Serge Findling

Serge Findling


Transformational global business leader with 20+ years of leadership experience in Fortune 500 technology environments forging pioneering changes in outcomes and organizational cultures. Expertise in a broad spectrum of functions including Strategy, Global Business Development, Operations, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Cost Control, Procurement, Contracting, and IT. Strong budgeting, cost control, and business unit management abilities.Influential change agent with distinguished record of achievements at the business and operational levels in intensely competitive worldwide markets. Champion of transformation and process improvement to drive organizational excellence and financial improvement. Global work experience spans US, France, Africa, and Israel.


Competitive Analysis • Presentations • Communications • Technology ArchitectureData Warehousing • Internet / Intranet • Technology Evaluation • Team Leadership

Work History

Work History

Earlier career

CERG - FITB Group - French leader for stock market and bank software — Paris, France

Engineering Manager

Led and Managed a Profit Center (P&L), reducing the turnover from 50 % to 5 %.


Director, Project Control, Port Harcourt Refinery Construction Site — Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Financial Engineering Manager — Paris, France

Invoicing Manager & IT Manager — Libreville, Gabon



Created curriculum and taught undergraduate courses in engineering for 2 years at prestigious technical university in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2002 - Present

Director, IT Global Business Development, Business & Communications Operations


Envisioned and executed marketing and communications campaigns that enabled HP IT transformation. Led team to communicate global IT initiatives to all stakeholders through multiple vehicles including strategic plan, reports, broadcasts, presentations, quarterly newsletters, and leadership programs.

§Strengthened enormous success of business turnaroundby communicating changes in HP’s approaches to technology and operations:

−85 data centers consolidated to 6; 700 data marts decreased to 55; 6,000 applications to 1,500; 19,000 IT professionals to 10,000.

−IT spending cut from 4% of revenue to under 2% today, generating about $1B in annual savings.

−70% of employee time spent on new development with just 30% on IT support.

§Ignited sales opportunities valued at $10B by targeting 30,000+ customers with IT showcase and by supporting hundreds of customer engagements.

§Built a high-performance organization by centralizing all resources, resulting in five-fold productivity increases.

§Achieved 90% decrease in video production costs through in-house production.

1998 - 2002

Director, IT Strategy & Planning

Compaq Computer Corporation

Director, Strategy and Communications, IT (2000–2002)

§Created the company e-business strategy leveraging the “Net-Ready” Cisco model, the company solution strategy (ERPs, SAP, Oracle PeopleSoft), and directed the audit of online e-commerce platform.

§Designed strategy and plan to consolidate entire $1.3B IT organization, reducing application portfolio from 3,500 applications to fewer than 1,800.

§Instrumental in securing #3 ranking for Compaq IT among InformationWeek’s list of 500 most innovative IT organizations.

§Directed executive communications. Managed $2M-$5M budgets, 10-20 staff members, and virtual teams with up to 100 members. Managed IT application portfolio.

Advanced Technology Consultant – IT and PC Business Group (1998–2000)

Directed Office of the Future and Workplace 2000 initiatives, developing IT roadmap that emphasized collaboration and standardization in the workplace. Consulted with entire IT organization including CIO.

§Propelled productivity by standardizing end-user environments and introducing new technology.

1989 - 1998

Corporate Program Manager – Enterprise Data Warehouse & Applied Technology Consultant


Corporate Program Manager – Enterprise Data Warehouse & Applied Technology Consultant Maynard, MA (1995–1998)

Led program team with up to 200 project managers, architects, and developers to create company’s first enterprise data warehouse with first large-scale implementation of SQL server. Provided technology consulting on variety of technologies and applications to all IT teams.

§Achieved 30% reduction of IT costs through data warehouse implementation while increasing quality of information with real time response.

§Reduced number of ESSBASE servers by 70% through network transformation.

§Consulted on all aspect of business intelligence

§Led successful migration to NT in 18 months, resulting in 20% saving on all infrastructure costs.

Corporate Reengineering Architect — Maynard, MA

Software Engineering Manager — Paris, France




§Tuck Marketing Analysis & Planning (Business Bridge Program online version)Tuck Business School, Dartmouth, NH

§Leadership at the Peak - Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®), Colorado Springs, CO

§SIM- Society of Information Management, Regional Leadership Forum,Babson College, Wellesley, MA

§Microsoft front and back office, Adobe, Linux, network, web

Executive Development Program,

Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

also : Creating Value through Financial Management




Fluent: English and French • Conversational: German • Basic: Korean, Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish