Speakers at the IT Portfolio Management Conference

Randy Wimmer

Accomplished, results driven leader with over 25 years of IT and business experience. Developer of strategies as well as tactical solutions enabling IT Portfolio Management and PMO capabilities within various companies such as Allstate Insurance, MillerCoors and currently Walgreens. Successfully and consistently demonstrates an ability to deliver seamless, cost effective solutions leveraging critical thinking and established frameworks (e.g. PMBOK, CMM, ITIL, etc.). Enjoys working in a team setting that utilizes common goal/objectives definition, collaboration, joint problem solving, and knowledge sharing. Develops fellow professionals (internally/externally) by providing coaching, mentoring, and serving as a volunteer conference chairman for CAMP IT Conferences. He is an avid craft beer fan and is planning to take the Certified Cicerone exam.

 
Colleen Campbell
Colleen leads Centric’s Change Management and Leadership service offering, which supports clients’ growing need for strategic transformational enterprise and project-level change. The Change Management and Leadership service offering helps clients manage the “people side” of change to ensure their customers, employees and vendors successfully transition through a major change, while developing the internal change management capabilities to support future endeavors.
Colleen has 20 years of change management and organizational effectiveness experience supporting leadership with project, program, enterprise and global-level solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies in the advertising, automotive, consumer goods, insurance, legal, technology and services industries.
Prior to joining Centric, Colleen worked at Navistar leading their Enterprise Change Management and Organizational Effectiveness groups; Zurich Insurance supporting their Global Change Management efforts; and OCM and Strategic Management Consulting firms supporting organizational development, leadership, change management and marketing efforts.
 
Ben Chamberlain
Ben Chamberlain is UMT360’s Chief Product and Marketing Officer and is responsible for the strategic direction and worldwide go-to-market activities for UMT360’s Enterprise Portfolio Management solutions. He has more than a decade of experience of building innovative Portfolio Management solutions that have helped global 2000 companies align investment decisions with strategic priorities and transform the way they manage their product, project, application and IT service portfolios.  
 
Mike Cozzi
Mike Cozzi is a senior business technology leader with vast experience in project management, relationship building, strategic planning, organization design and leadership, process re-engineering, vendor management, program management, and full systems development lifecycle. Strong business and information technology operations experience in wireless, telecommunications, supply chain, and insurance industries. Mike holds a B.A. from Northern Illinois University in Operations Management and Information Systems and a M.B.A. from DePaul University in Leadership/Change Management. Mike has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2001. Mike is currently the Director, Project Management Office at HAVI Global Solutions. Mike has held various leadership positions at U.S. Cellular, AT&T and CNA prior to joining HAVI Global Solutions. Mike is also heavily involved with Junior Achievement of Chicago. Mike served as an adjunct faculty member at Kendall College, 2010 - 2013.
 
Vincent Delarouche
Vincent Delaroche is Founder, Chairman and CEO of CAST (NYSE-Euronext www.castsoftware.com), a company committed since 1990 to help IT organizations mature their software development from an obscure art into a performance-driven profession. With over $120 million in research and development, CAST provides software analysis and measurement solutions, including a SaaS offering for rapid application portfolio analysis (casthighlight.com), to hundreds of leading IT enterprises worldwide. Before CAST, Vincent held positions as a software engineer and consultant at several IT companies. He has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from a prestigious engineering school in France.
 
Adrienne DiPaolo
Ms. DiPaolo has more than 20 years of business and information technology experience that spans a number of industries including manufacturing, financial services, insurance and hospitality. She has enabled and revitalized PMO’s with a focus on people, process and technology as well as executed major enterprise programs in dynamic environments.
Prior to joining Trustmark as Executive Director of Portfolio Management and Governance she was responsible for Delivery Services and the PMO practice for ResultsPositive, a Hewlett Packard platinum PPM implementation partner.
Preceding her role at ResultsPositive, she was responsible for building out the US PMO for a global insurance provider which included integrating the system development and project management lifecycles and supporting processes, resource management, demand management as well as portfolio management with integration into strategic planning. As a seasoned senior leader she is well versed in project and portfolio management, system development lifecycle, strategic and operational planning, lean sigma, organizational change management as well as a number of compliance and governance frameworks.
 
Neil Goodrich
As the technology leader at the M. Holland Company, Neil is responsible for not only setting the IT strategy but driving change within the organization. His multi-disciplinary background includes previous lives in accounting, project management, and investigation while his recent work has focused on building IT teams around cultures of creativity. He received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and later returned there to earn his Masters in Business Administration.
 
