About Roderick Head

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Age 43 - 47 Years
  • Salary 1850
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Management
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About me

Strategic and collaborative leader with a unique blend of technology subject matter expertise and high-level business acumen.  Extensive experience spanning media, entertainment, and technology industries, collaborating with numerous Fortune 500 clients and vendors such as Apple, Dell, and Microsoft.  Possesses an Executive MBA, M.S. in Data Science, and multiple professional certifications including SAFe POPM, ICGB, and ITIL.  Known for advising and influencing executive stakeholders through robust data analysis and insights, facilitating informed decision-making and buy in.  Adept at leading cross-functional teams through strategy execution, driving the vision, roadmap, iterative deliveries, and backlog to deliver cost-effective and operationally efficient solutions to end-user customers and solve complex business problems.



  • 2023 - Present
    Catalytix LLC

    Managing Member

    • Manage daily operations and execute strategic business decisions, while holding the authority to negotiate and finalize contracts.

  • 2006 - Present
    Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG)

    Consultant/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

    • Collaborate with CIOs/CTOs/CMOs, market research analysts, and other stakeholders to offer consultative services for technology, media, and telecommunications industries, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
    • Provide strategic project management support, conducting thorough market research and analysis to clarify and resolve pertinent investment decisions for high-profile company and financial firm operations.
    • Facilitate telephone consultations with clients to assess their needs, identify challenges, and develop customized learning and development initiatives tailored to their specific requirements.
    • Engage in multiple consultation projects for clients within hospitality, entertainment, and radio broadcasting industries, leveraging expertise to directly interface with analysts from notable investment management and professional service firms.
    • Promote business growth by determining and providing appropriate resources for various organizations, contributing to advancement and success of client initiatives through effective collaboration and resource allocation.

  • 2021 - 2023
    Infosys Consulting

    Senior Consultant - Business Consulting, CIO Advisory

    • Partnered closely with client accounts to provide strategic advice and thought leadership to executives/CIOs, guiding them on appropriate IT offerings, including vision, strategy, and operating model development, IT architecture and tools recommendations, and program development and governance.
    • Articulated business trends and their impact on business outcomes, leveraging expertise to influence IT strategy for clients, aligning IT initiatives with overall business goals.
    • Directed entire engagement lifecycle, including objectives and scope setting, work plan development, work stream coordination, and scope change/change request management, ensuring alignment with client expectations and project objectives.
    • Employed a holistic approach to project planning and delivery, analyzing multiple solutions and financials to best serve client needs and overall strategy, driving optimal tool selection and pricing against budget requirements.
    • Achieved 100% success and client satisfaction by effectively managing expectations, changes, and issue resolution, demonstrating a commitment to delivering high-quality project consulting services and ensuring client needs are met or exceeded, contributing to future sales and client retention across the portfolio.
    • Assisted in business development efforts, securing new contracts, and expanding company’s client base.

  • 2017 - 2021
    Memphis-Shelby County Schools

    IT Program Manager

    • Managed life cycle replacement of hardware and software serving over 100,000 students and 12,000 district employees, ensuring seamless integration into daily operations, and enhancing organizational efficiency.
    • Developed comprehensive solicitation specifications, including IFB, RFI, RFP, and RFQ, in collaboration with district technology and departmental management teams, to procure hardware and services aligned with organizational needs and objectives.
    • Conducted in-depth market research and analysis to identify cost-effective and operationally efficient technological product solutions, gaining management buy-in and driving successful implementation.
    • Fostered and maintained business relationships with technology vendors and industry organizations, overseeing district-wide monitoring and tracking efforts for technology contracts to ensure compliance with established guidelines and service-level agreements (SLAs).
    • Facilitated technical support across district divisions by revising and publishing IT policies, procedures, and standards, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and industry best practices while evaluating potential business impacts from emergent technologies.
    IT Architecture: Functioned as liaison for targeted end-user communities, facilitating the transfer of knowledge and expertise.
    Forecasting & Budgeting: Contributed to technology budgeting initiatives for various annexation projects.
    Business Relationships: Developed fresh standard operating procedures (SOPs) centered on business advisory, vendor management, and the establishment of IT vendor management governance.
    Program Management: Led various initiatives, including overseeing district projects related to Endpoint Protection and Security, Microsoft 365, Network Access Control, and Hardware Inventory Database, in collaboration with Security Manager and Network/Telecom Manager.

  • 2016 - 2016
    Acro Service Corporation/Service Master

    Consultant (Contract)

    • Developed and implemented specialized e-mail campaigns targeting prospects, cancelled customers, and realtors, while overseeing related campaign and testing calendars, data file setup, and vendor arrangements.
    • Coordinated campaign deadlines, approvals, and deployment methods with participating e-mail service providers (ESPs), ensuring timely and effective campaign execution.
    • Monitored and evaluated e-mail campaign and testing efforts, providing comprehensive reporting at various levels, including campaign level, monthly, and trend analysis, to inform decision-making and optimization strategies.
    • Prepared project briefs outlining project approaches, objectives, and milestones for creative agencies, facilitating clear communication and alignment on project deliverables.
    • Supported weekly campaign activities for American Home Shield and Merry Maid brands, contributing to successful execution of marketing initiatives and brand promotion efforts, including spearheading joint campaign promoting American Home Shield services to Terminix customers.

  • 2015 - 2016
    MGM Resorts International

    Promotions Manager

    • Developed promotions and giveaways as strategic and creative partner, collaborating closely with key stakeholders such as advertising division and VP of Marketing to align initiatives with organizational goals.
    • Oversaw staff operations related to dedicated promotional projects, including coordinating preparations and providing technical support for all communications, retail displays, special promotions, and digital and media materials.
    • Cultivated and maintained business relationships with various photographers, agencies, vendors, design teams, and cross-functional personnel, ensuring seamless collaboration and execution of promotional activities.
    • Managed external vendor contracts to procure and distribute high-end promotional items, ensuring quality and timely delivery of promotional materials.
    • Secured regulatory approval and ensured compliance by drafting and submitting promotional rules to Mississippi Gaming Commission, demonstrating adherence to legal and regulatory requirements while facilitating successful promotions.

  • 2003 - 2015

    Sr. Marketing Analyst

    • Supervised and managed multi-million-dollar advertiser and agency business portfolio, providing leadership as staff research leader, team/project manager, and trainer/mentor, emphasizing competitive differentiation, customer relationships, industry analysis, strategic planning, sales strategy, and product analysis.
    • Defined and developed goals, KPIs, objectives, and sales pitches/presentations to drive strategic initiatives and achieve business objectives, while monitoring market position through concentrated data and customer analytics
    • Compiled data/findings, created materials, and presented information to C-suite leadership to aid in data-driven decision-making, leveraging insights to inform strategic direction and optimize market positioning.
    • Negotiated and secured media purchases, implementing and integrating advertising resources across multiple platforms to maximize reach and impact.
    • Spearheaded various initiatives, including securing exclusive broadcast sponsors for University of Memphis’ basketball and football teams, and leading multiple product launches, demonstrating track record of successful project management and execution.
    • Led Executive MBA (EMBA) projects focused on department operations, identifying, and reporting inequities and driving positive changes in leadership, contributing to organizational improvement and efficiency
    • Developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) to properly outline execution of on-air promotions and station night partnerships, ensuring consistency and effectiveness in promotional activities.




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