ADAM L. STANLEY
BUSINESS RESULTS FOCUSED TECHNOLOGY AND OPERATIONS LEADER
Adam is a senior management executive with extensive achievement in driving value for businesses through technology and operational excellence. He is a strong inspirational leader and change agent with proven success driving growth, performance, talent retention, and innovation. A fixer and builder that can define problems, Adam can analyze large quantities of data, strategize, and execute on needed transformation. He has led global organizations and programs and is constantly looking for ways in which he can help drive positive change.
Adam was appointed as Global Chief information Officer (CIO) of DTZ, a leading global property services company, effective March 3. He is responsible for the firm’s technology systems and infrastructure across all of DTZ’s business globally. He will provide strategic and operational direction for DTZ technology and work across our global regions to further drive innovation and fuel the tremendous growth the company is experiencing in property services. In the role, he is once again based in Chicago and reports directly to Tod Lickerman, Global Chief Executive Officer of DTZ.
Prior to DTZ, Adam served as Aviva’s Technology and Security Services Director, responsible for global infrastructure services and solutions, Service Management, IT Supplier Management, as well as for protecting Aviva’s business assets including electronic data, physical assets and people. He was the FTSE 100 firm’s equivalent of Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. At Aviva, Adam reduced headcount within his functions by over 10% whilst greatly improving stability, developing new products and services, and tackling some of the historic barriers to efficiency within the functions. He drove technology convergence in hosting, workplace and networks and improved the experience of Aviva employees. Key to the changes, which are only the foundation of a very long journey toward world-class, was building a culture of respect within the organization based on clear accountabilities, trust across teams, and empowerment of employees. Adam reminds teams frequently that without these factors, nothing else matters.
Prior to Aviva, Adam served as global chief technology officer (CTO) of Aon Corporation, the leading global provider of risk management services and human resource consulting and outsourcing, where he led all infrastructure, middleware, and shared technology at Aon in support of its 60,000 colleagues and presence in over 120 countries. As CTO of Aon, Adam drove significant change in the firm, including the build out of the first truly global managed network, the migration to Microsoft’s cloud collaboration suite, launch of new global remote access and audio-conferencing tools, and the consolidation of a once completely fragmented Infrastructure organization into one global organization.
Adam joined Aon from ABN AMRO/LaSalle Bank where he served as a Head of Technology Services and Solutions for North America. In that role, he was responsible for the delivery of all cross-business technology services provided by multiple vendors. Prior to ABN AMRO, Adam was part of the Banking Strategy practice at Deloitte Consulting for several years, providing strategic advisory services to clients in Financial Services, Healthcare, and Energy sectors.
Adam is active in the civic and charitable community, is an avid traveler, and has visited or worked in over 40 countries. He is an avid Kindle reader, a devoted dog owner, and a passionate fine wine and food lover. He received his MBA in Strategic Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in May 2000, and holds a BSBA in Finance (with Honors in Management) from Washington University in St. Louis.