Nathaniel Segal

E-mail: nathaniel.segal@yahoo.com


Broad experience as a computer programmer and analyst in various fields including:  customer service;  payroll;  accounts receivable and payable;  general ledger;  retail inventory management and sales analysis;  automobile insurance;  and stock and options brokerage.

Skills include:

Holistic supervision & attention to details

Problem solving

Producing analysis & solutions under pressure

Self-Motivated / Self-Starter

Knowledge of business practices

Disaster planning

Quality control

Progress reports for clients


Recently:  University of Missouri - Kansas City,  attaining a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree, since August 2009  (enrolled part-time as circumstances permit)

· Seminary – Lubavitch:  Kfar Chabad, Israel; Brooklyn, New York, 1971 - 1975

· Hebrew University, Jerusalem – Geography, Summer & Fall 1971

· University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – Urban Planning, Fall 1969 - Spring 1971

· Glenbrook North High School
Northbrook, Illinois
District 225
Fall 1965 – Spring 1969

· Northbrook Public Schools
Northbrook, Illinois
District 28
Kindergarten through grade 8

Continuing Education includes the Naturalist Certificate program from the Morton Arboretum, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and the Field Museum of Natural History – all located in the Chicago area; 2000 – 2002

· Currently writing a research paper on the history of the ancient Persian Achaemenid Empire – the era of the Bible's Book of Esther.

Languages:  Native English speaker, fluent in Hebrew and Yiddish, some college Spanish and some high-school French

Data Processing Career Employment

Web development on an ad hoc basis.  I designed this resume in HTML for printing and viewing.

Lincoln Insurance Agency  (Automobile Insurance)  Chicago, Illinois,  3/92 – 12/99

  Senior Programmer/Analyst, Operations Manager

      Reported directly to the companyís owners

      Analyzed firmís business requirements and assured system integrity; streamlined job runs

      Payroll for the firmís 100 employees

      Customer accounts and billing; insurance coverage endorsements

      Prepared operating instructions; scheduled backups and off-site storage

      IBM AS/400, SQL, RPG, OCL; worked on hardware as needed

Computer Assistance (Data Processing Consulting Firm, Division of Coopers & Lybrand) Metropolitan Chicago, Illinois

  Consulting Programmer/Analyst

    Motorola Inc., 1/92 – 2/92, Schaumburg, Illinois

      Data flow diagrams translating customer orders into factory manufacturing requirements

  Consulting Programmer/Analyst

    Waste Management Inc., 1/90 – 11/91, Oak Brook, Illinois

      Member of development team for customer service

      Followed corporate coding and documentation standards

      Developed test scripts for unit tests

      Submitted test results and progress reports for peer review

      Helped migrate production from the System 36 to the AS/400

      IBM AS/400 and IBM System 36 in COBOL, OCL

Automatic Data Processing – Brokerage Information Services Division, Chicago, Illinois, 5/89 – 11/89

  Senior Programmer/Analyst

     Developed an expanded trade matching system to include commodities traded on
        multiple exchanges

     IBM 4381 Mainframe, RPG

Karollís Menís Fashions (Chicago area Chain of Menís Clothing Stores) 11/86 – 5/89

  Senior Programmer/Analyst

     Reported directly to the V.P. Controller

     Assured system integrity for business requirements conducting sales analysis, payroll

     Developed a new purchase order system

     Supervised one programmer who worked on existing programs

     IBM System 36, RPG; worked on hardware as needed

Transaction Services, Inc. (Stocks and Options Brokerage Clearing Firm, Division of Gruntal, Inc.) Chicago, Illinois, 4/84 – 11/86


      Maintained and streamlined trade matching and clearing runs

      Simplified commission calculations and customer billing

      Developed a checking account reconciliation system

      IBM System 36, RPG

Real-Com Corporation (Data Processing Service Bureau for Retailers) Chicago, Illinois, 5/79 – 4/84

  Computer Operator/Programmer Trainee, Programmer/Operator

     Customized IBMís Merchandising System

     Helped to migrate systems from Honeywell to IBM System 34, RPG

     Honeywell 2000, COBOL, conducting sales analysis, payroll

Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois, 9/77 – 5/79

  Nursing Staff Secretary

     Hospital procedures

Lubavitch House, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/76 – 8/77

  Administrative Assistant, Summer School Tutor