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Mr. Gura's Condensed Experience

WOODHILL ASSOCIATES, LLC: President - Consultant - Provides hands-on technical management consulting to a variety of small and medium to large-scale companies. Where necessary, works in the role of CIO/CTO for clients.

NST SYSTEMS, INC.: Director, Applications Development & Project Management - Provided pre- and post-sales client support; managed staff, full project lifecycle for software development and integration projects at this boutique consulting company.

E-MEDIA, LLC: Senior Web Producer - Managed full project lifecycle, from client discovery phase through web development to implementation. Implemented processes and procedures covering all aspects of client-focused web development.

UDV NORTH AMERICA (division DIAGEO PLC): Management Consultant - Created an operations effectiveness & change-control analysis and a business process reengineering proposal & implementation plan for this international liquor importer.

JOHNSON & JOHNSON PROFESSIONAL, INC. (JOINT MEDICAL PRODUCTS): Director, Information Technology - Analyzed business practices/needs and technology requirements, then created and managed the restructuring of the IT Department, which included hiring staff, creating operating standards and implementing system solutions. Later, managing in a matrix team structure, had final decision-level responsibility for analysis, systems selection, budget, planning, vendor relations, implemen-tation and project management for the technology for JJPI's start-of-the-art manufacturing facility (IT budget: $3.5m).

NAC REINSURANCE CORPORATION: Manager, Operations & Systems Support - Built and managed Operations & Systems Support department for this international reinsurance company. Developed, managed $2.1m IT capital & operating budget.

GOLDMAN SACHS & COMPANY: Project Manager Consultant - Managed the design and development of an integrated customer-service-request/inventory-tracking system. Implemented a department-wide local area network.

RAYTHEON CORPORATION (CAEDMON RECORDS, subsidiary): Project Consultant - Specified hardware and software for office management. Wrote custom software for order, inventory and production tracking. Provided user training and support.

CHEMICAL BANK CORPORATION: As Manager of New Technology / Quality Assurance, advised technology direction for the division and managed a staff of QA personnel. As Manager, IMS Technical Support, managed systems programmers and an external consultant to install/maintain all IMS software and related products.

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