Wade OakesDeputy Program Manager - Solutions
As the Deputy Program Manager for J3 Consulting, Wade Oakes brings an extensive background and history in Software Development and Information Technology (IT). In his current role, Wade leverages his vast experiences in these fields to help our clients identify areas for alignment of best practices across large development efforts, as well as innovations to help solve cumbersome process flows.
With a total career that spans 29 years, Wade has extensive experience in software development, software development team management ( local and remote), as well as management of teams that support enterprise applications for major technology companies.
Prior to coming to J3, Wade served as an Operations Director for NCR where he steered over 17 teams consisting of +1200 members in the alignment of software development and testing practices to help in standardization and overall quality improvement. In a period of only two years, his efforts helped raise NCR’s Net Promotor Score (NPS) from an abysmal -17 to an astounding +18 score.
Mr. Oakes has served as a Software Development Manager for Synapse Wireless where he personally created and managed multiple, remote software development teams in the development of Internet of Things applications. He has also served other Fortune 500 companies in directing multiple teams in support of enterprise applications that help “run the business” as well as having served as a software developer for multiple Federal Government programs.
Wade earned his BS in Computer Science from the University of Alabama. He currently resides in Somerville, AL with Rachel his wife of 30 years. He has been long retired from coaching youth sports as his sons have recently graduated from college. Now, in his spare time, he enjoys going to the gym and trying to minimize his losing of golf balls.