Chief Information Officer, Chief Purchasing Officer, President of e-commerce
Ron Pollard is a C-Level executive with more than 30 years of experience in driving IT strategy and execution for both enterprise applications, infrastructure, and digital. He has served in a variety of executive roles with global responsibility, including Chief Information Officer, Chief Procurement Officer, and President of e-commerce. Ron’s experience extends to developing global B2B and B2C digital solutions.
Ron served as CIO and member of the executive leadership team at Specialized Bicycles, a multi-billion-dollar global company, from 1996 to 2018. Under Ron’s leadership, Specialized grew to become one of the top bicycling and outdoor sports companies in the world. Always an innovator, his primary focus was the transformation of IT systems to support and enable global growth. Ron also drove enterprise applications and infrastructure strategies to empower business operations on every continent and in more than 45 countries. Prior to Specialized, Ron served as both a sought-after technology and operations leader for Symantec from 1988 to 1996.
Ron brings an impressive skill set with real-world depth and breadth to every project. An approachable executive adept at building partnerships inside and outside organizations, he has driven all aspects of corporate digital transformation from e-commerce to consumer-facing cloud initiatives.
HELD C LEVEL POSITIONS AT:
Named CIO of the Year and received numerous CIO awards from Oracle
Various speaking engagements, including Oracle
Large-scale Program Management and Transformation, including ERP and M&A
Cloud Transformation, Vendor Management and Contract Negotiations
IT Architecture and Service Management
Business Intelligence, Data and Analytics
Active advisory board member for a number of technology companies