Barry Wiegler is the principal founder and formerly the majority stockholder of the Sourcing Interests Group (SIG), one of the pre-eminent professional organizations for sourcing in the world. As the company’s Chief Executive for 16 years, he worked with executives of many F1000 companies to facilitate the global growth of outsourcing and related services. Since selling SIG in 2007, he has been involved in a number of entrepreneurial programs and assisting early stage companies in a variety of industries. He provides OA’s portfolio companies with innovation leadership, sales and marketing expertise and alliance formations. Mr. Wiegler is a member of the Tech Coast Angel Network, the Oregon Angel Fund and the Alliance of Angels, and was Executive in Residence at the University of California Riverside. His prior experiences include consulting in information systems for a number of F500 companies and the Executive Office of the President of the United States during the Reagan Administration, and serving on various boards and advisory boards, ranging from universities to pre-IPO companies.
Outsourcing Angels Leadership
The Outsourcing Angels combine many decades of in-depth experience in outsourcing and the services industry overall as well as substantial experience in funding and working with early-stage companies. Each team member has achieved significant industry recognition and has unique experiences and skills that contribute to OA’s overall effectiveness. Team members are:
DuWayne J. Peterson is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Pasadena Angels, leading that organization between 2000 and 2008 from startup to recognition as one of the most respected angel organizations in the world. In his capacity with the Pasadena Angels, Mr. Peterson has helped numerous early-stage companies both as an advisor and investor. Earlier career positions include EVP Operations and Technology (CIO), Merrill Lynch and Co. where he was an industry leader in outsourcing; EVP and CIO, Security Pacific Bank, and Chairman of the Industry Advisory Committee of NASDAQ. Mr. Peterson is also co-founder of the Sourcing Interests Group (SIG), having played a vital part in its success between 1991 and 2007.
In 1997, Mr. Peterson was named as one of the 12 top CIOs of all-time, being inducted into the CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame. He is a life member of the Board of Trustees of MIT and was a Board member of Claremont Graduate University. He is the recipient of an honorary Doctorate Degree from Claremont Graduate University.
Norrie J. Daroga was formerly executive vice president and General Counsel with Metavante Technologies, Inc., a publicly-held technology outsourcing provider. While there, he was responsible for negotiating the commercial terms and conditions for some of the company’s largest outsourcing and services transactions. In this role, he developed a unique perspective into the processes and approaches used by outsourcing providers to price services, establish termination fees and define service levels.. Previously, Mr. Daroga built a technology law practice as a partner at the law firm of Quarles & Brady, LLP. He is co-founder and President of Avatar Ventures Inc., which helps businesses succeed by guiding them through business development and strategy, improving efficiency and accuracy, and customizing strong sustainable client loyalty processes that support and extend the business goals of the business into its client base. Additionally, Mr. Daroga is the President of Daroga Law Offices, S.C., a firm specializing in providing legal services to companies seeking outsourcing services.
Richard A. Harriman is a leading authority on innovation and creative thinking. Formerly, he was CEO and Managing Partner for several decades of Synecticsworld, a 49 year old international consulting firm that specializes in fostering innovation in business. Presently, as Senior Fellow of the firm, Mr. Harriman works across multiple industries, with his three areas of deepest current interest being social innovation, strategy and building capability for innovation.
He is a patent holder and recently co-authored the book Creativity, Inc.: Building an Inventive Organization that is published by The Harvard Business School Press. The Best Practices Institute endorses Creativity, Inc. for its attention to results and return on investment for creativity and innovation programs. Mr. Harriman also lectures on creativity and innovation at universities in North America and Europe and co-teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Science and Engineering at Harvard University. Outside of work, he is actively involved in several community organizations, currently serving as the President of The Cambridge Community Foundation.
Kathleen A. Murray is a leading authority on corporate infrastructure and shared services. Formerly the Managing Director of Infrastructure for PricewaterhouseCoopers, she was responsible for the Firm’s real estate and local work place operations, global and U.S. travel programs, meeting and event services, operational risk management, security – including the firm’s crisis management plan, and PwC’s procurement function. Previously she founded Aetna’s Shared Services division, Aetna Business Services, where she served as its Chief Operating Officer. Other positions include having served as the Vice President – Operations for Aetna Retirement Services.
