Executive Option, LLC has been in business for over 25 years and we are a leading provider of Information Technology, Consulting and Professional Services, and delivering results that endure.
Hands on, results driven financial professional with strong background in package goods distribution, cost accounting and multi-channel distribution of film, TV, and digital programming. Accomplished IT system design and project management through large scale implementation of ERP solutions and business process improvement. Management of accounting and finance functions including, executing complex financial transactions – sale and acquisition of companies, debt restructuring, financial modeling and planning, operational improvements, SOX controls, credit risk and order to cash management.
Mike, a Los Angeles County Native and US Veteran, is an operations and technology executive with over 25 years of experience leading High Risk, Complex, and High-Value projects. He also possesses proven expertise in the recovery of distressed projects.
Mike’s background covers managing small to multi-million-dollar global initiatives across various industries around the world. He is able to leverage his experience and knowledge to formulate a holistic and successful business/IT project blueprint that is independently catered to each client’s unique expectations.
His extensive has gained from the US, European, Latin American, and Asian markets. He is an expert in several ERP systems and enterprise platforms, as well as having complete fluency in Spanish and English, including conversational knowledge in other languages.
Derek is an Agile Evangelist who has been studying the discipline and how people work together, going on 20 years. A seasoned, goal-focused Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Project Manager, and efficiency expert with a proven ability to transform underperforming teams into dynamic, customer-centric assets.
Analytical and detail-oriented, Derek uses his experience, training, and leadership to isolate key pain points, identify opportunities for enhancement, and has successfully made Agile work with multiple organizations in fields as diverse as insurance, casino gaming, and health care.
Marcela Alava is a dynamic and effective executive who has held several global leadership roles in IT and excels in strategy and execution. As Monarch Landscape Companies’ Chief Information Officer, Ms. Alava was responsible for developing and executing the organization’s technology, data, security and digital strategy. In her role, Ms. Alava has transformed the company within an industry that has historically run on legacy applications, disparate siloed systems, spreadsheets and paper. She has led the executive team to establish a future state operating model and led the charge to implement a strategic technical architecture and project roadmap.
She has more than 23 years of experience in the Information Technology realm and has a broad foundational business base within the entertainment industry, having held various management and leadership roles in accounting, customer service, sales, operations, and IT. Her experience in tactical execution, management processes, and strategic planning has allowed her to helm many strategic initiatives, company projects, startups, and departments.
In her spare time, Ms. Alava serves on the all-volunteer board of the LMU Latino Alumni Association. She is on the Advisory Board and active mentor for STEM Advantage, a non-profit furthering the scholarship, mentorship and internship of minority students within the Information Technology space. She has also been the past president and a board member of the non-profit California Hispanic Corporate Council (CHCCLI) to promote Latino leadership development and advancement in the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors.
Bachelor’s in Business Administration in International Business at Loyola Marymount University
Master’s in Business Administration in Information Systems and Operations Management at University of Southern California
Marek Sukiennik is a commercially driven, customer & delivery focused IT leader with 25+ years of diversified hands-on experience delivering results at startups, and at the highest levels of multiple Fortune 500 corporations. Mr. Sukiennik possesses expert level knowledge and experience in Business Development, Project/Program Management and Product Management across complex business units and multinational organizations in various industries. Marek is also an expert in leading IT initiatives, devising long-term strategic visions, business cases, and processes yielding continued growth and added business value. Excellent communication, leadership and problem-solving skills along with the ability to interact with and influence the highest levels within an organization.
Mr. Sukiennik’s professional experience has evolved over his involvement from the US, European markets as he understands the regional and cultural differences between these varying areas and their impacts on success. He is fluent in English and Polish, as well as, basic Spanish language skills to converse with a diverse range of clients.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science at New York University
In this rapidly changing world, the medical field is an ever-changing field that combines massive innovation and demanding regulations. Organizations within the medical field are often challenged with finding solutions to develop a revolutionary patient experience while meeting legislative demands. Expanding towards technological and healthcare advances are key to providing the most optimal care for their patients.
Through our experience with highly regulated, innovative organizations, Executive Option can guide your healthcare organization towards digital transformation while keeping within the federal, state, and local directives. From our experts’ experiences with the healthcare industry, we understand the barriers and challenges that healthcare professionals and patients face. With this in mind, Executive Option will provide top-of-the-line digital transformation processes that will revamp your strategies and systems for your patients and healthcare professionals.
