Counselors to America's Small Business
Early career in petrochemical and extractive industries as financial analyst.
20 years in New York financial services management.
25 years as independent investor/consultant working mostly with early to later stage entrepreneurial companies. Substantial independent director experience both on private and public company boards.
MA Hons, chemistry. University of Oxford UK
MBA Manchester Business School UK
Twenty-years - Operations management in large multi-site manufacturing companies.
Fifteen-years - Managed my own manufacturing company ($5 Million in sales)
Strong team building skills, sound financial understanding, extrovert personality.
Solid experience of new product development in Plant start-up and relocation.
<p> <u>Undergraduate degrees</u></p> <p> Metallurgy - Sheffield, Hallam. England</p> <p> Business management - Concordia University,Portland </p> <p> <u>Post Graduate </u></p> <p> Operations management - Sheffield, Hallam.England </p>
Alan Millner is an electrical engineer, with experience in power electronics, solar energy systems, electric vehicles, and medical devices. His business experience includes small business startup and sale, product development, and product strategy. He earned his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD from MIT. After working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on spacecraft and solar energy systems, he co-founded a solar system company in 1979. After sale of the company, he left it in 1985 to serve as an engineering manager in a series of small and medium sized businesses, which included both industrial power electronics and medical devices. In 2009 he returned to MIT Lincoln Lab where he now works part time as energy systems technical staff.
BSEE, MSEE, and PhS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.</p>
MBA, George Mason VA
There are patterns to success; and failure. My goal is to help my clients identify and leverage the strategies that lead to success. I'm an engineer by trade, a hacker (programmer subculture) by nature. I'm a software architect with over 20 years of business and technical experience and the president of a non-profit organization focusing on STEM education, entrepreneurship and career development. I ask myself everyday "what are you doing for others?" My answer is always the same: Help tons of students and their families and others, young or old, improve their education, develop their career, and enter the entrepreneurial space"
BS/MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology</p>
<ul> <li> St. Joseph's High School, Salem, MA (French)</li> <li> Bay State Jr. College, Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA - one year travel / trade including Spanish</li> <li> Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA - Associates in Business with honors, pursuing additional courses</li> </ul> <p> </p>
Financial analysis and reporting, corporate accounting, financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting
Custom fashion design and dressmaking
Master of Finance, Boston College
Master of Accounting, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill
BA Global Studies, Economics and French, UNC Chapel Hill
IT Senior Leader
International hands-on IT Senior Leader with experience and passion in building, leading and growing multi-cultural/multi-national teams in order to re-new Systems and related Business Processes, maintain fundamental legacy systems and balancing investments with running costs, optimizing service levels and making sure the overall Company systems and infrastructure run smoothly.
Proven know how in leading people collectively throughout organizational and cultural changes, by coaching teams successfully beyond their comfort zone.
15+ years of senior leadership serving as executive in Poland, Italy, Brazil, USA, China for a large Corporation and as CIO of multinationals in Poland, Italy and Brazil. Fluently speaking Italian, English, Portuguese. Good French.
Building leadership and process conditions for management teams to keep on improving systems usability, IT budget reduction and Internal Customers satisfaction.
First hand competencies on: Manufacturing and Engineering systems, Warehouse Management, Product Configuration Management, SAP projects, Commercial and WEB systems, IT infrastructures, insourcing and outsourcing.
Experience in Aviation, Automotive, Construction Machinery and Truck industries including large project management and merger/acquisition - international joint ventures.
Integrity, deliver as a way of life, leading and coaching by extended teamwork participation, reaching for discontinuity, coach people beyond what they believe possible, positive and realistic view of life, ownership and accountability on commitments, competitiveness, awareness that details make a difference.
Owner at Interactive Consulting Solutions – Chicago, IL - 2011/Present
I started Interactive Consulting Solutions offering the following services: Due Diligence, Benchmarking, ICT Assessment (simplify Application Portfolio, reduce IT spending, rationalize IT organization, optimize IT Supplier list, Balance project investments with on-going spending), Projects (Initial sizing, Business Need Assessment, Functional Specification and System Architecture, Project Budgeting, Request For Quotation and Quotation Rational Comparison, ROI calculation, Project Management, Process re-engineering and Change Management). Since September 2012 I am working as US Regional Director for an IT Consulting Company with the duty to start and run their American subsidiary (office in 150 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL).
