SOURCE: Burton Group

October 09, 2007 17:18 ET

Burton Group Expands IT Executive Advisory Team

Former CIO to Provide Executive-Level IT Insight to Burton Group Clients

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Burton Group has added Jack Santos as an Executive Strategist to its Executive Advisory team, a group that provides Burton Group's research and advisory clients resources and council to drive both the strategy and execution of IT initiatives.

Santos's background includes a deep history in IT and business operations, most notably, his expertise as an agent of change, has helped struggling enterprise IT organizations quickly assess critical issues and develop plans to successfully address those issues.

Santos brings to Burton Group 28 years of experience in IT strategy and leadership helping enterprises with system developments, application architecture, and business technology planning. Most recently, he performed duties as VP and CIO at Magellan Associates providing interim CIO services to IT organizations in need of realignment. Prior to Magellan Associates, Santos served two and a half years at Catholic Medical Center as VP and CIO where he was responsible for implementing computing infrastructure, clinical applications, architecture, and developing wireless infrastructure. He was also an Enterprise Technology Officer for Liberty Mutual Group.

"Jack brings high energy and great focus to the role. From his long experience as a CIO, he can offer practical advice for executives across a range of industries as they tackle day-to-day issues and create workable strategies," said Chris Howard, vice president and director of Burton Group's Executive Advisory Program.

Throughout his career, Santos has demonstrated his ability to shape IT organizations to achieve business objectives. In 2002, he was named one of Computerworld's "Premier IT Leaders."

Santos joins Burton Group's Executive Advisory team working with Burton Group's enterprise end-user clients to align business and technology strategies.

About Burton Group

Since 1990, Burton Group (www.burtongroup.com) has provided research and advisory services helping Global 2000 organizations make smart enterprise architecture decisions. Burton Group provides a suite of context-oriented analysis and a proprietary IT Reference Architecture covering security, identity management, application platforms, service-oriented architecture, network and telecom, collaboration, content management, and the data center. Uniquely focused on the need of IT buyers rather than technology providers, 85% of Burton Group's revenue comes from end-user organizations.

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