“I had the opportunity to meet a great group of people at Slalom who explained the company’s unique consulting structure and culture, and I said ‘yes’ to the role,” said Michelle Grover. “Slalom team members want to make sure their clients get what they need things, but they also have a strong list of values that guide everything they do. It’s an incredible combination.”
Slalom, a Seattle-based technology consulting firm, has named former Twilio executive Michelle Grover as the company’s first chief technology officer.
Grover served as Twilio’s Chief Information Officer from July 2020 to December 2021, and previously served as SAP Concur’s Senior Vice President of TripIt and Mobile Software Development and First Command Financial Services’ Interim Chief Information and Digital Officer.
“I said ‘yes’ to Slalom’s role after I had the opportunity to meet with a great group of people who explained the firm’s unique consulting structure and culture,” Grover told CRN in an email. “Slalom team members wanted to make sure they of customers get what they need, but they also have a strong list of values that guide everything they do. It’s an incredible combination.”
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As CTO, Grover will oversee the technology organization, including infrastructure, product engineering and architecture. She will be responsible for developing the IT strategy and adding IT expertise to support Slalom’s business and expansion goals. She also serves on the boards of software companies Apptentive and Onymos.
“As we continue to grow, expand and expand our global footprint, our own in-house technology needs have become increasingly complex,” Slalom president Tony Rojas said in a statement. With thousands of team members and customers around the world, they are committed to technology and operating at the pace of innovation. Michelle is the type of leader who can quickly identify opportunities and provide simple solutions to complex problems. We are lucky to have her on board .”
Slalom is a $2.9 billion company with more than 13,000 employees, according to the company’s website.