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Anita M. Sands
708 Towne Center Drive, Joppa, MD 21085
443.275.8999 anita.sands1@gmail.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/amsands1
SUMMARY
Dedicated professional with a broad spectrum of Financial, Technical and Managerial experience. An innovative,
self-starter who functions equally well independently or as a team member. Leads and motivates by example.
Strong analytic and problem solving skills identifying both strategic and tactical solutions. Addresses challenges
through innovative thought and asking tough questions. Superior written/verbal communication skills. Exceptional
ability to converse with business and technical personnel and interpret between the two. Core strengths include:
 Business Analysis/Project Management
(SDLC & BPM)
 Policy/Procedure Development
 Relational Database Design/Implementation
 Customer Service
 Financial Planning/Analysis
 Broad Accounting Knowledge
 Regulatory/Compliance (Federal, Audit,
Technology and Information Security,
Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
BALTIMORE COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Towson MD 2013 – Present
Product Manager
Lead strategic initiative to implement an enterprise COTS solution supporting County services in the areas of;
licensing, permitting, inspections, animal services, asset management and development management.
 Proposed and executed multi-year strategy to establish enterprise organizational and operational model.
Recommendations led to increased staff training, upgraded infrastructure and improved customer support
 Established strong vendor relationship influencing major overhaul of vendor’s customer support services and
led vendor to identify County as a top strategic partner.
 Identified risks in County’s operational support and provided recommendations for improved customer service.
Systems Analyst
Supported County Agencies in providing first class service to constituency through understanding and analysis of
key business/operational processes. Identified opportunities to add value through process redesign, procedure
modifications, application implementation and policy recommendations.
 Quickly assessed health of fully engaged, large scale project after loss of project manager and SME. Proposed
reorganization and implementation of best practices directly contributed to project recovery and success.
 Employed project management /business analysis skills and experience to provide leadership and practical
support resulting in successful implementation of new technology in support of code enforcement.
 Identified significant risks associated with 911 Center address database due to data discrepancies and process
gaps. Recommendations led to improved data management and quality when routing first responders.
T. ROWE PRICE, Baltimore MD 2007-2012
Manager Middle Office Cash Management Team
Evaluated operational and analytical needs in support of a new cash management strategy and provision of strategic
recommendations to management. Oversight of a new cash forecasting database.
 Performed a risk assessment of proposed back-office process changes. Recommendations led to changes in
strategic direction; improved organizational structure and reduced operational risk.
 Provided internal audit with identified gaps in processes, procedures and risks to the organization.
Recommended controls were implemented improving data quality and application security.
 Analyzed data and processing issues associated with the cash forecasting database. Provided short and long
term solutions to improve data quality and streamline processing.
 Established and tested Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans.
Anita M. Sands Page 2
Senior Solutions Consultant (Senior Business Analyst)
Project Lead /Business Analyst for multiple initiatives addressing Fixed Income Analytics data and processing.
Coordinated with Business Users and Technical Teams, employing SDLC, Project Management and Business
Process Management methodologies, to design, develop, and implement data management solutions. Production
support included research and resolution of technical and data related issues.
 Designed new database/reporting platform to consolidate data from various sources for generating
management/client reports. Resulting reports were identified as an industry forerunner in client reporting and
proved instrumental in acquiring new account relationships.
 Analyzed existing workflow inefficiencies and detailed business requirements. Recommendations resulted in a
multi-year effort to strategically re-align application architecture and data management; improved data quality
and workflow efficiency.
 Managed a user forum to improve customer satisfaction through improved understanding of issues and
facilitation of mutually agreeable solutions.
PNC (formerly MERCANTILE BANKSHARES CORPORATION) Baltimore, MD 1991 – 2007
Vice President / Affiliate Administration
Supported Executive Management through financial analysis of ten affiliate banks. Served as liaison between
Holding Company management and Affiliate Banks; researched issues and recommended strategic solutions.
