stephen_overton_profile

Experience

Director of Financial Solutions

Zencos Consulting (Cary, NC)
July 2014 - Present

Build and lead a consulting practice around the banking and financial services sector. Develop solutions to help banks and other organizations fight fraud, improve compliance, and reduce operational costs. Build expertise within the financial crime and anti-money laundering fields. Establish best practices for streamlining fraud detection, maintaining regulatory compliance, and providing advanced reporting and analytics to promote awareness, plan resources, enhance investigations, and manage workflows.


Consultant

Overton Technologies (Raleigh, NC)
May 2012 - July 2014

Assist organizations in leveraging the full power of a SAS Data Integration or Business Intelligence implementation. Provide full service end to end consulting services for SAS EDI/EBI solutions including installation, configuration, administration, data integration, data architecture design, dashboards, reporting and analytics. Expert with OLAP technology and MDX queries. Expert in developing effective methods for presenting business critical data through dashboards and automated analysis through SAS web-based reporting.


Consultant

Zencos Consulting (Cary, NC)
May 2011 - May 2012

Develop Business Intelligence applications using SAS BI. Develop Data Warehousing applications using DataFlux Data Management Studio. Develop reporting applications using OLAP cubes, dynamic web-based dashboards, and web-based reporting. Develop custom Dashboards with SAS Information Delivery Portal leveraging SAS stored processes, SAS Web Report Studio, and SAS Information Maps. Gather technical requirements, build system designs, and manage resources to implement the design. Improve performance of OLAP cubes through the use of aggregation table design. Develop calculated members to support complex reporting needs through use of MDX statements. Assist with SAS GRID deployment and migration. Perform various SAS server and client tier installations in both Windows and UNIX environments for different solutions.


SAS Business Intelligence Developer

Genworth Financial (Raleigh, NC)
March 2010 - May 2011

Implemented reports off high data volumes using sound design principals to ensure optimal performance. Adopted and communicated new concepts, ideas, best practices and provided technology assistance. Ensured consistency in data cleansing, data integrity, and data quality across all integrations within the data warehouse. Worked with various business units to understand and translate business use cases and requirements into data models, analytics, reports and scenario models. Provided leadership, guidance and mentoring on SAS Enterprise BI Server issues and technologies. Conducted demonstrations and presented group recommendations to business & systems management. Maintained awareness of technological advancements and made recommendations where appropriate.


Business Intelligence Analyst

Connexion Technologies (Cary, NC)
May 2008 - March 2010

Developed dashboard indicators, OLAP cubes, web-based reporting, and analytical tools using the SAS Business Intelligence platform. Developed ETL jobs to load statistical data marts to provide end users with self-service reporting capabilities. Defined processes from end to end to understand major drivers of quality. Identified stakeholders, boundaries, goals, and key areas for improvement using process engineering background as well as Six Sigma methodology. Interacted with key business leaders to fulfill business and functional requirements using multiple key information systems. Gained extensive experience using the SAS Enterprise BI platform from end to end (systems administration, data modeling, application development, analyst, end user support). Worked directly with CEO and CFO to facilitate the acquisition of over $100 million in funding from different sources through different reports and analysis.


Process Engineering Manager

Connexion Technologies (Cary, NC)
December 2006 - May 2008

Incorporated lean six sigma principles to improve overall customer responsiveness and reliability. Started as a Process Engineer then promoted to a management position as the company grew and data models became more complex. Prepared Operational, Executive, and CEO level reports through the use cross functional interns. Facilitated weekly root cause analysis discussions through accountable parties and drove corrective actions to improve. Interfaced with the Network Operations Center, Call Center, and Field Operations to ensure initiative success by establishing appropriate accountability. Established key performance indicators, measured and analyzed through weekly reporting, then drove actions to improve through key stakeholders.