Episode 5 - Ethan is a talented technologist that brings insights in how to accelerate your career in the digital age by taking a people first approach to technology solutions. He takes into account navigating the political waters of a corporate organization while exploring modern concepts like crowd sourcing and "citizen developers"
Ethan learned early in his career to seize the day after a near fatal car accident. He has never stoped sharpening his skills and encourages us to never stop learning, be a student of the industry you are in, and take advantage of the vast resources available in modern education.
Ethan Pack is the Director of Enterprise Architecture and Solutions Delivery at TDECU and has over two decades of experience as an information technology leader. In March 1998, while approaching the finish line of his high school experience, he began his career as a software developer at a small corporate performance management start-up in the Nashville, TN area. In July 2003, a near-fatal car wreck put his career on pause as he was faced with the prospect of potentially not walking again. Ethan embarked on a nearly two-year long recovery from wheelchair, to walker, to cane, to walking unaided again. Toward the end of this healing process, Ethan and his family moved to the Houston area.
Ethan is now a technology executive who leads cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide change initiatives. As the Director of Enterprise Architecture and Solutions Delivery at TDECU, the largest credit union in the greater Houston metropolitan area, Ethan heads enterprise architecture, project management, and software development. The majority of Ethan’s career has been in the financial services industry working with firms such as Bisys and Stewart Title before joining TDECU in 2017. Ethan previously served on the Residential Governance Committee for the Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO), the volunteer standards development body for the mortgage industry.
He has written for various print and online publications and is well regarded as a leading voice in enterprise architecture, digitalization, and the importance of culture, people, and fearlessness for success in digital transformation. His blog, Enterprise Architecture in the Digital Age, launched in February 2018 on CIO.com. A frequent speaker at Houston-area technology events, Ethan believes in transformational servant leadership, bringing passion and an inspirational vision of the future while seeking to help, serve, and develop others to bring out the best in individuals, teams, and organizations. He currently lives in the northwest Houston area with his wife and son.