Chief Technology Officer/ Chief Information Security Officer
ANTONELLA COMMIATO, CIO and Chief Information Security Officer at EXTEND Resources, has 23 years of IT leadership experience across a broad range of disciplines that include marketing, social expression, transportation and logistics.
Antonella is a take charge leader in defining IT strategic alignment with enterprise goals. She has a proven track record in guiding critical program development and delivery, optimizing processes, managing budgets, building high-performance teams, and implementing strong and effective procedures for change management and communication. With her technological expertise and guidance, companies are able to support their complex business initiatives, grow their businesses and implement efficient internal operations.
Most recently, Antonella successfully led the development and implementation of a custom-built software package solution for a large Italian insurance company, with customers, stakeholders, and a development team spread across Europe and the US. With her technology guidance, the project was successfully delivered on-time and on budget within the planned investment of €5,000,000 (EUR) / $6,400,000 (USD).
Serving as Director of eBusiness at United Vision Logistics, the largest provider of transportation and logistics services to the US energy industry, Antonella developed and managed a roadmap for assisting the senior management team in its efforts to implement a new transportation management system. She was instrumental in tracking and monitoring all phases of this two-year project to assure that the company’s objectives were met.
Antonella’s other major assignments included:
Serving as Director of Enterprise Architecture at Waste Management, a leading provider of integrated environmental solutions, Antonella recommended and developed a strategy to adopt Scrum as the standard project management methodology as a replacement of the existing waterfall process. She was also instrumental in launching highly successful quarterly events designed to showcase technology and industry innovations, and she continually evaluated emerging technologies that would be useful within the Waste Management environment.
As Senior Research and Innovation Strategist at YRC Worldwide, one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, Antonella designed and implemented a new transportation service offering to provide residential deliveries. She also successfully researched and developed solutions to enable drivers to transmit bills of lading and delivery receipt documents at time of pickup and delivery.
Antonella graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Missouri with a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics.