Jerry Haegele is an independent consultant in the Raleigh/Cary area of North Carolina. He is currently conducting a business process analysis for a global non-profit organization. For further information please email

Available consulting services include:
  • End-To-End Architecture & Design Reviews
  • Complex Systems Analysis and Review
  • Business Process Analysis and Reengineering
  • Governance
  • Operations Reviews
  • Educational Services
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Jerry Haegele joined IBM in 1984 at the Research Division’s T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Before his retirement in 2011, he was an IBM Executive and an IBM Distinguished Engineer, which is a very rare honor. "DEs" are personally approved by the CEO of IBM. He also served as the CTO for IBM Applications Services North America Delivery. Jerry was a technical leader in the architecture, design, and implementation of complex enterprise-wide applications and system solutions, strategic application outsourcing, and architectural design and assessments. He is an experienced practitioner in the validation of architectures, provides technical reviews, leads enterprise architecture projects, and also works with teams to resolve problems or discover better IT solutions. He holds patents in Internet and database technologies.

During his time at IBM, Jerry had been the Chief Architect or Chief Engineer for many international commercial projects spanning many industries which included Defense (US DoD and UK MOD), Telco, Healthcare, Retail Core Banking, Automotive OEM, and others. He held a Secret security clearance with the US DoD. His leadership and mentoring was worldwide guiding projects in the US, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Turkey, UK, Belgium, and other countries.

Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein

Other duties in IBM included chairing an IBM Global Business Services Invention Disclosure Team and mentoring several IT Architects, IT Specialists, and other IBM Distinguished Engineers. He has been a presenter at International IBM CIO conferences, an invited speaker at conferences held by national and international organizations, and various other technical and leadership events.

Jerry has a B.S. in Secondary Education/English with a minor in German from East Stroudsburg State College. He also has an M.S. in Information Science from Drexel University. He taught 10-11 grade English and an elective in photography for seven years at a public high school in Pennsylvania where he became tenured and earned a permanent PA Department of Education certification for teaching 7-12 grade English. He was also the school’s newspaper advisor, assistant German Club advisor, head varsity soccer coach and assistant varsity wrestling coach. He also wrote a sports column for a local daily newspaper. He currently holds a "D" Level US Soccer Coaching license.