Strategic results-oriented CIO VP

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George H.

Profile ID: 9109

George is a strategic, results-oriented Chief Information Officer/ Vice President

Biography

  • His forte is focused around strategic transformational change, leading turnarounds of IT organizations and partnering with the business to provide the IT environment necessary to meet the businesses requirements.
  • George has led 3 major turnarounds of IT organizations within a major defense contractor.  These changes focused on reducing cost, increasing business profitability, synergizing the IT operations, and enabling the IT PMO.  This is accomplished through a thorough evaluation of the existing IT environment, documenting the environment, and then establishing the go-forward IT operations including the current cost and the target cost. Initially, looking at applications, hardware, processes, and IT personnel to identify target reductions and IT business enhancements.
    • George is a proven Information Technology leader whose IT leadership started out in a start-up environment.  He was challenged with hiring the entire IT team focused on delivering effective yet efficient IT across a business that spanned 50 states and 20 countries. He was challenges with consolidating the 5 existing ERP environments to a single IT environment within an 18-month timeframe and reduce the total existing IT costs by 30 %.  Recognized by the corporate CIO for his ability to lead an IT organization focused on efficiency and effectiveness, George was asked to lead the corporate-wide IT Transformation project and his role was expanded to lead a 1,600 manned IT organization in addition to his sector CIO role.
      • IT Transformation Projects results:
        • Reduced 112 data-centers to 3 corporate-wide data-centers
        • Designing and implementing an always-on network across the 3 corporate-wide data-centers
        • Reduced the PC environment from over 60 variations to 4, with a single product vendor
        • Reduced the server environment to a single supplier and single platform
        • Reduced the application environment from over 15,000 applications to 2,000 applications
        • Restructured and reduced the IT headcount from 2,400 to 1,600
        • First-year cost savings results - $150M, overall savings after project completion of $390M
    • George was recruited by the president of the largest sector to come to his sector and instill the transformational changes to his business.  These changes resulted in an additional $52M of savings.
    • George has a MS degree in Information Technology Management and an MBA in General Management.
    • George has participated on Advisory Boards and has participated and spoke at national CIO events.
    • 30 years of progressive Leadership experience in a high-end manufacturing and technology environment.


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