Tony Colagiovanni

Education: 

B.S. Electrical Engineering

Certifications:

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Applications
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization and Configuration 
  • Six Sigma, Lean Master Black Belt

 

Summary of Prior Work Experience 

Prior to joining Hitachi Solutions (Customer Effective) I spent 2.5 years as the CRM Program Manager for a large manufacturing company.  Responsibilities included managing a global Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment for 85 sales distributorships; upwards of 4000 end users.  My role heavily focused on linking strategic initiatives, to business processes and metrics, while ensuring the proper infrastructure was in place.  Prior to managing the CRM Program I spent approximately 8 years in manufacturing environments deploying, training, and utilizing Lean and Six Sigma tools to improve manufacturing and business processes throughout all facets of large corporations.  Key areas included Sales, Marketing, Finance, New Product Development, Human Resources, and Operations.

Personal Philosophy

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." 
Albert Einstein

What do you enjoy most about your role?

What I enjoy most about my role is being able to directly interact with customers and knowing that I am helping their organization grow by implementing a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Solution.  I also enjoy the diversity of working on different projects across multiple markets and industries. 

How does Microsoft Dynamics CRM improve your own performance?

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a fundamental tool which helps me better plan, organize, and track progress for daily work activities and projects. 

What is it about Hitachi Solutions that makes it a great place to work?

Simply stated...the people.  I always know I am surrounded by a team of intelligent individuals who I can count on and work with to provide the best solution possible to the customer.