HollisHigh-achieving VP of IT capable of optimizing any cannabis business
Minimizing business risk, delivering solutions that optimize performance , strong management aptitude
Hollis is a CIO/VP of Information Technology with years of achievement delivering IT-enabled business solutions that optimize performance and efficiency, specializing in the cannabis, retail, distribution, and pharmaceutical sectors.
Hollis has a unique blend of hands-on operational and technical expertise and strong business acumen, with an ability to serve as a vital bridge between business and IT.
He has a proven ability to drive enterprise-wide IT initiatives that accelerate growth, streamline operations, capture savings, strengthen security, and improve service quality.
He also has strong management aptitude with a record of building high-performing IT departments and introducing best-practice processes.
While at a premier cannabis company as the VP of Information Technology, Hollis was instrumental in integrating their retail POS systems.
He created redundancy for their internet services to minimize downtime and incorporated business intelligence systems to create valuable real-time actionable production and sales metrics for management.
While working for a top pharmaceutical distributor, one of Hollis’s goals was to redesign the website.
At the time, the website represented approximately $600M+ in revenue, which was 40% of all sales.
By leveraging an e-commerce base solution and customizing it for the specific business needs, he was able to increase conversion rate by 1%, adding an additional $39M in incremental sales.
In 2019, the website generated over $700M in sales, which represented 40% of total sales.
Hollis also developed the overall ERP migration strategy at the distribution company.
He created a multi-phase approach, minimizing business risk and integrating the sales and ERP solutions to create an omni-channel experience for the customer.
At an automotive service chain, Hollis led an e-commerce strategy/ implementation, partnering with Sales and Marketing, that generated $300M+ in additional revenue.