Paul Chatten – Bio

Early Life

Born and raised on an apple farm in Brighton, Ontario. Attended Brighton Public School and East Northumberland Secondary School. Retired from playing hockey in Grade 8 after scoring one goal. Avid curler in high school and represented ENSS as skip at COSSA.  Worked on the family farm and was hiring friends since the age of 11 to help with farm tasks. Enjoyed electronics and ham radio.

Attended the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph .  Graduated with an Associate Diploma in Agriculture specializing in Pomology and Oleaculture

Corporate Experience

I have been employed by multi-national corporations, privately held enterprises, non-profit organizations, and been an entrepreneur.
Here are some of the highlights of the value I bring to an organization.

I.T. Management responsibilities

✬ management of enterprise desktop support
✬ selection and oversight of software application development of out-sourced resources for corporate workflow projects
✬ created and administered I.T. budgets up to $500,000
✬ I.T. procurement and sourcing of hardware, software, and ergonomic resources
✬ Architect of BCP/DR policies
✬ Vendor management
✬ Contract negotiations (annual subscriptions of $15,000+)
✬ I.T. infrastructure and architecture expansion projects ($10,000 to $100,000)
✬ Telephone systems, Wireless, Cellular, and MDM applications(Blackberry Enterprise Server)

Corporate Management

✬ Technical visionary for CEO and VP’s
✬ C-Level experience in an intermediate organization (40M sales)
✬ Propose, revise, and implement I.T. policies and standards
✬ Member of 9 person management team planning the future course of the company
✬ Implemented continuous improvement process for the evolution of the major workflow applications
✬ Coordinate multi-discipline stakeholders in the process of corporate workflow applications in a design manufacturing environment
✬ Business Continuity Strategy
✬ Business Development
✬ Advocate for Cloud participation for small and intermediate organizations.

Achievements

✬ Contributing member of the management team for George KELK Corporation which was nominated 5 years running as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
✬ Co-Founder of Ontario’s first licensed Cidery for the production of alcoholic cider
✬ Pioneered the computerization of Agricultural enterprises in the province of Ontario.