Chad Kirkpatrick helps the public sector improve the citizen, business, employee and visitor experience. He has over 5 years of experience in both the Federal Government and the Arizona State Government. He was the state Chief Information Officer, political appointment, and Director of the Arizona Government Information Technology Agency; a Legislative Assistant for the U.S. Senate; and Research Intern for the U.S. Treasury Department Office of Economic Policy, where he authored papers for the National Economic Council and other federal agencies. His private sector work experience included VP Solution Delivery for GetInsured, in which he successfully delivered health insurance exchanges, and VP Technology for Wells Fargo. His functional areas of expertise are Digital Transformation, Cloud, IT Automation, plus a Strategy, Performance, and executive alignment. He has served on numerous boards and commission, including the National Association of State CIOs, and the Governor’s Committee on Privatization and Efficiency.
Mr. Kirkpatrick is a frequent speaker and panelist, including the 2019 NASCIO Summit, the Association of Government Accounts Arizona summit, and a moderator on analytics to improve government performance. While in Arizona state government, he was credited with reducing the technology project approval process from 20 pages to 2. His Grant Thornton client work includes Arizona Governor’s Office – executive alignment; Arizona Department of Corrections – strategy, LEAN transformation; Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (Medicaid) – IV&V for HHS tech modernization; Arizona Department of Economic Security – PMO for HHS tech modernization; Arizona Department of Administration – strategy; Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office – PMO for tech modernization; and the City of Scottsdale – IT controls audit. He received a MA, Economics, from American University and BA, Political Science, from George Washington University. He has a certification in Digital Transformation from MIT.