Bring your questions and curiosities and join us for what is sure to be a rousing panel discussion. We have some local consultants who will tell you the 'inside scoop' from both the consulting and executive's perspective.
Robert A. (Bob) King
Bob King is a strong executive leader with over 25 years of experience leading and managing manufacturing, distribution and logistics companies ranging from Fortune 100 companies to $10M privately held concerns. Bob has exceptional communication, analytical and team building skills which have proven to be essential assets during the many customer negotiations, process improvement initiatives, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings in which he has participated or led. To learn more about him and his company C.O.O. Services, please visit http://www.cooservices.com/.
Tim O’Brien brings over 25 years of experience to his clients as an interim CIO. He has spent the last several years specializing in IT strategy and architecture, project rescue and organization design for medium sized businesses and government agencies. O’Brien is a former Certified Public Accountant, he served numerous mid-size businesses in the Pacific Northwest during his tenure at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Solutions Consulting Group, LLC. Tim O’Brien earned his Masters of Software Engineering at Seattle University and a B.A. in Accounting at the University of Washington.
Janis Machala is a consummate business professional with over 30 years of proven company success in the technology, business to business and services industries. Janis has served as Interim CEO on numerous occasions with the goal of finding and replacing herself with the right long term executive each time. Other interim roles have been as VP of Professional Services, VP of Marketing, and VP of Business Development. To learn more about Janis and Paladin Partners please visit www.paladinpartners.com
Partner in the Seattle practice of Tatum, LLC whose career includes serving as, President and CEO $1.3 billion community bank; Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Financial Officer of growth companies in the Internet and technology segments; financial leadership roles in NYSE listed energy company and a CPA with a Big 4 accounting firm. To learn more about him and Tatum, LLC at www.tatumllc.com.
Barry Otterholt (panel moderator)
Barry Otterholt, CMC, PMP has been meddling in other people's business for 25 years. His experience spans the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Mr. Otterholt is best known for his recovery of struggling business and IT initiatives. He teaches project management at Northwest University and does a bit of therapeutic writing on the subject, which can be viewed at http://www.stoufferco.blogspot.com/.
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