Brendan Francis Conroy

Profile

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

Employment History

Mar 2000―Apr 2009

Ford Motor Company

Security & Controls Champion
(Apr 2007―Apr 2009)

Acting as an internal consultant, within my division, on all matters relating to IT security, audit, controls & legal compliance.

Controlling the annual File Retention Review and System Compliance Review programmes; reviewing Infrastructure/application compliance on systems under development.

Planning for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

I also helped run a programme to gauge IT-Department knowledge of the issues arising from overseas resourcing.

Telecommunications Partners Liaison
(Jun 2006―Apr 2007)

Conducted regular operational reviews with infrastructure suppliers.

Provided support in reviewing & drafting of support & telephony contract renewals with two major suppliers,

Controlled the telephony infrastructure self-audit programme.

Infrastructure Interface Manager
(Mar 2000―Jun 2006)

Due Diligence Infrastructure Audits on Mergers Acquisitions and Disposals relating to joint ventures and subsidiaries.

Contract Review, Drafting & Negotiation; Process Reengineering; Quotations & Proposals, Project Management Oversight to ensure policies & standards compliance; customer interface & liaison.

Mar 1998―Feb 2000

Primelink Ltd (own company)

A variety of freelance ‘consultancy’ assignments, including the setting-up of a motor dealership help-desk in association with the Ford Motor Company who subsequently offered me an in-house contract which later became permanent.

Nov 1996―Apr 1998

Grantham Cutler Ltd (part-owner)
Marketing & Administration Manager―Legal Systems

Managed the set-up and provision of pre and post sales support in a start-up company.

Provided marketing and sales for legal and general accounting systems.

Also responsible for general management of in-house administrative functions.

Jan 1994―Nov 1996

City Computers (Timeslice Ltd)
Marketing Manager―Insurance & Legal Systems

Provided direction to the sales and marketing of Insurance, Legal & Distribution software. The scope covered: pre-sales, sales, sales lead management, ‘Invitation to Tender’ responses, drafting contracts, marketing communications and the Project Management of events/exhibitions.

Sep 1992―Oct 1993

Freelance Course Developer―Cross Cultural Training

Researched, developed, and ran cross-cultural training programmes for Japanese, designed to overcome social and communication problems caused by cultural differences.

Mar 1987―Aug 1992

Wang (UK) Ltd
Marketing Manager―Finance, Insurance and Legal Products

I joined Wang as an experienced IT Consultant and systems developer but quickly moved into the area of sales and marketing which also required an in-depth understanding of the relevant business applications.

I was particularly responsible for returning to company’s EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) product to viability and the support structure I devised also provided a system support framework with which to handle all third party products marketed by Wang

Previous Experience

20+ years of commercial systems development to a senior level including positions of IT Manager with Pitney Bowes Leasing and Group IT Manager with Hay Management Consultants.

For PB Leasing, I set-up green-field IT sites in the UK and Germany, subsequently developing applications to meet both countries’ requirements.

While at Hay Consulting, I restructured the IT department including its financial controls, methodologies and operating philosophy