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Chris Pena

Chris Pena

Greater New York City Area
Information Technology and Services
  1. Pearson,
  2. JT Solutions, Inc.,
  3. Bond Technologies
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management

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Highly experienced and talented technology leader with a record of guiding and executing global digital platform implementations and strategy, providing technical leadership and driving technical delivery. Well versed in software engineering, global business strategy, marketing, technical operations, change management and finance. A proven leader adept in guiding the efforts of global teams across software development, product management and project delivery. An expert in being a change agent in driving technical approach that aligns to business strategies in an effort to help achieve greater success. A visionary and innovator with the unique ability to help determine and chart strategy for an organization as well as to insure execution of initiatives within the digital space. Chris has worked across multiple industries including; media, financial services, education and consumer products. He also brings a pragmatic hands on approach to leading engineering teams and has a passion for delivering.

Specialties: digital platforms, media, insurance, publishing, ecommerce , finance, retail


Vice President, Client Partner

– Present (1 year)Greater New York City Area

Client Partner for Razorfish Technology Platforms Division with a focus on global ecommerce platform engagements.

Global VP Engineering for Online and Ecommerce Platforms

(2 years 3 months)New York, NY

Responsible for building Pearson's next generation Ecommerce and Digital Marketing platform. The goal of the platform is to provide a self service platform for Digital Marketers and a API strategy for internal and external product development teams to support Pearson Digital Transformation Strategy and in alignment with our three key businesses; K12 Education, Higher Education and Professional Education. Responsible for leadership of all engineering, product management and delivery of the digital marketing and eCommerce platforms. Work with C level leadership and marketers across all of Pearson’s educations businesses globally to develop and execute a comprehensive digital marketing platform strategy to meet short and long term objectives. Serve as the platform evangelist in the design and build of the next generation digital marketing and eCommerce platform. Drove the evaluation and selection of a global web content management platform, an eCommerce platform and supporting tools and services. Lead the implementation of a global scalable, digital platform that includes Adobe Experience Manager (Adobe CQ) for Web Content Management, Elastic Path for our eCommerce engine, Adobe Marketing Suite for Analytical, Advise my engineering team on continuous integration best practices, the implementation of test driven development and the creation of a development framework for use by other internal and external partners. Strong hands on involvement in all aspects of the platform development and delivery. Primary technical contact for business sponsors from our Marketing and Product development organizations, maintain direct relationships with CMOs across the organization. Responsible for all budgeting and strategic planning for the online and ecommerce group; Responsible for supplier relationships across, software vendors, systems integrators and external partners. Responsible for globally distributed development and product management teams.


JT Solutions, Inc.
(8 years)

Providing solutions architecture and project management services for Fortune 1000 companies on enterprise level projects; currently at Pearson Education involved in the implementation of an enterprise web content management platform. Was previously at Time Inc's Time Interactive Division providing project management services for several high profile projects, with a focus on enterprise web content management. JT Solutions also provides project management and technical strategy service for other large media and publishing clients in the New York area.

Clients: Pearson, Time Inc., Nutrisystem, United Health Care, Tommy Hilfiger, American International Group (AIG), Rodale Press

Technical Director

Bond Technologies
(6 years 11 months)New York and Chicago

Was responsible for Bond Technologies' Media and Publishing Practice- Supplied hands-on technical direction for large-scale client projects, from scope definition to delivery. Recruited, trained and mentored a growing technical and managerial staff. Established and controlled finances, time lines, resources, contract negotiations, partner relations and change management. Was responsible for managing a team of 40+ senior consultant, technical architects and project leaders. Had P&L responsibility for the practice. Clients Included Time Inc., Associated Press, Bloomberg, Capital Printing, Turner Broadcasting, Financial Times, Penguin Putnam, Simon and Schuster, and Scholastics

Customer Service Manager- Mutual Funds

RR Donnelley
(1 year 6 months)

Customer Service

Bowne Business Communications
(3 years)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Chris is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Chris cares about:

  • Education

Organizations Chris supports:


Independent Coursework

  • Coursera/The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Gamification


  1. Spanish


  • Publishing
  • E-commerce
  • Retail
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Content Management
  • Product Management
  • Digital Strategy
  • CMS
  • Project Management
  • Mobile Devices
  • Email Marketing
  • Mobile Applications
  • Online Advertising
  • Vendor Management
  • SEO
  • Agile Methodologies
  • User Experience
  • Information Architecture
  • Program Management
  • IT Strategy
  • Digital Media
  • Web Analytics
  • New Business Development
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Strategy
  • Software Development
  • Management
  • Professional Services
  • Enterprise Software
  • Leadership
  • Start-ups
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Solution Architecture
  • Change Management
  • Web Content Management
  • Enterprise Content...
  • Team Management
  • Web Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Agile Project Management
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
  • CRM
  • Web Project Management
  • User Interface Design
  • Web Applications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Web Development
  • Web 2.0
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