TED HERMAN

TED HERMAN

Career Interests

Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Smart Appliances

Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, May 2016
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Energy and Environment
$15,000 NSOE Merit-Based Admission Scholarship

BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING, June 2010
University of Toronto, Canada (consistently #1 ranked engineering school in Canada)
GPA: 3.87
Honors: Adel Sedra Outstanding Students Award & U of T Academic Achievement Scholarship, Top networking class research paper titled "Key Design Challenges in the Deployment of Wireless Sensor Actuator Networks for Precision Agriculture"
Thesis: "Smart Home: Remote Energy Monitoring & Automation System," which won the Gordon Slemon Design Award and 2nd Place at the ICUE 2010 Competition

Professional Experience

Intern, Country Support and Partnerships-International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Drafting project proposals on flexibility incentives (Central America), supporting a project on planning government, supporting a running project on planning governance (Southern Africa power pool), and supporting a soon-to-be running project on RE support schemes (in Mexico).  I hope to learn about power markets in various countries, and the barriers to renewable energy development. Summer 2015.

Business Associate, Orbis Investments, Vancouver, Canada
Developed and proposed a 3-year, $25M go-to-market strategy for Orbis Access’ next market to the Board of Directors in a 70-slide market comparison study evaluating 6 countries across 3 continents. Modeled various management fee and rate of return mechanisms and proposed the most fair, comprehendible and robust scheme for retail clients, favored 3:1 in quantitative user testing. Audited the system’s credential authentication and management schemes, discovering 10% incompliance and plugging security loopholes before they could reach production. 2013-2014.

Technology Consultant, University of the People, Tel Aviv, Israel
Coordinated the migration from a locally-hosted CRM 4 deployment to a cloud-based CRM Online deployment as both a risk mitigant and to meet accreditation requirements for the University. 2013.

Software Developer, Orbis Investments, Hamilton, Bermuda
Designed and developed a scalable, service-oriented, domain-driven web platform completely from the ground up for Orbis’ retail initiative: Orbis Access. Part of an agile software development team using the Scrum methodology distributed over 8 time zones and 3 countries, which actively grew from 6 to 60 employees in 2½ years. Collaborated across IT, business, legal, and operations teams to deliver 85 functional specifications. Directed university recruitment, managing a university recruitment team of 5 and a budget of $100k/year, to achieve both short-term and sustainable long-term recruitment KPIs. Managed two interns on the web development team and tooling teams. Automated procedures and established policies that reduced platform defect turnaround time by 25%. 2010-2013.

Additional Information

Business Development Skills: Microsoft Office (Advanced Word, Excel & PowerPoint experience), Forecasting and Modeling, Market Research, People Management, Recruitment, Statistics (STATA, MATLAB)

Computer Skills: Programing (C#, Java, C/C++, Python), Web Development (HTML5, PHP, Ruby, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, ASP.NET MVC, IIS, Django, Wordpress), A+ Certified Computer Technician, Adobe Creative Suite

School Clubs: Business Environment Club (Co-President Elect, 2015-2016), Nicholas School Energy Club (IT Coordinator, 2014-2015)

Interests: Hockey, percussion, baking, hiking, carpentry, extreme ironing

Skills

business development
cost-benefit analysis
excel modeling
presentation development
program management
project management
stakeholder engagement

Graduation Date

May 2017

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