Otto Contreras

Interim CIO

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Otto Contreras is a 30+ years Information Technology industry veteran, a verifiable record of delivering enhanced productivity, streamlined operations, and improved financial performance. Natural leader with strong entrepreneurial spirit and special talent for transitioning strategy into action and achievement.

Proven leader with a strength for identifying talent, building and motivating creative teams that work cooperatively to achieve goals. Highly articulate with excellent interpersonal skills and a sincere passion for blending business with technology

His high level leadership in the industry includes:

  • Deputy CIO for the City of Miami – a city with more than 425,000 citizens, an annual operating budget of $1B, a $17M Information Technology budget, and 5,000 employees. As a member of the information technology leadership team he assists in planning, developing and implementing a comprehensive citywide information technology strategy, technical architecture, and creates and execute short-term and long-term plans and projects to be implemented within the architectural framework.

  • Former Founder/CEO for SOS IT Services, Inc. a Technology company that became the IT department for Small to Midsize companies in the South Florida area.

  • Former CIO/Corporate Director of ERP for Watsco, Inc. – a Fortune 1000 HVAC company with $1.9B in annual sales, 16 subsidiaries, hundreds of locations throughout 36 states and 3000+ employees
  • Former VP of Information Technology for Beverage Canners company (acquired by National Beverage Corp.) – the 4th largest branded carbonated soft-drink company in the US in the manufacturing, bottling and distribution of soft-drinks, with $550M in annual sales, 12 manufacturing facilities around the country in 13 states, and 1,200 employees.