Eric Schmitt                                                  

206 3rd Street Baltimore MD 21206 410.258.8061  LinkedIn




Entrepreneurial, customer-focused executive with track record of delivery. Transformational decision maker with business acumen to see “the big picture” and to formulate innovative IT architectures and strategies to achieve objectives.  People-focused leader that builds and sustains strong relationships and partnerships.  Known for hiring and developing peak-performing teams to innovate high-quality, value-added services in a customer centered environment.


Adept in using excellent interpersonal communication skills to cultivate relationships and engage, advise, and establish credibility with executive team leaders. Successful in effectively analyzing situations to create and align business strategies with implementation plans to maximize organizational results.


·         Passionate Product Manager

·         Passion and excitement for DevOps, Continuous integration and deployment

·         Experience with SDLC practices and principles and reporting on progress towards outcomes on a routine basis

·         10+ years working with Agile teams as Scrum Master, Project Manager, and Stakeholder

·         Experience with assisting new team(s) along Agile maturation journey with focus on team dynamics

·         Proficiency in software dependency management across technology stacks

·         Experience coordinating software releases across multiple teams

·         Experience coordinating with third party vendors to deliver timely based on commitments

·         Experience in building, leading and transforming operations, revenue management, and decision support infrastructure to maximize alignment and business outcomes

·         Proven ability to build, run, and transform diverse cross-functional teams to meet complex program goals within project scope, budget, and timeline


Project & Product Management, Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Master Data Management, Technology Management, Performance Optimization, Data Analytics, Business Process Improvement, Change Management, Digital Asset Management, IT Governance, Data Governance, Automation Strategies, Product Performance and Trend Analysis, Implementing Best Practices and Guidelines, HIPPA Compliance, PCI Compliance, GDPR Compliance, Risk Assessment



Director of Product Development

Johns Hopkins University

Dates Employed Oct 2016 – Present

Oversees the design, technical implementation, and support of a large portfolio of software products, automation processes, enterprise systems, and integration efforts supporting all of Johns Hopkins Development and Alumni Relations (DAR). Leads large-scale projects, which may include those requiring multi-disciplinary coordination and significant vendor collaboration. Responsible for the technical approach, UI, UX, scope, and system performance of the entire software portfolio.  Embraces a Servant Leadership style.

Works with the Executive Leadership Committee, Associate Deans, Directors, and Development staff to ensure customized strategic and tactical directions are aligned with their business needs, and support DAR’s strategic plan. As a member of a senior management team, contributes or leads planning to achieve organizational goals by prioritizing initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future technologies.

Current responsibilities include managing the direction, technical implementation, user experience, system performance and data analysis of the Johns Hopkins Online Giving and Events platform. Lead role in managing the institution's Donor Management System built on the Oracle platform. Co-chair of the IT Governance committee. Management of various web properties and portals that support the mission of the department and Alumni. 

Key contributor to the overall project vision and implementation of 10.5 million dollar enterprise IT project to deploy a new donor management system with Master Data Management strategies, Data Warehouse, and CRM implementation being key deliverables.

Due to my high performance I was nominated to participate in the JHU Executive Leadership Development Program for 2019/2020.  This program is designed to build self-awareness and the ability to influence others, as well as to navigate the organization and skillfully lead teams. The Leadership Development Program each year brings together a diverse mix of about 35 faculty and staff from across the university.

IT Project Manager
Johns Hopkins University
Dates Employed Jan 2007 – Oct 2016

Managed a team of ten Senior Software Engineers developing custom web and mobile applications for the Johns Hopkins Institution which encompasses both the University and Health system. Directly involved in mentoring developers, requirements gathering, software demonstrations, strategic planning, proposal drafting, billing and budget administration, conducting employee annual reviews, and various other leadership administrative tasks.

During my tenor, directly involved in development, project management of over 100 IT products of varying sizes some of which were +1 million dollar budget projects.

Senior Software Engineer

Johns Hopkins University

Dates Employed Aug 2004 – Jan 2007

Specialized in full life cycle software development using the latest web technologies to deliver small projects as well as enterprise level projects. Worked in many frameworks and methodologies successfully and engineered solutions from concept to launch. Performed maintenance and upgrades to existing applications. Expert level skills in SQL, ColdFusion, JavaScript, and UI/UX design.

Software Engineer, UI/UX

Company Name:  Weborganix - Custom web development and design

Dates Employed Nov 1999 – Jul 2004

Weborganix was my personal business that provided graphic design, interface design, and web application (web site) development for the local area of Baltimore Maryland.

Software Engineer

Company Name: CMSI

Dates Employed Oct 1999 – Nov 2001

ColdFusion web application engineer developing enterprise software for the auto loan industry.

Graphic Designer – Advertising and Web Designer

Company Name: The Baltimore Sun

Dates Employed Sep 1997 – Oct 1999

Location Baltimore, Maryland Area

Joined the Baltimore Sun website team to assist in developing creatives for their advertising sales team. Ad banners, and web sites were designed to be delivered on the web site. It is here I became expert in design tools such as Photoshop.


Programming and System Experience
MS SQL, Oracle, MongoDB, JS, ColdFusion, CSS, Perl, PHP, HTML, Java, JQuery, VBScript, Drupal, WordPress, TALEND, MuleSoft, SVN, Git, Bamboo, SAP, Epic, DevOps, Agile, Waterfall


Towson University – Business Administration

Community College of Baltimore County




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