PrincipalWith more than 22 years of industry experience, Jerry has held increasingly strategic roles throughout his career in IT infrastructure and services, including software architecture, software development, professional services and management. He has held roles as a Lead Programmer, Delivery Architect, Solution Architect, Senior Solution Director as well as multiple management positions including pre-sales and operations.
Jerry maintains expertise in complex technical services including Cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS), Digital Data Center, Automation and Cognitive capabilities, Middleware, Mobile Device Management, Client & Server Virtualization, Services Demand Management, Application Management, ITSM and Enterprise System Management. He has led many 100+ million dollar engagements from design and implementation through successful completion. He has extensive experience in the evaluation of technologies, services and formation and implementation of business and technology strategies.
Prior to WGroup, Jerry was the Senior Director of Projects, Solutions and Services at Atos IT Services & Solutions. He was responsible for all solution development activity in excess of $500M of annual order entry signings. He successfully led the integration of project / demand solutions with the Legacy ITO Solution organization. He was the lead strategic advisor in support of the largest internal and external commercial opportunities. He led the successful build-out of offshore solution design and architecture team that handled 25% of all solution development activity.
As Senior Director Implementation, Design, Engineering & Architecture at Atos, Jerry led the reorganization of the Cross Functional Service Demand Management organization with over 100 direct reports. He had oversight and responsibility for Product Lifecycle Management (PLCM), Project Management Office (PMO), Solution Engineering, Architecture and Implementation. He directed, trained, motivated and managed experienced technical support staff in development of solution artifacts in support of the sales process. He was responsible for solution and cost development of multi-service line outsourcing ($100M+) and digital transformation opportunities.
As Senior Solution Director at Atos, Jerry successfully led solution strategy, detailed solutioning, costing and pricing, and contract negotiations for what, at the time, was the largest ITO service contract in history of Atos North America (valued at over $800 million). He was responsible for the evaluation and assessment of RFP / RFI materials to determine suitability and match to service offering portfolio. He created a North American Cloud Services offering, solution and costing models. He developed and implemented a methodology and tooling to support consistent business case evaluations and savings project estimates used in Global Solutions. He led a data center transformation that optimized staffing and solutioning, reducing the internal cost to deliver by over 50%.
Prior to Atos, as Senior Solution Architect at Hewlett-Packard / EDS, Jerry was responsible for the development of solutions for Data Center, Distributed Systems, End User Systems, Client Virtualization and Enterprise Mobile Device Management. He was responsible for contract signing in excess of $400M as well as for solution and cost development of multi service line ($100M+) outsourcing opportunities. He ensured solution design success by providing financially/ technically viable and competitive solutions, costs, implementation plans and steady state delivery.
Prior to Hewlett-Packard / EDS, Jerry held various roles at IBM. As Senior IT Architect / Lead Global Competency Architect, he was responsible for meeting business process, functional, performance, and data requirements in the development of a next generation toolset supporting over $22B in annual revenue. He identified, evaluated and documented the tactical, strategic and point technology solutions that support the end-to-end outsourcing engagement process. Through the process, and based on found business needs, he developed integration plans of existing tools and technology into strategic directives. He coordinated, designed and managed the integration delivery process and intellectual capital in the solution development process and tooling.
Jerry has been recognized throughout his career with many awards for his superior performance. He received the IBM 100% Club, IBM Leadership, IBM Customer Service Merit, and IBM Performance Merit Awards. He is also fluent in French. Jerry has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Western Michigan University.