David De Zwirek
Technical Marketing; Client Liaison, Advocacy and Support; High Tech Product Training
- Information Technology and Services
David De Zwirek's Overview
- My Experiences at Life
- Director of Marketing & Sales at Homeland Security Research Corp.
- Product Specialist at BluePhoenix Solutions
- Vice President, Business Development at TopTix
- Product Manager at Crystal Systems Solutions
- Systems Analyst/Programmer at Sonol
- Moved from Canada to Israel at N/A
- Manager, Accounting Systems at Government of the Northwest Teritorries - Department of Finance
- Supervisor of Computer Operations at City of Calgary
- Manager, Project Management Office at Alberta Treasury Branches
- Assistant Manager, Electronic Operations at Prudential Insurance
David De Zwirek's Summary
My expertise is in Technical Marketing. But I don't stop there, as once the sale is made I help to ensure projects complete successfully by being a "client advocate" - acting as a liaison between the client, the project manager and my company ironing out issues, both technical, and more important inter-personal & inter-organizational.
Generalist - Flexible and Versatile
Wide level of International Business, Marketing and Service Experience
Finely tuned writing and presentation skills
Software Trainer, Explainer & Facilitator
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @daviddez
Client Liaison, Advocacy and Support;
High Tech Product Training;
Account Management and Facilitator;
David De Zwirek's Experience
April 1953 – Present (61 years 6 months)
LinkedIn does not have a place to list one's life accomplishments - and this defines the person's value along with their past positions. This entry rectifies that omission.
I am proud of what I have done for communities and individuals, aimed at making this world a better place and at making life more pleasant and fun.
For the community: I was chairman of the charitable donations of a large company and its employees; was on a United Way allocation panel for special projects; served on a Synagogue board as Treasurer, overseeing the purchasing of land and construction of a new building; ran for public office; was appointed to the first public library board and elected its chairman where I oversaw the move to a new building, fought and won political battles, and instituted new programs; and managed charitable donations of a service club.
Serving the individual: I have assisted family members, friends, colleagues and others in making their lives better; am a Husband and a Dad.
Director of Marketing & Sales
Homeland Security Research Corp.
2008 – 2008 (less than a year)
Brand development; Online marketing; Sales management and lead generation
Homeland Security Research Corp. is a fully independent and private Washington DC based international market research and strategic consulting firm serving the homeland security community.
Public Company; 501-1000 employees; BPHX; Computer Software industry
2004 – 2007 (3 years)
Working at client sites provided technical and managerial consulting, support and training, using Blue Phoenix expertise, products and proprietary technologies.
NOTE: Blue Phoenix is the successor company of Crystal Systems Solutions where I was employed from 1996 to 2003.
Vice President, Business Development
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry
2003 – 2004 (1 year)
For a start-up firm, find and develop partner-distributors (VARs) and sales channels in new international territories, and support existing ones.
Crystal Systems Solutions
1996 – 2003 (7 years)
Reporting to Chief Technical Officer: Implement new technical initiatives, including the product design and business development required for joint offerings with other firms and their technology; Design new applications for existing proprietary technology; Pre- Sales, Sales and Project Support for mainframe product line; Preparation of formal proposals for product and associated project services.
Over and above the listed responsibilities, assisted Chief Financial Officer in quarterly announcement to NASDAQ, and performed critical verbal and written communication with international clients and partners
PREVIOUS POSITIONS WITH CRYSTAL:
Marketing Support Manager
New product management and design, market research and material preparation, sales support
Manager of Training
Trained over 250 client and partner senior technical staff worldwide as part of pre and post sales activities. Trained company technical staff in use and application of proprietary software.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Oil & Energy industry
1995 – 1996 (1 year)
As a first job in Israel worked on various analysis projects in the realm of fuel distribution; and developed a management accounting and decision support system using Microsoft Access
Manager, Accounting Systems
Government of the Northwest Teritorries - Department of Finance
1987 – 1993 (6 years)
Reporting to the Comptroller General of the NWT, responsible for the financial computer systems of a government with an annual operating budget in excess of $1 billion. Developed, maintained and supported General Ledger, Payroll, Income Tax, Property Tax and Investment Systems.
Supervisor of Computer Operations
Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry
1985 – 1986 (1 year)
Responsible for the operations of a mainframe computer complex and a backup site running city systems including the police.
Assistant Manager, Electronic Operations
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PRU; Financial Services industry
1975 – 1982 (7 years)
While doing my MBA part time, and earning the Life Insurance designations of FLMI & CLU, progressed from Computer Operator to Systems Programmer to Assistant Manager of the Computer Department in the Canadian Head ofice in Toronto
David De Zwirek's Skills & Expertise
- Product Management
- Marketing Communications
- Sales Management
- Business Development
- Business Analysis
- Client Liaison
- Online Marketing
- Software Documentation
- Software Project Management
- Management Consulting
- Business Strategy
- Agile Methodologies
- Proposal Writing
- Lead Generation
- Enterprise Software
- Marketing Strategy
- Technical Marketing
- Product Marketing
- Market Research
- Software Development
- Process Improvement
- Business Intelligence
David De Zwirek's Education
The University of Toronto is considered one of the top business schools in the world. My degree dates from before the school was named the "Rotman School of Management", when it was simply the Faculty of Management Studies.
B.Sc., Computer Science
Awarded general B.Sc. in 1974 - studies primarily in Computer Science. Completed additional year of undergraduate studies studying constitutional law, political science, literature and history.
David De Zwirek's Additional Information
DESCRIBING WORDS: Dependable, Persistent, Patient, Kind, Thorough, Loyal, Supportive, Sincere, Logical, Systematic, Steady, Deliberate, Communicative, Friendly, Persuasive, Asks "Why", "Who" and "how", Strategy, Marketing, Computing, Generalist, International, Explainer, Facilitator, Liaison, Wordsmith, Canada, Israel, Arctic, Galilee, MBA, Married, Father, Four kids in 20's, Paternal, Loyal, Loving, Romantic, Sensitive, Caring, Traditional, Theatre, Travel, History, Fishing, Reading, Literature, Exploring, Jewish, Beer, Long Island Ice Tea, Humourous, Reliable, Long walks, Nonsmoker, Adventurous, Bald, Losing weight, Mid-50's, Personable, Honesty, Ethics, Morals, Fun MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE WITH YOUR PC! BOINC http://boinc.berkeley.edu Find cures to Malaria, AIDS and Cancer; and also find alien life with SETI UNITED PROSPERITY http://www.unitedprosperity.org/ Provide bank guarantees to micro-finance entrepreneurs in the developing world, improving their lives and hopes
- Groups and Associations:
David is the Group Owner/Manager of two LinkedIn Groups. Join BOINC Users at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=678497 Featured at: MyLinkGroups.com Join Order of Turtles at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=708527 Featured at: MyLinkGroups.com
- Honors and Awards:
I am truly honoured in being married to the most wonderful person for over three decades - by having four fantastic children - and being blessed with loving family and friends.
I have been awarded with a life that has not been and is not boring - LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE!
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