episode 547

CIO Succession Planning with Lee Crump & Thomas Tesh

Lee Crump is the former chief information officer and group vice president of IT of Rollins while his successor is Thomas Tesh, who is the current CIO. Rollins is the world’s largest pest control company with over $2.2 billion in annual revenue. April 05, 2021

547: Lee Crump, the former CIO of Rollins, represents a unique case in which he hand-picked his successor Thomas Tesh, the current CIO of Rollins. In this interview, we discuss Thomas and Lee’s working relationship over the past 23 years, why Lee picked Thomas to replace him, and what Thomas believes are Lee’s greatest strengths as a leader. We discuss Rollins’ M&A Strategy and the only two things Rollins always takes over when buying a company: security and payroll. Lastly, we discuss Rollins’ strategic priorities over the next few years, why Thomas believes we will see all computers go away in the future, and a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Apptio.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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