Bert Turner is a senior executive, with over 16 years of experience in management, sales, operations, M&A, alliance development and strategy. His expertise spans both public and private companies, from start-ups to $1B+ global entities.
Turner has particular expertise in P&L management, sales leadership, acquisition due diligence / integration, change management, organizational development, and alliance development. His subject matter expertise includes enterprise software and information management in the Energy, Manufacturing, Automotive and Government sectors. He has spent a significant portion of his career developing markets in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. He is advising the CEO regarding growth of the SOLID organization.
Currently, Turner is VP, Insight and Supply Chain at IHS (NYSE:HIS). He leads the Americas business development for IHS CERA, IHS Global Insight, IHS SRIC, IHS Emerging Energy Research, Intermat and IHS Herold in Canada, US and Latin America. He has given presentations around the world on topics such as supply-chain best practices, climate change, greenhouse gas management and sustainability. Leading the sales due diligence on seven acquisitions and sales integration for eight of IHS’ acquisitions (2008–2010), Turner is helping to shape the future of IHS. Turner started at IHS via the acquisition of Intermat, Inc. in 2004 and since that time, he increased revenues by 294% and EBITDA from 0% to 33%. Turner has also led IHS delegations at the World Economic Forum – Summer Davos and the World Economic Forum – Middle East. In addition, he led the revenue generation efforts for CERAWeek 2010 and 2011.
Prior to joining IHS, Turner was the senior business development leader for SAT Corporation, a fieldforce automation software company based in Houston, Texas. Turner started and led alliances with IBM, OSISoft, Accenture, CSC, and Wonderware. Wonderware acquired SAT Corporation for $55M in 2008. Before that, Turner served as SVP, sales and marketing for iPath Solutions, a Houston-based e-business consulting firm, and VP of Global Shop Solutions, an ERP software firm focused on meeting all business management needs of custom manufacturing clients. He led the turnaround efforts in 2000, resulting in a new management team and strategy focused on document management systems consulting, leading to iPath Solutions being acquired in 2005 by Perficient, Inc.
Turner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University with a double major in management information systems and quantitative business analysis.