Information Technology leader Irving Burday has joined Exceptional Leaders International E.L.I. as a Partner in their Information Systems Management practice. As a leader of Information Technology and Program Management groups in healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing companies, Irving brings 25 years of operational and strategic experience in applying technology to improve operational effectiveness and drive growth.

Prior to joining E.L.I., Irving led information technology and program management teams at diverse global and national companies including Best Doctors, Savings Bank Life Insurance, and Fidelity & Guaranty Life. In addition to serving as a Chief Information Officer, he has led program management and planning groups that have supported product and business development efforts across a variety of industry sectors.

Irving’s consulting experience includes leading technology transformation efforts that have expanded call center capabilities, extended business processing through customer and business partner portals, and accelerated product development cycles through technology innovation. He has worked with both public and private companies such as Health Dialog, Insulet Corporation, and Union Labor Life, where he led mission critical efforts to support outsourcing efforts, upgrades to core ERP systems, and infrastructure consolidation efforts. Irving is also an active volunteer consultant who works with non-profit organizations to improve their operational and technical capabilities.

“We are pleased to welcome Irving to our team and add another strong leader to our information systems practice. His capability in driving business strategy through the use of technology is exceptional and he does so across multiple industry sectors, including healthcare. He is a talented professional who is not only committed to organizational success but is a trained coach committed to helping other executives excel. Irving possesses a rare combination of competencies in business strategy, operations, information systems, and leader development; competencies that will allow him to excel at creating value for our clients,” said E.L.I. CEO Janice DiPietro. Irving commented, “I’m excited to join a dedicated group of professionals who bring extensive industry and cross functional expertise to solve complex business problems. I am honored to be part of an organization with such a distinguished group of leaders and look forward to contributing my experience and expertise to the E.L.I. team.”

Irving holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California as well as a BS in Finance from Northeastern University. He is also an executive coach, having completed his training with Coaches Training Institute (CTI).