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Bill is a dynamic executive who provides global information technology strategy and execution. His expertise spans digital transformation, cloud migration, infrastructure management, application development, and cyber security. He is well regarded in the industry for building scalable and resilient solutions that are engineered for both near and long-term goals.

Bill enables growth by shifting investment priority toward innovation. He provides leadership and vendor management to maximize company ROI and believes strong partnerships with key stakeholders are an essential part of producing results. He builds and mentor technology teams resulting in highly motivated staff that exceed expectations. Bill is extremely proficient in developing enterprise architecture and technology strategy for exceeding business goals and lowering costs. He possess strong communication and presentation skills to effectively connect with multiple levels of audience. Bill is a respected industry leader and active member in several industry leadership councils and advisory boards.

Connect with Bill @ LinkedIn, his phone # 303-350-7500 or via email.

Marcus, a successful executive leader was most recently a CIO in the P&C Insurance industry. Marcus has deep and broad experience in transforming a company through technological and team improvements, while working closely with business counterparts and partners to achieve key business initiatives. He is very passionate about strong fiscal management, relational and culture based leadership, and developing and executing strategic plans that help improve and grow an organization! With strong skills in both business and technology, Marcus is looking for an opportunity to lead and help drive an organization to new heights!

Outside of work Marcus enjoys spending time with his young family, as well as riding motorcycles and being active.

If your organization is looking for a strong and genuine leader, Marcus can be reached on LinkedIn! To learn more about Marcus, he was recently featured in a Toggle Magazine leadership profile.

John is a proven leader in big data, data warehousing, analytics, and IT integration. He has extensive experience in leveraging technology to improve business results in healthcare and insurance industries. John loves a challenge and achieving success in developing and implementing new ideas and processes.

He excels at building teams, solving problems, and developing solutions that help to grow organizations. At GEICO John was instrumental in building new capabilities in research and product management. Developing teams and talent led to business growth of 3 million new policy holders and revenue growth of over 4 billion dollars. He has implemented new products and delivery methods at a small company helping them weather economic downturns and developed cross-functional
relationships across IT and business units at DaVita achieving the adoption of new analytic and technology capabilities.

John is originally from Maryland just outside of Washington, DC. He moved to Denver 15 years ago with his wife, a Colorado native. When he’s not working, John enjoys travelling with his family, enjoying the outdoors, cooking and brewing beer. John can be reached at john.ferensic@gmail.com or 240-731-4672.

Tim is a transformation and technology executive with deep experience in defining and executing strategic roadmaps to optimize and improve processes within large complex initiatives. Resourceful, proactive, people-centric professional with ability to combine intellect and innovation to catalyze change and fuel high-performing teams to deliver modern technical solutions.

Tim is regarded for his ability to adapt quickly to complexities and challenges in cross-cutting technologies to maximize qualitative and quantitative goals in project management and operational excellence. Articulate communicator valued for cross-functional blend of leadership, political savvy, networking, flexibility, and integrity.

On a personal note, Tim enjoys spending time with his kids, providing new experiences and playing tennis.

Tim is always eager to grow his professional network. If you would like to connect, please reach out to him via Linkedin or phone # 303-884-9090 or via email. 

Kevin is a successful Chief Information Security Officer with deep expertise in delivering secure solutions that enable businesses while protecting them.  

He’s known for building and leading high performing team, ensuring that policy matches practice in the security domain and aligning people, programs and technology to achieve business success.  Kevin is passionate about authoring security and maximizing performance for the organization which drives bottom line business results.

Please connect with Kevin on LinkedIn, his cell # 972-827-5509 or by email.

Charles has an extensive track record of leading cross-departmental initiatives for medium and large-scale global enterprises. He has successfully created and executed business transformation programs that have developed digital first client experiences and enabled rapid scaling and hardening of business operations. Expertise in all phases of pre and post M&A activities enables him to identify operational expense reduction opportunities along with product portfolio options that drive operating income growth.

Charles has extensive experience in creation of high performance, metric driven, globally dispersed teams that has been a key factor in delivering critical initiatives under tight timelines and budget constraints. He has a passion for the adoption of emerging technology and business methodologies at scale paired with rich communication skills that drive consensus of complex initiatives across an organization.

After marrying a native, Charles has adopted Denver as home and enjoys exploring the mountains with his three young children, helping them navigate school and events during these extraordinary times.

Looking for a viewpoint or catalyst that can help your enterprise navigate these times of accelerated transformation? If so, Charles can be reached @ LinkedIn, his phone # 303-521-7855 or by email.

Joe is an IT Leader with over 15 years of experience in developing and leading transformation through digital innovation.
 
Joe’s thrives because of his focus on aligning technology with business strategy and empowering data driven decision making. He is a proud husband, father of two and an avid soccer enthusiast.

Jim is a pragmatic Healthcare Information Technology executive who is known for operational leadership, building cohesive teams by inspiring trust and building collaborative relationships, and partnering with business leaders to leverage IT assets to drive growth, business performance, and cost-efficiencies. He is passionate about teaching teams how to bridge and balance organizational and customer needs.

