Team Members


Partners


Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards

Managing Partner

As an inspirational leader with the ability to develop the "big picture" strategy then drive it down to executable tactics for implementation, Jeff leads our Professional Services team. Clients benefit from Jeff's 25+ years of experience developing and implementing transformative business strategies.

Jeff's experience spans both industry (including Materials, Operations and IT Management) and consulting. He developed a unique global perspective during his tenure in significant P&L management-level positions in both Asia and Europe.

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Principals


David Haedtler

David Haedtler

Principal

A very capable consultant, David is known for his ability to build high performance teams and workgroups through executive retreats, focus groups, offsite meetings and project launch sessions. Clients also benefit from his extensive experience in change management, managing distributed teams and work groups, and coordinating complex programs and projects.

David has special expertise in using electronic meeting systems to conduct virtual meetings, as well as excellent problem solving, negotiating, team building and change management skills.

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Stephen McGrady

Stephen McGrady

Principal

Stephen McGrady has served in technology vision and leadership roles, including Vice President of Services, Chief Information Officer (CIO), and General Manager, for over 20 years. Since 2006, he has focused on executive management consulting that enables business clients to improve performance through intelligent use of information technologies.

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Associates


Walter Curd

Walter Curd

Associate

Walter is well known in the business, IT and Information Security communities for modernizing business functions and adding speed and agility to the IT organization to deliver business results.  Innovative “Business Partner” organization ensures that key initiatives of Executive Staff leaders are prioritized and executed in a comprehensive and transparent fashion.  Strong technical ability and business impact knowledge enable a secure organization while maintaining productivity.

He has been CIO at several large, multinational organizations.  Most recently he was CIO at Maxim Integrated and prior to that was CIO at Marvell Semiconductor. He has also led the IT organizations for Fujitsu, Electroglas, and CyberIQ Systems.  He has an MS and MBA from the University of Virginia.

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Zeeshan Kazmi

Zeeshan Kazmi

Associate

As a seasoned global technology executive, Zeeshan is known as a strategic and analytical thinker who introduces cutting-edge solutions and game-changing cultural shifts that ignite revenue and productivity, and optimize performance. Clients benefit from his extensive experience directing the development and execution of advanced IT & Cybersecurity strategies that facilitate sustainable growth, strategic risk management, and increase profitability. Zeeshan is a board level CIO, CISO, CTO, who is a trusted technology advisor to Boards, Operations & Audit Committees, and C-level executives. He has worked on corporate strategy, enterprise risk, IT transformations, down to engineering functions and hands-on implementation of advanced technology. He is also an adjunct professor at California State University Long Beach for the Cyber Security program that develops cohorts to become experienced cyber operations specialists with hacking and digital forensics expertise.

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Mark McGuire

Mark McGuire

Associate

Mark is an experienced global technology leader, with a successful track record of transforming technology platforms and operations in a variety of industries. He has built world-class global technology teams across North & South America, Europe and Asia.

His recent focus has been on launching several best-in-class cloud-based products supporting the mortgage and insurance industries. In addition, Mark led the integration of a dozen acquisitions rationalizing application and technology platforms, and reducing datacenter operating costs by over 70% by utilizing cloud and datacenter-as-a-service technologies.

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Ken Norland

Ken Norland

Associate

As a strategic leader in IT with many years of experience, Ken has led significant teams in professional services, product development and large program/project management. His ability to see and act on both the big picture and on tactical needs is rare and valued.

Ken has participated in several mergers and acquisitions; managed large, multinational development teams; led Enterprise Architecture efforts; and provided strategy for multiple companies and technologies.

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Mike Pivacek

Mike Pivacek

Associate

Mike has an extensive background in leading dynamic technology teams and aligning business and IT strategies and following through to implement execution of those strategies. Mike’s 30 years of experience as a business-driven CIO is specifically focused on process improvement, cost management, organizational design and on time delivery of products.

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Rameysh Ramdas

Rameysh Ramdas

Associate

A highly successful and accomplished technology leader with extensive experience in managing mission critical Cloud and On-premise Enterprise Applications, Global Delivery, Global Support, and Vendor Management. Visionary leader able to develop and execute IT strategies in alignment with corporate objectives. Expert in the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance technology solutions and support, with a successful track record in delivering business value at global companies during all cycles of business, including high growth, M&A integration, and downturns. Demonstrated ability of building quick alignment, driving to decisions, influencing and collaborating to producing improved outcomes.

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Lonnie Sanders III

Lonnie Sanders III

Associate

Program/Project Leader with proven success in project execution of technical solutions leading cross-functional and global teams and producing successful business results in diverse industries and domains (Information Security/Cybersecurity, Marketing, Entertainment, Software, Networking, Healthcare, Biotech, Education, Automotive, Manufacturing). Certified Project Manager (PMP) and Agile Scrum Master (ACP, CSM).

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Bob Stack

Bob Stack

Associate

As a CIO / CTO Bob has extensive experience leading system design, solutions architecture and IT governance within start-up, turn-around and newly merged or acquired global organizations. Challenged to elevate IT operations and strategic capabilities within highly regulated and complex multibillion-dollar global enterprises. Apply operational expertise t o align business strategy with current and future IT systems and prioritize solution development, IT infrastructure and security initiatives.  Extensive project management expertise. Former government security clearance.

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Mike Vedda

Mike Vedda

Associate

Mike is a strategic business and IT leader with a track record of successful digital transformations and technology project implementations to drive growth, scaling and securing companies from startup to post IPO, improving customer experience, and achieving significant cost savings to drive revenue and profitability. He is skilled at managing value-based IT portfolios, complex reorganizations and integrations, and new product introductions.

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CIO Professional Services LLC is a top-rated IT consulting firm, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, specializing in strategic IT consulting and business / IT alignment. Companies come to us seeking assistance with their information technology strategy as well as to source interim CIO / CTO employees or fractional CIO / CTO's. Our IT experts can assist with integrating IT into your business processes - better - up to and including 'project rescue' in areas such as ITSM / ITIL, IT service strategy, and IT outsourcing. Business / IT strategy projects we have worked on include upgrading ERP systems, cybersecurity and IT consulting, IT assessment and organizational change. Cloud computing and business IT remain critical in today's business systems, and beyond that to the migration to the cloud of business IT. Our IT consultants can assist with all aspects of business / information technology alignment. Contact us today for a free phone consultation - we service clients not only in San Francisco or San Jose, but throughout the United States.

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