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Dr. Rick Nordtvedt
Summary Rick has over 20 years as a business-focused IT executive. His expertise is
building technology to grow revenue & market share, reduce costs, and enhance customer
Rick is also a professional speaker on Information strategies, global business strategies,
leadership, and teamwork. Engagements include: IBM, The Center for Innovative
Technology, DuPont, The World Bank, Chevron, The National Geographic Society, and
lectures at the graduate schools of Notre Dame and Stanford.
Consulting Areas
 Information Technology
 Emerging Technologies
 Technology Planning
IT Strategy Development
Custom Development
IT Governance
Implementation & Support
Project/Company Assessments
IT Business Management
 Strategic Planning
 Technology Product
 Systems Development
Mergers & Acquisitions
IT Capital Management
Large-Scale Program
C-Level Executive Coaching
IT Governance
Industry Verticals Served
Information Technology, Financial Services, Medical Devices, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Software
Development and Implementation
Representative Experiences
Vice President: IT Governance & Compliance, Altisource Portfolio Solutions – Altisource is a provider
of real estate, mortgage, asset recovery, and customer relationship management services. It operates in
three segments: mortgage services, financial services and technology services. Rick’s team's mission of 6
directors and 85 staff is to "manage IT as a business" by managing services in the following functional
o Financial management, strategy, IT asset management, compliance, regulatory, and risk
management, project/program standards and governance, process management, performance
management, mergers & acquisition integration
Vice President: IT Strategy, Governance, Office of the CIO, Essilor of America– Create a businessdriven environment within IT. Lead IT senior leadership in crafting and delivering IT strategy and roadmap.
Inform business strategy and align IT strategy. Capital planning, roadmap, process management, risk
management, portfolio/program management office (PMO). Four directors. Annual capital project budget:
o Created Enterprise IT Governance, Developed IT strategic plan and business architecture,
Developed IT roadmap, Implemented IT PMO & project management system including time
tracking, reporting, and chargeback, Developed business-language service level agreement
Managing Director: Corporate Systems, Applications Development, Federal Express Corporation –
Managed all IT functions. Technologies included Web/ERP/mainframe, associated databases, vendors and
hardware. ERP highlights: Asset management, accounts payable ($9B annually), general ledger, time &
expense, projects, inventory, purchasing, human resources, and payroll ($6B annually), tax preparation,
sales tax, legal, security, procurement, and other corporate systems. Six managers and professional staff of
100 plus project contractor augmentation; annual operating budget: $30 million.
Education, Training & Certifications
Doctor of Philosophy, 2007 Strategic Management and MIS, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Master of Business Administration, 1986, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration 1980, Management, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
April 2015