Dr. Szczurek is the co-founder and previous Chief Executive Officer of Radish. She resigned as CEO to become the State of Colorado’s Chief Information Officer in January 2019. The newly elected Governor, Jared Polis, appointed her to lead over 1000 statewide staff to drive information technology, cybersecurity, and digital transformation solutions and support state agencies with missions critical to serving Coloradans. She won the Colorado CIO of the Year in the public sector.
Szczurek leaves an impressive record of co-founding and leading Radish Systems (Radish 2.0) since 2009 when smart devices and mobile communications were just becoming contenders for conducting business in the USA and worldwide. Radish quickly became the pioneer “voice with visuals” technology that has since become the status quo in mobile communications. Previously, as co-founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Planning Officer of Radish 1.0, Szczurek was key in transforming the start-up into a thriving firm that sold for over $40 million.
As CEO of Technology and Management Solutions, LLC she helps clients grow exponentially through strategic planning/execution, market/customer/sales development, IT oversight/cybersecurity/digital transformation, and organization/leadership development. With extensive board experience, she serves as a corporate board member for Western Colorado University and Radish 2.0. She wrote the Amazon-bestseller, Pursuit of Passionate Purpose, which provides her proven, step-by-step formula for success.
Szczurek began her career with eight years at AT&T Bell Laboratories and AT&T International, first designing and greatly improving performance of business information systems and then producing large-scale revenue growth by managing their delivery into world markets. She holds an MS in Operations Research from Stanford University and an MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration (with a focus in Marketing and Organization Development) from the University of Colorado.