Brad Englert, Chief Operating Officer for ITS and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for The University of Texas at Austin, has spent much of his professional life working in and assisting institutions of higher education.
During Englert’s twenty-two year career with a global management consulting and technology services company, he served in a variety of IT leadership and operational roles for large, complex, and diverse institutions of higher education and state government. When Englert retired as a senior partner in 2006, he had a proven track record in IT operations, large scale information systems implementations, and strategic IT planning for a number of major institutions of higher education.
As administrative systems director for The Ohio State University, Englert led the operations and implementation of enterprise-wide human resources/payroll, general ledger, supply chain, and grants information systems and processes, as well as the establishment of a collaborative governance structure that included defining roles and responsibilities of the organization. At The University of Illinois, he was responsible for the reengineering of administrative processes and the replacement of administrative systems.
Englert was in charge of the creation of the first information technology strategic plan for the 15 institutions of The University of Texas System (UT System), which included far-reaching strategic IT initiatives such as establishing the digital library assets, expanding network capability, and launching the UT System information technology governance structure and process. He worked directly for the Chancellor and CFO of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) to assess administrative business activities and identify potential cost savings and revenue enhancement opportunities across TAMUS, ultimately presenting the findings and recommendations to the TAMUS Board of Regents.
Previously, he worked closely with university executives at The University of Texas at Austin to identify tangible savings targets as part of the strategic sourcing analysis of all spending at the university. As interim CIO at The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), he worked collaboratively with campus-wide stakeholders to develop the consensus strategy for the best use of information technologies to achieve UTHSCSA’s mission of teaching, research, health care, and community service. He also directed the efficiency, effectiveness, and revenue enhancement projects at Texas Tech University and the University of Maryland System.
From June 2009 to March 2010, Englert served as Interim Chief Operating Office for Information Technology Services at the University. He was instrumental in helping transform the organization in response to recommendations presented in the President’s Strategic Information Technology Advisory Committee’s (SITAC) final report. As an Ex Officio member of SITAC, he worked with executive leadership to identify and address core IT issues facing the university. In addition to his experience in higher education, Brad has worked extensively with a number of Texas state government clients.