Howard White, SBDC


Howard White, IT Professional and Business Consultant

Howard is a Senior IT and Business Consultant, with over 35 years of experience leading the design, development, implementation, and ongoing support of technical solutions and process re-engineering/improvements to solve complex business challenges. He holds a certification in Project Management (PMP), and is now working with the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SCORE, both sponsored by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide no-cost business and IT consulting for small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Previous roles include:

  • Director of Information, Communications, and Technology where he was accountable for deploying strategic investment in technology and managing day-to-day technical operations;
  • Systems Development Manager, where led design, development and implementation of numerous business-critical applications, and identified gaps in operational support systems functionality;
  • Manager of Program Management, where he managed a team of twenty technical project managers responsible for management of ~6,000 cell site new build and expansion projects;
  • IT Consultant within several organizations, where he helped business and IT professionals understand and document requirements, design and implement technical solutions, and provide training and ongoing support/enhancements.

Howard holds a degree in software engineering from the University of California – Berkeley and has architected systems, designed applications, interfaces, back-office billing and reporting systems, and built Business Information Systems (Data Warehouses, ETL processes, Decision Support and Executive Information Systems) for Fortune 500 companies including AT&T Mobility, American President Lines, Chevron Corporation, and Visa, Inc. Howard also completed IT and business consulting projects for Oracle, Mervyns, eVault, and Verizon Wireless, plus systems development projects for several smaller companies, in addition to launching and providing advisory consulting assistance for a number of non-profit organizations.