Jimmy Guest

Jimmy Guest

VP, Information Technology - Sutherland Global Services

Jimmy is currently serving as the VP of Information Technology at Sutherland Global Services (SGS), a global process transformation company operating in over 30 countries with 10,000+ employees integrated in all major verticals . He sits in the CIO/CDO office where he leads strategic initiatives for partnerships, roadmaps, cloud platforms, integrations, process transformation and digital deliveries.  Prior to SGS, Jimmy was the Director of IT for ABM Industries for 17 years, a Fortune 500 publicly held company with 140,000 + employees and 6 billion in revenue, where he helped transform/build an IT department from a major outsourced engagement ($ 58 million annual spend) to an in-sourced IT team of 150 + today.  He states that this effort, “…has been the most fulfilling in my career as I got to put a personal stamp on the new IT department. It created substantial agility to grow and match business needs in a more efficient and dynamic fashion – one that SHARES the company’s vision and working towards that success.”

He has a tremendous track record of creating a collaborative and positive environment that generates energy with strong leadership  while partnering with company leaders to execute the overall company strategy.  Colleagues are quick to point out that he is sincerely passionate about creating a culture where the team is inspired, share a vision, know how they contribute and understand they are vested to the organization’s future and success - a culture with shared voice while driving positive change.

Outside of his professional contributions, Jimmy has a wife of 25 years and two children that attend SEC universities.  His son is a freshman at UGA majoring in Computer Science and his daughter will be attending Ole Miss to study Management Information Systems.  Additionally, Jimmy makes it a priority to contribute to his local communities.  He served as a volunteer Head Coach from 2005-2012 where he enjoyed teaching teamwork and life lessons to youth through the game of football.  Although coaching has little to do with technology, there is no question the experience has directly influenced his leadership in a positive way of building & leading teams - and success as an IT leader. 

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