Prior to joining OpenWorks, Mitchell worked for the Department of Defense as the first official Director, Transformation & Reform where he led four organizations from within the Pentagon to optimize enterprise-wide business operations.
He was awarded the Medal for Exceptional Public Service from the Secretary of Defense in 2020 for the 2.5 years served in this civilian role with financial savings validated by the DoD CFO that exceeded $43B in confirmed PPBE & FYDP savings within and across all of the Military Services and the 4th Estate.
In addition to his time at the DoD, Mitchell brings extensive experience with Vixxo, Shamrock Foods, Avnet and Six Sigma Qualtec. Earlier roles included leaning and transforming large-scale commercial and defense manufacturing complexes, managing IT departments, co-founding two technology start-ups and managing venture capital investment teams for Intel Corporation.
Mr. Lawrie earned a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Cal Poly State University, an MBA from the University of Southern California and is an Agile Certified Scrum Master & Certified Lean Master.