Lonnie Haire
Lonnie Haire is an experienced Lean-Agile practitioner and a principle product specialist for VersionOne. Since 1991, Lonnie has been providing technical support, professional services, and agile project leadership to organizations large and small. He was introduced to eXtreme Programming engineering practices in 2000 and has had the great fortune to witness, contribute, and deliver a software platform that enables businesses to react to client needs in weeks rather than months. Lonnie has held a wide range of roles including project manager, software engineer, solution architect, coach and consultant to round out his real-world agile experience.  
 
Peter Heinrich
Peter Heinrich has a long history in technology product development and management. During a 20-year career with Xerox, he managed the group that developed the original Star Workstation functional specification and later played key roles in program management and planning process design. In 1989 he co-founded Integrated Project Systems (later called IPS Associates) where he created the IPS portfolio management practice. Based on his experience with corporations large and small, Peter designed the portfolio resource planning and management process that is instantiated in PDWare’s products. Peter has a BA in philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles.
 
A.J. Holley
A.J. serves as Director of Learning at Change Management at Daptiv. A.J.Holley joined Daptiv to lead the development of their new Organizational Change Management practice to help customers manage the human element of change—a core challenge to any project or business transformation. Prior to joining Daptiv, A.J. led organizational development and change management initiatives for 15 years with an industry leading spirits and wine supplier, Beam Inc. During his tenure at Beam, he led the change management strategy and deployment for high-risk programs including multiple ERP implementations (SAP), facility expansions, production consolidations and served as a communication lead for various customer/partner initiatives. He has liaised with top tier consulting firms and executive leaders to implement LEAN practices and provide thought leadership on internal communications and change methods. A seasoned facilitator and coach, A.J. has led workshops including Predictive Index® for individuals and teams, Information Mapping® and interpersonal skills development. He served as a staff member at the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center and holds degrees in Education and Organizational Training and Development.
 
Susan Klein
Susan leads our Enterprise Portfolio Management Practice at Centric and is recognized as a collaborative leader with a demonstrated track record building strong teams and driving projects to achieve corporate objectives. From her years at Jim Beam Brands and Siemen’s Healthcare Diagnostics, Susan brings expertise in full life-cycle project management, portfolio prioritization and establishing PMOs, as well as the ability to engage all stakeholders to build support for and compliance to PMO standards.
 
Jeff Kreutzer
Jeff serves as Director, Program Management Office, for Generac Power Systems, a manufacturer of portable, residential, commercial, and industrial generators. Jeff’s role includes defining the IT Value Chain, strategic planning, revising and facilitating the IT budgeting process, implementing business portfolio management processes, establishing an IT Investment Committee, and overall IT Governance.
Jeff spent the first part of his career in new product development as an Electrical Engineer for the Kohler Company and Milwaukee Electric Tool (METCo). Jeff started his engineering career as a Design Engineer and worked his way up to Chief Engineer of Electronics during which time he build METCo’s first Electronics Business Unit. Following his work in product development, Jeff’s career moved into IT and formal Project Management, taking on an implementation role with Industrial and Financial Systems. While at IFS, Jeff spearheaded an effort that redefined project delivery and improved customer satisfaction. As a life-long learner, Jeff also serves as an Adjunct Instructor teaching graduate, and under-graduate, classes in project, program, and portfolio management.
Jeff earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Marquette University. He also completed, with distinction, his M.B.A. and Master of Project Management degrees from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Outside of work, Jeff volunteers time coaching and mentoring youth and adults in various outdoor activities, as well as, spending time with his family.
 
George Logothetis
George Logothetis is a Senior Director in Aon’s Corporate Systems Group. An IT Executive with industry and consulting experience in strategy, process and delivery experience in Financial Services, Retail, Pharmacy, and Supply Chain, George has a proven ability in developing business and operating model strategy while leveraging his deep leadership skills to deliver for large firms. George has:
• Served as strategy and delivery lead for multiple transformational and global initiatives
• Has led operating model teams for new market and segment entry
• Experience managing large global portfolios and teams
• Has led process optimization efforts across Retail, Supply Chain, and HR
George has also been recognized as a key contributor to industry knowledge capital. He has led the creation of a white papers and assets on Pharmacy Healthcare Clinics, SAP’s application to Retail, Operating Model Strategy framework for new market entry and has led process re-engineering initiatives for large firms.
 
