Victor M. Font Jr. is an award winning author, entrepreneur and star performing executive with global Information Technology experience in application development, project management, business analysis, quality assurance, and leadership development. A Founding Board Member of the North Carolina Executive Roundtable, Victor has served as a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis, Association of Information Technology Professionals, and Toastmasters International. He is author of “Principles for Maturing Your System Development Life Cycle: The Ultimate Guide to the SDLC,” ISBN-13: 978-0-615-42677-8.
Victor’s life before IT includes a long stint as a New Jersey Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic, earning his license at the Jersey City Medical Center and University of Medicine and Dentistry. As a paramedic, he responded to over 25,000 calls for assistance and delivered 16 babies. He’s 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. Realizing he wasn’t going to work in medicine until retirement, he taught himself how to program in BASIC on a Timex Sinclair 1000 and never looked back.
He bought and served as VP of Operations for Bayonne Computer Center, Inc., the first computer retail operation in Hudson County, New Jersey. He was a general partner and 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 engaged with 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 big league corporate career began as a manager in Human Resources Information Systems. Climbing the success ladder, he rose to IT Director for a major global pharmaceutical company, where he served on a variety of enterprise IT 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 established 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).
One of Victor’s passions is leadership development. His foundation and practice is Biblically based servant leadership in combination with situational leadership. In response to a blog entry titled “What is Your Leadership Framework?“, Joseph T. Witkowski, CPIM CSCP wrote on LinkedIn, ” The (leadership) framework is in any of the following four seminal management books—Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. You can even buy all four in one neat, nicely bound compendium. I can’t walk on water, I can’t turn water into fine wine, I’ll hopefully never have to lay down my life for a friend, and in turn I’ll hopefully never be betrayed like He was…no simpler or greater framework, regardless of religion, race, creed, etc.” Victor couldn’t agree with Mr. Witkowski more.