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Gary T.

68 Pheasant Run (Home) 860-666-0854
Newington, CT 06111 (Cell) 860-595-7565

Information Technology professional with extensive and successful experience in
applying business analysis and programming skills. Recognized strengths in esti
mating and negotiating. Demonstrated aptitude as a trainer, and effective as bo
th a team and individual contributor. Noted for clear and accurate communicatio
n. Exceptional analytical ability; recognized for consistently making sense out
of complex details.
Languages: C++, COBOL, FORTRAN
Environments: CICS, IMS real time, distributed, MVS batch
Other: DB2, QMF, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Query Analyzer, JCL,
TSO, CA7, VSAM, MQ, Microsoft Visual C++, IMS database,
Syncsort, Endevor and PVCS code asset management tools,
Microsoft Excel, Visio, and Word
Travelers Insurance Company 1996 - 2008
Senior Programmer/ Analyst
Improved, corrected, and enhanced multiple property/casualty claim processing sy
stems. Collected valuable historical data for major carriers and third party ad
ministrators. Developed annual data for Workers Compensation Research Institute
. Trained staff in specific applications.
• Created and implemented critical changes to the T-Mate System, which manages the e
ntire life cycle of workers compensation claims after the notice of loss. T-Mat
e is a distributed, object-oriented application written in C++. Significantly i
mproved the ability to capture and transmit more precise and accurate claim data
• Designed and created relevant data files used for workers compensation fraud detec
tion by Workers Compensation Research Institute, as well as files for a law firm
involved in a specific federal case. Effort involved COBOL mainframe programs.
• Modified and ran a complicated COBOL batch process that locked, unlocked and reloc
ked policies and claims assumed by other carriers. Ensured that no financial tr
ansactions were mistakenly applied to non-Travelers claims.
• Developed program to explain out of balances in a “Triangle Balance†system. This CO
rogram provided accurate information for locating sources of critical out of bal
ance situations.
• Performed key maintenance work on Host System (CPCS, written in COBOL) that proces
sed claims through entire life cycle. Initiated changes that provided timely an
d more accurate support for major state reporting requirements.

Aetna Life & Casualty 1982 -1996

Senior Programmer/Analyst
Responsible in the national accounts area for development of essential computer
systems for premium audit, and applied loss retro billing systems. Worked with
multiple databases: IMS, IDMS, DB2. Received three promotions in first four ye
ars in recognition of outstanding job performance.
• Key contributor on team that developed very successful Premium and Loss Retro Bill
ing system (mainframe) for national accounts. This COBOL system was chosen as a
model for new system design and rewrites.
• Successfully maintained a complex predictive system called Cashflow. System appli
ed multiple statistical techniques that determined appropriate insurance reserve
levels versus money available for investments.
• Significant contributor on team that created and implemented a mainframe Premium A
udit System, first successful CICS-based system for Aetna’s national accounts area.
System was written in CICS Command Level COBOL.
• Successfully self-taught in FORTRAN; this led to maintenance of important Workers
Compensation Rate Quote and Schedule system. Substantially improved system’s flexib
ility, which in turn was instrumental in securing and retaining large accounts.
BA – English, University of Connecticut
Courses in programming and calculus - University of Connecticut
Course in statistics – Capital Community College
Seminars and information technology classes sponsored by Aetna and Travelers
Currently working in a self-paced CD course in Java Programming (object-oriented
) from Sun Microsystems, Inc. Completed Excel 2007 course at the Hartford Publi
c Library, June 2010.
Accomplished musician. Interested in current events, mathematics, science, and
healthy living. Board member of Warm Hands Warm Hearts, a charitable volunteer
organization working with the Town of Newington, CT. Married, two children.