2235 S.61st Ct. Home:708.222.8823
Cicero, Illinois 60804





A self-motivated IT professional with over 12 years of expertise in applications development, integration, testing, and maintenance, as well as database management, data integration, and data analysis. One who is notably strong in procedural as well as object-oriented programming. Proficient in COBOL, Powerbuilder, C, C++, JCL, OS Utilities, and a variety of relational databases (DB2, Sybase, Watcom and others). A highly effective, dedicated individual for whom obstacles are challenges rather than barriers.




Contract Experience 2001 - Present


Integrated Trade Systems, Lombard, IL


·         Developing front end for E-business Export Management application in ColdFusion with embedded Java.


Prescriptions Rx, Inc., LasVegas, NV


·         Developing data capture and distribution system in ColdFusion, SQL Anywhere, and C++. Analyzing data and preparing procedures to transfer and integrate data into vendor's mainframe system. Coordinating vendor certification of data and extraction procedures.


Permanent Experience


CNA INSURANCE COMPANIES, Chicago, IL  1989 – 2001

CNA is one of the largest insurers in the United States; the eighth largest property/casualty company, the second largest commercial insurance writer and the 36th largest life insurance company, based on 1999 statutory net written premium.






Provide analysis and programming expertise as a member of a project team, in the analysis, design and development of applications.

Formulate and define application scope and objectives and devise/modify procedures to solve business problems.

Prepare detailed specifications from which programs are written, design, code, test, debug, and document the programs.

Integrate activities with the IT department to ensure successful implementation and support project efforts.

Conduct unit, regression and performance testing and tuning activities.




·         Developed weekly enhancements to a real-time point-of-sale insurance application that provided a multimillion-dollar front-end to nationwide agencies.

(Data analysis and integration in DB2, Sybase, and Watcom databases. PowerBuilder, C++, and C       programming)

·         Reengineered a renewal conversion process and implemented a solution that eliminated downtime for a staff of 40 people resulting in a savings of 80 to 100 work hours per day.

(MVS/JCL, Programming in COBOL2, data analysis and integration in DB2, DB2/2, QMF, SPUFI)

·         Automated a weekly manual software build process, reducing packaging time from 8 hours to 2 hours. This significantly reduced down time for the testing teams.

(PowerBuilder 6.x, Watcom, Sybase, Wise)

·         Enhanced an upload process, allowing customers to transfer data from CNA specific software into their own environment. This saved them countless hours of data entry on a daily basis.

(Programming in C, C++, FLOE (an insurance data formatting tool))

·         Reconfigured a 25-seat testing environment, resulting in a reduction of hardware expenditures by $75,000. (Programming in REXX, DB2, DB2/2)

·         Evaluated, installed, configured, and tested a host/server/workstation change management system. This also involved arranging training and support for a the programming staff.

(CA-Endevor, PVCS, JCL, Panvalet)

·         Delivered 100% compliance for all software in the point of sale environment as part of the Y2K conversion project.


·         Designed and implemented procedures for automated workstation, remote database server, and file server software loads allowing all new installations to be performed by non-technical staff.

(Programming in REXX, Data analysis and integration in DB2 DB2/2)




DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems




Operating Systems:

Windows NT, 2000, 9x, 3.x, OS/2, Novell Netware, DOS, OS 390, MVS, Unix.

Programming Languages:


Database Technologies:

DB2, DB2/2, SQL Server, MS Access, QMF, SPUFI, Crystal Reports, FILE-AID, IMS, DL/1

Developer and Case Tools:

PowerBuilder, C++ (Microsoft), SPUFI, , Wise Installmaster, PVCS, ColdFusion , Symantec Visual Café, Visual Basic, CA-Endevor

Desktop Application Packages:

Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Netscape Communicator/Navigator, Project Workbench, VISIO, Lotus 123, Lotus Approach, Lotus Freelance, Lotus Smart Suite, Quattro Pro, etc.