Linda Pelekoudas, Principal Managing Partner

About Linda

Summary

Business Analyst / Strategic Planner with experience in business process engineering and technical solution development. I have twenty years of successful experience performing business/requirement analysis, software/system testing in different software development lifecycles. My experience is centered in business planning, data analysis, process analysis and design, business and functional requirements analysis, use case analysis, testing methodologies, and creating and executing test scripts. I am an expert in SDLC and QA Concepts, metrics analysis, methodologies and documentation standards. I have experience in advanced analytical skills for complex problem-solving I have led teams in strategic transformation initiatives and have enabled large domestic and international programs, which led to tangible progress and measurable results. I have a diverse background characterized by innovative organizational design and development, market analysis, competitive positioning, financial performance measures, and facilitated executive decision making. Known for my strong organizational skills, planning and tracking of complex multidisciplinary projects, I place a strong focus on keeping the end goal in mind while maintain progress in day to day work.

Educated in Process Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island, I served as a Sr. Consultant/ Systems Engineer specializing in Engagement Architecture in IBM’s Global Business Services: Systems Engineering Architecture and Test (SEAT) consulting practice. Applying process and method expertise in techniques, like Agile Methodology and Rational Unified Process, supporting complex technology driven systems, I have a proven track record in new business development, transition / transformation / change initiatives, and mission critical programs. My custom solutions are architected accentuating reusable assets and leveraging creative engagement models delivering timely innovative strategies to meet my client’s objectives.

Portfolio

  • Delivered public private partnership business model for new business development to international business.
  • Designed and documented product with 20 individual subsystems. Integration strategy, information management and financial plan.
  • Organized and implemented cryptographic monetary technology for a charitable trust including a cash positive revenue business model enabling 100% charitable giving from donations.
  • Created a facilitated smart contract software as a service product.
  • Performed market expansion strategic research, created business operations strategy and resource planning for a cybersecurity company
  • Contributor to NIST Cloud Reference Architecture workgroups specializing in implementation of cloud security.
  • Delivered revenue improvements to telecom manufacturing company through instantiation of MRP and supply chain management system Prepared products for market for emerging technology companies shifting delivery from governmental to commercial
  • Created organizational architecture for new venture, investment package and strategic plan – funded and underway
  • Architected and built quality management system for mining company in Norway
  • Authored usability assessment and user and system documentation for HR management product
  • Delivered design, development and data load for multiple e-Commerce websites
  • Information researcher and ghost writer for emerging technology comparison and contrast briefings
  • Redesigned marketing for late stage entrepreneur
  • Built a Sales Team for specialized performance engineering solutions shortening sales cycle to weeks rather than months
  • Increased technical support capability for a late stage entrepreneur by 800%
  • Delivered strategic product and market research to cybersecurity firm interested in expanding to new markets
  • Architected solutions and prepared technical and budget volumes for RFP, Government Solicitation, and Grant responses
  • WordPress, Joomla, and HTML Website design and development for numerous clients

 

Business sector experience

Financial Sector – Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance

Public Sector – Federal, State and Local Government, Education and Healthcare

Commercial Sector – Telecom, Utilities, and Media and Entertainment

 

Skills List

strategic planning, organizational development, systems engineering, big data analysis and machine learning, report writing, internet strategy and marketing, innovation, design thinking, social design, technological innovation, innovation consulting, design leadership, technology trends, requirements writing, government proposals, technical staff management, engineering economics, organizational structure, research, enterprise solutions, statistics, product development, data analysis, process, engineering, quality assurance, agile methodology, Rational Unified Process, Theory of Constraints, throughput optimization, cloud computing, program management, architecture, engineering, business intelligence, software development, product management, project planning, project management, enterprise architecture, IT strategy, business strategy, IT service management, team leadership, business analysis, management consulting, agile, consultancy, IT management, enterprise software, software project management, change management, system architecture, team building, security, application development, business management, virtualization

 

