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Episode 4 • Jose Ramirez

Apr 1, 2021 | 0 comments

Host & Guest

Guest, Jose Ramirez

Host, Kathleen Kaiser

Producer, Adanna Moriarty

About This Episode

Jose Ramirez, CEO of Pedernales Publishing, a top publishing service provider, discusses how his company helps authors through all of the steps from the end of editing to having their book up on all of the sale sites. He goes through how he judges the book, his work with authors as he develops covers, interior design, and more. www.pedernalesauthorservices.com

 

About Jose Ramirez

An accomplished senior executive with over forty years of leadership and managerial experience in Publishing, Information Technology, Corporate Governance, Quality Management, and Finance, serving the Publishing, Pharmaceutical, Animal Health, and Agricultural industries. He has served as CFO for an Animal Health division, and managed Legal, IT, Accounting, and Governance groups. As a Vice President for a top-five global Pharmaceuticals firm, he oversaw the successful $60M complete redesign and replacement of legacy Finance, Manufacturing, Logistics and Customer Service computer applications with modern systems capable of supporting the company’s dynamic growth. He oversaw multiple global cost savings and productivity initiatives, while providing a strong focus on quality and customer service. He is a strong proponent of and leader in Corporate Diversity initiatives. He established an IT Governance organization responsible for audits, quality standards and compliance that improved IT audit results and resulted in millions of dollars in costs savings. As the publishing world began to evolve, in 2010 he co-founded Pedernales Publishing, LLC. to provide a unique self-publishing service offering to authors.

Positions Held

Partner and Co-Founder 
Pedernales Publishing, LLC.           2010 – Present

Johnson City, TX

Vice President, IT Governance
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.          2006-2008

East Hanover, NJ

Vice President, IT Finance & Supply Chain
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
.          2002-2006

East Hanover, NJ

Exec. Director, IT Finance & Supply Chain
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. 
             1996-2002

East Hanover, NJ

Director, Information Technology
Sandoz Crop Protection
         1993-1996

Des Plaines, ILL

Director, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Sandoz Animal Health
         1990-1993

Dallas, TX

Director, Information Technology
Zoecon Corp
         1985-1990

Dallas, TX

IT Project Manage
Zoecon Corp
         1981-1985

Dallas, TX

 

Education

Executive MBA
Southern Methodist University
         1990

Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Arts
St. Mary’s University
         1972

San Antonio, TX

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