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Director, Software Engineering Print

O'Neil Digital Solutions
Los Angeles, CA

Does This Describe You?

  • Senior Manager from Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte or IBM who has led software engineering engagements
  • Technically strong and hands-on in Agile development and who leads teams by example
  • 7-10 years managing medium-sized and complex custom development projects
  • 7-10 years of experience architecting and developing business critical and/or web-based applications using .NET, SQL Server, Java frameworks and Open Source tools
  • Undergraduate degree in IT, Computer Science, Finance, Healthcare discipline, or other relevant areas
  • You are NOT a job hopper because you enjoy being part of a dynamic culture that stimulates you professionally and celebrates team achievement

O'Neil Digital Solutions (ODS) - The Coolest Company You've Never Heard OfDiligentPartners very small logo-BW

Los Angeles based ODS is a leader in providing the marketing communications and publishing needs of major corporations. With a large in-house programming staff, they deliver digital print and web-driven member communication solutions to the Healthcare, Financial, and direct mail markets. ODS has the largest installment of HP digital web presses in the world and are continuing to develop innovative digital finishing and inserting solutions to press the digital revolution forward. They are known for their quality focus and outstanding client service. They have a diverse workforce keeping the focus on their people, trust and teamwork, and they maintain a high degree of integrity while exceeding the expectations of their clients.

The Position: Director, Software Engineering

ODS is looking for an experienced software engineering director who is hands-on technically and fully knowledgeable in project management techniques, including the use of negotiation skills and influence to drive internal and external projects to completion in a timely and cost-effective manner. The successful candidate will demonstrate high-caliber communication and project reporting skills.

  • Provide technical leadership, guidance, influence and mentoring for project teams as well as a route of escalation for project related risks and issues. The Director will drive project related communications to IT leadership, business leadership, and various project and program stakeholders to facilitate project definition, direction, and status, as well as partner with business leaders to achieve the goals of assigned projects.
  • Execute and implement the technical solution using iterative, RUP, or Agile Project Management Methodology (PMM) for a variety of projects including, but not limited to, new application deployments (Commercial, Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and custom), process improvement, application and technical upgrades, feature/function enhancements and technical infrastructure enhancements. The Director will lead matrix-style projects teams including, but not limited to, technical resources, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), vendor representatives, and Business Analysts to achieve the stated goals of assigned projects.
  • Ensure the successful completion of assigned projects including all project related deliverables found within PMM including, but not limited to:
    • Identify, request, coordinate, and manage project resources.
    • Create, manage, and monitor Project resource assignments.
    • Perform periodic project-level quality reviews:
      • Ensure project schedules, risks, and issues are being maintained.
      • Ensure resource assignments are clear, well understood, and up-to-date.
      • Coordinate dependencies, critical path items, and resource allocations across projects.
      • Ensure project budgets, including ETC’s are managed and reported.
      • Ensure project, schedule, risks & issues, resource, vendor, etc. conflicts are addressed and/or escalated to key stakeholders.
    • Engineering team’s liaison to coordinate with the Infrastructure, Applications, Data, Business End-User teams, as well as other IT groups, for communication efforts as well as project execution efforts.
    • Determine the technical direction for the application solutions.
    • Lead and coordinate the design, development, implementation support and optimization of desktop, web-based, and mobile real-time application systems to support critical business functions. 
    • Use object-oriented techniques and software engineering best practices including design review, code review, unit-testing, and re-factoring.
  • Mentor and provide technical leadership in collaborative design, implementation and testing of multi-tier software applications, web services, and database systems.
Senior Vice President – Manager, Enterprise Salesforce Platform Print

City National Bank
Los Angeles, CA

City National Bank's mission is to provide the ultimate banking experience for successful entrepreneurs and professionals through an uncommon dedication to extraordinary service, proactive advice and total financial solutions. City National started with a basic premise: Business is personal.

City National Bank is backed by $48.7 billion in total assets, and provides banking, investment, and trust servicesDiligentPartners very small logo-BW through 72 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C. The company and its investment affiliates today manage or administer $64.9 billion in client investment assets. City National provides entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses, and their families with complete financial solutions. Highly personalized client relationships, combined with a full range of sophisticated financial products—commercial lending, private banking, and wealth management capabilities—plus the best talent in the financial industry distinguish City National from its competition. City National provides a premier banking and financial experience through a dedication to extraordinary service, proactive advice, and complete financial solutions. As of January 31, 2018, the Company had 4,500 colleagues. For more information about City National, visit cnb.com. On November 2, 2015, City National merged with Royal Bank of Canada. For more information about RBC, please see rbc.com. 

