Julie Merriman

Executive Summary

Leveraging 25 years’ experience and executive leadership delivering on innovation strategies to bring sustained value to clients. Focus on Multi-Cloud Computing and Orchestration Management solutions. Respected IT leader with sustained success driving technology innovation and adoption across organizations. Recognized industry expert in Enterprise Cloud Adoption leveraging on-premise Private Cloud, industry standard Public Cloud and Enterprise Hybrid Cloud. An IT strategist and change evangelist who has consistently realized quantifiable achievements using critical thinking and knowledge of today’s cloud offerings to successfully deliver on executive vision. Proven history in forming and managing high performance teams of technology architects, engineers and delivery specialists. Keen insights into emerging industry trends with unique ability to select, integrate and apply solutions to business challenges – from large ERP solutions to tools for individual productivity – driving business agility and competitive advantage.

Core Competencies:

  • Enterprise Cloud Adoption
  • Multi-Cloud Computing
  • Technology Integrations
  • Emerging Industry Trends
  • Change Evangelist
  • Orchestration Mgt

Experience:

  • Leverage extensive experience and executive leadership delivering on change management and innovation strategies to bring sustained value to clients
  • Focus on Multi-Cloud Computing and Orchestration Management solutions which enable IT organizations to provide more flexible services while driving costs down
  • Advise industry alliances and service provider executive leadership on product and service offerings ensuring roadmaps are tied to customer expectations
  • Managed multiple diverse teams, including outsourced professionals, to a total head count of 20-40 technicians and managed multi-million dollar budgets
  • Transformed, motivated and led teams of architects, engineers and project managers to form successful Cloud Center of Excellence
  • Drove down web application hosting costs to multi-million dollar savings
  • Developed and implemented technology standards and roadmaps that ensured supportability, quicker integrations and reduced overall development and support costs
  • Led data center migration of all shared services platforms meeting extremely aggressive timelines of approximately one month while minimizing planned production down times to less than eight hours
  • Led team that Integrated deployment and production support processes for seamless transition to outsourced service provider. Maintained highest customer satisfaction score throughout transition
  • Managed SAP Planning and Architecture system landscape and technology infrastructure deployments during multiple major releases without failed upgrades or technical releases
  • Led teams responsible for designing solutions leveraging current middleware, database, integration and cloud management tools and infrastructures enabling business agility
  • Advisory council member with several IT industry solution providers
  • Strategic Advisor to Open Data Center Alliance, formerly Board Member
  • MS, Technology Management; Mercer University Stetson School of Business and Economics