As the president and founder of Information Alliance, Inc., Kevin Bassett brings to the table over 20 years of leadership experience in the information technology sector, specializing in data warehousing, information delivery, and enterprise content management. During this time he has served as engagement manager, project manager, business analyst, and/or software developer for public and private clients spanning a broad set of business sectors. He has led numerous enterprise-level projects involving a variety of technologies and platforms.
Prior to founding Information Alliance, Mr. Bassett was a management consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP in their west coast data warehousing practice. During his tenure at PwC, he specialized in information delivery solution design and development, and also developed custom training curriculums.
Kevin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, and is an alumnus of the Alfred North Whitehead Leadership Society. He earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), and is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Scrum Alliance.
Alan Schamp - Business Development and Engagement Manager
Alan is a technically sophisticated and results oriented technology project manager with proven leadership skills that have been applied to all phases of IT projects. With each client engagement he is focused on delivering value, and excels in balancing objectives, scope, budgets, and schedules to resolve conflicts, make improvements, and achieve overall project success. He has a superior record in leading multiple teams to deliver simultaneous and geographically dispersed projects.
Alan has extensive experience in managing web-based enterprise software development projects including 3rd party remote development and testing teams. He has proven success at working with client management to clarify objectives and requirements for projects and consulting engagements and has successfully mentored client project managers in project planning leadership and execution.
Prior to joining Information Alliance, Mr. Schamp spent several years as a senior-level consultant, managing a broad range of enterprise-level projects for state and local governments. As a management consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in their west coast data warehousing practice, he specialized in managing information delivery and business intelligence projects across multiple business sectors.
Alan graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA in Finance. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University. He was an assistant professor of Computer Information Systems at the University of Texas at El Paso, and taught Systems Design at Portland State University.
Suzanne Watson - Marketing Outreach Manager
As the Marketing Outreach Manager for InformationAlliance, Inc, Suzanne brings over 20 years of experience in business development, helping companies develop client relationships in a wide variety of industries. Over the course of her career she has built relationships with companies such as JC Penney, Intel, America Online, US Pentagon, and the City of New York.
The West Coast tugged at her love of the outdoors and since her move to Portland in 2000, she has continued her success in offering her experience to start-ups such as Shuttlerock and 2Promat, both of which have had great success becoming internationally recognized.
She believes building strong relationships is a passion and helping businesses find the right solutions is a skilled talent. When not building relationships, she's either golfing, boating, or fighting for animal rights with her favorite non-profit, FidoLove.com.