Czubak & Associates, Inc.

Telecommunications & Information Technology

Systems Development * Technology & Program Management * Professional Service


Business & Technology Transformation 

Upcoming Events:

Association of Information Technology Professionals &

Society for Information Management

CIO Most Effective IT Team of the Year Awards

The Metropolitan Club

November 13, 2014


The CIO’s Most Effective Team of the Year Award is presented annually by AITP and SIM and recognizes the accomplishments of the team reporting directly to the CIO. The team is nominated and judged by their peers. The event will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase some of the great things going on in Chicagoland companies and the City of Chicago!.



For up-to-date details go to the  SIM Events Registration

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  Gary founded Czubak & Associates to leverage a very successful career and professional network in Telecommunications and Information Technology. He is a senior technology executive with a broad CIO/CTO/COO and General Manager background. Gary has over 25 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications, transportation, retail, real estate and professional service industries with startup to Fortune 50 organizations. Gary’s expertise is in Technology & Program Management, Software & Systems Development and Consulting & Professional Service leadership in organizations with massive, critical network infrastructures. He is a transformational P&L, IT executive who has established the vision, strategy, management and governance of major technology investments that have enabled Global operations.

Most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mr. Czubak was the chief operating officer for Network Engineering Technologies with responsibility for leading all of the company’s North America business functions, corporate development, strategy, customer solutions and service portfolio decisions. Under his leadership NET defined and implemented a new business strategy, recruited a management team, implemented process and systems that positioned the company for entry into new market segments. With a team of 2000 certified professionals, NET provided their Fortune clients with quality infrastructure solutions to over 10,000 locations throughout North America. Re-launching this national technology services company in 30 months, Gary also assumed the CIO and CTO responsibility. 

Gary joined NET from BuySide Inc., where he served as Vice President of Operations during the development and launch of a national online real estate brokerage business. In similar entrepreneur roles, Gary was a partner with Calliope, Inc., a boutique telecommunications consulting company and founder of Czubak Consulting, Inc. His professional service engagements included interim executive positions with technology companies and IT strategy development for several clients including the North Carolina, Department of Public Instruction (K-12) and the Regional Transportation Authority for Northeastern Illinois (RTA, Metra, Pace, CTA). 

Prior to consulting, Gary was VP, Information Technology & CTO with Budget Group, Inc, a world leading rental vehicle company. Gary led global computer operations and technology infrastructure, consolidated and implemented new North American call centers, and launched global online reservations with The call center and Internet projects received an “Award for Customer Contact Excellence” from Customer Interface magazine and recognition as the best web site in the rental industry by

Professional Services:
 Organization Design
  Strategic IT Planning
  Security&Disaster Recovery
  Outsource Vendor Relations
  Contract Negotiations
  Infrastructure Operations
  Customer Contact
  System Analysis & Design 
  Network Engineering
  Systems Integration
  Testing & Service Delivery
  Quality Assurance
 Interim Executive 
  Business Consulting
  BC/DR Planning
  DC Consolidation
  IT&BP Outsourcing
 Portfolio Management 
  Project Management 
  Risk Management 
  Supplier Management 
  Project Recovery
  Professional Development
Before Budget, Gary held IT leadership and call center technology positions at Ameritech (now AT&T) including Director Call Center Technology, Director Technology Management for Consumer Services, and Director of Engineering for Audiotex Services. In these and other roles at AT&T he led critical business and technology transformation projects that enabled several billion dollars of revenue growth including a multi-year 250,000 hour systems development project that established a common customer service system for 50+ million annual customer contacts. Prior to AT&T Gary held leadership and technology roles at MBT.
Gary currently partners with several solution providers leading Business Transformation, IT Strategy and CIO/CTO Advisory engagements. He co-chairs the CIO Special Interest Group for AITP and the Chicago CIO-of-the-Year-Award presented annually at the Executives Club of Chicago. Gary received PMP certification from the Project Management Institute and attended Wayne State University. Along with AITP as their President, he is an active member of PMI, SIM and TLA in Chicago. His community service includes prior leadership roles with Junior Achievement and Kiwanis in Southeastern Michigan.