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Power Plant Executive

Location:
Houston, TX
Posted:
February 24, 2020

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WILLIAM RHODES

Houston, TX *****

p: 713-***-**** e: adbyvc@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/in/williamrhodes

Senior IT Leader CIO Digital Transformation

Results oriented, ITIL certified, Senior Information Technology and Digital Transformation Leader with a strong business and technical background leveraging a business first, security centric approach to strategic technology solutions.

Led a 25-person team to implement an international wide area network, 99% virtualized private cloud infrastructure, and a corporate security model within a $10M IT budget.

Specializing in IT transformations and turnarounds with companies experiencing organic and acquisition growth strategies.

Develop and lead scalable M&A integration strategies quickly aligning new entities with existing corporate structure increasing earned value.

Lead, develop, and create highly effective, cross-functional teams of internal and outsource providers for servers and storage, voice and data, service desk, project management, security and compliance, and enterprise applications functional areas.

Professional Background

U.S. Director of Services 07/2017 to present

Compugen Systems, Inc. Houston, TX

Responsible for the U.S. Services business delivering custom and packaged services across N. America and abroad. Support the U.S. and Canadian sales teams to create value based solutions that enable our customer’s customer. Member of Compugen’s Service Leadership Team defining service growth across Managed, Professional, Technical, and Recruiting services. Accountable for the U.S. Services P&L.

Leader in the creation of Compugen’s U.S. entity transitioning from a branch operation to self-sustaining.

Designed and implemented a set of tools that improved corporate quote to cash process by ~90%.

Led the creation of a U.S. centric Project Management as a Service offering enabling our PMO to be revenue generating.

Executive support/sponsor for the national rollout of 1500 laptop devices in three months in three states. An additional 1000 units to deploy in 80 cities and 23 states across the U.S.

Increased annual services revenue by 12% to ~ $3.8M across all lines of business.

Active leader in creating Compugen’s ability to measure Customer Experience (CX) across 12 metrics beginning with Customer and Services Churn and Project Management Value metrics.

Speaker for customer and vendor partner events.

IT Executive Consulting 04/2014 – 07/2017

Virtual CIO for the Percussion Center. Define the strategic technical direction of the company supporting critical business objectives creating a rapid return on investment. Strategic advisor to the CEO in support of business goals and objectives, increasing corporate footprint within the industry, and enhancing corporate brand for increased revenue.

oSuccessfully relocated new location reducing operational cost by ~30%.

oImplement enterprise class technical solutions, data analytics, and increase PCI security posture at a 50% reduction of initial cost.

Executive consulting services for Ralph Lauren to assess Global Retail Operations infrastructure management. Define a best practices approach for efficient and effective monitoring of the environment using a business service level methodology. Provide strategic recommendations for infrastructure management and security monitoring for all retail operations.

oDefined global definition of Steady State supporting internal and external audit requirements.

oCreated service driven enhanced monitoring and management metrics supporting enhanced IT Governance model.

Virtual CIO for Diamond McCarthy providing oversight of IT leading transformation efforts in the areas of infrastructure, applications, processes, and financial planning. Advise executive team in the creation of an IT strategy supporting business objectives, meet current technology needs, and allows for corporate growth. Lead negotiations with strategic service providers to meet client needs of a 100% outsourced IT model.

oReviewed and negotiated enhanced service level agreements with exiting outsource providers improving client service levels.

oDefined strategic technical direction and implementation roadmap supporting global business initiatives.

Executive Consultant - M&A IT Integration for C&J Energy Services leading the integration of acquired remote locations though acquisition. This included all voice and data services, systems, desktop, and security services integrated into existing client infrastructure. Forecasting and tracking budgetary items, advisor to the CIO and Director of IT, and building cross functional, interdepartmental teams for the transition of services maintaining minimal impact to the business.

oLed a work stream for $2B acquisition of Nabors Production and Completions business.

oEvaluation of M&A activities to reach business objectives resulting in ~ $1M in implementation savings.

Global Project Manager of the Americas Zone for Air Liquide, led the implementation of a hybrid wide area network implementation supporting global initiatives. Led a team of US and Brazil based resources to coordinate operations with five internal global departments, and six global outsource partners. Responsible for the negotiation and scheduling of all project operations, solution provider interactions, and post implementation support.

oSuccessfully negotiated and implemented project across all US and foreign locations within the Americas Zone.

oDefined and delivered project reporting to U.S. and foreign executive sponsors.

Director of Technology 11/2011 to 02/2014

Power Line Services, Inc. Houston, TX

Functional CIO for utility (power and pipe line) construction and management company establishing the strategic technology direction supporting private equity vision of the company. Established flexible and scalable IT process supporting aggressive corporate organic and M&A strategies. Provided strategic oversight and executive sponsorship of six M&A IT integration initiatives growing the company from $250M to $950M within two years.

Led, designed, and created IT department from non-existent IT environment amidst heavy acquisition activity.

Led and established IT budgeting and financial responsibility processes of 10MM budget.

Successfully led the implementation of ~43 IT projects ranging from 75k – 4M in project budget within 24 months.

Led and improved mobile workforce performance for ~3000 employees leveraging hybrid-cloud and SaaS solutions.

Led and increased corporate security posture by 90%.

Reduced payroll operational cost by ~50% leveraging secure ACH payroll process resulting in ~150k reduction in effort.

Executive IT Consultant

Assessed existing technology used within the organization supporting ~1100 employees. Identified deficiencies and recommendations to meet corporate objectives.

Led and implemented Primavera SaaS solutions for project scheduling.

Negotiated, selected, and led Oracle Hyperion implementation.

Sr. Security Consultant 5/2008 to 11/2011

Network & Security Technologies Pearl River, NY

Security consulting to U.S. National Power Grid entities (AEP, Entergy, Georgia Transmission, Midwest ISO, etc.) for NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) federal compliance. Assessed and recommended security solutions improving security posture across Generation, Distribution, and Transmission lines of business.

Co-developed multi-platform application to detect open ports and services on critical IT, OT, and SCADA systems.

Led, designed and implemented Security Patch Management Program to meet NERC CIP and SoX federal requirements.

Auditor for NERC CIP compliance.

Re-designed 10 Generation multi-unit power plant infrastructures to meet physical and cyber security requirements.

Education

Ashford University Dallas Baptist University

Business Administration/Global Management General Studies

Gold Key International Honor Society - member

Professional & Volunteer Organizations

Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra Vice President & CIO 2018 – Present

Society for Information Management (SIM) CIO Charity Events Tournament Committee 2013 – Present

Awards & Publications

When the Going Gets Tough – Biztech Magazine – Summer 2013

Computerworld 100 IT Leaders Award – 2014 nomination



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