With over 25 years of success as an IT leader and senior consultant, Robert Gusnowski has dedicated his professional career to ensuring that organizations are served by their technology infrastructure, and not encumbered by it. For Robert, this means taking the time to really understand the processes, priorities, people and goals that the technology is meant to support, and ensuring that every IT investment is strategically driven by business needs. It also means putting in place the governance structures, quality controls, business plans and KPI tools to ensure that evolving technology keeps pace with evolving demands.
Robert started his IT career as an independent consultant, and grew his first company, R & D Computer Consulting, from a part-time interest into a full-time operation whose clients included the Grande Yellowhead Regional School Division in west central Alberta. With his background as an educator, Gusnowski has a very pragmatic understanding of how technology can be leveraged to support student learning, and recognizes that chronic budget pressures meant that schools need to be creative in the way they approached their IT investments.
A passionate believer in life long learning, Robert has made continuous professional development a high priority. In addition to holding multiple technical certifications from Microsoft, Cisco and Novell, he is an accredited Project Management Professional and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. His next goal is to complete a Masters of Business Administration in Leadership and Technology.
Roberts’s professional ethos can be summed as follows: Congruency between what you say and what you do. He has earned a respected reputation among his clients and peers as a leader who combines an exceptional level of technical expertise with unwavering integrity, professionalism, and commitment to finding the right solution to the right problem, for the right price.