Prior to joining Verus acquired by Kroll in July of 2020, Roland was responsible for designing the application and managing the implementation for the California Employment Development Department (EDD) Electronic Benefit Payments (EBP) program that replaced paper checks with reloadable debit cards for family leave, unemployment insurance and disability entitlement payments. Application is processing billions in payments annually.
At Verus, Roland was responsible for program and project management and has decades of experience focusing on business process improvement, application design and implementation and project management. Expertise includes leading product initiatives from product conception through implementation, having led projects for startups, corporate and management Consulting organizations. Adept at gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining product vision and roadmap, and utilizing broad based management skills with strong planning, communication, organizational and decision-making ability to ensure successful product delivery.
While at Accenture, BearingPoint, public and private organizations, Roland led multi-million-dollar Customer Relationship Management implementations for AirTouch (now Verizon), Easton Sports, Southern California Edison, Bankers Trust (now Deutsche Bank), Jacobs Engineering, Shell International and Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (now Credit Suisse Unit).
Roland received a B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles.