Jack Patterson

Jack Patterson

Vice President - IT Infrastructure and Operations
Essendant

Jack Patterson is a business focused IT leader with a successful track record of leading teams that deliver results. With over 20 years of experience in IT, Supply Chain and Lean Six Sigma, Jack brings a breadth of knowledge to business and technology issues. A problem solver, Jack combines organizational ability, a process orientation and strong analytical skills in leading successful teams. Jack’s core competencies include IT strategy, ERP deployment, PMO / project management, process improvement, business intelligence and talent development.

As CIO at Life Fitness, Jack led the strategy and enterprise deployment of an ERP / CRM initiative. Jack led the start-up of a new supply chain business resulting in improved customer service and reduced cost. Jack also launched a lean six sigma initiative that saved $1.6M in the first 15 months. In each case, Jack has demonstrated success in formulating compelling business cases and then executing to support corporate strategy.

Jack has experience working at senior levels and throughout all levels of an organization. His industry experience includes manufacturing, cable television, financial services, retail, distribution and technology. Prior to Life Fitness, Jack was an IT Director at Ameritech New Media, a cable television start-up. Jack also worked for thirteen years at IBM in software development, sales support and consulting. Jack’s academic background includes an MBA in finance and marketing from Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University and a BS EE/Computer Science from University of Notre Dame.

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010