The ITAM Forum is overseen by a Board of Trustees. These are professionals from the world of ITAM and associated industries. They perform a governance role and help to develop initiatives to push forward the ITAM industry.
Positions on our Board become available every year, and we aim to completely refresh our Board every three years. We entered our second year with a large number of Trustee applications – from all over the world. We’re thrilled so many of our peers want to get involved and help progress our profession.
Please join us in welcoming the following individuals to our Board. For our Trustees who are leaving the Board, thank you for the outstanding contributions you’ve made to the ITAM Forum and to our profession!
Our new Trustees:
Brooks serves as Principal on the Product Management team for Iron Mountain’s Secure IT Asset Disposition service. He is responsible for coordinating the global delivery of SITAD across Iron Mountain’s current network of 32 countries. Brooks possesses more than 17 years’ experience in the ITAD industry. He formerly co-founded and served as CFO for LifeSpan, a national ITAD firm based in Colorado. Brooks is a member of the e-Stewards Leadership Council and is a frequent speaker and author on the subjects of Data Destruction, Third-Party Certification, and ITAD Best Practices.
Salomé graduated Cum Laude in Finance and Business Management. She started her career in the accounting and IT financial management arenas. Cost optimisation soon became her passion, and recognising the need in her own organisation, she spearheaded and created the Software Asset Management discipline in the South African based First National Bank (part of the larger FirstRand Group). Salomé more than 18 years’ experience in ITAM, SAM and finance optimisation.
James has a very strong background in technology vendor management, sourcing, procurement and IT operations. He has worked in the ITAM and SAM sphere for more than 25 years. He is passionate about helping companies realise the potential of a strong ITAM and SAM programme. As an ITAM Forum Trustee, he hopes to contribute overall to the ITAM/SAM community, change, for the better, how the ITAM industry is viewed, and evangelise the ITAM profession and the business benefits ITAM delivers. He looks forward in being an integral part of the ITAM Forum community.
Jaroslaw B. Richert is an ITAM professional with more than 20 years of IT experience, including the areas of IT Service Management and Digital Transformation/Program Management. As Schneider Electric’s IT Asset Governance Senior Manager, he focuses on IT governance, IT risk management and IT sustainability from an ITAM perspective. He is a graduate of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, Germany ) and Gdansk University of Technology (PG, Poland). Jaroslaw is an active ISACA member holding CISA and CRISC certifications.
Todd is founder and CEO of RAY • ALLEN, Inc. (RAI)., which he launched in 2004 with the mission to become the “single source of truth” for OEMs / software publishers, resellers and customers. Under his leadership, RAY • ALLEN, Inc. has grown from a disruptive idea into a leading partner in the ITAM and Recurring Revenue market. Todd’s vision is to provide asset management solutions that are at the forefront of the rapidly changing and evolving networking ITAM industry. He brings more than 20 years of ITAM experience to his role as an ITAM Forum Trustee.
Kristy is a Manager of Business Consulting at Snow Software. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the software asset management (SAM) industry. She is a former practitioner and certified SAM professional. Kristy uses her experience to relate to customer needs, provide best practice guidance in establishing a SAM programme and how to effectively use Snow’s technologies to meet overall business requirements and objectives. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Information Systems from the University of Central Arkansas.