Leader of Transformative Initiatives That Deliver Business Results

Kris is an innovative information technology leader with expertise in large-scale business transformation initiatives and organizational leadership. Kris has over 20+ years in retail, manufacturing, and distribution developing and implementing business strategies to effectively impact operational efficiency, enhance competitiveness, and increase revenues. Kris has served as a CIO, CTO, and CDO where she has successfully  completed numerous digital transformation, ERP, Data/MDM, Analytics, Unified Commerce HR, Store Systems, and Logistics projects.

Experience

  • La Senza – Chief Information Officer
    • Created strategic and tactical IT plan for separation from L Brands with a cloud first focus. Included the replacement of ERP, POS/Stores, OMS, sourcing, planning, allocation, and ecommerce systems, security and infrastructure, and a new IT organization.
  • York Risk Services  – Chief Data Officer
    • Led the digital transformation of York Risk Services from 70+ separate acquisitions to an integrated company. Assessment of capabilities, creation and execution of strategic and tactical plans to improve York’s Digital Nervous System.
    • Implemented Master Data Management, Data Quality, ETL, API, messaging tools, predictive analytics, OCR, and machine learning
    • Owned $50M P&L for data, integration, reporting, and analytics product lines which supported 6,000 customers and 30,000+ users.
  • OCLC – Executive Director, Global Technologies
    • Led an international 300+ software delivery team with seven global locations. Created a 3-year product roadmap that included evaluation of our software products and end-state goals.  Oversaw implementation of new ERP and MDM solutions.
  • The Limited – Chief Information Officer
    • Architected and implemented  business and technology changes that enhanced business profitability, reduced costs and  drove client engagement including unified  commerce abilities,  mobile POS, OMS, and new HCM / Payroll systems.
  • Express – Vice President, Application Development & Support
    • Built the Application Development and Support team from the ground up as Express transitioned from L Brands to a standalone entity. Provided pivotal leadership and program management in the implementation of all corporate systems, new store technology, an ecommerce site,  a new loyalty program, and enabling international expansion. 
  • Big Lots – Program Manager for WMS implementation
    • Provided leadership oversight and program management for installation of Manhattan’s Warehouse Management Systems
  • Leslies Pool Mart – Program Manager
    • Program Manager for Salesforce  B2B and Service Cloud implementations

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