Project Description

Jerry Cobb

Jerry Cobb

Program Director

Areas Of Expertise

  • IT Program/Project Management for the Telecommunications
  • Financial Services
  • Government and Retail industries
  • Cyber Security

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration – Management Information Systems, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY USA
  • PMP® Certified

Key Clients

  • Woolworths
  • ASX
  • Endeavour Energy
  • CGI / Logica
  • Vodafone Hutchison Australia / Vodafone New Zealand
  • SurfStitch
  • Trixan Pty Ltd
  • Telecom New Zealand
  • Stockland
  • Telstra
  • General Pants
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Westpac Banking Corporation

About Jerry Cobb

Jerry is a skilled Program Director, who joined Seven Consulting’s Sydney Practice in January 2015. He is a results-focused senior leader in the IT solutions area with a proven 25-year international track record of delivering on time, on budget, quality business solutions across a diverse range of industry and sectors.

Jerry is a passionate and energetic delivery and transformation leader with hands-on experience, defining, selling and successfully delivering business and information technology solutions that deliver measurable benefits.

Jerry has delivered successful programs and projects across North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, utilising varying blends of local and global delivery project teams.


What Jerry brings

  • Extensive IT knowledge and understanding of system integration, implementation and Outsourcing Transition Management.
  • Strategy development for complex, high risk programs.
  • Operational solution development for business capability.
  • Expert knowledge of project/program management practices, processes and standards and how these should be applied.
  • Building cohesive, function and results-orientated teams from diverse backgrounds.

Key Achievements

As Program Director at Woolworths for the Cyber Security Program, which is delivering a range of security technology solutions including Identity Management, Privilege Access Management, SIEM, Vulnerability management, Internet proxy and compliance systems. Jerry created the Security Operation Centre (tools people and process) and built the Cyber delivery team from 2 resources to a peak resourcing level of approx. 65 people running 10 concurrent projects annually. Approx. program/portfolio budget A$55m delivered over a 4-year period. Jerry reported directly to the CISO on this program.


As Program Manager at Stockland for an outsourcing initiative. Jerry oversaw the RFP (Request for Proposal) process, the commercial negotiations, due diligence and transition for the business case roles in IT and Finance. He established the Transition Program, status reporting, budget management, issues/risks management. He prepared funding requests and briefing papers for the Board regarding the Transition program.


As Transition manager at Endeavour Energy, Jerry managed the outsourcing contract from the one incumbent vendor to a multiple vendor environment resulting in improved quality for support and at a reduced cost. Reported to the CIO and executive steering committee.


As Practice Director for eBusiness digital solutions at CGI’s, Jerry secured and delivered multiple major global eBusiness digital projects (Oracle (ATG), SAP (Hybris) and Adobe integrations) (multi-million dollar programs) across a range of companies including: Hutchison 3, Vodafone (Aust and NZ), SurfStitch, Trixan, General Pants and Telecom NZ. Under Jerry’s lead, the group reported above average year-on-year growth and high customer satisfaction ratings for delivery.


As Asia Pacific Program Manager for the merger of the CGI and former Logica teams into one cohesive unit, Jerry was responsible for harmonising business practices across the strategy, sales and delivery lifecycle for the Asia Pacific Region (10,000 staff) reporting to the VP Global Merger Manager based in Montreal Canada.


As Director of CGI Australia, Jerry was member of the CGI Australian Business Management Committee responsible for various aspects of the day to day management of the Australian Business Unit. He also held the role as the Asia Pacific representative on the CGI Project Management Practices Council, responsible for the rollout and implementation of CGI’s Project Management Framework and Quality Standards to promote excellence in execution across CGI.


As Service Delivery Manager at CGI, Jerry exceeded business targets and ensured high quality project delivery for Information Systems and Management Consultancy business unit.


Established PMO for the Centrelink Technology Refresh Program ($350m). Developed a new simplified financial and capital management process for Centrelink.


As Telstra Account Executive at CGI, Jerry directly managed a team of 50, including Relationship management, sales executives, Project & Program Managers and Business and Technical teams to deliver high quality Telstra program outcomes. $75m over 4 years.


As Project Manager for an International banking systems project installation, Jerry managed several internal banking groups and external consultants to deliver the design, development and implementation of multiple real time and batch interfaces site-specific enhancements and system deployment.


Provided international Banking Trade Finance consulting services for existing clients in USA, Canada, Australia and Malaysia. Jerry’s brief included the development of functional and technical solutions for problems that were affecting delivery performance.


Delivered a range of functional / technical enhancements for various banks in North America including Continental Illinois Bank in Chicago, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Nova Scotia Canada, Southeast Bank in Miami Florida.


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