Advisor - Information Technology Expert
Kurt Gollinger is Chief Operating Officer and a member of the corporate Executive Committee at CBI. He joined CBI in April 2018, bringing more than 20 years of business, technology, and executive leadership experience to his role with the company. Kurt is responsible for the management of CBI operations, including sales and marketing, information technology, cybersecurity, finance, human resources, and service delivery.
Prior to his work at CBI, Kurt was Chief Technology Officer North America at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, serving as the bridge between the technologists and business functions, building and managing the necessary infrastructure to enable corporate objectives. In his role as CTO, Kurt was responsible for the development and management of technology projects, cloud technologies, data centers, networks, and overall operations. Managing a team of several hundred personnel and a budget in the hundreds of millions of dollars, he led several successful change programs, while promoting a digital transformation strategy.
Before joining FCA, Kurt also spent 12 years at Samsung-Harman, where he was responsible for global information technology infrastructure and operations in 25 countries, with a diverse team of technology and business professionals. He also successfully completed an ex-pat assignment in Germany, leading an ambitious transformation initiative. During his tenure at Harman, the company grew more than 300% and successfully completed 18 acquisitions, eventually leading to an acquisition by Samsung.
Kurt lives in Oxford, Michigan, with his wife of 22 years, Kay, and their two children. He is an avid outdoorsman, auto enthusiast, and music lover who enjoys spending time with his family attending sporting events and concerts.