About this blog
“crossderry” is an Irish term for “across from the woods” or “the crossroads at the woods” — I never can get a single answer from my Kerry kin. It is a real place though, see the Crossderry google map
However, the term fits some of what we’re talking about here — seeing the forest for the trees, taking the correct fork before heading into the woods, making sure you understand what terms mean.
First, the views, ideas, notions, and other synonyms for content are mine, and not my employer’s.
Second, as you might guess, I used to work for SAP and now work for a SAP customer. I play a regional Chief Information Officer role reporting to my CEO and the Global CIO. My team includes five direct reports and a total 19 staff, who cover business relationship management, application services (ERP, CRM, eBusiness, production, R&D), and infrastructure operations, including data center, network, and telecom.
I used to lead the global program management groups and led multiple >$100MM programs for a global CPG/food company and SAP. I also represented SAP to PMI’s Global Corporate Council and served as the Council’s Chairman.
I’ve also been part of a pre-IPO logistics software start-up (acquisition being the liquidity event) and co-founded a multimedia start-up (liquidation being the illiquidity event).
I have BAs in Econ and History from George Mason University and a MBA from Babson College.