Mr. Long is senior IT Management Consultant and Project Manager with over 30 years of business and IT experience. With a focus on the oil and gas sector, combined with an extensive electric utility background, he has a broad range of industry experience. Experience from the field through to senior management allows Mr. Long to work with all levels of an organization. Mr. Long is a highly competent professional combined with being a strong leader with firmly entrenched values and principles that permeate everything he does. He delivers promptly on his commitments and is one of those rare individuals that can set people at ease during difficult times with his calm and caring demeanor.
Mr. Long has over ten years of consulting experience specializing in the areas of management consulting, program management, project management and facilitation. He has dealt with initiatives in the areas of corporate strategic planning, software development & implementation, RFP creation & execution, vendor management, project reviews and business case development. His work has allowed him to gain knowledge of upstream production accounting, SAGD construction & operations, records management, pipelines, drilling and non-profit organizations.
Prior to his consulting career, Mr. Long worked extensively in the electric utility industry, starting in the field and working his way up to the head of a large IT department. As head of IT, Mr. Long repatriated a large outsourcing contract and set up the entire IT department from ground zero.
Mr. Long gained experience in the IT industry in the areas of departmental management, program management, project management, business analysis, quality assurance & testing, package selection & implementation, software development & implementation, training, coaching and support. He acquired experience with work management, infrastructure projects, financial systems, data centre design & operations, land & survey and engineering & construction. It also gave Mr. Long the opportunity to work closely with the civic government IT organization in the development and implementation of methodologies and standards.