Chief Information Officer (CIO) @ US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
I'm an experienced, award-winning CIO with a reputation for finding innovative solutions to complex and sometimes unusual business problems. Known for formulating and articulating visions and leading teams in their successful execution, I have used IT to drive revenue and competitive advantage as well as to manage costs in rapidly expanding businesses. I'm a relationship-builder who is
I'm an experienced, award-winning CIO with a reputation for finding innovative solutions to complex and sometimes unusual business problems. Known for formulating and articulating visions and leading teams in their successful execution, I have used IT to drive revenue and competitive advantage as well as to manage costs in rapidly expanding businesses. I'm a relationship-builder who is able to drive change in complex, matrixed organizations. I also have experience as a CEO, with MBA degree from Wharton and Computer Science degree from Yale.
I have been named by Computerworld Magazine one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2010, an award for "exceptional technology leadership, innovative ideas for solving business challenges, and effectively managed IT strategies." In 2006 I was also awarded a CIO 100 award for innovation that drives business results. I have spoken at professional conferences on driving innovation and using IT to support company growth and competitiveness.
I'm currently CIO at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, a government agency that processes about 7 million applications for benefits each year, including requests for citizenship, permanent resident status, employment authorization, refugee status and other humanitarian assistance.
Prior to USCIS I was CIO at Intrax Cultural Exchange, an industry-leading, innovative provider of cultural exchange and educational programs to over 40,000 participants a year from more than 70 countries, offering au pair placements, high school exchange programs, work and travel programs, internships, and language study programs.
Specialties: Innovative, sound approaches to solving business problems with technology. DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Leading transformational programs. Delivering competitive advantage and revenue growth as well as cost savings. Strategic visioning and planning, communicating technical concepts to non-technical people, team building and management.
Chief Information Officer (CIO) @ From June 2010 to Present (5 years 5 months) Chief Information Officer (CIO) @ From January 2004 to May 2010 (6 years 5 months) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) @ From April 2000 to December 2003 (3 years 9 months) Consultant @ From April 1999 to December 2003 (4 years 9 months) San Francisco Bay AreaConsultant @ From September 1997 to April 1999 (1 year 8 months) Director of Software Development @ From August 1993 to August 1994 (1 year 1 month) Account Manager / Project Manager / Lead Architect @ From July 1984 to August 1993 (9 years 2 months)
MBA @ Wharton School of Business From September 1995 to 1997 MA @ Yale University From September 1981 to 1983 BS @ Yale University From September 1977 to 1981 Executive Education Certificate @ Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of GovernmentOceanside schools Mark Schwartz is skilled in: Product Management, Agile Methodologies, Program Management, SDLC, Leadership, Vision, Innovation, Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence, Start-ups, Vendor Management, Strategy, Public Speaking, Business Transformation, Mentoring, Entrepreneurship, Management, Management Consulting, Marketing, Team Building, Software Project..., Strategic Planning, Salesforce.com, Business Strategy, Enterprise Software, Outsourcing, Homeland Security, Security, Cyber-security, Mergers & Acquisitions, SaaS, Software Development, Business Process, Project Planning, Process Improvement, Business Planning, Information Technology, Executive Management, Governance, IT Management, Consulting, SharePoint, Business Process..., Scrum, Business Analysis, Data Center, E-commerce, Analytics, Cross-functional Team..., IT Strategy
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