Mary is the President and Principal Consultant for Bridger Val Associates LLC, providing consulting services to IT and other c-suite executives who are planning and implementing large scale programs in support of strategies that call for significant changes from the status quo. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Easton Technology Management Center at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Mary’s experience includes Chief Information Officer (CIO) roles in multiple global environments and industries including Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality, Agribusiness, Oil & Gas and Chemicals. Most recently Mary was the Global Pharma CIO for Novartis Pharmaceuticals based in Basel, Switzerland where she drove several significant digital health initiatives.
Before joining Novartis, Mary was Senior Vice President and CIO for Avis Budget Group. Her experience also includes senior level IT positions at Pfizer/Pharmacia, BASF and American Cyanamid where she built business focused global IT teams and led large scale change initiatives focused on the integration of systems and operations that were the consequence of several mergers and acquisitions.
Mary has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.