Albers School of Business and Economics

Mentors

Rick Schroder

Owner/President
Trident Group, Inc.

Company Description

Design and build infrastructure for energy efficient homes and high tech homes. They become the smart homes of the future.

Job Description

Manage and direct the design, installation and upkeep of the homes.

Employment History

High Tech, Technology, Teacher, Manager, Networks, Satellite Communication

Accounting, Entrepreneurship, General Management, Information Systems, International Business, Program Management, Project Management, Business Applications, Network Design and Installation

WEYERHAEUSER, Federal Way, WA 1995-1999
Technology Consultant - Manufacturing Services

Recruited to assess enterprise-wide technologies for the wood products manufacturing division of this $18 billion world-leader of wood products. Established and implemented strategic and operational planning for transitioning from various platforms to a SAP(R/3) client server environment. Developed and launched industry-standard, shop-floor functionality and applications to merge with new ERP systems. Developed and managed account relationships with SAP vendors.

COMPUTER RESOURCES GROUP, INC., San Francisco, CA 1993 to 1995
Director of Technology & Staff Development – Consulting Division

Recruited to direct the recruitment and development of a customer-focused consulting staff with a budget of $4M+. Directed large-scale system integration consulting projects for manufacturing, financial, engineering and utility industry clients for a $20M+ consulting services leader. Managed account relationships with strategic business partners such as IBM, Microsoft and SAP.

SIEMENS NIXDORF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Burlington, MA 1992 to 1993
Senior Management Consultant – Consulting Division

Recruited to develop the business strategy to present to senior management on how to approach perspective clients for engagement work. Sold several $3M+ engagements to senior client management in the assessment of emerging enterprise-wide technologies. Developed and managed account relationships with Anderson Consulting, IBM, SAP and other internal business units within Siemens Nixdorf.

KPMG PEAT MARWICK, Burlington, MA 1990 to 1992
Senior Management Consultant - Advanced Technology Division

Directed clients in implementing business and technical requirements needed to transition to new technologies. Successfully guided clients in implementing these complex, time-critical advanced implementation projects. Clients included manufacturing, financial and education.

CAP GEMINI AMERICA, Los Angeles, CA 1985 to 1989
Senior Program Manager – Reengineering Application Division

Sold several $2M+ engagements to senior client management in the assessment of emerging enterprise-wide technologies. Directed business development/information technology consulting engagements for this firm specializing in application reengineering and data center migrations. Clients included manufacturing, software, financial, education and engineering

Education

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 5 majors to include: Information Systems, Business Administration, Office Administration, Accounting both professional and personal

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Anywhere that is convenient for them