Senior Director IT International Operations at Iveco – Turin, Italy - 2010/2011
Responsible for IT International Operations at Iveco (Fiat Group) for China, Russia, Turkey and India. I have been the IT Leader for key JVs of Iveco S.p.A. such as SIH (SAIC-IVECO-Hongyan) in Chongqing and Naveco in Nanjing. In SIH I have been responsible for the project to implement SAP integrated with the Product Configuration Management system of IVECO. Also I studied the new IT landscape for Naveco. Due diligence activities for China, India and Russia.
Senior Director - IT at CNH LLC – Burr Ridge, IL - 2006/2009
IT Senior Leader Solution Delivery for Manufacturing and Product Development worldwide (Burr Ridge, IL). I reported to the Group CIO and to the 4 Business Leaders (Manufacturing AG, Manufacturing CE, Engineering AG, Engineering CE). I was responsible to run operations in 30+ plant and engineering centers worldwide. I was also responsible for IT budgeting and new IT projects. I supported the re-opening of the Sorocaba plant implementing all necessary systems and infrastructures from scratch. Implemented Configuration Management System of Iveco into CNH Global. I participated to the definition of the new IT strategy directly reporting to Mr. Sergio Marchionne (Chrysler/Fiat Group CEO and CNH CEO).
CIO at CNH Latin America – Curitiba, Brazil - 2004/2006
I have been active on more than 50 projects (Brazil and Argentina) including SAP Order Management, Material Management and SOX regulation. I re-organized all the IT processes, made the in-sourcing of application maintenance, localized the Help Desk and User Support, moved the mainframe and SAP servers from Brazil to USA and Europe respectively to optimize costs and service levels. Also, I sold the Dealer Management System improving performances, reducing costs to zero and keeping happy the dealer base (180 dealers in Latin America). Feasibility study for new Spare Parts system.
CIO at Fiat Hitachi – Turin, Italy - 2000/2003
Re-engineered all IT processes. Projects: Supply Chain, Renew the LAN in San Mauro plant, build up the LAN in Lecce plant; Extend e-mail and internet/intranet; WEB architecture re-engineering; New Accounting System (from SIGA to SAP); Non Direct Material (SAP) both for S. Mauro and Lecce plants; Transitioning from Fiat Hitachi to Fiat Kobelco; Lecce plant spin-off from FH; Kobelco America and Kobelco Europe due diligence; WPS (Worldwide Purchasing System) on global base roll-out; CSCN (Supplier Portal) on global base roll-out. Within the same appointment, I have been added the following two:
- CNH Construction Equipment WW Industrial System – IS Leader (January 2002 – December 2002)
- CNH - Construction Equipment Division – All Systems – IS Leader (January 2003-December 2003)
CIO at Bizon/New Holland Poland - Plock, Poland - 1998/1999
Done all the infrastructure from scratch (including the new computer room), re-organized IT team, implemented BaaN project company-wide. This was a major achievement since Bizon was still working on paper. Integration with rest of Europe New Holland systems.
New Holland Information Systems, Solution Delivery and Business Development – Europewide – 1997/1998
Roll-out of SIGIP industrial system for Breganze Harvesters' plant, “Euro project” for all manufacturing plants in Europe, new Financial System for New Holland Italy, preparing “Year 2000” activities. Feasibility study for China STEC joint venture (with SAIC).
IT Manager at Fiat Avio – Turin, Italy – 1990/1997
Technical support to SW development in UNIX with CASE Foundation; Technical support, Mainframe IBM 9000 (MVS, CISC, TSO, DL1, DB2, VSAM, etc.); Network management (LAN and WAN); Computer Room Management; System Integration (personal computing – fleet of 1.500+ PC); Office Automation; Project Management (DBMS Oracle based); IT Security; Service Delivery for roll-out of SAP R3. CAD/CAM/CAE; Professional Desk Top Publishing; Product Information Management (I developed the very first Product Data Management integrated with CAD/CAM in Europe).
Languages: Italian, English, Portuguese, French.
Master Degree in Engineering University of Rome La Sapienza 110/110 plus honors