Ralph Kindred

Summary

Experienced  Executive with extensive background providing strategic, operational and leadership support to organizations across multiple industries. Solid track record of P&L performance management. Unique blend of technical, business and legal skills. Reputation for leading organizational growth and development through sound business judgment and creative problem solving. Excellent innovator, communicator, and negotiator

Work History

Work History
Feb 2008 - Present

General Manager

SunGard Higher Education
Directs and coordinates activities of SunGard staff at several Colleges and Universities located in Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico to ensure client satisfaction, optimize efficiency and economy of operations, maximize profits, and develop and close business. Works College and University leadership to plan and implement business processes (Institutional Research, Grants Management, Program Review, Accreditation, etc.) to create institutional success. Focus on four key areas: client relationship management, financial management, operational management, and employee management.
Jul 1999 - Present

Adjunct Professor

Graduate-level Instructo for College of Professional Studies. Courses taught include: Master of Science in Information Systems program. Course development: Legal Aspects of Information Technology, High-Tech Marketing, IT Policy and Strategy; Economics for IS Managers; Information Technology Ethics and Social Issues; and Information Systems for the 21st Century.
Oct 2005 - Feb 2008

Vice President/Chief Technology Officer

Ohlone College
Serves as the Chief Technology Officer under the general direction of the Vice President Administration and Information; manages highly skilled workforce in a culturally diverse environment; collaboratively creates and manages innovative instructional technology systems for two District campuses; advocates for cost effective and strategic technology applications; provides District-wide leadership and technology planning; leads technical support services and insures the effective delivery of integrated instructional and information services. Manage an annual operating budget of over $10 million, and capital expenditures of approximately $25 million per year.
Nov 2001 - Nov 2005

Chief Information Officer

Las Positas College
Responsible for administrative and academic computing systems, instructional technologies/multimedia, computer support, network operation, help desk, and telecommunications. Provide leadership and management for the three major functional units, with a professional, technical and support staff of 25, an annual operating budget of over $5 million, and capital expenditures of approximately $10 million per year.
Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

Manager, Public Sector Consulting

Gartner Consulting
Provided IT and Management consulting to Public Sector organizations. Responsible for all aspects of business development: opportunity identification and qualification, proposal generation and presentation. Consulting assignments included: business and technology strategic planning, balanced scorecard, business process re-engineering (BPR), organizational analysis, project management, contract management, IT planning and implementation, system selection, and project oversight.

Education

Education

J.D.

MBA