 Market and vendor analysis led management to offer proprietary credit cards as a customer service.
 Led efforts to coordinate /consolidate document retention services across 10 organizations and three vendors to
facilitate the PNC merger. Completed objectives efficiently and on time; improved conversion efforts.
Manager of Investment Portfolio Operations / Analysis and Money Market Services
Managed staff of 8 overseeing daily operations for 35 investment portfolios totaling $3B, safekeeping and
management of $1B in Jumbo and Investor CD portfolios. Administered portfolio accounting application.
Supported Portfolio Manager by providing analytics and cash forecasting information. Managed initiatives
including; application upgrades, operational conversion and reconciliation of $1B investment portfolio acquisition.
 Identified/ researched portfolio balance differences arising from a bank acquisition; saved organization $3M.
 Improved compliance with regulatory requirements of the Federal Reserve, F. D. I.C., O.C.C., Sarbanes-Oxley
and State of Maryland through a comprehensive revision of the organization’s Investment Portfolio Policies.
 Managed the operational re-structuring of 20 affiliate bank investment portfolios; enabled the organization to
take advantage of market changes and improve income opportunities.
 Developed and executed a comprehensive internal training program on Mortgage-Backed Securities; enabled
officers to better manage cash flow fluctuations in their portfolios and improve earning potential.
EDUCATION
University of Colorado – Bachelor of Science, Information Systems/Accounting. Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Advanced Professional Seminars:
 SunGard Securities – InTrader Portfolio Accounting System
 Network Administration – LAN Systems
 Business Analysis Continuing Education: Use Case Modeling, Process Modeling, User Requirements, etc.
TECHNICAL
 Experience in the following languages: COBOL, EasyTrieve, Progress Database, SQL, UNIX
 Extensive understanding of relational database structure.
Applications Experience
Accela Civic Platform Bond Edge/YieldBook – Portfolio Analytics
Eagle Investment Systems – Data Warehouse SunGard Intrader – Portfolio Trading/Accounting
ESRI – GIS Mapping BankServe – Electronic Payment System

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Sands.Anita Resume

  • 1. Anita M. Sands 708 Towne Center Drive, Joppa, MD 21085 443.275.8999 anita.sands1@gmail.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/amsands1 SUMMARY Dedicated professional with a broad spectrum of Financial, Technical and Managerial experience. An innovative, self-starter who functions equally well independently or as a team member. Leads and motivates by example. Strong analytic and problem solving skills identifying both strategic and tactical solutions. Addresses challenges through innovative thought and asking tough questions. Superior written/verbal communication skills. Exceptional ability to converse with business and technical personnel and interpret between the two. Core strengths include:  Business Analysis/Project Management (SDLC & BPM)  Policy/Procedure Development  Relational Database Design/Implementation  Customer Service  Financial Planning/Analysis  Broad Accounting Knowledge  Regulatory/Compliance (Federal, Audit, Technology and Information Security, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc.) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BALTIMORE COUNTY GOVERNMENT, Towson MD 2013 – Present Product Manager Lead strategic initiative to implement an enterprise COTS solution supporting County services in the areas of; licensing, permitting, inspections, animal services, asset management and development management.  Proposed and executed multi-year strategy to establish enterprise organizational and operational model. Recommendations led to increased staff training, upgraded infrastructure and improved customer support  Established strong vendor relationship influencing major overhaul of vendor’s customer support services and led vendor to identify County as a top strategic partner.  Identified risks in County’s operational support and provided recommendations for improved customer service. Systems Analyst Supported County Agencies in providing first class service to constituency through understanding and analysis of key business/operational processes. Identified opportunities to add value through process redesign, procedure modifications, application implementation and policy recommendations.  Quickly assessed health of fully engaged, large scale project after loss of project manager and SME. Proposed reorganization and implementation of best practices directly contributed to project recovery and success.  Employed project management /business analysis skills and experience to provide leadership and practical support resulting in successful implementation of new technology in support of code enforcement.  Identified significant risks associated with 911 Center address database due to data discrepancies and process gaps. Recommendations led to improved data management and quality when routing first responders. T. ROWE PRICE, Baltimore MD 2007-2012 Manager Middle Office Cash Management Team Evaluated operational and analytical needs in support of a new cash management strategy and provision of strategic recommendations to management. Oversight of a new cash forecasting database.  Performed a risk assessment of proposed back-office process changes. Recommendations led to changes in strategic direction; improved organizational structure and reduced operational risk.  Provided internal audit with identified gaps in processes, procedures and risks to the organization. Recommended controls were implemented improving data quality and application security.  Analyzed data and processing issues associated with the cash forecasting database. Provided short and long term solutions to improve data quality and streamline processing.  Established and tested Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans.
