Chief Information Officer
Greater Seattle Area
Executive Director, Enterprise Services & Digital Transformation
September 2015 to Present
Greater Seattle Area
January 2015 to Present
Greater Seattle Area
VP, Enterprise Systems Development - ERP
2012 to 2014
Director, IT ERP Development
2010 to 2012
Starbucks Coffee Company
Director, Business Systems - Information Mgmt Services
2005 to 2010
Starbucks Coffee Company
Applications Development Manager, HR Systems - SAP HR
2001 to 2005
Sr Program Manager - SAP HR
December 1998 to October 2001
Project Manager HRIS - SAP
1997 to 1998
What company does Kari Escobedo work for?
Kari Escobedo works for Group Health
What is Kari Escobedo's role at Group Health?
Kari Escobedo is Executive Director, Enterprise Services & Digital Transformation
What industry does Kari Escobedo work in?
Kari Escobedo works in the Retail industry.
An inspirational leader, mentor and visionary communicator who values inclusiveness and diversity and has a natural talent for aligning a large workforce around a common goal and creating an environment that empowers team members to achieve their maximum potential. Thought leader and strategic thinker who is recognized for bold ideas, realistic planning and business acumen and is adept at developing strong relationships and earning high respect across the enterprise. Leverages technology, collaboration and communication, and Enterprise Systems expertise to develop cross-departmental processes and technology roadmaps through enterprise program management. Streamlines technical initiatives, boosts performance, ensures quality support and resolves complex technical issues for customers. Formulates and implements advanced technology and business solutions to meet diversity of corporate and customer needs; improves results by performing needs assessment, engaging in collaborative activities before recommending and implementing IT solutions. Global leader delivering cutting edge innovative technologies and million dollar cost savings in ERP program development, systems implementations, and enhancements. >Strategic Transformation Program Development and Execution: Develops trusting, transparent, collaborative relationships with key business partners to move enterprises forward with strategic programs >Created and Matured SAP COE & Systems Development: Skilled in business needs analysis, strategic planning, training regimes, systems conversions and implementation success strategies Specialties: Leadership Strategic Planning Technology Management Planning & Initiative Execution Negotiation & Collaboration Organization Change Management Hybrid Development Lifecycle Methodology expertise (Agile & Waterfall) Dev Ops team and program development Security, Privacy & Risk Management Requirements Definition & PrioritizationExecutive Director, Enterprise Services & Digital Transformation @ From September 2015 to Present (3 months) Greater Seattle AreaManaging Partner @ An executive advisor to help leaders select, design, and successfully implement business/organizational change driven by investments in technology, process improvement and talent evolution. From January 2015 to Present (11 months) Greater Seattle AreaVP, Enterprise Systems Development - ERP @ Led the creation of strategic and tactical plans for the development and execution of programs and initiatives to meet IT and Business Customers goals. * Led the development of Strategic IT Modernization program for Enterprise Systems that executed $150M in IT capabilities for business units * Drove the development of Cloud Strategy and Strategic Cloud Governance Council Developed Mobility Platform strategy and implemented Ent Mobility Platform and developed mobile apps * Led collaboration of teams for a Spend Management Program to consolidate business and technology efforts into one platform to support all processes onto the Ariba Cloud Platform * Led the implementation of Enterprise Commissions Platform – supports all channels of business totaling over $1B per year in commissions –saved $10M the first year * Partnered with Supply Chain leadership to develop a 2 yr SCM modernization program to enable Omni-Channel Ordering and enhanced visibility of Serialized Inventory, with the adoption of SAP APO/GAPT on HANA while utilizing Serialized Inventory Tracking via OER on HANA technology * Developed HR Technology Business and Technology Capability Roadmap and Strategy, Modernized the BI and Analytics platforms by building multi tool infrastructures; Big Data platforms Hadoop/AsterData, HANA databases for real time analytics and traditional Teradata Integrated Data Warehouses to meet business needs * Partnered with key business leaders to develop key Transformation programs that have a cumulative annual savings of over $150- $200M annually * Developed & Executed creation of an end to end Inventory Lifecycle Mgmt program targeted to save $40M in first year * Led the Metro PCS IT merger program as well as successfully completed the Public Company Launch (reverse IPO); integrated all HR, Finance/Accounting, Supply Chain and Legal/Regulatory Functions and Systems From 2012 to 2014 (2 years) Director, IT ERP Development @ * Provided strategic leadership for Marketing/CRM, BI, ERP HR, Finance Systems & Supply Chain, including architecture, system design, development, quality assurance, and delivery of enterprise applications including feature / functions to support Marketing/CRM, BI, HR and employee self-service applications, Enterprise Commissions systems, Controlling