Senior Vice President of IT, Chief Information Officer
Directed the overall IT operations and infrastructure for the nation’s largest hardwood floor retailer with over 165 US locations and $500M in annual revenue.Oversaw IT budgeting, software development, service/support, and regulatory compliance (SOX) within an environment of rapid growth—ensuring systems capacity and support for a company that grew 30-40 locations per year.Served as the keynote speaker on VoIP technology at the iCore CXO summit in 2007.
¾;Saved over $300,000 annually after implementing a new in-store printing solution.
¾;Significantly improved service levels and reduced annual costs by $211,000 (with a seven-month ROI) after relocating the offsite data center to an onsite location with zero user impact.Led the design, testing, and implementation of a full disaster recovery solution.
¾;Led the department through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) and obtained Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) regulatory compliance, passing its audit in the first year; established a highly effective IT control environment.
¾;Contributed to growing eCommerce sales from $5 million to $40 million annually through the successful launch and management of the company’s award-winning website.