BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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 is the President of Global Commercial Business for Digital Management Inc. (“DMI”). DMI is a privately- held commercial operation of the world's leading specialist technology solutions providers, focused on mobility adoption. DMI provides leading brands around the world with solutions in customer experience design, mobile application development, analytics correlation, and enterprise integration for omni-channel commerce. Previously, Peter served as Managing Director, National Practice Leader – Enterprise Services at Alvarez & Marsal where he designed and launched offerings for “As a service” applications to the Shared Service and Outsourcing sector. As EVP Global Sales & Marketing, Peter managed a $19bn sales volume and turned around a $7bn outsourcing business. Peter is recognized for practical thought-leadership and scalable implementation models. He has more than 20 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 Power and Nautilus.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Certification of Corporate Directors from UCLA.

 

Deborah Kops

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.

 

Robert Shultz

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.

 

Irving Levin

Mr. Levin is a serial entrepreneur. 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. He also is Chairman of Digital Divide Data, a social enterprise operating in Cambodia, Laos and Kenya. DDD recruits and trains poor young people in basic IT skills, then employs them in its BPO serving clients throughout the world. 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.

 

Howard Neff

Howard, now retired, spent most of his career at Applied Materials where he served as Corporate Group Vice President in various general management and operations roles - including the role of president of two of its major subsidiary companies. Applied Materials develops, manufactures, markets, and services integrated circuit fabrication equipment for the worldwide semiconductor and flat panel display industries. Howard played a significant role in growing the company's international operations-in Asia among other places - enabling the company to become the industry leader with over $8 billion in revenue. Prior to his years at Applied Materials, he worked for Johnson & Johnson and Consolidated Aluminum Corporation. He holds an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Seton Hall.

 

Jeremy Hockenstein

Jeremy Hockenstein is co-founder and CEO of Digital Divide Data (DDD), 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 those countries. 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.

 

Wolfgang Müller

Wolfgang Müller is the CFO 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, the European market leader in sanitary technology. He rose to Chief Corporate Controller in the finance department before moving to Geberit’s Swiss subsidiary to head their marketing and product management department. Wolfgang studied Business Administration at the European School of Business in Reutlingen, Germany and Reims, France and earned his Master’s in Development Studies at the London School of Economics.