Co-Founder & COO, Abaco Strategy
Dr. Dan Navarro-Ramirez (Dan) is the co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of Abaco Strategy, LLC. Dr. Navarro is a results-oriented transformational leader, with 30+ years of demonstrated career success in consulting, program/project management, lead architecture and service delivery management, spanning multiple industries.
Dan adapts to rapidly changing environments and resolving mission critical issues with a relentless focus on customer satisfaction. Multi-lingual skills with proven ability to lead global, highly diverse cross-functional groups to ensure successful collaboration, and superior service level deliverables. He is a recognized leader that has implemented process improvement frameworks leading to subsequent certifications such as Information Security Management Systems (ISO 27001), Service Management Systems (ISO 20000), Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001), CMMI and Software Agile development, in mid-size and large global organizations.
His experience includes Program/Project Management, Business Transformation and Process Governance; Research, Financial/Statistical Analysis; Enterprise Information Management and Service Delivery Management. He is recognized for driving complex organizational initiatives, adapting to rapidly changing environments and resolving mission critical issues.
Dan has worked in multiple domains within IT, including Banking and Financial Services, Retail, International Trade Logistics and Data Center Management. Dan has served various IT management and roles supporting federal customers in the financial regulatory arena. Some of his customers include the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Prior to becoming a federal contracting executive, Dan led various executive roles in large financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase Inc. and CitiGroup.
Dan earned his Ph.D., Executive Leadership from George Washington University, his M.B.A. from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM), Guadalajara, Mexico, and his B.A.S. in Information Systems from the Universidad UNIVA, Mexico. In addition, Dan is a Certified SCRUM Master (CSM), Certified Agile Leader (CAL), and certified ITIL v3 professional.
When not working, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.