Neil Haddley

neil@haddley.com

Professional Profile

Neil is a Developer, Solution Architect, Technical Business Analyst, Technical Project Manager and Product Specialist. Neil provides analysis, design, development, audit, system administration, technical sales and training services. Neil has lived and worked in Europe, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.

Experience Summary

Since 2001 Neil has focused on Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft BizTalk and Microsoft Dynamics solutions. Neil worked as a Technical Sales Professional and Microsoft Consulting Service Consultant at Microsoft.

Between 1997 and 2001 Neil specialised in BEA and IBM Java development. Neil hosted Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) Workshops for QA Training in Europe.

Between 1993 and 1997 Neil concentrated on Microsoft Products and Technologies. Neil worked as a Microsoft Networking and Microsoft SQL Server Corporate Support Engineer at Microsoft.

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Ambition Summary

Neil has over 30,000 hours of hands-on solution development and leadership experience. Neil typically works with cutting edge products and technologies providing customers and clients with cost effective solutions based on out of the box products and cloud service features.

Neil has worked for UK and US Investment Banks, a public broadcaster, an Australian Retail Bank, a UK University, a legal firm, a bookmaker, an Accounting and Management Consultancy firm, US County Government Departments, Australian Federal Government Departments, a professional training company, a Dairy Farmer Collective, Microsoft (twice), a television production company, an Electricity Generating Company, an online retailer and others.

Neil is looking for roles and engagements that allow him to make the most of his skills and experience.

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Professional Experience

New Chapter Technology, Chief Technology Officer, Minnesota, USA

April 2012 to October 2013

Neil helped to design and implement a Document Management, Paper Scanning and Workflow solution to support Financial Assistance and Child Support Agency work at Scott, Washington, Clay, Becker, Otter Tail and Rice Counties in Minnesota.

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AusAid SharePoint Developer, Canberra, Australia

December 2011 to March 2012

Neil moved five applications from asp.net to SharePoint 2010. Neil worked with an external security consultant provided by Microsoft.

RailCorp SharePoint Administrator, Sydney, Australia

July 2011 to December 2011

Neil held a System Administrator Role.

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● Corrected SharePoint Search Setup

● Established an internal SharePoint User Group

● Delivered internal training

● Migrated RailCorp from Windows SharePoint Services to SharePoint Server 2010

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Dimension Data, Solution Architect, Associate, Sydney, Australia

June 2010 to July 2011

Neil provided SharePoint consultancy and advice to Dimension Data clients

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Microsoft Consulting Services (UK), Thames Valley Park and Leeds, United Kingdom

April 2010 to May 2010

NHSmail and NHS Trust Patterns and Practices

Neil provided SharePoint consultancy to UK National Health Service on behalf of Microsoft UK.

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Brother International Europe Ltd, Manchester, United Kingdom

March 2010 to April 2010

Brother European Intranet Redevelopment

Neil provided SharePoint consultancy to Brother International Europe (based in Manchester UK).

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Australian Government Solicitor – Legal, Canberra, Australia

May 2009 to February 2010

SharePoint Workflow and Client Access Solution

Neil was funded by Microsoft to develop a Microsoft SharePoint 2007 proof of concept (POC) implementation for Australian Government Solicitor (AGS). Australian Government Solicitor then provided funding to extend the proof of concept into a full implementation.

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Oakton (Solution Architect)

August 2008 to May 2009

SA Water – Utilities, Adelaide, Australia (PerformancePoint Analyst)

Neil was funded by Microsoft to develop a Microsoft PerformancePoint proof of concept (POC) implementation for South Australian Water (SA Water).

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Rail Industry Safety and Standards Board (RISSB) – Industry Body, Canberra, Australia (SharePoint Architect/Developer)

Neil extended an existing SharePoint solution to include a custom “Project Folder” Content Type. Improved usability of the solution.

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Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance), Canberra, Australia (Business Intelligence)

Neil provided Database Schema Design consultancy, established a proof of concept Virtual PC environment and demonstrated how the existing SQL Server Analysis Services 2000 (SSAS 2000) solution could be ported to SQL Server Analysis Services 2005.

