Responsible for all technology, strategy, innovation, and product development for company's entire product offering across technology and printed media. Also responsible for strategy and operation of all of company's back-office systems. Accepted additional responsibility for supply chain and distribution to set new direction and strategy for procurement and distributionManaged 150+ team members.
·Identified and implemented new ways to decrease the company’s dependence on legacy print technologies.Results: Short term reduction of obsolete stock by more than 40%. Working towards goal of reducing working capital needs by more than 50%.
·Selected and implemented technology for award-winning web sites and products, including CustomView Wall Maps, randmcnally.com and randmcnallyclassroom.com.Results: Digital sites and products under my responsibility represent 20% of company revenue.Reduced costs of operating websites by over 80% through outsourcing and integration.Awarded U.S. Patent 7,274,378.Filed U.S. Patent applications 20070038367 (route system) and 20080249657 (greeting card system).
·Led company’s re-entry into the GPS navigation market.Led team through 45 day cycle and developed the first working prototype displayed at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.Results: Strong, positive press coverage of new GPS.Industry’s first complete Truckers Navigation Device due in September, 2009.
·Championed and launched Rand McNally’s award-winning wireless phone software line.Identified development partners and designed software.Results: Number one brandedmaps/navigation software on AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
·Designed, developed, and deployed a new mapping development platform, MapEngine, which significantly accelerated product development for online and software-as-a-service offerings.Results: Rapid development of numerous software offerings for multiple customers.MapEngine was selected as a finalist by a major insurance company in their RFP process, over products by Google, Navteq and others.
·Chosen by ownership to explore opportunities to build new businesses in China.Results: Travel and relationship building with Chinese business and government entities.Establishment of business plan and partnership with sister company.Work started on phone-based software for Chinese market.
Vice President, Information SERVICES2000 to 2001
Director, Information SERVICES1998 to 2000
Responsible for the strategic and operational integration of technology to integrate unique B2B and B2C distribution methods with the supply chain.Y2K remediation.
·Designed, developed and deployed of multiple back-office productivity tools.Results: Over $50 million in cost savings, increased sales force productivity by over 100%, and enabled the company to reduce inventory by over 70% and avoid millions in obsolete stock charges.
·Integrated acquisitions of Thomas Bros. Maps and King of the Road Maps within 60 days.
·Recruited for Y2K assessment and remediation.Results: Completed over 51 projects in 18 months resulting in over $4 million in operating cost reductions.