Rodney S. Zech
Rodney Zech is a founder and managing partner at Clarity Partners.
has over 20 years of general business, management, legal, accounting, and consulting experience in both the public and private sectors.
consulting projects include planning, managing, and implementing medium and large general management and information technology projects covering several industries, including government, distribution, education, information technology, construction management, and real estate finance.
specializes in IT strategy, project management, performance measurement, business process redesign, financial analysis, software and systems implementation, IT contracting, and operations assessments and improvements.
He has successfully managed and directed over 75 management and IT consulting projects, with aggregate contract values in excess of $40 million, including five projects with budgets in excess of $1 million.
Prior to founding Clarity Partners, Mr. Zech served as a Principal and COO of Catalyst Consulting Group, where he successfully managed and directed over 50 consulting engagements with contracts valued at over $25 million.
These projects included the successful completion of a large software development project for standardization of a state's voter registration data, implementation of prototype kiosks that combined real-time public transit data with local tourism information to promote the use of public transit, and creation of the strategic plan and management of an $18 million year-2000 program for the third largest school district in the country.
In his career before Clarity, Mr. Zech worked as a senior tax consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick where he assisted clients with complex domestic and international tax issues.
also managed the Chicago offices of a shipping company, which he
reengineered to significantly increase profitability and customer retention.
Earlier, Mr. Zech worked as an assistant production manager for an agricultural firm and he also taught public speaking at the University of Illinois.
Mr. Zech graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law.
He graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business Management.
Mr. Zech is a licensed member of the Illinois Bar and a Certified Public Accountant.