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Kirsten Johnston Barker

Posted on: February 11th, 2015 by admin

Kirsten Barker is a co-founder of Prendismo and currently serves as an advisor to the company. At the company’s founding, Kirsten lead the operational and tactical efforts of Prendismo as it was transformed from a ten year academic research initiative into a high growth commercial enterprise. Prior to co-founding Prendismo, Kirsten was an early member of Cornell University’s eClips project team where she was heavily involved in the design, construction, database interface and IT integration of the initial product prototype. She has been an agent of transformative change within both large multi-national organizations and leading edge startup enterprises over the past fifteen years.

Prior to Prendismo, Kirsten was Chief Information Officer for NSF International where she developed and implemented the organization’s technology vision and strategy with the CEO and Board of Directors. In that position, Kirsten was able, in the post-internet bubble era, to support the company’s revenue growth with a strategic outsourcing plan that included a reduction of 25% in the operating budget and 15% in the capital budget. During this period, Kirsten was on the forefront of the implementation of mobile device technology for enhanced field auditor productivity.

Kirsten has also served as Senior Director at the healthcare software company Solucient where she led a database integration effort which improved operational efficiency while preserving and making available historical corporate knowledge. Additionally, she held several posts as a consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) including the oversight of the development of a Client Information Database for a major investment bank.

Kirsten Barker earned her B.S. from Cornell University and M.S. from Johns Hopkins University.

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