Hands-on IT Executive and trusted advisor to business partners

Rob is a transformative, hands-on IT Executive with a strong combination of Digital and Retail business acumen, entrepreneurial startup success, top-tier consulting, public company corporate experience, and a sophisticated understanding of how modern IT organizations operate. Rob is fluent in implementing and sustaining modern cybersecurity, IT SOX governance, and audit compliance practices.


  • Highlights For Children (via Columbus Consulting) –  Interim SVP, CIO
    • Position to serve as Interim CIO to develop an IT Strategy supporting the company’s Digital growth strategy and establish a modern IT Product operating model.
  • Five Below – SVP, CIO
    • Established a modern IT product operating model and scaled the IT retail technology platform for growth including Digital, Omni-Channel, Merchandising and Supply Chain capabilities
    • Developed and managed the enterprise IT portfolio process, building cross-functional business leadership alignment for Technology Strategy, Capacity Planning and Capital Budgeting
    • Developed and scaled the IT organization from a 40 to 450+ global team with a combination of in-house and 3rd party shared services
  • The Gap, Inc.  – VP, Application Delivery
    • Developed and delivered Gap’s 3-year, $40m next-generation BI & analytics platform strategy
    • Led all aspects, from technology strategy and software development through initial product launch, of a $100 million, multi-year initiative to transform all store technology to the next-generation omni-channel cloud-based mobile system.
    • Delivered the successful custom-build out of a next-generation end-to-end Retail Merchandising and Inventory Planning and Execution platform to enable product-to-market operating model transformation across all brands.
    • Merged online and retail IT organizations into a unified, agile-based software delivery services organization


  • IT Executive Leadership
  • Building successful teams
  • IT Transformation
  • Business & IT Collaboration
  • Complex, cross functional technology  program management


  • Strategic Leader
  • Agile
  • Change Agent
  • IT Roadmap & Strategy
  • Retail Consultant


  • Highlights for Children
  • Five Below
  • The Gap, Inc.
  • Cambridge Tech Partners
  • The Disney Store
  • Accenture

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