and Accounting Systems as well as developing Content Mgmt systems * Collaborated closely with senior leaders across the company, partners with business units and functional groups to drive technology strategies and drive the design, development and support of applications that support the end-to-end internal customer/stakeholder experience across T-Mobile * Partnered with business units and functional groups in the definition and execution of business strategies and plans; creatively partner to effectively allocate and maximize our resources, and assist in the creation, definition and execution of 1 and 3 year roadmaps. * Managed execution and refined programs and projects based on measurable results and drive all systems design & implementation for Marketing/CRM, BI, HR, Finance, Supply Chain, Commissions and ECM functions * Built a high performance team through partner development and ongoing team building including performance feedback, career path developmental opportunities and implementation of best practices. From 2010 to 2012 (2 years) Director, Business Systems - Information Mgmt Services @ Led the creation of strategic and tactical plans for the development and execution of program and initiatives to meet organizational goals. * Supported success of all programs through policy development, control framework development and enhancement, communication programs and creating exceptional client and stakeholder confidence * Administered an annual budget of up to $4M encompassing North American and International strategic and operational planning and program/project management * Managed execution and refined programs based on measurable results and drove all systems design & implementation for Risk & Compliance, IS BC/DR and CRM applications * Led IS programs including development of IS Policies & Standards as well as technical controls for all major technology areas along with remediation plans * Implemented IS global identity management and access control strategy and solution * Created and managed an assortment of projects and programs related to PCI Levels 1 & 2 compliance From 2005 to 2010 (5 years) Applications Development Manager, HR Systems - SAP HR @ Managed planning and development of SAP HR/Payroll applications in collaboration with interdepartmental, cross-functional, IT professional teams and vendors. * Worked closely with senior leaders across the company, partners with business units and functional groups to develop HR technology strategies and drive the design, development and support of applications that support the end-to-end internal customer/stakeholder experience across Starbucks * Partnered with business units and functional groups in the definition and execution of HR business strategies and plans; creatively partner to effectively allocate and maximize our resources, and assist in the creation, definition and execution of 1 and 3 year roadmaps * Expert on configuring projects involving generating transition and implementation roadmaps and leading the design, development, testing, installation and maintenance of SAP tools/modules * Led over five technology integrations within M&A team. Defined business requirements, conducted gap analyses and collected user patterns to create conceptual designs for system enhancements * Annual case load involved monitoring and progressing about 50-60 projects with scheduling and budgetary control; consistently delivered above 85% on time and on budget metrics * Identified multiple BPI opportunities with cost-benefit annual values above $1M each and generated project proposals covering enhancements to systems, processes and infrastructure. From 2001 to 2005 (4 years) Sr Program Manager - SAP HR @ Recognized as the organization’s SAP implementations leader overseeing or personally conducting analysis, configuration, specifications, development and management of multiple SAP HR and Finance business applications from product definition and planning through to release stages. Led a team of 10 direct reports consisting of project managers, SAP configuration analysts, Security and ABAP developers. * Partnered with business leaders to develop both business and technology strategies that supported business goals and objectives. Led the development and execution of HR IT roadmaps and programs. * Member of the interdepartmental team which developed world class Web applications interfaced to SAP; automated employee pay stubs, empowered manager self-service and handled W-4 tracking, time entry and a range of personnel time accountability functions * Led upgrade from 3.0e to 4.5b (configured Personnel Administration, Organization Management and Finance) modules including Benefits, US Payroll, Time & Payroll, A/P and A/R. In addition made multiple quarterly functional improvements From December 1998 to October 2001 (2 years 11 months) Project Manager HRIS - SAP @ From 1997 to 1998 (1 year) Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) @ California State University-Fullerton - College of Business and Economics From 1990 to 1995 Kari Escobedo is skilled in: Relationship Management, Vendor Management, Change Management, Information Security, Strategic Planning, Technology Management, ERP, Risk Management, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Requirements Analysis, Leadership, SDLC, Integration, Business Process, Business Intelligence
Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Judging (J)
2 year(s), 3 month(s)
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