Former McDonald's CIO USA David A. Grooms, Joins Chicago Daugherty Business Solutions

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Chicago office adds Grooms as Vice President of Enterprise Strategy & Planning.

Daugherty Business Solutions, a premier IT consulting firm headquartered in St. Louis, is pleased to announce the addition of David A. Grooms as Vice President, Enterprise Strategy & Planning in its Chicago office.

For over twenty five years, Grooms has held a number of key roles in both consulting and corporate IT and was most recently the Vice President and CIO of McDonald's USA. While with McDonald’s he also served as Vice President and Regional CIO for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Senior Director of Global Enterprise Resource Planning. Prior to joining McDonald's, Grooms was a senior client partner for Cambridge Technology Partners in Chicago and also spent ten years with Booz Allen & Hamilton. He has served on a number of outside boards and IT industry organizations, including the CIO Board of the National Retail Federation, The Black Data Processing Association (BDPA-Chicago), and the Boy Scouts of America. Grooms is a former U.S. Army Officer, holds a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and has completed post-graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at the post-graduate level.

“Adding Dave to our organization is an important part of our continued focus on developing a management consulting team with the highest level of talent and experience. His unique background will help us provide greater value to our clients, especially those in the retail space,” said Dave Hoyt, Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Solution Delivery.

Since 1985, Daugherty Business Solutions has helped companies meet unique business and technology objectives. Daugherty’s partnering approach, proven methods, and team of 500 business and technical experts enable the firm to provide world-class management and IT consulting, custom application development, business intelligence, and mobile solutions. Daugherty provides end-to-end technology services from its development centers in St. Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Minneapolis and has successfully implemented mission critical projects for many Fortune 500 companies, including Allstate, Abbott Labs, McDonald’s, and Walgreens.


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