The Board actively supports the Liberty Source mission by combining deep understanding of outsourcing and shared services operations, impressive track records starting and nurturing successful businesses, and a passion to create lasting social impact.
Peter Allen, Chair
Peter, Liberty Source’s Chairman, is SVP & GM for the Data Management segment of Iron Mountain, a $4B global provider of information governance solutions. Previously, Peter served in leadership roles for a variety of firms focused on the strategic use of information technology through leveraged delivery models. As President for Digital Management, Inc, he led a team focused on deploying mobile applications through creative experience design. As Managing Director for Enterprise Services at Alvarez&Marsal he designed and launched offerings for “As a Service” applications to corporate Shared Service and Outsourcing scenarios. As EVP Global Sales & Marketing for CSC, Peter managed a $19bn sales volume and turned around a $7bn outsourcing business. And, as leader for the business process advisory portfolio for TPI, Peter advised dozens of Global organizations around their strategies for shared services and outsourcing. Peter is recognized for practical thought-leadership and scalable implementation models. As Chairman & CEO for Data Dimensions based in Seattle, Peter navigated early-stage internet technology adoption for enterprise modernization. He has more than 30 years of experience in building and growing highly successful consulting and technology- based services operations around the globe. Peter has previously served on the Boards of nPower (NYC-based non-profit), Data Dimensions (NASD-listed) and Nautilus (NYSE-listed). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Certification of Corporate Directors from UCLA.
Deborah currently helps F500 and FTSE100 companies effectively design, implement, scale and manage new business delivery models through her consultancy, Sourcing Change (www.sourcingchange.com). Outsource Magazine, the leading publication in this industry, refers to Deborah Kops as “one of the most well-regarded figures in the global sourcing space (with) a 360-degree view of the industry.” Passionate about driving corporate performance by changing delivery strategy and adopting new technologies, Deborah founded and leads The Conference Board’s (www.conference-board.org) Global Business Services Council, the peer organization for top-table leaders focused on business model transformation. She also serves as program advisor to ACCA, the UK-based global accountancy organization (www.accaglobal.com), which has embarked on a two-year Research & Insights program for F&A shared service and outsourced delivery. Deborah is also a columnist and member of the Editorial Advisory Board at Outsource Magazine; a Research Fellow for award- winning analyst firm HfS Research; a columnist on shared services change management for SSON; a weekly blogger on critical industry topics, and a member of the Global Advisory Boards of both the SSON and Sharedserviceslink. Previously, Deborah was Chief Marketing Officer for WNS Global Services. Her corporate experience includes a Managing Directorship at Deutsche Bank and a Managing Directorship at Fleet Boston Financial (later Bank of America). Deborah’s consulting experience includes partnerships at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen where she advised on the improvement of non-core corporate functions. At PwC, she was a founding partner of one of the industry’s first BPO businesses, responsible for the development of process offerings, and managing growth and delivery of its most profitable vertical.
Mr. Shultz is a retired Vice President of Hewlett-Packard Company with close to 30 years in the Tech industry. As VP of Strategy and Transformation for HP Enterprise Services, Mr. Schultz managed the team in charge of moving the organization from the traditional outsourcing services to a cloud, apps, and security driven model. As Chief Internal Auditor, he greatly expanded coverage and interaction with global compliance and the HP executive team to assure sufficient internal controls were in place. Mr. Schultz has also served as the General Manager of the HP Business Process Outsourcing unit and Global Business, which experience great success with over $250 million contracts signed in its first year. In 2012, he received the Distinguish Service Award for his work with Financial Executives International. Today Mr. Schultz is an investor and an advisor to the management board of an early stage SaaS start-up. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lehigh University and an MBA from Penn State.p>
Jeremy Hockenstein is co-founder and CEO of Digital Divide Data (“DDD”), the parent of Liberty Source and an award-winning social enterprise pioneering its field. DDD provides socially responsible IT outsourcing services to clients around the world while creating jobs and better futures for disadvantaged youth in its offices in Cambodia, Laos and Kenya. For its business success and remarkable social impact, DDD and Jeremy have been recognized with the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship as well as awards from the World Bank Development Marketplace, the IFC Grassroots Business Initiative and the Global Knowledge Partnership. Among other media acclaim, Jeremy and DDD were profiled in Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat as his "favorite example" of a social entrepreneur's initiative. Prior to DDD, Jeremy worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and as an international nonprofit consultant. He graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in economics and earned an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Mr. Levin is a serial entrepreneur and Chairman of DDD, the parent of Liberty Source PBC. He founded what became Renaissance Holdings in his basement in 1991, and in 2000, when it employed 1400, sold it to Household International (now HSBC). He now spends his time between investing in and mentoring entrepreneurial management teams, and non-profit organizations. He sits on the boards of a number of private companies, and is currently the Chairman of Genesis Financial Solutions, a business he founded in 2001. Mr. Levin is a Trustee of The Renaissance Foundation and Portland State University. He holds a BA and MBA from the University of Chicago, and worked his way through college as a professional musician.
Rear Admiral C. Kenneth Carodine graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 and earned a Master of Science in information systems from the University of Texas in 1994. He is the first sailor and naval officer from an Alabama family of military veterans dating back to the Korean conflict. He is the second black flag officer from the state of Alabama. He was affiliated with the Navy Reserve (NR) in 1989. His flag officer assignments included standing up the Navy Business Operations Office in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations and a two-year assignment as Commander and Deputy Commander of the Navy Warfare Development Command (the Navy’s Warfare Research and Development arm) headquartered in Norfolk, VA.
Prior to his selection to flag rank, Carodine served as an information technology executive for several large healthcare insurance companies to including United Healthcare and Health Care Service Corporation, the parent organization for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Montana and New Mexico. His information technology background spans application development, database management, data warehousing and analytics.
Carodine is also a published fiction author. Working under the pen name of Ken Carodine, he writes novels centered on naval personnel and technology in today’s dynamic world. Carodine retired from the U.S. Navy in October 2013. He now serves as a strategic consultant for Ab Initio Software, the world leader in data integration and management.
Wolfgang Mueller is the Chief Financial Officer of DDD. He started his career in Albania in the early post- communist years as a finance consultant to the dairy industry and as a consultant and successful entrepreneur in the fast-growing printing industry. For the next 14 years, he lived in Switzerland and worked at the Geberit Group, a Swiss Blue Chip company and the European market leader in sanitary technology. He rose to Chief Corporate Controller in their finance department before moving to Geberit’s Swiss subsidiary to lead marketing and product management. Wolfgang studied Business Administration at the European School of Business in Reutlingen, Germany and Reims, France and earned his Master’s degree in Development Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.