The Role

The Enterprise Salesforce Manager plays a leading role in defining the vision, roadmap, and execution of a “Digitally-Enabled” relationship bank. To achieve our growth and client-engagement objectives, this leader works closely with key stakeholders groups to build out the vision, roadmap, deployment, and support capabilities across Sales, Service, Marketing, and Analytics. They proactively advocate for to the needs of prospects, clients, and colleagues. They articulate the “art of what’s possible” through external benchmarks, competitive insight, and industry studies to introduce new ideas to drive success.

The Position: SVP – Manager, Enterprise Salesforce Platform

The SVP – Manager, Enterprise Salesforce Platform works with his/her IT Department counterpart (SVP, CRM Technology) and others to lead a team of internal and external resources on a mission-critical implementation of Salesforce across the enterprise.

In addition to the partnership with IT, this position requires significant use of initiative and independent judgment in managing the direction and roadmap initiatives, collaborating with other stakeholders from City National's business units and CRM program area, as well as external consultants, third-party vendors, and Salesforce.

Basic Function

  • Responsible for the continued business success, governance, roadmap, and adoption of the overall enterprise-wide deployment of Salesforce and its surrounding ecosystem at City National Bank.
  • Works closely with the individual lines of business, functional owners, and key stakeholders to ensure consistency in the execution of the broader vision.
  • Acts as a change agent by introducing best practices for sales, service, and marketing capabilities; helps educate the organization on pathway forward. 
  • Maintains strong relationships with executive stakeholders to align LOB needs balanced with Enterprise objectives. 
  • Keeps an eye on transformational capabilities for the ecosystem that can accelerate business objectives, including data, analytics, AI/ML capabilities, etc.
  • Works with partners to define and execute upon the broader roadmap to build a digitally-enabled relationship Bank.
Chief Technology Officer Print

Client Confidential

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, with a dotted line to the Chief Financial Officer, the role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is to lead and continually improve the company's architecture and application development strategies, and to build a collaborative partnership DiligentPartners very small logo-BWwiththe company's medical device product development leaders. This person will define the company's technology infrastructure, product architecture and development framework; build a best in class team of engineers and developers, and partner with senior management to set strategic direction for the IT organization. The company's architecture team, as well as the Application Development and Maintenance organization will report to this executive.

This role will design and manage a world-class Architecture and Application Development environment that requires the leadership skills needed to manage a large, complex organization with deep technical skills to manage applications at a strategic level. The CTO will have experience and expertise in building a state of the art architecture environment through rationalization of applications, state of the art data layer, and migration to the cloud.

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and integrate the Architecture and Application Development and Maintenance functions
  • Responsible for the architectural strategy and architecture, design, development, deployment, support, and enhancement of all information technology solutions including a shift towards a PaaS environment
  • Hire, develop, cultivate, and support a team of developers/engineers and foster creative solutions to client problems, using ground breaking technology and methods, with rapid development
  • Drive an integrated build function leveraging Agile and DevOps methodology
  • Oversees the direction for IT's sourcing strategies and effectively manages outsourcing and contractor relationships
  • Works with the senior leaders to develop enterprise standards for IT solutions and simplify and improve the company's application portfolio
  • Analyzes and communicates benefits and risks associated with IT investments and participates in IT governance and decision making, adhering to standards
  • Serves as a mentor and coach for Architecture, Development and Maintenance professionals and is a key thought leader in the latest technologies and industry trends
  • Serves as a change agent and provides leadership and vision
Vice President of Marketing Print

Consumer Products Company
Southeastern United States

Our client is an innovative, growing home products Company headquartered in the southeastern United States. Armed with popular products and a scrappy determination, they are DiligentPartners very small logo-BWrapidly growing and have an immediate need for an experienced Vice President, Marketing.

The Vice President, Marketing will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be a key strategic leader for our client. He/she will have responsibility for the development and implementation of brand strategies and initiatives, and will have proven experience in successfully driving commercial results. Working closely with cross-functional leadership in the product development and in sales, he/she will develop strategies/initiatives to drive the growth of the portfolio in existing markets and develop and execute marketing plans for future launches.

