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FEATURED MOVER | Beth Perlman, Think Systems

Think Systems Inc., a national management consulting firm that helps medium and large mid-market companies with organizational solutions and strategic hiring, named Beth Perlman as its managing director and chief information officer adviser.

Perlman has more than 20 years of experience in upper-level management and has worked at some of the most recognized companies in the world in both technology and business. She brings an array of talents to the company that include strategic planning, business transformation, mergers and acquisitions and identifying and implementing technology to enter new markets and improve business performance.

Before joining Think, Perlman was a vice president and program director of Gartner, a global technology research and management consulting firm. At Gartner, Perlman was responsible for working with Fortune 200 C-level executives examining how business models evolved as technology is woven ever more deeply into the products and services sold. Her focus was with the Research Board, an international think tank dedicated to the issues confronting the world’s largest corporations.

After graduating from Syracuse University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in management, Perlman worked at major Wall Street firms, including JP Morgan, Kidder Peabody and Lehman Brothers. She was responsible for systems ranging from Corporate Financial systems to back-office trading accounting systems to derivatives front, mid and back-office technology.

In 1995, she joined energy giant Enron as Director, Risk Management Administration and rose through the ranks to become Vice President of Wholesale Services Technology. In 2002, she joined Constellation Energy in Baltimore and was named the corporation’s first chief information office. She also held the titles of chief administrative officer and a senior vice president at the company.

Beth Perlman, managing director and chief information officer adviser at Think Systems.


Resides in:

Guilford in Baltimore


Bachelor of Science in management from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management

If you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why? 

Well what I would chose now did not exist 20 years ago – a data scientist

Recent vacations:

Spent the summer making up for lost time.  Went on three overseas trips: Israel, London & Scotland and the Cote D’Azur, France

When I want to relax … : 

I enjoy the arts, theater, movies

Favorite movie:

“The Music Man” – I love old musicals

Favorite quotation:

A rolling stone gathers no moss