Richard Proszowski Resume

RICHARD PROSZOWSKI – Professional Bio and Resume
CONTACT: richard@proszowski.com

CIO / CTO – VP INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY

Global Enterprise Solutions / Strategic Planning / Budgets / Change Management / Cloud / ERP / SDLC / PMO / Turnarounds / Architecture / Infrastructure / Cyber Security / Cloud / SAP / Oracle / Integrations / eCommerce / Program Management / Cost Control / Process Improvement / Restructuring / Team Building

A sought-after global IT/IS executive with an outstanding record leading enterprise transformation initiatives and continuous improvement at firms in manufacturing, food, distribution, CPG, packaging, plastics, steel, water solutions, retail and pharmaceuticals. Boosted efficiency, productivity, quality and customer satisfaction while reining in costs. Contributed to steep gains in a broad spectrum of KPIs, including revenue and profit growth. An agile change leader with proven success at Mead Johnson, JMC Steel, Pactiv/Reynolds, Culligan, Handy Andy Home Improvement Centers and Baxter Healthcare. Can make a strong impact by:

 Creating scalable, cost-effective solutions to challenging opportunities & requirements
 Spearheading broad business process & systems improvement programs
 Aligning technology & systems with corporate, user & client needs
 Devising & executing nimble change management roadmaps
 Maximizing IT & systems ROIs while reducing costs

High-energy natural leader, tireless innovator, visionary strategist, astute analyst and persuasive communicator. Earned an MBA in Corporate Finance & Systems Management from the University of Chicago and a BS in Computer Science with a concentration in Systems Planning & Analysis from the Illinois Institute of Technology.


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SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Restructured a global BPO deal, slashing costs $85M. A long-term outsourcing contract with IBM hamstrung Mead Johnson. Spearheading negotiations, architected, championed and agreed on a new deal framework. Captured 30% annual savings in a new seven-year contract while enabling continuous improvements and long-range innovation.
Saved millions with a global SAP-Hadoop Big Data solution. Mead Johnson needed a Big Data platform. Created a cost-effective, scalable multi-tiered Cloud solution, combining SAP Business Warehouse with an open-source Hadoop system. Captured an immediate $1.5M cost reduction and significant additional ongoing incremental savings.
Turned around a struggling M&A integration, capturing $7M in savings. Integration of EnergeX Tube into JMC was behind schedule and over budget. Reengineered the integration strategy. Migrated all systems to the target SAP, ahead of the new schedule. Enabled a $5M reduction of finished goods inventory and $2M in headcount savings.
Improved supply chain performance with SAP. Weak oversight of JMC’s extensive third-party manufacturing supply chain resulted in costly excess and unbalanced inventories. Implemented an SAP solution to track all transactions. Created visibility at all stages of the value chain. Enabled JIT procurement, reducing supply chain pipeline costs $2M.
Instrumental in an M&A deal, cutting costs $250M. Following acquisition by Reynolds, Pactiv needed to cut costs. Spearheaded an operating expense reduction program. Cut redundant facilities/staff, exploited new procurement leverage and streamlined processes. Met/exceeded all objectives. Paved the way to a successful/profitable integration.

CAREER HISTORY

VP / CIO, $4.2B Mead Johnson Nutrition, a global leader in infant nutrition, 2014-Present. Recruited to direct strategic IT partnerships, global business solution delivery, IT operations and core infrastructure services. Created a strategy to improve capabilities with new analytic, mobility, social media and Cloud technologies. Leveraged global SAP BI and Salesforce.com platforms to boost business performance. Manage budgets to $90M+ and staff to 200+.
SVP / CIO, JMC Steel Group, a $2.3 steel maker, 2012-2014. Recruited as key member of executive leadership team. Drove adoption of SAP as the core enterprise solution across all divisions. Leveraged existing capabilities to integrate acquired business to improve profitability, governance and controls. Managed budgets to $40M and staff to 130.
SVP / Group CIO, $8B Pactiv/Reynolds, a foodservice packaging leader, 2004-2012. Recruited to drive long-range strategies while aligning four business units with corporate IT roadmaps. Directed a global PMO responsible for IT and business project execution, including merger of Pactiv and Reynolds. Managed budgets to $80M and staff to 265.

Earlier: VP / CIO, Culligan International; VP / CIO, Searle Monsanto; and VP / CIO, Handy Andy Home Improvement Centers. Began career at Baxter Healthcare, rapidly rising through ranks to the role VP of IT.