Larry P Harper Jr



Larry Harper

Synergy of leadership and IT skills


Accomplished technology professional with over a decade of excellence in PMO and senior-level IT/project leadership roles. Proficient in IT management and project and program management.

IT Leadership – Strategy Planning – PMO/Project/Team Leadership – Budget and Financial Management – Vendor Relationships – Contract Management – Compliance – Operational Excellence – Software/Network/Infrastructure Development

~ Spearheaded multi-million dollar projects and a cohesive IT team. Led IT/SAP organizations to achieve world class standards. Provided leadership to 175 technical professionals.~


Executive Summary

Provided cutting-edge, top-level IT/PMO leadership for overall IT department development. Track record of developing and managing streamlined, cost-efficient IT organizations and teams from ground up. Worked closely with senior management and key stakeholders, business units, partners, project managers, C-suite executives, and clients. Background in developing advanced technology solutions and IT operations. Overall IT oversight and leadership for cutting-edge technologies, including strategies and policies. Leveraged technical and client services experience—strategic planning, project/program management, operations, systems support and integration, and team leadership. Particular knowledge in areas of project lifecycle management, enterprise implementations, system migrations, SAP, architecture and application planning, troubleshooting, quality assurance, ITIL Fundamentals, and IT delivery. Led projects that cut costs, improved efficiency and system performance, and maximized business goals.


World Class IT Leadership

Master Program Manager/Security & Program Planning, Insight Global @ HPE                 2015 to Present

Provide hands-on IT/project/program leadership and infrastructure development

Steward overall program management. Collaborate with C-suite leaders (client-side) to manage IT function, direct programs/projects, and lead IT team for project management and systems availability.

Ø  Provide dual IT-program management oversight and review client infrastructure, security, and programs. Orchestrate upgrades, migrations, and other IT initiatives.


Master Program Manager (EGIT SAP Platform – Integration), Hewlett Packard                  2012 to 2015

Directed overall project/program management and handled all aspects of resource estimation, project scope, program strategy, and budgeting for multiple projects ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to over a million. Provided hands-on IT leadership for several SAP upgrades. Handled all aspects of tracking, performance measurement, and reporting. Oversaw financial performance reporting (contractor workforce) and presented data to director and VP, finance. Led tools team for SAP/BW—ALM, Caliber, SDLC and PPM, including forums, training, and program/software updates.

Ø  Spearheaded SAP support organization and catalyzed its growth from zero to 35 employees.

Ø  Created operational excellence performance reports (using SAP data); reports were instrumental in facilitating continuous improvement initiatives. Modernized report and presented to senior executives (VP) and to EGIT SAP Operational Team.

Ø  Improved efficiency of maintenance system and ensured consistent uptime; prevented outages through operational excellence.

Ø  Project management and general management oversight for SAP operations within EGIT/HP organization. Researched, interviewed, selected, and onboarded over 75 vendor resources.

Ø  Collaborated with SMEs, financial representatives, and resources to provide project estimates.



Senior Information Analyst, Artech Information Services (IBM Contract)                                 2009 to 2012

Provide key insightful strategic technical direction and analytical expertise and support for Internal System Resource Manager tool. Oversaw requirements gathering, recommended new functionality, and led deployment of new functions. Responsible for operational excellence reporting and ongoing maintenance and enhancements. Provided detailed information to system developers and increased uptime system-wide. Consulted teams on performance and usage cost improvement.

Ø  Handled production and editing of strategic training materials (SRM video); utilized tools, such as Camtasia and PowerPoint. Videos were published on internal communication channels, YouTube, and other personal training classes.

Ø  Leveraged multiple tools to improve system availability ten to fifteen percent.


Director, Implementation Services-EPIC, Kaiser Permanente Information Technology       2005 to 2009

Orchestrated Project/MAC development/implementation. Responsible for project planning and delivery for wide range of projects focused on healthcare software, billing, scheduling, and inpatient/outpatient modules. Operations management and oversight for EPIC steady state support team.

Ø  Created communications and work plans to enable project funding.

Ø  Successfully reduced queue size 50%, implementation time by 25%.

Ø  Achieved 35% reduction in Change Induced Incidences (Failed Changes) by developing an enterprise-wide change management team. Introduced Change Management Training Program and dashboard/scorecard to measure EPIC Health Connect System.

Ø  Improved contract data 75% and drove 20% savings by developing utilization tracking mechanism to track resources and financials of contract staff.

Ø  Drove 35% improvement in productivity by reorganizing and supplementing technicians (Wintel, Citrix, and UNIX) resulting in efficient delivery of standard managed solutions.

Ø  Cut escalations 50% through cross-functional leadership and individual contributor meetings.


Senior Delivery Manager, IBM Global Services                                                                                    2001 to 2005

Provided leadership to 175 technical professionals and eight direct reports. Oversaw contract delivery for major clients—Banc One, American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Chase, and many others.

Ø  Delivered 15% to 20% savings per account in Audit Control and Security project costs through automation of manual processes and a sharp reduction in headcount.

Ø  100% HR compliance—personnel, training, audit training, goal-setting, commitment, employee relations, and other areas. Presented (executive level) to “green dollar” customers.

Ø  Grew revenues up to seven percent and drove twelve percent headcount savings.


Senior Delivery Manager (1998 to 2001)

Completed e-mail environment modification project $800,000 under budget. $1.5 million savings through team size reduction and sharp resource planning and environment improvement tools and processes. 100% SLA compliance saved $125,000 penalties. Consolidated servers and reduced number of sites to achieve additional $1.4 million annually.


Educational Qualifications

Computer Science Studies, Regis University, Denver, CO

IBM CIS and BIS Certifications, Front Range College, Westminster, CO

Senior Manager Certification, Sarbanes Oxley, Financial and Budget Training, Banking Industry Audit Training, IBM Manager @ Senior Manager Training Certification, Boulder, CO