Tom Murray

Interim CTO, CIO, Turnaround

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Tom Murray provides Interim CIO services for small and mid-sized organizations undergoing significant change due to business growth, merger & acquisition or company re-organization. Tom has over 25 years experience in Information Technology including IT leadership positions in Fortune 100 companies, CIO Consulting organizations and the SMB market.

Tom’s expertise is in providing IT Interim and Turnaround leadership, IT Performance Improvement, critical project rescue and management advisory services. His focus is in management of technology in Manufacturing, Distribution Retail and Direct Marketing (Catalog) industries.

In his consulting, Mr. Murray broadened his industry knowledge into Retail, Debt Collection, Rental, Technology Services, Membership Association, and Process Manufacturing (steel & plastics). In these industries he provided IT leadership needed to support accelerated growth for a commodity distributor and led Sarbanes and ISO related security and compliance projects for a financial institution.

Prior to consulting, Tom’s career involved direct responsibility for startup, merger or turnaround of IT organizations in Fortune 100 and mid-sized organizations with North American responsibility. As CIO he focused on Business – IT alignment and developing IT programs with strategic impact while defining and completing business critical initiatives.

At NEC, Mr. Murray led multi-national programming services and contractors to start up a new consumer products business in the United States. As VP IT at Fortune Brands’ – ACCO World office products business, Tom was responsible for design and implementation of strategic IT projects while also merging 6 North American organizations. At both organizations he developed IT services for US, Canada and Mexico with cross cultural responsibilities and instituted IT standards, controls and performance accountability. At JC Whitney & Co., an aftermarket automotive parts cataloger, Tom restructured and aligned IT to the Business Strategy and developed a $95M eCommerce business.


Company Stage Focus: Private Equity Backed, Turnaround/Distressed, Public, Private, Family Owned, Bankruptcy, Fortune 1000

CIO Advisor, Harvard Collection Services

Banking security compliance and market development

VP IT, ACCO Brands

7 mergers & acquisitions, IT performance turnaround

CIO & VP IT, JC Whitney & Co.

IT and business performance turnaround, eCommerce startup, system and department overhaul

Interim CIO, Brook Furniture Rental

IT performance turnaround, IT strategy and critical projects

CIO Advisor, Beryl Healthcare

Critical ERP project audit and review

CIO Advisor, Gingiss Formalwear

Post merger IT strategy and plans

CIO Advisor, M Holland Co.

Long term IT strategy and projects


• 7 IT merger and acquisitions for a large North American consumer products manufacturer
• Provided CIO Advisory services for several mid-sized organizations undergoing significant change.
• Rescued failed ERP project at industrial parts manufacturer
• Started $11M eCommerce operations and reduced overall process cost / improved IT performance at mid sized direct marketer
• Turned around IT for a midsized rental company improving overall company performance and its ability to achieve new markets


• MBA, Keller Graduate School
• B.S. Business Administration, Robert Morris University – Pittsburgh, PA

Years Executive Experience: (30)
Years Interim Experience: (15)
# Interim Roles (7)
Company Size: ($5M-$10B)

• Operations ERP
• Technology Staff Augmentation
• System Integration & Infrastructure
• Technology Development
• Team Development
• E-Commerce
• Outsourcing
• Building a Management Team

• Management Consulting
• Consumer Products
• Non-Governmental Organizations
• Non-Profit Organizations
• Retail
• Manufacturing
• Turnaround
• Wholesale/Distributors