Leadership Team

Mike Posey

Principal Partner – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mike Posey is the Principal Partner of SteelPointe Partners and brings over 25 years of consulting and industry expertise in the Energy, Technology, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Financial Services industries to this position.

Most recently, Mike successfully founded and built out two companies: LogiSource and Resource Strategies. Their strong success was achieved through developing strong business partnerships with energy clients such as Chevron, BG Group and Halliburton, as well as with professional services clients such as Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse, KPMG, and Booz Allen for experienced and highly capable staff and leadership resources.

Mike also has deep experience in the banking sector, providing services to global banking institutions such as Bank of America, JPMorganChase and UBS, and in Healthcare to clients such as Cerner and Memorial Herman. Mike additionally has worked extensively in the High Tech sector with major players including AT&T, Dell Computer and HP/Compaq.

Mr. Posey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Rhodes College.

Clifton N.B. Triplett

Executive Advisor

Mr. Clif Triplett is a Managing Partner and co-founder of SteelPointe Partners and brings over 30 years of cross industry and IT organizational transformation experiences to the firm.

Clif most recently served as the CIO of Baker Hughes, a global Oilfield Services company. Joining Baker Hughes in 2008, Clif became the first CIO, and was chartered to establish an IT direction and world class IT team. The Baker Hughes IT organization has been recognized as a leader among Manufacturing IT teams, Green IT and as a Top 100 places to work in IT.

Prior to Baker Hughes, he served as the Vice President responsible for all global services delivered by Motorola.

Clif has been in seven industries, working with such industry leading organizations as General Motors, Allied Signal, Entergy, J.I. Case, the US Army and the Department of Defense.

Clif earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a Masters of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

Michael J. Mott

Partner - Chief Business Development Officer

Mr. Michael Mott has been involved in the Information Technology industry for over twenty-five years, with Business Development, Sales and Marketing roles in both Europe and the USA.

Prior to joining SteelPointe Partners, Michael was responsible for developing Hewlett Packard product and service solutions business with their PricewaterhouseCoopers alliance partnership, focused on the Communication, Media and Entertainment; Manufacturing; Energy; High-Tech and Transportation verticals.

Preceding this, at Hewlett Packard Michael had full-portfolio global account management responsibility for The Halliburton Company. In this position Michael was responsible for driving business growth through the strategic partnership with Halliburton as well as tactical management of global revenue generation operations.

Michael rejoined Hewlett Packard in 2007 after participating in startups in the Energy and Healthcare verticals with sales and marketing leadership roles. He was with Convex Computer Corporation managing the Central US Region when Hewlett Packard acquired them in 1995. He was subsequently responsible for US-wide sales teams with the Manufacturing and Process Industries Business Unit through 1999, servicing accounts such as Boeing, Exxon, BP, Shell, Jet Propulsion Labs, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon.

Michael holds Higher National Certificates in Mechanical & Production Engineering, and Electrical Engineering (Royal Aeronautical Society / Institute of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) from Anglia Ruskin University (formerly Essex Technical College) U.K.

Charles Soto

Partner

Mr. Charles Soto is a highly respected Information Technology Senior Executive that creates, delivers and transforms business solutions through technology innovations. Charles is a results-oriented industry leader with more than twenty-five years’ experience with Fortune-ranked Top 100 multinational high tech, manufacturing and telecom companies. He has developed a unique combination of strategic, operational, business and technology capability, which has enabled him to provide unifying vision and drive execution excellence.

Charles served as Vice President of IT for Motorola, Inc. and later Motorola Solutions, Inc., where he held global leadership responsibilities for IT architecture, strategy, IT Chief Technology Office, business solutions delivery, application development, engineering, shared services functions, TCOE (Testing Center of Excellence), integration services, enterprise information management, portfolio management and level 3 operational support. Oversight of all functions required supporting the Motorola Solutions innovative products and services.

Charles has led and delivered aggressive business transformation programs, virtualizations, M&A’s, cost optimization initiatives, application rationalizations, emerging technology infusion, and guided strategic investment decisions in technology and solution selection ensuring highest level of return on investment and delivery experience for company stakeholders.

In addition, Charles held multiple leadership and technology positions at General Electric Information Services.