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EDS, Canberra, Australia

May 2008 to July 2008

SharePoint Training

Neil provided EDS staff with training and mentoring. Training covered all aspects of MOSS 2007 including installation planning, document management configuration, web content management, business intelligence, forms and workflow.

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Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Canberra, Australia

May 2007 to March 2008

Senior Analyst/Architect

Neil led FaHCSIA’s Parliamentary Document Management implementation (MaPS.NET). The MaPS.NET solution is based on the PDMS.NET workflow solution that Neil delivered at DEST. MaPS.NET is built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

In October 2007 MaPS.NET won a “CIO achievement award”.

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Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (formally DEST), Canberra, Australia

May 2006 to May 2007

Technical Analyst

Neil implemented the Parliamentary Document Management workflow solution (PDMS.NET) at DEST. PDMS.NET was originally developed as a Windows SharePoint Service 2.0 solution. The solution was successfully ported to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

In late 2007 PDMS.NET won a DEST wide “Innovation award” and was short listed for a Whole of Government award.

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Telecom New Zealand/Gen-i, Auckland, New Zealand

October 2004 to May 2006

Principal Architect

Neil joined Telecom New Zealand/Gen-i to create a Software Solutions Microsoft Practice. He was hired to develop the skills of the existing Gen-i consultants and to promote the Gen-i Software Solution’s capability.

 

At Gen-i Neil negotiated valuable engagements at TVNZ and Genesis Energy. He ensured that projects at other Gen-i clients were successful. He mentored Gen-i consultants and provided opportunities for them to build up skills in InfoPath, SharePoint, BizTalk and Services Oriented Architecture.

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Microsoft, Auckland, New Zealand

April 2002 to October 2004

Microsoft Consultant and Technical Sales Professional (Technical Specialist)

Neil joined Microsoft New Zealand as a (Microsoft Consulting Services) Consultant and was later promoted to a sales role.

 

Neil was responsible for the sale of the Microsoft e-business products: BizTalk, Commerce Server, Content Management Server and SharePoint Portal Server.

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ISC World Rally Championship, Banbury, United Kingdom

May 2001 to October 2001

Consultant

ISC holds the promotional rights to the World Rally Championship. Neil was hired by ISC to redesign the Rally Management software used by the Clerk of the course, rally team web sites and members of the press at International rally events. Neil replaced a set of Visual Basic 3.0 and Visual Basic 6.0 forms applications with a three-tier solution built using COM+ components, XML Documents, ASP and SOAP web services. Neil developed a solution to provide rally fans with SMS result updates (as a subscription service).

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QA Training, Cirencester, London and Glasgow, United Kingdom

March 2001 to March 2002

Associate Trainer

QA Training is the largest IT training company in Europe. Neil joined QA as an Associate in March 2001. He hosted the QA Training Enterprise JavaBeans course and studied Microsoft .NET (.NET 1.0 was in Beta at this time).

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World Market Research Center, London, United Kingdom

March 2000 to February 2001

Technical Director

WMRC provides business intelligence publications funded from the sale of advertising space or Web site subscriptions. Neil was recruited as Technical Director of the company in the run up to it’s listing on AIM. Neil’s task was to recruit and manage the web development and Infrastructure teams. Neil and his staff were responsible for the creation and maintenance of the WMRC Web portal and the company’s internal infrastructure. Neil worked closely with the legal and auditing teams preparing the floatation prospectus.

 

The WMRC Websites were hosted using the Linux Operating System, Apache Web server and the Java Servlet API. The software runs on a cluster of High availability Linux servers co-located at a Globix facility in London. Checkpoint Firewall-1 provides corporate perimeter security.

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Ladbrokes, Rayners Lane, United Kingdom

September 1999 to February 2000

Consultant

Ladbrokes planned to launch their http://www.bet.co.uk sports betting site early in 2000. Neil was hired as the lead Java developer to ensure that the soccer betting and horse race betting phases of the project would be developed and delivered in time for the Grand National.

