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David Kaufman

David Kaufman

SVP & CIO - Synovos


David is a senior business leader with the consistent ability to solve problems and align information technology with long term corporate vision and short/mid-term business strategies. He has strong business acumen and builds collaborative relationships with leadership to generate process change and incremental profitability – working closely with the CEO/Executive Committee on IT strategy and compliance, with Sales to design customer relationship strategies, and with marketing to generate and integrate consumer insights. He has the capacity to create complex technology platforms, including mobile/field operation systems, financial reporting, data warehousing, learning management systems, security protocol, and outsourcing strategy. David is currently Chief Information Officer at Synovos. The company provides technology-driven, comprehensive supply chain services, asset services and technology that drive increased productivity, profitability and global competitiveness for our clients where IT strategy and enablement is critical to success. Prior to this role, David was Executive Consultant and Partner at FIN Strategy Advisers, a firm focused on helping executives and organizations develop and implement strategies to leverage technology during periods of transition. Especially during acquisitions, divestitures and turnarounds, where IT strategy and enablement is critical to success. In the area of IT Strategy, David’s accomplishments include the development of a 3-year global IT strategy for a multi-billion dollar food and facilities organization that defined top-line growth and margin improvement opportunities. He also drove the IT Portfolio for a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company that required investments in systems to enable development, manufacturing, sterile filling, tableting and shipping to locations around the world. More recently, he assisted a billion-dollar biopharmaceutical company with myriad IT systems by developing a 3-year IT strategy and governance process to prioritize and maintain business alignment of initiatives. David has solid experience with mergers and acquisitions, including driving the spinoff of a mid-sized global medical device company acquired by a private equity firm from a large pharmaceutical company. Additionally, David led due diligence for the acquisitions of a major clinical technology management and medical equipment maintenance company acquired by a larger services company. For an Internet-based provider of food and related services, David conducted due diligence and prepared 5-year plan for integration and growth. He also oversaw the transition and subsequent public offering. As a member of the board of directors for an IT Services company, David was actively involved in the IPO of the company onto NASDAQ. For large technology companies, David has sat on the advisory board and helped shape their strategies in a highly competitive environment.