Raphael Matuk
Rafael Matuk (rafael.matuk@outlook.com) has more than 20 years of experience in most aspects of IT strategy, applications, project delivery, IT operations, and business transformation.
A successful IT Executive, Rafael has a proven track record delivering and supporting IT projects and solutions in complex, multinational and multicultural environments. He has broad experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, IT strategy, Quality and Operations Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Outsourcing and Strategic Business Transformation. Rafael is fluent in English and Spanish.
Currently a Sr. Manager of Application Delivery at UL LLC (a.k.a. Underwriters Laboratories), Rafael is responsible for large IT investments in customer portals, customer collaboration and master data management platforms. Prior to UL, Rafael consulted for Deloitte’s clients in the Midwest, after a long career as a Sr. IT Manager at Motorola, Inc.
Rafael spends his free time with his wife and three daughters, enjoys photography and profuse reading.
 
Jignesh Modi
Jignesh is a results-driven and innovative leader in project, program, and portfolio management, with global experience in Information Technology for the healthcare industry. his global healthcare experience has led him to achieve successes in leading healthcare IT projects for the clients in the US, Singapore, Australia, and UK.
Throughout his career, he has held key positions to create IT solutions for healthcare organizations to effectively formulate business strategies, improve performance, increase revenues, achieve efficiency and expand business units. Titles of positions he has held include Senior Project Manager, Project Management Office (PMO) Portfolio Manager, Technical Architect, Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Business Analyst and Project Lead. Within these roles he has served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and contributed to the development and implementation of products/solutions by leveraging different project management methodologies, tools, and approaches to plan and scope project phases and components. Jignesh also coordinated project management office, software development, orchestrated release management, defined product road maps/release plans, and lead the transition / change management process.
Jignesh is pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration with a focus on Global Healthcare Business at California Intercontinental University. He also possess various certifications to include PMP, ITIL, Pro-Sci Change Management ADKAR, Lean Healthcare from Kent State University and Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
 
Jennifer Nicholus
Jennifer Nicholus has over 17 years of experience in IT as a project, program and portfolio manager. She began her career as a process analyst for Andersen Consulting, where she learned the foundational components of project planning and execution and the importance of business and IT relationships. She then went on to participate and lead projects of all shapes and sizes at Hewitt Associates, specializing in super-sized, global implementations. Her portfolio management experience started at Hewitt, as well, and carried over to Allstate, where she the led the alignment of portfolio governance across business groups. Jennifer was most recently at WellPoint leading the delivery of the first implementation of IBM’s Watson technology in Healthcare. She is now extremely happy to be part of a portfolio and project management team at CVS/Caremark.
 
Sameer Sawant
Sameer Sawant is an adaptive IT Leader having over twenty years of progressively advancing career with experience in IT Application Development, IT Service Delivery and IT Service Management. His experience includes engagement governance of Managed Service Providers to ensure successful project execution and delivery. Currently, he leads the Infrastructure Planning and Design team; provisioning IT Infrastructure for CNA’s Business and Technology Portfolio initiatives. He holds BS with Physics major from University of Bombay and a MBA from Northern Illinois University.
 
Bob Schwartz
Having launched successful international ERP, IT Service Management, and CRM expert services and integration practices from ‘96 – ‘05, Bob focused his passion and expansive network of subject matter experts in Project & Portfolio Management, Governance and Agile to form Digital Celerity’s PPM Practice.
Today Digital Celerity is a recognized multinational leader in guiding Innovative Enterprise IT and New Product Development organizations on their best path to PPM, Governance and IT Service Management best practices. 
 
Robert Stroud
Robert Stroud is vice president of innovation and strategy for the IT Business Management Division at CA Technologies. Rob is dedicated to the development of industry trends, strategy and communication of industry best practices and also serves as the ISACA International President.
Globally recognized for his perspectives and predictions industry trends he is a widely sought public speaker on the future of technology, IT governance, portfolio management, risk, security, service management and cybersecurity.
Rob is a strong advocate for the governance, portfolio management, security, risk and assurance communities who works closely with the community to author, develop and communicate standards and best practices. Rob also advises organizations on their strategies to ensure they drive maximum business value from their investments in IT-enabled business governance.
Following a four-year term as an ISACA International vice president, Rob served on the ISACA Strategic Advisory Council and chair ISACA’s involvement in ISO standards before transitioning to the role of ISACA International President.
Prior to joining CA Technologies, Rob spent more than 15 years in the finance industry successfully managing multiple initiatives in both IT and retail banking sectors related to security, service management, portfolio management and governance.
 
Jim Unander
Jim has over 30 years of IT experience, the last 20 focused on Project Management and overall IT Leadership. His background includes managing teams of developers in mainframe, client-server and web technologies, directing major technology transformation projects, and
leading Business Analysis and Quality Assurance organizations. In Jim’s current role he is responsible for all facets of IT for MDRT, the Premier Association for Financial Services Professionals, with over 42,000 members in 71 countries. He is a life-long Chicagoan, and loves to travel across the US finding hidden gems for hiking and biking and great food.