Curriculum Vitae

  • Curriculum Vitae for Randy Horton

Email: randy@mediaboot.com     Cell: 416 930 9692


Highlights

  • Expert in managing projects using traditional, waterfall methodologies and tools; and able to apply best practices to ensure lean execution and reduced overhead.
  • Experience managing multiple, concurrent projects with numerous stakeholder groups; achieving successful delivery of projects meeting and exceeding client expectations in the digital technology industry.
  • Experienced University instructor of multiple required courses in new media, interactive media, web design and advertising design to class sizes of over 70 students at Ryerson University.
  • Collaborated on curriculum development and instruction of Agile Project Management course material for the Project Management Institute of South Western Ontario.
  •  CSM (Certified Scrum Master) responsible for technical project management of enterprise level, digital initiatives for over ten years, implementing scrum within traditional, waterfall organizations.
  • IPMA Certified Agile Project Manager
  • PMP Certified Project Manager with over 15 years of applicable experience managing initiating, planning, executing, managing, controlling and closing projects with attention to detail to technical requirements and risk avoidance.

Professional Experience

Project Director, Autodata Solutions, London, ON, Nov 2015 – Present

  • Managed budget, schedule and resource allocation for multiple projects simultaneously; with ongoing reporting requirements.
  • Implemented agile best practices based on SCRUM
  • Provided internal training on Agile project management methodologies.

 

Project Manager, Autodata Solutions, London, ON, May  – Nov 2015

  • Responsible for managing a team of seven project managers
  • Program Management of a portfolio exceeding $15 million.
  • Active Project Management of high-profile and strategically important initiatives for the Delivery Unit and overall business.
  • Provided internal training on Agile project management methodologies.
  • Acted as a single point of client contact for all projects status, financial forecasts and related reporting.
  • Financial accountability for project budgets and reporting
  • Ultimately responsible for managing new project intake, enhancement and maintenance roadmaps

 

Senior Account Executive, DigOnline, London, ON, 2014 – May 2015

  • Responsible for entire project lifecycle starting with sales and acquisition, to execution and follow up for customer service, maintenance and inside sales.
  • Managed budget, schedule and resource allocation for multiple projects; often managing over 15 projects simultaneously; with ongoing reporting requirements.
  • Implemented SCRUM and agile project management best practices for organizations like The Ontario Health line, Medifast Weight Control Centers, and other enterprise organizations migrating from waterfall to agile methodologies in order to increase rapid r.o.i.
  • Responsible for employee performance, review and human resource allocation.

 Chief Accelerator, Mediaboot.com, Toronto, 2001 – 2013

  • Business Analyst, recommending Internet based strategies to clients in the financial, media, and communications industries.
  • Project manager and implementation consultant of numerous I.T. projects
  • Guided clients through all aspects of concept, design, and implementation. Including CMM Level 3 and ISO 9001 SCRUM Project Management methodologies.
  • Implemented SCRUM and agile project management and development practices migrating traditional organizations from waterfall methodologies in order to increase rapid r.o.i.
  • Managed I.T. projects for initiatives ranging from $15K to over $15 Million
  • Interviewed, hired and managed freelancers, sound engineers, photographers and designers for larger projects, while actively participating in the coding, design and implementation.

Full Time Instructor, Ryerson University, September 2006 – 2014

  • Created, communicated, delivered and managed execution of over 300 student projects annually.
  • Created undergraduate and graduate curriculum in Web Design, New Media, Emerging Media and Interactive Media courses for under graduate and graduate (Masters) courses focused on technical production best practices and innovation.
  • Acted as thesis advisor for over 20 fourth year student thesis projects, annually.
  • Responsible for guiding students through the entire software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Evaluation, assessment and reporting responsibilities to the Chair of the Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University.

Project Manager and Web Producer, Globe and Mail, September 2005 – Feb. 2006

  • Identified project scope and resource requirements for Website re-design initiatives.
  • Interviewed, hired and managed staff to work on Website redesign of all digital properties.
  • Reported timelines and deliverables using agile management methodologies to all stake holders.
  • Responsible for delivering the project and satisfying all stake holder expectations – succeeded in doing so.

Technical Project Manager, Kaboose.com, Toronto January 2004 –Sept. 2005

  • Worked with multiple stake holders to identify requirements on various multimedia projects.
  • Implemented scrum project methodologies in a traditional waterfall environment.
  • Responsible for educating team members and implementing SCRUM within the organization.
  • Developed specifications, cost estimations, and production timelines for projects ranging from $50K to over $2 million.

 

Education, Interests, Certifications and Awards

  • PMP Project Management Professional Certification, 2014
  • Volunteer Instructor Project Management Institute: Agile Project Management Course
  • Masters of Fine Arts, Documentary Media: Ryerson University, 2009
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award, 2008; Ontario Fellowship Award, 2007
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (cum laud), New Media: Ryerson University, 2006
  • Critics Choice Award, Axis New Media Festival, 2007
  • Interaccess Award, Outstanding New Media Production, 2006
  • Certified Scrum Master (Agile Project Management), September 2005
  • Microsoft Certified Professional – Web Application Development, January, 2002

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