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Jerry Voelker

Based in Madison

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Hello! I am a Senior Technical Program Manager in cybersecurity at Entegral in Madison, WI. I have had a varied career, starting out as a database analyst and later becoming a developer and data scientist. I am a very driven person and work very hard. I got into management and became a Director of Technology. I've long had an interest in cybersecurity and took the opportunity to join a SaaS company and build a cybersecurity program from the ground-up.

I am an entrepreneur and have started a few companies. Around 10 years ago, I started a digital marketing company called Digital Dreams here in Madison. We've been able to help small and medium businesses come to grips with the changing landscape of digital marketing and grow their businesses effectively and efficiently. I've also started an award-winning healthtech company called AccordRx that helps independent pharmacies get access to hard-to-find medications for their patients. I've been able to help over 2,000 people get access to their medications in a timely and affordable manner. I have a few side projects that keep me busy as well. Jirahelper is a place for people to go and learn more about how best to utilize Jira and the other Atlassian products.

Outside of my career, I love to learn. I went to college for 13 years and was able to turn that into a plethora of (sometimes useful) degrees. I worked my way through college in a variety of jobs (Schwan's, Kwik Trip, Office Max, Shopko, a variety of factories), and that experience taught me a lot about people skills. I'm always looking for new and exciting ways to learn - I went to a culinary school for a brief period, I got a degree in massage therapy, and even took a cake decorating class (I am TERRIBLE at it). If you want to learn more about me, you can check out the About Me page

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Senior Technical Program Manager - Security

Hi, my name is Jerry Voelker and I have extensive experience in cybersecurity. I have been working at a SaaS company to implement a comprehensive risk and cybersecurity strategy and program. We have made great strides in the last few years and have been able to safely and securely serve our customers in the automotive, insurance, and financial industries.

  • Name : Jerry Voelker
  • Email : jerry@jerryvoelker.com
  • Experience : 15+ years
  • Freelance : Available
  • Languages : English, French (passable), Spanish (passable)
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2018 - Present

Senior Technical Program Manager - Security

Entegral

I have helped build the Information Security Office at Entegral and am responsible for charting the course for the future of security at Entegral. I have been responsible for the development and implementation of the security strategy and roadmap for our organization. I work with leadership to align security initiatives with enterprise objectives and business needs.

Accomplishments
  • + Lead implementation of Security Operations Center
  • + Designed and lead comprehensive cloud security program across AWS, Azure, and GCP
  • + Marketplace startups
  • + SaaS startups

2020 - Present

Founder

AccordRx

I started AccordRx as a way to address the pain points I heard from independent pharmacists around procuring hard-to-find medications for their patients and the waste that exists in our healthcare system. AccordRx allows independent pharmacies to order medications from each other, reducing waste and increasing access to medications for patients for their specific needs or in the event of a federal emergency.

Accomplishments
  • + Won Wisconsin Innovates grant for healthtech startup
  • + Saved independent pharmacies over $3M annually by preventing waste and unnecessary or expensive fees
  • + Helped over 2,000 people with specific patient needs get timely and affordable access to their medication

2013 - 2018

Director of Technology

Compliant Pharmacy Alliance

I have helped build the Information Security Office at Entegral and am responsible for charting the course for the future of security at Entegral. I have been responsible for the development and implementation of the security strategy and roadmap for our organization. I work with leadership to align security initiatives with enterprise objectives and business needs.

Accomplishments
  • + Lead and managed the development, systems and data analysts, DBA's, and infrastructure teams
  • + Lead requirements gathering sessions with executive stakeholders, managers, support staff, and pharmacists
  • + Responsible for the control of operational budget and expenditures
  • + Responsible for the creation, maintenance, and testing of our backup and disaster recovery plans
  • + Prepared, reviewed, and presented operational reports to executive leadership and board members
  • + Recruited, hired, trained, and supervised IT staff
  • + Built the marketing website
  • + Created SSRS reports and wrote SQL to identify key insights that saved members $2.7M per year
  • + Designed and created marketing material for conferences and sales team

2013 - Present

Founder and CEO

Digital Dreams

I started Digital Dreams more than 10 years ago to help small businesses and startups build their digital presence with websites that convert visitors to customers. We are an award-winning web design and development agency that has helped hundreds of businesses grow their online presence - and their bottom line. We now offer a full suite of digital marketing services to help our clients grow their businesses such as websites and applications, SEO, PPC, analytics, and print advertising.

