Professional Biography

In addition to his work with Puffin Advisors, Clinton (Clint) Gilliam, is the Virtual Chief Information Officer at LogicsOne. He holds a career-long record of IT organization turnaround and transformation that has brought companies including Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Parexel International, and GE Aerospace through growth challenges, M&A, startup processes, and obstacles to technical quality.

Clint’s professional forte is enabling growth and helping position companies as market leaders through the strategic use of technology. He offers a demonstrated ability to envision market need, navigate complex corporate changes and building agile IT groups.

A champion for team performance and solid vendor relationships, he has established high-profile, first-time initiatives that include Aegerion’s Cloud-First and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) strategy. There he and his IT team rolled out an Oracle ERP implementation in six months.

As a strong proponent of cost-controlled IT improvement, Clint led and secured executive consensus for portfolio management techniques that helped curb technology spend, achieving a 30% first-year improvement while ensuring delivery of clinical IT. In addition, he orchestrated AstraZeneca’s ERP first major offshoring solution for application support. The resulting solution minimized the high-dollar cost of SAP technical talent and lowered overall spend by $4M. With Aegerion, his IT organization rolled out a core Oracle ERP implementation in six months.

With Puffin Advisors, Clint guided the creation of strategic roadmaps and provided insights relative to strategic alternatives. He also provided planning and diagnostic services in support of establishing and running outsourcing or offshoring arrangements. As part of a leadership consulting role, he also served on the Ascent Venture Partners Technical Advisory Board, where he made recommendations based on emerging technology trends, market changes, corporate needs, and technology impact of business decisions.

Within Parexel, Clint formalized a global operating model, enabling continued company growth by defining foundational architectures and deploying systems including data management, data capture, data warehouse, document management, and integrated portal technologies. After taking over the delivery of e-clinical technology supporting the Clinical Research Services (CRS) business, he established and fostered formerly neglected partner relationships that proved critical to solutions deployment. In addition, his work was largely credited as the driving force behind widespread changes that set the stage for growth and increased the company’s ability to manage volatile client business requirements.

At AstraZeneca, Clint played instrumental roles throughout the company’s transformation through changes that included the startup of Astra Merck and subsequent post-M&A integration tasks. In the role of Director – Development Solutions & Planning, he set the stage for exponential growth and profitability with formation of applications systems platforms, governance, security framework, and FDA compliance validation software.

Upon earning promotions to Executive Director – Technology, Processes, & Services and Executive Director – Operations & Finance Solutions, Clint took a hands-on role to administer a $130M Infrastructure Services organization requiring interface with global leadership, major infrastructure outsourcing, and set up the company’s first offshoring arrangement as part of the successful rollout of SAP in North America. In these roles, he served as the U.S. representative on a global leadership team tasked with corporate direction, and carved out the first national SOX program, with accolades for passing an external audit on the first attempt. Clint’s attention to employee performance also shifted the traditional IT mindset, helping team members understand the meaning behind pharmaceutical programs—with subsequent improvements to applications stability and support for 10,000+ users and 1,000+ applications undergoing continual change.

At Martin Marietta and GE Aerospace, Clint led engineers in both a critical NASA ground terminal project to create a real-time distributed system, plus a later effort to launch the Advanced Concepts Center consulting practice supplying Fortune 500 companies with commerical applications development. In his previous roles at Unisys Corporation, Clint earned promotions and achievement awards for effective team building, engineering leadership, microcode development, large-team direction, sales leadership, and platform development. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, leading teams to develop customized systems software.

Clint earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and competed graduate-level coursework at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Technology Executives Networking Group.

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