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Alexander Lowry
Works at JPMorgan Chase
Attended Haverford College
Lives in New York, NY
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Experienced Program and Project Manager | MBA | Passionate about Business Transformation and Change Initiatives
Introduction
• Over 12 years of experience in planning, developing and delivering complex programs and projects for Fortune 100 companies in the financial services, healthcare and consumer goods sectors
• MBA from Wharton
• International exposure: USA, Canada, UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Dubai 

Excited about shaping and delivering business transformation and change initiatives!

CORE COMPETENCIES:
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PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT: 
Scope, mobilize and manage programs and projects which enable organizations to reduce costs and improve performance. Excellent track record in delivering on time, to agreed quality standards and under budget. Provide balance between strategic and practical approaches to implementation which ensures focus on business outcomes that really matter. 

LARGE SCALE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION: 
Advise clients on how to shape their most challenging transformation programs to deliver results faster, reliably, and with tangible realization of benefits. Strengthen the link between strategy and delivery to improve business performance.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT: 
Translate ambition or strategy into projects and service initiatives. Experience of designing and delivering change in complex environments to produce sustainable benefits. Enable organizations to enhance alignment with and adopt new functions for the delivery of strategic outcomes, without disrupting business as usual. 

INFLUENCING / COMMUNICATING / PRESENTING: 
Extensive experience presenting to and working closely with senior management. Designed PA’s Consulting’s presentation skills course. Award winning public speaker who coaches high-achieving professionals to connect, influence and inspire through the spoken word. 

Specialties: 
• Performance Improvement
• Business Strategy
• Business Model Transformation
• Portfolio Management
• Project Turnaround
• Program Management Office (PMO)
• Professional Coaching
Education
  • Haverford College
    History, 1995 - 1999
  • University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
    Finance, 2011 - 2013
Work
Employment
  • JPMorgan Chase
    Vice President, 2013 - present
  • PA Consulting Group
    Principal Consultant, 2001 - 2013
    Lead projects and programs facing significant challenges as Co-Head of U.S. Project Management Centre of Excellence. • Operate client engagements in large scale business transformation, change management, performance improvement, portfolio management, and project turnaround. • Oversee full lifecycle of multiple projects concurrently from pre-sales and proposal through execution and delivery. • Manage highly collaborative, 5 to 25 person engagement teams, ensuring quality and profit of at least 27.5%. First-rate track record of delivering solutions on time, within budget, and at or above agreed upon quality standards. • Cultivate long-term C-level relationships as part of an entrepreneurial environment. • Mentor junior staff to support growth and retention of quality team. • Rank annually as one of PA’s top 20 trainers (out of 1,000), specialization in communication and presentation skills.
  • PA Consulting Group Pension
    Trustee (part-time), 2007 - 2010
    Board member for PA Consulting Group's $1Bn corporate pension plan. Became first under age 30 trustee as well as first selected below Partner rank. Member of DC Management Committee. Led five-person Investment Committee: • Evaluated, selected, and monitored investment managers. • Directed review of existing governance arrangements, resulting in decision to become first UK DB plan to appoint fiduciary manager. Oversaw appointment and implementation of BlackRock. • Modeled cash flow projections to predict optimal asset allocation between liability matching and return seeking assets. • Fostered awareness of global markets and investment strategies. Acquired strong command of investment products across different asset classes: equity, fixed income, commodities, hedge funds, PE, and infrastructure. • Created comprehensive, disciplined risk management framework.
  • IBM Consulting (formerly Mainspring)
    Strategy Analyst, 2000 - 2001
    Mainspring, a venture-backed e-strategy consulting firm that went public in 2000 and was sold to IBM in 2001, partnered with Global 2000 firms to develop and commercialize digital business strategies. • Led design of an international trust company's call center strategy. Performed cost benefit analysis of establishing in-house vs. outsourcing. Completed benchmark and channel survey of outsourcing firms. • Created Standard & Poors' eBusiness strategy. Identified opportunities related to increased distribution, process improvement, and partnership. Led client team in quantifying opportunity in online financial exchange marketplace. • Developed business plan for wireless solutions company.
  • Financial Institutions Consulting
    Analyst, 1999 - 2000
    Boutique consulting firm catering to small and medium-sized financial service companies. • Analyzed financial statements of companies. • Constructed models to quantify benefits of recommended changes. • Recommended changes to client programs and activities resulting in cost savings of $10M+.
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