About the author
JOSÉ IGNACIO is an international citizen who has lived on three continents. He is an entrepreneurial, highly accomplished, award-winning global IT executive and CIO.
He started his career with The Procter & Gamble Company in Mexico and was later transferred to the Latin American headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, where he became the regional CIO responsible for fourteen markets and 2,200 direct reports and seven-figure budgets. He has proven ability to direct successful global business-driven IT solutions and mergers and acquisitions.
He was transferred to Ohio in the summer of 2006. He led a global initiative to enhance P&G’s distinctive customer-facing go-to-market capabilities, while increasing sales productivity among 10,000 sales associates in over 150 countries. With a genuine interest in understanding the needs of P&G’s key global partners, he led a systems strategy to consolidation of separate (local) systems into a manageable portfolio of fewer, (global) solutions, which translated into more effective selling and incremental revenue. He also launched P&G’s Global Shopper Based Services to enhance solutions in terms of broader access to shopper insights and allowing efficient analytics for almost all customer teams around the world.
Throughout his twenty-five-year career at Procter & Gamble, José Ignacio held leadership positions in multiple functions (commercial, supply chain, consumer market research, IT, and global shared services), and worked with the top five global retailers (Walmart, Carrefour, Tesco, Target, Metro), as well as with distributors and small independent stores.
He is frequently recognized within the industry for blending business acumen and IT strategy. He was named to HITEC 100 America’s Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
His board experience includes:
Industry co-chairman of CECRAL (LatAm ECR Association)
Advisory Board Member for Transora in South America
Mentorship chair at HITEC’s Board of Directors
Member of i.c.Stars* (Chicago) Program Committee
Co-chairman IERG (International Executives Resources Group) Chicago chapter
José Ignacio is a graduate of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico, with a B.S. in computer science.
He resides in Chicago, IL, with his wife and three children.