As an IT executive with 15+ years of experience strategically guiding current-state IT operations and future-state IT infrastructure planning at GE Financial and most recently, at American Express (AXP) – I believe that while enterprise IT systems might need to carry out highly complex functions, this does NOT mean that the UI/UX should be complicated or that the best applications / dashboards require a PhD-level dissertation for daily use.
Enterprise IT Management, Change Management, Governance, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), IT Systems, ERP Implementations, Technology Transformations, Business Strategy
Steve Jobs put it perfectly when he said, “I’m as proud of the many things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.”
This (in a nutshell), is one of my key contributions to AXP – the elimination of redundancy via app rationalization, intelligent process mapping that shuts down unnecessary repetition, and removing menial tasks that are best carried out with automation. When combined and fully deployed, the strategic initiatives I have led add up to total career savings in excess of $27M.
Having recently relocated back to Utah, I am currently looking for the right technology leadership role. Additional qualifications include leadership of up to 300 employees, annual budget management of $200M, 5-year roadmap development, and a strong foundation in agile software development / scrum / Lean Six Sigma events.