Thomas Biedermann, MBA, PMP
IT / IS Financial Systems Regulatory Compliance
INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS PROJECT MANAGEMENT BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Self-driven and versatile leader with 15 years of experience optimizing value chains by improving product quality, productivity, and profitability
Astute strategist and big-picture thinker, trusted executive advisor and problem solver. Clear communicator, engaging presenter and gifted trainer; motivated high-performing teams. Superb manager; led organizational change; orchestrated complex demands, and implemented financial / data solutions that supported business-critical operations across Europe, North America and Asia.
SKILLS, ABILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS MATRIX | VALUE OFFERED
Core Competencies / Strengths at a Glance:
Project Management Process Optimization Risk Mitigation Trade Settlement Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Back Office Strategic Planning Documentation Quality Assurance Implementation User Training Customer Support Security Data Transmission Best Practices
Instituted pragmatic, cost-efficient and sustainable solutions that balance customer and business demands; created a product introduction process for BayernLB.
Possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of back office functions including IT, accounting, settlement, loans, taxes, trading, market risk control, internal compliance and external regulatory requirements.
Charismatic, articulate and persuasive in German and English; distinguished for diplomacy in representing interests and resolving sensitive issues between New York and Munich offices.
CAREER TRACK & PERFORMANCE | DRIVING FORCES
BAYERISCHE LANDESBANK New York, New York & Munich, Germany
VICE PRESIDENT 2008 – Present
2ND VICE PRESIDENT 2006 – 2008
ASSISTANT TREASURER 2004 – 2006
DATA MANAGER 2001 – 2004
PROJECT SPECIALIST 1998 – 2001
JUNIOR ANALYST 1996 – 1997
Purpose and Scope: Deliver energy, insight, technical expertise, acumen and leadership that promotes key objectives for a global financial institution employing 5,000. Define targets and set priorities for the New York branch as executive team member. Analyze business processes; identify solutions; formulate strategies, budgets, schedules, metrics and controls. Develop and supervise staff. Direct operational plans for trade settlement operations, IT projects, and drive improvement initiatives.
Thomas Biedermann, MBA, PMP
Organizational Impact | Contributions:
Spearheaded restructuring and realignment; redesigned processes which enabled cut reductions and significantly reduced staffing requirements; led multidisciplinary teams of 10-15 specialists.
♦ Captained the US roll-out of a new lending system; coordinated migrations for multiple product groups and financial statement production.
♦ Originated an improved product introduction process; designated expert on data transmission and liaison to headquarters; resolved branch issues with Munich settlement team.
Managed the on-time, in-budget roll-out of the new Summit international trading platform in New York; managed the flawless migration of trading products for a 24-month program.
Automated functions, solved problems and introduced reconciliation processes that dramatically improved quality in data transmission between New York and Munich prior to 2006.
Achieved process optimization for settlement functions in 2 years as Assistant Treasurer; enacted key policies and standards as Release Manager for daily data transmission to Munich.
Conceived, developed and executed the position of Branch Data Manager in New York; oversaw critical communication between centralized data repository and back office functions.
Centralized data transmission architecture for international branches; trained staff for New York, London and Tokyo branches; led an initiative that reduced US tax liabilities.
Supported the lending compliance department and developed an electronic manual for lending officers in first year as business analyst.
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: International Business GPA 4.0 Honors 2010
Kaplan University Chicago, IL
ESI INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BUSINESS ANALYST 2005
George Washington University Washington, DC
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2001
Verwaltungs & Wirtschaftsakademie Munich, Germany
Additional courses, seminars and workshops include:
Business Continuity Management
Certifications & Licenses:
Project Management Professional (PMP) – November 2012
Comp TIA Certified, 2005
Productivity: Microsoft Project |Word | Excel | Access | Excel | Outlook | PowerPoint
Development: Microsoft SQL | VBA | Visio
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