HIRAM OCHAETA

With a bachelor’s in economics and finance and a master’s in business administration, my goal is to contribute to an organization’s success. I can reach this with my qualifications and with my experience in management, deep understanding of business analytics, management policies, standard operating procedures, leadership, strategy formulation, teaching skills, and information technology.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Insurance Agency Manager
February 2019 to Present
Insurance Corporation of Belize Ltd. (https://www.icbinsurance.com)
Benque Viejo Town, Cayo District, Belize
My responsibility as agency manager for the Insurance Corporation of Belize includes strategizing operational and marketing procedures for the agency to succeed and achieve its targets. I engage customers and educate them on various available options to manage the risks on their assets. My responsibilities also include coordinating training for staff members to improve customer satisfaction and efficiency.

General Manager
November 2007 to Present
Intranet Systems (http://www.intranetsys.net)
58 George Price Boulevard, Benque Viejo, Cayo District, Belize
Working as general manager for Intranet Systems provided me with important highlights in my career and has allowed me to lead various entrepreneurial endeavors. For example, I successfully negotiated and set up strategic partnerships and affiliations with technology and software leaders such as Massy Technologies InfoCom (Jamaica) Ltd., Microsoft, McAfee, WatchGuard, and other vendors. Also, I promoted professional development offering employees with opportunities to grow with formal training and counselling. Some of the projects I managed included the development and maintenance of customer’s web presence and social media campaigns, design and promotion of screen-printed products, organization and execution of photoshoots, installation of financial service equipment. Successful installation and deployment of these financial service equipment and other projects involved careful planning and coordination. Other responsibilities included supplying technical and computer support and consultancy at various levels, as well as design and implementation of wired and wireless networks, intranet systems, and networking security. Furthermore, executing a new strategy, I was able to bring together and lead a group of experts in Economics, Business Administration, Data Science, and Information Technology, to offer consultancy services.

Information Technology Manager
February 2017 to Present
Vega’s Distributors Ltd. (http://www.vegasdistributors.bz)
Pedro Guerra Mena Street, Benque Viejo Town, Cayo District, Belize
I initially joined Vega’s Distributors Limited as a Logistics and Operations Manager / IT (Information Technology) Manager. Managing vendor and supplier relations, I worked closely and scheduled meetings with suppliers to ensure proper stock levels were kept. Analyzed scheduled and ad-hoc statistical data to supply reports on functional areas such as sales, inventory, and finance. Other duties included having regular meetings with executives in planning short and long-term organizational goals and strategies, customer relations management, and meeting with customers as required. Part of my duties also included taking part in recruitment and staffing exercises. Also, I analyzed business processes and recommended procedures to ensure further efficiency in the processes and reducing costs by using supplier agreements. The primary focus of my appointment as IT Manager is to analyze and give statistical reports from data captured in the customized Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software. This includes the design and deployment of sales analysis dashboards for all stakeholders including management, sales employees, customers, and vendors. Other duties include project management, coordinating and scheduling for enhancements to Software modules, execution, and designing and conducting training to end-users for all systems. Responsibilities also included the implementation and deployment of HR (Human Resources) systems, design and maintenance of the web and social media presence, and the management and administration of Network Infrastructures such as Servers, Switches, Network Attached Storage, and Firewalls.

Systems Administrator / Information Technology Consultant
Apr. 2005 – Apr. 2009 / Aug. 2014 to Jan. 2019
Galen University (http://www.galen.edu.bz)
62.5 Western Highway, Central Farm, Cayo District, Belize
Managed and supervised critical Information Technology (IT) services at the University, liaising with vendors and service providers. Also, duties included the management of Student Information Systems (SIS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), Financial Systems and E-mail. Responsible for the supervision of IT staff, ensuring they supply reports on IT performance and supply prompt resolution of technical issues. Management and Administration of Network Infrastructures such as Servers, Switches, and Firewalls; update systems architecture and network documentation; supplying Managing help desk support for Faculty, Staff, and Students; design and support the main website and developing multimedia content.

MIS Supervisor / Network Systems Administrator
June 2002 to January 2004
Alliance Bank of Belize Ltd
Princess Margaret Drive, Belize City, Belize
Installation, configuration and management of servers, workstations, switches, routers, firewalls, ATMs (automated teller machines) and other network infrastructure in the WAN (Wide area networks), LAN (Local area networks), VPN (Virtual private network) environment. Running of daily database maintenance program, implementation of disaster recovery and back up strategies, and help desk support.

TEACHING/LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE 

Adjunct Faculty
Apr. 2005 – Apr. 2009 / Aug. 2014 to Present
Galen University (http://www.galen.edu.bz)
62.5 Western Highway, Central Farm, Cayo District, Belize
Courses taught include
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications: a course that introduced students to the various tools available for reporting, data analysis and presentation, and data management. The knowledge gained in this course gives students the tools necessary to succeed in their education and future professional careers.
Introduction to Information Systems: a course designed to teach students the various information systems organizations use at every functional area. It empowers students to become an informed user who can take part in the development of information systems by understanding how these systems function and how they can contribute to an organization’s success.
Introduction to C++ Programming: an introductory course to programming. Students are introduced to concepts that give them the ability to solve problems using logic and schematics.
Introduction to Photography: a course that introduces students to the concepts of photography, from understanding light and composition, to various photography concepts and techniques.
Web Page Development: introduces students to Internet technologies, particularly the web, and how to design and develop websites using various technologies and web standards.

Lecturer
February 2005 to October 2006
Sacred Heart College Junior College (http://www.shjc.edu.bz)
Joseph Andrews Drive, San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize
Courses taught included
Basic Web Page Development: website development using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Introduction to C Programming: introduced students to programming concepts.
JavaScript & CGI Programming: introduced students to server-side programming that allowed for dynamic and interactive websites.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS 

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
Galen University (2018)

B.Sc. in Economics and Finance
Galen University / University of Indianapolis (2016)

Associates in Network Administration
Sacred Heart College Junior College (August 2000 to May 2002)

High School Diploma
Sacred Heart College (September 1996 to June 2000)

OTHER TRAINING 

University of California, Irvine (Coursera.org)
Initiating and Planning Projects

Microsoft
Introduction to Data Science
Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel
Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel

Insurance Institute of Belize
General Insurance License Certification
Insurance Contract

CENTROPYME
Dynamization of Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Diploma

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