Excipio Consulting, LLC

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Excipio Consulting  is a business solutions provider that delivers analytical resources and a proven methodology to radically improve technology-related decisions. For more than a decade, Excipio's clients include a variety of Fortune 1,000 enterprises, government agencies, and vertical market industries. Excipio’s proven Economic Analysis Modeling and Methodology (EAMM®) process and toolset provide clients with a comprehensive analysis by which the client can make highly informed technical strategy decisions. EAMM® provides the basis for accurate performance and financial analysis, risk assessment, and solid technical recommendations.

While a vendor may introduce Excipio to a client, our sole focus and motivation is to provide analysis and recommendations that best suit the client’s needs. We do not sell hardware, software, or integration services of any kind, nor do we receive any form of compensation or consideration from any party other than the client. Excipio is vendor, product, and platform neutral, which allows our clients to rest assured we offer a completely unbiased analysis of their environment. We take pride in being our client’s best ally and trusted advisor.

Our History

Excipio is a collection of former CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and VPs who have had responsibility for executing consolidation, mergers, transition to outsourcers, and extreme market growth scenarios. This team has a rare combination of technical, organizational, and financial skills. Excipio’s elite team allows us to deliver extraordinary results at considerably less cost than our principal competitors, creating unprecedented value to our clients.

Our methodology provides a structure that illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of the operating environment. Most importantly, EAMM® allows Excipio to illustrate the financial impact of current operational practices against the potential cost savings of multiple alternatives in very precise terms. Our methodology has proven to consistently and accurately forecast the financial impact of the recommendations we make.

Industry Experience
Excipio’s experience crosses a wide variety of industries. This provides additional value to our clients, as we are able to draw upon the best practices of multiple organizations and industries. It is our experience that technology remains relatively similar across the industries. The processes are the primary variable, which are impacted by the experiences of the client’s staff, the client’s internal business practices, and applicable regulatory restrictions.

Executive Team

davidh David Hutchison, Senior Partner and Founder  

David has more than 25 years of experience in IT and Business consulting, from Fortune 500 down to SMB markets. His experiences as a financial analyst, business analyst, and CIO have brought tremendous value to Excipio’s clients since he has “walked in their shoes”. David founded Excipio as an independent firm, focused on IT to provide effective cost reduction strategies, project-based ROI analysis, strategic directional planning, and education to help business leaders understand, right size, and leverage their IT investments for the profitable gain of the business.

As a data center expert, David has personally participated in nearly 400 data center projects over the past decade including large enterprise consolidation, build vs buy analysis, and commissioning.

gilmer Jeff Gilmer     Jeff is a creative, team-oriented professional with more than 30 years of experience in Business and IT related corporations, and has lead sales efforts at Excipio for decades. Jeff’s management skills were utilized to convert a national reseller into a service organization through the development of long term outsourcing contracts with Fortune 500 companies.

Jeff is effective in both restoring and building organizations through improved long-term process improvement and implementation of solid scalable processes, methodologies, and business alternatives. Jeff has experience implementing strategies that significantly streamline current process, as well as provide long-term strategic roadmaps for IT organizations.

Jeff also specializes in communications and regularly presents at seminars/webinars, industry events, and partner-sponsored events.  In addition, Jeff has presented Excipio's results to a variety of private and public sector audiences, including senior executive teams, state legislatures, city councils, and federal agencies, boards of directors,  and small community forums.



Donna Shelite

Donna Shelite is a senior-level consultant with over 20 years of IT and financial experience in public sector organizations. Her background includes serving as Chief Information Technology Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief of Staff, IT Transformation Program Director and Director of Vehicles at the State level



Rick LiaBraaten 

Experienced process consultant focusing on IT Service Management process optimization by assisting clients to address current process issues and establish better governance and audit capabilities.  The goal is to create and implement client focused processes, service levels and metrics, improve IT Service operational capabilities to meet increased demand, and optimize the processes to get full value from an ITSM tool.

  • ITIL based process lead for Incident, Change, Problem, Release and Knowledge Management.
  • US lead for moving from 2 to 1 ServiceNow instances.
  • US process transition lead to move to selected HP Enterprise service management services.
  • 1st level interim ServiceNow administrator
  • IT Security group assisting in PCI-DSS and COBIT based 52-109 audits.
  • Establishes standardized scanning, patching and risk identification and mitigation policies and procedures.



Tom Luce  

Tom is a highly-skilled, results-driven Senior Level IT Operations Director with over 30 years of experience in operations analysis, account management, forecasting, vendor relations, acquisitions, managed services, transitional leadership, training and development, process improvements, and strategic planning.  Tom achieves financial success, implements cultural accountability within an organization, and lays the foundation for the long-term success, profitability of an organization and overall customer satisfaction.