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NATHAN ADAMS

512 Second St. • Ann Arbor, MI 48103


nathanmadams@hotmail.com • 734.846.4337
EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, MI
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Master of Business Administration, April 2007
• Concentration in Information Systems
• Candidate for Graduation with Distinction
• GMAT Score 770, 99th percentile
• Member, Healthcare and Life Science Club
College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, June 1997
• Admitted to Honors Program, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
• Elected Social Coordinator for Owen Cooperative House
EXPERIENCE FORD MOTOR COMPANY Dearborn, MI
2002-Present B2C Strategic Portfolio Manager
• Designed and implemented service oriented software architecture that cut portfolio
development and support costs by 20%, or $490,000 per year
• Delivered mutiple enterprise level systems with a staff of 10 software engineers and an
average annual budget of over $900K
• Led and mediated cross-functional application design sessions involving 20-25
participants representing business and IT interests
• Pioneered practice adoption of project and technical management techniques including
use case analysis, iterative (RUP and XP) project methodologies, and portfolio-level
software configuration management, resulting in improved project estimation and
delivery accuracy
• Developed and managed 3-year plan to migrate the entire Ford consumer-facing
marketing and sales application porfolio from Microsoft to Java technology, including
the retraining of 15 software developers
• Implemented strategy for acheiving full portfolio compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
audit requirements
1999-2001 COMMERCE ONE, INC. GLOBAL SERVICES Ann Arbor, MI
Senior Technical Consultant
• Led team of 8 consultants in developing the project management methodology,
technical architecture, and operational support model for an enterprise-scale
e-commerce platform with an annual budget of over $20MM
• Architected, managed, and delivered patented (patent# US6901430) inventory
management system supporting 5,000 dealers (B2B) and their customers (B2C) across
multiple brands in North America and Europe
• Evaluated software and intellectual capital assets of an underperforming joint venture
and ensured a favorable outcome for Ford Motor Company during dissolution
1998-1999 THE COLLECTIVE, LLC Dearborn, MI
Technical Director
• Established IT infrastructure and software delivery capability for start-up Internet
application development shop
• Developed e-business and IT strategy proposals and consulted with potential clients to
support sales resulting in $500K of new business
1997-1998 APPLICON, INC. Ann Arbor, MI
Software Engineer
• Managed portfolio of 4 leading-edge CAD/CAM desktop products and delivered major
software product enhancement 6 months ahead of schedule, resulting in significantly
higher sales
ADDITIONAL • Program Coordinator, Hile Elementary After-school Computer Program
• Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity and Nichols Arboretum
• Musician, avid reader, and frequent world traveller
October 2006