Ian spent the first 18 years of his career designing and implementing ERP systems in manufacturing companies in the UK, including Black & Decker and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. He moved to California in 1989 with Oracle Corp, where he led several teams in the design and development of Oracle’s Manufacturing applications. Later he successfully led multiple implementations of Oracle’s applications.
Over more than 30 years Ian has developed a wide range of business experience as a hands-on leader, and company executive. Ian was the first CIO at Radius, Aspen Technology and eGain where he brought his passion to organizing and building high performing teams; transforming IT from a cost center to a significant business asset, driving dollars to the bottom line.
Most recently, Ian has been in executive positions in food technology and supply-chain related organizations focused on technology for operations, traceability and food safety. At Famous Software, True-Trac, and Foodlink, Ian led the design and development of new applications to support global food supply chain solutions and built successful professional services organizations.
Recently at iTradeNetwork UK, as COO, Ian led the European division through a major transformation and developed new business with a large food distributor, before returning to the US, to lead the Business Intelligence and Data Management division.
Ian graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England.