Since 2000, Mr. Banks has worked with Private Equity investors with investments in distressed industries such as automotive and textiles that were in critical need of restructuring.  He takes a hands-on approach to finding realistic and practical solutions with a total focus on results.  His past positions include CIO/Executive in Residence for a $6B PE fund, CIO/Partner for a $1.2B PE fund, and Corporate CIO of Xerox, where he helped the company transform their business strategy to a new customer – the CIO.  At Monsanto, he was the IT lead on a very large, and successful, global SAP implementation – thousands of users, 4 distinct business units, 41 plants and 7 languages.

Mr. Banks holds an MS in Operations Research from the Columbia Graduate School of Engineering, an MA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Mathematics from Tulane University.  He was a Director of Documentum Corporation which was sold to EMC for $1.6B.  He has served on the Boards of Metaldyne, a $2B automotive parts supplier and Trimas a $1B diversified manufacturer (symbol: TRS).  Mr. Banks’ response to a case study “The Strategy that Wouldn’t Travel” was published in the Harvard Business Review.