Work History

Work History

K&G Men's Company, Inc. /The Men's Wearhouse (Atlanta, GA)                                  2001 - 2008

Vice President of Operations & Information Technology (2001-2008)

Responsible for directing the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service, quality and business development.

  • Led the implementation of a data warehouse and business intelligence tool that enabled the gathering of raw data that provided the merchants with actionable information to better manage inventory thus saving the company over $300K a year
  • Led the integration of multiple company acquisitions into a single operational and technological infrastructure resulting in a bottom line savings of over 8% of the operating costs for fiscal year 2000
  • Directed the development of short and long-term strategies, designed to accomplish the operational and financial objectives of the business
  • Determined the priorities for the allocation of departmental resources
  • Established and maintained effective relationships with other business divisions, corporate executives and business partners
  • Oversaw the company's security, Reporting accuracy and disaster recovery processes
  • Reviewed workload and staffing requirements to include hiring, training, evaluating and administering compensation
  • Implemented a full suite of retail applications to support all functional areas of the business (merchandising, operations and finance)
  • Managed a full staff of network administrators, database administrators, support staff, application specialists and outside consultants.
1998 - 2001

Chief Information Officer & SVP Store Operations

Responsible for leading the IT organization in integrating information technology into the  Business strategy, influencing the use of technology to improve business performance, and  Delivering and supporting needed information and systems across the organization.

1994 - 1998

Vice President of Operations and Information Systems

Responsible for Management Information Systems and Store Operations as well as Demographic Analysis, Site Selection, store construction, management recruiting, traffic and store logistics.

1993 - 1994

Director Management Information Systems at K&G Mens Center

Responsible for Management Information Systems and Store Operations as well as Demographic Analysis, Site Selection, store construction, management recruiting, traffic and store logistics

Education

Education

B.A., Psychology

University of Georgia School of Arts & Sciences

Master of Science in Management

Georgia State University School of Business Administration

 Graduated with Honors and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Skills

Skills

Articulating the IT Maxim

Instill into the organization that:   IT is part of the business and can not be separated from the business. IT should and must be managed as a business. IT must be challenged to be more creative and more innovative. IT executives must be masters of change by creating teams that are nimble and ready to pounce on the ever changing requirements of the business.  

Doing More with Less

Advising companies on how to leverage technology in order that it delivers greater value to the business while improving business processes and remaining cost efficient.

Integrating IT into the Business Strategy

  Integrating information technology into the business strategy, influencing the use of technology to improve business performance, and delivering and supporting needed information and systems across the organization.    

Strategic Orientation

Focus on long term thinking and leveraging business awareness within the technology organization thus bringing about the evolution of technology beyond managing data and into creating actionable business intelligence models that enable new business capabilities.

Bridging the Gap Between Technology and the Business

Defining technology’s role in forming businesses strategy while creating effective and efficient business processes and establishing business process ownership across the organization.   Delivering Intuitive technology and business solutions that function as business drivers and enable innovation across the enterprise.