Four Industry Leaders Join Alliant Technologies To Redefine The Information Technology Customer Experience

Morristown, NJ – May 25, 2016 – Alliant Technologies announced today that four IT industry leaders have joined the company as customer advisors to facilitate digital transformation and guide the business value shift from Information Age delivery to Digital Age advantage. As Service Operations Executives (SOE), these leaders serve as advocates and strategic partners to Alliant’s customers. Each will enable impactful, targeted business outcomes and empower portfolios of Alliant customers to ensure their global infrastructure is reliable and agile; attributes the company promises to deliver.  This provides clients the freedom to focus on data and applications that drive strategic growth. Alliant is transforming network and infrastructure services to a metered, on-demand IT Infrastructure utility. This role reinforces the company’s “we’ve got this” commitment by representing customer needs in a way no IT vendor has ever done before.

Jessica Carroll brings visionary industry expertise for changing the IT customer experience and driving digital transformation. Carroll is a Fellow at the Institute for Digital Transformation and a recipient of the Computer World Premier 100 IT Leader Award. Carroll brings her 20 years’ experience in technology leadership roles, including her most recent position as Managing Director for Information Technologies for the United States Golf Association.

As cyber security threats continue to increase at an alarming rate, Dee Thompson works with customers to fortify their IT infrastructure and operations with his extensive expertise in network security and IT operations. Thompson served as Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Treasury and Chief of the Infrastructure & Operations Division for Department of Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) where he received the Exceptional Civilian Service Award.

Former CIO for Alfred Dunner, Bill Gwinnell brings business and technology leadership experience in retail and manufacturing, offering a customer perspective on IT operations. He led major IT and business transformation initiatives at several global retail organizations, including Polo Ralph Lauren and Liz Claiborne.

Dan Cirelli is driven to simplify today’s bloated and inefficient IT industry. Cirelli brings more than a decade of experience with Alliant; he was a critical force in the development of its IT Infrastructure utility strategy.

“Our Service Operations Executive team transforms the customer experience in the IT industry to one of accountability and partnership,” said Mike Funk, Alliant’s President. “As IT leaders in their industries, the SOEs bring the customer perspective to our clients and they share a clear vision for driving digital transformation and operational excellence. Internally, they ensure that all organizations within Alliant maintain accountability for delivering desired business outcomes, operational efficiencies and agility.”

This is one in a series of announcements being made by Alliant regarding strategic new roles filled by esteemed members of the IT infrastructure community. These roles will support growth for Alliant’s customers and bolster Alliant’s mission to change the way the world consumes and experiences IT; through a model that aligns with business goals and offers IT leaders the freedom to innovate.

About Alliant

As the pioneer IT infrastructure utility company, Alliant designs, deploys and manages global IT infrastructure for some of the most well-known brands in the world. We do this though our scalable IT infrastructure utility for enterprise Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, Unified Communications, Network Security and Data Center systems. Our IT utility, which is delivered globally through our US-based operations, enables customers to efficiently scale and meet the demands of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Digital Age. Alliant Technologies is unique in the industry in the way it provides simplicity and peace of mind, while lowering operating costs and risk for commercial enterprises, the public sector and regulated industries.  Learn more at


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