John PoloManaging Director/Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Information Technology Products/Services
John Polo has been leading business transformation through the use of technology for over 25 years. He has held numerous senior management positions at $400m to $31b manufacturing, consumer goods and IT management consulting/product companies worldwide. With focus on driving significant improvements in marketing, product, sales, IT, strategy and development, John prioritizes and implements people, process and technology investments that maximize both short and long-term growth.
Leading companies such as Gartner Group, Charles River Consulting, Howard Systems International Consulting, S-doc (Internet Security), and Fractal Edge (Advanced Data Visualization), along with their worldwide clients, John has been involved in managing staff and creating whole practice areas for addressing business needs through technology. Seasoned in application development, network infrastructure support, and IT management consulting, John has performed senior management roles for Kraft Foods North America, Perkin-Elmer, and Gartner worldwide. He is a well-respected industry practitioner and spokesperson on Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement Programs to drive business results.
As an consultant, and employee, John has been instrumental in worldwide merger and acquisitions (25+), launching start-ups, integrating business/technology architectures/and systems between companies, redefining roles and career paths for staff around the globe. He has led implementation of large-scale purchased packages, infrastructure deployments, handing both internal and outsourced teams for companies in addition to Kraft and Perkin-Elmer, like AT&T, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Pitney Bowes, The Hartford, Aetna, Johnson & Johnson, NASA, Fidelity, Woolworth, Bank of New York, and many others.
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, University of Connecticut; Associate of Science in Computer Science, Norwalk State Technical College, Connecticut