Bob Kozak is a proven leader with comprehensive and progressive experience aligning business strategies with technology solutions. Bob has successfully driven business results within the distribution, finance, manufacturing, insurance and educational industries. He has focused on understanding business needs to deliver technology initiatives and projects. Bob utilizes his broad experience in business process design/automation, business intelligence and IT management in his role with Delta Initiative.
Bob has helped companies enhance web site performance to improve response times and sales in remote markets and coached IT staff on developing Business Intelligence strategy and approach leading to the development of a Business Intelligence roadmap to implement self service BI capabilities. In higher education, Bob has served as an interim CIO, leading and directing a talented IT organization. He improved PMO capabilities, stabilized systems, implemented key projects including an LMS system upgrade and hosting that mitigated large risks to the business, on time and on budget.
Prior to joining Delta Initiative, Bob worked for Grainger where he led the development of an industry leading web site, Grainger.com, growing at 17% per year, and generating over $650M for 2005. There he led a cross-functional business team and IT department consisting of a Project Management Office, Architects, Developers, Quality Assurance Analyst, Infrastructure, Measurements and Analytics. Bob developed business and technical strategies that supported Grainger’s e-Business channel aligned to overall company goals.