Ms. Murray is currently Managing Director and Founder of McMorran Strategists, LLC, which assists firms in business development and advises them on functional processes to improve operating margins and governance. She is also active as a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and board member for a number of for-profit companies, non-profits and civic organizations including The University of Rochester, and the Harvard Business School, NYC Women’s Network, and is Co-Chair of the Outward Bound Scholarship Committee.
Robert D. McCormack is an IT executive with 25+ years of developing and executing IT that supports and drives the strategic plans of large and mid- cap multi-site domestic and international companies. He most recently served as Senior VP/Chief Information Officer at Aramark Corp. for the Uniform and Career Apparel Group, responsible for meeting the IT needs of three different Aramark companies. During his nine years with Aramark, Bob created a Shared Services model for the IT structure, thereby controlling costs and better utilizing the resources available. Within this model, he led the use of outsourcing for development, hosting and infrastructure, leading to cost savings and improved performance.
Previously, Mr. McCormack spent 21 years with Time Warner in a variety of IT management positions. While there, he headed Time Warner’s International IT function, which led him to London for 9 years. Following this assignment, he led the IT function for the Warner Music Group, which included the US based businesses. Mr. McCormack has been has been a member of the Oracle Advisory Board, the CIO Executive Forum advisory board, the SIM Advanced Practices Council, and on the advisory board for the Sourcing Interest Group. He is also a member of the Pasadena Angels, investing in and supporting early stage companies.
Scott D. Nason is a travel and transportation industry executive with over 35 years of experience, including 28 years with American Airlines. During this time he served for five years as Vice President, Operations Planning and Performance; over six years as Vice President, Revenue Management (post 911 and during the recession of 2008-2009) and for a number of years as the company’s CIO. In this later capacity he was instrumental in capitalizing on benefits provided by outsourcing and led the analysis and implementation of several major outsourcing arrangements. Mr. Nason’s expertise includes revenue management, travel distribution, customer relationship management and union contract negotiation. He is also a leader in applying quantitative methods to solving problems in the travel, transportation and hospitality industries. Mr. Nason presently applies these specialties under the banner of his own advisory firm. He holds a BA degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkley and a SM in Transportation Systems Analysis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a former member of the Board of Advisors of the Sourcing Interests Group.
Arthur L. Slotkin has played a significant role in the growth of the commercial outsourcing industry in the United States. He has led outsourcing initiatives for several major service providers including AT&T, Unisys, Cap Gemini and SAIC. He presently serves as a consultant and advisor, and is authoring two books, with clients including NASA and Auburn University.
As EVP of SAIC in the mid 2000s (#294 in the F500 at the time) he led the company’s expansion from the government market into the commercial market. In this capacity, he managed the marketing, sales and delivery of commercial IT outsourcing, systems integration and consulting services globally, including responsibility for launching SAIC’s offshore outsourcing capabilities.
Previously, Slotkin managed AT&T Solutions network outsourcing practice on a global basis. In this position he was responsible for the sales and delivery of network centric information systems and business processes to the Global 1000 companies.
Prior to joining AT&T Solutions, Slotkin served as the VP & Managing Principal, Worldwide Outsourcing for the Unisys Corporation. In that role he managed Unisys’ IT outsourcing globally, and was the founder of Unisys’ entry into commercial outsourcing,
Michael Elconin has been investing in and consulting with technology startups since 1999. He serves on a number of company and organizational Boards of Director and is the immediate past president of the San Diego Tech Coast Angels. In addition to a broad business background, Mr. Elconin’s experience includes state and local government and software engineering. During his government service, he spent three terms in the Wisconsin Legislature, followed by two years as Chief of Staff of the Governor of Wisconsin, and subsequently served in a number of state and local elected and appointed positions. Earlier he founded and was CEO of Software Banc, Inc. which was sold to a public competitor.
Currently, Mr. Elconin is the Technical Client Manager for the Center for the Commercialization of Advanced Technology, a DOD funded program which seeks to commercialize innovative technologies for use in the military by first responders. He also serves as a Technology and Business Advisor with the von Liebig Center at the School of Engineering at UCSD, where he works with professors on commercializing their technology.