Enterprise Program Management Expert Shelly Barnes Joins Wavestone US as Principal Consultant

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Former Global Head of Infrastructure Programs and Process at Janus Henderson Investors brings more than 20 year of experience in IT operations turnarounds and transformations to Wavestone

Barnes will focus on enterprise program management, vendor management, IT operational improvements, financial governance, and risk compliance.

"The unprecedented nature of today’s environment requires the thought leadership and depth of knowledge that come with years of experience in the IT operator’s chair, something all our senior consultants have." - Jeff Vail, CEO of Wavestone US.

Enterprise program management expert Shelly Barnes is the latest IT executive to join IT and business management consultancy Wavestone US, bringing over 20 years of demonstrated success in global IT operations turnarounds, M&A integrations, and digital transformation. As Principal, Barnes will focus on enterprise program management, vendor management, IT operational improvements, financial governance, and risk compliance.

Barnes has led a number of multimillion-dollar IT infrastructure projects throughout her career, displaying a real flair for IT operational excellence, risk mitigation, and program management across multiple industries, including healthcare, mining, high technology, hospitality and travel, managed services, manufacturing, construction, and retail. Prior to joining Wavestone, she was Global Head of Infrastructure Programs and Process at Janus Henderson Investors. She also previously developed and steered the enterprise program management office at NTT Data, Envision Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, and Newmont Mining Corporation.

“In these uncertain times, no enterprise can afford overage in time or budget. Shelly brings valuable capabilities and real-world experience to help our clients prioritize and properly manage their mission-critical investments,” says Jeff Vail, CEO of Wavestone US.

“The unprecedented nature of today’s environment requires the thought leadership and depth of knowledge that come with years of experience in the IT operator’s chair, something all our senior consultants have. Extensive real-world experience is how we help our Fortune 1000 clients achieve real-world business results.”

“I’m really delighted to be part of the Wavestone team. I believe in the firm’s peer-to-peer approach, where experience trumps theory, and I look forward to helping IT leaders overcome the tough challenges of today to set their organizations up for sustainable growth and future success through technology,” says Barnes.

Wavestone US is the North American arm of global management and IT consulting firm Wavestone. It has supported the transformations of more than 200 Fortune 1000 companies across a wide range of industries, offering a practitioner’s perspective on IT strategy, cost optimization, operational improvements, cybersecurity, and business management.

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