Dennis Szot

Program Manager at Bottle Rocket

Location
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Industry
Computer Software
Previous
  1. Bottle Rocket,
  2. QBOS, Inc.,
  3. Jambo Networks, Inc.
Education
  1. University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management
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Background

Summary

A driven, results-focused technology expert with over 15 years of wide-ranging experience in enterprise software architecture, IT operations, business analysis, business development, and marketing & communications for large Fortune 500 organizations as well as early stage startups. Focus and expertise centered around enterprise Cloud Computing platforms and effective business transformation through Workforce Automation.

Specialties:Fortune 500 and early-stage startup.
Experienced in business and Account startup, shutdown, M&As, and divestitures.

Areas of expertise:
Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Cloud Computing, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS),
Workforce Automation, Tradespace Management, Business Process Automation, Product Development, IT Service Management, Business and IT Operations

Experience

Program Manager

Bottle Rocket
– Present (2 months)

Project Manager

Bottle Rocket
(2 months)dallas/fort worth area

Chief Information Officer

QBOS, Inc.
(3 years)Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Head of IT operations and product development. Co-lead architect of the QBOS Platform, a Cloud-based design and delivery platform for the Enterprise. Steer PaaS development, manage communication and support of the channel partner network - comprised of Master Distributors and VARs. Key contributor to new business development efforts of QBOS, Inc. and those of its channel partners, as needed. Involved in private equity/capital investment initiatives, defining and driving strategic business goals and objectives, and ensuring sustained competitive advantages in the enterprise PaaS/Cloud Computing industry segment through advancement of the product roadmap and internal operational efficiencies.

Director of Service Delivery

QBOS, Inc.
(4 years 2 months)

Head of IT operations and co-lead architect of the QBOS Platform (an enterprise-grade Cloud Computing PaaS). Steer and oversee platform development, manage communication and support of the channel partner network. Actively contribute to new business development and support business development efforts of existing channel partners, as needed. Involved in private equity/capital investment initiatives, defining and driving strategic business goals and objectives, and ensuring our continued competitive advantages in the enterprise PaaS/Cloud Computing industry segment through aggressive (yet measured) advancement of the product road map.

Associate

Jambo Networks, Inc.
(1 year 11 months)

Team member of a web 2.0 proximity-based mobile social networking/mobile social software Internet startup serving in multiple roles including but not limited to: marketing, business strategy, advertising, testing, and project support. Specific projects include MySpace advertising, SEO, conference support, blogging, strategic consulting, surveying, and site/system testing.

Business Services Specialist

Perot Systems
(7 months)

I work in the IS Communications department for a large client in the Industrial Services Group vertical at Perot systems (a Global Engineering firm). In this position, we handle all communications that go out to the client from IS, as well as do Internal Marketing, Facilitate client relationships, and some business development.

Software Development Specialist

Perot Systems
(5 years 6 months)

Web Applications Specialist on the Parsons Account, including a 1.5 year tour on a divested Parsons business unit, Parsons E&C. After the 1.5 year stint on the Parsons E&C startup account, the company was acquired by Worley through an M&A (rebranded WorleyParsons). I returned to the Parsons account where I served in a similar, albeit more senior role on my former team. Duties included work with new and existing financial web applications in various areas of need, including support, requirements gathering, project management, programming, testing, and end user training. Upon my departure I was mentoring several coworkers, though I was the youngest team member with fewest calendar years of experience. I left this position to leverage my newly acquired MBA degree in more of a client-facing, business-oriented position.

Software Development Specialist

WorleyParsons
(1 year)

Performed enterprise web application development and administration (inline with concurrent Perot Systems position held). Involved in merger of all IT systems, infrastructure, and operations of two multinational engineering firms as part of the acquisition of US-based Parsons E&C by acquiring Australian firm Worley.

Languages

  1. Spanish

Skills

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Workforce Automation
  • PaaS
  • Software Development
  • Software Design
  • User Interface Design
  • IT Operations
  • ColdFusion
  • SQL
  • jQuery
  • Marketing Communications
  • Market Analysis
  • Business Process
  • Cloud Computing
  • Process Engineering
  • Business Strategy
  • Product Development
  • ITIL
  • Automation
  • Enterprise Software
  • CRM
  • SaaS
  • Start-ups
  • Project Management
  • Strategy
  • Business Analysis
  • IT Service Management
  • Integration
  • Software Project...
  • Management
  • Business Development
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship
  • IT Strategy
  • System Architecture
  • Leadership
  • Agile Project Management
  • IT Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Solution Architecture
  • SDLC
  • Mobile Applications
  • Professional Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Database Design
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Business Intelligence
  • Web Applications
  • Architecture
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Certifications

ITIL Foundation Certified in IT Service Management

BCS Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB), License 24847
– Present

ITIL FOUNDATION (2011)

PEOPLECERT, License GR750026526DS
– Present

Education

University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management

Masters in Business Administration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Activities and Societies: Beta Gamma Sigma

Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

concentration in Information Systems

Caddo Parish Magnet High School

Additional Info

  1. Interests

    • Entrepreneurship,
    • Cloud Computing,
    • PaaS,
    • SaaS,
    • Cold Fusion,
    • musician,
    • marketing high technology,
    • world travels,
    • investing,
    • politics
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Honors & Awards

Eagle Scout Rank - Boy Scouts of America
Cum Laude LSU 2001
Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society - The University of Texas at Dallas Chapter - 2006

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