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Luxury brand leader, Lisa Baldwin, joins TAG CXO

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Lisa Baldwin, an industry veteran with a track record of successes with paramount brands like Tiffany and Co., Coach and Macy's, is bringing her earned expertise to TAG CXO as a fractional CIO.

"We are very pleased to welcome Lisa to the firm and delighted to share her battle-tested experience and industry expertise with clients. Forged through an impressive career track, Lisa brings a genuine blend of executive traits, CIO accomplishments and personal poise to the table for mid-market operators. From large organizations and big brands, her people-focused demeanor, global program exposure and practical approach are second only to her poise and preparedness for each challenge," says Paul Theisen, founder of TAG CXO. "And now her unique talent is available to more firms, more often, on a more affordable and fractional basis!"

Baldwin's remarkable insights come from 30 years of IT experience, managing modernization and transformation across all aspects of business.

In her most recent role as CIO of a luxury jewelry retailer, Baldwin led technology globally and successfully launched an e-commerce website on Microsoft Azure in China. The revenue-generating website used the company's own tech and cloud computing stack, as compared to previous on-premise systems. The launch surpassed revenue targets and was a huge win for the company.

Baldwin is well versed in managing multi-faceted IT organizations. In previous roles, she's led the transformation and re-platforming of applications and tools delivered across the company - from supply chain to retail to cybersecurity.

While her resume boasts many successes, Baldwin credits the people around her. As a people-focused leader, Baldwin's tactic is to educate and motivate teams to reach their highest potential.

Those values translate well to the fractional CIO service model. Baldwin says her years of experience can benefit mid-market companies facing challenges as they grow.

"I like the idea of being able to help more than one company at a more strategic and advisory level," Baldwin says.

Baldwin is the recipient of the 2020 National Diversity & Leadership Award "Top CIOs". She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia State University.

To learn more visit: https://tagcxo.com/about/lisa-baldwin

About TAG CXO:

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a distinguished reserve of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff. Learn more at: https://tagcxo.com/.

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Seasoned Digital Leader Steve Phillips joins TAG CXO

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Steve Phillips, a change-oriented global technology executive, has joined TAG CXO to offer interim and fractional executive CIO services available for on-demand engagement to mid-market operators.

Phillips has built a reputation as a people-first leader, building sustainable teams that deliver outstanding results. Hardware and software are relatively easy to come by, but people, Phillips says, are the real assets.

"It's the people that make all the difference," he says.

He has taken this approach to leading technology-focused companies and transformed their IT programs by developing and delivering digital capabilities that support new go-to-market models in ecommerce, services delivery, and reverse logistics, resulting in $100M's in new digital revenues.

Phillips' career includes leading companies through complex mergers and acquisitions, a process that requires knowledge and expertise from a tech perspective.

"Experience absolutely matters when it comes to successful M&A, to ensure mergers deliver on their stated benefits," Phillips says.

As executive vice president and CIO at a 100,000 employee BPO business, Phillips optimized margins by reducing IT expenses by $20 million, while simultaneously improving system service levels by 50% and introducing new technologies that drove material revenue growth.

"Steve is the quintessential experienced large company executive, with a warm countenance in conversation that conveys his sense of insight, confidence and personal humility. Naturally inquisitive, deeply learned, and well recognized within his profession, Steve is ready to bring his 'quick study' approach, and years of hindsight, to new advisory clients. And, we are thrilled to offer his tenure to TAG CXO clients!" said Paul Theisen, CEO and Founder.

Phillips, who is originally from the UK, received his undergrad degree and postgraduate diploma from the University of Essex and the University of West London, respectively. He was named a fellow at the UK Institute of Engineering and Technology and was the recipient of a fellowship focused on manufacturing management at Cranfield University.

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About TAG CXO:

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a distinguished reserve of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff.

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Top Technology and Risk Management executive Ed Escobedo joins TAG CXO

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Ed Escobedo has watched technology evolve and grow over the past 40 years. He has now joined TAG CXO as a seasoned executive who brings skills and experience as fractional CIO.

He's seen the growth of processing power, once stored in rows and rows of computers, now condensed into nanocomputing components, small enough to fit in a wristwatch.

