Douglas A. Blum
Douglas Blum is currently the executive sponsor for several projects and programs throughout North America for Oracle USA Inc. This portfolio includes engagements from Oracle’s Public Sector Division and programs inherited through Oracle’s acquisition of Sun. He had been advising the Oracle Corporate offices on the establishment of the Project Management Office and related activities for the Integration of Sun into Oracle. Earlier, he served as the program executive from Oracle for the Cash 4 Clunkers U.S. national program working with DOT, NHTSA and the FAA . Prior to that, he was designated as the program executive from Oracle Consulting assigned to support all consulting delivery to the United States Air Force, with the primary responsibility as the Oracle Program Director reporting to the AFPMO ECSS Program Director.
Blum joined Oracle in Norway in 1994 responsible for many pan-European implementations and was the director for the project management service line and community in the Oracle Scandinavian offices. Blum joined Oracle North America in 1996 and served as the vice president for the Global Project Management service line in Oracle Consulting. He helped establish Oracle Consulting’s connection with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and participated for one term on the newly formed Corporate Executive Counsel as Oracle’s representative. Blum has been with the Public Sector for ten years and in his current role as public sector consulting program executive and is assigned to the largest and/or the most strategic programs in the portfolio. Blum has received several performance awards and recognitions within Oracle Consulting, including the executive service line leader and Oracle consulting senior director of the year awards.
Prior to Oracle, Blum worked in Norway primarily as a director for an international operations division, responsible for projects in the former Soviet Union, India, Pakistan, and several pan-European programs within Information Technology.
Blum was an NCO in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam and with the U.S. Embassies of Budapest, Hungary; Moscow U.S.S.R. and Oslo, Norway. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps, Blum received an associates of science degree in Forest Technology from North Idaho College and worked for several years in Forestry in northwestern Montana. Blum received his bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of Idaho in 1984. He studied project management curriculum at the University of Trondheim in Norway.
Blum resides with his wife Anne Catherine outside of Rochester, New York and has two grown daughters, Corrine and Jacqueline, who are now establishing their own careers in business and consulting.