In late 1998, I was given the herculean task of transforming IBM’s separate and unconnected marketing functions into a higher-performing, integrated unit with clear disciplines and career paths, across 14 countries including over 700 people. Quite simply, I would never have been to accomplish this successfully without the help, advice, creativity, drive and intelligence of Iggy Pintado. Iggy, as my marketing operations executive, excelled in this position, serving in many roles and essentially doing whatever was needed to get the job done on an extremely limited timetable, yet in an exceptionally professional and thorough way. Iggy was alternately project manager, negotiator, spokesman, strategist, sounding board and creative thinker. He set aggressive goals and stayed deeply involved in achieving them, coaching the many country teams along the way. As essentially a two-person team tasked to get this huge job completed, I could think of no one better than Iggy, with his unique set of skills, to have as a partner in this or any other initiative. Iggy is one of the most insightful, dedicated, reliable, capable and versatile executives I have worked with.” Ron Greenberg, VP, Marketing, IBM Asia Pacific, 1997-2000
“I had the good fortune and delight of working for Iggy while I was the Sponsorship Manager at IBM. Iggy was brilliant at providing his teams with clearly articulated business direction and empowering them to deliver. He inspired such enthusiasm, passion and creativity in people and made every team member feel they had a valuable contribution to make . I achieved more than I believed was possible under his leadership and always felt encouraged to keep pushing the envelope. Iggy’s style epitomises great leadership and something I continue to learn from and aspire to.” Cathy Hattersley, Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, IBM, 2000-2005
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