Jeff Snell
Senior Director
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25+ years of experience
Leads critical, technology-driven initiatives for clients in financial services, philanthropy, education, wireless, aviation, technology and utilities organizations
Quickly recognizes prerequisites to success as well as patterns of resistance that can hobble the most promising initiatives
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Clients call me to help them realize competitive and strategic advantages through technology. I work with leaders to refine their visions into actionable and measurable plans, and then drive the changes that deliver the desired benefits. Clients also call me to troubleshoot and remediate stalled or under performing technology initiatives.
Jeff Snell is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement in Seattle, specializing in technology strategy execution and technology leadership. With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Snell leads impactful engagements for his clients in a variety of industries including philanthropy, financial services, mobile and wireless, software and education.

Mr. Snell led a rapid IT assessment for a $50 billion commercial bank seeking to improve its IT service delivery capabilities. The effort involved a detailed review and analysis of the IT processes and technologies as well as the organization leadership, staffing and management.

Mr. Snell has led a variety projects over five years for a large family foundation. He helped shape and lead the implementation of grant programs of up to $22 million in technology enabled personalized learning and next generation student success systems. In this role, Mr. Snell drove the implementation and adoption of new processes and technologies at more than 30 higher education grantee institutions across the country.

Mr. Snell led a national network of innovative higher education institutions committed to improving student outcomes through research-backed personalized learning.

Additionally, Mr. Snell acted as Chief Technology Officer for a consortium of five charter management organizations (CMOs) engaged in a seven year, $65 million teacher effectiveness study funded by the foundation. He led the creation of the consortium’s technology vision and strategy, drove the creation of systems and data architectures, and led the selection and implementation of almost 20 educational systems. He also advised the consortium’s senior leaders on technology organization change.

Mr. Snell leveraged his broad technology and vendor management background as part of the foundation’s internal technology advisory service, providing technology consulting services and input to program officers.

Prior to A&M, Mr. Snell led technology consulting engagements at Cingular / AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile and Clearwire for Slalom Consulting and CGI. He also served as the Director of Program Management at several technology startups. At Netscape, Mr. Snell led the implementation of internet infrastructure and e-commerce technologies for the Boeing Company. At Oracle, he was a Principal Consultant, specializing in data warehousing, multi-dimensional data analysis and reporting tools.

Mr. Snell started his career in Accenture’s Advanced Systems Group (ASG) where he focused on complex systems development and integration in the U.S. and U.K.

Mr. Snell graduated from the University of Michigan.