 

Neil introduced a number of standard working practices including a daily build. In the event the betting Website was launched on schedule.

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HSBC, London, United Kingdom

December 1998 to May 1999

Project Manager

Neil was employed by HSBC to manage the bank’s implementation of the GLTrade derivative and equities trading platform. The GLWin Liffe trading product was rolled out in the first phase.

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Dealing Object Technology, London, United Kingdom

August 1998 to November 1998

Contractor

In this contract Neil helped to build the EasyLiffe trading package. He had particular responsibility for the design and development of the real-time theoretical value calculation engine, terms database and back-office reporting components of EasyLiffe.

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Credit Suisse First Boston, London, United Kingdom and New York, United States

July 1997 to July 1998

Consultant

Neil worked on a number of tactical projects at Credit Suisse. He created both Windows NT and Java-based Web solutions.

 

Neil was based on the London Index Arbitrage, Convertible Bonds and UK Equity desks. He developed trading risk and price publishing applications. In this contract Neil worked with traders and sales traders directly.

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CODA, Harrogate, United Kingdom

December 1996 to February 1997

Consultant

Neil developed a custom windows forms-based financial transaction capture solution for a UK government department.The solution was based on the CODA Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) product. As part of the project Neil developed a set of Visual Basic COM classes that wrapped the package's native C application programming interface (eliminating memory leak issues that had affected previous CODA projects).

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Gartmore, London, United Kingdom

September 1996 to December 1996

Consultant

As a front office developer at Gartmore Neil created a number of OLE Automation/MS Excel applications taking data from an MS Access data Warehouse.

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Johnson Fry, London, United Kingdom

March 1996 to June 1996

Consultant

Neil was recruited by Johnson Fry to lead a health insurance development project that had run into difficulties. A finished system was delivered on time at the end of June to a satisfied client.

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Bankers Trust, London, United Kingdom and New York, United States

July 1994 to February 1996

Consultant

Traders at Bankers Trust value exotic deals using MS Excel spreadsheets and analytic library routines. Neil worked closely with the traders on the London interest rate derivatives desk to develop a robust distributed framework that would use these same spreadsheets to manage risk. The system was taken to New York and eventually became the bank's global standard.

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Kleinwort Benson, London, United Kingdom

December 1993 to July 1994

Consultant

Neil developed tactical MS Office and Microsoft Access based applications at Kleinwort Benson. He worked for the UK Equity Options desk and the Investor Relations team.

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European Software Publishing, Maidenhead, United Kingdom

May 1993 to December 1993

Product Manager

Neil was hired into a product management role on the basis of his Microsoft SQL Server and presentation skills.

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Microsoft, Reading, United Kingdom

May 1992 to December 1993

Corporate Support

At Microsoft Neil was part of the Corporate Support team (responsible for the SQL Server LAN Manager and NT products). He was given responsibility for Windows network programming (supporting the LAN Manager SDK) and Windows database programming (supporting the SQL Server Tool kits for VB and C). He was the primary UK technical contact for Open Database Connectivity ODBC issues when that technology was launched.

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Coopers & Lybrand, London, United Kingdom

July 1990 to November 1991

Management Consultant

Neil’s Coopers & Lybrand position allowed him to gain a practical understanding of industry and commerce. He was assigned corporate finance (business) planning work, blue chip company audit jobs and record reconstruction projects.

Neil is a part qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom

June 1987 to June 1990

Research Associate

During his time at Lancaster Neil played a leading role in a European Community funded software engineering environments research project.

 

He was responsible for developing software engineering tools using Smalltalk-80 and C. The position allowed Neil to gain software development and object-oriented design experience and presentation skills. A license to the Smalltalk-80 software Neil developed at Lancaster was sold to British Telecom Research Labs (BTRL).

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Education

Lancaster University, Lancaster UK

First Class Honors Degree in Computer Science and Management Science

June 1987

References

References are available upon request.