Today, Escobedo brings his earned experience and knowledge to TAG CXO as a fractional executive, focusing on IT operational excellence, compliance and cybersecurity for mid-market companies.

Being on the ground floor of major technology companies has offered Escobedo a unique perspective. He's had the ability to grow right alongside technological advances and witness what works and what doesn't.

"It has been amazing to be a part of the evolution and innovation of technology and cybersecurity over the course of my career. I have been blessed with opportunities to work at some of the best companies in the world and have had a front row seat within an industry that is constantly re-inventing itself," Escobedo says.

Escobedo, who grew up in California, was introduced to technology field in the military, when he joined the United States Air Force in 1979. After spending some time in Washington, D.C., Escobedo made his way to Arizona in the early 90s and was a technology and cybersecurity executive of several global corporations, such as PayPal, DHL and the Apollo Group.

Escobedo's numerous successes come from his ability to analyze operations and processes and introduce strategic and pragmatic solutions. His keen eye for improving critical business systems and enhancing security has resulted in the success and growth of many large-scale operations.

At TAG CXO, Escobedo is looking forward to supporting mid-market companies with that same tenacity.

"Ed's executive presence and affable demeanor are second only to his professional accomplishments as a technology executive. He is a former large company top-level exec who has the business acumen to comprehend the situational context, the knowledge to diagnose the need, and the leadership acumen to build structures that deliver to the bottom-line; exactly what mid-market operators are looking for," said Paul Theisen, founder of TAG CXO. "And, he brings combined CIO/CISO skills, delivering more value to clients more efficiently in today's hyper-secure environment."

To learn more visit: https://tagcxo.com/services

About TAG CXO:

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a distinguished reserve of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff. Learn more at: https://tagcxo.com/.

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TAG CXO Announces Industry Veteran Executive Paul Elliott Joins Team

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Paul Elliott still values the promise behind a handshake. He grew up listening to talk of the family business discussed around the dinner table. His Midwest family, led by his grandfather, modeled those downhome values where only a handshake was required. Elliott has used those impressionable lessons throughout his life and in his own career. Now he aims to serve others with the same kind of integrity as the newest chief information officer at TAG CXO, an organization of successful fractional executives available for hire.

Elliott comes from a long career - more than 30 years - in executive leadership roles across industry sectors including healthcare, information technology, retail, consumer goods manufacturing and supply chain. His visionary yet practical approach helps companies realize business purpose, discover means of scaling operations with technology, find revenue streams and value creation opportunities.

He's spent time with large corporations, such as Insight and Johnson & Johnson, and small, entrepreneurial start-ups, helping to achieve goals and improve metrics and outcomes. While Elliott's resume boasts many successes, such as a recent build and go-to market launch of a customized technology suite, his servant-centered leadership style focuses on people.

"At the end of the day for me, my greatest professional accomplishment is the people that I've impacted or that have impacted me," Elliott says.

With TAG CXO, Elliott has the opportunity to reach more people in need. The contract-based, executive-as-a-service business model is growing, he says. Companies get affordability and access to the skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced leaders they need to achieve a goal.

"TAG is so fortunate to have Paul Elliot join our growing bench of tried and true, large company, CIO executives," said P. Theisen, founder and CEO of TAG CXO. "Paul truly has the hindsight and expertise our mid-market clients are asking for and they'll be delighted to receive from him."

Elliott's supportive leadership approach spills over into his personal life as well. He values his family and finds joy in spending time with his wife and daughter.

To learn more visit: https://tagcxo.com/services

About TAG CXO:

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a bench of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff. Learn more at: https://tagcxo.com/.

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Zach Poth Joins TAG CXO as COO to Support Growing Demand for Fractional Executive Services

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- TAG CXO, an organization of successful fractional executives available for hire, is pleased to announce that Zach Poth has joined the team. Poth is an accomplished information technology pro who will take on the role of chief operating officer.

In this role, Zach will support all TAG CXO chief information officers and industry advisors, helping to match these executives-as-a-service with the right companies to make a significant impact for both parties. Zach will ensure the company continues to offer undiluted quality as it grows and he will be a brand ambassador for TAG CXO's core values.

"I look at myself as the guardian of the brand for TAG," he said. "I want to make sure those core values are carried through all of our interactions - with the team and with our clients."

