Francis MorrisChief Information Officer
Alberta TaiICT Business Analyst
I am a positive, outgoing team-player who has a good sense of humor and loves solving problems and improving processes. [See Albertas LinkedIn profile] or download cv.
I am at my best when
… I get to work with equally enthusiastic, disciplined and self-motivated individuals with strong communication and organizational skills. I love to work and immerse myself into a challenge.
How I fit in
I fit in well when I am allowed to multi-task in a fast paced environment. I am a quick learner who enjoys working on creative and cross-cultural projects.
I have a demonstrated capacity to effectively organize, coordinate and prioritize daily office tasks and manage teams. Highly focused, independent and extremely results oriented when working with complex projects. Words used to describe me are flexible, agile and reliable. I have 4+ years of Salesforce admin experience and absolutely love working with it. My IELTS score is 8.0
I have PMP certification. Planned and facilitated a full company expansion to establish a larger market share in China. Reviewed operating practices and procedures and determined whether improvements could be made in areas such as workflow, reporting and expenditure procedures.
Executive Assistant to CEO
Prepared and presented sales/ marketing, financial reports to investors, vendors and customers. Main planner and the master of ceremonies for the company's IPO event. Handled CEO expense reports, arranging and scheduling travel itineraries.
Created and implemented marketing advertisement campaigns, as well as, large promotional events for new and existing products. Managed channel partner programs, company policies and helped position the company brand image. Planned for a vast amount of trade shows and publicity events. (On average, once every 2 months.) Successfully launched new product promotions and presented at seminars, to resellers and customers.
Assisted with personnel activities during hiring; organized incoming resumes and scheduling of interviews. Provided customer service support, proof-of-delivery documentation and dispatch assistance. Managed purchasing, QC and receiving goods. Oversaw administrative budget to effectively reduce expenditures on a quarterly basis. Negotiated with vendors on prices and service coverage.
Played a key role in initiating and implementing a corporate wide CRM system. Created and managed multiple social media sites including promotional content for the corporate website. Developed sales flyers and e-blasts for special events and sales events. Designed and managed direct mail, Google PPC and email campaigns
I am, Francis Morris, an Experienced Business and Web Strategist - Creator of SMART Web Sites and Productivity Solutions since 1994.
I speak 4 languages fluently [English, Chinese, Spanish & Swedish] and am also known to speak passable French.
Rock climbing, diving, technology and interacting with people are things I enjoy.
WHAT I'D LIKE TO ACHIEVE WITH A JOB
Help, solve, improve, guide, simplify, make it better than I found it, bring a smile to everyone, teach others
Downloadable CV's can be found at the bottom of this page.
or [See Francis LinkedIn profile]
I am at my best when
Helping you solve complex problems with specific goals outlined. I love curved balls, and when needed I can definitely handle stress, but prefer good forward planning to avoid discomfort for everybod involvedy. I get energized when working with other positive and solutions oriented people.
How I fit in
Working with individuals, building rapport and inspiring trust with a diverse array of individuals is my passion. Helping others with business strategy, project management, networking and communication are motivating to me. The digital space is where I thrive. If you need a strong problem solver with great analytical skills, that can sell, count me in! I believe in loving your product/service and just share the benefits with others - that is true sales. The rest will manage itself.
Putting people at ease by explaining complex technical issues in simple understandable terms. Making individuals and departments more collaborative. Excelling in marketing, sales and negotiations, with the approach of creating a win-win-win. Sharing my experience as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for any entity in need. My IELTS score is 8.5 out of 9
5 Examples Of How I Can Help A Company
Explain complex technical issues to the C-Suite in very easy to understand terms. Analyze a business and implement technical solutions that improves the business. Cross function communication (across the company hierarchy, departments, culture, subsidiaries.) Assemble and lead technical teams. Train and coach teams in how to use technical solutions.
5 Examples Of Roles I Can Do Very Well
CIO / CTO / COO
Digital Marketing Manager
Sales / Project Manager
Entrepreneur in residence
ICT Business / Web Analyst
5 Examples Of Things I Like And Am Great At
Listening to people
Talking to people
Solving complex technical problems
Guiding people to a solution
Learning and understanding technical solutions/systems, especially web platforms
Business Process Management Web Solutions
With 15+ years experience of building web platforms, mobile apps and online software, I have helped companies like GSK, TSMC, Nielsen, and Allianz in various project management, sales, technical support, and solutions architect roles. In addition to being self-motivated and driven to succeed, I believe having a team-player mentality is incredibly valuable to better complete tasks and keep projects on schedule.
Building Up and Coaching Organizations
[sales / tech / service / marketing]
Being an authentic relationship builder, who can quickly build rapport and inspire trust with a diverse array of individuals, is a skill that has helped me improve and build various types of small to medium size organizations for over 20 years.
Interfacing/Integration, Experience with ERP, CRM, SaaS & misc CMSs.
Led large projects for more than 15+ years implementing mobile, e-commerce, financial, and other solutions. My zest for learning and adaptability has helped develop an expertise in interfacing and integration with ERP, CRM, SaaS and CMSs.
Hiring, Managing & Communicating
20+ years of having a flexible approach to dealing with customers and co-workers of many nationalities has fine-tuned an uncanny ability to sense and hire good people. This ability has been invaluable in creating great teams. A constant strive to improve the message through presentations and/or written and verbal communications has brought me a reputation of being a Communications Sensei - saying more with less.
Road-mapping and Prototyping
Prototyping program flow is unbeatable when it comes to achieving success with projects. Proper detailed mapping of how to accomplish the goal, when intending to build any mobile app, web application or online software drives efficiency and makes success rates skyrocket. If you want almost guaranteed success this is the method to use and as a proven expert on both road mapping and prototyping, I can help you.
Alberta is a Taiwan native educated in Boston (USA) and Francis is European. Combined we speak 8 languages and have two Master Degrees (MBA & MSIT). After living and working for several years in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Asia, we are ready for new challenges. We're open to moving anywhere that is green and spacious, to have and raise children.
Francis Morris, for 10+ years, owns and operates AskMorris Inc., a 12 staff Web Development & Software firm. Alberta Tai has worked over 7 years in a marketing position with a large Taiwanese hardware company. After interacting with hundreds of people over the years in various corporate settings, we know now we are looking for an environment that shares our values more than just churning out a salary. We are not necessarily looking for the highest paid position, as much as we are looking for the right fit.
What we value
What we value
- Family and close friendships
- Problem solving, interesting challenges and diving deep into technology
- Being in a marketing/sales/tech/executive environment where we can grow
- Having fun, keeping energetic and managing efficiently
What we value II
What we value
- Rewarding and honest hard work in a company of great people
- Helping others become better in their chosen areas of interest
- Truly being a member of a wonderful team that strives to always improve
- Bicycling, rock climbing, diving, and being close to nature