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Executive Summary

  • Visionary leader with extensive cross-functional experience creating executable technology and business road maps within global organizations across industries
  • Demonstrated ability for converting strategic plans into tactical reality through guiding organizations to engage in  innovative technology approaches
  • Adept at devising and implementing  new programs and initiating successful processes to produce new product with maximum revenue and overall ROI.
  • Diversified background in technology , product management and consulting
  • Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, cross-functional teams and a bottom-line orientation.
  • History of introducing innovative solutions to operational challenges and leverages decisiveness to implement solutions while minimizing risk and maximizing performance.
  • Expert in transforming strategic technology plans into tactical initiatives for national and international programs within the portfolio.
  • Motivated coach combining business acumen with analytical depth to align cross-operationally and cross-culturally to achieve organizational goals.

Work experience

2013-09

Chief Technology Officer

Entrepreneurs' Organization
Alexandria, VA Chief Technology Officer Reporting to CEO, serve as the Global CTO providing leadership of EO's technology strategy, innovation, digital solutions and products, infrastructure, architecture, design, security and governance. Serve as portfolio leader and innovator EO's transformational initiatives.
20122013

President and Owner

THE MOSS INITIATIVE, Central Virginia &
President and Owner Pioneered the launch of this business strategy consultancy, focused on providing guidance on strategy and technology to clients in the manufacturing, distribution, and hospitality industries. Clients included major international chains as well as start-up Hospitality Supply Chain vendors requiring guidance re: digital strategy within the Hospitality industry. Contributed to the development and evolution of innovative technology strategy and vision designed to drive corporate and entrepreneurial business transformations. Leveraged superior subject matter expertise to increase client efficiency and productivity through the deployment of mobile technology as well as the transition of waterfall to AGILE methodologies throughout each organization. Led the successful transition of a major commercial hospitality website to Responsive Web Design and improving the overall quality of visitor interactions. Introduced effective strategic changes, as well as success metrics to gauge website performance, resulting in a 16% improvement in SEO page indexing and measurable gains in sales conversions. Served an integral role as a subject matter expert on technology matters, contributing to the development of industry whitepapers.
20102012

Vice President of Information Technology

AMERICAN HOTEL REGISTER COMPANY
Vernon Hills, IL Vice President of Information Technology
20072010

Vice President, E-Commerce

AMERICAN HOTEL REGISTER COMPANY
Vice President of Information Technology Vice President, E-Commerce and Systems Development
19972006

Director

AMERICAN HOTEL REGISTER COMPANY
Director, Systems Development A demonstrated record of success and achievement at this leading entrepreneurship and supplier of hospitality products and services, marked by a series of promotions to positions of increased influence, authority, and accountability. Fostered technologies that fueled the organization's growth from $72 MM to more than $850 MM during tenure with more than 70% of sales processed electronically.

Vice President of Information Technology

AMERICAN HOTEL REGISTER COMPANY
Vice President of Information Technology, fulfilled critical role driving the development, enhancement, and execution of all IT infrastructure strategy to meet or out-perform all organizational operations and revenue targets. Provided key guidance to executives and C-level stakeholders with respect to all strategic decisions relating to technology. Established and managed a high performing IT organization driven by the principles of business development, business intelligence, sales support, and innovation in software and technology. Recognized by corporate leadership on three occasions with the Chairman's Cup for Excellence in Enterprise Sales Initiatives. Assumed a lead role in achieving market penetration into the Higher Education market, securing sole-source operating supply contracts with several universities. Served as the architect of a scalable.NET solution empowering the consolidation of client procurement efforts into a single channel for over a million SKUs comprising operating supplies and equipment, maintenance and repair supplies, and office inventory. Forged partnerships with an $8.1B Fortune 500 MRO provider and a $24B retail office Supply Company. A highly successful effort that led to the company's selection as sole-source partner by several key clients in the hospitality industry. Developed a browser-based mobile solution enabling hospitality clients to approve, manage, and oversee the ordering of non-contracted items and capital assets.

Vice President of E-Commerce

AMERICAN HOTEL REGISTER COMPANY
Vice President of E-Commerce and Systems Development, led the establishment and growth of multiple IT Development Teams and respective team managers' performance across the functional areas of Sales, Marketing, Financial, Supply Chain, Digital Solutions, Desktop Solutions, and DBA, achieving project milestones and deliverables on-time and within budget. Delivered improved efficiency, productivity, and cost savings through the automation of $700M in purchasing activities, introducing a complete electronic Supply Chain and a network of over 500 electronic vendor partnerships. Spearheaded a software migration to an ERP solution incorporating RFID tracking throughout all distribution centers, yielding a 19% reduction in order cycle time, increased inventory accuracy, and a paperless warehousing environment. Eliminated 14% of Transportation spend through the optimization of transportation management processes and the implementation of the Integrated Lean Logistics Carrier Procurement application, an on-demand, SaaS-based solution. Improved business intelligence management through the selection and deployment of Info-Manager, enabling the warehousing, management, assimilation and graphical representation of critical business data. Provided the framework to improve margins through the production of detailed forecasts for sales, marketing, logistics, and financials, powered by Voyager Demand Planning.

Director of Systems Development

AMERICAN HOTEL REGISTER COMPANY
Director of Systems Development, recruited to shepherd a privately-held wholesale distribution company through a period of rapid technological change, achieving business scalability and globalization. Identified, recruited, and hired a high-performing team of talented professionals with expertise in Sales, Marketing, Operations, Financial, Business Intelligence, Desktop Applications, Web, E-Commerce, and Supply Chain. Responsible for facilitating the migration of infrastructure from IBM Mainframes to i-Series, involving hardware and software acquisitions and partnerships with outside vendors to achieve customized solutions incorporating multiple alpha products from CA. Successfully managed a full spectrum of project management responsibilities related to ERP planning, deployment, and support. Directed ERP Needs Analysis, guided the business team through ERP product selection, and directed the package implementation. A subsequent initiative introduced a major upgrade to the ERP package to the Warehouse Management System, deploying RFID technology in all distribution centers. Streamlined order communications and operational processes related to stock purchase orders, subsequent shipments, and supplier invoices, by implementing Vendor Net Supplier Collaboration for Online Stock.

Education

M.B.A

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

B.A

Northeastern Illinois University