Zach has had the good fortune of working with many remarkable organizations and professionals that have provided him decades of experience learning the ins and outs of business building and leadership. Creating effective operational processes, designing cutting-edge platforms and managing lucrative sales programs are some of Zach's successes, but his greatest achievements have come from strategically bridging gaps in an organization to lead to success of their business initiatives.

While Zach has worked with a variety of companies in heavy, civil and commercial constructions, energy and utility, diversified industrials and software-as-a-service, his passion lies in in the development of businesses and people in the start-up and technology industries.

"Zach is a real utility player, astute with client-focused marketing strategies, able to provide experienced leadership across the sales cycle, and confident building out and managing the delivery executive bench," said TAG CXO principal and founder, Paul Theisen. "His portfolio of experience and skillsets are second to his strength of character as a man of faith, a great husband and father and great team member at the office. We are delighted and fortunate to have him join the TAG Team, raise the bar and be the guardian of our brand promise."

Zach takes his role as guardian outside the office as well, to his home and wife and children. Raising his family to be Christ-centered leaders is Zach's greatest joy.

To learn more visit: https://tagcxo.com/about/zach-poth/ and https://tagcxo.com/services

About TAG CXO:

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a bench of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on-demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round-out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff. Learn more at: https://tagcxo.com/.

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TAG CXO Names Dan Streufert to Lead its IT Infrastructure Practice Area

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- TAG CXO, a provider of fractional IT executives, appointed Dan Streufert to lead its new IT Infrastructure practice area located in Phoenix, Arizona. In this role, Streufert is responsible to lead and develop the delivery teams helping TAG CXO clients build the robust and durable IT operating environments needed for growth and efficiency.

By optimizing critical IT infrastructures, clients benefit from much greater simplicity, overall security, and scalability. As practice lead, Streufert will serve existing clients, develop new clients and build the delivery bench, leading TAG CXOs infrastructure services across its national network of fractional executives.

Mr. Streufert comes to TAG CXO with broad experience designing, engineering, and implementing optimized IT infrastructures across large multi-national, multi-site businesses in the manufacturing and real estate industries. Most recently, Streufert was Principal Systems Architect for co-working giant WeWork, and formerly directed global IT operations for medical device manufacturers, Viant Medical and The Tech Group, as Head of IT. His clients have also included companies in the construction industry such as Buesing Corporation, Centuri Construction and NPL Construction. He holds a Bachelor of Business and Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

"Dan Streufert is easily one of the best hiring decisions I made during my corporate career, and it's a joy to be working together again," said Paul Theisen, enthusiastically. "Dan is always professional, technically current, insatiably curious, humble yet driven, and has a very astute business mind.", Theisen described. "Now, 25 years into his career and seasoned with a depth of global-enterprise experience, Dan's unique qualifications are available to the benefit of TAG CXO clients." "To sum it all up," Theisen concluded, "Dan has a certain techno-functional-engineering-business-leadership genius he brings into every interaction; and he really exemplifies the TAG CXO promise - to provide our clients with the best enterprise-level, industry-trained, battle-tested IT leaders...not career consultants."

To learn more visit: https://tagcxo.com/about/dan-streufert/ and https://tagcxo.com/services

About TAG CXO:

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a bench of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on-demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round-out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff. Learn more at: https://tagcxo.com/.

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TAG CXO Has Named Darin Howard to Lead its BI/Reporting and Analytics Practice Area

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- TAG CXO, a provider of fractional IT executives, appointed Darin Howard to lead its new BI and Analytics practice area located in Phoenix, Arizona. In this role, Howard will be responsible for helping TAG CXO clients to better understand their business performance and gain key insights that boost growth and profitability. As practice lead, Howard will serve existing clients and develop new clients, leading TAG CXOs services across its national network of fractional executives.

Mr. Howard comes to TAG CXO with broad experience in business intelligence, product and project management. He brings a deep knowledge of back- and front-end enterprise software to TAG CXO and has implemented end-to-end reporting and analytics solutions for companies of up to $ 1B+ in sales, serving tens of thousands of BI consumers. Formerly, Howard led BI for Viewpoint Construction Software, a division of Trimble, and most recently, directed Product Management for InEight. His clients have included companies such as Primoris Services, Westland Construction, Buesing Corporation, Centuri Construction, and Cubex. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University with a minor in Information Science.

