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NATHAN ADAMS

512 Second St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103 nathanmadams@hotmail.com 734.846.4337

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Ann Arbor, MI

Master of Business Administration, April 2007

Concentration in Information Systems

Candidate for Graduation with Distinction

GMAT Score 770, 99th percentile

Member, Healthcare and Life Science Club

College of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, June 1997

Admitted to Honors Program, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Elected Social Coordinator for Owen Cooperative House

EXPERIENCE

FORD MOTOR COMPANY B2C Strategic Portfolio Manager

Dearborn, MI

2002-Present

Designed and implemented service oriented software architecture that cut portfolio development and support costs by 20%, or $490,000 per year

Delivered mutiple enterprise level systems with a staff of 10 software engineers and an average annual budget of over $900K

Led and mediated cross-functional application design sessions involving 20-25 participants representing business and IT interests

Pioneered practice adoption of project and technical management techniques including use case analysis, iterative (RUP and XP) project methodologies, and portfolio-level software configuration management, resulting in improved project estimation and delivery accuracy

Developed and managed 3-year plan to migrate the entire Ford consumer-facing marketing and sales application porfolio from Microsoft to Java technology, including the retraining of 15 software developers

Implemented strategy for acheiving full portfolio compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley audit requirements

1999-2001

COMMERCE ONE, INC. GLOBAL SERVICES Senior Technical Consultant

Ann Arbor, MI

Led team of 8 consultants in developing the project management methodology, technical architecture, and operational support model for an enterprise-scale e-commerce platform with an annual budget of over $20MM

Architected, managed, and delivered patented (patent# US6901430) inventory management system supporting 5,000 dealers (B2B) and their customers (B2C) across multiple brands in North America and Europe

Evaluated software and intellectual capital assets of an underperforming joint venture and ensured a favorable outcome for Ford Motor Company during dissolution

1998-1999

THE COLLECTIVE, LLC Technical Director

Dearborn, MI

Established IT infrastructure and software delivery capability for start-up Internet application development shop

Developed e-business and IT strategy proposals and consulted with potential clients to support sales resulting in $500K of new business

1997-1998

APPLICON, INC. Software Engineer

Ann Arbor, MI

Managed portfolio of 4 leading-edge CAD/CAM desktop products and delivered major software product enhancement 6 months ahead of schedule, resulting in significantly higher sales

ADDITIONAL

Program Coordinator, Hile Elementary After-school Computer Program

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity and Nichols Arboretum

Musician, avid reader, and frequent world traveller

October 2006