Scot Hanley is a senior technology executive with an exceptional record of success in the development and crisp execution of IT strategy with over 25 years of experience. He has the proven ability to facilitate revenue growth and market penetration by delivering business and technology solutions to meet business and market needs. The foundation blocks of his career include innovation, relationship building, and focus in strategy & execution, including excellence in Project & Program Management. His passion lies in orchestrating the transformation of companies into market share leaders & innovators and he has 15 years of leadership experience specifically in strategies related to IT Transformation and Modernization.
Scot is an innovative entrepreneur and consultant with a demonstrated ability to influence the C-Suite, launch new ventures and transform organizations. He is skilled at building and leading top performing teams and producing enterprise level strategies that transform capabilities, improve efficiency and drive down costs. Named “Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year by PMI & IIL in 2008” he has special expertise in PMO startups, Project Management, leading divestitures and technology and business process implementations. He is a trusted consultant that harmonizes the business and IT strategy into a winning composition via business alignment. He is a champion in helping companies pioneer new ways to harness technology and execute strategic plans to drive differentiation in the market via delivery excellence.
He has held a wide variety of leadership roles including start-up experience with Hamilton-Ryker Consulting, VP level roles with BCBS and Synovus Financial and Executive level consulting roles with Ernst & Young as well as CapGemini. He has experience across the Finance, Healthcare, Telecommunications, and Travel industries with special expertise in Data Warehousing, Big Data, and Analytics including hands-on technology experience. His patent-pending technique in project management, "Project Behavioral Coaching" (TM), has been widely acclaimed as an innovative and disruptive force in project management that recognizes the assessment of human behavior as critical to the success of all projects and his article on same have been featured in LinkedIn’s online “Pulse” magazine.
Scot's market analysis of consulting firms in the southeastern US, pro-forma for a differentiated management consultancy and plans for revenue streams, social/digital media marketing presence and presentations convinced Hamilton-Ryker, the largest privately held staffing firm in the southeast, to invest in his concept to launch a consulting firm with strong competencies in improving IT delivery. He led the strategy for startup of the consulting organization and managed operations of the company. He was responsible for ensuring the firm delivered superior results to the client, which included everything from staffing & recruiting coordination for turn-key client projects, to research and development for our methods, techniques, and supporting technology.
Scot’s work at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama as VP of Technology, was primarily focused on delivering strategy for the modernization of IT, development of COEs, as well as shared responsibility with App Dev & Infrastructure to successfully deliver on systems and application delivery projects across a $120M (annual) project portfolio. As Vice President Technology at Synovus, Scot led the effort for the “TSYS Spin Off” – divestiture. With TSYS (largest credit card processor world-wide) he acted as the Executive Program Manager while leading the IT Professional Services Office at Synovus (TSYS holding company) reporting to the CIO. Additionally, Scot has held senior positions at CapGemini and Ernst & Young where he drove success for corporations through alignment of technology and business to achieve strategic goals.
Scot graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature from Columbus State University as well as a Commission as a US Army Officer. He is a Desert Storm veteran and holds certifications PMP, ITIL, and CSM. He has spoken at numerous conferences on the topics of project management and human behavior, innovation, and successful change management in IT.