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Christopher Eaves

President

Christopher has nearly 25 years of experience aligning business strategy and IT operations across a wide spectrum of industries. Throughout his career, which has spanned the public and private sectors, Christopher has had the opportunity to work with numerous business executives and CIOs, offering his personal attention and expertise in the analysis, definition and implementation of improved organizational processes.

A graduate of Claremont McKenna College with a dual degree in Economics/Mathematics, Christopher met Sabot co-founder Darren Chiappinelli while they were both working at Grant Thornton in the late 1990s. When the opportunity presented itself, they formed Sabot Consulting with the vision of being a trusted advisor to executives and managers, and a commitment to providing clients with unbiased, candid recommendations.

Christopher has worked with such organizations as Missouri Employers Mutual, AltaMed Health Services, Montana State Fund, Countrywide, Agilent Technologies, and numerous agencies and departments within the States of California and Montana. The breadth and complexity of these projects has provided him with unique in-depth knowledge and valuable insight. He has extensive experience in enterprise architecture, strategic IT consulting, business process re-engineering and project management. Mr. Eaves is married and has two daughters. He enjoys golf, hunting, and fly-fishing.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

  • PMP – Project Management Professional
  • ITIL – Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation Certificate
  • Six Sigma – Lean Black Belt

Darren Chiappinelli

Co-Founder

Darren is not only a U.S. Army Veteran and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, he has more than fifteen years of experience in information technology and management consulting. With a high level of discipline and the insider knowledge that comes from extensive hands-on experience, Darren works with CIOs and other C-level executives to bring business and technology together on large development implementation projects and program restructuring. He has worked on projects ranging in size from several million to several hundred million dollars, and for clients such as AT&T, DirectsTV, Toyota, and the States of California and Montana.

A former software engineer and software developer with a degree in Military Engineering, Darren met Sabot co-founder Christopher Eaves when they were both working at Grant Thornton in the late 1990s. When the opportunity presented itself, they formed Sabot Consulting with the vision of being a trusted advisor to executives and managers, and a commitment to providing clients with unbiased, candid recommendations.

Sabot’s focus on independent advice allows Darren to work very closely with clients on the very best technical solutions, without being tied to implementation or potential bias. His military training and engineering background have provided him with a keen understanding of leadership from a government standpoint, as well as the ability to deftly solve complex problems in both private and public sectors. Darren is a fly-fisherman and a recreational pilot. He is also a former board member for the National Wild Horse Center.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

  • PMP – Project Management Professional
  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CHP – Certified HIPAA Professional
  • CHSS – Certified HIPAA Security Specialist
  • CSCS – Certified Security Compliance Specialist
  • ITIL – Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation Certificate
  • Six Sigma – Green Belt

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Jason Gentry

Director

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Strategic IT Consulting

Jason has over 20 years of experience in developing, planning, and executing program and IT strategic initiatives. He worked through college at a variety of technology assignments with increasing complexity and responsibility, graduating with a B.S. in Management Information Systems and Decision Science from George Mason University in Virginia. Following an internship at Booz Allen Hamilton Jason was hired as an enterprise architecture consultant for the Federal government where he provided EA leadership to more than a dozen Federal agencies during his time in the D.C. area.

Jason joined Sabot in 2006 and since that time he has built a reputation as a trusted strategic IT consultant and skilled project manager with a focus on the healthcare industry. His background as an enterprise architect with a broad base of both technical and business acumen allows him to monitor the environment for opportunities to advance the client's interests beyond the scope of a single assignment. As Director for Sabot Jason has extended this to building a cadre of like-minded, highly skilled consultants that embody the Sabot ethos.

Jason has been a speaker at multiple conferences, covering topics on enterprise architecture and project management.

Jason is married and has a daughter and a son. He spends his downtime golfing, hiking, fishing and building "stuff" with the family.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

  • PMP – Project Management Professional
  • CSM - Certified Scrum Master


Sue Hall

Consultant

Sue Hall is an organizational development and change management professional offering 20+ years’ consulting experience in the manufacturing, financial services, private, public, and corporate social responsibility sectors. Sue delivers a systematic and holistic approach to project and change management that helps leaders and their teams to adopt change and leverage competitive advantage through robust people practices, goal alignment, stakeholder engagement, communications, training and development, process analysis, and process (lean) improvement.

“Early in my career, I experienced my first change management intervention. It was a clumsy affair. However, the intent was absolutely altruistic. The gold mine I was working on, particularly the general manager for whom I was working, wanted to change history – in particular, abhorrent legislation and to humanize the way of work in a country ruled by apartheid. Our purpose was compelling. However, our interventions were met with suspicion and resistance and we made many mistakes along the way. We succeeded in the end, but the effort needed to get there was enormous. Since those pioneering days of change, I have had the privilege of working in many industries, with diverse, multi-cultural teams, simultaneously leading portfolios, projects, and change across a broad spectrum of projects. Over time I have developed practical organizational development and change management strategies and methodologies that deliver desired results. I believe the key ingredients to effective change is to create purpose and achieve goal alignment, and to help leaders and their teams to leverage their competitive edge through engagement, education, and authentic empowerment.”

Sue is a graduate of the Public Relations Institute of South Africa and Damelin Business School with qualifications in public affairs, communications, and business management.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

  • PMI - Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • MIT Emeritus - Leading Organizations and Change
  • PMI - Risk Management
  • University of South Africa (UNISA) - Human Resource Management