Joe Marchese, Managing Director for the Solutions Group, is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience as a business leader with the demonstrated ability to deliver breakthrough results. An accomplished President, CIO, and consulting partner, he has built organizations and led strategic solutions for industry leading global companies. His broad industry experience includes financial services, manufacturing, electronics and communications, retail, and transportation. Of the dozens of clients Joe has served, some of the more notable companies include AT&T, Citigroup, Dow Jones, Federal Express, GE, Goldman Sachs, Holy See, Merrill Lynch, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, National Association of Securities Dealers, and Prudential. Joe is a respected builder of teams and organizations with a proven ability to convert underperforming organizations into highly effective workgroups. Prior to joining SVAM, Joe was a Practice Leader at Tatum LLC, where he served mid-market companies in transition. Previously, he was a Vice President for Sapient Corporation where he sponsored an initiative to reverse the steep contraction of this $500 million business. He was the Executive Director at EDS where he led teams in delivery of projects in industries including finance, publishing, and pharmaceutical. He was also CTO for Corporate Technology at Merrill Lynch where he directed all development and support activities for corporate functions worldwide. Joe has also held the CIO role at FirstWave and Lloyd’s Register, where he was also President of Americas Operations. Joe holds a Bachelor of Engineering from The Cooper Union, and a Master of Business Administration from Adelphi University, both in New York. He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality, and was a member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.