Karolyn Schalk

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I make technology dreams operational realities.

Whatever I've done yesterday is not as interesting as what I will do tomorrow. An energetic and curious business technology executive with global experience, I have built high-performance teams from the ground up and turned low-performing departments around. My depth of experience in software development, infrastructure architecture, IT and business operations lets me bring a big tool kit to your situation. My skill in strategic planning, tactical road maps and application portfolio management has led to significant savings for the organizations I've worked with.

By understanding the systems and processes required for operational excellence across functional areas I assist nontechnical personnel in connecting the dots between business need and IT resources then draw a picture that my peers will understand and collaborate on. This is the first step in achieving IT, business alignment. My depth of experience can help you improve project planning or purchase rationalization.

Please contact me for consulting engagements, interim or on call executive leadership, department and process transformation.

Specialties: SaaS, Cloud and High Availability Architectures, department 'start-up' and reorganization, vendor management, strategic planning, SDLC, technical assessment of mergers and acquisitions, Agile methods, systems integration. Compliance: PCI, HIPAA, Certificates of Networthiness (DoD)