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Fred Pond

Former CIO, Columbia Sportswear

Senior Technology and Business Executive with over 30 years of global experience in business transformation and information systems leadership which specialization in professional training covering management, marketing, accounting, systems design, and systems development. Is widely regarded as a pioneer in hybrid cloud, dev/ops and automation in technical infrastructure management. Has created global center of excellence for implementation and support of global SAP ERP and related PDM, planning, supply chain and distribution solutions in a multi-brand shared service environment.

Prior to joining Avasant, was Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for Columbia Sportswear Company, President and Member of Board of Directors of Quest, J.D. Edwards Users Group, President and Member of Board of Directors of Portland Chapter of Society of Information Management. His is also a member of Board of Directors for multiple small/medium sized private Oregon based enterprises and has been honored as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2003.


  • Business Process Reengineering
  • ERP Strategy & Implementation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Organization and Change Management


  • Manufacturing
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Travel & Transportation


  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Andersen Consulting
  • North Pacific
  • Schnitzer Steel Industries
  • Stevedoring Services of America