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Christopher Beetel

Senior Level Management Consultant and Program Manager

Drexel Hill, PA


Senior level Management Consultant with twenty years of experience leading business strategy and digital transformation programs, including process redesign, data analytics and legal/regulatory support

Work Experience

Management Consultant

Partner's Consulting
Philadelphia, PA

March 2013 to Present

Senior Management Consultant - Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA 
Retained by Corporate Counsel to secure license and regulatory approval from NJ's Department of Banking and Insurance for new Third-party Administrator (TPA) and HMO entities, formed through a joint venture between Independence Blue Cross and a NJ-based hospital system 
• Served as corporate liaison with NJ Department of Banking and Insurance regulators to drive compliance with state health insurance regulations and the Affordable Care Act for the newly formed TPA and HMO 
• Led a 20 person, interdisciplinary team to stand up a new operating structure for the new TPA and HMO entities, managing project members from AmeriHealth Administrators, Independence Blue Cross and AmeriHealth New Jersey. 
Senior Management Consultant - TD Bank, Mount Laurel, NJ 
• Senior Principal Consultant for a $3M engagement with a local retail bank to capture current business architecture and process and to design a future branch model to increase revenue and sales 
• Developed and managed the rollout of an Innovation Management Framework to collect, consolidate and prioritize innovation opportunities that will modernize the client's bank branches 
• Managed a team of six architects, engineers and data analysts to perform against the contract deliverables and report weekly program and financial status to the customer's executive steering committee

Global Program Director

Philadelphia, PA

April 1999 to March 2013

Global Lead, Software Analytics - Managed a $6M annual budget to transform IBM's Global Software spend process in the Americas, Europe and Asia, by delivering process improvements that help eliminate waste, identify and address inefficiencies, promote flexibility, reduce cycle time and promote simplification 
• Led a global, cross business-unit initiative to identify, analyze and deliver on opportunities for software license re-use, reduction and competitive replacement, reducing overall IBM spend on third-party software by $13M in 2011 and by $23M in 2012 
• Managed a team of 25 Global Resources (Project Managers, Testers, Developers and Business Analysts) in India, Costa Rica, Czech Republic and the Philippines to deliver on project-based requirements 
Project Office Manager, IBM at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 
• Served as senior project manager and lead customer interface for a 17 member team to design and install a multi-site SAP infrastructure in Connecticut, North Carolina and Wilmington 
• Designed the framework and managed the IBM Project Management Office for implementation of various IT projects on behalf of the customer 
Senior Project Manager, Global IT Systems Integration 
• Led team of over twenty architects, system integrators and project managers in a complex, matrixed environment to develop, implement and maintain Tivoli-based Security and Privacy solutions for access and identity management services across IBM's IT infrastructure worldwide 
• Developed and maintained the Master MS project plan to schedule and track tasks, critical path milestones, resources and dependencies on the project

Senior Contract Manager

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems
Gaithersburg, MD

August 1997 to April 1999

Senior Contract Manager - 2000 US Census Project 
• Managed the contract deliverables and modifications with the US Census Bureau customer for a four-year cost plus award fee project 
• Negotiated and managed firm fixed price Revenue Stream contracts, technology licensing and transfer agreements with over 20 software and services firms worth in excess of $60 Million

Associate Attorney, Real Estate and Commercial law

Barley Snyder, LLC
Reading, PA

1994 to 1997

Drafted and negotiated corporate asset purchase contracts, technology licensing contracts, employment agreements, shareholder agreements and commercial loan agreements for firm clients 
• Litigated contract, mortgage foreclosure, commercial lease, and landlord/tenant cases 
• Represented clients through all stages of estate planning and administration, including testamentary documentation creation, probate proceedings, will contest hearings and custodial hearings


Master's in Project Management

George Washington University


Juris Doctor

University of Pittsburgh School of Law


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Boston College



Complex Project Management, Enterprise Program Management, Management Consulting, Business Process Transformation, Business Operations, Digital Strategy, Global Resource Management, Predictive Analytics, Fed/State Health Insurance Regulations