Pinnacle Talent

TITLE: CIO

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LOCATION: Calgary, AB
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Executive Candidate Profile

Accomplished senior executive with unbroken record of delivering innovative and transformational information technology solutions in a variety of industries and multiple roles.  

Results-oriented Chief Information Officer, with strengths in strategy development, technology, negotiations, operations, and enterprise program delivery.  A unique offering of exceptional leadership skills coupled with wide-ranging management expertise.

Committed to the development of people and achieving results through informed and engaged teams.

Recognition / Achievements

  • Led corporate IT transformation moving to cloud solutions where appropriate in anticipation of a changing business model, a mobile workforce, and growth.  Scope covered a transportation business with over 100 locations across North America and a workforce of 5000. 
  • Implemented a business intelligence program, exploring new ways to interpret and present information, including process quality metrics for the day to day management of the operation. 
  • Defined cyber security program, including initiatives to educate a diverse workforce.
  • Directed all business functions to on-board numerous acquisitions, including a US acquisition that doubled the size of the company.
  • Led a team of 170 professionals to provide cost effective shared services to the North American operation.  Portfolio included IT, Financial Services, Strategic Planning, Internal Audit, Facilities, Purchasing and Risk & Insurance Services. Personally negotiated national supplier contracts across this varied portfolio to save $25M in direct costs.
  • Successfully planned and oversaw all aspects of moving the corporate office (financial, people) to an open-plan suburban location.  A collaborative office space was created, into which the staff moved with no disruption of services.  The legacy data center was decommissioned, and servers relocated off-premise. 
  • Managed a commercial software product development team. Rescued a failing project by regaining customer confidence, delivering on schedule, and implementing quality measures into the software delivery process.

Education / Designations

  • Frequent speaker, moderator, and panelist at security conferences
  • Incident Response and Detection
  • Data Breaches: Detection, Investigation, and Response
  • Military Strategy and Tactics for Cyber Security
  • Active member of the cybersecurity community
  • Network and Internet Support Professional (with honours) – The Institute for Computer Studies
  • Coordinated Business Program – York University

Hobbies / Interests

  • Married, two grown children
  • Avid swimmer and hiker
  • Travel is not an issue
  • Holds Canadian and USA citizenship
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