An I.T. professional for more than twenty-five years, Dr. Annette Gibbs-Skervin is an
accomplished I.T. executive, having served in progressively more responsible
senior leadership roles at Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Information Services
Group (ISG), and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Gibbs-Skervin is the founder of Annette Gibbs-Skervin & Associates, LLC - an IT
Management and CIO Advisory services company. Annette Gibbs-Skervin
& Associates LLC, marks the return to the private sector of Dr. Gibbs-Skervin, after
1.5 years as the Senior Advisor and Executive Director (Senior Executive Service),
for Strategic Sourcing in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and
Technology (OI&T). Her new company provides clients with insights and expertise
developed from Dr. Gibbs-Skervin’s impressive leadership background in IT and
Procurement. Scope of services include CIO Advisory Services, driving supplier and contract accountability through Service Integration & Management (SIAM), Supplier Relationship Management, Category Management, Global Program Management, Organizational Change & Process Transformation, and IT Service Operation Management.
Dr. Gibbs-Skervin has successfully generated millions of dollars in savings, driving operational efficiencies in global organizations. At the VA, Dr. Gibbs-Skervin developed the Strategic Sourcing mission, vision, and processes in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. This included accountability for the over $3.1 Billion annual budget spent on products and services. Throughout her career, she has built a solid reputation for quickly analyzing the current situation, envisioning the future, establishing clear objectives, and rendering successful results. Her collaborative leadership style creates high performance work teams by embracing diversity of thought, leading to exceptional outcomes.
Dr. Gibbs-Skervin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, an MBA in Finance, and a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences with a focus on overcoming leadership challenges faced by female I.T. leaders.
As a woman in I.T. executive management, Dr. Gibbs-Skervin understands the challenges inherent in climbing the I.T. leadership ladder. She is particularly sensitive to and interested in the development and success of women underrepresented at the highest levels of I.T. leadership.