GITEC Board Member
Chief Information Officer for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Mr. David L Zeppieri currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). A government owned corporation, OPIC’s mission is to facilitate U.S. private investment in developing countries and emerging markets around the world. As CIO, Mr. Zeppieri is responsible for the acquisition and use of information technology solutions to improve agency performance and service to the public. Mr. Zeppieri is also responsible for formulating and articulating the agency’s policy, position, and response on current or emerging information technology and its relationship to U.S. private investment in developing nations.
Prior to joining OPIC, Mr. Zeppieri served as Director for Strategic Development for Project Performance Corporation. Among his responsibilities, Zeppieri led the company’s federal strategic development and managed the operations of its applications development and system integration projects. He also oversaw several civilian sector agency contracts such as FAA, the National Parks Service, and FDA. Mr. Zeppieri had profit and loss responsibilities for two important practices within this management consulting firm: the Software Solutions, and Systems Integration practices. These efforts exceeded figures in the twenty million dollar range. Mr. Zeppieri also acted as a “Special Advisor” to the CEO of Project Performance Corporation. In this capacity he had routine meetings and discussions with the company’s senior management team in hopes of promoting cross functional integration improvements across all Lines of Business. This integration enabled the sum of the parts to be greater then the whole. Clear delineation and clarity on responsibilities became the strategic focus of PPC. Mr. Zeppieri assisted in developing and sustaining the PPC business plan and concept of operations.
Mr. Zeppieri joined the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on July 12, 2004 as the Chief Information Officer; he was responsible for ensuring the availability of effective mission-critical support to those who serve on the front line of homeland security. At TSA he completed a Microsoft migration effort and provided connectivity to all the FSD (Federal Security Directors) at the airports. This provided a view of the common operational picture for the first time of these critical stakeholders. He managed one of the biggest outsourced contracts in government, finding over fifty million in cost savings in the first six months.
In his role as Chief Information Officer at OJP, Mr. Zeppieri served as a major change-agent, focusing on modernizing OJP’s Grant Management IT processing and modernizing the department to a Portal/Internet-based communications and service delivery environment. He managed and oversaw integrated OJP information technology business planning, policy, evaluation, and service delivery systems for nine Program Offices and six support offices. These efforts supported the operation for over 1,200 internal customers and 15,000 external customers nationwide. He has made exceptional progress in overseeing the implementation of complex systems, including the development and roll out of a new Grant Management Systems design which provided substantial benefits in productivity and capacity for OJP. He began the consolidation of all major IT initiatives, such as IFMIS and legacy systems under one umbrella.
Mr. Zeppieri brings more than twenty years of experience as an IT professional. He has a proven track record to jump start complex projects and of turning around failing projects. He is committed to business driven processes and excellent customer support. He is results-oriented with a broad background in strategic planning, project management, application development, system integration and reengineering for several public and private companies. He is skilled in product definition, design, planning, budgeting, life cycle methodologies, and team building. He has the proven ability to identify and articulate technological opportunity, and to work closely with executive management teams. He is a progressive, resourceful, well-organized professional who effectively meets tight deadlines and works well in a multi-organizational environment. He adapts quickly to change, thrives on solving problems, and enjoys tough challenges.
He was won numerous awards including the CIO 100 Award for Resourceful IT Management Practices from CIO Magazine, and the 2004 Federal CIO Award from Federal Computer Week and Computerworld Premiere 100 IT professionals.
GITEC member since 2010