25 years of executive experience as the CEO and entrepreneur of a start-up, as well as the CIO at multi-billion dollar financial institution.
After spending nearly 15 years as the CIO at two financial institutions handling billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of customers – I have developed a passionate commitment to keep the data and customer information safe. Personally running and managing multiple Information Security audits, I've reached a point in my professional career where I feel compelled to take my experience to the new level – by helping others benefit from it.
I worked for Andre at Goal Financial for over five years. Under his leadership, we developed a high-availability, FFIEC compliant infrastructure that spanned across three states. Andre earns the respect and loyalty of his team by being honest and providing an environment that people can excell in. Andre always had an open door policy and is easily approachable by all. Andre is a great leader, easily the best CIO I've had the pleasure to work for.
I worked with Andre at Goal Financial. Under his leadership a solid, high performing customer relations management platform was built and maintained which allowed a small start-up business to grow quickly supporting over 250,000 customer files, and 10Million leads. Andre understands what the business needs and goes above and beyond to insure those needs are consistently met. He is a great team player who works hard and knows how to have fun at the same time!
It was a pleasure to work with Andre. He was instrumental in helping Goal Financial take advantage of market opportunities which allowed growth from a simple upstart company to one that holds over $8 billion in loan assets. I appreciate Andre’s understanding of technology and how it enables a business to achieve. He is a leader that inspires and grooms people to succeed. He is passionate, fair and lives his life with integrity and balance. I respect and trust him. Andre would make a valuable contribution to organization’s senior team.
Andre is a hard working Executive that earns the respect and admiration of those who work for him and work with him. An executive with a positive can do attitude that can enforce his authority and still be very well liked. He is a pleasure to work with.
Andre is by far the best CIO I have worked for. He really defines "open door" policy as there is no awkwardness when walking into his office and you don't have to feel the need to hold back. He is to the point and has compassion for his employees. His integrity, character, and loyalty seperates him from the rest. Andre brings clear initiatives and agendas to the table. I hope to work with him again in the future.
Andre is a savy, straight shooting executive; his people know where they stand and are loyal to him. As part of the senior executive team, Andre was key in stratigic decisions for the Company. Andre knows how to build strong IT teams that get noticed for their accomplishments and skills. Andre earns the respect from many as a person and a professional. l welcome the opportunity to work with him now and in the future.
Andre is a senior executive who is a great leader and isn't afraid to get his hands dirty when there is work to be done. He has a great eye for talent and the soft skills needed to create a cohesive team of IT professionals. Andre built one of the best application development teams I've ever had the good fortune to collaborate with. As a group they are talented and capable of integrating very well with the needs of the business. At Goal Financial Andre earned the respect and loyalty from his team and others like me because he understands what is crucial to the bottom line of the business and he is a guy whose decisions you can trust and support. Andre is an executive who is not fearful of asking the hard questions at the highest level in the organization. He does not succumb to group think and he stands up for the individuals on his team when locked behind closed doors. I would enjoy working in his organization if I was and IT professional and I recommend him positively without question.
Andres brought incredible vision to the team, imparting an infectious enthusiasm around the role and the Coporate missions that he serves. He is an exemplary leader, and I highly recommend him. His personal integrity, along with love for the business, technology, and people, all contribute to setting him apart in the industry
Integrity, consistency and excellent ability to listen are the key things that come to mind based on my close interaction with Andre at Goal Financial. Integrity is the cornerstone of everything he does both at home and at the workplace. He is very much a people person and places a lot of value on trust and consistency when dealing with his peers and direct reports. As a technology expert he is very patient and has excellent listening skills when interacting with technical and non-technical folks and is quick on his decisions. It is a pleasure working with Andre.
Andre's integrity is without question. His supportive nature and strong leadership style quickly builds a positive influence across all levels of the organization. He is a natural Leader of people.