Neil Cowburn, Our Founder, has over 25 years business experience, with the last 14 years spent in the US, managing large-scale data transformation initiatives. He has a strong track record of delivering solutions across multiple business functions and cultures. He has vast experience working with and managing teams in UK, Europe, and across North and South America. Neil has extensive experience managing large-scale data transformation programs and founded iMiDiA to enable companies to deliver data management services leveraging existing investments whilst also integrating Cloud, Social and Mobile computing strategies.
Patrick Benson: Chief Operating Officer
Patrick Benson is the Chief Operating Officer of iMiDiA. Patrick’s career as an Information Technology Executive spans world-class consumer and service organizations, transforming their IT portfolios to the Cloud and leveraging emerging technologies to optimize business value. Previous positions include CIO of ClubCorp, CIO of the Ovation restaurant group, multiple Global leadership roles across at Frito-Lay and PepsiCo, as Americas Vice-President for Cadbury, and as CIO of Lighthouse International in New York City.
Patrick has a dual Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Communications from Loyola University, an MBA concentrating in Finance, and a CIO MBA from Boston University.
Eileen McShane: VP of Strategy & Services
Eileen McShane is the VP of Strategy & Services at iMiDiA. Eileen’s career as an Information Technology professional has included working internationally in Ireland, UK, Singapore and the United States. Eileen has worked in consulting roles with IBM in Singapore and Accenture in Chicago, and has held a number of director positions at CPG companies including Cadbury, Kraft and most recently at Mondelez International as Director of Global Planning Systems. Eileen’s IT experience has been primarily focused in the Supply Chain arena, implementing manufacturing, procurement, logistics and planning systems, leveraging SaaS and cloud technologies to drive business value.
Eileen has a dual honors degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from University College Cork, Ireland.
Robert Quinn, heads up our Information Management Practice, which is founded on the core principles of building quality into the data integration and management process. He provides business and technical program management and thought leadership to our major customers. He has a passion and focus on execution, with excellent team building and communication skills.
Over 14 years experience including project management, risk assessment and mitigation, strategy planning, and business analysis. Has project experience spanning various technology platforms, and has been consistently 'hands-on' with extensive development background. Specialist in Open Source technology adaptation in business collaboration platform and has extensive experience in working with diverse teams located across geographical boundaries.