  • 2. Anita M. Sands Page 2 Senior Solutions Consultant (Senior Business Analyst) Project Lead /Business Analyst for multiple initiatives addressing Fixed Income Analytics data and processing. Coordinated with Business Users and Technical Teams, employing SDLC, Project Management and Business Process Management methodologies, to design, develop, and implement data management solutions. Production support included research and resolution of technical and data related issues.  Designed new database/reporting platform to consolidate data from various sources for generating management/client reports. Resulting reports were identified as an industry forerunner in client reporting and proved instrumental in acquiring new account relationships.  Analyzed existing workflow inefficiencies and detailed business requirements. Recommendations resulted in a multi-year effort to strategically re-align application architecture and data management; improved data quality and workflow efficiency.  Managed a user forum to improve customer satisfaction through improved understanding of issues and facilitation of mutually agreeable solutions. PNC (formerly MERCANTILE BANKSHARES CORPORATION) Baltimore, MD 1991 – 2007 Vice President / Affiliate Administration Supported Executive Management through financial analysis of ten affiliate banks. Served as liaison between Holding Company management and Affiliate Banks; researched issues and recommended strategic solutions.  Market and vendor analysis led management to offer proprietary credit cards as a customer service.  Led efforts to coordinate /consolidate document retention services across 10 organizations and three vendors to facilitate the PNC merger. Completed objectives efficiently and on time; improved conversion efforts. Manager of Investment Portfolio Operations / Analysis and Money Market Services Managed staff of 8 overseeing daily operations for 35 investment portfolios totaling $3B, safekeeping and management of $1B in Jumbo and Investor CD portfolios. Administered portfolio accounting application. Supported Portfolio Manager by providing analytics and cash forecasting information. Managed initiatives including; application upgrades, operational conversion and reconciliation of $1B investment portfolio acquisition.  Identified/ researched portfolio balance differences arising from a bank acquisition; saved organization $3M.  Improved compliance with regulatory requirements of the Federal Reserve, F. D. I.C., O.C.C., Sarbanes-Oxley and State of Maryland through a comprehensive revision of the organization’s Investment Portfolio Policies.  Managed the operational re-structuring of 20 affiliate bank investment portfolios; enabled the organization to take advantage of market changes and improve income opportunities.  Developed and executed a comprehensive internal training program on Mortgage-Backed Securities; enabled officers to better manage cash flow fluctuations in their portfolios and improve earning potential. EDUCATION University of Colorado – Bachelor of Science, Information Systems/Accounting. Graduated Magna Cum Laude Advanced Professional Seminars:  SunGard Securities – InTrader Portfolio Accounting System  Network Administration – LAN Systems  Business Analysis Continuing Education: Use Case Modeling, Process Modeling, User Requirements, etc. TECHNICAL  Experience in the following languages: COBOL, EasyTrieve, Progress Database, SQL, UNIX  Extensive understanding of relational database structure. Applications Experience Accela Civic Platform Bond Edge/YieldBook – Portfolio Analytics Eagle Investment Systems – Data Warehouse SunGard Intrader – Portfolio Trading/Accounting ESRI – GIS Mapping BankServe – Electronic Payment System