Proven Senior IT Executive
Anita has over 30 years’ experience in executive IT management. She has held the CIO and top IT positions in leading worldwide companies and has provided strategic consulting to over 80 companies.
She is experienced in strategic planning, e-business strategy, process improvement, IT assessments, software selection, temporary IT leadership, and CIO mentoring. Anita has a true passion for making a difference in organizations with her high-energy, innovative and collaborative style.
Nationally Recognized Thought Leader & Author
Anita is a published author of five books:
- “A Practical Guide to Reducing IT Costs” published by JRoss Publishing, 2010
- “A Practical Guide to Information Systems Strategic Planning” first edition in 1998 by St. Lucie Press/CRC which was an industry best-seller, and second edition in 2005 by Auerbach Publications which is used as a textbook in many Universities
- “A Practical Guide to Planning for E-Business Success” published by St. Lucie Press/CRC, 2001
- “A Practical Guide to Information Systems Process Improvement” by St. Lucie Press/CRC, 2000
- Plus, consulted on over five books from various authors
She is also an adjunct faculty member at St. Thomas teaching an Engineering IT masters course and an industry authority and author for Computer Economics and Gerson Lehrman Group.
Anita is quoted in various articles, including Twin Cities Business Monthly on CIO responsibilities, Inc. Technology on strategic planning, Info World article on IS leadership, and has been an industry authority for Computer Economics.
She is an accomplished facilitator, instructor, presenter, and recognized industry expert. Various speaking engagements include Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies Annual Conference, Women In Technology, U of M, Carlson School, Project Management Institute, ACM/ASM MNIPS, APICS regional meeting, and APICS national meeting.
Lives Life with Passion
Anita’s motto is “Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion” as she works hard and plays hard! Anita currently resides in the warmth of Arizona and loves being outdoors with hiking in the mountains, swimming, and playing tennis. Spending the majority of her life in Minnesota, she loved cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, slalom and trick waterskiing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, jetskiing, fishing, and enjoying the lakes. Following her life-map has brought her on adventures such as sky diving, running marathons, skiing the Swiss Alps, snorkeling and surfing in the ocean. Anita has been married to her husband, Dan, since 1978 and they have two adult children; Mike who lives with his wife Beth in Chicago, and Ryan who lives in San Francisco. Dan and Anita can often be seen enjoying life by touring on their motorcycle or off-roading the mountains in their Jeep.