Wally began his 26 year career with IBM in Little Rock, which included various management, marketing and technical positions. He then became a project manager in IBM’s development lab in Boeblingen, Germany, moving from there to Dallas where he led the IBM National Technical Support Center for Database and Application Development.
Upon retirement from IBM, he became the Vice President of Technology and Communications for Wal-Mart Stores in Bentonville, Arkansas. As such, he was responsible for the computing infrastructure for the US and worldwide operations. This included their corporate information technology, their satellite store communications system, their distributed store system and their logistics and warehousing IT infrastructure.
Wally then joined the Acxiom Corporation as the Vice President of the AbiliTec Technology Group. AbiliTec Technology provided software solutions for the Acxiom Corporation. The group developed the AbiliTec technology and led deployment of AbiliTec across the enterprise. This group was also responsible for the Acxiom GRID Architecture which added very high speed to their processing structure. He then took over the role of CIO for Acxiom Europe. He was responsible for the Information Infrastructure for Acxiom across its European Operations.
Wally joined First Orion in Conway, Arkansas, a private company that provides an application called PrivacyStar to help protect the privacy of mobile phone users. His role at PrivacyStar is the Vice President of Research and Development, consulting on future products.
Wally and his wife live in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He has two daughters and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business. Upon graduation, he was a flight instructor for the US Army for 3 years, before joining IBM.