Member Highlight: George Rears, Fractional CIO Consultant , Achurch Consulting- Moving from a VP / IT Role to a Fractional CIO consulting.
George will review his recent transition from a Vice President of IT role to a Fractional IT Consulting role for Achurch Consulting. Although George stayed within the same industry, there are definite differences in both roles, and not just the obvious ones!
About our Speaker:
George Rears, MBA, PMP, CSM is an experienced IT Leader, currently serving in Fractional CIO roles in the Non-Profit Association space as a consultant for Achurch Consulting.
Prior to Achurch consulting, George was the Vice President of Technology Solutions at Association Headquarters, where he led a technology organization delivering technology support and projects to the AH organization and their non-profit clients. George was responsible for developing and implementing the Information Technology Strategy and Roadmap for Association Headquarters Corporation and over 30 non-profit association and trade organizations. While at AH, George and his team implemented and then supported over twenty Association Management Systems (AMS), ten event registration databases, and seven Drupal based website solutions, while supporting the entire technology infrastructure for the Association Headquarters employees.
Prior to Association Headquarters, George was the IT Director at Gerresheimer Glass in Vineland, where he led a team of Information Technology professionals responsible for all applications and operations supporting the Gerresheimer Glass Inc. (GGI) business in the Americas, including applications such as SAP R/3, Lotus Notes, and third-party quality inspection systems.
George started his career at IBM as programmer analyst, and grew into system analyst, project manager, and development management roles at Oki Data Americas.
George currently serves on the Small Staff Advisory Committee of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and is an Emeritus member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees.#@#_WA_-_CURSOR_-_POINT_#@# George, along with his wife Monica, is a long time resident of Mount Laurel NJ, where he currently resides with Midknight and Sophie, their trusted rescue dogs.