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Tom Murray 
Vice President and Managing Director 

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Tom Murray is EVP & Managing Partner of Deer Park Group, Inc. a consulting organization providing executive leadership services. Tom has over 25 years experience in Information Technology including IT leadership positions in Fortune 100 companies. Tom's expertise is in providing IT Interim and Turnaround leadership, IT Performance Improvement, critical project rescue and management advisory services for mergers and acquisitions. His focus is in the use and management of technology in Manufacturing, Distribution Retail and Direct Marketing (Catalog) industries.

In his consulting career, Mr. Murray broadened his industry knowledge into Retail, Debt Collection, Rental, Technology Services, Membership Association, and Process Manufacturing (steel and plastics). In these industries he led the development of market definition and validation for a Technology services organization, provided IT leadership needed to support accelerated growth for a commodity distributor and led Sarbanes and ISO related security and compliance projects for a financial institution. Tom has provided assessment services for organizations in merger and post merger restructuring, and has lead the turnaround of poorly performing IT organizations, and provided interim CIO services. In current engagements Mr. Murray has developed mobile technology and cloud base applications.

Prior to consulting, the majority of Tom’s career involved direct responsibility for startup, merger or turnaround of IT for Fortune 100 and mid-sized organizations with North American responsibility. As CIO he focused on Business – IT alignment and developing IT programs with strategic impact while defining and completing business critical initiatives.

At NEC, Mr. Murray led multi-national programming services and contractors to start up a new consumer products business in the United States. As VP IT at Fortune Brands’ - ACCO World office products business, Tom was responsible for design and implementation of strategic IT projects while also merging 6 North American organizations. At both organizations he developed IT services for US, Canada and Mexico with cross cultural responsibilities and instituted IT standards, controls and performance accountability. At JC Whitney & Co., an aftermarket automotive parts cataloger, Tom restructured and aligned IT to the Business Strategy and developed a $95M eCommerce business.

Tom Murray holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA, and an MBA from Keller Graduate School, Chicago, Illinois. He was a member of the Board of Advisors to the Illinois CIO Exchange (ICE), is certified (CPIM and CIRM) in manufacturing and inventory control from APICS, and a participating member of TMA, Turnaround Management Association. Tom has been active in his community as an elected official in his local library and in various volunteer organizations.