"TAG CXO is very fortunate to have Darin Howard driving decision-support excellence for our clients. Darin has that coveted ability to help business leaders see their enterprises with an unrivaled level of clarity and insight," said Paul Theisen. "Darin is the total package; his mastery of business intelligence spans the technical, functional, managerial and organizational domains, which speeds and enhances client outcomes. He understands the foundational aspects of good data management, the presentation aspects that ease data access and visualization, and the analytics that support on-demand insights. What's more, Darin is a seasoned organization builder, ensuring solid bench depth is in place to optimize service delivery. So, to work with him is to work with an equally skilled team."

To learn more visit: https://tagcxo.com/about/darin-howard/ and https://tagcxo.com/services

About TAG CXO:

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a bench of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on-demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round-out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff. Learn more at: https://tagcxo.com/.

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TAG CXO Names Shane Jones to Lead its Fractional Project Management Office (PMO) Services

21-0119-shane-jones-696x522.jpg -- TAG CXO, a provider of fractional IT executives, appointed Shane Jones to lead its new Project Management Office practice area located in Phoenix, Arizona. In this role, Jones will expand TAG CXOs PMO services, develop new clients, and lead fractional PMO services across TAG CXOs expanding national network of fractional executives.

Mr. Jones brings over 20 years of experience to this new role, including work across a spectrum of markets that include major corporations in energy and utilities, construction, non-profit, banking, and education markets. Over his career, he managed large, complex, and multi-million-dollar programs spanning IT services, labor and construction. Most recently, Jones led the project management office at Centuri Group.

His clients have included companies such as Greentree Financial, Spire Energy, Imperial Irrigation District, and Luke Airforce Base. He holds a Masters of Project Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management, an MBA from Keller, and a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University.

"We are absolutely thrilled to have Shane Jones aligned with TAG CXO, bringing our clients the depth and rigor needed to more effectively manage their IT investments," said Paul Theisen. "His determined focus on solution adoption, beyond implementation (as a means to increase project ROI), is the hallmark of his personal brand promise. And, Shane's extensive Program Management background and reputation for impartial accountability, enable him to attract the best PM delivery talent and forge trustworthy customer relationships."

To learn more visit: https://tagcxo.com/about/shane-jones/ and https://tagcxo.com/services

About TAG CXO:
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a bench of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on-demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round-out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff. Learn more at: https://tagcxo.com/.

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TAG CXO Expands Fractional CIO Services

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- TAG CXO, a provider of fractional IT executives, announced today that it has expanded its practice areas to include PMO leadership (project management office), IT Operations, and Business Intelligence. The move leverages a growing trend amongst mid-sized companies to hire fractional executives, as opposed to full-time staff, in key corporate leadership roles.

Since 2019, TAG CXO began providing Chief Information Officers (CIOs) on a fractional, or interim basis to mid-sized companies. From its inception, the firm's battle-tested executives have brought C-suite experience from some of the world's largest corporations to mid-market firms so that these companies could benefit from world-class executive talent at a fraction of the cost of hiring full-time talent.

Today, the company announced that it expanded its network of fractional executives to include other critical areas of IT, including the Project Management Office (PMO), IT Operations, and Business Intelligence.

"Our ambition is to provide the most experienced and proven CIOs to our clients so that they can outsmart, or out maneuver their competitive giants," said Paul Theisen, CEO of TAG CXO. "At our client's behest, we are now offering these additional areas of IT leadership, to complement our CIOs, so clients benefit from the right level of talent sourced for the right job at the right time."

To learn more visit: https://tagcxo.com/services

About TAG CXO:

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, TAG CXO is a privately held company, providing Interim and Fractional IT leadership executives, founded in 2019. The company maintains a bench of industry-trained, enterprise-level executives, available on-demand to mid-market CEOs. TAG CXO executives help to round-out a firm's leadership team and close the IT talent gap with fully qualified expertise, offering a more affordable, lower-risk option than hiring full-time staff. Learn more at: https://tagcxo.com/.

TAG CXO, 7000 N 16th Street, Suite 120-167, Phoenix, AZ 85020.

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