Consulting Chief Business Technology Officer
The competitive requirements of the apparel and textile industries after the Great Recession have forced forward-looking companies to recognize technology’s role in driving value. Russ works with apparel and textile companies, on a consulting basis, to win, serve and retain customers.
With 25 years experience in classic IT issues, such as managing systems, applications, security and deploying technology, Russ also focuses on moving the companies products and services into the digital era in a profitable way.
He works with company owners, board of directors and senior managers to thrive and survive and not focus on old-school processes but differentiate themselves to beat their competitors.
BS - Accounting, MBA - Business Administration - State University of New York
Senior Management Positions Held:
Accounting Management - Fortune 500 Companies (Dunlop Tire, Textron, HSBC Bank)
Chief Financial Officer - Manufacturing Company
Chief Executive Officer - Apparel Software Development and Sales Company
Chief Information Officer - Apparel and Textiles Companies (5)
Chief Technology Officer - Technology Systems and Consulting Company
Russ Pierce - Consulting Chief Business Technology Officer (CBTO) Apparel and Textile Industries
Apparel, Textile and Footwear Subject Matter Expert
1. Product Lifecycle Management – PLM/PDM
2. Financial Statements, Accounting and Costing
3. Human Relations Management
4. Manufacturing – Cotton to the Garment
A. Yarn Manufacturing
B. Knitting and Weaving
C. Dyeing and Finishing
D. Cutting and Sewing
F. Production Monitoring and Piecework Payroll
5. Offshore Production and Logistics
6. Customer Relations Management
7. Supply Chain Management
8. Apparel Project Management
9. Retail Store Systems
10. B2B and B2C Systems and Integration
12. Business Intelligence Reporting
Apparel and Footwear Vendor Product Knowledge and Experience
(Implemented Software and Managed Client Projects)
2. CGS/Blue Cherry Apparel System
3. GCS-A2000 Apparel System
4. Infor for Apparel
5. Centennial International Apparel System
6. Porini Apparel Software
7. EDGE Apparel Information System
8. ASAP Apparel Software
9. Apparel Business Systems
10. New Generation Apparel System
11. FastReact Apparel Production System
12. Manhattan Associates Warehouse Management System
13. Lectra PLM, CAD
14. SoftShoe PLM
15. Gerber PLM, CAD
16. Board BI Software
18. Demand Management Inc./Demand Solutions
Alpha Enterprises, Inc.
Fruit of the Loom
G & K Services
Hugo Boss U.S.
Li & Fung
Louis Vuitton (LVMH)
Mizuno of America
Nautica Retail USA
Mar Mac Mfg.
Perfect Industrial Products
Rocket Dog Brands
Stagg Industries, Inc.
Tarrant Apparel Group
Thomas & Betts
Top Line Corp.
Tree of Life
Provides Your Company With These Expected End Results From Your Engagement:
$ - Profit-Driven Technology Strategy and Operations.
$ - Highly Competitive Apparel Business Operations.
$ - Lower Cost of Doing Business.
$ - Increased Digital Marketing Effectiveness.
$ - Real-Time Response to Critical Decision-Making Information.
$ - Apparel Business Process Change Management Recommendations.
$ - Immediate 300% - 1000% ROI and Payback of the Engagement Investment.
$ - Plus Continued Annual Returns for Years to Come.