Welcome! I am Paul MacPherson.

I am Toronto based, but I do love to travel, take pictures and write about things that interest me.
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This is what past co-worker’s and management have said about me and my work…

Paul has the ability to explain complex technology problems with great clarity and insight. It is a rare and extremely valuable attribute, one that I believe is the product of his obvious intelligence, technical expertise and genuine desire to do things right. I always went to him first to understand how the application of new and existing technologies would affect significant business decisions. I also trusted him to let me know if and when I had to be involved with the technical side of the operation. I truly respect Paul’s approach both professionally and personally: he’s clearly committed to his work and his people. I hope we’ll work together again someday.

April 7, 2015, Andrew worked with Paul at TVO

Andrew Wallace
Andrew WallaceDigital Strategist

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Paul at TVO Web and Mobile Technologies Division, where he has been entrusted with a great deal of technical responsibilities.
I have had the opportunity to observe Paul’s professional skills as well as interpersonal style. He is consistently pleasant, and takes on all assignments with enthusiasm and dedication. Regardless of deadlines or technical complexities of the work at hand or other pressure, Paul always delivers. His superior technical and organizational skills make him the consummate multi-tasker. I do believe that Paul is a valuable asset to any organization.

April 3, 2015, Ezedine managed Paul indirectly at TVOntario

Ezedine Mosbahi
Ezedine MosbahiTechnical Project Delivery Manager - Web & Mobility Division at TVO

I had the pleasure of working with Paul throughout my over two years at TVO. He is one of the best people I have ever work with. He is a tiger for getting things done in a fast and effective way under demand and pressure while staying calm and contained. One of his many gifts is the ability to successfully tackle complex challenges.
He is able to translate technical information into client language and able to put you in a comfort zone while working on highly visible incidents.  A real team player and an asset to any organization.

April 2, 2015, Lalit worked directly with Paul at TVOntario

Lalit Kumar
Lalit KumarSenior Web And Mobile Developer at TVO

I hired Paul into TVO and he worked for me for several years prior to him moving departments and getting a promotion to Architect. He’s a dedicated employee that always wanted to do the right thing. One of the greatest strengths Paul brings to table is the willingness to take on new initiatives regardless of his comfort level. He makes a point of quickly getting ramped up on whatever is new and pertinent to the project at hand. A very valuable asset.

April 26, 2015, Mike managed Paul at TVO

Mike Buncic
Mike BuncicManager, Network Services at TVO

Work Experience

Design Lead | TD Bank Group | April 2015 - Present

As the Design Lead, Infrastructure Design, Build and Deploy(IDBD) I am responsible for providing expertise, leadership and direction for the creation of infrastructure designs. Interpreting requirements from application development and translating them into implications for infrastructure designs.

A key function of this role is to provide infrastructure continuity throughout the project lifecycle, supporting the Solution Architect, IDBD and TD’s Operations groups as a project proceeds through its lifecycle.

Infrastructure Architect | TVO | November 2013 - April 2015

As the Infrastructure Architect – I led and contributed to the conceptualization, development, delivery and enhancement of integrated solutions based on various web/mobile technologies at TVO. In this role I took on the primary responsibility for meeting and exceeding all reliability, availability and scalability standards for customer facing web properties and services set by the TVO executive. In this role I was also responsible for the end to end implementation of technical solutions, based on customer requirements. I led multi-disciplined teams of subject matter experts across various lines of business, using a combination of contract, vendor and internal services, hardware, software and labor.

• Led the Change Management Process for all customer facing and Oracle based systems at TVO
• Led the Problem Management Process for all customer facing and Oracle based systems at TVO
• Led the implementation of large complex IT Projects.
• Effectively translated business requirements into technical solutions
• Developed solution architectures and worked with IT and business teams to build consensus
• Defined and determined solution design objectives & led/guided the efforts of others in these areas.
• Provided technical guidance to implementation team members throughout project life cycles.
• Conceptualized, designed and implemented:
— middle-ware infrastructure environments
— web infrastructure environments
— Oracle based infrastructure environments
• Performed activities such as infrastructure capacity planning and application and system performance analysis and troubleshooting.
• Conducted assessments to identify gaps and developed recommendations to address
• Developed operational models and infrastructure road maps
• Led and supported various RFP/RFQ responses and product selections
• Supported and mentored other technical team members

IT Infrastructure Specialist | TVO | March 2009 – November 2013

As a infrastructure specialist – I contributed to the conceptualization, development, delivery and enhancement of integrated solutions based on various web/mobile technologies at TVO. In this role I took on the responsibility for meeting and exceeding all reliability, availability and scalability standards for customer facing web properties and services set by the TVO executive.

• Effectively translated business requirements into technical solutions
• Provided technical guidance to implementation team members throughout project life cycles.
• Conceptualized, designed and implemented:
— middle-ware infrastructure environments
— web infrastructure environments
— Oracle based infrastructure environments
• Performed activities such as infrastructure capacity planning and application and system performance analysis and troubleshooting.
• Conducted assessments to identify gaps and developed recommendations to address
• Developed operational models and infrastructure road maps

Practice Lead | Long View Systems | June 2005 – February 2009

I was a senior consultant and practice lead for the UNIX and Database practice within Long View Systems.

I was the second consultant within this practice area. Under my leadership I created a three million dollar a year business within Western Canada and the Western United States, with well over 20ty consultants working within my team.

Systems Consultant | Sun Microsystems | May 1997 – May 2004

I started off in the service department as a ‘System Consultant’ in implementation services. Evolved into the role of ‘Pre-Sales System Engineer’. Then when the pre-sales technical arm was re-organized back into the SunPS professional services arm I found myself back as a ‘Systems Consultant’.

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