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Hello! I'm Greg

 

An expert in innovation methodologies, technology, IT, product, and business strategy. Known for impacting business performance by leveraging an aptitude for technology and the evolving digital space, strategic thinking, marketing, and business sense, and intuitive consumer-centric insight. Huge passion for envisioning platforms and ecosystems, creative use of data, and open, lightweight innovation. 

Greg Fay

Technology, Innovation, Product, and Business Strategy Leader

 

Email:

gregoryafay@gmail.com 

 

Location:

Overland Park, KS (Kansas City)

Life:

Father of three amazing kids; Ironman Triathlete; Fun with astronomy & weather

EXPERIENCE
 
2018-2019

Software Solutions Business Line Leader

BURNS & MCDONNELL

Managed software solutions asset portfolio, accountable for executing the company’s software solutions programs. Responsible for envisioning and building new and powerful SaaS solutions that meet client needs, replacing the traditional custom solution business model. Envisioned automated easy-to-use digital experiences including a powerful GIS platform, industry-specific data visualization tools, and others to meet common client needs.

2013-2017

Director Digital Innovation Lab

HALLMARK CARDS

Led the re-manifestation of Hallmark's vision as the lead steward in translating their business model to the digital world. Leveraged open innovation methodologies, digital experiences, and technologies, creating a new vision of digital connecting, including mobile, social, websites & APIs to digitally interact with 3rd party partners & sites.

2008-2013

E-commerce Director

HALLMARK CARDS

Brought in to transform Hallmark Digital by solving major organizational, site stability, and digital site experience issues. Responsible for a $20-30M annual budget, 11 direct reports over a 70-person organization, and worked to partner with leaders across the entire organization. Revamped external partnerships and hosting arrangements for the sites, re-architected it from the ground up and created a new platform and experience connecting to all consumer touchpoints while preparing for a future innovative vision to connect to partners.  

EDUCATION
 
Master's Degree

Electrical & Computer Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

Emphasis in Telecommunications Systems

Thesis: "Simulation of PODA - A Priority Oriented Demand Assignment Protocol"

GPA: 3.82/4.0

Bachelor's Degree

Electrical & Computer Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

Emphasis in Communications Systems
GPA: 3.74/4.0, (Rank: 18/307)

Graduated with Distinction

SKILLS
 

Technology & Digital Strategy

Open & Lightweight Innovation

Products, Platforms, Experiences

Business Transformation

Platform & Ecosystem Architect

Data, Cloud, Mobile, Social

EXPERTISE
 
METHODOLOGIES & TOOLS

Innovation: Open Innovation, Lightweight Innovation, Lean Startup, Lean Product, API, Human-Centered Design, Crowdsourcing, Co-Creation, Value Proposition, Ecosystem, Rapid Prototyping, Design Thinking, Sprints
PM: Agile, Prototype, Waterfall, Rapid, Sprints, Jira, Asana, Trello, Slack, TFS, Kanban

TECHNOLOGIES & TOOLS

Development: React.js, Angular, JavaScript, C/C#, PHP, .NET MVC/Web, API, jQuery, AJAX, HTML, CSS, Ionic, Cordova, other from assembler to high-level simulation, Micro Services Architecture
Data: SQL Server, MongoDB, Postgres, MySql, Redis, Graph (Neo4j), AI, Machine Learning, Ontologies, NLP
Cloud: AWS, Azure, Pivotal/PWS, Salesforce/Heroku
DevOps: Bitbucket, Git, GitHub, Test Flight

IT & Telecom

Phones, Telecom, Call Center, Active Directory, MS Windows Server, Wireless Access, Networking, Ticketing, VPN, VMware, Office365, Desktop Support, Routers/Switches/Firewalls, PC/Mac/Linux OS, Mobile Devices, IoT

 
CONTACT ME

Greg Fay

Technology & Innovation Leader

 

Email:

gregoryafay@gmail.com 

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