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Executive Summary:

Results focused technology and business leader offering progressive experience and contributions in fast paced global business environments. Dynamic strategic and tactical leader of business driven technology initiatives that have produced multi-million dollar cost savings for Blue Chip companies worldwide. Creative problem solver, natural leader, and strong communicator. with staff responsibilities peeking at 50 and budgetary oversight of $15mm

Key Achievements:

  • Driving out efficiencies, and elimination of redundancy – leading to multi million dollar enterprise savings
  • Elected into Swiss Re's first Leadership Development Academy - graduated in 2007 
  • Seated at Swiss Re’s Americas CEO Systems table – Securing IT representation at the Board level
  • Awarded Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics, and Chartered Mathematician by Royal Privy Council
  • Published articles in technical journals distributed throughout 27 countries

Work experience


Senior Vice President

Swiss Re Corporation

Provides senior leadership to the worlds largest Reinsurer. Responsibilities including application development and support head for the Americas systems portfolio, global service management, global application integration management, architecture, e-Business, Groupware, Client Relationship Management, Intranet, network/application performance, strategic sourcing, vendor management. Accountable for staff performance management processes. Involved in strategic IT planning and business systems/process transformation initiatives globally.

  • Led Business/IT staff of 50 in the globalization of theAmericas underwriting system landscape - project delivered on time and $890k under budget - associated data migration savings of $1.2mm
  • Delivery of high impact eCommerce capability to clients – business efficiency savings of $200k pa
  • Spearheaded global Application Integration Management program contributing to $140mm IT savings
  • Global service management processes introduced (ITIL) –synergies & quality of service gains realized
  • Global Client Relationship tools (CRM). 360o view of client - increasing business growth opportunities
  • Developed IT strategy to enable tighter global compliance with US/Can economic/trade sanction legislation. Strategy delivered a $2mm savings against planned budget.
  • Drove numerous Sarbanes Oxley compliancy initiatives. Contributed to global certification of SwissRe.
  • Engineered legacy decommissioning strategy –$1.3mm in business efficiency/IT gains over 5 years

Director of eCommerce Inc. (Perfect Yardsale)

Responsible forstaff of 40 Managers, Software Engineers, consultants, and budget of $15mm.Provided senior leadership in the implementation of core Web site, Back Office, and infrastructure topology.

  • Re-launched web site on time and to budget fulfilling obligations to the share holders and the Press.
  • Directed development activities and web site enhancements to support key business initiatives.
  • High impact improvements resulted in 150% increase in consumer traffic.
  • Consulted in infrastructure design with focus on scalability, availability, security and performance
  • Responsible for establishing back office infrastructure including:
  • Financial and Cashiering (AR, AP, GL) - Clarus/geac
  • Customer Service and mass email– Silknet/Kana
  • Content management for vendor sourcing, product maintenance,promotions
  • Campaign Management/CRM – Affiliate Marketing
  • Web Analysis– Webtrends/custom analysis software – Clickstream data warehouse
  • Data Warehousing, Business analytics and architecture – Brio/Wired for OLAP

Senior Technology Manager

Provided IT leadership for the worlds largest Beverage company. Managed a reporting system landscape spanning North America. Steered concurrent large scale projects to completion on time and to budget.

  • Partnered with senior IT/business executives to define annual operating budget of $100mm
  • Participated in Task Force to determine IT impact of the PBG bottling spin-off/business reorg.
  • Delivered strategic Sales, Finance, and Operations business intelligence tools - providing world class business steering capability further strengthening Pepsi’s market dominance.
  • Introduced several ‘data freshness’ initiatives giving Pepsi a competitive edge over Coca Cola in the area of near real-time consolidated sales information delivery.
  • Partnered with divisional senior management in defining the corporate reporting vision for Frito-Lay, Tropicana, and Pepsi This eliminated redundancies in business analytics.
  • Executed all team related performance management and HR planning processes including objective setting, appraisals, coaching, mentoring and rightsizing plans where necessary

Senior Consultant

Managed Projects, clients and professional services relationships for wide range of Fortune 100 companies including Sony Electronics, MCI, Kraft Foods, Newsweek, and The NY Times.

  • Supported Sales team in securing several multimillion dollar assignments for IBI
  • Led project teams consisting of IBI/non-IBI members in large-scale system developments.
  • Consistently delivered complete projects on or below estimated total project cost.
  • Global exposure with technical articles published in 27 countries worldwide
  • IBI certified training instructor and taught technology at a variety of Fortune 100 clients.

