Ross Holman – Founder/CEO

After three decades of experience with ‘Big 8′ consulting firms and CIO of Fortune 500 and high growth, mid-cap companies, Ross excels at delivering outstanding information technology (IT) value to businesses while building excellence in IT organizations by running all aspects of IT like a business.  He has industry expertise in several areas including oil and gas, high-tech, telecommunications, consumer products, logistics and airlines.  He has functional and technical expertise in ERP, CRM, billing, supply chain, internet, logistics, revenue/sales, maintenance, customer service, etc systems.  Besides for leading all aspects of IT – strategy, finance, people, solutions and operations – Ross also led many, critical IT and business transformation initiatives - all successful.  While CIO and Executive Planning Committee Member at Southwest Airlines, the company grew over 15% annually and was consistently one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, and a Fortune and Computerworld Top Companies/IT Organizations to Work For in America.  Southwest and IT also won several CIO Magazine 100 Awards for Supply Chain and Customer Initiatives. Ross founded Palomino Consulting Group, LLC  (formerly Palomino Professional Services) to help executives and IT leaders create ‘habits of excellence’ in their IT organizations – resulting in improving IT credibility, value and branding.