Haagen Dazs

As VP, Worldwide Information Systems, ran all of Haagen-Dazs systems landscape. Owned by then Grand Metropolitan plc, I reported to the global CIO based in London as well as the N American CIO based in Minneapolis, MN. Of note at Haagen-Dazs was responsibility for the implementation of Order-to-Cash and manufacturing systems in a greenfield factory located in Arras, France.…

Daymon

Daymon is the largest private brand food development company in the US. It establishes the private brands in major food retailers globally, but primarily focused on the USA, Portugal, South Africa, China and Japanese markets. It also owns the largest in-store demonstration service where foods products are served to customers while shopping (think Costco here) as well as a…

COTY Inc

Coty is a cosmetics and fragrance company, now perhaps the largest in the world. As the SVP Global Information Management, I led the process to transform Coty’s independent country operations into a consolidated, global operating environment. Over several years, SAP ERP (R/3 – ECC 6) was implemented in 17 countries and 5 languages on a single instance. This covered…

Burger King

Another division of GrandMet, I was appointed the SVP and Chief Information Officer of Burger King. In this role, I led the second implementation of SAP HR in the USA. I also introduced the first color, touch screen point-of-sale (POS) system based on Windows technology. Previously, all POS systems were proprietary. This new approach with Windows led to significant…

TOMS Shoes, Inc

I was the Interim CIO for TOMS for a year. TOMS is a unique company in that the sells shoes commercially and gives a pair of shoes away to a child in need for every pair it sells. During the year at TOMS, I led the process and team to implement SAP ERP in the USA, UK and…

smartShift by CTE

SmartShift is a company that provides automated software to rapidly upgrade SAP ABAP custom code to the latest generation of technology – without the need for manual intervention. At smartShift, I helped the company to define a different business strategy by selling the product to CIO’s versus waiting for SAP to release a new version, thus creating a revenue…

Polycom, Inc

At Polycom, I was the Interim Chief Information Officer. In this role, I managed a global, fragile team that was undergoing dramatic change. During this time, I established relations with key executives and users, developed the first disaster recovery plans (and reported to the Board of Directors), established the first company Project Management Office (PMO) and changed internal operations…

lululemon athletica inc

lululemon is a vertically integrated retailer and is the world’s premier high-end ‘athleisure’ brand. It operates 400+ stores globally and has a significant eCommerce and mobile presence. As the Interim CIO reporting to the CEO, I led the technology group and all global operations for the company.  This included stabilizing the technology organization, successfully taking the company through…

HomeServe USA

HomeServe is a home warranty / insurance business. It is owned by HomeServe plc based in the UK with operations in the USA, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK. As the CIO at HomeServe, I was part of the team to select a replacement for the ageing legacy system that ran most operations. In this process, defining…

Bombardier

As a Executive Business Transformation advisor, I am responsible assisting the CIO and his direct reports on the integration and transformation of both the technology organization as well as the overall company. Bombardier is composed of 2 major divisions: planes (commercial, private jets and sub-assemblies) and trains (including cars, bogies, signaling technologies).