Charles holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology.

Malu Septien Milan

Partner

Malu Septien Milan brings over 25 years of industry expertise in Government and High Tech Manufacturing, focused on Operational Excellence and Digital IT Transformation Services.

Most recently, Malu successfully realized the transformation of the Quality Discipline at Microsoft by incorporating technology, Intelligent Business Process Capabilities, Six Sigma, ITIL V3 and latest trends in Social, Mobile, Big Data, and Cloud services. Prior to Microsoft Malu served as Global Director of Solution Engineering for Pepsico and Chief Technology Architect. Prior to Pepsico Malu consulted for NASA which followed her role from Motorola as Global Chief Solutions Engineering Architecture Director serving all business units and the IT Organization.

Malu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Everest University and a BPS in Telecommunications Management from Barry University. She holds quality certifications in of Six Sigma Master BlackBelt, ITIL, ISO9000 Auditor, and earned the highest certification in Quality and Business Excellence for her Pioneer work on iBPM from Microsoft.

Malu acted as Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Culture Transformation Head across the companies she’s served in addition to her technology leadership and business transformation leadership roles.

Stephen Hancock

Senior Advisor

Mr. Stephen Hancock is a Partner at SteelPointe Partners, bringing more than 25 years of management and technology consulting experience enabling global organizations in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Power and EPC sectors.

Prior to joining SteelPointe Partners, Stephen developed his career and capabilities in leadership roles with Tier 1 Consulting organizations including EY/Cap Gemini, Price Waterhouse, IBM, SunGard and most recently Infosys Consulting.

Stephen has led the delivery of large-scale solutions in areas that include program management, business transformation, strategic planning, ERP-enabled transformation, ETRM solutions, application development / testing, information management, M&A and outsourced business process and technology systems.

Stephen brings a proven analytical approach to business problems, a clear framework to measure the impact of the desired changes, and a rigorous approach to the execution of programs that create sustained improvements for his clients. Stephen’s leadership qualities enable him to maximize team productivity and speed to value.

Stephen holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from Bristol University (UK) and an MBA from University of Manchester (UK).

Richard Gittin

Partner - Delivery Lead

As a Delivery Partner for SteelPointe Partners, Richard Gittin leads operational engagements for the Firm. Richard brings broad experience to this role from leadership roles spanning business and Information Technology across the Energy, Telecomm and High Tech sectors.

Richard’s industry expertise includes Program and Project Management, IT Strategy Development, IT Operations, Data Management, M&A, Change Management, Outsourcing and Vendor Management, data management, and contract management.

Prior to joining SteelPointe Partners, Richard was General Manager of Major Accounts for the Hewlett Packard Company. Major responsibilities included Customer Satisfaction, Delivery of Services, Profitability, Account Growth and ensuring contractual commitments were achieved. Richard’s specialization was to engage with bring troubled accounts requiring immediate attention to improve relationships, profitability and delivery execution.

Richard previously held positions in business and the Federal Agencies, such as Vice President of IT at Union Carbide, responsible for Vendor and Contract Management and IT Strategy and Governance. Richard has also worked with the United States Government Accountability Office as Director of IT, providing his broad business expertise to enhance government mission-critical systems and related infrastructure.

Richard holds a Batchelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona.

Clarence Ogletree

Partner – Delivery Lead

Clarence brings 25+ years of experience to SteelPointe in leading world-class IT organizations focused on manufacturing excellence through developing business strategies and delivering enabling technologies. His expertise includes Process Improvement strategies, managing Customer relationships and outsourced contracts and services.

Most recently Clarence led his independent consulting practice focused on strategy development, portfolio planning, outsourcing contracts and operational excellence initiatives.

Previously, at Baker Hughes Inc., Clarence was Director of IT responsible for global manufacturing technology. Prior to this he held a number of positions at General Motors Corporation, including Chief Information Officer of Car Group, Process Information Officer for North American Manufacturing, and Technology Services Information Officer. Clarence also held leadership roles at Whirlpool Corporation including Vice President of Global Information Systems.

Clarence received his BS Mathematics from Morris Brown College, and his MBA from Georgia State University, and is also a Charter Member of the AT&T Global Advisory Council and Chairman of the Council Manufacturer Alliance Productivity Institute (MAPI).

