Molly has over twenty years of experience leading large, complex organizational initiatives. As a consultant and Chief Information Officer, she provides expert counsel to our clients who are undergoing rapid change.
With her deep knowledge and experience in technology and business transformation, Molly is energized by helping organizations create powerful, secure systems to execute on their strategies. Her experience and insights have helped numerous organizations ready their workforces and support their culture change for the many changes new technologies and organizational systems can bring. Clients Molly has supported include brands such as GE, DuPont, ViaWest and the State of Colorado.
Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, Molly was the Managing Director who led the Business Advisory Services Practice in the Denver office of Grant Thornton LLP. She worked closely with many Fortune 500 and midmarket companies to develop integrate new companies (M&A), develop technology strategies to drive the business and implement innovative strategies to increase performance. She has helped high-growth companies in transition identify their goals, align their leadership teams, and implement high value systems and technologies to grow responsibly.
In 2007, Molly was appointed by then Mayor John Hickenlooper (now the Governor of Colorado) to serve as the Chief Information Officer for the City and County of Denver. While serving under Mayor Hickenlooper, Molly developed several innovative programs to engage employees and improve citizen relationships and interactions. She developed the City and County’s technology strategy, stood up a new shared services organization, established a governance process to support a $25 million technology project portfolio including the technology support for the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
Before working with the City and County of Denver, Molly served as the Director of Technology for Denver International Airport. Molly was an integral part of the management team who supported the airport through the crisis of September 11, 2001. On that day and for months afterward, Molly worked under pressure tirelessly to ensure communications internally and externally were not interrupted. An incident of this nature had incredible implications for communications and communications systems including the flight information display systems. Molly quickly coordinated her team to maintain
these critical systems in the face of grave uncertainty. In the following months, Molly implemented an airport IT strategy that was a significant factor in ensuring DIA’s long- term economic viability.
Molly serves on the board of the Colorado Technology Association, NewCloud Networks and Craig Hospital. She was awarded Outstanding Women in Business in 2013 by the Denver Business Journal.