Corporation (PNC) among others) in line with requirements under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Mavent consistently met clients’ stringent security requirements in a cost effective manner.
OLYMPIC STAFFING SERVICES
Diamond Bar, California
Information Technology Manager
January 1998 to November 2000
Manage and control all aspects of the technology environment at this five location 35 employee company.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
State and Local Government Representative
July 1997 to December 1997
Work directly with Director of State and Local Government Relations to research issues of concern to the Northrop Grumman. Develop agendas to target upcoming legislative issues. Assist in lobbying work and development of testimony.
Technology Oversight Experience
These are technologies I have either executed myself or managed teams that used these technologies.
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California 1992-1996
Bachelor of Arts in Politics-Philosophy-Economics with Dual in Economics, May 1996, Cum Laude