SVP and Chief Information Officer
The Men's Wearhouse
Chief technology position at The Men's Wearhouse ($2.3B Revenues) responsible for managing the 200+ staff Information Technology organization. Responsibilities encompass all IT development and support operations as well as accountability for the department’s capital and expense budgets. Major initiatives include the re-vamping of the organization delivery model to better respond to the higher growth and promotion oriented business climate.
Additional efforts include the development and execution of an IT Solutions and Architecture Roadmap to support the Business Development plans as the Company evolves the brand management, marketing and strategy direction. Incorporated in this effort were initiatives to re-design the enterprise network and the migration of the production platforms supporting both the corporate entities as well as the 1300+ store and supply chain environments. These architectural enhancements are designed to support the business diversification, organic growth, and acquisition strategies of the corporate business model.
Enhanced the staffing and infrastructure models to support a 50+% increase in gross revenues and transaction volume, and a 100% increase in store growth.
As a member of the CEO’s Operating Committee, worked on the re-branding and sales process innovation initiatives to support the “select from anywhere, tender anywhere, fulfill from anywhere philosophy”.
Redesigned the platform and architecture of eCommerce to support both direct- to-consumers as well as business-to-business. Re-architected the environment to facilitate cross-channel and cross-brand strategies and streamline inventory visibility and distribution.
Well grounded in the issues and opportunities around technology due diligence having led the efforts on several acquisition reviews.
Experienced in change management having led the integration and consolidation of several acquisitions and operating divisions into a centralized shared services support model.
Led the evaluation and directed the implementation of leading edge core Merchandising, Planning, Replenishment and Allocation systems.This effort was a move off of legacy systems in use for over a decade.This effort necessitated changes in cultural and process biases as well as technology.This effort resulted in significant labor savings as well as reducing overall cycle times in the warehouse, and reducing inventory levels.
Led the effort behind revamping the legacy operational reporting model and introducing the concept of data modeling and warehousing to feed a functional set of business intelligence environments enhancing analytical capabilities and information flow.
Developed the Business Continuity plan encompassing the major functional divisions. The requirements of the Plan necessitated the construction of a new enterprise datacenter as well as the real-time integration with a geographically disbursed recovery center for critical applications.The facilities and Plan were in effect and were used extensively as a result of Hurricane Ike in Houston.
Responsible for security and regulatory compliance, audits, and coordination with third parties with emphasis on Sarbanes-Oxley and PCI.