Specifically, the Vice President, Marketing will have responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Development, implementation, and oversight of a comprehensive marketing strategy for the Company's portfolio of marketed products across a broad range of customer segments, geographies, and time horizons.
  • Development, execution, and management of a cohesive geographic expansion plan taking into account market potential, regulatory pathways, exclusivity, and strategic alignment. This includes determination of market entry strategies, selection of distributors, and P&L responsibility for the Company's economics.
  • Being a part of the diligence team when assessing late-stage Business Development opportunities in the home electronics/personal electronics markets.
  • Development of market access strategies, coordinating closely with the Vice Presidents of Sales to assure geographical nuances are considered in the course of this process.
  • Expansion of relationships with key opinion leaders and customers to uncover opportunities which enhance product line performance and maximize product line earnings.
  • Hiring and leading Marketing team members, and developing their career growth.
  • Providing leadership for the Market Research and Forecasting functions.
  • Providing collaborative business leadership to all geographies and allied functions, including but not limited to Operations, Manufacturing, Field Sales, Compliance, R&D, Finance, etc.
  • Maintaining industry awareness regarding market trends, competition, product acceptance, and new product releases.
  • Managing relationships with other organizations in the consumer products space, e.g. distributors, consumer advocacy organizations.

The role requires drive, maturity, integrity, ethical behavior and the self-confidence to help build an organization that is recognized for its achievement of superior results. Besides an advanced, related degree, qualifications for this hire will include significant senior level responsibilities in consumer product operations (ideally having included international postings). This individual will have substantial marketing leadership experience and proven success in commercial leadership in the launch of home consumer products. The successful candidate must have the ability to provide strategic input for a variety of programs that will range from development to commercial stage.

Over time this person will develop and execute initiatives to drive the growth of the existing portfolio and assess the market for the key issues that will impact the success of future product launches. This may include external focus on business development, and corporate strategy, working with corporate R&D, legal and other executives, which may include M&A. Over time, he/she may be called upon to work closely with the CEO in presenting to shareholders and the public market, including the banking, analyst and investor community.

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Chief Operating Officer Print

Midsized Hospital

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a key member of the Executive Team at this 200+ bed hospital and trauma center.  In this capacity, the COO is integrally involved in strategic planning and organization-wide decision-making. The COO reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).diligent logo black

The COO is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s plan for ensuring the consistent delivery of exceptional care to patients.  This involves developing the organization-wide patient care programs, policies, and procedures that describe how nursing/patient care is assessed, interventions planned and provided, and outcomes evaluated.  The primary responsibility is for the quality of nursing care and is expanded to other clinical entities, thus, ensuring efficient and effective coordination and delivery of patient care services.  The COO plans, directs, and coordinates activities of multiple clinical departments in the medical facility to maintain standards of patient care, and advises CEO in matters related to clinical operations.   This position is responsible for all matters affecting the day-to-day operations of the hospital, as well as in planning for the future, and in establishing community linkages for health improvement.  It is expected that this position participates with leaders of the Board of Directors, Executive Team, management team, and medical staff in planning, promoting, and conducting hospital-wide quality assessment and performance improvement activities.

Vice President, Finance Print
Global Consumer Products Manufacturer
Our client, a leading manufacturer based in Indiana, with plants in Brazil, Singapore and Taiwan, is looking for a VP of Finance who will drive efficiency improvements along a freshly designed value chain based on a sound understanding of all business processes. The successful candidate will provide leadership and coordination of all company financial decisions and product line analysis, assure financial reporting accuracy, and will be the DiligentPartners very small logo-BWbusiness partner for the President and the others in the executive leadership team for all strategic decisions of the company.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Be a core member of the management team.
  • Track and improve benchmarks and reports for measuring the financial and operating performance.
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results by product line.
  • Oversee the accounting and HR departments including shared service center.
  • Assure the accuracy of all financial reports.
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial forecasts.
  • Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product line decisions.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal financial and tax reporting requirements.
  • Identify and drive efficiency improvements in sales, operations, logistics and finance.
  • Drive and coordinate capital employed/working capital improvement projects.
  • Identify potential savings and coordinate resulting projects.
  • Coordinate and support internal audits. 


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