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Gerald J.

Kopecky
gkopecky@gmail.com C: (773) 255-5209 Richmond, VA 23228

Project Manager
Proven technology strategist with a superb record for resolving business process requirements. Extensive expertise with application integration using ERP tools SAP, SAP Business Objects (BO), and Data Warehouses. Project implementation successes with sales & distribution, marketing, finance, procurement, and inventory & manufacturing. Deep knowledge of SAP products, data warehouses, financial applications, IBM Software, and integration software tools. SAP Integration BI/BW Subject Matter Expert (SME) with extensive development use of middleware packages in multiple hardware platforms/environments. expertise with numerous vendors middle ware software products including BI, BO, and SOA.

Core Competencies
Requirements Analysis Software Testing Open Source Software ETL packages Global Integration Architecture Middleware Design NetWeaver IT Stack BI/BW Architecture SAP BI tools NetWeaver Programming Data Warehouses NW APIs Legacy Data Interfaces Project Management EDI configuration Basis ABAP

Professional Experience
Acacia Financial Group Senior Project Advisor Feb 2012 Current

Collaborates with clients on hardware, software development, and application landscapes; Provides extensive knowledge / experience with application integration, ERP landscapes using SAP tools & components, and Data Warehouses. Blue Marlin Systems Principal, SAP BO/BI Developer Jan 2010 May 2013

Assisting Users with their Business Processes & Requirements plus Technical Assessment expertise; Software development of ERP vendor SAP Products for Business Intelligence utilizing Performance Analytics in various industry segments & sales channels; Account Management to clients; Technical Project Management; Assisted clients SEO Optimization; Project management for different BI outputs (dash boards & smart devices); Financial applications including data warehouses Independent Solutions Architect Jan 2009 Dec 2009

Led technology and architectural assessments of customers hardware, software development, and their application integration landscapes with SAP systems & components; Customers included Acacia Financial, State of New Jersey Treasury, Blue Marlin Systems, Canadian National Rail, and IBM. IBM Corporation - Chicago, IL Manufacturing Industry Representative - Oil & Gas industry channel (Mar 2008 Dec 2008) Technical Sales Support for the introduction and rollout of IBMs Information, Integration Framework (IIF) software. Provided marketing strategy and product development technical support for IBM middle ware integration software. SOA implementation (implementation & use in existing environments for design). Primary accounts included Dow Chemical, Caterpillar, Ace, John Deere, American Greeting, Brady, Lenovo, Sigma Aldrich, and State of Michigan. The average deal size ranged from $120K $3M. Oct 1994 Dec 2008

Gerald Kopecky
SAP BI/BW WebSphere Engineer (Nov 2004 Feb 2008)

Functional Americas Team Lead for Technical Sales Support to IBM & IBM VARs for customers using ERP packages with IBM Software tools; ERP Integration SME for customer landscapes utilizing existing infrastructure; Assess/evaluate/ recommend customer options to improve ERP value in technology landscape including resources, business processes and technology; Demonstrate available options to leverage customers investments; Determine/develop/ present Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis for customers ERP landscapes. Various Projects (Oct 1994 Nov 2004) Manufacturing Industry Technical Project Manager (Holland, MI) Technical leadership for design, implementation and support teams for dual integration strategy utilizing IBM / SAP Technology Stacks for JCIs SAP project. Managed teams consisting of over 25 members in diverse geographic areas and different JCI Partners. This project reduced Project Risk with significant total cost and integration saving. Leveraged existing integration (IBMs WebSphere Message Broker and Adapters) with SAP components and legacy applications (PeopleSoft, eMatrix, JMS, JDC, & WebServices) for JCI global SAP rollout. Telecom Industry Team Lead (Basking Ridge, NJ) Designed, implemented and supported customers legacy application integration strategy for SAP Telecom Industry Solution to consolidate 38 unique Accounts Receivable legacy applications. Delivered solution architecture and design strategy documents. Carried out SAP implementation on existing applications landscape by utilizing customer investment in IBM software (Information Management, WebSphere software, Application Server, Message Broker and Adapters), System Management software utilizing numerous Tivoli products. Chemical Industry Project Manager (Philadelphia, PA) Served as lead Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) architect and Project Manager. Delivered design strategy and implemented SAP Project for global two-phase rollouts for North America and Europe. HubNSpoke middleware connectivity for multiple integration scenarios using IBMs MQ/SI and WebMethods B2B Integrator (integrations using SAP, JDE, EDI and numerous custom web applications). Provided on-going plus future SAP EAI operational support, development of middleware Standard Operation Plans (SOPs), capacity planning, performance tuning, QA of middleware environments resulting in on-time deliverables. Chemical Industry Project Manager (Naperville, IL) Served as Engagement Manager and lead architect to design integration applications & development strategy. Implemented and supported integration strategies after numerous Middleware Evaluations, selection, and procurement by utilizing customers technology landscape. Worked with customer to determine governance rules for technology to best support business objectives.

Special Projects
Authored several white papers on BI Dashboards including selection and design.

Education
University of Colorado Boulder Bachelor of Arts & Sciences Degree Master of Public Administration Degree