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About Us

A bit about me...

I was chief information officer for the McGraw-Hill Companies, Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T Universal Card. I was also senior vice president distributed systems for ABN AMRO bank and director of process engineering for Citibank’s global credit card business.

My focus has always been on improving business performance with the inherent power of IT while accelerating the uptake of emerging technologies - but making customer service exceptional has also been a special priority for me.

And, to show how the business-IT gap can be transformed into a mutually-valued partnership, I've also authored 40+ IT management articles for Forbes, CIO, Reuters, etc., and the Amazon bestselling book: "Technical Impact: Making your Information Technology Effective, and Keeping It That Way."

I now guide C-level sponsors and business leaders in making their IT management team a powerful and exciting resource to gain competitive advantage and industry leadership.

Specialties:
• Building consensus fpr new, IT-based game-changing business outcomes
• Leveraging emerging technologies to create unique products and services
• Making exceptional customer service a critical business attraction strategy


What we do...

TI provides business leaders with proven ways to improve their strategic business performance by:
• Introducing innovation-based IT asset management practices
• Implementing linked-destiny IT business relationship management (BRM) programs
• Accelerating the emerging technology awareness, trial, adaptation and adoption process

Professional experience...


Founder/Principal
     Technical Impact
| La Quinta, California | 2004-present |
SVP Distributed Systems Management
     ABN AMRO North America | Chicago, Illinois | 1997-2004 |
Director, Process Engineering

     Citibank Global Credit Cards | New York, New York | 1994-1997 |
SVP and CIO

      AT&T Universal Card Services | Jacksonville, Florida | 1991-1994 |
Senior Deputy Director and CIO
      
Los Angeles County | Los Angeles, California | 1988-1991 |
CIO and President Alcatel Network Services

      Alcatel-Lucent | Paris, France | 1985-1988 |
Vice President, European Operations

      Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) | Brussels, Belgium | 1982-1985 |
SVP and CIO
     
The McGraw-Hill Companies | New York, New York | 1976-1982 |

Board of director positions..
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Director-At-Large, APICS (the association of operations and supply chain management)
Elected to the board of directors of APICS (37k members) to help guide their global long-term strategy, governance and operations | Chicago | 2011-2013 |

Director Western Region, AITP (the Association of Information Technology Professionals)
Elected to the board of AITP (11k members) to help guide their international long-term strategy, governance and operations | San Diego | 2010-2012 |

Honors and awards...


Recipient of 7 awards for IT innovation in customer service. These were presented by:
• Booz•Allen & Hamilton
• Rochester Institute of Technology
• Smithsonian/Computerworld
• CIO magazine
• Discover Card
• Network World
• AT&T

As part of the executive team at AT&T – I was also a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the Service category presented by the Secretary of the Department of Commerce and the president of the United States.

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Improving strategic business performance through technology