FOUNDER & CEO
McIlnay, a former prosecutor, became interested in the IT field during her early efforts to bring modern computing to the State Bar of Texas, while serving as its General Counsel in the early 90’s. She formed her initial company, Independent Professional Management, Inc. (IPM) in 1992, and has maintained it as an ongoing multi-million dollar global business while transforming it from supplemental staffing to full-service ERP consulting. In 2005 she began re-emphasizing IPM’s supply chain and asset management practice with the creation of IPM Asset Solutions, a specialized firm combining the latest RFID technologies with strong back-office implementation processes.
Sheila is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska School of Law. She has served as clerk for the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, worked for the Colorado Supreme Court as a disciplinary counsel, and been a felony prosecutor in Colorado. In 1990, she was selected to run the largest regional office of the General Counsel of the State Bar of Texas, eventually being appointed as the General Counsel of the State Bar.
IPM has been recognized as one of the top 50 woman-owned businesses in Houston. McIlnay serves on several boards, such as Go For the Greens and the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
IPM Asset Solution’s COO is Steven W. Young. Besides being responsible for day-to-day operations, he is also the company’s General Counsel. He is an attorney with 30 years of experience, over 25 of which has been in management. He has a background in both the public and private sectors, managing multi-million dollar budgets, multiple offices, and large staffs as well as coordinating complex multi-million dollar lease leverage transactions.
Steve is a Texas native, receiving his B.S. degree from the University of North Texas, and his law degree from Texas Tech University. He has been a trial lawyer in private practice and worked as a managing attorney in the Attorney General’s office. Later he served as general counsel of a successful start up venture.
He was then appointed as regional counsel for the State Bar of Texas, where he worked his way to First Assistant General Counsel and subsequently was appointed as the Bar’s General Counsel and Chief Disciplinary Counsel, where he served until coming to work for Independent Professional Management in 1998. During his career, he has developed an extensive background as an attorney advising corporate and government HR departments. His management style, insistence on quality and attention to detail help make IPMAS a company that provides quality service to both clients and employees.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Sadler has lead the drive for cutting edge technology IPMAS has built for their clients. Sadler is responsible for the operation of the data systems, security, and overall technological and client strategies for IPMAS.
Sadler has extensive experience in data systems management and emerging technology for small entrepreneurial companies, large corporate entities, and the United States Marine Corps. He has made his career by creatively adapting and combining common place technology and processes with new innovations to produce end to end systems that emphasize speed, accuracy, and lean business processes. Sadler also has a background in corporate training both as an instructor and in course development. This background influences the development of client solutions. A large part of his design emphasis is in implementing systems that are intuitive and easy to learn for the average employee.
At the end of the First Gulf War, Sadler was recruited by the United States Marine Corps while attending the University of Texas at Arlington. He holds multiple technology certifications from the civilian community as well as the military.
VICE PRESIDENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Andy Bishop manages all daily management and human resources for the company, and has been with the IPM family of companies since 1998.
Bishop started in 1998 as a data entry operator and was quickly promoted to the position of IT Recruiter. Bishop continued to grow his career with IPM and his experience in daily operations is appreciated by both the clients and IPM and IPMAS and all our employees.
Bishop obtained his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston.
DIRECTOR, CLIENT STRATEGY
Wirth has been involved with various marketing and business development efforts for IPMAS since 2012. She has 15 years of experience managing client accounts and strategic partnerships. She has worked as consultant and project manager, building and implementing communication plans across various industries, including health care, agriculture, engineering and the energy sector.