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Marie D.

Thomerson 4601 Hummingbird Lane Fairfax, VA 22033 703-624-7807 Qualifications Profile Solutions-oriented IT Business Consultant with demonstrated success in the analy sis, implementation, and management of technology systems aimed at streamlining core business operations, with specialized expertise in reporting solutions and data systems. Influential planning and analysis talents, with a keen awareness of impact of da tabase-driven technologies on industry direction and corporate growth. Adept at promptly and thoroughly mastering new technologies and industry methodo logies, with deep proficiency with Cognos, Oracle, and SQL solutions. Expertise managing all stages of software development, systems implementation, a nd integration initiatives, from requirements definition and needs gathering to overseeing system analysis, development, implementation, and support. Solid understanding of numerous business and development arenas, enabling direct and precise coordination with multidisciplinary departments as well as executiv e management. An astute and critical mind for planning and development; able to conceive, desi gn, plan, and design stable, scalable, and secure data-driven solutions. Core Competencies: Business Intelligence/ Data Management Business / Technology Strategic Alignment Project Management Systems Implementation Database Design and Development Automation Solutions Technical Background Certification: Cognos Certified Trainer Platforms: Windows Server, Mac, Some Unix Tools: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, SSIS, Cognos Metric Studio/Metric Designer, Transformer , Framework Manager, OLAP, Configuration Manager, Cognos Planning, Contributor, Analyst, Report Studio, Analysis Studio, Event Manager, Virtual View Manager, Si ebel CRM, Deltek Costpoint, Oracle Financials. Professional Experience MERMEDIA LLC, Fairfax, VA 11/2006 - Present Senior Consultant Customer resource for applications using Business Intelligence solutions. Key Pr ojects: Contracted to upgrade Production and Development Cognos Planning models, Metric Studio Scorecards and Framework Manager Packages with BI reports, Composite Serv er from 8.3 to 8.4.1. Designed and implemented the appropriate infrastructure to support the enterprise. Installed and configured Cognos components on Windows S erver 2003 R2 64 bit operating system with Virtual Machines for the Client tools . Contracted to develop a pilot scorecard application using Metric Studio and Metr ic Designer. Gathered KPI requirements, gave demonstrations on scorecard capabil ities such as the use of Strategies, Metric types, Scores, Qualifiers, Projects, Actions.

Contracted to assist with the development of a proof of concept using data minin g applications. Developed and implemented a Cognos 8.2 BI dashboard for unstruct ured data analysis. Responsible for harvesting data from various newsgroups and blogs and storing it in Oracle prior to the classification and semantic extraction. Also responsible for troubleshooting ETL scripts for importing capture data into the analysis Sc hema used for reporting . Developed dashboard and reports demonstrating market sentiment and chatting freq uency with drill down and drill through capabilities. Responsible for data valid ation, cleansing and process improvement. Contracted to lead BI migration project at Lockheed Martin. Created VDD's for Tr ansformer, Access Manager, Impromptu Web Reports and Report Net installation and architecture. Data Management Group, Springfield, VA 12/2005 - 10/2006 Consultant Brought on board to serve as key resource in the development of sophisticated, W eb-based business intelligence (BI) applications for clients including the Trent Group, NEA, DFAS, and PERI. Coordinate full project life cycle, from needs asse ssment and proof-of-concept, to principle development and testing, through imple mentation and end-user training. Hold responsibility for data set and training l andscape design, courseware material development, and implementation of Best Pra ctices. Orchestrate national-level rollouts, including vendor coordination and e nd-user support. Provide technical issue resolution throughout implementation fo r key deliverables, interfacing with multiple clients to ensure highest levels o f satisfaction. Key Project: Selected to lead the development and implementation of a Best Practice approach to an advanced, automated ILS. L3 Communications Inc., Chantilly, VA 11/2000 - 12/2005 Sr. Business Application Developer Recruited to drive development, implementation, and management of company-wide r eporting system, collaborating extensively with Oracle development team and fina nce department to analyze needs, define requirements, and design architecture fo r Oracle Financials and Cognos system. Conducted comprehensive analysis of data relationships, defined performance metrics, and advocated SQL performance tuning to increase information flow. Prepared and delivered thorough individual and cl assroom-based technical training to users at all proficiency levels. Key Project s & Achievements: CRM Initiative: Selected by company President & VP to manage research, selection , and implementation of a business development solution in a multiyear CRM initi ative designed to streamline and optimize sales pipeline. Spearheaded training, hardware/server configuration, and software installation, with special emphasis on ensuring organization-wide usage and data consistency. Consulted between depa rtments and organizational levels to ensure full functionality of all reporting and data-entry features. Spearheaded implementation of fully integrated security solution, establishing C ognos and LDAP for Web-based delivery of secure data. Achieved significant cost reduction through automation of numerous reporting fun ctions, as well as increase in reporting accuracy. Personally designed, developed, and implemented Cognos reporting solution across all business arenas. Cognos Corporation, Vienna, VA 10/1998 - 10/2000 Education Specialist Facilitated classroom-based instruction on all product offerings to Fortune 1000 clients throughout US and Canada, providing education in PowerPlay, Cognos Quer

y, Visualizer, and additional OLAP data mining solutions. Key Achievements: Achieved top ranking in revenues and productivity among instructors, generating over $700,000 in revenues from Eastern region, while averaging 18 billing days p er month. Consistently received unsolicited positive feedback rating from key customers. BCN Chemicals Inc., Montreal, Quebec 10/1995 - 10/1998 Database Developer Performed design, development, configuration, administration, and support of dat abase management system, fully integrating all small business operations includi ng ordering, shipping, invoicing, banking, and inventory procedures. Additional experience with McGill University as Database Developer, Integration New Media as Multimedia Developer, Selwyn Private High School as Computer Scienc e Teacher, Delphi as Web developer Education / Training Master of Business Administration (Concentration in Management Technology) Bachelors in Applied Human Sciences (Minor in French)