Ernie Lewis serves Bridgewater Consulting Group as its Senior Vice President, Business Strategy. His over 25 years of experience in the Utilities industry – with roles spanning a multitude of functional spaces – provide him with a uniquely qualified point of view that brings strategic thinking, planning, and execution to life.
At Bridgewater, Ernie is responsible for internal and external business strategy to drive results that meet our business objectives. Ernie provides executive oversight for new and innovative opportunities while ensuring alignment with our organization’s vision. He ensures that our capabilities mature and foster growth. Additionally, he provides executive leadership for strategic accounts.
Before joining Bridgewater, Ernie served General Electric (GE) in Product Development as its Program Director. At GE, he helped to merge the post-merger legacy environment of two companies into one cohesive roadmap with specific milestones to enable operational excellence and cultivate positive customer experiences.
Before GE, Ernie spent close to a decade with Verizon Enterprise Solutions, most recently as its Global Head for Enterprise Lifecycle Marketing. In this role, he focused on lifecycle marketing implementation, global portfolio leadership, product development, strategy development, and C-level negotiations.
Ernie spent 27 years at Southern California Edison (SCE), most recently as its Director – IT Program Management Office (PMO), Product Management, and Client Relationship Management. While there, he created and led the IT PMO to become a world-class organization, including a formal Center of Excellence. Ernie developed an enterprise-wide portfolio management capability for the prioritization of technology projects. He helped to institutionalize the Product Management and Client Relationship functions while bridging the gap between the executive line of business leaders with the IT Executive team.
Ernie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management and an MBA from the University of Redlands. He earned a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University. Additionally, Ernie is a certified Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner. Further, he has received professional development training from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business (Delivering Information Services), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Development of Technology-Based Innovation), Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business (Delivering Excellent Customer Service), and Hammer and Company (Business Process Management).
In his spare time, Ernie enjoys volunteering with his church, travel and spending time with his family.