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Gary T.

McMahon
68 Pheasant Run (Home) 860-666-0854
Newington, CT 06111 (Cell) 860-595-7565
gtmcmaho@yahoo.com

SUMMARY
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.
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
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
EXPERIENCE
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.
EDUCATION
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
ONGOING KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION
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.
PERSONAL
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.