Harshal Patel

An experienced professional, I have a broad technology background in software development, application architecture and project management along with domain expertise in financial markets and consumer packaged goods. I have worked for a top large international employer, a small investment research startup and a medium sized buyout firm.

I have developed software for various business applications (research and development, financial reporting, investment research) with various technologies (web, mobile, desktop and softwares from national laboratories), managed projects with international and domestic teams and architected solutions with cloud and high performance infrastructure.

I am a constant learner always interested in knowing more about mobile technologies, cloud infrastructure and financial markets.



Education


University of Conneticut  2001 - 2005
Bachelors of Science in Engineering in Computer Science & Engineering
Minor in Mathematics
3.42 GPA

Activities: Uconn PIRG, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, IEEE, ACM


Yale University
Introduction to Financial Market Honors Program (Post Financial Crisis)  Currently enrolled
Pending Coursera Certificate

The Global Financial Crisis  Jan - May 2015
Coursera Certificate

Introduction to Financial Markets  Jan - May 2014
Coursera Certificate


Work Experience


StoneMor Partners:   Application Architect
Served as architect and technical project manager for financial reporting applications.
(Jan 2016 - Present)

  • Designed and developed financial reporting software and improvements to existing enterprise applications that increased data quality and reduced the time required for quarterly and annual closing.
  • Effectively partnered with high level finance and accounting leaders to manage company’s two most critical financial systems
  • Searching for employment outside of StoneMor due to company’s financial troubles.


  • TradeScribe:   Startup Founder
    Spent four months between jobs developing a real time verified investment research marketplace.
    (Jun 2015 - Dec 2015)

  • Utilized Agile methodologies, web services, cloud computing platforms and big data technologies to quickly develop a real time trading platform with a superior user experience and minimal operation cost.
  • Improved investment efficiency and effectiveness by creating the world’s first marketplace for verified investment research.
  • Pitch Deck


  • Procter & Gamble:   North American Market Measurements
    Served as release manager for point-of-sale data systems for North American retailers.
    (Jun 2014 - May 2015)

  • Increased operational efficiency, achieving 99% uptime for a mobile friendly application used weekly by 3,000+ employees.
  • Effectively partnered with Sales, Brand Teams, General Management and development teams as project manager overseeing continuous improvements to one of the company’s most important applications.
  • Enhanced operational effectiveness through prompt and comprehensive delivery of data for advertising spend decisions, and manufacturing loads.


  • Procter & Gamble:   Global Formulation Platform Manager
    Responsible for management of a technical platform to manage recipes of upstream liquid products.
    (Jun 2010 - Jun 2014)

  • Saved in excess of $6M in employee productivity through integration of upstream and manufacturing systems into Product LifeCycle Management, and decommissioning of legacy systems.
  • Developed and implemented companywide perfume cost reduction initiative, including execution of all project management activities.
  • Ensured FDA compliance eliminating potential fines during FDA audits.
  • Managed and supervised a team of up to 20 local and global developers.


  • Procter & Gamble:   Global Engineering Systems U.S. Manager
    Served as U.S. Manager for health, safety, and environment systems used at all Procter & Gamble North American factories and warehouses.
    (Jun 2009 - May 2010)

  • Ensured compliance with sustainability reporting through comprehensive management of offshore developers and U.S. vendors, satisfying all shareholder annual report requirements.
  • Successfully reduced operational budget by 50% due to macro economic factors with no business interruption.


  • Procter & Gamble:   Beauty Care and High Performance Computing Systems Manager
    Served as Technical Architect for high performance computing systems, in excess of 500 nodes.
    (Oct 2007 - May 2009)

  • Reduced simulation failure rates by 10%, decreasing average simulation run-time from 72 to 50 hours.
  • Reduced product research time for shampoo by 30% through creation of a consumer preference model.
  • Served as Global Business Services Lead for Gillette hair care initiative.


  • Procter & Gamble:   Modeling and Simulation Analyst, Virtual Store
    Responsible for design and development of software to deploy finite element and first principle models to research and development departments.
    (Jun 2005 - Sep 2007)

  • Saved in excess of $3M annually in both hard and soft costs through software design and deployment.
  • Established and nurtured relationships with onshore and offshore contractors for development and testing.
  • Managed vendors in the development of an immersive three-dimensional Wal-Mart store for consumer testing.


  • iOS Applications


    Stephanie and Harshal
    Built a wedding app in Swift 3 for my upcoming wedding.
    (Jun 2017 - Present)
    Expected in App Store August 2017

  • Created a custom content management solution that reduces network usage while allowing cloud based content updates.
  • Addresses memory management issues caused by MapKit and stack views
  • Uses core data and integrates into Google Cloud (NoSQL) for content updates and automated error reporting
  • In app payments (gift registry) through Stripe
  • Grand central dispatch for multi threading
  • Code repo available upon request
  • App Screens Shots


  • Swift Applications
    Various Swift applications built over the past 2 years to learn new functionalities.
    (Sep 2015 - Present)

  • (Swift 3) In app social login through Facebook and Google+ (Firebase) SDKs.
  • (Swift 2.3) Application to show nearby restaurants, bars and cafes using Google Places API. Persisting user favorites with core data.
  • (Swift 2.3) Searching through The Movie Database API to find movies with certain title or people.
  • Apps built in Swift 2.3 will not open in newer versions of xCode without conversion to Swift 3.
  • Core repos available upon request
  • Selected App Screens Shots


  • Android Applications


    Stephanie and Harshal
    An Anroid verion of the Stephanie and Harshal wedding app.
    (Jul 2017 - Present)
    Expected in Play Store Sepetember 2017

  • Built with a minimum Android version of KitKat and a target of Android 0, this app will utilize a similar content management system to the iOS applicaiton with SQLite and web services.
  • Integration with Google Cloud and common backend web services as the iOS Application.
  • In app payments (gift registry) through Stripe.
  • Code repo available upon request


  • Android Applications
    Various Android applications primarily for Udacity Nanodegree.
    (Nov 2016 - Present)

  • Integration with Gaurdian News API for recent event stories.
  • SQL Lite data storage for persistence.
  • Code repos available upon request
  • Selected App Screens Shots


  • Contact


    harshal.patel.1 -at- gmail.com