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Antonia Spadafina
Career Overview

Project manager with extensive experience planning, developing and implementing web-based and mainframe solutions, with excellent client and project management skills. Action-oriented with strong ability to communicate effectively with technology, executive, and business audiences. Driven to deliver quality solutions.

  • Project and Resource Management
  • Product Life Cycle Management and Development
  • Applications Development (Web Site and Mainframe)
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Results-oriented
  • Relationship building
Technical Expertise

Project and Resource Management (MS Project,Planview, PPM); Microsoft Office, VISIO; COBOL, CICS, DB2, HTML, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Graphic Design

  • Lent my business acumen and deep understanding of the core applications to ensure successful conversions, especially from Smith Barney to Morgan Stanley
  • Key contributor in the redesigns of and
  • Actively mentored junior associates
  • Built an entirely new staff while still maintaining a high delivery rate of successful solutions
Work Experience
Application Development Manager, Vice President 06/2009 to 07/2013 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney New York, NY
  • Designed solutions for major applications on, including Portfolio, Account Documents, Enrollment, User Interface Framework and Customization/Personalization for internal and external client-facing website utilizing Microsoft .NET
  • Managed a folio of mid-size to large projects in accordance to the mandated release schedule, establishing a close rapport and partnership with the business client to deliver the optimum solution
  • Worked closely with the Quality Assurance team to develop web-based application test plans and cross-browser testing strategies
  • Worked closely with the Production Support team to minimize outages, and resolve issues as they arose
  • Actively managed budgeting, prioritization and scheduling of yearly projects and forecasting resource requirements
  • Recruited and managed a global staff of 11 and a domestic staff of 5; conducted performance assessments
  • Aided in the porting of the web-based Portfolio application to the mobile version
  • Executed the systematic dismantlement of in an orderly and non-disruptive manner as the conversion from Smith Barney to Morgan Stanley systems progressed
Technical Project Manager, Vice President 11/1990 to 06/2009 Citi Smith Barney New York, NY
  • Designed and implemented much of the underlying mainframe structure of, including client profiling, batch job creation, CICS support applications and database design in DB2 (ported from Oracle), especially for the transactional services of Trading, Bill Pay and Automated Funds Transfer and Portfolio
  • Routinely carried a portfolio of medium to large projects ranging from 100K to $2MM, frequently engaged as the sole liaison for in firmwide initiatives, guiding each project through all phases of SDLC from inception to implementation, for 24 major applications including Portfolio, Trading, Funds Transfer, Bill Pay, Login and Authentication, Registration and Customized Home Page for, an award-winning internal and external client-facing website built in Java and utilizing in-house, vendor-based and webservice solutions
  • Established a close rapport and partnership with the business client to develop web strategies, content offering and website vision for optimum solutions
  • Wrote business requirement and functional and technical specification documents, often recognized by upper management as the subject matter expert on various applications
  • Managed project scheduling, budgeting and forecasting, and resource allocation for yearly project folio using Planview
  • Worked closely with the Quality Assurance team to develop web-based application test plans
  • Worked closely with the Production Support team to minimize outages, and resolve issues as they arose
  • Recruited and Managed local team of 6 staff members and global team of 6 staff members; conducted reviews
  • Acted as the main technical interviewer for all mainframe positions
  • Successful design, implementation and management of simultaneous large projects led to a promotion to Assistant Vice President in 2000 and Vice President in 2008
Senior Programmer/Analyst 09/1988 to 10/1990 Dean Witter Reynolds New York, NY
  • Analyzed and developed in-house solutions for payroll system using COBOL
  • Applied and tested upgrades and code changes to the Computer Associates payroll application package
Programmer/Analyst 09/1986 to 09/1988 EDO, Inc. New York, NY

Developed and maintained COBOL and Assembler programs for a government manufacturing plant, including product inventory maintenance, payroll and vacation time applications

Programmer 10/1984 to 07/1986 Bantam, Doubleday, Dell New York, NY

Developed solutions for National Sales applications, including the creation of a standard order quantity (SOQ) program.

Education and Training
BBA: Management Information Systems 1984 Pace University New York, NY, US
Certificate in Programming: Mainframe Programming 1986 Chubb Institute Parsippany, NJ, US