C-Suite Executive | CITO| Devoted to ESG | Podcast Host |
As of June 2021, I have been recruited as the CITO to Stride Inc. a technology-based learning company to establish best-in-class IT solutions to ensure applications, platforms infrastructure, processes, and operations are efficient, reliable, scalable, and secure.
Technology will solve some of the world’s biggest challenges and can help humanity rediscover its best instincts and behaviors. I am an optimist not purely by nature but by fact and application. This approach to life has driven and guided some of the most meaningful projects I have committed to in my career. Recently, I co-founded Net Effects Podcast, Net Effect Ventures, and the Zen Nest retreat in Southern Utah.
With the advent of a digital era, my focus is on answering big challenges that leverage modern, scalable IT network and software infrastructure and application architectures. I provide expertise in digital transformation through the use of technologies for companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to industry-disrupting startups. I am passionate about diving into creative thought processes and cultivating billion-dollar opportunities that change the digital landscape.
My strengths and expertise are in strategic planning, technology business management, IT realignment offshoring and outsourcing models, cybersecurity framework, IT governance/compliance, cloud and e-commerce solutions, and the ITIL framework. I have built two major enterprises’ IT departments and several companies from the ground up, and have had the pleasure of building and providing leadership to global, cross-functional teams of up to 1,000+ employees and outsourced professionals.
I am humbled to have been described as “extraordinary” by the founder, chairman, and CEO of Las Vegas Sands at the 2014 annual shareholders’ meeting. I am deeply appreciative of the mentors and inspiring leaders that have shared their wisdom and insight with me over the years, including Professor Jeff Rosensweig, Professor Al Hartgraves, Dr. Robert Kazanjian, and Dr. Pete Sealey. Special thanks and gratitude to Dick Smith, Mike Leven, Mark Frissora, Dr. Ron Frank, Andrea Herschatter, Dr. Robert Rippee, and Mylle Bell Mangum. And with great appreciation for their understanding of my dedication, my family is a blessing I am most fortunate to have and could not succeed without.