Executive Option, LLC has been in business for over 25 years and is a leading provider of Information Technology, Consulting, Professional Services, and delivering results that endure.
For the past two years, Alexa Del Prado has served as Executive Option’s associate director of community relations. In her role, she is responsible for continually capturing and capitalizing on service opportunities for the company. In addition, she writes blog posts, produces social media content, creates promotional graphics, develops advertisements, executes email campaigns and oversees the company’s partner relations. Within the next year, Alexa aims to increase brand awareness for the company by 10 percent through the use of content creation.
In addition, she spearheads Executive Option’s Remarkable Achievements Recognized Everyday (R.A.R.E.) Awards and Scholarship programs created to recognize and reward deserving Southern Nevada students with scholarships, technology, school supplies and more.
Prior to joining the Executive Option team, Alexa served as the Best Buddies chapter president at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she raised funds for the Best Buddies gala and advocated for people from the intellectual and developmental disabilities community. She also worked as a preschool teacher at Baby University. She is greatly inspired by Executive Option’s President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Del Prado, who motivates her to approach her career with hunger and ambition.
Outside of her role at Executive Option, Del Prado gives back to the local community by volunteering for Best Buddies Nevada, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Charlie-Mike Foundation, Executive Option’s non-profit partner charity.
Del Prado hails from Riverside, California. She attends the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is majoring in journalism with an emphasis in marketing and public relations and minoring in sociology.
Melissa Medina joined the Executive Option team as a marketing strategist more than two years ago. Upon joining the organization, she successfully launched Executive Option’s social media strategy across key platforms as well as the social strategy for the Charlie-Mike Foundation, Executive Option’s non-profit partner charity. Today, she continues to develop marketing strategies and tactics for Executive Option through close collaboration with other members of the marketing team. Within the next year, she seeks to increase brand awareness of the company by 10 percent and brand engagement by five percent. She is responsible for researching current marketing trends, analyzing media metrics, creating graphics, taking photos for digital use and writing and editing content. Additionally, she assists with advertisement creation, event planning and new team member training. Lastly, Medina’s duties also include community outreach, fundraising, volunteer coordination, managing partner relations and developing Executive Option’s Remarkable Achievements Recognized Everyday (R.A.R.E.) Awards and Scholarship programs created to recognize and reward deserving Southern Nevada students.
She is a current member of the American Marketing Association’s Las Vegas chapter. Outside of her current role, Medina also gives back to the local community by volunteering her time at Centennial Hills Hospital, Project 150 and the Charlie-Mike Foundation.
She attended the College of Southern Nevada where she earned her associate degree in business as well as the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she earned her bachelor’s degrees in business administration, specializing in marketing and entrepreneurship. Medina is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada.
For more than four years, Lance Upshur has served as Executive Option’s project manager and director of strategy. In his position, Upshur is responsible for managing multiple projects and client accounts, projecting staffing and overseeing vendor relations. In addition, he continually seeks to capture and capitalize on service opportunities for the company. Within the next 18 months, Upshur aims to grow the business as well as increase company revenue by 50 percent.
Prior to his current role, He worked for a organizations within the general business and healthcare sectors, including serving as a clinical consultant for Gray Wolf LLC, infection control coordinator for the 215 Surgery Center and infection control coordinator for Monos Health.
He is greatly inspired by Executive Option president and chief executive officer Mike Del Prado, who leads by example through managing complex business initiatives and successfully delivering results.
Upshur is a current member of The National Society of Leadership and Success. He is also a certified American Medical Technologist Professional and a past chapter member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control.
He attended Southern New Hampshire University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in health science. Upshur is originally from Los Angeles, California.
Mike Del Prado serves as president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Executive Option, a Southern Nevada-based business consulting firm specializing in enterprise systems and change management. Serving clients in a variety of industries, including the public sector, education, pharmaceutical, gaming and more, Mike del Prado offers more than 25 years of experience providing business and technology solutions for struggling or high-risk projects.
As Executive Option’s CEO, he specializes in enterprise project management/recovery (ERP); functional strategy lead for programs, including Oracle Cloud, EBS, SAP, Workday, JDEdwards, and NetSuite; global multilingual operations and tactical management, including program, project, Agile and virtual CIO.