Modernization and customer satisfaction are driving factors in success within the automotive industry. Customers are looking for automobiles with the most advanced technology for efficiency, safety, and cost savings. In order to remain a strong player in automotive manufacturing, companies must have streamlined business to bring innovative products to life, reduce costs, and synchronize production of all stages. Implementing automotive manufacturing-specific business solutions will help these businesses adapt and change industry by creating and automating workflows and integrating new technologies into operations.
Driving your company towards modernization and innovation is Executive Option’s focus to ensure that you have top-of-the-line systems to help you stay ahead of the race. Over the past 25 years, our industry professionals provided technical business solutions and business transformations that helped companies get acclimated to the current trends and expectations within the automotive industry.
As the world is facing rapid growth in population, municipalities around the world are constantly developing new and renovated buildings and infrastructures. Unfortunately, building and infrastructure companies tend to face troubles and challenges with poor use of plant and machinery, poor financial management, and delay in project completion. In order to keep up with the growing demand and alleviate any challenges, building and infrastructure companies must have the most up-to-date technologies and business solutions to promote productivity and efficiency.
Based on our extensive experience in the building and infrastructure industry, Executive Option will define the right solutions for your company to provide streamlined planning, accurate estimations, and increased ROI. To improve productivity and efficiency, we can provide your company with construction-specific modular systems that can manage your contracts, govern project costing, and modernize your project management capabilities.
While gambling is a significant part of growing revenue within the gaming industry, companies should not take a gamble with their current financial, compliance, and customer management systems. Due to the influx of money and customers that flow in and out of casinos at a frequent basis, companies from the gaming industry must have efficient and secure systems installed to accurately keep track of all necessary data and information.
To adhere to the financial, compliance, and customer management needs of the gaming industry, Executive Option will work with your company’s complex operational needs by transforming your current technological systems to provide your company with real-time data insights, streamlined revenue audit process, procurement tracking, and accounting management. In addition, Executive Option’s experts can provide you with the resources you need for multi-property enterprise deployments.
Optimization in the mining industry is essential to ensure operational efficiency and productivity by improving planning and control and providing end-to-end visibility. In order to achieve operational efficiency and productivity while optimizing the supply chain, it is important for the mining industry to engage in top-of-the-line business management processes that focus on customer relationship management, inventory management, procurement, and finances.
With our multi-national experience with large mining companies around the world, Executive Option will provide your company with the proper systems and processes to improve operational efficiency and productivity has been refined for single / multi-mine, multi-geography, multi-model transportation, and multi-company enterprises. In order to meet your needs, our dedicated professionals will help transform your business processes, both internally and externally, while weaving together suppliers, logistics service providers, and partners in a collaborative ecosystem on increasing efficiency and stability to end customers.
The marketplace is an ever-changing and evolving sector of our economy. As market trends and interest shift over time, manufacturing companies must adapt by innovating, self-disrupting, and reaching their full potential in order to stay competitive. Fast and efficient industry-specific processes relating to accounting, inventory, technology, and project management are essential to keep manufacturers afloat to ensure quick and quality product delivery.
Executive Option’s knowledgeable experts will provide your manufacturing company with exceptional guidance on identifying opportunities for growth, profitability, and efficiency while developing the best practice industry-specific solutions for your accounting, inventory, technology, project costing, and project management needs. Your company will be able to benefit from advanced business solutions that will streamline project costing, increase productivity, and provide real-time reporting.
As the popularity of e-commerce and retail sales continues to grow and evolve, the distribution sector is transforming its processes to ensure that the businesses are able to keep up with their supply and demand. The critical demand for products has been rapidly increasing as companies are promoting expedited shipping to their consumers. In order to satisfy their clients’ needs and expectations, distributors are looking to make their operations more seamless through the introduction of new technologies and more sustainable business options.
Executive Option’s seasoned professionals can help your distribution company modernize and streamline inventory and operational efficiency while eliminating workarounds to enable efficiency through distribution-specific modular business solutions. Our team will also assess and manage upgrades and mission-critical updates of outdated systems and software to bolster lead generation, ensure optimal integration, and reduce losses.
