Rick Gansler
Solution Architect -- Technology Management -- Consulting and Professional Services



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Professional Overview

  • Gathering and interpreting information from teams that contain both technical and non-technical members. Bridge gaps between those two groups in ways that they can sometimes not do on their own.
  • A good listener and teacher who can conduct training sessions, create formal presentations and deliver to large groups.
  • Produce documentation, reports, charts, diagrams, organized in a manner that is familiar and appropriate to the each audience.
  • Able to provide creative ideas, quickly formulate a “Plan B”, and present compelling proposals to the audience.
  • Adaptable, so that work style integrates well into the team. Thrives in matrixed and cross-functional team environments.
  • Proactive, goal-driven and results-oriented both as a leader and as an individual contributor.
  • Managerial and leadership skills; passionate about mentoring staff.
  • Envisions robust enterprise systems and business processes while striving to reduce complexity and mitigate risk.
  • Experience as a programmer, manager of projects and of development staff, and architect of full lifecycle projects


Recent Experience


RBS (Citizens Bank)
2009 - present

Solution Architect, Vice President
  • Define the high level architecture during the project scoping phase.
  • Managing the cost/schedule estimation process.
  • Details the solution architecture (as Solution Design & Infrastructure Design) during the project design phase.
  • Tech Lead during the project construction phase.

CenterWatch
2007-2009

Director of Technology

  • Infrastructure Migration Necessitated by Sale of Company 
  • Application Development
  • Operations Management
  • Modernization of Infrastructure
  • Trusted Advisor

EstateWorks
2002-2007

CTO

  • One of three founders of the company.
  • Architected, led development and customer support teams, and provided extensive hands-on programming to build and deploy a case management web application for the Trusts & Estates groups at law firms and banks.
  • Responsible for hiring/firing.
  • Clients included Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Bank North, Ropes & Gray, and Wilson Sonsini