Gary Gooden, BSc, MBA, ZTSX-I is the Chief Technology and Security Officer (CTSO) at Seattle Children’s.
Results-driven I.T. Executive with over 20 years of experience in technology infrastructure and application development, with multi-discipline expertise across Media & Entertainment and Consumer Goods. Successful delivery of large-scale, global technology projects with budgets exceeding $40M. Extensive Vendor Management experience from readying infrastructure for outsourcing to building and managing Global VMO’s for global IT Infrastructure outsourcing operations. Passionate team leader, overseeing 200+ resources across multiple disciplines and geographies, with a focus on staff development, mentoring and coaching. Distributed delivery expert, leading offshore teams across multiple geographies, including India.
• As DCIO at Disney actively participated in certain business process changes in the areas of Sales Distribution, Film Operations, Publicity, Marketing and Finance for the International and then the Global Theatrical business. Used to handle similar tasks for the International Home Entertainment business as well.
• Managed a lean, highly-skilled group of thirty plus employees inclusive of two Vice Presidents and three Directors in addition to several independent contractors. For larger initiatives the project teams ran into the hundreds as a result of system integrator involvement and overall project teams and PMO groups.