Jim has held IT leadership roles in a start-up health plan, a mid-market medical device manufacturing company, and two leading managed care companies (UnitedHealth Group and Kaiser Permanente). He has had a long tenured success with aligning IT and business strategies to improve operational performance and reduce costs. He has been accountable for up to $11M annual budgets and overseeing teams of up to 50 staff members and 140 contracted resources. He is interested in an IT leadership role in a growing company that is looking to mature its IT function into a strategic business partner.

Jim came to Denver from Southern California where he was born and raised. He and his wife have two daughters and enjoy skiing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Wanting to learn more about Jim? If so, he can be reached @ LinkedIn, his phone # 303-915-4963 or by email.

WHO I AM:
I am a rational thinker who has extensive experience involving strategic transformation, international programs, and technology development. Throughout my professional career, I have excelled as the liaison between the engineering/technical and the business areas for companies and boards. I have proven strengths and management skills in both capacities, allowing me to be a uniter across the silos of an organization.

Location strategy, distributed teams, data analytics, transformation and program initiation: I’ve done it.

I am seeking new global leadership opportunities in:

  • IT
  • Fintech
  • Energy Storage
  • Geospatial technologies (geomatics/GIS)
  • Transportation innovation (aerospace, mass transit, shipping)

WHAT I’VE DONE:
My professional roles have always included a large international component navigating both language and cultural barriers with individuals and companies across the globe. I have demonstrated high emotional intelligence (EQ) markers and that innate skill allows me to easily bridge verbal and non-verbal gaps that often occur while conducting international work.

WHY I’M HERE:
As I continue in my career, I want to always be a contributor in the creation of new technologies that can be of value in helping the most people possible. I love creating successful solutions to unconventional challenges – I want to develop, encourage, and promote meaningful innovation.

ABOUT ME:
Farm-raised (NE Nebraska), world-traveled, polymath who always has several books open at home, and the mind open on hiking trails. Ski and snowboard – green chile for breakfast, red chile for dinner. I’ll show you how to bake bread and help you weld the back gate. Plant propagator and aspiring archer. Jag talar svenska; yo se español; comprends un peu le français; zwei Beir bitte; я слышу тебя.

Everyone has something to teach us.

Ken has held ever increasing regional and national leadership positions on both the vendor and operators’ side of the Telecommunications industry.  These have included sales engineering, 24×7 support, project & capital management and evolving into an enterprise level VP leadership position in systems engineering operations with an emphasis on planning & implementation.

Key strengths for Ken include multi-team, multi-technology and cross functional operations leadership with a servant style. Scope of responsibilities have included several hundred employees and contractors in both local and remote locations. The cross-functional working group experience includes Business Operations, Product & Project Management, Network Engineering, Video Engineering, High Speed Data Engineering, Systems Engineering, DevOps and vendor management.  His experience also includes capital and operational budget planning and management, organizational re-structuring, optimization and M&A as well as process evaluations and improvements.  Ken has a passion to work efficiently & effectively in the successful completion of problem solving and project completion.

Ken is looking for that next great engineering operations experience, any sector, where he can build and foster a great set of teams focused on what’s best for the customer.  Build that positive work environment to take care of your teams, they will thrive and take care of the customers and the shareholders will be happy with their returns.

Ken hails originally from the Mid-West having spent most of his life in Ohio.  A job promotion took his family to the Carolina’s where they enjoyed the southern lake life for almost 4 years.  A large corporate merger and another job promotion then took he & the family to the Eastern slopes of the Rockies.  They love the Colorado region and all its beauty and enjoy loading up the labs and going trail exploring in their Jeep Willys. You can find out more about Ken by visiting his LinkedIn profile. (linkedin.com/in/ken-sampson-operations-executive)

George is a Transformative Senior IT Leader with deep expertise in Application & Organizational Management and laser focused in delivering immense value across the Enterprise to delight the Clients.

He has had increasing IT leadership responsibility and enabled geographically distributed application teams across both sides of the continents to deliver high quality software releases on flagship products and lifeline platforms central to end user clients. At Charles Schwab Inc. he was instrumental in enabling Agile transformation across the organization, increasing Automation coverage by 65%, reducing test cycle by 36% while successfully overseeing large Enterprise wide programs. Not one to rest on his laurels, he took on a strategic new role as Director Head of Business Management and Chief of Staff for technology organization with 300+ people supporting numerous lines of business to deliver on Annual Operating Plans, Executive reporting, Road maps and significantly save $2M annually while managing a budget of $25M.

George did not start his software career at the get go. After completing his Engineering degree, through campus placements he was in RR Donnelley’s Indian operations TATA Press and thereafter vaulted into a client facing sales and support role for Scitex (a multinational electronic graphic arts company based in Israel). George found his passion for software that led him to Quark Inc in North India. George was responsible for Quark’s flagship product QuarkXPress leading a global application testing team of 60+ to deliver numerous worldwide releases across 11+ languages on both Mac & Windows. After his success he was transferred with his family from India to Quark’s US headquarters in Denver, where they have made home since the past 16 years. His family love the Colorado outdoors and enjoy hiking, biking while the children thrill themselves in photography!

As a change agent, George is known for leveraging data to provide actionable intelligence, leading cross functional teams and driving process improvements to positively influence decision-making. If you desire your organization to exceed the Software Quality or explore Technology Business Management to optimize Total Cost of Operations, connect with George. His mission is to serve Technology Leadership run their organizations effectively and efficiently!

Connect with George on LinkedIn, his cell # 303-875-8972 or by email.