Visionary IT/supply chain executive drives change in the mining and restaurant industries
Areas of Expertise
- Global supply chain strategy
- Consumer product goods, restaurant and mining and materials industries
- Information governance
- IT and business strategic and operational planning
Gerald Gluscic is a partner in the Phoenix/Las Vegas office of Fortium Partners. He brings more than 30 years of information technology and supply chain experience in the consumer product goods, mining and materials, and restaurant industries. Gluscic has journeyed across the globe pioneering IT strategies that spur organization turnarounds and build performance businesses. His keen understanding of how technology drives transformational business change from the Board level to the employee level translates into massive value creation in each of his roles.
Gluscic was the chief information officer for Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers with operations on five continents, and an industry leader in safety and sustainability. As CIO, he established and implemented IT strategies that saved $55 million, implemented a comprehensive business intelligence strategy, and transformed a global service environment and outsourcing relationship while improving service levels. He also created supply chain strategies for goods and services sourcing that brought in procurement savings of $200 million.
Prior to Newmont, Gluscic was CIO, global supply chain and information services for Phelps Dodge, a $19 billion copper producer that was acquired by Freeport-McMoRan, creating the world’s largest copper miner. At Phelps Dodge, Gluscic implemented three successful ERP implementations in six years, resulting in over $73 million in value creation. He also led supply chain savings of $231 million over a three-year period.
Most recently, Gluscic served as CIO of PF Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. where he created and implemented a comprehensive restaurant technology upgrade strategy and replaced all customer facing branded websites, loyalty programs and security systems processes. He also addressed cybersecurity issues, identifying real organizational weaknesses and implemented a broad remediation strategy.
Earlier in his career, Gluscic served in high technology leadership roles with Swift Transportation, Borden Foods, Kellogg and General Electric. His reputation as an uncompromising business performance advocate has allowed him to serve as an executive advisor and angel investor at Chowzter and MoFilm, and a customer advisory board member at SAP and Telwares/Alsbridge.
Gluscic holds a bachelor of science in business from Indiana State University. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife.