Ernest Walker


“Ernest is extremely skilled. His professional/respectful facilitation style, positive/can-do demeanor, attention to detail and willingness to dig for detailed delivery make him a key asset.”

“Ernest has kept both the team and client well informed, and has promoted positive movement forward. He has been a breath of fresh air – full of enthusiasm and always conveying a very positive attitude. He is incredibly conscientious of our customers’ needs, is very knowledgeable of our capabilities. The group is very lucky to have him. He has been integral in our successes in achieving customer program and revenue growth as well as creating positive customer satisfaction!”

“Ernest was exceptional in keeping the projects (multiple) moving despite some very difficult customer circumstances. This success is not just related to the teams achieving project milestones, but he also provided a very stable nucleus to the evolving customer demands. Ernest filled a major gap when he quickly stepped in.”

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Work Experience and Personality Overview


Robust experience implementing both discrete and enterprise projects and programs, including oversight of schedules, control processes, reporting, staffing, training and coaching. Nearing two decades’ experience working cross-functionally on the business-side of project and program management in organizational development, process design, compliance assessment, and product/program development for government, profit and non-profit entities.

Consistently characterized as an investigative and supportive leader motivated by completion and overarching results. Always focused on practical, people-centered and cost-effective solutions. High rankings for cultural discernment, and goal-adaptive behavior; a flexible, analytical, and judicious hub—strategic thinker that executes through relationship building. Calculated, consistent and iterative.

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EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, AND CONTINUING ED

Ernest has a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology, and spent a year studying education and teaching at the graduate level. He has formal training in outcome thinking, facilitation, proposal development, negotiations/conflict modes, project/program management, and agile methodologies.

A Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Ernest is also certified in Negotiations for Program Management. He most recently completed a full-time web/app development code immersion boot camp with Tech Talent South.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Ernest has 18 years of broad professional experience including work with publicly traded corporations, federal and state government, private enterprises, and non-profit organizations. He has a proven record in both strategic and tactical implementation, and facilitating team efforts to completion.

The bulk of Ernest’s experience to date has been in health care, with exposure to other industries such as staffing, Internet infrastructure, and banking/consumer credit. Most recently, Ernest has enjoyed some unique opportunities in non-profit management and sustainable agriculture.

SELECT SKILLS

Ernest consistently ranks high for organization and leadership, and has led successful program office teams of up to 50+ cross-functional/enterprise stakeholders. He has worked extensively on development and change management (large and small scale), and led analyses projects for strategic development, compliance, audit preparation and management.

Having led end-to-end oversight of the development lifecycle from ideation to operational launch and subsequent implementation ‘close-out’, Ernest has a solid reputation for delivery and execution. None of the above would be successful with considered and effective communication, and Ernest has always counted it as his most effective tool. He is skilled in external and internal, front-line to C-suite, daily and reporting communication.

TECHNOLOGIES

HTML/CSS, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and AJAX, MS Office, MS Visio, SharePoint, Google Docs, Trello, Web conference software (WebEx, join.me, Sococo).


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678-595-4684