Chuck Ruzicka is a vice president of research and consulting at Novarica with extensive expertise in IT leadership and business transformation, as well as technology strategy for personal lines, commercial lines, workers compensation, life and specialty lines.
He brings both a strategic and pragmatic business perspective to all aspects of information technology asset management. His experience includes IT organizational transformation, application portfolio management, infrastructure management, strategic sourcing, vendor management, process improvement methodology including Agile, quality assurance, business continuity, application performance and scalability. He has managed through periods of both rapid organic growth and growth through acquisitions.
Prior to joining Novarica, he served in a series of senior technology management positions at major insurance and financial services firms and has most recently been an independent consultant. As a consultant, he completed road maps for application portfolio upgrades, divestitures and information management strategies. He also led several successful core system software selection projects.
His prior experience includes Liberty Mutual, where he was CIO /SVP of the agency markets division and subsequently responsible for global infrastructure software and security. Ruzicka also was CIO at several regional insurance companies and was vice president at Progressive Insurance, where he was responsible for financial system architecture, billing, divisional policy and financial systems.
Ruzicka has board member experience for mutual P&C, specialty lines and software development companies.
He holds an MBA in finance from the Ohio State University.