Mr. Alan Henson has a breadth of experience in the implementation of custom IT solutions across a wide range of industries. Alan’s work experience includes clients from oil and gas, retail energy providers, real estate, logistics and manufacturing, and financial services industries. His industry knowledge coupled with his experience enables Alan to provide a unique solution to any technical or business challenge that is presented.
With more than 17 years of consulting and commercial software delivery experience, Alan has a depth of knowledge in strategic planning, project management, technology solutions development, and business process improvements. His primary areas of expertise lie in business and technology architecture, innovation and business value alignment, process analysis, and information systems planning. Most recently he has developed a passion for helping customers adopt innovation strategies through a combination of new technology, entrepreneurial mindsets, and lighter-weight agile processes.
Some of Alan’s experience includes leading operations for a multi-national software company, managing and delivering multiple large-scale software development projects, business intelligence solutions, building virtual reality software focused on training and talent development, and implementing software packages in the upstream oil and gas industry with an emphasis on data management, data mining, and analytics. Prior to joining Pariveda Solutions, Mr. Henson held positions at Anadarko Petroleum, Volant, Perigon, and HTX Labs.
When Alan is not working, he loves spending time with his wife pursuing new adventures in travel, wine, and food. He is also an instrument-rated pilot and enjoys exploring the country via the skies.
Alan graduated Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science. He also holds an MBA from Rice University where he graduated top of his class and is a Jones Scholar recipient. He and his wife are active with the Periwinkle Foundation, Golden Beginnings, Houston Food Bank, and the Buffalo Bayou Partnership.