Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Robert Redding

I am an innovative leader that accelerates business growth by guiding teams, revolutionizing technology, spearheading technical change, and enriching customer engagements. I accomplish this by providing strategic direction, agility, and aligning business needs with value-added technology solutions. C-Suite leaders and business partners often lean on me to help drive optimal organizational performance. Much of my success has been attributed to developing and empowering high performing teams that design and build robust and reliable software and technical architecture. Below are highlights of my career accomplishments and specialties: • Created Platforms and self-service capabilities to enable application, infrastructure, and operations teams to be more efficient, effective, and stable. • Leveled complexity and removed business ambiguity by inspiring new thinking. Influenced and mobilized productive teams. • Eliminated testing and labor hours through system automation, patching, QA performance improvements and end-to-end (E2E) testing. • Constructed and led the Agile and Cloud Center of Excellence (COE) by developing framework, standards, training, and best practices that created the groundwork for technology expansion in the cloud, this enabled, flexibility, growth, big data solutions and long-term savings. • Created the Site Reliability Engineering COE by developing framework, standards, training, and best practices, which reduced the number of severity tickets and enhanced monitoring, stability, and reliability within the environments. • Implemented QA Automation by leveraging technology, SDLC practices, and data models, which significantly reduced testing times, capabilities, and labor hours. • Perfected a secure, public Cloud platform that enabled an onsite data warehouse with data lake technology and produced multi million dollars in savings. • Spearheaded the transition of software development to an offshore, assembled a team to build and execute a plan, including constructing, RFI, RFP, score carding, site visits, and reference checks. Specialties: Technology Strategy and Innovation | P&L Management | Agile | Software Licensing |Third Party Relationships | Automation | Patching | Operations | Productivity | Platform Implementation | Product Development | End-to-End Testing | Big Data Analytics | Digital Capabilities | Technical Infrastructure | System Implementations | Information Security | Networks | Business Continuity Planning | Project Management | Team Development

Current Role

  • Company Name: HMSA
  • Job Title: Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
  • Start Date: June 2022
  • Company Industry: Insurance
  • Location: Chesterfield, Missouri, United States

The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a reliable name in Hawaii health care. Established in 1938, we are the largest and most experienced provider of health care coverage in the state. Over half of Hawaii’s population have chosen HMSA for their health care coverage. We are dedicated to providing quality, affordable health plans; employee benefit services; and worksite wellness programs. HMSA also offers a variety of programs, services and support to help improve the health and well-being of our members and community. 


Previous Company:

  • Company Name:  RR Business Consulting
  • Job Title:  RR Business Consulting
  • Start Date:  May 2021