Chief Technology Officer / Chief Information Security Officer
ANTONELLA COMMIATO, CTO and Chief Information Security Officer at EXTEND Resources, has 23 years of IT and information security leadership experience across a range of industries that include legal, environmental, transportation and logistics, and professional services.
Antonella is a take charge leader who excels at aligning IT and information security strategy with enterprise goals. She has a proven track record in guiding critical program and application development and delivery, optimizing processes, managing budgets, building high-performance teams, and implementing strong and effective procedures for change management and communication. With her technological expertise and guidance, companies can support their complex business initiatives, grow their businesses, and implement efficient internal operations.
Most recently, Antonella successfully led the development and implementation of OnTrack®, a custom compliance management platform for ISO, GDPR, and other standards and frameworks. With her expertise and guidance, the project was successfully delivered, and the SaaS software has been implemented at variety of organizations from consulting firms and healthcare screening service providers to technology services and software companies.
Antonella has also worked with numerous clients, including law firms, legal services providers, and facilities management services to craft, deploy, and manage holistic information security programs and achieve ISO 27001 certification, helping to safeguard sensitive and confidential information held by those organizations.
Antonella’s other major assignments included:
Serving as Managing Director, Information Technology at Hickey Smith, a technology-enabled law firm that is engineered for efficiency, Antonella designed and delivered onPoint, a legal matter management system that combines integrated, best-of-breed technology solutions with custom workflows, checklists, and templates to streamline legal processes, automate routine tasks, and simplify matter management. In conjunction, Antonella led the development of the onPoint client portal, which improves transparency and enhances insight with self-service access to matter status, shared documents, and activity-based reports all in one place.
Serving as Director of eBusiness at United Vision Logistics, the largest provider of transportation and logistics services to the US energy industry, Antonella developed and managed a roadmap for assisting the senior management team in its efforts to implement a new transportation management system. She was instrumental in tracking and monitoring all phases of this two-year project to assure that the company’s objectives were met.
Serving as Director of Enterprise Architecture at Waste Management, a leading provider of integrated environmental solutions, Antonella recommended and developed a strategy to adopt Scrum as the standard project management methodology as a replacement of the existing waterfall process. She was also instrumental in launching highly successful quarterly events designed to showcase technology and industry innovations, and she continually evaluated emerging technologies that would be useful within the Waste Management environment.
As Senior Research and Innovation Strategist at YRC Worldwide, one of the largest transportation service providers in the world, Antonella designed and implemented a new transportation service offering to provide residential deliveries. She also successfully researched and developed solutions to enable drivers to transmit bills of lading and delivery receipt documents at time of pickup and delivery.
Antonella graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Missouri with a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics.
Antonella is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master.