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Craig D. Wilson, PMP

Professional Biography

 

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Craig D. Wilson is the founder and principal consultant of Matincor, Inc., an entrepreneurial endeavor to bring quality, senior-level consulting to IT organizations in Orange County and San Diego.

 

Craig began his career in Information Technology when he started as a programmer/analyst with Security Pacific National Bank.  As microcomputers were introduced, Craig became responsible for the Bank’s Technology Information Center introducing Bank employees to the new computing solutions available.  He rose through the ranks eventually gaining the title of Vice President of Desktop Computing in the Merchant Banking Group.

 

In the late 1980’s, Craig joined Universal City Studios as the senior IT officer for the Studio Division.  The Studio Division, the “city” of Universal City Studios, was made up of 48 different business functions as diverse as equipment rental, retail stores, the mailroom, security offices, post production services, stock and film inventories, and accounting.  Craig led a multi-team, multi-year effort to convert the division to an integrated organization tied together electronically with a centralized order management and billing system.  Through an approach that focused on using “the right tool for the right job”, Craig utilized both off-the-shelf packages and custom developed software to automate the Studio’s business functions.   Craig later accepted a promotional opportunity to head up the Data Telecommunications project management team.  He oversaw the expansion of the corporation’s data telecommunications infrastructure including locations in Europe and Asia.

 

Craig next joined UCLA Medical Center where he was responsible for data telecommunications, infrastructure, and operations of non-mainframe servers.  Utilizing project management skills learned at Security Pacific and fine-honed at Universal Studios, he directed the efforts of internal staff and external consultants in the finalization of a conversion to a state-of-the-art Sonet ring backbone network supporting 10,000 workstations.  After bringing the project to completion 2 months ahead of schedule, he then addressed a 2 year backlog of projects and completed them in less than 4 months.  Other activities included negotiating contracts with telecommunications providers to establish a fixed-price, guaranteed service level for extending services to medical clinics throughout California.

 

Craig joined Cendant Corporation as the Director of Project Management, Analysis, and Staff Development.  He directed the project-related activities of multiple teams that at times exceeded 200 personnel with annual budgets of up to $15 million.  Key project efforts included the reengineering of enterprise-level custom software systems to address the merging of 3 Fortune 500 corporations.  During his tenure, he also directed an internal initiative to develop, and then train staff in, a custom software development methodology which greatly improved the productivity and quality of the development teams.

 

After Cendant closed their West Coast offices, Craig accepted a temporary consulting opportunity to work with the Institutional Services division of TD Waterhouse to head the project developing software for the corporation’s international wireless, e-commerce offerings.  Craig’s contract was extended so that he could train the IT staff in Object Oriented Analysis and Design techniques and develop a customized software development methodology for the group.  Sensing an opportunity to more fully utilize his skills and experience in helping people and IT organizations, Craig decided to formally establish a consulting practice.

 

Craig received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from California State University, Los Angeles and his Master of Science degree in Management from California State University, Northridge.  Additional post-graduate work was done at University of California, Los Angeles.  Craig also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and a Scrum Master Certificate from the Scrum Alliance.  Craig is a member of several professional organizations including the Project Management Institute, the International Institute of Business Analysis, and the Southern California Quality Assurance Association.

 

 

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