CV-Pre 2017


BMO Financial Group
(1998 – 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Managing Director & Senior Managing Enterprise Architect: March 2012 – March 2015

Head, Technology & Infrastructure Architecture and Senior Managing Enterprise Architect: February 2010 – March 2012

In both roles I reported to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) my responsibilities included establishing an architecture practice, developing technology roadmaps, and IT Governance.  

My accomplishments included: establishing a team of architects, setting up delivery processes, integration with and/or supplementing IT Governance Processes and developing technology road maps for the delivery of business objectives for a $500 Million Operations Organization within a 1.1 billion dollar IT organization.

My major focus was a 5 year roadmap laying out incremental IT Optimization objectives through cost reductions, increased system utilization and improved service quality through automation of key processes including systems management, IT Asset Management and platform / infrastructure delivery.

Roadmaps for other initiatives included:  office systems; cloud platforms; Platform as a service; Infrastructure as a Service

IT Governance responsibilities covered both operational and executive-level committees and boards, including: Planning Committees, Enterprise Infrastructure Governance, Architecture Review Board, Program Steering Committees.

Director, Enterprise Architecture: November 2001 – February 2010

Business Technology Specialist: August 1998 – November 2001

Key accomplishments:

  • Developed IT Strategy for BMO Public Web Sites, including: BMO.COM, On-line Banking, Investorline, Nesbitt-Burns Gateway; MasterCard.
  • Developed a Web Services Strategy to facilitate and reduce the cost of access to legacy systems.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
(1990-1998, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Director, Project Execution Services: March 1997 – July 1998

Delivered technical architecture for a new, consolidated  Management Accounting Platform. 

Director, Architecture Services: August 1995 – February 1997

Developed a strategic architecture framework defining the principles, standards and guidelines; provided architecture support for various areas including Telephone Banking, e-mail, business process engineering, etc.

Senior Consultant: August 1990 – August 1995

Delivered architecture for a consolidated customer information system supporting retail bank


Manager, Systems Development, Ministry of the Solicitor General and the Ontario Provincial Police: April1984 –  August 1990, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Software Engineer, Victor Technologies: March 1982 –  March1984, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Programmer / Analyst, NCR Corporation : July 1979 –  March1982, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Computer Operator, Bell Canada: June 1973 – July 1976, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Volunteer work

Habitat for Humanity

  1. June 2015: Habitat for Humanity, Warsaw Poland
    Home renovation
  2. January 2016: Habitat for Humanity, Toronto
    Event photographer
  3. July 2016: Habitat for Humanity, Scarborough
    Event photographer
  4. August 2016: Habitat for Humanity, Stouffville
    Event photographer

The Giving Lens

  1. October 2015: The Giving Lens, Marrakech Morocco
    Photography training for children