Bryan Ferris - Partner

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About Bryan

 A global technology executive with diverse business acumen that executes on commitments to reach multi-year business objectives through strong relationships, change leadership, process re-engineering and transformation technology implementations. Roles of interest: CIO, COO, VP IT, VP Engineering. Key areas resulting in significant annual savings:

  • Driving technology-enabled strategic business digital transformation 
  • Building strong B-B, B-V relationships to redefine engagements, cost models, leverage synergies 
  • Growing business organically and inorganically (mergers/acquisitions and divestitures)
  • Recruiting, developing, retaining top talent, and vendor/contract management aligned to technology roadmap & business success
  • Implementing robust infrastructure, architecture, governance and security.

Significant Accomplishments

Built a practice/team comprised of 8 direct reports and 135 on/offshore contractors in managing critical Oracle and SAP ERP application support organization, valued at over $10 million. Consolidated 20 ERP support teams across GE Infrastructure division into a single organization.

  • ¨ Established new enterprise CoE governed by operational standards. Improved team/operational performance through focused coaching and mentoring
  • ¨ Established vendor service level agreements, engagement models & multi-year incentive plans, PMO
  • ¨ Rebuilt GE – Oracle business engagement from grass-roots efforts
  • Removed $2.1M in cost through renegotiated contracts & workforce optimization in first year. 

Strongest Area – Execution & Functional Experience

A 12 year foundation as a design/manufacturing engineer, in the highly disciplined aviation industry, has served me well as I moved to a business IT leadership focus with GE. During the 18 years in GE IT I have sought diverse opportunities across the spectrum of business functions. With each opportunity, both my leadership and my technical expertise broadened while expanding my business acumen over an array of businesses.

  • Deep business transformation expertise through cutting edge digital technology
  • Successfully creates & translates strategic visions into effective execution and exceeds intended results
  • Drives revenue growth, reduces cycle times, increases margins and attains operational excellence, whether leading new product launches, implementing major new enterprise technologies, or integrating mergers and acquisitions.

Technical or systems experience

  • Extensive enterprise solution experience that spans 15 years which includes both selecting, negotiating, implementing and supporting 
  • Expanding service / response via cloud solutions
  • Extensive compliance knowledge and experience includes: SOX, ISO9K / ISO2K, US Export Controls and Trusted Source Banking.

Unique

The combination of the extensive functional & technical expertise coupled with six sigma methodologies, has afforded me detail insight into various critical business processes and the vast opportunities to re-engineer them across functional entities to realize significant savings, CM, productivity, cycle time reductions. 

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