Programing and Scripting

Python, MapR, Jupyter Notebooks, Kubernetes, Websphere Portal, Websphere Workflow, DOORS, HTML, JAVA, C++, Perl, Google Cloud Platform – Infrastructure and Data Analytics

 

LanguagesEnglish, Modern Greek

Work History

Strategy and Design Solutions, Tyngsborough, MA, USA

Principal Managing Partner, Founder

An entrepreneurial startup company, SDS delivers strategic planning, systems development, technology management and strategic research services to clients across industries. A woman owned small business

·    Created 26 technical systems design FedBizOpps solicitation responses, grant applications and solutions for state government bids.

·    Created a 900 person catalog of consultants with a wide variety of skill sets to market for consulting engagements

·   Began working with Entrepreneur’s developing business strategies, product development, manufacturing, and delivery systems

2009 – Present

IBM Global Services Systems Engineering, Architecture &Test Practice – Armonk NY, USA

Sr Systems Engineer / Sr Consultant – Engagement Architect, Solution Architect, Business Development

·    Performed business requirements analysis working with client business process owners

·    Documented project requirements, use case, and business process documents

·    Created custom system solutions designed consulting engagements

·    Created program financials

·    Led financial and delivery performance audits.

·    CMMI, ITIL, and ISO compliance advisor

·   Deliver executive level communications on progress

2006 – 2009

 

IBM Software Group – Westford, MA

·    Sr. Software Engineering Development Manager – Enterprise Center of Competency

·    Sr. Advisor Software and Program Process & Methods – Customer Support Automation

·    Manager of Support Tools Strategy

·    Worldwide Enablement Manager

·    Global Financial Accountability Liaison

·   Deliver executive level communications on progress

1999 – 2006

Aspen Technology, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

Manager Groupware Systems

·    Delivered custom business solutions to internal business units, integrated acquisition businesses into corporate groupware systems

·    Performed business analysis and determined the best solution for the business issue being addressed

·   Analyze, define, document, and validate functional and non-functional requirements

1997 – 1999
Aspen Technology, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

Manager Groupware Systems

·    Delivered custom business solutions to internal business units, integrated acquisition businesses into corporate groupware systems

·    Performed business analysis and determined the best solution for the business issue being addressed

·   Analyze, define, document, and validate functional and non-functional requirements

1997 – 1999

Other Work Experience

CGI Systems, Inc., Boston MA

Sr. Consultant, Lead Solution Architect, Project Manager

Ziff-Davis Publishing, Medford MA

Application Developer, PC/LAN Support Engineer

Independent Contractor / Research and Development Research Scientist

·    Clients: Polaroid, Hewlett Packard, US Air Force, Toxikon

·   Application Architect; Technical Trainer; Quality Assurance

E.I. DuPont, Medical Products Division, Boston MA

·    Bench Chemist, Quality Systems Specialist

·    Organic synthesis of biologically active nucleotides and nucleosides

·    Designed production metering experiment to demonstrate effectiveness of materials resource planning

·    Applied TQM to manufacturing of division

·    Implemented and achieved certification for ISO 9001

·   Project Manager of MRP implantation

National Marine Fisheries Service, Department of Commerce, Gloucester MA

Staff Research Chemist, Analytic Organic Chemist, Environmental Researcher

Education

Currently enrolled

University of California – Data Science Micro Masters

Stanford University – Certificate Technology Entrepreneurship
IBM Global Campus / George Washington University

IBM Executive Manager Certification

IBM Project Management Certification

IBM Systems Engineering Certification

IBM Sr. Consultant Certification

University of Rhode Island – Resource Development

B.S. Process Engineering / Chemistry

Additional Education:

Harvard University – Cambridge, MA

Fairfield University – Fairfield, CT

Northeastern University – Boston, MA

Roger Ludlow High School – Fairfield, CT – National Honor Society

Company Overview

Using a Systems Approach that starts with the end in mind. SDS spans the many disciplines it takes to create an action plan for organizational transition and transformation.

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