His background includes managing projects ranging from small business endeavors to multi-million-dollar global initiatives across various industries around the world. Leveraging his experience and knowledge to formulate a holistic and successful business/IT project blueprint, Del Prado creates solutions independently catered to each client’s unique expectations. Recent client projects include the United States’ fifth largest school district Clark County School District, Dole Food Company, Station Casinos, Switch, Sony Pictures and more.
In addition, he holds extensive knowledge of the U.S., European, Latin American and Asian markets. He is fluent in Spanish and English and can speak Italian at a conversational level.
A U.S. veteran, he also founded the Charlie-Mike Foundation offering veterans access to trained career mentors, personal and family-oriented career plans driven by the veteran’s health, financial and individualized needs, as well as ongoing and long-term career support and resources.
Mike is native to Los Angeles County. He has also proudly earned multiple certificates and professional designations throughout career, including Certified Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master.
Joshua Nune, as COO primary responsibility is to manage the company’s day-to-day operations as well as provide strategic guidance to the team. In his new role, he looks to bolster Executive Option’s internal teams towards greater autonomy, allowing each team to lead their own departments with minimal input from the executive staff. Joshua brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his current position, including four years of past work experience as project manager for Executive Option as well as experience in the United States Navy as a surgical technologist.
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, Jill oversees marketing, business development, sales and client and vendor management efforts for projects. An expert in revenue generation, Corley brings experience from Native Campervans, where she increased annual revenue by 374 percent in two years as regional operations manager, to her new role. In addition, Corley worked as a business developer and student enrollment specialist for Muscle Activation Techniques where she helped the organization increase its revenue by $500,000.
She received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University. Working in business development and operations for more than 10 years, she brings a strong business background to her role. Jill is responsible for supporting and promoting the growth of Executive Option by finding new ways to serve client partners and cultivating client relationships and internal teams.
In addition, she also oversees the Charlie-Mike Foundation, Executive Option’s non-profit commitment, which connects veterans with skilled local resources for successful transitions back to civilian life and work.
Keith Olson brings more than five years of experience as a recruiter and human resources professional to his current role at Executive Option. After attending a resume building workshop for the Charlie-Mike Foundation, Executive Option’s non-profit commitment, he was thrilled to accept a role as a recruiter. In his new position, he is responsible for filling open positions for multiple clients. He seeks out potential applicants from various sources, conducts screenings and interviews and offers positions to qualified candidates.
Prior to Executive Option, Olson worked as the director of operations for CRI Counter Terrorism Training School for five years, operations manager of American Shooters Inc. for four years and served in the U.S. Army for more than 14 years where he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class E-7. He is deeply inspired by his mentor, Command Sergeant Major William Gainey of the U.S. Army. According to Olson, Gainey’s words of wisdom as well as his motivation and drive to be the best have remained on the forefront of Olson’s mind for more than 20 years.
Outside of his role at Executive Option, he works with Supportive Services for Veteran Families in association with the Salvation Army to provide homeless veterans with much needed housing and reintegration services. He is originally from Wisconsin.
For more than 25 years, Chris Holland has successfully built and led go-to-market organizations, including businesses in the startup phase, organizations undergoing an initial public offering (IPO), companies in the process of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporations on the Fortune 500 list. In his current role of VP of Sales, Holland utilizes his ability to take a holistic, strategic view of Executive Option’s client relationships to ensure both immediate and long term outcomes for success are achieved.
Prior to joining Executive Option, he owned and operated a successful fractional CRO consultancy. Drawing upon his extensive consulting experience, he structures solutions for the most complex issues and critical relationships in technology, finance, heavy industry, healthcare, government and beyond.
He currently resides in Austin, Texas.
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 are 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.
As the popularity of e-commerce and retail sales continue 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.
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. This systems have 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.
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. We do this by transforming your current technological systems to provide your company with real-time data insights, streamlined revenue audit processing, procurement tracking, and accounting management. In addition, Executive Option’s experts can provide you with the resources you need for multi-property enterprise deployments.
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.
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.
Fashion is a realm where trends are constantly changing. It is important that the fashion industry keeps up with trends to ensure that they are competitive within this rapidly growing industry. Fashion companies around the world need to manage critical business transactions to make better 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 by transforming your business through advanced modular solutions and systems. Therefore enhance supply chain and distribution to meet customer demand and improve the way your back-office relates to the shop floor.
Cultivation is not only for an agriculture company’s crops, but 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.
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 electronics to perform our daily activities. In order to keep up with the 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 providing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a 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 the 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.