||Warren Lenard has been positioned as a senior IT leader for more than half his career, which spans over 30 years. He has worked for large and mid-size companies spanning vertical markets such as retail, entertainment & media and legal.
His career began in retail at Associated Dry Goods where in his first position he found himself in a leadership position. It was there that he led a data entry team, but also built and supported the organization’s first PC applications. Upon ADG closing its doors Warren transitioned to the legal industry where he worked for two major law firms. During this period, he developed applications and provided extensive training for all associates from paralegals through partners.
After a short consulting period building applications for insurance and collection firms, Warren made the move to the entertainment & media industry where he would spend the next 18 years working for the likes of Showtime Networks, Viacom, New Line Cinema and Lifetime Entertainment. It was a pivotal career moment as he transitioned over to the technology and infrastructure side of the house leading teams on network and systems architecture and design, data center builds and migrations not to mention building, developing and mentoring organizations further establishing himself as a proven leader and visionary.
Another pivotal moment in his career Warren transitioned to the retail and distribution world where he has worked for top leading brands restructuring and rebuilding their technology organizations as well as elevating their technology portfolios and redefining process and procedure to achieve operational excellence.
Warren currently works for Finish Line based in Indianapolis as Vice President of Technology and Operations where is responsible for all omni-channel technologies, infrastructure, operations and support, quality assurance, business relationship management and the PMO. He is very active in the technology industry participating in various organizations such as the Society for Information Management (SIM) where he currently serves as VP of Membership. He is an active volunteer through Finish Line’s Youth Foundation and generously offers his time as a mentor to a number of professionals. Warren was born and raised in New York, but has recently been living in Carmel, Indiana with his wife and two children.