Donald Houde, Information Technology Consultant, President of Houde Consulting

Information Technology Consultant, Business Management, Business Consulting Firm

Professional Highlights

  • Executive leadership in the areas of strategic and business planning, business process management, Preschool to Workforce (P-20W) solutions delivery, technology alignment, operations management and customer relationship management
  • Held several CIO, COO and CTO positions
  • Leading, mentoring and managing domestic and international teams throughout the U.S., India, the Caribbean and American Samoa 
  • Executive management of PMO, Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Data Architects, Technical Development and Delivery teams
  • Past Chair of national Chief Council of State Superintendent Officers (CCSSO) Education Information Management Advisory Council (EIMAC) Board of Directors and SLDS Subcommittee
  • Statewide Policy and legislation co-author and advocate while providing national expert legislative testimony
  • Provided NFL Super Bowl Hands-on Technical leadership for televised NFL Remain in School Program
  • Founded organizations that focus upon the efficient delivery of measurable quality customer service
  • Initiated and incorporated securitization planning and implementation related to applications, infrastructure and critical information (i.e., IDS, IPS, encryption, firewalls, virus, auditing, event logging/review, etc.)
  • Incorporated project job costing constructs including resource allocation management, ROI and TCO measures, earned versus collected revenue measures
  • Developed Supply Chain Management processes design and deployment
  • Disaster recovery planning, testing and review (hot and warm sites, off-site vault storage, geographically disparate DR facilities, etc.)

Effective and Diverse Expertise


Seasoned and Diplomatic Leader

 With over 15 years of C-level leadership and business consulting, Donald Houde is president of Houde Consulting, a business consulting firm assisting clients in the management, design, development and implementation of business/operational processes and technology solutions. His extremely diverse background and skill set uniquely position him to provide precise, solid, actionable guidance in a multitude of disciplines, including Business AnalysisData Management, Executive Leadership, Cloud Computing, Governance, Idea Implementation and IV&V. 

Donald Houde and Houde Consulting have spent many years assisting companies and organizations in many disciplines:

  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Health Care
  • Credit Card
  • Telecommunications
  • Finance
  • Agriculture
  • Science and Engineering
  • Professional Sports


Often described as a thought leader and innovative solutions provider, the depth and breadth of Donald's experience and knowledge enable him to quickly grasp the larger context of each assignment, giving his clients scalable solutions, pertinent to all levels from the immediate need to the larger, enterprise-wide implications and considerations. 


He approaches his engagements with a sensitivity to the needs of all stakeholders as well as a precise understanding of the assigned mission. With his mentoring leadership and clear-minded strategies and tactics, he has repeatedly improved the efficiency, profits, growth and management of his client entities, who often express their appreciation for his diplomatic style.


Donald Houde is also generous with his personal time, having volunteered his skills to Salvation Army programs, the Humane Society, the Sandra Day O'Connor House, as a coach in high school basketball, volleyball, soccer and football, as a lifeguard and as a Master Gardener. He is also an accomplished athlete, an avid bicyclist and a marathoner, having completed 54 marathons and several triathlons, including Ironman. 



Donald Houde, President of Houde Consulting, providing consulting services in Information Technology, Business Operations, Executive Leadership, Education, Technology Integration, Governance, Strategic Planning, Process Improvement, Technology Selection, IVV, Policy Analysis, IT Security, Client Partner Relationship Management, Analytics, Big Data, Resource Management, Quality Assurance, Visioning