Ray MacDonald is a technologist
and business leader that has been building lasting value through innovative
global strategy and execution for 25 years. Able to drive
transformation balanced with key employee recruitment and retention.
Expertise is from global roles as head of Enterprise
Architecture, leading Shared Service Operations, and
as chief technology architect
in both large and start-up
companies. Originally from a customer focused sales and marketing
background you'll find plain business language explaining technological needs.
with TD Bank (through IBM),
Financial, Bell Canada (through Sun Microsystems),
Marsh/Mercer, and Oracle
Corporation successfully dealt with the most complex
challenges by driving innovative change.
Domain knowledge of infrastructure and applications in
Cloud, Mobile, Analytics, Social Networks, Big Data, Device Management,
Security Strategy, Application Development Lifecycle, Open Source usage, and large
global deployment management.
International head office workplaces
included Toronto - New York
- London - Boston - San Francisco
which brings a depth and breadth of experience for enterprise-wide effectiveness.
Engaging Communicator and
Presenter (all levels and audiences)
Enabling Facilitator enhancing
Business with Technology (people + process + technology)
Expanding a Career that has
worked at all levels (hands-on technical to strategic IT
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|Senior Project Executive
|Responsible at IBM for TD
Bank (largest account in Canada) since July 2012. As Project Executive led and delivered infrastructure
service design and transition for MBNA Mastercard, Aeroplan VISA, and
Currently acting/interim Segment Technology Executive (AVP role)
establishing new services for ITS organization (since April 2015).
||Transformed IT Infrastructure and later Enterprise Architecture.
Established new SAP and Supply Chain environments, including developing
Store 2.0, Network 2.0, Data Centre 2.0 strategies.
||Restructured IT Infrastructure to a lower-cost more effective global
operations and technical support shared services model and established a
shift to a performance culture.
|Technical Account Manager (TAM) & Senior Architect
|Relationship services and technical
solution architecture provided to Canada's largest
telecommunications companies (Bell, Telus, Amdocs). Extensive work at
Bell Canada creating adaptive infrastructure.
|Assistant Vice President
||Global Technology Architecture,
provided management of global technology architecture and standards for
the consolidation of computing services among the 11 operating companies
(included Marsh, Mercer, and Putnam Investments).
||Led global IT at a former San Francisco based dot.com - turned - ASP company specialising
in aggregate purchasing with R&D in Toronto; Marc Andreessen was a key investor
and Board member - ceased operations December 2001.
|Create Project Charter and kick-off planning for the information technology aspects of what was the largest
construction project in North America (the $3.5B new
terminal at the
Toronto Int'l Airport. Also delivered
new traveller way-finding and new FIDS integration system.
|Chief Architect, Director, Sr Manager
||Began with management of
Canadian I.T., data centres, North American technical staff operations
(service/delivery), became member of the management team at global
headquarters creating and running
Networks" division (a $38M, 140 staff operation overseeing a $300M global Telco
spend - reducing it by 40%), and finally responsible for Oracle's world-wide
network architecture architecting the consolidation of 65 data centres to 4 as
part of Oracle's "save $1billion" a well publicized initiative.
First-half of career involved programming,
systems administration (UNIX & databases), technical analysis, sales, and
marketing (product management) for high-technology companies:
- Systems Specialist at Jonas & Erickson Software Technology Inc. (2 years
- marketing and customer support, UNIX products)
- Senior Marketing Rep (sales) at Tandy Business Products (InterTan Canada Ltd.) (2
years - sales of UNIX based solutions)
- Consultant/programmer MacDonald Consulting (various contracts including 2 at
Northern Telecom (NorTel), Moog Canada, Canada Packers, M-O Freightlines)