Dr. Theresa M. Szczurek

Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology: CIO & Executive Director

A serial technology entrepreneur and role model for technology leaders, Dr. Theresa M. Szczurek was appointed in January 2019 to lead the Governor’s Office of Information Technology. She oversees a 900+ team in the operation and delivery of information and communications technology services for 31,000+ state employees and executive branch agencies with missions critical to “serving people serving Colorado.” As a member of Governor Polis’ Cabinet, Theresa has jumped boldly into making a meaningful difference in the lives of Coloradans through innovation.

Theresa is a dynamic and award-winning senior business leader in telecommunications, software, and technology industries with experience producing extraordinary results. She co-founded and led three technology ventures – Boulder-based Radish Systems, LLC. Radish 2.0, an award-winning private enterprise software firm, RCS (i.e., Radish 1.0), a telecom start-up she turned into a thriving firm that sold for over $40 million, and the consulting firm Technology and Management Solutions, LLC.

Theresa holds a M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University and an MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration (with focus in Marketing & Organization Development) from the University of Colorado. She is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC®) with the Institute of Management Consultants.