I'm Brady Stephenson and I bring order to the chaos of business transformation.
Brady Stephenson's Bio:
Brady Stephenson is Executive Director of Digital Operations for The Psalm 119 Foundation, a charitable 501(c)3 organization that encourages Christians and Messianic Jews to step above the common and ordinary and live holy lives that are pleasing and honoring to G-d.
He leads the technical, design, marketing, and other operational activities for the various teams that support the Psalm 119 Foundation and their numerous online resources. Brady also serves on the board of directors to provide executive leadership and strategic guidance for the Foundation.
Brady is also a leadership advisor at the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a member-owned Fortune 500 company providing financial services to the military community. He leads a team of USAA's technical specialists that have created and support over 300 lightweight business applications. Through their efforts to standardize and automate numerous business process, his team provides over $10 million in employee productivity annually.
He also guides USAA's digital organization by identifying and implementing performance measures that enable data-driven operational and strategic decision making.
Brady Stephenson's Experience:
Strategy and Planning Manager at USAAOctober 2015 - Present | San Antonio, TX
Collaborates with company executives to identify, develop and communicate specific business strategies across functional areas, utilizing knowledge of USAA, industry, business development, and financial planning. Conducts strategic analyses of business needs and environmental trends in support of business strategy development and planning processes and, as appropriate, enterprise strategy and planning processes. Conducts business strategy reviews to assess progress of strategy achievement.
Executive Director of Digital Operations at The Psalm 119 FoundationJanuary 2012 - Present | Helotes, TX
Provides direction and leadership as well as technical expertise for The Psalm 119 Foundation. Leads initiatives and collaborates with partners inside and outside of the organization. Selects, develops, and manages the performance of employees and volunteers. Accountable for the effective use of resources including people, capital, and budgets. Manages using performance and process improvement metrics to ensure proper allocation of resources. Develops and maintains relationships with outside parties such as vendors, governmental agencies, partners, attorneys, and others as required.
Lead Business Application Advisor at USAANovember 2012 - October 2015
Develops leaders in analytical, business, and technical roles who support strategic business functions, processes, and applications. Provides oversight for efforts and teams supporting business analytics and decision making processes including business, technology, and process. Advises customers on business analytics and decision support solutions that align to strategic priorities and objectives.
Senior Marketing Manager at USAAJanuary 2012 - November 2012
I define and coordinate Sales and Service strategy and develop the operational and strategic metrics framework used to measure the success of our Sales and Service activities at USAA.
Senior Channel Manager at USAAJune 2011 - January 2012
Manages channel sales and service facets focused on product acquisition and self-service adoption. Facilitates cross-functional teams in the development and delivery of exceptional member experiences. Strategic planning for acquisition and servicing by translating business and member needs into multi-channel capabilities. Develops business recommendations, presents and communicates findings to various levels of executive leadership.
Business Operations Advisor at USAAJune 2007 - June 2011
Architect sustainable and flexible enterrprise electronic messaging capabilities (secure email, chat, etc).
Sr IT Systems Analyst at USAAAugust 2006 - June 2007
Led teams of IT programmers in the development of web-based electronic messaging capabilities.
IT Programmer Analyst at USAAJune 1997 - August 2006
Software development using Visual Basic, VB Script, IIS, WebSphere, DB2, UDB, SQL Server, Oracle and other technologies in support of business objectives both for both internal and external customers.
Claims Adjuster at USAAFebruary 1992 - June 1997
Investigated and resolved P&C claims involving damage and loss to homes and personal property.
Brady Stephenson's Education:
The University of Texas at San Antonio1993 – 1996Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)Concentration: Information Technology
Angelo State University1989 – 1991Concentration: Psychology
Brady Stephenson's Interests & Activities:
business transformation, technology, innovation, machine learning, the gospel, leadership, design, Torah, Scripture, data-driven analytics,