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First Data Corporation - Director Resume Example

Csaty L. Ahimen
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Summary

High performing technology business management professional with established history of driving business value and creating immediate impact by building partnerships, identifying quick wins and focusing resources on key opportunities.  Leverages diverse experience in finance, IT, asset management, audit and compliance, and education to lead transformation, navigate change and build effective teams that align business priorities to financial objectives in order to deliver exceptional results while judiciously managing risk.

Skills
  • Leadership: holds a clear vision for business management as a strategic asset, sets direction, inspires team, takes decisive action, acts as a catalyst for transformation, addresses challenges head on
  • Business & Financial Acumen: Adept at strategy development, financial modeling, business case development, cost transparency modeling and allocation strategies, complex data analysis and executive presentations
  • Team Building & Talent Development: values each team member as unique, focuses on recognizing and developing strengths to build and nurture high performing teams
  • Technology Expertise: experience in data center, infrastructure, information security, audit & compliance, and IT asset management drives deep business partnership and improved outcomes
  • Technology Business Management: view technology from a business perspective, gather metrics and facts to communicate the value of IT to executive leaders, collaborate with business partners to optimize costs to drive innovation, efficiency and improve service quality
Experience
Director, Global Technology Business Management 03/2015 to Current
First Data Corporation Omaha, NE
  • Developed a Global Technology Business Management Office consisting of 30 associates spanning IT asset management, telecom provisioning and billing compliance, IT cost transparency and chargeback, IT buy desk and data quality governance over an annual P&L in excess of $750M.
  • Consolidated all IT purchasing into a centralized buy desk team resulting in a 34% reduction in number of POs created, reduced number of associates allowed to procure goods and service from 120 to 5, established standards to meet accounting, finance, tax and asset management requirements, generated $8M in saves YTD through incorrect billing, duplicate PO prevention and low cost vendor recommendations
  • Consolidated the global telecom provisioning and billing compliance teams under the GTBM office resulting in $5M savings through circuit reconciliation and a port and access charge disconnect audit
  • Implemented the Apptio Cost Transparency, Benchmark and Business Insights product suites in North America resulting in $3M monthly expense correction in allocations and reducing monthly cost per RPE2 by 64%
  • Began a data quality governance program driving >95% completeness, consistency, conformance and accuracy across key IT systems including asset management, CMDB and application inventory  
  • Developed executive level, real-time dashboards to visualize IT's position on hardware and software aging, project investment spend commitments and cash payment timing, and age of fleet by major lines of business.
Chief of Staff, Global Infrastructure Services 08/2014 to 03/2015
First Data Corporation Omaha, NE
  • Responsible for the development and management of a global P&L in excess of $400M annually to within 3% of expense cap.
  • Drove $12M savings through demand aggregation, vendor consolidation and bulk buying to allow for capitalization in the facilities cabling and infrastructure tower.
  • Developed an infrastructure audit and compliance support organization to manage all internal and external audit requests resulting in 96% closure rate for all in year findings and a 74% reduction in number of critical or high rated findings.
  • Prepared all executive level materials and organizational communications on behalf of the SVP, Global Infrastructure Services.
IT Finance Manager 08/2008 to 08/2014
First Data Corporation Omaha, NE
  • Created and maintained an IT operating budget in excess of $300 million annually.
  • Provided business case analysis for project expenditures in excess of $150 million annually.
  • Implemented a process in which to capture labor hours eligible for capitalization resulting in a $15 million annual EBITDA benefit.
  • Managed and developed a staff of 2 Financial Analysts.
Audit Consultant, Technology 03/2006 to 08/2008
First Data Corporation Denver, CO
  • Developed a vendor management work program to score vendors against a set of selection criteria including 10Q and SSAE reviews, responses to internally developed Information Security questionnaires, and conducting on-site audits of vendor facilities.
  • Received CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and TG3 Pin Security and Key Management certifications.
  • Prepared executive dashboards for quarterly presentations to the Audit Committee.
  • Developed an internal training program for all new Internal Audit hires.
Senior IT Financial Analyst 03/2005 to 03/2006
First Data Resources Omaha, NE
  • Facilitated month-end close including journal entries, variance analysis and reporting for IT operating budgets in excess of $100 million annually.
  • Member of the selection committee to evaluate, select and train on a new asset management application.
  • Provided financial support for the NE-LB775 tax review which resulted in a $6 million refund to the company.
IT Financial Analyst 06/1998 to 03/2005
First Data Resources Omaha, NE
  • Created all IT purchase requisitions and developed standards to ensure all documents were appropriately coded for asset management, financial and tax purposes.
  • Audited all IT invoices prior to remittance resulting in prevention of $15M of overpayment.
Education
Master of Business Administration: Jan 2015 Bellevue University - Omaha , NE

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Cup Finalist

American Marketing Association (AMA) Pinnacle Award

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

Bachelor of Science: Biology May 2000 Creighton University - Omaha , NE
Affiliations

Technology Business Management Council Associate Member
Board of Directors, Apollon Theater
Selection Committee, Bellevue University FDC Cohort MBA Program
Client Advisory Board, BDNA

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Previous Companies:

  • First Data Corporation
  • First Data Resources

Previous Job Positions:

  • Director
  • Chief Of Staff
  • Completed Information Technology Externship

Schools:

  • Bellevue University
  • Creighton University

Level of Education:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science

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