South Carolina State University alumnus Terrence Head has been tapped as the next business professional to speak at the Business’ Executive Speaker Series.
Head is president and founder of Outlier Global Solutions, an information technology management consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. He will discuss “Leading Strategically: A Business Built on Finding Business Solutions” at noon on Feb. 24 in the Belcher Hall auditorium.
Head has more than 16 years of experience as a technical consultant and executive leader in the government contracting industry. His firm, Outlier Global, provides its partners and clients with expertise in business transformation, business process modeling and re-engineering, chief information officer strategy and execution, enterprise architecture, project management, strategic planning, systems engineering and system integration.
The company’s clients include the Department of Defense, intelligence community, federal civilian agencies and private sector. Outlier Global was selected by the National Institutes of Health’s Office of the CIO as senior advisor for business transformation activities. and to lead the redesign of its Center for Information Technology’s service delivery model. As a result, Head currently leads major IT initiatives for the National Institutes of Health’s more than 35,000 user community.
He is the former director of productization within the Office of the CIO at BAE Systems Inc., a global defense, security and aerospace company. In prior roles at BAE Systems, Head was the chief of staff for the CEO’s Global Information Management and Technology Council, leading the development of policies and standards for seven global home markets: Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States of America. During this time, he also managed a $48 million budget for operations and special IT projects as director of IT, reporting directly to the CIO. In yet another role at BAE Systems, as cyber director, he led the cybersecurity solutions merger and acquisition integration activities for several targets in the organic business startup.
Head, who has maintained top-secret clearance for more than 16 years, has also held positions at Lockheed Martin Corp., a global security and aerospace company, and Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading provider of management consulting, technology and engineering services to the U.S. government in defense, intelligence and civil markets.
Some of Head’s awards, community and professional involvements include member of the South Carolina State University Foundation Board, former member of the National Society of Black Engineer’s Board of Corporate Affiliates, the Professional Executive Board, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers’ Industrial Partner Council and the Society of Women’s Engineers Corporate Partnership Council. He has been featured several times in U.S. Black Engineer Information Technology magazine for his innovative work in IT and community activism in STEM.
Head is an S.C. State graduate with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a master of science in technology/project management and an MBA in global economics. He is also a graduate of the Boardroom Bound Boardology Institute and has been profiled in the National Director-Candidate Database.
For more information on the School of Business’ Executive Speaker Series, contact Ann Winstead at 803-516- 4864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.