As a senior executive and consultant with 30+ years of combined strategic sourcing, financial management, and program management experience, Gerardo employs a collaborative management style based on expectations and accountability.  He has held roles across the spectrum of service relationships – from service provider, to buyer, to sourcing consultant in the private and public sectors.  Bilingual in English and Spanish, Gerardo has worked extensively in the US and Latin America.

Gerardo has advised both C-level executives and operational teams in the areas of sourcing strategy, finance, performance management, multisourcing services integration (MSI), governance, and implementation.  He has led acquisitions across a variety of service towers: scoping, developing business cases, building requirements, facilitating proposal evaluations, negotiating contracts, and managing implementation.  Gerardo is focused on ensuring organizations achieve their goals – whether they are cost savings, improved service delivery quality, improved governance structure, or overall effective service relationships.

Representative Engagements

  • Freddie Mac: As IT Risk and Supplier Management Lead, implemented IT Vendor Sourcing and Procurement Processes, including building strong partnerships with Office of CIO, PMO, IT Divisions, IT CFO, Supply Chain, and Business Areas.  Tracked financial value and impact of IT contracts.  Worked with tower leads to develop RFPs, SOWs, and proposal evaluations.
  • Commonwealth of Virginia: Advised multisourcing services integration (MSI) program by delineating scope, creating RFPs, conducting evaluations, and supporting implementation.
  • Global Chemical Manufacturer / Private Equity: Negotiated and established numerous IT contracts to support spin-off organization.  Prepared go-to-market processes for new IT services acquisitions.
  • US Fortune 100 Firm: Managed large-scale IT outsourcing transition projects in multi-vendor environments.
  • Latin American Multinational Firms: As Project Director, supported clients in Financial, Energy and Mining, Retail, Manufacturing, Food & Beverages sectors.
  • IBM Global Services: As Executive Program Manager in Contract Initiation Services, consulted project executives, client executives, and business office managers on definition and implementation of complex IT outsourcing engagements.

Education and Credentials

  • Master of Business Administration, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City, 1986 – Marketing & Finance
  • Bachelor of Science, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, 1981, – Electronic Engineering
  • PMI PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification (17718) – 1999-2021
  • ISACA CRISC (Risk & Information Systems Control) Certification – 2010-2015
  • ITIL 4 Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management – 2019

Articles and Publications

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