Mr. Nickerson has more than 25 years experience as an operating manager, corporate and management consultant. His background includes management responsibility for large-scale information services organizations, systems development and technical and general business management.ievement of Arizona in Phoenix.
Served as acting Director of Computer Operations for a major healthcare provider. During this 16-month interim management engagement, he also managed the successful implementation of a corporate-wide imaging and document management system.
Coordinated the merger of two large data centers following the merger of the two companies.
Served as interim Manager of a database group for a large healthcare company.
Served as Project Manager for the implementation of a change management structure for a large data center.
Led the effort to conduct a single point of failure analysis for both a large mainframe client server environment.
Project Manager for implementation of interest Rate Swap System for a large U.K. financial institution.
Led the feasibility study for a large corporation to relocate their data center; relocated the data center with no disruption to client.
As Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Best Western International (an international lodging chain), he was responsible for all information services functions and telecommunications worldwide. Accomplishments include:
Restructured the information services organization to function as a corporate utility.
Established an organization to maintain all personal computers for the company, lowering maintenance costs by more than 20%.
Selected and began implementation of a fourth generation worldwide reservation system to improve reservation efficiency and increase revenues by a forecasted $40 million annually.
Implemented a client server capability to handle internal and property communication more efficiently.
Implemented an international quality control system and electronic mail in all field sales offices.
Served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for MPI (Marketing-Performance- Innovation), a subsidiary of United Airlines. Managed all information technology and telecommunications. (MPL is the largest U.S. direct marketing company.)
Mr. Nickerson's educational background includes a BBA in marketing from Texas Tech University, enhanced by completion of the IBM President's Class at Harvard University and the Executive Management Program at Stanford University.
He has served on the boards of the Hotel Cleaning Corporation, Dallas, Texas and Junior Achievement of Arizona in Phoenix.nior