Gabriel Fernández

Founding Partner, CEO

Professional Summary

Years of ExperienceOver 20 years 
Education LevelMasters Degree
LevelExecutive Director
CertificationsCDP, CSP, CCP, CISA, CDRP, CSI
Industry AcumenBanking, Public Safety, Government Systems, Utilities

Professional Profile

Gabriel has over twenty years of experience in applied information systems projects.  Gabriel brings to Truenorth, a vast amount of project front-end and project management expertise.  He has authored over 500 proposals, most involving multiple contractors, employing different technologies.  He is considered an expert in proposal analysis, vendor evaluation, preliminary project planning, deliverable analysis, project risk identification, and technology business impact analysis. As a proposal and project manager Gabriel analyzed, scoped, designed solutions, wrote and actively supported some of the most complex systems integration projects in Puerto Rico in the last fifteen years.

Summary of Key Project Experiences

Proposed and closed a new Branch Platform system for the largest retail bank in Puerto Rico. Assisted the senior account team to manage the development process for an oriented based technology and helped scope the needs of the new application.

Managed the Item Processing Disaster Recovery Center for a local provider.

Led a major technology provider team with the largest retail bank in Puerto Rico with a variety of Item Processing projects and solutions.

Proposed and closed an Integrated Public Safety system for the Municipality of Mayaguez as an IBM partner. Responsible for creating the vendor selection mix and winning proposal strategy for IBM and Truenorth.

Managed the overall implementation of an Inmate Tracking System for the Puerto Rico Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Deployed to manage the operations of five correctional complexes and fifty institutions. The project was managed with Truenorth’s proprietary project tracking methodology.

Proposed and assisted in the implementation of a Tariff Collections System for the Puerto Rico Treasury Department. Deploying over four hundred POS systems, in approximately one hundred locations.

Proposed and supported the Internet Service Provider enablement of the largest telecommunications services provider in Puerto Rico.

Scoped and proposed a Wireless Fleet Tracking System for the largest public transport provider in Puerto Rico.

Recovered and launched a Wireless Communications Law Enforcement system for the largest Police force in Puerto Rico.

Presented and managed one of the largest Time and Attendance projects in Puerto Rico, managing the deployment of the system to support 22,000 employees. The systems utilize the Kronos Time and Attendance system in an AS/400 environment. Gabriel has subsequently worked three (3) major projects with Interboro Systems Corporation.


Complex Project Risk ManagementExpert
Government Systems and TechnologyExpert
Management Planning for TechnologyExecutive Director
Systems Analysis Expert
Presentation and Communication SkillsExpert
Systems Acceptance StrategiesExpert
Microsoft Visio Skilled
Operational Management and PlanningSkilled

Education and Certifications

George Washington University (Summa Cum Laude) 1987
Master’s Degree in Information Systems,

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Magna Cum Laude) 1984
Bachelor of Computer Science,

Certified Hubbard Management Technology Consultant (Level 1) 2002
IBM Certified Solutions Manager 1995
ICCP Certified Data Processor 1984
ICCP Certified Computer Programmer 1985  
ICCP Certified Systems Professional 1986
ISCA Certified Information Systems Auditor 1991
Certified Disaster Recovery Planner 1994
Certified Information Processing Executive (CSI) 1993

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