Brad Rein is a technical and business centric executive with proven expertise in building world-class, highly productive IT operations and technical solutions. He is skilled in spearheading ground up initiatives, and optimizing existing systems environments to create strategic and valuable enterprise processes to drive organizational revenue and profit growth.
His broad background as a senior executive includes over 25 years of leadership experience in private equity startup ventures, to large domestic/international companies. His engagements have been primarily focused in high growth, strong return businesses with key roles in Information Technology.
Mr. Rein has extensive experience in establishing vision and business strategy, building and managing IT project teams and initiatives, with depth and mastery of key technology areas. His accomplishments demonstrate the ability to fuse technology expertise with strong business acumen, driving continuous innovation. He has expanded operational and product capabilities, boosting market position and supporting growth objectives through strategy development and tactical implementation.
Mr. Rein is currently serving as Chief Information Officer for CARSTAR, Inc. where he is implementing extensive core technical and business transformations in the IT domain. His successes to date include delivery on all key corporate technology initiatives, establishing a foundation of accountability, best practices. He has created momentum to accelerate the delivery of high value business intelligence and business analytics projects in an SAP technology environment.
One of the key outcomes from his experienced leadership is the creation of a powerful suite of best of breed, industry leading technology solutions in support of the corporate need and vision for a tightly integrated system that supports and enables the capture, processing and delivery of demanding industry specific Key Performance Indicators (KPI's). These data points and metrics are essential in paving the way for the essential strategic relationships that drive the primary revenue opportunities for the business.
He also is serving as acting CTO and a member of the Advisory Board for Carr & Associates, Inc., a technology based assessment screening company in the industrial/occupational psychology industry. Under his leadership the entire core technology infrastructure was transformed driven by an overriding strategic vision of enhanced functionality and scalability with business focus on sales and market penetration strategies. Mr. Rein is leveraging his extensive experience in this space and establishing strategic business structure and definition.
Under his guidance the firm is developing new and innovative applications of the businesses technology solutions focused on technological readiness. The roadmap sets in motion rational and achievable growth metrics with a clearly defined equity and M&A exit strategy upside.
Prior to his current professional career engagements, Mr. Rein was actively engaged in high visibility, strategic initiatives for Quest Diagnostics, Inc. (NYSE DGX), a $9+ Billion diagnostic laboratory services enterprise. As a professional business and technology executive consultant, he successfully completed a comprehensive business operations and technology solutions evaluation, audit and discovery with the objective of transforming and positioning the business vertical for strategic growth and market competitiveness.
Part of the objective and deliverable with Quest was a highly detailed technology roadmap that upon successful implementation will enable the business unit to reduce current annual spend for technology solutions development, maintenance and support by over $1,000,000 / year, and create a re-structured solutions portfolio to support rapid expansion of business opportunities.
He also led ongoing business unit efforts to accelerate technical integration of key accounts into the Quest electronic event ordering and reporting solution. His transformational business relationship approach resulted in the delivery of successful, high impact client initiatives - exceeding expectations for client satisfaction/retention, service, and financial impact.
As part of his efforts to serve the community in volunteer capacities, Mr. Rein gives his time as an appointed patron member of the Technology Advisory Committee for the Blue Valley School District Board of Education. He was recently re-appointed to a second two-year term on this committee. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Executive Service Corps of Greater Kansas City. ESC offers management consulting to help Greater Kansas City nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations to better accomplish their missions by providing high quality, experienced resources.
Prior to his current career pursuits Mr. Rein served as Chief Information Officer of eScreen, Inc., an Overland Park, Kansas-based developer of innovative and revolutionary technology solutions and medical devices for the healthcare, workplace drug testing and background search industry. Mr. Rein joined eScreen in June of 2000 and transitioned to pursue new business ventures in February, 2009.
During his tenure with eScreen, Inc., Mr. Rein had executive level responsibility as Chief Information Officer for the business. In this role, he had full strategic and administrative responsibility for all IT operations, including software development, infrastructure, data center, technical support call center, information security, manufacturing operations, and IT staff (21). His successful execution of the technology strategy set the foundation to scale the company's growth from startup, to over $60M in revenues, and valuation exceeding $120M.
Before joining eScreen, Mr. Rein was Director of Information Technology for Regional Investment Company, a national banking and mortgage brokerage company. Mr. Rein was recruited in October, 1997 with the challenge of completely re-structuring the entire technology environment and prepare the company to initiate the exit strategy process. Mr. Rein accomplished the development of the company's business, sales, and production processes to achieve more productive, efficient and valuable use of information within the enterprise.
Mr. Rein received his Bachelor of Business Administration and MBA with an Information Systems concentration from Baker University.