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


Mark Conway

Mark Conway

Associate

Mark’s experience covers technical infrastructure, data center operations and IT support functions in supporting mid-size enterprise in CIO role. Mark also had extensive experience overseeing R&D functions for high scale digital companies. Mark has extensive P/L experience having overseen IT budgets in excess of $100M. Mark has developed and overseen delivery teams in NA, Europe and APAC.

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Jim Hussey

Jim Hussey

Associate

Jim is a proven IT leader with deep operational experience. This insight enables Jim to develop effective strategies to drive continuous improvement and unlock efficiencies. Clients benefit from Jim’s 18+ years of experience developing and implementing IT operational efficiency strategies and global IT and BPM organizations.

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Ikbal Karar

Ikbal Karar

Associate

A highly accomplished professional, Ikbal has an excellent track record of creating immediate and sustainable results for major organizations across the U.S. and around the world through expert leadership of people, processes and technology.

Ikbal is known for creating centers of excellence on the cutting edge of industry. He spearheads and executes strategic and tactical plans, revolutionizes capabilities and revenue streams, develops comprehensive roadmaps for enhancements, and unites all on common best practices, missions and goals.

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Zeeshan Kazmi

Zeeshan Kazmi

Associate

As a seasoned global technology executive, Zeeshan is known as an 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 strategies that facilitate sustainable growth and increase profitability.

A cross-functional motivator, Zeeshan is able to coalesce disparate operations, reverse negative trends and create networks of loyalty. The result: High-functioning teams that consistently exceed expectations.

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Marcy McKee

Marcy McKee

Associate

Marcy has been an IT Executive for 20+ years working in a variety of public and privately held global companies. Marcy’s experience spans multiple industries including manufacturing, software, and multiple enterprises owned by a high net worth individual.

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Shashi Mohan

Shashi Mohan

Associate

Shashi has extensive experience in Information Technology in creating and managing solutions, infrastructure and services for clients like Citi, JPMC, Barclays, Visa, E-Trade, HP, NetApp. His three key focus areas are Build Innovative Products and solutions aligned with business goals for faster adoption, Operational Efficiency for 100% up time with on-time and on-budget delivery, and Information Security with 100% compliance.

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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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Joel Odelson

Joel Odelson

Associate

Joel Odelson has 20 years of information technology expertise and experience in rapid growth companies. Joel is a visionary leader with hands-on experience in transforming and automating mid-size companies to multi-billion dollar enterprises.

Joel's experience includes infrastructure management, software development, supply chain manufacturing and cyber & physical security. Joel has held global senior management roles in both the United States and Europe.

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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 and 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 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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Rob Shearin

Rob Shearin

Associate

Mr. Shearin is an executive leader with a career history laden with major accomplishments. His expertise in significantly improving business operations through the application of information technology (IT) to deliver transformative initiatives in start-up and public companies have resulted in lower operating costs and optimized workforce productivity to maximize shareholder value. Based on an extensive background in Information Technology delivering major initiatives, Mr. Shearin is a trusted professional in a marketplace that demands value generating, practical solutions while retaining a fiscally conscientious strategy

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Associate

Scott is an experienced cyber security executive with more than 25 years of technology strategy, management and advisory experience. With an emphasis on driving technology success through effective business stakeholder engagement, he has strong project leadership experience on IT security strategy, governance and transformation projects.

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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 record of successfully turning around projects and organizations, scaling companies for global growth, 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. He’s consistently delivered proactive and innovative solutions to support business agility and expansion, while building and leading high performance teams in diverse industries including healthcare, biotech, software, digital, semiconductor, and communications throughout his 25+ year career.

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Christine Vonderach

Christine Vonderach

Associate

Christine Vonderach is an experienced technology leader who defines goals bridging business and IT, builds, scales, and enables change to make a measurable difference in customer and business value

Christine has a broad skill set from companies with significant technology scale – integrating M&As, shaping strategy, bridging business and technology, engineering development, cloud and data center operations, project and product management, operational and capital budgets, and process change.  She is proficient in delivering measurable results by rapidly assessing challenges, drawing on broad technology experience, building influence, and enabling teams with a strategic focus.  

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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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