Derek's noteworthy experience in IT and consulting includes 8 years working in data analytics. During that time, Derek and Teleion Consulting partner, Craig Watson, noticed that many organizations don't value data as a key asset, resulting in poor business decisions and, ultimately, systems that fail. Derek and Craig founded Teleion Consulting to apply their knowledge to help enterprises improve and enable data as a valuable, measurable asset.
As Managing Partner, Derek takes responsibility for delivery of all Teleion Consulting projects to ensure the right solution every time. By both listening to clients and utilizing his training as a Certified Trillium Software Professional (and various reporting tools), Derek and his team promote business technology solutions and methodologies through solid data management principles and data systems.
Derek holds a bachelor's degree in International Business from the University of Washington and has been a consultant with Microsoft, Endeavor Consulting, and other Seattle-area enterprises.
Craig Watson, Managing Partner
As Managing Partner, Craig's focus is on expanding database marketing, achieving ever greater excellence in delivery management through process and quality initiatives, and proactively nurturing key alliances and business partnerships. Craig has a proven track record of building high value technology and marketing strategies for his clients.
Prior to co-founding Teleion Consulting, Craig worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft responsible for the global marketing system. He has also worked as a Managing Consultant for a variety of Seattle area IT companies. Craig holds a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Washington.
Jon Elliott, Managing Partner
For 18 years, Jon's career spanned a series of General Manager and Division CIO roles at Microsoft, overseeing global IT transformation organizations and practices—focused on leveraging technology to its fullest potential to drive tangible business results and accomplish strategic objectives. During this period, he was a tireless champion of customer-centric thinking throughout the organization, driving a series of quality improvement, standardization, and change management initiatives for Microsoft’s Global IT organization.
More recently, at Alveraz & Marsal and Hitachi Data Systems, Jon led digital transformation roadmap development, with governance and organization change management support, to top organizations around the globe. In these roles, he managed major engagements across numerous Cloud based business sectors, working hand-in-hand with C-level leaders to help them align their operational and technology strategies, improving organizational competitiveness via intelligent technology investments. Jon also has a deep background in merger and acquisition planning, business development, business integrations, strategic planning, and business intelligence.
Jon earned his B.S. Degree from Central Washington University. He currently holds several technology-related patents currently in use within Microsoft's CRM product suite—and when not pursuing his professional passions, you'll find him enjoying the great outdoors and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife Karlynn and four daughters Chantelle, Paige, Makalia, and Maya.