Clarence’s work has been recognized with awards including National Engineer of the Year while at General Motors, and receiving the National Award for Manufacturing Innovation while at Baker Hughes Corporation.

William E. Begley

Senior Partner and Executive Vice Pesident, Business Consulting

Mr. William E. "Bill" Begley is a Senior Partner with SteelPointe Partners focusing on the Energy and Power Sectors. Bill was recently the principal with WEBGruppe, LLC a leading, international strategy and financial advisory services group in the energy sector.

Bill has also been the President of Baker Consulting Services Group, an Operating Unit of Michael Baker Corp. Bill joined Baker from Stone and Webster Inc., where he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and directed the consulting, financial advisory, and restructuring and privatization leadership of its global energy and utility practices.

As a leading Energy Advisor in Australia, Bill was instrumental in the development of the liberalized natural gas markets in Australia and Victoria specifically, with Gas and Fuel Victoria and in the development of VENcorp, the natural gas pricing, trading and scheduling exchange in Australia.

Bill has more than 25 years of energy industry and finance experience, and began his career with British Petroleum (BP), where his responsibilities included compiling and updating the BP World Energy Statistical Review, the industry source book for accurate energy statistics.

After BP, Bill has also held senior positions in energy banking including Solomon, Inc. Bill also has strong background in leading major capital energy projects including LNG, Methanol, and related petro-chemical and gas monetization projects. In addition, Bill has also been involved in over $100 billion in energy related mergers and acquisitions, initially with Solomon Brothers and more recently on an independent basis through WEB Gruppe GmbH.

He has been a Director of Discovery Energy Corp. since May 2012, and has served as Director of International Energy Consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Bill has also served as an independent consultant for many of the global major oil and energy companies.

Bill's graduate JD/MBA studies are in international business and energy law and he holds a B.A. from St. Michaels' College in Vermont.

Oscar Plana

Associate Partner – Business Analytics & Master Data Management

Mr. Oscar Plana is a senior Information Technology leader with extensive experience designing and implementing transformational Business Intelligence and Data Management solutions that help global organizations achieve much improved operational efficiencies at Enterprise scale.

Proficient in a broad range of platforms, emerging technologies, and IT best practices, Oscar has built a reputation for identifying and capitalizing on strategic opportunities and utilizing innovative approaches to create true business value, and optimize productivity and efficiencies.

Gifted at seeing the big picture and understanding dependencies, he is known for creating a compelling vision and roadmap for both business and technology. Multi-lingual and cross-functional, his cultural intelligence and global roll-out experience spans a broad, diverse customer base that sets him apart when managing large-scale programs.

Before joining SteelPointe Partners, Oscar served as IT Director for Baker Hughes with responsibility for developing strategic roadmaps and establishing Business Intelligence and Data Management organizations. Directing matrixed teams, he provided solutions leadership for all BI programs and enterprise data governance initiatives utilizing SAP, Oracle and Microsoft BI technologies, and introduced data quality rules, tools and processes.

This role was preceded by a series of fast track positions of increasing responsibility with BP and ARCO, lastly as Global Program Manager for SAP Management Information projects across all segments and functions of the company. During his tenure, Oscar developed teams that leveraged sound strategy and architecture to establish integrated design authority and improve solution integrity across the transactional ERP and BI landscape. His expertise also includes managing large-scale data warehouses, data mining, simulation, optimization, in-memory databases, predictive analytics, and the introduction of information management strategy.

Oscar received his MBA, with an emphasis in Finance and General Management, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from UCLA.

Atif Siddiqui

Associate Partner

Atif Siddiqui is a Strategy and Project Management Consultant with over 14 years of multidisciplinary experience in various industries. His experience includes working with C-level leadership as well as highly technical teams that have been focused on resolution of industry and operational challenges relating to market research and development, IT Strategy, process improvement, Human Resources and cultural areas.

In addition to his work focus, Atif is passionate about volunteering with various charities and non-profits working to alleviate poverty especially with displaced families requiring professional skill development, tools for success, and above all motivation to improve themselves.

Atif holds an MBA from the University of Texas in Organizational Development and Finance and a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Houston. He also holds many professional certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).