Lawrence Stein - Sr. Technology Leader
  • Introduction

    Greetings ! My name is Lawrence Stein.

    I am an energetic and results-oriented sr. leader

    I am employee focused and results-driven.

    Known for being able to bridge technology and business organizations.

    Focused on incremental outcomes,

    While driving towards long-term strategic solutions.

    My skills are enriched through roles in:

    I have a varied industry background that encompasses:
    Health Care Retail Consulting Government Logistics Software Design Sales
  • A Little About Me

    I am a Technology and Operations Leader with broad experience in defining and delivering capital initiatives.

    i am a native of chicago, lived in many cities and states and performed business throughout the world.

    i am a father of two (almost) grown adults.
    when i find a free moment, i enjoy scuba diving, motorcycle riding, snow skiing and photography.

                Thoughts on
         Technology & Process

    technology can not take an inefficient process and make it brilliant

    but it can take a brilliant process and make it highly efficient.

    if the current process looses money, adding technology will only enable it to loose money faster!

  • Business Intelligence

    as the executive of the technology and solutions center for the us postal service envisioned than lead teams to delivered one of the largest hr centric business intelligence (bi) suites in the U.S.
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    as v.p. ,data integration at united health group, created the behavioral health bi vision, strategy and led teams to combine mental health and non-mental health claims data and deliver data and analytics functionality.
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  • Custom Development
    Package Implementation

    as the executive of the integrated business systems solutions center at usps, led process re-design, & implementation of us's largest enterprise-wide SAP human capital suites.
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    as vp i.t. for united health group, managed $25m technology, sales and product re-design, enabling us's 1st health care mass customization.
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  • Process Improvement

    as an executive for usps, developed process & technology to fully automate enterprise-wide cat testing. developed pmo and sdlc process introducing standards quality improvements.
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    as a director at best buy, and as the owner and principle practitioner of an international consulting company, successfully delivered multiple process designs and redesigns to produces significant positive outcomes.
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  • Vision & Strategy

    as an executive for usps, envisioned, strategized, and led the teams to build one of the us largest hr business intelligence suites.

    as v.p. data integration at united behavioral health, was one of the key visionaries in ideating, championing funding, and delivering an analytical engine to combine mental health with medical health.

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  • Business Operations

    as director of operations for fidelitone, managed all operational and sales duties of a $16 million multi-location parts distributor.

    as a district manager for taylor rental (a division of stanley tools ), responsible for build out, opening and profitability of rental franchise stores in northern illinois.

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  • By focusing on hr data and correlating hundreds of millions of data elements, cross functionally, from internal and external systems, non-technology managers were able to gain data and trends that effected labor costs, contractor costs, profitability of potential new clients and much more. Implementation was accelerated by presenting the information via MS office tools that the user was familiar with. The results aided managers to make fact based decisions and begin to understand trends to make business decisions. Enabled predictive modeling functionality.

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  • The Analytical ability turned terabytes of health care claim data into operational ready trending that aided to reduce the cost of mental health. Data process served as a fact based guide for new product development and generation of new revenue streams for United Behavorial Health and United Health Care.

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  • Spanning multiple years and budget of over $150 Million dollars, implementing SAP's HCM / HR Suite (ECC6.0 - EP4). Deployment encompassed legacy data conversion of 800,000 active employees in Personnel Administration, Organizational Management, followed by eRecrument, Health & Safety, Self-Service Adobe forms, Learning Management, Custom development for unionized job bidding and WinShuttle integration to automate HR functions and reduce work hours.
    Process and technology allows USPS to enjoy a fully functioning centralized HR service center model.

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  • Leveraging the manufacturing model of custom PCs, created a functional shift in the health care insurance industry. Changed the sales and service structure from a contract/plan structure to pre-made components with 'fit' rules and an inventory structure, the technology model offered customizable choices, while maintaining federal and state regulations. Flexibility to customers increased sales to small and medium business, while dramatically reducing cost structure of service delivery.

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  • For the US Postal Service:

    Developed Process and than Technology to automate enterprise wide CAT testing for SAP HCM and other legacy applications. Process and technology reduced upgrading the SAP HCM suite by over One Million Dollars dollars each upgrade.

    Developed and Maintained PMO team introducing standardized Program Management for business and technology. Introduced standardized metrics for Total Quality Management, to reduce re-work and defects.

    Developed strategy and system wide SDLC, process for 300 person development shop, that was later adopted for entire USPS IT organization.

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  • For United HealthCare, restructured technology group to support a design that leveraged business process goals. Reduced new product execution time from 12-18 months to 3-6 months.

    For Best Buy, drove process re-design followed by an enterprise-wide IS system project to control purchasing, inventory and store operations from concept development to implementation in 13 months, on time and on budget resulting in a $10 Million annual savings and a projected $100 Million revenue increase

    For a division of Emerson Electric, delivered process design, CRM/sales development, project management and change management to implement a worldwide CRM software sales technology. Concentration in e-Commerce, CRM business process and technology deployment.

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  • For USPS, Strategic vision was brought to fruition and produced web based reporting that enabled the average MS Office user to have HR analytical co-mingled with cross functional data, creating a tool to enable drill down visibility across the organization, as well as beginning the next vision; of enhanced predictive modeling.

    For United Behavioral Health, was visionary, driver and executor in developing the U.S.’s largest medical and behavioral health data and statistical warehouse. Developed data collection and analyses, enabling product offerings that leveraged companies core competency while presenting a new industry product.

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  • For Fidelitone Inc., led business as Director of Operations, bringing the unit of 3 facilities in 3 States and 110 employees, from a loss position to a break-even position in under 8 month, securing profitability in 12 months.

    As District Manager of Taylor Rental (a Division of Stanley Tools) in northern IL, opened, managed and brought to profitability new rental stores to service consumer and B2B.
    As National Operations Manager, for Montgomery Ward developed retail operations strategy and execution policy, and birthed a fledgling technology operations to enable the service division to perform GPS routing.
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