Jeffrey Hoffman, Project Manager in New York, NY, United States
Jeffrey Hoffman

Project Manager in New York, NY, United States

Member since November 2, 2018
Jeffrey is a seasoned technology strategist with extensive customer-facing experience and a strong project management record. He has a successful history of envisioning and guiding client engagements marked by the ability to lead teams and focus all constituents on reaching an organization's goals. He has employed the principles of Agile development since before the term existed, and he gained formal exposure to its processes at Pivotal Labs.
Jeffrey is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Created the core software system which replaced an unwieldy "manual system" of spreadsheets to manage a company's fleet.
  • Led the envisioning, project management, and deployment of global websites and extranets for a Fortune 100 company.
  • Led the deployment of personal energy efficiency rewards (PEER) programs with major utility clients.

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Employment

  • Consultant

    2019 - PRESENT
    Toptal Projects
    • Led lightning start discovery phases for software development projects.
    • Selected and managed developer resources, including UI/UX and software developers, for client projects.
    • Selected technologies for use in software development projects.
    • Created RFPs and selected vendors for software development projects.
    • Created software development and implementation schedules.
    • Coached teams in their adoption of an Agile methodology.
    • Led engagements including discovery, envisioning, and implementation of a Salesforce-based platform for a financial services company; discovery, vendor selection, and implementation of a practice management system for a law firm; discovery, Agile coaching, and mobile app development for a social media company; Agile coaching and business consulting for a peer-2-peer rental company.
  • VP Project Management and General Counsel

    2014 - 2019
    MOVE Systems
    • Served as the project manager for all corporate technology including mobile/web applications and hardware/embedded systems.
    • Raised equity and debt financing from various investors and stakeholders including First Data, Fisher Brothers, Clean Energy Fuels, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Level One Bank.
    • Secured NYSERDA grant funding to deploy electricity pedestals for food trucks and carts in New York City.
    • Managed all legal matters including oversight of outside counsel.
    • Managed all real estate assets including site identification and lease negotiation.
  • COO and Lead Project Manager

    2013 - 2014
    Simply Grid
    • Served as the project manager for the first curbside electricity pedestal for mobile food vendors in New York City.
    • Named by Fast Company as one of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Energy.
    • Won New York City's Challenge Cup.
    • Awarded top prize at Future Energy (New York).
    • Received the top prize at Startupalooza NYC.
    • Selected by Twilio to participate in the International Startup Festival.
  • Director, Project Management and Client Engagements

    2012 - 2012
    C3 Energy
    • Managed the deployment of Personal Energy Efficiency Rewards (PEER) programs with multiple utility clients.
    • Guided the development of project management best practices within the company.
    • Acted as the product manager within the software development team to create PEER functionality.
    • Educated customers as to best practices in software development and deployment.
    • Joined C3 Energy as part of the Efficiency 2.0 acquisition.
  • Director, Project Management and Client Engagements

    2011 - 2012
    Efficiency 2.0
    • Project managed the deployment of Personal Energy Efficiency Rewards (PEER) programs with multiple utility clients.
    • Acted as the product manager within the software development team to create PEER functionality.
    • Standardized the company's project management process using Basecamp.
    • Enhanced Agile experience while imbedded at Pivotal Labs.
    • Participated in the team that orchestrated the M&A activity with C3 Energy.
  • Founder and Lead Project Manager

    1995 - 2011
    webslingerz
    • Negotiated and closed project engagements with Fortune 1000 companies and large public sector clients.
    • Acted as the lead strategist and relationship manager for numerous client engagements.
    • Coordinated project management across client business units with on-shore and off-shore team members.
    • Created and executed roadmaps for business critical, revenue generating applications.
    • Provided legal and financial oversight for client accounts.
  • Founding Partner

    2000 - 2002
    Lockhart + Hoffman
    • Co-founded the firm.
    • Generated client engagements.
    • Acted as an advisor to start-up businesses.
    • Created engagement management processes.
    • Negotiated the sale of the firm to Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.

Project History

  • Control Center for Fleet Assets
    Created the core software system which replaced an unwieldy "manual system" of spreadsheets to manage a company's fleet.

    The Control Center for Fleet Assets provides a single visual interface to access and manage data from various critical platforms via API.

    Platforms include:

    GPS - T-Mobile/FTS
    Repair & Maintenance - eMaint
    CRM - Salesforce
    Trouble Tickets / Help Desk - Zendesk
    Point-of-Sale - First Data Clover
    Mapping - Openstreetmap
    Authentication - Google

    Support is required for Web, iPhone, and Android apps.

    From the Control Center, users can:

    - View a map with current asset locations, historical locations, map pins which are customized based on asset data (such as the brand of a particular fleet), and clickable map pins which pop-up high-level data about the asset

    - Access and manage data about the assets, including operational/maintenance status and Point-of-Sale transactions

    - Access and manage data about the asset owners, including contact, contract, and compliance information

    - View management reporting about the assets, including sales, operational status and uptime, support resolution, and compliance

    - Manage user authentication and granularity across Web, iPhone, and Android apps

    - Report on assets in the field via mobile apps, including operational status and compliance

  • Global Website and Extranets
    Led the envisioning, project management, and deployment of global websites and extranets for a Fortune 100 company.

    A global telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer needed to reinvent their global websites and deploy extranets which would enable their customers to review product solutions and make requests for assistance in selecting technology solutions. I led the team that worked with the internal corporate staff to perform an initial discovery process and then launched into an iterative development process which consistently launched new features and capabilities for the websites and extranets.

    At scale, the websites were deployed via a content management system which allowed non-technical staff to manage all of the content and to localize any parts of the websites into target languages for various global audiences. The extranets were novel deployments for the company and were among the first instances of the company allowing its customers to interact directly with the company via the Internet with access to highly customized content based on the demands of the customer. Ultimately, the technological concepts introduced in this project became the standard for website deployments for the company.

  • SaaS PEER Programs
    Led the deployment of personal energy efficiency rewards (PEER) programs with major utility clients.

    Personal energy efficiency rewards (PEER) programs enable utilities to encourage their customers to become more energy efficient by awarding them points which can be redeemed for gift cards based on their year-over-year energy savings. PEER programs are deployed in the SaaS paradigm and uniquely customized based on the branding and other requirements of each utility customer.

    I led the deployment of several personal energy efficiency rewards (PEER) programs with multiple utility clients, and I also acted as the product manager within the software development team to create PEER functionality.

Education

  • Juris Doctor in Law
    1994 - 1998
    UNC Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Bachelor's degree in Russian and East European Studies
    1988 - 1992
    UNC Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

Certifications

  • Law License
    MAY 2009 - PRESENT
    New York State Bar
  • Law License
    SEPTEMBER 1998 - PRESENT
    North Carolina State Bar

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