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My dad used to own a construction company, so I spent two summers in college doing manual labor for him. I worked with the roofing crew on the construction of new houses. 

Dennis Bagley
Partner, Technology Consulting Practice Leader


I advise CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs on the strategy, planning and execution of digital transformation initiatives to improve company performance. My experience includes technology and digital strategy, contract negotiations, technology planning and acquisition, and implementation advisory.

In our technology consulting practice, we help clients maximize the value of their technology investments to achieve their goals while minimizing risk. For many of these clients, their biggest challenge is dedicating sufficient staff resources to significant tech initiatives. That’s why it’s my role to advise them on all information technology matters. 

I’m proud of how I’ve partnered with several small tech companies early in my career to oversee their expansion throughout the United States. As a result of client growth like this, we’ve been able to fuel the growth of Plante Moran’s national management consulting practice with a specialization in IT and operations consulting.

When I’m not counseling external clients, I spend a lot of time thinking about the staff on my team. I try to help people advance in their own careers by pairing them with the right assignments that also allow for work-life balance. They count on me to advocate for them. Plante Moran’s work-life balance is important to me because I have a wife and three kids. I love spending time with them, planning vacations, mountain biking, or simply relaxing.

A couple of times a year, I speak at events such as the Public Technology Institute Conference, International City/County Management Association, and others on issues of contract management, data analytics, and technology due diligence. In 2020, I was featured in a cover story for CIO magazine discussing risk management and forecasting capabilities. I have a B.S. in computer science from the University of Michigan–Dearborn and an M.B.A. from U of M’s Ross School of Business.