Garrett Datz is a Principal in SC&H Groups Technology Advisory Practice, where he helps clients manage and improve their IT function and business outcomes. He specializes in technology infrastructure, cloud solutions, strategic IT planning, and cybersecurity and has worked with clients across various industries and verticals with extensive experience that spans the nonprofit, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and professional services sectors.
Garrett has more than 25 years of experience leading companies through transformation and modernization initiatives, especially as the information technology footprint for businesses continues to rapidly evolve. He firmly believes that a robust foundational approach is key to building the proper IT function for business success. Recognizing that all businesses must develop efficiency without adding staff, effectively and securely enable remote work, and reduce IT overhead, Garret has successfully structured and executed strategic plans for his clients aligned with these objectives.
He has successfully led clients through partial and full cloud migrations, including:
- Microsoft 365 migrations
- Migrations of on-premises data centers to Azure and AWS
- Transformation of assets to platform as a service and cloud technology
Garret also frequently advises companies that have migrated to the cloud but struggle with proper management, configuration, security, and/or utilization of available and paid technology.
Garrett excels at executing in critical situations and has successfully and tactfully led multiple clients through sensitive technology and business problems. His passion for IT, paired with broad knowledge and tenured experience, enables him to quickly identify critical paths, avoid negative outcomes in difficult situations, and optimize results.
Garrett frequently imparts his knowledge to his team and clients and enjoys translating complex IT concepts into relatable language and metaphors that anyone can understand. He particularly enjoys the variety of his clients and the challenge of developing effective IT strategies for each of their unique environments.
Garrett holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and an M.S. degree in Telecommunications and Information Systems from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University.
Outside of the office, Garrett is active in the community and has helped run and coach various youth and adult soccer clubs since 2003. He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, music, cooking, home improvement projects, hiking, kayaking, traveling, working on his classic car, and having a good cup of coffee.
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