Compared to traditional projects, government and public sector projects require an extra level of complexity due to the additional rules and regulations although an increased emphasis on transparency and accountability is becoming the norm. With the influence of politics and public interest being the key drivers of the outcome of the project, it is vital for government and public sector organizations to ensure that their projects focus on the greater good of their community.
With our extensive background in military and government-based projects, Executive Option will provide expert knowledge and guidance to provide new standards of service to government and public sector organizations by refining IT infrastructure and increasing scalability within the company. Our expert professionals will find the best possible solutions for your organization while keeping within the legislative regulations.
In today’s society, the use of electronics is now a vital asset to our everyday lives. From our phones to our TVs, we are actively using multiple resources of electronics to perform our daily activities. In order to keep up with the instantaneously changing trends and regulatory compliance of the electronics industry, companies must engage in shortening the half-life of new technologies in order to have the latest and most advanced features as compared to their competitors. With this in mind, companies are looking into advanced business solutions to optimize product development and supply chain management.
From our experience with large multi-national electronic companies, Executive Option is aware of the shorter innovation cycles and increasing competition that your company is facing. Our expert professionals are committed to provide you with the industry’s best business solutions and systems to streamline your manufacturing processes, implement advanced supply chain management and supplier reporting functionality, and keep up with constantly changing regulatory compliance.
Cultivation is not only for an agriculture company’s crops, but cultivation is also relevant towards its long-term financial success. Agriculture companies face many challenges, which include uneven cashflow, environmental concerns, and volatile market activity, that can make a huge impact on the business. Fortunately, there are advanced industry-specific business solutions that can relieve these challenges and empower agriculture companies to efficiently trace their crops from farm to fork.
By evaluating your challenges towards long-term financial success, Executive Option will help you identify and implement the best practice solutions for your agriculture business to mitigate financial risk and leverage opportunities. From agriculture-specific modular solutions to farm to fork system integration, Executive Option will cultivate your company to become the cream of the crop.
Fashion is a realm where trends are constantly changing within a matter of a minute. It is important that the fashion industry keeps up with the trends to ensure that they are competitive within this rapidly growing industry. In accordance to trend following, fashion companies around the world need to manage critical business transactions to make better business decisions to compete in today’s market. From design to delivery, companies competing within the fashion industry can benefit from utilizing industry-specific modular business solutions to improve delivery, increase customer satisfaction, and manage inventory and supply chain.
When it comes to trends, Executive Option is always on top of keeping our clients ahead of the market through our guidance in digital transformation and system implementation. With this in mind, Executive Option can optimize your fashion company from design to delivery by transforming your business through advanced modular solutions and systems that enhance supply chain and distribution to meet customer demand and improve the way your back-office relates to the shop floor.
Over the last decade, information and digital technologies have been rapidly expanding and influencing the workflow of media and entertainment companies. In order to stay competitive, media and entertainment companies must engage in innovative services and products to turn to advantage scale economies. Maintaining inflexible or outdated business management systems will not suffice in this competitive economy.
Through our expansive experience with the media and entertainment industry, Executive Option is well-versed in the ever-evolving needs and expectations of your company. We will be able to provide your company with award-winning and advanced business managements systems for delivery, management and creation of digital content, meeting clients’ expectations, and gaining visibility. We will provide a thorough assessment of your needs and determine the best possible solutions to maximize y0ur ROI and strive towards your greatest potential.
Providing exceptional customer service and innovation towards operating growth are the top goals of the hospitality industry. In order to achieve these goals, the demand for new technology, such as modular business solutions, mobile check-in, and updated conference spaces, has been an increased need for the hospitality industry. Quality and efficiency are key elements to ensure that each guest’s stay exceeds their expectations. Consequently, hospitality organizations should engage in modern, advanced systems to optimize their front-end and back-end operations.
In order to promote efficiency within your hospitality organization, Executive Option is well-versed in providing your company with advanced technological services and processes to ensure that you will be able to provide top-level customer service to your guests. Whether your company needs a digital transformation, top-of-the-line ERP or CRM implementation, or enhanced cybersecurity protocols for your company database, Executive Option’s seasoned professionals are here to innovate your company.