PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2023 Feb Monthly Program

Delivering Exceptional Client Experience & Serving the Community and the Profession

21 Feb - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Manish Malevar & Tom Schnipp
Virtual using Zoom



Join us in celebrating and recognizing the 2022 PMINJ Project Manager of the Year, Manish Malevar from BNY Mellon Pershing.

We also welcome the 2022 PMINJ Honorable Mention Project Manager award winner, Thomas D. Schnipp, who is recognized for his work at County College of Morris.

We have two exceptional project management practitioners who have a vast array of expertise in innovation, delivering complex systems and advancing the project management profession.

Manish Malevar’s key presentation “Delivering Exceptional Client Experience” will discuss a variety of topics including:
  • Project Management in the Financial Service Industry
  • Reimagining the User Experience
    • Product enrichment strategies to enhance the client experience
    • Role of agile project in revenue growth and revenue preservation
  • Managing Budget and Change in the Agile World
  • Challenges and Benefits of Agile Project Management
Thomas D. Schnipp’s presentation “Serving the Community and the Profession” will cover a variety of topics including:
  • How leadership was key in identifying and building relationships
  • Navigating COVID’s effect on in person classes and enabling virtual instruction
  • The alignment of learning outcomes with CCM’s Center for Workforce Development strategic objectives
  • The importance of networking and how the program supports students in PMINJ.


Speaker Manish Malevar PMINJ Project Manager of the Year
Manish is a director at BNY Mellon Pershing, within the Project Management Office (PMO.) He has expertise in large scale business transformation and complex technology engagements. In addition, he is a Project Management Professional with PMI since 2005 and a SAFE Agile professional (Certified Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master and Agilist).

Manish has 22 years of experience and currently manages the technology portfolio for industry leading wealth platforms of NetX360, NetXInvestor, NetXServices which are used by more than 100,000 professional users and 3.8 M investors

Manish constantly strives to innovate and simplify processes which enables business growth, operational efficiency and reimagined experience for BNYMellon and its clients. He has been instrumental in establishing firm wide benchmarks for governance, program planning, and management. Manish led his team throughout the adoption of agile, and his team was the first to successfully migrate to the agile model, bringing higher efficiencies and greater client satisfaction.

Manish holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore, India and a Bachelor of Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology-Jaipur, India. In his spare time, Manish enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, playing tennis, and learning international languages

Speaker Tom Schnipp, Ed.M, PMP, SSM PMINJ Honorable Mention Project Manager of the Year
  • Manager, Project Management and Scrum Master
  • Instructor, Center for Workforce Development, County College of Morris
Tom Schnipp has over 20 years of experience managing IT, finance and business projects in the nonprofit, telecommunications, governmental and financial services industries for mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. Tom is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of both Project Management Institute (PMI) and the New Jersey Chapter of PMI, where he is an active volunteer. Tom’s other volunteer experiences include past Board Member of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation and past Board Member and Treasurer of the Parks Alliance of Morris County as well as volunteer roles with a number of local organizations. Tom is also a Scaled Agile member and holder of the certified SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) credential.

He holds undergraduate degrees in History and International Relations from Boston University, a Masters's Degree in Education from Rutgers, and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Stephens Institute of Technology. Tom has brought his teaching experience to the business world by defining, developing and delivering corporate education programs in project management, security awareness, IT policies, end-user training and Agile.

In addition to being a project management practitioner, he most recently developed and delivered a project management curriculum for the County College of Morris Center for Workforce Development. The aim of the program is to advance participant knowledge in the field and enhance career pathways. He has been a learning symposium presenter and delivered content at corporate town halls. Tom believes in the power of networking and places a high degree of value on lifelong learning for himself and others.

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