Our three principals have worked together for over 20 years. While each one brings his own unique strengths, they found that they were often calling on each other to provide additional services. So they decided to join forces in order to be able to offer more end-to-end solutions.

Jeff Craig

Key leadership areas: Strategy, Architecture, Technology Leadership. Industry expertise: Media, Financial Services, Healthcare.

Our resident technology innovator, Jeff led the architecture and team in inventing one of the earliest Video-on-Demand servers. He also has several patents to his name. CEOs have come to rely on Jeff’s expertise in Technology Innovation, Business Alignment, Business Transformation, Content Management, and Risk Mitigation. In fact, business leaders routinely hire Jeff as both a full-time and interim CTO. In the past, he has helmed technology at leading companies such as Discovery Communications, Sun National Bank and CatalystRX (now part of United Healthcare).

A self-described data-junkie, Jeff values how collecting, analyzing and presenting information can lead to better decision-making. With all the talk about big data these days, he is most enthusiastic about the future of data visualization.

A world-class yacht racer, Jeff brings the same teamwork approach to our clients that he does to his crew-mates on the ocean. When he’s not racing or working, you might find Jeff honing his music skills on various instruments or working on his next oil painting.

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Hernan Cortes

Key leadership areas: IT Operations Planning and Management, Execution Processes. Industry expertise: Media, Healthcare, Telecom.

At New Point, Hernan enjoys helping companies ensure that they align their technology solutions to their business goals. From his early days in finance and engineering, Hernan has made a career of applying and managing technology. Previously, served as General Manager at LCC, President at GMR Telecom, held VP roles at companies such as Mastec of North America and as Director of product management at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). More recently, Hernan served as an executive level consultant in the healthcare space at ExcelleRX and CatalystRX. As for the future of technology, he’s most curious to watch development in the space of microrobotics for telemedicine.

Hailing from Cuba, Hernan is a big family man. He even has a family rock band called “The White Hot.” When he’s not rocking out, you can find Hernan coaching high school baseball.

A native Spanish speaker, Hernan also loves Latin foods. His favorite dinner? Well, that has to be enchilado de stone crab with a side of patatas ala brava, accompanied by a cold beer – preferably eaten beachside.

Ron Billes

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Key Leadership Areas:  Finance, Accounting, company administration and human resources.

His vast corporate experience as CFO also allows him to provide significant input to other principals on issues of finance and administration when necessary for customer evaluation, recommendations and implementation.

While Ron earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School in Boston, he hails originally from the State of Louisiana and always enjoys Cajun food whenever it’s available.

Always having been an avid sports enthusiast and participant at all levels, Ron currently limits his participation to tennis and racquetball.

Bob Padilla

IT Operations, Service Management Cloud, DevOps. Industry Expertise: Financial Services, Healthcare.

For companies including Northern Trust, CatlystRx, CME Group, Bob has built 24 x 7, high transaction volume, low latency and compliant environments. Bob’s expertise spans operations from infrastructure to architecture and strategy. Clients rely on his ability to contain costs, integrate systems, plan for disaster recovery, improve business process, and more.

A noted speaker at CIO Summits, Bob is a recognized transformational leader who excels in developing high-performing teams. Recently, he has helped transition organizations from legacy systems to cloud technologies.

On the technology front, Bob looks forward to the future of cloud computing and how it changes the development landscape. He notes that the changes in development process life cycle tend to coincide with technology shifts about every 14 years.

At New Point, we appreciate his expertise, unstoppable energy, and sharp sense of humor that he brings to our team. A bit of a Renaissance man, Bob’s interests vary widely from ethnic dining to music genres. Asked to describe a dream vacation? His is a multi-stop adventure.

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