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Executive with over 25 years experience in global IT architecture, infrastructure, telecommunications, and strategic planning. Proven track record in planning and leading successful worldwide IT consolidations and transformations as well as cost reduction programs. Known for building and leading global teams, managing multiple company critical programs, and developing and executing global IT strategies.

Work History

2012

Senior Manager

Accenture
Senior Manager
20072012

Master Business Consultant

Hewlett-PACKARD
Master Business Consultant 2007-2012
20072012

Master Business Consultant

Data Center and Cloud Transformation Organization

Competency Lead for the. Provide senior level consulting services in IT transformation, application migration, data center strategy and consolidation, IT planning and delivery, and industry best practices. Presented HP's data center consolidation and IT transformation methodologies, best practices, and the HP transformation story to numerous strategic accounts as well as industry analysts. As Strategic Advisor to a major insurance company I developed a strategy that resulted in over $250 million in savings in two years by consolidating their computing environments to two data centers from over 300. This included a refresh and standardization of their technology, server consolidation, risk management, architectural design, application migration and re-platforming, telecommunications modernization, and developing future strategy.

20042006

Chief Information Officer

Value Line, Inc
Chief Information Officer
20022004

Vice President

The Gillette Company

Vice President, Global Infrastructure Services

19902002

General Electric
20002002

Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure

GE Capital 

Responsible for all global infrastructure including architecture, data centers, operations, voice, video, and data networks, and workstations. Supported the integration of acquisitions into the GE environment and all divestiture activities. Part of the leadership team that worked with Oracle to develop a leasing module for GE Capital which ultimately became a standard Oracle offering. Drove the consolidation from over 900 servers globally to 450 servers, reducing costs by over $4 million annually. This effort included re-platforming applications and redesign of applications for network optimization Raised the ranking of the network from last in GE to consistently rank within the top three networks. Implemented an offshore help desk for 4 GE businesses(Business Asset Finance, Commercial Equipment Finance, Small Business Solutions, and Vendor Financial Services) through a new training model that reduced costs and accelerated implementation. The Help Desk was regularly ranked within GE's top 10%. Designed and implemented a high-availability infrastructure built around AT&T sonet ring, storage area networks, fabric connections to fail over servers, and redundant sites. Implemented an e-mail environment for 12, 000 users worldwide and converted more than 25 distributed Microsoft Exchange servers to a consolidated Microsoft Exchange 2000 environment. Established a centralized management environment that monitored and measured end users experience. Professional History continued…

19902002

CTO & Manager, Globalization / IT Infrastructure

General Electric

GE Global Research

19961997

Team Leader

General Electric

Customer Products & Security Center-GE Information Delivery Services

19941996

Business Manager

GE Information Delivery Services 

Business Manager- Team Leader, MVS Systems

19871990

Owner

Mark Grindle Associates
Owner/Principle Consultant
19861987

Technical Support Specialist-Management

Mark Grindle Associates

Management Data Communications Corporation

Education

B.Sc

Bentley College

College

Skills

Global Experience
I have worked internationally multiple times and managed large, global, diverse teams.  I've managed and successfully completed large and complex international projects and have extensive expereince with other cultures and countries.
Data Center Transformation
I have extensive experience and have achieved a great deal of success transforming IT environments from traditional cost based environments to efficient and business valued environments.
Organizational Change
I excel at motivating teams while focusing on achieving organizational goals and driving change. 

Certifications

Six Sigma Master Black Belt

General Electric