Professional Profile

 

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
A business transformation leader driving emerging technology and innovation initiatives.  Strong background in business strategy and organizational capability development.

DEMONSTRATED SKILLS AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Leads global organizational transformational and innovation initiatives
  • Excels at the competitive impact of emerging technology to business strategy
  • Drives ecosystem exploration and organizational capabilities development
  • Experienced in developing new markets, business models, platforms and strategic partnerships
  • Resilient self-starter that can work from planning through implementation
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to work in ambiguous situations
  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics
  • Ability to lead and influence others to move toward a common vision or goal
  • Experienced coach, mentor and speaker

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • One of ten Microsoft Global Strategy Advisors to engage with top boards, c-suites and innovation teams on the impact of emerging technology to business strategy. Worked closely with clients to create and implement new strategies, strategic partnerships and technology solutions for competitive advantage.
  • Implemented the development of a business architecture practice at a Fortune 100 corporation focused on new markets and acquisitions.
  • Developed enterprise architecture capabilities around emerging technology at a Fortune 100 company. Managed large-scale technology adoption, evaluation, investment and implementation for a portfolio of 150+ IT projects.
  • Implemented multiple M&A due diligence and integration initiatives for Fortune 500 companies focused on business processes, culture, technology platforms, data and infrastructure.
  • Led multiple consulting engagements around emerging technology adoption for large-scale IT systems. Developed solution architecture, trained development teams and managed client relationships.
  • Drove business analysis projects across multiple business units for Fortune 500 companies looking to reorganize and consolidate. Planned and implemented business transformation initiatives. Improved planning and decision support systems. Led process improvement programs for increased operational efficiency and integration of enterprise-wide governance.
  • Developed new practice areas around emerging technologies in multiple consulting companies. Worked across the organization to drive growth initiatives by developing integrated sales, marketing, business development, account management and engagement teams.

LEADERSHIP ROLES

  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Vice President
  • Director
  • Strategy Advisor
  • Consultant

EXPERT ROLES

  • Strategic Positioning / Direction
  • Strategic Planning
  • Transformation Management
  • Business Architecture
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Solution Architecture
  • Product Development
  • Change Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Emerging Technology
  • Insurance
  • Banking / Financial
  • Retail / eCommerce
  • Hospitality / Travel
  • Healthcare / Medical Device
  • Food / Agriculture
  • Entertainment

CASE STUDIES

  • Case Study Library

EMPLOYERS

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EDUCATION

  • FBI/NSA Corporate Digital Security at InfraGard
  • FBI Corporate Compliance Academy at University of St. Thomas
  • MBA Essentials Certification at Carlson School of Management
  • International Business & Cultural Training at Carlson School of Management
  • Microsoft Certification for Advanced Integrated Marketing at Northwestern University of Illinois
  • Bachelor of Computer Science at University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Microsoft industry and technology conferences
  • Microsoft executive briefing centers and technology centers
  • Industry and technology conferences: CES, SXSW, Gartner, NRF, HITEC
  • 3M corporate innovation summits
  • University of Minnesota forums, classes, corporate summits and foreign delegations
  • Minnesota Architect Community Collaboration (MACC) conferences
  • USA and Russia innovation conferences (ARCCoM)
  • University of St. Thomas Risk Leadership Summit (USTRLS)
  • MN World’s Fair events and board meetings
  • Ignite Leadership and Innovation conference
  • Corporate board of director retreats and executive briefings

CLIENTS

  • Client Overview