John Telford

John Telford

Experienced Technology & Marketing Leader

Greater Chicago Area
Information Technology and Services

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John Telford's Overview

  • President at Michigan State Alumni Club of Metro Chicago
  • Senior Manager at Fair Isaac
  • Board of Directors at Michigan State Alumni Club of Metro Chicago
  • Technical Project Manager at
  • Principal at Fair Isaac
  • Principal at Seurat
  • Technical Lead at XOR Inc.
  • Consultant at
  • Lead Developer at Hollyer and Schwartz
  • Lead Developer at
  • Technical Lead at Michigan State University

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John Telford's Summary

John leads complex initiatives across multiple channels that drive real business value. He works closely with technology and marketing to delivery a seamless customer experience. He has worked with both Fortune 500 clients and start-ups to rapidly build mission critical and high-volume web applications. He is a technology and marketing leader who utilizes expertise and experience to partner with clients in solving their most pressing business needs.

Specialties: eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Email Marketing, SMS Marketing, Analytics, Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Medical Research, Industry Standards (Sarbanes-Oxley, CISP, and PCI), Project Management Institute standards, PMBOK, Agile Software Development, SCRUM, Drupal, Magento

John Telford's Experience

Solution Director

HS2 Solutions

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2008Present (6 years) Chicago, IL

Responsible for overall project success across multiple clients and industries. Worked with companies including Domino's Pizza (US, Canada, and Mexico), Health Management Associates, Zipcar, and more.


Michigan State Alumni Club of Metro Chicago

June 2008April 2009 (11 months) Chicago, IL

Senior Manager

Fair Isaac

November 2005October 2008 (3 years) Chicago, IL

Board of Directors

Michigan State Alumni Club of Metro Chicago

April 2007June 2008 (1 year 3 months)

Technical Project Manager

June 2004November 2005 (1 year 6 months) Downers Grove, IL


Fair Isaac

September 2003June 2004 (10 months)



September 2002September 2003 (1 year 1 month)

Technical Lead

XOR Inc.

January 2001September 2002 (1 year 9 months)


September 1999April 2001 (1 year 8 months)

Lead Developer

Hollyer and Schwartz

September 1999January 2000 (5 months)

Lead Developer

May 1999September 1999 (5 months)

Technical Lead

Michigan State University

September 1996April 1999 (2 years 8 months)

John Telford's Projects

  • Domino's Canada

    • January 2011 to June 2013

    Web design and development for the Domino's Canada home page, marketing campaigns, and online ordering.

  • Ziptopia - Zipcar's blog

    • November 2013 to Present

    Drupal theme development and responsive web design.

  • Zipcar

    • March 2012 to Present

    Drupal theme development and responsive web design.

John Telford's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

John Telford's Honors and Awards

  • Best in Class Website (Automobile) for Zipcar Ziptopia

    Interactive Media Awards
    • 2013

  • E-Commerce Award for Zipcar Reservations on Facebook

    • 2012

  • Creating a Moment Award for Students with Drive


  • Best in Class Website (Lifestyle) for Zipcar Ziptopia

    Interactive Media Awards
    • 2013

  • Best Mobile Experience - Domino's Mobile

    • 2010

  • Champion Award

    Solution and Technology Consulting
    • June 2007

John Telford's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer

      Top Box Foods
      • Economic Empowerment
      November 2012 present (1 year 11 months)
    • Vounteer

      Chicago Public Schools
      • Education
      October 2013 present (1 year)

      Speaker as part of the Chicago Public Schools Department of Career and Technical Education program.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • Big City Mountaineers
      • Children's Research Triangle
      • TopBox Foods

John Telford's Organizations

  • Drupal Association

  • Friends of Chappell Elementary School

    Board Member
    • 2012 to 2012
  • MSU Alumni Club of Metro Chicago

    • June 2008 to April 2009
  • MSU Alumni Club of Metro Chicago

    Board Member
    • June 2007 to June 2008

John Telford's Certifications

  • Certified ScrumMaster

    • Scrum Alliance
    • License 000070829
    • October 2009 to October 2014
  • Google Analytics Certified Professional

    • Google

John Telford's Skills & Expertise

  1. Analytics
  2. E-commerce
  3. Agile
  4. Healthcare
  5. Digital Marketing
  6. Scrum
  7. Email Marketing
  8. Pharmaceuticals
  9. Mobile Marketing
  10. Program Management
  11. Start-ups
  12. Account Management
  13. Drupal
  14. Agile Methodologies
  15. Web Development
  16. Integration
  17. Web Applications
  18. Leadership
  19. Agile Project Management
  20. Requirements Analysis
  21. SDLC
  22. Project Management
  23. Marketing
  24. Strategy
  25. Management
  26. Enterprise Software
  27. Product Management
  28. CRM
  29. SaaS
  30. Business Intelligence
  31. Oracle
  32. IT Strategy
  33. Business Analysis
  34. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  35. Software Project Management
  36. Mobile Devices
  37. Analysis
  38. Web Analytics
  39. Software Development
  40. Cloud Computing
  41. Enterprise Architecture
  42. Professional Services
  43. SOA
  44. Outsourcing
  45. Management Consulting
  46. Mobile Applications

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John Telford's Education

Michigan State University

B.S., Chemical Engineering


Activities and Societies: AIChE, Honors College, MSU Ski Club, MSU Rock Climbing Club

Brother Rice High School


Activities and Societies: Varsity Track & Field, National Honor Society, National Merit Scholar

John Telford's Additional Information


Enterprise Decision Management, EDM, Precision Marketing, Blaze Advisor, Rules Engines, Oracle, Oracle Application Server, Documentum, Java, J2EE, CRM, E-Commerce, Hockey

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