As a Vice President at Pariveda Solutions, Mr. Nathan Hanks brings a wealth of experience from various backgrounds such as Fortune 500 corporate IT, software services and consulting across the Travel, Manufacturing, and Financial Services industries. His primary focus has been on driving unnecessary costs out the business via the implementation of enterprise solutions such as SAP, CRM, infrastructure optimization, workforce optimization, custom application development, and wireless applications.
Mr. Hanks has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology, with a majority of those years focused on helping large organizations realize the value of their IT investments via successful development and delivery of IT solutions.
Most recently, Nathan served as CIO for PHD Trading Technologies, providing high frequency/low latency trading systems and infrastructure to the financial services industry. Prior to PHD, he was Vice President of IT for Tyco Flow Control, where he functioned as the CIO for the Americas region. With Tyco, Nathan focused on enterprise system implementations such as SAP and Microsoft Dynamics (CRM), as well as infrastructure optimization, and IT organizational effectiveness. Prior to Tyco, he served as a Senior Director at Continental Airlines, delivering enterprise systems for the Airports, Cargo and Marketing departments. While at Continental he oversaw the first implementation of many “firsts”, such as Wi-Fi-based infrastructure and applications across many of their airports, and workforce optimization system utilizing biometric identity of airport employees. And prior to Continental, Nathan served as a consultant for Deloitte Consulting, delivering Microsoft applications to Houston-based clients.
Nathan has been married to his wife Lisa for over 16 years and they have two children. He loves to spend weekends with his wife and kids and focusing on accomplishing a whole lot of nothing. He achieves that by reading about World War II (especially the Pacific theatre), hunting, fishing, golf, lifting weights, and in the fall, being consumed with collegiate and professional football; especially fantasy football.
Nathan received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and received his M.B.A. from the University of Houston in 1999, being awarded the Amerada Hess academic fellowship. In prior professional engagements, Nathan has served as a board member for industry consortium initiatives and spoken at technical conferences on topics such as wireless adoption and implementation in public areas such as airports.