Victor Font is an award winning author, entrepreneur and star performing global IT Executive with over 25 years’ experience in application development, project management, business analysis, quality assurance and leadership development. He is a Founding Board Member of the North Carolina Executive Roundtable and has served as a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis, Association of Information Technology Professionals, and Toastmasters International. Victor is author of “Principles for Maturing Your System Development Life Cycle: The Ultimate Guide to the SDLC,” which was published in December 2010.
Before his Information Technology career, Victor earned his New Jersey Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic license studying at the Jersey City Medical Center and University of Medicine and Dentistry. As a professional paramedic, he worked for large inner city trauma centers in northern New Jersey, where he responded to over 25,000 calls for assistance and delivered 16 babies. He taught Emergency Medical Technician, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Advanced Cardiac Life Support training courses for the New Jersey State Department of Health and American Heart Association. While working as a medic, he self-taught how to program in BASIC on a Timex Sinclair 1000 and never looked back.
He entered Information Technology when he bought and operated Bayonne Computer Center, the first computer retail store in Hudson County, New Jersey. He served as a general partner and the Chief Operating Officer of SGL Data Systems, a computer consulting and custom software development house located in Greenwich, Connecticut. SGL Data Systems was first to market with LawCruit®, a software package designed to assist legal recruiters in their role of tracking and communicating with candidate attorneys. As a consultant, he worked for companies such as the United States Navy, JP Morgan Bank, NJ Special Olympics, S. B. Thomas, AT&T Consumer Sales Division, Austin & Merritt, Warner-Lambert and Porzio, Bromberg and Newman.
His corporate career began as a manager in Human Resources Information Systems. Working his way up through the ranks, he became an IT Director for a major global pharmaceutical company, serving on a variety of corporate IT governance councils including Architecture and Engineering Council, Information Security Council, Active Directory Governance Board, Identity and Access Management Governance Board, and IT Process Improvement Council. He founded and led a Business Analysis Center of Excellence and a Business Analysis Community of Practice. Victor is fluent in more than a dozen programming languages and holds certifications in ITIL Foundations, Six Sigma Green Belt, Capability Maturity Model Integration, People-Capability Maturity Model, and the Accelerated Implementation Methodology (organizational change management methodology). He holds a Master’s Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University and a Master’s Certificate in Business Management from Tulane University.