CEO, Kevington Advisors
Toby Redshaw is a leading authority on how to leverage modern IT for competitive advantage and to take organizations to the next level. He is an expert on improving decision cycle times, leveraging cumulative IQ and future proofing organizations. He is recognized in the technology world for his leadership in high-tech change management and driving ecosystems of innovation.
Currently Toby is CEO of Kevington Advisors, an independent advisory firm that offers services for technology-intensive businesses and agencies ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations to government and military organizations.
With over thirty years of experience driving results technology in high tech, high pressure, change-intensive environments, Toby has contributed from both the business and CIO perspectives at companies like FedEx, Motorola, American Express and Aviva. Previously as Global CIO for both American Express in New York and Aviva in London, and in senior IT leadership roles at Motorola and FedEx, Toby has led 10,000+ member teams and multi-billion dollar budgets. Through top team building he delivered technology vision, strategy, roadmaps and execution, successfully yielding significant improvements in output, quality, business impact, customer satisfaction and innovation. He was a key member of the team that took FedEx global and built the brand outside the USA. He brings the added advantage of having in parallel been on the marketing leadership team at two Global 200 firms as well as running multi billion dollar procurement. He has also lead significant product, service, operations, venture capital, risk, and diversity functions at large global brands. The 30+ year combination of deep and varied business and IT allows he to quickly develop pragamatic solutions across a broad area.
Toby’s experience is not limited only to IT. He was General Manager of a Silicon Valley start-up that provided software-as-a-service solutions and supply chain solutions for the hospitality industry. He was Executive Chairman of a technology start-up while at Motorola. At Motorola and Aviva, Toby sat on the Marketing Leadership Teams and provided leadership on e-Commerce and social media. During his 17 years with FedEx, he held management positions in customer service, business operations, sales and technology in business units in the US, Asia, Latin America and Europe. At Aviva, he chaired corporate risk committees overseeing financial crime, IT, and Business Protection. Also, at Motorola, he led a small venture capital team and created/ran their leading edge, accretive, multibillion dollar global procurement function.
Toby was named to the Top CTO 25 – Most Influential IT leaders by Infoworld and Top 50 Global CIOs by Informationweek.
He currently coaches or advises 10 start ups and three venture funds, including Big Data, Security, IoT, Payments/Fintech.
He has served on several private and public boards and was Chairman of the Board of Cancer Schmancer, an innovative national charity focused on cancer prevention, education and policy change. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Kellogg Innovation Network, serves on the Leadership Council of the Corporate Eco Forum and was also the Chairman of the RosettaNet Council in Telecomm.
Toby was educated in the USA and Mexico and began his career in Mexico as a media manager in the largest ad agency there.
He resides in New Jersey with his wonderful wife and awesome 17 year old daughter.