Chief of Software Engineering at Rolls-Royce Marine North America
- Alexandria, Virginia (Washington D.C. Metro Area)
Gary Cobb's Overview
- Project Management Institute (PMI)
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- Clemson University
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Gary Cobb's Summary
Gary A. Cobb, CIO/IT Director, Executive Advisor, MBA, PMP, Author with unique ability and experience to see the “big picture” that ties strategy, execution, implementation, and operations seamlessly together. Twenty-nine years of broad, diverse experience in several Fortune 500 companies including manufacturing, telecommunications and transportation; plus, significant consulting experience, government experience, and very recent eMarketing and CRM 2.0 experience. Cobb literally means “to succeed”! Core competencies include: executive communications, customer service, IT governance, strategic planning, team building, business case development, change management, and project portfolio management. B.S. in Computer Engineering from Clemson University, and MBA from the University of North Carolina.
Communications, strategic planning, project portfolio management, PMO, PMP, enterprise architecture, EPAS, systems and programming leadership, ITIL.
Gary Cobb's Experience
Chief of Software Engineering
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Aviation & Aerospace industry
February 2012 – Present (1 year 5 months) Alexandria, VA
Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in four global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy. We continue to invest in core technologies, products, people and capabilities with the objective of broadening and strengthening the product portfolio, improving efficiency and enhancing the environmental performance of its products.
Privately Held; Myself Only; Information Technology and Services industry
August 2010 – Present (2 years 11 months)
CIO 4 Dummies was initiated to help every aspiring CIO meander through the path to the top of IT. From Strategic Planning, to Enterprise Architecture, Project Management, and ITIL; it takes a focus on People, Process, and Technology to be successful. Not just meant for CIOs, but also the CEO, COO, CFO, and CMO can benefit from the wisdom. Publication 2012. Enjoy!
Self-Employed; Myself Only; Information Technology and Services industry
August 2010 – 2012 (2 years)
CIO, SVP, IT Director, MBA, PMP, Level 5 Leader with unique ability and experience to see the “big picture” that ties strategy, execution, implementation, and operations seamlessly together. Twenty-nine years of broad, diverse experience in several Fortune 500 companies including manufacturing, telecommunications and transportation; plus, significant consulting experience, government experience, and very recent eMarketing and CRM 2.0 experience. Cobb literally means “to succeed”! Core competencies include: executive communications, customer service, IT governance, strategic planning, team building, business case development, change management, and project portfolio management. B.S. in Computer Engineering from Clemson University, and MBA from the University of North Carolina.
VP of IT
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Events Services industry
October 2009 – December 2011 (2 years 3 months) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
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Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry
2008 – 2009 (1 year)
Responsible for enterprise architecture, systems development, program management, and operational support for all systems used at the City of Miami. Sample key initiatives include mainframe re-platform, .NET development, SOA/ESB, ESRI GIS upgrade, SLA's, and more ... Primary areas of emphasis include Public Safety (Police and Fire), GIS (Graphical Information Systems), Land Management and Neighborhood Services, Legislative systems, and more. Instrumental in implementing “new” and sustainable processes such as project and portfolio management (PMI PMBOK and Agile), and operations support (ITIL).
Government Administration industry
September 2003 – September 2008 (5 years 1 month)
Responsible for three separate duties: (1) Facilitator of the Senior Leadership Team through the IT strategic planning process, (2) Overall management of the Project Management Office (PMO) overseeing a project portfolio of ~300 concurrent projects, and (3) Program Manager for the largest effort in the IT portfolio which is a $20,000,000 Consolidated Justice Information System (CJIS).
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry
2004 – 2006 (2 years)
Providing PMO and general management expertise to IT Managers in the Tampa Bay area.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Maritime industry
2001 – 2003 (2 years)
Part of the Project Office management team overseeing an enterprise-wide IT re-architecture effort. Focus was on providing project management expertise to management and the various project managers. Directly responsible for leading the implementation of an enterprise portfolio management system (MS Project Server).
2000 – 2001 (1 year)
Directed an IT organization of more than 70 people responsible for all CRM and Business Intelligence systems, including the enterprise Data Warehouse, supporting this $5 billion ILEC. Primary focus was on supporting more than 5,000 Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service employees. Also designated as the single IT liaison to the Intermedia VP Leadership Board responsible for developing new strategies for revenue growth.
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GLW; Glass, Ceramics & Concrete industry
1985 – 2000 (15 years)
1998 - 2000; Held responsibility for the oversight and execution of an IT architecture “Renewal” strategy designed to create a more responsive, business-linked, and cost-effective IT organization. Directed an IT organization of more than 100 employees. Succeeded in obtaining good results and strong customer participation in the first phase of the $22,000,000 deployment plans and initiated the prototyping process for phase two. Various other roles of increasing responsibility 1985 – 1998. Also member of the 1995 winning team of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Gary Cobb's Skills & Expertise
Gary Cobb's Honors and Awards
Author, CIO 4 Dummies
Gary Cobb's Certifications
- License 379937
- January 2014
Gary Cobb's Education
Project Management Institute (PMI)
2004 – 2014 (expected)
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
1987 – 1991
BS, Computer Engineering
1981 – 1985
Gary Cobb's Additional Information
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- Honors and Awards:
PMP, Project Management Institute (PMI), 2004
ITIL Certification, ITSM, 2006
Author, CIO 4 Dummies, publication 2012
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