Donald Houde, President of Houde Consulting

Often described as a thought leader and innovative solutions provider, the depth and breadth of experience and knowledge of Donald Houde enable him to quickly grasp the larger context of each assignment, giving his clients scalable solutions, pertinent to all levels from the immediate need to the larger, enterprise-wide implications and considerations. 

 

He approaches his engagements with a sensitivity to the needs of all stakeholders as well as a precise understanding of the assigned mission. With his mentoring leadership and clear-minded strategies and tactics, he has repeatedly improved the efficiency, profits, growth and management of his client entities, who often express their appreciation for his diplomatic style.

 

Donald Houde is also generous with his personal time, having volunteered his skills to Salvation Army programs, the Humane Society, the Sandra Day O'Connor House, as a coach in high school basketball, volleyball, soccer and football, as a lifeguard and as a Master Gardener. He is also an accomplished athlete, an avid bicyclist and a marathoner, having completed 54 marathons and several triathlons, including Ironman.

Professional Highlights

  • Executive leadership in the areas of strategic and business planning, business process management, Preschool to Workforce (P-20W) solutions delivery, technology alignment, operations management and customer relationship management
  • Held several CIO, COO and CTO positions
  • Leading, mentoring and managing domestic and international teams throughout the U.S., India, the Caribbean and American Samoa 
  • Executive management of PMO, Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Data Architects, Technical Development and Delivery teams
  • Policy and legislation co-author and advocate while providing national expert legislative testimony
  • Provided NFL Super Bowl Hands-on Technical leadership for televised NFL Remain in School Program
  • Founded organizations that focus upon the efficient delivery of measurable quality customer service
  • Initiated and incorporated securitization planning and implementation related to applications, infrastructure and critical information (i.e., IDS, IPS, encryption, firewalls, virus, auditing, event logging/review, etc.)
  • Incorporated project job costing constructs including resource allocation management, ROI and TCO measures, earned versus collected revenue measures
  • Developed Supply Chain Management processes design and deployment
  • Disaster recovery planning, testing and review (hot and warm sites, off-site vault storage, geographically dispersed DR facilities, etc.)

Donald Houde

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

Donald Houde, Houde Consulting, provides consulting services in Business Management, Information Technology, Cloud Computing, IVV, Executive Leadership, Governance, Idea Implementation.