Garett Presson Is Abt Associates' New Vice President of Enterprise Platforms

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Presson Brings More than 20 Years of IT Strategy and Delivery Experience to Abt Associates

Abt Associates has named Garett Presson Vice President of Enterprise Platforms. Presson has more than 20 years of IT strategy and delivery experience—much of it with the Fortune 500—and he’ll be responsible for all of Abt’s enterprise platforms and applications, including CRM, ERP, and HR.

Presson has spent the last few months collaborating with Abt on-site in a consulting role as IT Transformation Director. Prior to working with Abt, he provided leadership and guidance to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) clients as he helped them define and manage their strategic technology transformation initiatives. His accomplishments ranged from developing an IT strategy that connected nine international manufacturing companies to leading the ERP strategy assessment for an $18 billion global paper and packaging company.

From 2012 to 2015, Presson was Chief Technology Officer for financial services firm BAI. There, he directed the strategy, planning, and execution of all technology programs, initiatives and operations while leading the company’s IT organization.

In 2008, Presson joined GATX and served the global railcar leasing company as IT Senior Director. In that position, he led the strategic vision, implementation and management of front-office technical solutions for the Commercial & Sales IT department.

“As Abt Associates’ business expands—both in scope and geographically—Garett’s extensive expertise in developing and deploying enterprise-wide technology strategies will ensure we continue to stay ahead of industry best practices,” said Abt CIO Jorge Elguera. “He’s already produced a significant positive impact for us, and we are so pleased that he’s now a full-time member of our team.”

Presson began his career at PwC (then Price Waterhouse) in 1996 and moved to consulting firm Deloitte in 1998 before joining Lockheed Martin in 2001 as an IT Senior Manager.

He received his political science with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned his M.B.A. from the University of Denver-Daniels College of Business.

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