Transforming business practices to optimize customer experiences and lowering costs for operational processes.”

Michaele’s information technology leadership expertise spans multiple industries in all technical capacities, including software, manufacturing, finance & retail.  She passionately establishes simple, effective technology strategies to align with business objectives and the voice of the customer.  She delivers solid foundations upon which digital product solutions and services are deployed.   Not only has Michaele excelled as a strategic and visionary technology leader within Fortune 500 enterprises, she has also co-owned a US national hardware service company, an angel investment company and worked for a blockchain startup in Silicon Valley. Her experience managing large IT operational and development budgets and large global organizations secured her the highest engagement scores in the companies under her leadership.

Both a collaborator and a motivator, she works with clients to establish & advocate an enterprise technology vision for stakeholders to understand and own. Michaele mentors and develops IT leaders and creates highly functional IT organizations that are tightly aligned to corporate objectives.

Michaele provides her leadership and technical expertise to clients of all types and in a wide range of technical capability, from creating foundational architecture, stabilizing existing technical operations to leading critical technology transformation.

Her leadership experience in CSAA Insurance Group, Sun Microsystems, and KPMG helped her to develop the consultative capability to support CIOs2GO clients at all stages.

Michaele has been publicly recognized with several leadership awards from Information Age, the San Francisco Business Times & the Digital Insurance Group.

She was an active board member for the International House at the University of California at Berkeley for a total of 14 years, chairing the Technology Committee during much of her tenure there.  She also served on the Board of the San Francisco Magic Theater for 2 years as the Chair of the Development Committee.  Since 2006, she has held most leadership roles for the Peninsula League and is currently serving as the on-going Technology & Webmaster Chair.

Michaele received a B.S.B.A. degree from the University of Denver in Quantitative Methods & Statistics.

Testimonials

Comments from clients and colleagues:

“We’re a better organization now than when Michaele joined.  She made a difference.”

“Thank you for bringing conviction, integrity, fun and focus to the work we did.”

“I learned so much working with Michaele and really respect and admire her leadership.  “

“I’ve learned a lot about what grace under fire really means.  “

“Michaele has a good brain on her shoulders and is always flexible to ever-changing business, IT leadership and management demands.”

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  • The Issue – October 2020In a lighthearted twist, Partners Chris Chillingworth and Michaele James put the subject matter in a court-room context, then act as skilled prosecutors advocating the use of various technologies to achieve what NetSuite calls, “the single point of truth” in a financial accounting system. Use of the technologies support the timeliness, accuracy, and context necessary in financial data in order for the user to respond to opportunities in the present and plan for the future with full knowledge of his or her current situation. Even if you are not planning a full-fledged ERP implementation in the near future, you will find this Newsletter a valuable resource to keep handy, and acquaint you with technologies you can obtain today that will enhance your existing financial reporting infrastructure. Read More