Michel van der List

112 Fennerton Road
Paoli, PA 19301
(610) 304 0074
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A pragmatic, hands on, results oriented Information Technology Director driven to deliver business value through innovative use of technology. A long track record of setting technology direction, delivering projects on time and within budget and providing process improvements to enterprise IT services.

  • Global IT Design & Architecture
  • Enterprise System Design
  • Pragmatic Solutions Delivery
  • IT Innovation
  • Team Builder
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Enterprise System Performance
  • Enterprise Software Development
  • Enterprise Service Design


University of Pennsylvania — Information Systems and Computing, Philadelphia, PA;  March 2012 — Current

The University of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest universities in America and, as a member of the Ivy League, one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in all the world. Penn is a diverse institution, including four undergraduate and eight graduate schools and is one of the world's premier research universities.

Senior Manager — IT Collaboration Services; ISC Technical Services, April 2017 — Current

Service owner for the Penn-branded O365 collaboration (PennO365) service; on-premise web hosting service; SMTP relay service.


Director — ISC Emerging Solutions Office, January 2015 — April 2017

Provides leadership for strategy, procurement, design and implementation of emerging solutions for schools and centers at Penn.


Solutions Director — ISC Administrative Systems Project Office, March 2012 — December 2014

Provided leadership for strategy, design and implementation of global solutions for Cloud based services for schools and centers at Penn.


GlaxoSmithKline, Greater Philadelphia Area, PA;   April 2001 — September 2011

GlaxoSmithKline is a global, fortune 200, research-based pharmaceutical and health care company, operating in over a hundred countries, with around 100,000 employees. GlaxoSmithKline manages its IT operations centrally and runs a data centre in Collegeville, PA and multiple strategically placed data centres around the world.

Director Database & Web Hosting Integration, April 2009 — September 2011

Provides leadership for strategy, design and implementation of global solutions for Database and Web Hosting in support of GlaxoSmithKline's central IT organization.


Director Internet Systems Engineering, April 2001 — April 2009

Supported the central IT organization by designing and developing solutions for internet and intranet technologies which could be centrally managed and operated and deployed globally as required.


SmithKline Beecham R&D, Greater Philadelphia Area, PA;    April 1995 — April 2001

SmithKline Beecham R&D was the research and development organization for the global pharmaceutical company. The R&D organization had around 5000 employees. The IT organization was globally managed and had major operations and data centres in the US and the UK.

Associate Director CNT, April 1999 — April 2001

Supported the R&D IT infrastructure organization by designing and developing solutions for email and intranet technologies. In this role also made key contributions to the ‘100-dayt’team tasked with the integration of IT departments of the former operating companies during the forming of GlaxoSmithKline.


Assistant Director Bioinformatics, April 1995 — April 1999

Supported the R&D IT Bioinformatics organization by designing and developing solutions for visualization and delivery of information to researchers in the Bioinformatics area.


Manager Applications Group, Fox Chase Cancer Center, May 1989 — April 1995

Advanced Programmer Analyst, International Division, SMS, July 1987 — May 1989

System Availability/Technical Support Programmer, SMS, September 1985 — July 1987

Ministry of Science and Education, the Netherlands, Programmer, December 1984 — July 1985


The Hague Institute of Technology (HTS), The Hague, the Netherlands, B.S. Computer Systems Engineering, 1984


Fluent in Dutch, CIO for a small business enterprise.