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I'M TOM CADDOO

Business & Technology visionary

Entrepreneur and small business owner

Based in Denver, NC

About Me
About Me

Tom Caddoo has a consistent track record of managing strategic multi-million dollar, multi-year projects (systems management, technology, and process re-engineering, data center consolidations, strategic outsourcing initiatives) for leading organizations, including Cisco, Adaptivity (Barclay’s Bank), Wachovia Bank, BellSouth (AT&T), GE Capital and Inacom Corp. Tom is an exceptional communicator and negotiator, successfully presenting complex tactical /project plans to C-level management to achieve buy-in. Track record of building and motivating high-performance teams to consistently deliver projects on or ahead of schedule.  Excel at working within tight time-frames and highly political environments to overcome objections and move projects forward. Uncompromising commitment to performance excellence.

  • Name: Thomas Caddoo
  • Profession: Entrepreneur
  • Residence: Denver, NC
  • Originally from: Newton, NJ
  • Professional Licenses: Private Pilot, ASEL
EXPERIENCE
2017 - Present
Operations Director - Ameritech Computer Consultants Inc

Oversee all IT, Software Development, QA, technical support, and operational processes and procedures for custom application development firm partnering directly with the company’s President and Sales Director.

2016 - Present
Owner - Advantedge Ventures LLC DBA Swift Start Consulting

Started a small business to position my skills and expertise to help small and medium businesses to accelerate their growth and accomplish their strategic objectives. Responsible for marketing, sales, and delivery of projects and solutions to clients.

2011 - 2016
Customer Solutions Architect- Cisco Systems Inc

Earned promotion following highly successful tenure as Practice Architect to oversee sales architecture for largest financial services customers liaising directly with respective leadership teams. Held accountability for $$M sales goals directly engaging with CIOs in wide-ranging market segments including community banking, brokerage, and retirement.

2010 - 2011
Chief Architect - Adaptivity Inc

Delivered executive-level leadership with full accountability for all global technical engagements with 80% travel, fulfilling critical roles for major application migration and infrastructure consolidation initiatives.

2004 - 2010
Emerging Applications Manager - Wells Fargo Bank NA

Oversaw 15 engineers deploying application performance monitoring and management systems for the wholesale banking platform.

EDUCATION
2013 - 2016
Western Governors University

Earned a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from this regionally accredited university.

2002 - 2005
American Continental University

Earned a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology.

1986-1990
Riverside Military Academy

Attended Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA. Graduated with honors as a Cadet Captain and Company Commander of Delta Company.

MY SKILLS
  • Systems Engineering
    60%
  • Data Center Consolidation
    50%
  • Agile Development
    50%
  • Accounting & Finance
    65%
  • Full Life Cycle Project Planning
    75%
  • GAP Analysis & ITIL Service Management
    75%
  • High Performance Team Development
    85%
  • Financial Services
    75%
MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Getting Results

Successfully deployed Tideway Foundation Software Solution, resulting in a clean transition of the processes and technology to the corporate IT group. Delivered the project on time and within budget. Project success enabled the acceleration of a $200M program and reduced analysis of the data center environment time by 25%. The technology continues to be operational.

Return on Investment

Successfully funded three infrastructure projects: an HP Network Node Manager project ($500K capital with $250K in cost avoidance), ESM Testing and Development Lab ($250K capital), and IBM Tivoli Monitoring Refresh project ($750K capital, tied to a $300M data center relocation project).

Leadership

Served as Lead Monitoring Architect providing extensive facilitation, negotiation and collaboration services with multiple organizations and an outsourcing company on a $100M+ online banking modernization project. Delivered solution on time, despite tight timelines and no clear requirements.

Project Management

Radian Group Project. Closed and subsequently acted as engagement manager on an 18 month $2M project with Radian Group. Projects involved three phases and, at one point, a project team of eight. Managed both INS and client expectations to complete one of the firm’s most long-term and successful engagements. Completed the project on-time and $50K under budget. Single-handedly managed all aspects of the project life cycle, including P&L, resources, and delivery of services.

Leadership

BellSouth Project. Led a team of 20 technology consultants in a $20M project for Predictive Systems (bought by INS) under an aggressive (2 year) timeline. Architected, documented, and deployed a managing hosting service for the nation’s largest Regional Bell operating company. Product was an immediate revenue generator for INS.

Outsourcing

GE Capital IT. Collaborated with GE IT consultants to craft a solution for an outsourced network monitoring service to be resold by GE, utilizing GE’s Six Sigma quality processes. Delivered project under tight timelines.

Latest posts
The Viability Of Smart Home Appliances For The Near Future

The meaning of comfort is changing, whether you live alone or with other people and the new essence of home is a connected home in which all your day to day devices can be controlled by via the wonderful thing known as the internet. Major technology companies like Phillips and Google have already entered the race but the question is whether this investment offers a viable concept for sustainable sales for the years to come or will it dwindle into nothing.

Home Comfort Appliances- A Worthwhile Investment?

Being a homeowner myself, I can understand the desire to cut expenses wherever possible but it is just as important…

Essentials Of The Connected Home

The connected home is a small look into the future. It is about connecting a series of smart devices which…

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Phone

+1 (980) 349 7831

Address

PO Box 593
Denver, NC 28037

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