“Bill joined our Wrench Group Information Technology all-hands meeting to present his lessons learned and approach to introducing an “Agile and Product Orientation” methodology. Bill’s shared experiences and experiential wisdom from his NCR leadership role was the right content and messaging at the right time for our growing team. Bill’s presentation was repeatedly mentioned as a highlight by the team.”Robert Sheesley, Chief Information Office Wrench Group, LLC

Strategic IT Planning and Governance – Aligning company goals to IT objectives, providing a framework for IT and business steering committee makeup and measures. Building holistic IT portfolio and technology business management capabilities including financial management (opex & capex), human resources/capacity management, program/ project management, supplier/vendor management, offshoring/outsourcing, systems analysis & business process design.

Organization Leadership and Transformation – Designing and implementing the IT organization structure and operating model that is right for your business. Assessing and creating an IT job family matrix that encourages accountability, promotes team member growth and opportunity for both lateral and upward career movement. Building a culture that respects the individual, promotes diversity and collaboration, and values innovation and technological advancement.

Enterprise Architecture and Modernization – Reviewing and defining the architecture standards and strategies that enable meaningful infrastructure and application roadmaps that address management of technical debt while advancing delivery of strategic and core business capabilities. Planning the appropriate cloud and on-premise hosting models to maximize resiliency and performance for customers, maintainability for operators, and cost effectiveness for contribution to business profitability.

Security and Compliance Management – Creating an effective Chief Information Security (CISO) organization to manage all aspects of cybersecurity, data privacy, regulatory compliance/audits, risk management, security incidents and employee security awareness. Developing processes to benchmark performance and mature overall security and compliance scores.

Merger and Acquisition or Divestiture Support – Conducting due diligence through integration or spin-off efforts including identifying required integration points, financial analysis, business process dependencies and key completion metrics.

Business Capability Specific Systems and Implementations – Guiding the end-to-end strategy and deployment planning for major operational and decision-support solutions, e.g., CRM, ERP, CSM. Business process expertise and best-in-class vendor knowledge with mega-processes including Planning, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Field and Remote Services & Support, and corporate functions (Human Resources, Legal, Finance, Real Estate, IT).

Technology Partner Relationship Development and Management – Targeted coaching supporting the formation of executive level relationships with C-Suite peers, vendors, and key business partners, e.g. universities, technology associations, civic organizations. Services include review and assessment of master agreements and contracts, business review cadences, and relational coaching for difficult or unique situations.

Board Experienced with public company Audit and Risk Committee of the Board of Directors.  Board chair experience with large technology associations, serving public and private and non-profit organizations.   In addition, Bill has served as Advisory Board Chair for the two largest Atlanta technology associations, Technology Association of Georgia and Georgia CIO Leadership Association.  Both organizations grew their membership and quality of events significantly under his leadership.  Bill is an advisory board member for private technology companies Globality and Island.io, along with other Private Equity firms that utilize his CIO mentoring skills. Bill is a member of the DDN – Digital Directors Network the world’s leading boardroom network exclusively focused on improving digital and cyber risk governance, and is a qualified technology expert(QTE certification)

“Bill VanCuren is highly skilled in educating senior sales professionals how to more effectively access C-level executives, how they think and what’s most important to them” – Phil Kasper, CRO & SVP Entrust Corp.

Bill’s coaching skills and experience includes building diverse teams with culture that respects individuals while achieving aggressive corporate goals for profit and expense discipline.  Bill is also a mentor to other IT executives in Atlanta  as well as across the U.S.   He excels at both one-on-one coaching and group sessions based upon experiential learning and adaptive real world case studies. Bill uses situational leadership techniques to demonstrate how to apply the best style to the situation.

  • Advising technology sales teams on Go-To-Market approaches
  • Effective meeting techniques including C-level and board level
  • Executive career guidance for technology professionals
  • Relationship Management coaching for C-suite effectiveness
  • Executive Presence techniques & role play interactions
  • Business case development and presentation

Focused education sessions on relevant topics that IT executives need to master in order to be successful and ultimately promoted to higher roles. Learning will be achieved through a mixture of experienced facilitation, video’s from IT thought leaders, excerpts from books on CIO’s and contemporary business leadership, and situational case studies.  

  • Sustaining Longevity in the tech exec role  
  • Building and Sustaining Relationships Across the C-suite 
  •  Nurturing Relationships with Suppliers and Customers 
  • Adapting and Leading During Times of Change 
  •  Innovation and Taking Calculated Risks  
  • Building diverse teams with strong culture for collaboration 
  •  Sales strategies for success with CIO’s and CISO’s

“BVC provides great insights as a Sr. technology advisor to portfolio companies as they mature their IT strategy & operations”Dave Watson, President Redwood Holdings

Bill is a very gifted presenter and communicator. Bill is an excellent strategic thinker and was always able to articulate the link between information technology (IT) and corporate strategy ” – Saby Mitra Dean, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida

“Bill, current board chair of Ignite Your Health, has been an indispensable force in the launch of my startup. As a mentor, supporter, and advisor, Bill’s contributions have been pivotal in positioning Ignite Your Health to revolutionize workplace wellness. His commitment to fostering a healthier corporate culture is set to make a lasting impact on the well-being of employees and the productivity of businesses everywhere” – Nathalie Charlot, Founder/CEO, Ignite Your Health

Assist private companies on the development of their information technology strategy to support their business objectives. Identify areas of opportunity to utilize information technology to improve business functions. Build a network of technology leaders across the portfolio companies and establish a regular cadence for collaboration and best practice sharing.

Talent Assessments– Organizational design assistance. CIO/CTO/CISO search and replace processes.  Skills inventory with recommendations to modernize and upskill technology teams.

Business aligned IT strategies – Competitive and industry benchmarking coaching, Operational excellence, IT governance, Digital optimization.

Best practices sharing – Connect Portfolio CIOs with similar technologies and industries for sharing. Build personal connections for deeper sharing and insights. 

Project Evaluations – Mixed duration engagement to help assess or re-direct with a specific project that is already contemplated or in progress.

M&A Due Diligence  – Enhance IT synergies and new strategies and risk assessment of “unknown” technology risks. Inventory IT assets & personnel to provide assessments of value & risk.

“When I decided to scale my business, Bill immediately jumped on board as Board Chair to lead the effort. Knowing it was a start-up, he initiated a plan of action and led the Board with enthusiasm, clarity and conviction. Bill made possible what otherwise felt daunting – and even made it fun. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to lead other new ventures.” – Jennifer McKenna, President JMAC Consulting