Rich Adduci

Advisor at Esito; Global CIO Emeritus Boston Scientific & National Grid; Partner at Accenture

Rich Adduci is a recognized digital innovator and leader. He currently serves as an Advisor at Esito LLC, a firm he founded to serve the private equity and venture capital industries. Mr. Adduci’s focus at Esito includes due diligence, M&A transaction support, sales channel advisory services, and technology advisory services – including digital, IT, cybersecurity, and software product development. Prior to his tenure at Esito, Mr. Adduci’s experience has included partner at Accenture, as well as global CIO at both Boston Scientific and National Grid. Mr. Adduci has helped to lead or support more than 22 acquisitions and 8 divestitures and carveouts across a full lifecycle, from early due diligence through to day one planning, TSA formulation, day-one execution, and finally TSA wind down and synergy realization.

Mr. Adduci also serves on the Board of Directors for ERT, a clinical trial software company, and as an advisor to both Rocket Wagon and GreenLight Technologies. Additionally, Mr. Adduci previously served on the Board of Directors for GHX (Global Healthcare Exchange), a life-science supply chain services company. Mr. Adduci’s focus on boards is to provide a point of view and expertise around technology, digital, IoT, digital health, cybersecurity, and cloud migration.

Mr. Adduci is a recognized expert in innovation and cloud migration. His accomplishments at Boston Scientific have been highlighted in several books and publications, including The Transformation CIO: Leadership and Innovation Strategies for IT Executives in a Rapidly Changing World, a book by Hunter Muller. In 2012 and 2013, he was named by CIO Magazine among the top 100 CIOs, and ranked #5 in the top 100 CIOs by ExecuRank. Considered a champion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Mr. Adduci was named the 2013 Diversity Executive Sponsor of the year by Boston Scientific.

Prior to his lengthy tenure as a CIO, Mr. Adduci enjoyed 18 years at Accenture, where he served as a partner. He holds more than 15 European patents and two patents in the United States for the development of modeling tools used to support business strategy and market entry for new wireless technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Purdue University in 1988, and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1993 with concentrations in finance and economics. Mr. Adduci was recently honored as a Purdue Outstanding Industrial Engineer, a distinction limited to less than 1% of all industrial engineering graduates at Purdue.

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