April 6, 2009: Interview with Rob Tabb, VP and CIO at Ecolab
Among other topics, Rob
discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy
The difficult process of turning strategic objectives into actionable steps
The process of turning IT staff into internal business consultants
The advantages of consolidating outsourcing vendors
Rob Tabb's Biography
Rob Tabb joined Ecolab as Vice President and Chief Information Officer in 2003.
In this role he
is responsible for Corporate IT strategy as well as functional responsibility for IT globally.
, with $6 billion in revenues, is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection control products and services.
Rob has 30 years of experience in the systems technology arena.
He has a BS degree from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Tulane University.
He is a CPA, a CMA, and is APICS certified.
Rob currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota High Tech Association.
Over a period of 12 years, Rob held CIO positions for Ryder System, CNF Transportation and Nike Inc.
Prior to this, he spent eight years at Dun & Bradstreet Software (DBS) where he held senior management positions in marketing, business development, and general management.
Rob began his career in consulting at Andersen Consulting, now known as Accenture.