about our authors
We created our blog as a supplement to our consulting work and a way to reach a broader audience. Our goal is to create a site that is a great "go to" source of information focused on the topic of Managing Technology. As in our consulting work, we draw on our own experience and a great network of colleagues and associates who are the very best at what they do to keep our knowledge fresh and to help us deliver superior quality. Our growing list of blog authors will enable us to cover more ground and bring you excellent perspectives on technology leadership.
Bob Beaird and Tom Wolf
Bob and Tom are principal consultants at Visular and the primary contributors to the blog. They both possess the rare ability to effectively communicate complex technology concepts in clear language that business leaders can quickly relate to. When non-technical managers understand the key differentiators and value propositions of various information technologies they are able to make informed choices and decisions that will help any business, larger or small, move towards achieving world class technology.
You can find out more about their diverse backgrounds on our associates page.
Jeff has over 15 years experience in international digital commerce and digital media, with the last 7 focused on mobile content and commerce. He serves as VP of Product Management at Cellmania and previously held the position of Head of Product at kajeet - a national kid friendly pre-paid mobile service – where he managed content acquisition through merchandising to achieve content ARPU 20% higher than industry average.
In 2004, Jeff launched Nextel’s equivalent of the AppStore and grew content revenues from $2 to $80M in just under 2 years. Previously, while at GE’s e-commerce division, he led the commercialization and internationalization of GE’s B2B Marketplace product line for uniting buyers and sellers and reducing friction in the supply chain.
Jeff is a graduate of GE’s prestigious IMLP Program, has an MBA from University of Maryland and a BA in Computer Science from Drew University. He blogs for Visular on the topics of Technology Product Management, Digital Commerce, and Mobile Technology.
Chris brings his wealth of knowledge and leadership experience in hospital administration to blog for Visular on the topic of technology's impact on healthcare.
He has been leading operational, quality, clinical and growth strategies for over 15 years in the healthcare industry.
Most recently, Chris served as chief executive officer of McKee Medical Center in northern Colorado, where he led the organization to strong financial performance, top decile quality outcomes nationally, 99th percentile patient satisfaction results, while driving the conversion from paper to a fully digital hospital (with the implementation of an EMR & CPOE) and the introduction of various new technologies (including a daVinci surgical robot, low-dose emitting 64 slice CT, and electronic ICU).