Advisory Services

ATB Technologies’ virtual chief information officer (vCIO) offering focuses on helping our clients stay on top of the latest technologies, collaborating on ways to best leverage technology, and guiding IT execution over time.

ATB provides experienced leaders to serve as IT liaisons for your executive team and business partners. We start by understanding your key business goals and objectives. ATB will also want to learn about your technical strengths, limitations, and requirements.

Our vCIO service brings the comprehensive IT, business, and operating experience needed to develop a roadmap that addresses questions such as:

Early in our collaboration, we generally complete a current state assessment of your key IT components, including network, hardware infrastructure and/or cloud-based solutions, applications, strategies, budgets, vendors, staffing or contracting model, and policies. We also work with you to consider the implications of your industry environment and regulations.

After leveraging our tools and experience to complete the assessment, we work with you to develop an IT strategy and roadmap that aligns with your organization’s priorities.

Often, the roadmap focuses on:

  • Priorities that enable effective operations.
  • Revenue and profit maximization.
  • Customer and employee centricity.

The nature of this partnership often focuses on ensuring you have the right IT foundation for your organization, advising on key initiatives, and adapting over time to best meet your needs.

Depending on the scenario, this may advance over time as far as oversight of IT execution that influences the strategy of your organization or provides a competitive advantage. We also bring experience and proven methods that effectively integrate people, process, regulatory compliance, customer, and change management considerations to deliver integrated, sustainable business solutions. To learn more about ATB’s vCIO services, contact us today.

Meet Jim, ATB’s vice president of client strategy!

Jim Stecher, VP, Client Strategy & vCIO

Jim Stecher is the vice president of client strategy for ATB Technologies, where he leads the firm’s vCIO practice. With more than 25 years of experience as an IT and business leader, Jim has managed the integration of IT infrastructure, compliance, applications and cross-functional business considerations. He has led business and IT programs that have delivered value of over $10 million annually in combined ROI, as well as intangible benefits and a patent.

A results-driven professional, Jim has held leadership roles with well-respected organizations including Pfizer, Reuters and Rock-Tenn. In advisory and consulting roles with Deloitte, Gartner and PMR Solutions, he’s helped organizations with revenue ranging from $2 million to $17 billion with their IT and project management opportunities and challenges.

Jim earned his bachelor’s degree at Purdue University before going on to complete an MBA with a concentration in IT at Indiana University. After spending time in Indiana and New York City, he returned to his hometown of St. Louis, where he lives in Sunset Hills with his wife, Julia. Jim is passionate about engaging with his community and has spent time as a Big Brother, a youth soccer and baseball coach, and a member of his church leadership council.