Accomplishments
  • + Helped over 400 businesses increase their customer conversions by 18%
  • + We are proud to have won two awards and have been nominated for two more
  • + We provide over 200 graphic design templates to suit a variety of needs
  • + We partner with industry leaders and award-winning copywriters to ensure your success

2008-2013

PTS Analyst | Data Scientist

Menards

I started at Menards as a PTS Analyst where I was responsible for forecasting sales across 16 departments in over 270 stores each day by the hour. I also was responsible for auditing time-off requests against company policies. I was able to build a tool to automate this process and save the company $800k/yr. I started their data science group and was responsible for improving sales forecast accuracy to within 4%, allowing them to staff the stores more efficiently and provide better service.

Accomplishments
  • + Devised and led a project to implement a payroll-to-sales project at a major retailer - saving the company $8M/yr
  • + Lead the creation and formation of a data science team at a major retailer and improved sales forecast accuracy to within 4%
  • + Built a tool that checked the vacation requests of over 40,000 people against over 200 policies to save $800k/yr in payroll

2016 - Present

Founder

Jirahelper

I started Jirahelper as a way to help businesses and individuals with their Jira needs by providing focused documentation and best practices. We provide a variety of services including Jira administration, Jira consulting, Jira training, and Jira support. We have helped over 100 businesses and individuals get the most out of Jira and the Atlassian ecosystem. Jirahelper has been a great way to give back to the community and help others succeed.

Accomplishments
  • + Helped over 50 people get their certification from Atlassian
  • + We have started multiple Atlassian communities to help people learn more about Jira
  • + We have participated in multiple product feedback sessions with Atlassian to help further shape both new and existing products
  • + We are in the process of creating a new framework for businesses to follow to get the most out of their product teams

2013

Master of Project Mangement

Keller Graduate School of Management

I continued my education towards this degree to equip me with advanced skills in planning, executing, and overseeing projects across diverse industries. The curriculum covers project leadership, risk management, resource optimization, and advanced project methodologies, preparing graduates for leadership roles in delivering successful and efficient projects.

Accomplishments
  • + Graduated with distinction and maintained a GPA of 4.0
  • + Helped lead a project to rollout robots in Amazon's warehouses, reducing operating costs by 8%
  • + Helped lead a project to design, implement, and test an emergency alert system for a city of 650,000

2012

Master of Information Systems Management

Keller Graduate School of Management

I wanted to develop expertise in the strategic utilization of information technology to meet organizational goals. The curriculum covered skills in system analysis, database management, cybersecurity, and leadership. Attaining this degree helped prepare me for managerial roles where I have been able to effectively align people and technology solutions with business objectives.

Accomplishments
  • + Graduated with distinction and maintained a GPA of 4.0
  • + Devised an led a project to implement an electronic health record (EHR) system at a regional hospital network

2010

Master of Computer Science

Keller Graduate School of Management

I pursued this degree to gain advanced knowledge in computer science and to develop the skills to design and implement complex software systems. The curriculum covered advanced programming, software engineering, database management, and cybersecurity, preparing me for leadership roles in delivering successful and efficient projects.

Accomplishments
  • + Graduated with distinction and maintained a GPA of 4.0
  • + Created a utility that allowed a Fortune 500 company to digitize their accounting process at a Fortune 500 company
  • + Helped lead a project to design, implement, and test an emergency alert system for a city of 650,000

2008

Bachelor of Science Technical Management

DeVry

I continued my education towards this degree to equip me with advanced skills in planning, executing, and overseeing projects across diverse industries. The curriculum typically covers project leadership, risk management, resource optimization, and advanced project methodologies, preparing graduates for leadership roles in delivering successful and efficient projects.

