Daidre Fanis joined M&S Consulting in June 2017 as Executive Director and Practice Leader. She has over 20+ years of IT leadership with both public and private companies of varying sizes and industries, and consulting.
Daidre began her career with Kraft General Foodservice where she advanced to several key positions focused on defining and implementing IT strategies, both internally and for clients. She then transitioned into telecommunications at a Charlotte-based start-up called US LEC which was later acquired by PAETEC Communications, and then ultimately Windstream. Throughout her tenure in telecommunications, Daidre led senior leadership positions with oversight of all IT enterprise business services, strategy and solutions delivery, including IT operational excellence, M&A due diligence and integrations, CRM & ERP transformations, robotics process automation solutions, and PMO. Daidre was also Sr. Director of IT at AvidXchange where she led strategies to implement & enable scalability and growth for the hyper-growth company by way of technology and IT service delivery optimization.
Throughout her career, she has been both a recipient and a leadership mentor in Mentee-Mentor programs helping to define and develop other IT professionals, and has held a seat on UNCC’s Women in Computing panel for mentoring women students within the program. She has also led employee culture, community foundation and wellness committees at each of her companies. Daidre was a winner of the Charlotte Business Journal 2016 Women in Business Achievement Award. She is passionate about supporting outreach and foundations such as STEAM, Women in Technology, Alzheimer’s Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Daidre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Information Technology from the State University of New York, and a Master degree from Lynn University. She is also a graduate of the elite Society for Information Management (SIM) for senior IT professionals, and is current Vice President (and incoming President as of June 2019) of the Charlotte SIM Chapter.
Daidre and her family reside in the Lake Wylie area of Charlotte, NC.