Brad Hayes, Project Manager in Denver, CO, United States
Brad Hayes

Project Manager in Denver, CO, United States

Member since January 26, 2019
Brad is a veteran project management professional and IT executive with over 20 years of experience in the software industry. As a certified scrum master and product owner, he has led successful software projects in the financial, healthcare, and energy sectors. Brad has also spearheaded agile transformation efforts and established agile PMOs where he has served at the director, VP, and senior VP level.
Brad is now available for hire

Project Highlights

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  • Senior Vice President - IT Project and Product Management

    2018 - 2019
    Clean Energy Collective
    • Managed large-scale software implementations for prominent energy/utility companies including Duke Energy, Con Edison, and Xcel Energy.
    • Managed enterprise platform integrations including Microsoft Great Plains and Salesforce.
    • Worked closely with C-level team to develop product vision and strategic direction for the organization.
    • Developed product roadmap and directs software development initiatives to support the product vision.
    • Drove and supported Agile best practices across the company and provides mentorship for other organizational leaders.
    • Performed Jira administration functions including upgrades and configuration changes to adapt to new processes, projects, etc.
  • Vice President - Agile Project Management Office

    2015 - 2018
    Clean Energy Collective
    • Directed software development efforts for a suite of SaaS products.
    • Implemented the Project Management Office and instituted agile methodology for the software development staff.
    • Implemented new tools and processes across the organization including Jira, project steering committee, change control board and weekly product review.
    • Developed technical design and implemented proprietary e-Commerce platform.
    • Served as executive client manager.
    • Directed release management, defect management and change control.
  • Consultant, Technical Project Management

    2014 - 2015
    Independent Consultant
    • Provided product and project management expertise for a US Department of Energy-funded project.
    • Oversight for the development of a new website promoting the implementation of community solar farms.
    • Served as a business analyst and project manager for additional project objectives including the build-out of APIs enabling integration between the website and Oracle, SAP, and SAS Utility Billing systems.
  • Director of Agile PMO

    2007 - 2014
    Healthgrades
    • Managed the project portfolio management across the enterprise.
    • Developed joint growth strategy plans with IT and the internet business group. Served as primary liaison between IT and business units.
    • Ensured proper alignment of IT and business roadmaps. Maximized effectiveness of IT support for business objectives.
    • Implemented 12-team agile PMO and directed the transition from Waterfall methodology to agile/scrum.
    • Oversight of project schedules, and initiation of appropriate intervention measures.
    • Implemented process improvement programs such as change control board, release management process, and production issue management.
  • Project Manager

    2005 - 2006
    Fair Isaac Corporation
    • Directed the implementation and delivery of SaaS solutions for Fortune 500 clients.
    • Managed team of Oracle database developers responsible for ETL to the precision marketing division’s data warehouse.
    • Developed and implemented a workflow process for delivering new product requests and specification changes to the customer.
    • Monitored and reported SLA compliance statistics. Initiated and managed appropriate remedy activity as necessary.
  • Director, Product Management and Operations

    2000 - 2005
    Zenodata, Inc.
    • As one of 3 co-founders, directed the product and operations division of this B2B real estate information provider.
    • As Director of Product Management, responsible for design and delivery of multiple applications for real estate title analysis, archiving of statistical data, and document posting.
    • Led the team assigned to develop software applications and training for Zenodata’s data capture operations, resulting in a 33% improvement in speed and 50% improvement in accuracy of the production staff.
    • Was a lead team member for establishing an offshore production facility with over 300 employees.
  • President and Owner

    1992 - 2000
    Impact Designs, Inc.
    • Owner and operator of digital pre-press and printing operation.
    • Increased revenues from $0 to over $1.5M within 3 years.
    • Monitored the need for capital expenditures on new equipment and facility renovations.
    • Optimized fixed overhead costs and infrastructure by creating subsidiary companies and offering new product lines.

Project History

  • National Community Solar Platform
    Provided project management expertise to successfully deliver a U.S. Department of Energy sponsored project.

    This project was delivered as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's 2014 Sun Shot Initiative which was awarded to Clean Energy Collective, LLC.

    The project deliverables included a web portal designed to promote, track and assist future development of community solar farms across the United States. Additionally, the project team delivered software integration prototypes to integrate utility billing software (Oracle and SAP implementations) with back end systems designed to support solar farm production metrics.

  • eCommerce - Proprietary Platform
    Led product design and development of a proprietary eCommerce platform to support subscription to solar energy services.

    Designed and led implementation phase to create a custom eCommerce platform to support a very unique product suite incompatible with standard off-the-shelf eCommerce solutions. The platform included complex calculations to appropriately size solar energy subscriptions, marketing modules, integration with PCI compliant payment systems and e-signature capabilities.

  • Enterprise Platform Integration
    Successfully managed integration project across three enterprise systems.

    Managed integration of enterprise systems including Microsoft Great Plains Accounting, Salesforce, and proprietary systems.

    Orchestrated all phases of the project including:

    - Discovery
    - Requirements and data mapping
    - Data migration and transformation tool and vendor selection
    - Execution and QA

Education

  • Master's degree in Software Engineering
    2005 - 2009
    Regis University - Colorado
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics
    1987 - 1991
    Tufts University - Massachusetts

Certifications

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
    JANUARY 2009 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Scrum Master
    JANUARY 2009 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance

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