Ouellette & Associates Announces Lou Markstrom as Australia Strategic Partner
BEDFORD, NH; May 25, 2017 - Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. (O&A) announced today that seasoned Talent and Culture Development specialist, Lou Markstrom and his company Results Group International have become O&A’s Strategic Partner for continued growth and expansion into the APAC market.
Over the past 25 years, Lou has worked with over 35,000 individuals in a wide variety of companies, organizations and industries to improve results, transform cultures and drive outcomes. Lou is the co-author of the Australian Edition of "Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business and Technology Together" (Wiley, CIO Series, 2014) and writes a monthly article for the on-line edition of CIO magazine. He is currently working with CIO's, IT and HR Leaders to transform their cultures and develop their talent. Lou specializes in working with organizations and individuals to assess their current state, identify future state vision, and create a talent strategy to help them get there.
"There is a tremendous appetite in Australia for O&A's series of IT Talent development services and SaaS-based Talent Management platform. With Lou, we have a strategic partner who is a highly respected thought leader in the CIO community," comments O&A CEO Dan Roberts. "Our expansion in Australia and the APac region will be integral to our plans to triple the size of our company by 2020."
“I’m extremely excited to partner with O&A and to expand and support the talent development and culture transformation of IT organizations throughout Australia. Having known Dan Roberts for many years, it’s a pleasure to partner with someone with such a similar philosophy, mindset and commitment to making a difference in IT organizations throughout the world.” Markstrom said.
O&A is changing the conversation about IT strategy, culture and talent by “Developing the Human Side of Technology.” Since 1984, the company has helped more than 3,500 IT organizations move up the IT maturity curve, shifting from an order taking solution provider to one that is positioned as a strategic partner and "Innovative Anticipator."
Ouellette & AssociatesNames Anita Leto West Coast Practice Leader
BEDFORD, NH; April 5, 2017 - Ouellette & Associates announced today that Anita Leto has been promoted to West Coast Practice Leader. In her new role, Anita is serving the rapidly increasing demand for O&A services in the western third of the U.S. as IT organizations continue to shift their focus to developing the human side of technology.
Anita has been helping leaders and their teams transform the way they work for over 25 years. She is a contributing author of the book Unleashing the Power of IT: Bringing People, Business and Technology Together (Wiley, 2nd edition). This Amazon best-selling book has defined the new mindset and “core” skill set critical for IT to become “part of the fabric” of today’s ever changing, increasingly complex, business environment. She has also authored and co-authored a variety of articles for industry publications. “I'm so pleased to be in this larger role with O&A, working with our terrific clients and helping them develop the human side of technology” notes Leto.
“With IT becoming the engine of business, CIOs today need to accelerate their journey up the maturity curve. Anita has a unique ability to quickly understand an organization's culture and provide the guidance and thought leadership to bring about positive cultural and performance changes. She has worked extensively with technical professionals and across the C-suite, positioning her very well to continue to expand our business” comments O&A CEO, Dan Roberts.
“At O&A, we have decades-long client relationships and pride ourselves on the lifetime value of these relationships. Anita’s ability to know her client’s business with intimacy and relevance is what keeps her clients highly satisfied, and has served her well in developing long term, sustaining relationships” said O&A President and COO, Larry Wolff.
O&A is changing the conversation about IT strategy, culture and talent by “Developing the Human Side of Technology.” Since 1984, and with laser focus on Culture and Talent, the firm has helped more than 3,500 IT organizations worldwide move up the IT Maturity Curve and build a world class IT Talent Brand. O&A’s clients are becoming Strategic Partners, Trusted Advisors, and Innovative Anticipators that are driving new revenue sources, orchestrating new customer experiences, and disrupting their industries. For more information on O&A and their research-based IT Maturity Curve and Talent Brand model, visit www.ouellette-online.com or call 1-800-878-4551.
Ouellette & AssociatesNames Larry Wolff President and Chief Operating Officer
BEDFORD, NH; January 3, 2017 - Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. (O&A) announced today that seasoned IT veteran, Larry Wolff has been named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Wolff will have responsibility for all of the Company's operating units worldwide. He will report to Chief Executive Officer Dan Roberts.
Wolff has more than 20 years of experience as a CEO, CIO, CTO and management consultant in public, private, international and emerging growth companies. He specializes in corporate and IT strategic planning, IT business alignment, business transformation through IT, business and IT turnarounds, merger integration and large-scale project rescues. His methodologies span industries and scale to companies of all sizes. Wolff has reported to Boards of Directors in multiple companies and has advised CEOs, CFOs, CIOs and Boards on corporate strategy and IT, driving revenue and earnings growth, cost reductions, customer satisfaction and employee retention.
“O&A is experiencing high demand for our services as the mission of IT organizations evolves. We needed a heavy hitter to run the day to day operations of the company. Larry is a former client of O&A and a very successful CIO. He brings thought leadership with a proven framework for IT strategy that complements our service offerings and creates more value for our clients. Larry is uniquely positioned to take us to the next level, giving me more time to spend with our clients and help them improve the skills and performance of their IT organizations” comments Roberts. “I am thrilled to be part of an organization that has had such an amazing impact on IT organizations as they prepare to transform their businesses. Having worked with O&A, I intimately understand the quality and value of our services,” said Wolff.
O&A is changing the conversation about IT strategy, culture and talent by “Developing the Human Side of Technology.” Since 1984, the company has helped IT leaders in more than 3,000 IT organizations build a workforce and culture that is recognized by their business partners as not just adding value but leading business transformation. For more information on Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc., visit www.ouellette-online.com or call 1-800-878-4551.