Hi, I’m Norm Pollock, Chief Technology Officer, at First Flight Solutions.
fter 30 years, information technology for me remains as fascinating as it was back in the heady early days of the 1980s. Perhaps this is because it’s as rewarding as it is fascinating. I have spent those 30 years helping companies align their technology with business goals and identifying and implementing process improvements that have resulted in significant cost reduction.
For two decades I worked with distribution and logistics teams to support their IT initiatives and led many successful technology and business integration projects, including M&A and large-scale ERP implementations.
In 2016 I joined First Flight Solutions, and I enjoy coming to work each day because my role as Vice President of IT allows me to use my decades of experience and knowledge in both IT and logistics to directly help businesses large and small to streamline their costs. That money they’ve saved can then be reinvested in their business or used to directly increase profits. Either way, their profitability goes up.
The satisfaction that I get from helping our customers save money and grow their businesses makes the days and weeks pass quickly. I count myself fortunate to be in a role that’s perfect for me.
I was also fortunate to serve for a decade as a member of the Panorama Technical Council, where I participated in discussions to determine the feasibility of potential technology investments. Panorama Capital, formerly JP Morgan Technical Council, is a venture capital company focused on technology-related investments.
Way back in those early days, I received a Micro-MBA from the University of Buffalo and was educated in Computer Science at SUNY Potsdam. I now live happily in Morehead City, NC, with my wife and three daughters.
The satisfaction that I get from helping our customers save money and grow their businesses makes the days and weeks pass quickly.