Richard Machanoff is an independent consultant who provides Management Consulting and “Rent a CIO” services to small to mid-sized companies. Backed by over 25 years’ experience as a CIO, CTO, and IT Director in the federal, private and nonprofit sectors, internationally and in a wide range of business verticals, where he has implemented technology strategies that support organizational goals and streamline operations.Mr. Machanoff provides a complete suite of CIO services: IT Strategic Plans and Strategy implementation, IT Investment Plans, Suite of IT Best Practices: policies, procedures and staff training in Cyber Security, IT QA and Compliance, IT Cost Reduction, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, RFP and Vendor Management, business systems, communications architecture, Major Information Systems implementations (SharePoint, ERP, etc.) and Project Management, and Knowledge Management.A few of his career highlights include:• Analyzed FDA document requirements and developed, deployed and implemented a plan to achieve compliance.• Building professional, reliable IT organizations from the ground up, architecting infrastructure and deploying business tools that generate significant savings and meet regulatory goals. • Designing and implementing systems that improve collaboration and deliver more accurate data to support core business functions.• Developing disaster recovery and business continuity plans that ensure ongoing operations and meet stringent regulatory and company policy requirements. Mr. Machanoff holds a B.S. in microbiology, biochemistry, and chemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an M.S. in molecular genetics from the University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Oak Ridge. He is ITIL Foundations certified.