Accomplishments
  • + Graduated with distinction
  • + Led a project that performed statistical analysis on the size of an outstanding bill versus the time it takes to pay for QSCA Management to drive decision-making for the Accounts Receivables department

Present

Road to the CISO

University of Georgia

I have helped build the Information Security Office at Entegral and am responsible for charting the course for the future of security at Entegral. I have been responsible for the development and implementation of the security strategy and roadmap for our organization. I work with leadership to align security initiatives with enterprise objectives and business needs.

Objectives
  • + Identify the career development and path of a cybersecurity professional to become a CISO
  • + Gain an in-depth understanding of the role and function of a CISO in planning and leading cybersecurity at an organization
  • + Identify the development of a cybersecurity governance program and the role the CISO plays in it
  • + Understand the strategic responsibilities of the CISO in overseeing an organization's cybersecurity program

Present

Google Cybersecurity Professional Certification

Google

I am going through the effort to get a Google Cybersecurity Professional Certification to help me understand how to protect an organization's data and systems. I am gaining a deeper understanding of how to identify and analyze potential threats and vulnerabilities, and how to apply technical and non-technical solutions to protect an organization's data from cyber attacks in our GCP environment.

Certification Goals
  • + Identify common risks, threats, and vulnerabilities as well as the techniques to mitigate them
  • + Protect networks, devices, people, and data from unauthorized access and cyberattacks using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools
  • + Gain hands-on experience with Python, Linux, and SQL to assist in cyber threat detection and response.

2018

SAFe Scrum Master

Scaled Agile

I worked to get a SAFe Scrum Master certification to help me understand how to apply Scrum and the SAFe framework in the enterprise. I learned how to facilitate and enable Agile teams to deliver value in the SAFe enterprise. I learned how to support and coach Agile teams by helping them to deliver value in the SAFe enterprise.

Skills
  • + Empower and lead an Agile team
  • + Facilitate Agile events like iteration planning, team sync, and iteration retrospectives
  • + Servant leader to enable high-performing, engaged, and continuously improving teams
  • + Know how to facilitate Scrum events
  • + Know how to support PI execution
  • + Know how to coach teams to improve constantly
  • + Know how to implement DevOps for continuous flow and delivery

2020

Professional Scrum Master III

Scrum.org

I continued my Scrum Master certifications to obtain a PSM III in an effort to validate my knowledge and deep understanding of how to apply Scrum, Scrum practices, and the Scrum Values. The PSM III tests your ability as a Scrum Master in a variety of complex team and organizational situations.

Skills
  • + Deep understanding of the Professional Scrum Competencies and Focus Areas
  • + Understanding and applying the Scrum Framework
  • + Developing people and teams
  • + Managing products with agility

09 2020

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Wisconsin Innovates

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01 2018

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Goodfirms Marketing

winner

01 2019

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Entegral Hackathon

Nominee

01 2017

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Addy Award

winner

Businesses

My recent
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You can learn more about each of the companies that I have. I have been able to leverage my skills, drive, and initiative to successfully launch and grow multiple businesses.

Testimonials

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Joya was fantastic with being responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and skilled. He was able to grasp the concept that was intended and helped me decide on clean and beautiful presentation guy.

Mukkher Halk

CEO, Admand

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Joya was fantastic with being responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and skilled. He was able to grasp the concept that was intended and helped me decide on clean and beautiful presentation guy.

Mukkher Halk

CEO, Admand

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Joya was fantastic with being responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and skilled. He was able to grasp the concept that was intended and helped me decide on clean and beautiful presentation guy.

Mukkher Halk

CEO, Admand

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Joya was fantastic with being responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and skilled. He was able to grasp the concept that was intended and helped me decide on clean and beautiful presentation guy.

Mukkher Halk

CEO, Admand

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Joya was fantastic with being responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and skilled. He was able to grasp the concept that was intended and helped me decide on clean and beautiful presentation guy.

Mukkher Halk

CEO, Admand

Worked more than 50 global largest brands