Tad Bristow is the Founder and President of Pilit Consulting and the Owner and President of BriFolz Enterprises, LLP. He consults with organizations at the executive level in Information Technology with a concentration in IT strategy, organizational effectiveness, project rescue, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, and IT
startups. He helps executives and their organizations start or restart a business or critical project.
He enjoys speaking to audiences in the areas of Wisdom, Project Rescue, and Mergers and Acquisitions.
Tad is a recognized entrepreneurial information systems executive with a proven track record of developing and leading successful service and software businesses on a local, national, and global basis. Through his strong leadership and motivational skills, he has recruited and developed high performance teams that focus on bottom line results.
He is known for his ability to concurrently direct strategic and operational initiatives while managing multiple “first of a kind” client delivery projects.
A graduate from the school of hard knocks, Tad attended the University of Illinois studying metallurgical engineering. Working full time, he continued his studies at Richland Community College and DuPage Community College focusing his studies on business administration. It was during this time that he discovered his true life calling in the area of computer science and programming.
In 1994, Tad was accepted into Partnership at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP. In 1998, Coopers & Lybrand merged with Price Waterhouse becoming PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC. At PwC, Tad was the Midwest Lead Partner for Emerging Technologies and the Global Partner Champion for Enterprise Systems Management. In 2002, PwC Consulting was purchased by IBM. As a Partner, he was a member of the merger and integration teams for both the Price Waterhouse and IBM Consulting mergers.
In 2009, Tad retired from IBM as a Partner and global executive. At IBM he was responsible for all of IBM services in the areas of Portals, E-Commerce, and Content Management. Under his watch, his practice developed a number of familiar websites and technologies. Hallmark, Home Depot, Lowes, Harry and David, LL Bean, NCAA are just a few of the websites his teams developed. On the technology side, perhaps you’ve used a Sony Blu-Ray player. Tad and his global team helped develop the authoring system used by the major motion picture studios for the creation of the all Blu-Ray discs.
Married to Peggy Folz and the proud father of three children, Tad enjoys Golf, Travel, Snow Skiing, the Arts, and exploring the rich history of Mobile, Alabama and the deep south. He is a proud Rotarian and enjoys serving on various non-profit and community organizations.
He is currently working on two books. Accelerate Your Wisdom (The righteous application of knowledge) and Land the Plane! (A humorous story about the serious business of project rescue).
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