Managing Director

Prism Computer Systems Ltd
  • Founding executive – ultimate market leader in Window and door fabrication software.
  • Negotiated/secured European distribution rights for Australian Window fabrication system
  • Led European product development effort to adapt software to the European marketplace.
  • Managed international development teams spanning the UK and MelbourneAustralia.
  • Established software as leading system of its kind in the UK and Europe
  • Launched into Europe at the Fensterbau exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany.


Fellowship, Chartered Mathematician, Chartered Scientist

Institute of Mathematics

Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics (FIMA)

Chartered Mathematician (CMath), Chartered Scientist (CSci) by Royal Privy Council.


Feb 2008Present

ITIL 3.0 Certification



Chris Campo

“I was part of Gary's group during a large part of his time at PepsiCo. Gary was an inspirational leader and manager and his drive for results instilled a level of perfection throughout his team - this was proven by the quality, value and timely delivery to his business partners. In all that he did, Gary was fully focussed on asking the question - what is the business value of what we are doing. By challenging his group in this way, the benefits our group provided had a significant impact on Pepsi's financial results. I later was able to work as a peer with Gary. We partnered on several large projects and devloped an application suite that provided critical tools and reporting to Pepsi's bottlers and executive management.”

January 3, 2008

Art Fleury

“I worked closely with Gary through the development and operational stages of a new product. During this time, Gary continually demonstrated a professional and entrepreneurial work ethic. He also possessed the leadership qualities required of his role. As a co-worker, Gary was an excellent confidant. He seemed to always want what was best for the team, even if it meant he needed to relinquish some credit….”

November 27, 2007

Joe Felcher

“In my many years of experience in Information Technology with some of the worlds largest financial service clients, Gary, strikes me as one of the most talented IT executives I have come across. He is business savvy and always in tune with what the real business issues are and challenges his teams to think outside the box to develop business solutions that are effective and provide immediate business bang for the buck. Gary is a rare commodity that will provide an executive business/IT presence to any organization lucky enough to secure his talents”

October 24, 2007

Rich Dolce

“I have had the pleasure to work with Gary closely at a number of Fortune 500 companies over the last 14 years - these would include Information Builders, Sony Electronics, and PepsiCo. Gary possesses a level of executive presence rarely seen from an IT professional. He interacts with his business colleagues in a manner that instills confidence. He has a broad view of the accounting business, and is able to effectively translate vision into sound strategies that achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Gary understands the factors underlying the financial performance of the business, and focuses on creating value every time. As a leader, Gary is highly motivational, and always ensures that the organization has the talent base to achieve high performance. He directs his organizations efforts on delivering high quality solutions that meet internal and external client needs each and every time, and is committed to maintaining strong client relationships. Gary is passionate about identifying and sponsoring innovation, and effectively manages change. He bridges the business/technology gap and has the business savvy to translate difficult technology concepts into a language that is clearly understood by all. Gary is an inspirational leader, and one whose results set him apart from the pack. In closing, I would highly recommend Gary. Gary is a strong, well-rounded executive that would an asset to any organization.”

September 29, 2007

Stephen Fry

“Gary is a senior level IT professional with an outstanding track record of new business application development and large scale systems integration projects. Gary is ambitious and has a good view of the future. I believe he will add excellent value to a company looking to take its IT strategy to the next level.”

October 23, 2007

Kate Brett

“It is a pleasure to work with Gary. He continually impresses me with his ability to understand and leverage the link between applications and organizational strategy to create and sustain business value and advantage. Gary effectively communicates the value of application management across diverse stakeholder groups from business users to executive management, and leads the transformation and change at Swiss Re by demonstrating how application management can deliver a culture of business performance.”

January 4, 2008

Joan Pertak

“Gary worked directly for me in the 1990's. He was a smart technologist and a great leader. He managed large teams and complex projects. At all times, he treated his team with respect and always delivered his projects on time and on budget. What is most memorable about Gary is his ability to see the big picture. Although his position at the time was detail oriented, Gary did not get lost in the details. He drove towards the finish line keeping the business goals in mind. Gary was a stabilizing force during stressful times.”

March 5, 2008

Mike Quataert

“Gary demonstrated a true passion for tackling business problems and solving them through the application of new technologies. His superior interpersonal and communication skills caused him to evolve into a leadership role on many of the projects. Clients and colleagues quickly learned that his counsel was invaluable and that the direction he gave led to success.”

December 13, 2007