Transformational. Global enterprise experience. Board-level strategy. These are just a few of the phrases we use to describe Ames and the contributions he offers to Trone and our clients. As a former Chief Digital and Information Officer at several Fortune 500 companies, Ames brings a 30-year career of digital marketing, ecommerce and technology expertise. He has developed an impressive business network across the Carolinas. Ames has worked for some of the most successful brands in retail and hospitality, including Lowe’s Home Improvement, Michaels Stores and Extended Stay America Hotels. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Charlotte CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award in the Enterprise Category. Interestingly, in the last few years, Ames was a Trone client and was so impressed by the depth of the team and digital capabilities that he joined the company.
When he’s not working, Ames volunteers his time at Apparo, a nonprofit that provides technology consulting to other nonprofits. He also enjoys golf, tennis, boating and reading. On a Saturday afternoon, you can find him on the lake with his lovely wife or rooting for their alma mater. Go Deacs!