Entrepreneurial digital executive: 10+ years experience innovating with AI in Fortune 500s


Executive Education from Stanford University – Graduate School of Business
Aug 2018 – Aug 2018
Focus: Data Science & Analytics

Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of St. Thomas – Opus College of Business
Aug 2011 – Jan 2014
Focus: Business Strategy

Bachelor of Science (BS) from Loyola University Chicago
Aug 2002 – Jan 2006
Focus: Psychology

Work Experience

Managing Partner (Founder) at Itasca Labs 
Feb 2023  – present

  • AI and Data Strategy Consulting
  • Cross-Industry Expertise (Healthcare, Financial Services, Energy, PE)
  • Opportunity Identification and Evaluation

SVP, Division Executive, Global Head of Artificial Intelligence at FIS 
Mar 2019  – Feb 2023

  • Increased IT operations automation by +25%
  • Built new AI-based risk-weighted asset product with $250M revenue forecast
  • Transformed platform operations to SRE across 2500 member team

SVP, Artificial Intelligence Leader at Us Bank 
Oct 2017  – Mar 2019

  • Established AI Ethics and AI Risk Governance framework
  • Built/deployed AI-based collections optimization models
  • Built/deployed AI-based customer personalization software for online and digital banking

Managing Director at UnitedHealth Group 
Jan 2016  – Oct 2017

  • Defined Artificial Intelligence patent strategy
  • Built AI-based platform (NLP and semantic search) for call center operations saving $30M/yr
  • Defined AI strategy for partnership, investment, and R&D

About Me

I am an entrepreneurial technology executive with an intense focus on accelerating business value and leading large-scale strategic transformations by applying emerging technologies and optimizing customer and employee experiences. I create, scale, and optimize software solutions for good. Extensive experience managing global product and engineering teams (250+ employees) with P&L budgets ($40M+) across financial services and healthcare.


Project Categories

  • Interim Executive – IT
  • Value Creation Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Transformation Project Management
  • Digital Transformation Roadmapping
  • Product Management
  • Digital Strategy Project Management
  • Technology Assessment
  • Business Process Redesign
  • Process Improvement
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Data Science & Analysis
  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
  • Benchmarking
  • Voice of the Customer Research


  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Technology

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