Practice Areas: New markets, Channel partnerships, Information Technology
Jan Rumi has over two decades of diverse business advisory, management consulting and industry experience. He served as the practice leader of Grant Thornton’s Business Advisory Services (BAS) practice in Honolulu. He then led the Information Technology project team for the Bio-Terrorism Branch of the Department of Health.
Jan has assisted numerous clients in developing IT strategic plans, improving critical business processes, conducting needs analyses, and selecting and implementing information systems across various industries including government, retail, finance, construction, insurance, education, real estate associations, and wholesale distribution. Jan is also experienced in developing feasibility studies/business plans and implementing management reporting systems. He possesses significant project management and quality assurance experience for projects of various sizes.
Jan is closely networked with several Hawaii professional and business organizations. In addition, he has worked closely with local government agencies and is a member of “Who’s Who” of American Professionals. He is a member of the Hawaii Society of CPAs and Hawaii Telecommunication Association. He is the ex-chair for the Membership Committee of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (“ISACA”), Honolulu chapter. He also served as treasurer of the Hawaii Corporate End User Support Group and chairperson of the Hawaii Society of CPAs’ (“HSCPA”) Management Consulting Services Committee.
Jan currently serves as the honorary consul of Morocco and Bangladesh for the State of Hawaii, past president of the Honolulu Lions Club, and is a past director of Read To Me International, Blue Sky Associates, and Wisdom Factors International. He is the co-author of Wising Up — A Youth Guide to Good Life. He contributes to local newspaper articles and has been a guest on Hawaii Public Radio.
Jan has a Master of Science from Purdue University.
State of Hawaii
- Reviewed accounting system and conducted a feasibility study to implement an in-house automated accounting system, including payroll and personnel functions
- Conducted current system assessment, business analysis and defined system requirements to design, develop and implement the Purchase of Service system
- Developed an information system architecture with an emphasis on establishing technical standards that support long-term business needs and to improve business processes
- Provided Quality Assurance services for the Department of Tax’s department wide systems implementation that included the whole life cycles of systems development and implementation
- Managed the design, development and implementation of a microcomputer system to track federal grants using dBase IV
Major supermarkets, financial institutions, construction companies, medical insurance companies, private schools, publication companies, hospitals, publication companies, public relations companies, distributors, engineering firms, etc.
- Defined requirements for accounting and operational systems, replacing a DEC VAX minicomputer system
- Served as the project team leader to develop the users’ support center plan, develop an end user computing environment, and coordinated and provided technical support for FOCUS and SAS (4th generation languages) as well as end user training on micro-productivity software (PC DOS, Lotus 123, Q&A Integrated Package, Harvard Graphics, PC-based accounting software, local area network, etc.)
- Managed projects across multiple industries and technology platforms
- Consulted on the selection of accounting and human resources computer applications
- Advised clients on office automation alternatives and recommendations based on analysis of specific business needs
- Conducted process improvement analyses