TALLAHASSEE, FL – One Eighty Consulting, the leading procurement experts and governmental affairs consultants in the Southeast, today announced the addition of Rob Fields, chief information officer of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and a 14-year-veteran of Florida state government. Rob’s experience as a trusted advisor to senior government leaders across various business sectors including healthcare, banking, insurance, motor vehicle and law enforcement is an excellent addition to a team which attracts more technology clients than any other firm in the region.
“I am really excited to move from a position of serving the state inside as a CIO to serving the state from the private sector by bringing top technology firms to the attention of government leaders at a multitude of agencies,” Fields said. “One Eighty Consulting is the perfect place for me to be a positive voice for technology companies, because I know from my own experience working with them that they understand the needs of IT companies and always provide helpful input to all parties involved in discussions. They are unique in the experience they bring, the access they have to decision-makers and the knowledge they have about what’s really happening within government.”
Rob brings One Eighty Consulting an additional insider’s perspective and understanding of local and state government demands, budgets, legislation and intergovernmental affairs. As chief information officer at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Rob oversaw the IT strategy and operations of a $430 million state agency, supporting 4,500 employees in 73 state offices and 300 partner sites. At the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, as CIO for the $18 billion state agency, Rob provided vision, leadership and advocacy for the development and use of information systems, information resources and information technology. Additionally, as the chief of distributed infrastructure for the Florida Department of Financial Services, Rob provided strong management, communication and technical experience to deliver a highly reliable and secure technical infrastructure in a highly-regulated environment.
“Rob’s remarkable work ethic, collaborative personality and drive to help technology innovators makes him a tremendous addition to our team,” said Don Yaeger, president of One Eighty Consulting. “Culture matters at 180 and he is a perfect fit. Our clients are getting a strong advocate and thoughtful partner who has a history of delivering high-impact solutions that produce outstanding results.”
About One Eighty Consulting
One Eighty Consulting, based in Tallahassee, is the premier procurement and government consulting firm representing more information technology companies than any firm in the Southeast. The firm has nearly 50 years of collective experience working in and with the executive, legislative and cabinet branches of Florida government and provides clients with superior representation before the state legislature, cabinet, and government agencies. Clients of One Eighty Consulting include some of the nation’s top IT companies such as BMC, Dell, Informatica, Intel, Iron Mountain, L3, Red Hat, Randstad and SunGard.