New leadership role provides critical technical strength and strategy to support the firm’s substantial growth.
Salas O’Brien has hired seasoned information technology leader Dan Vogt in the newly established role of Chief Information Officer. As the newest member of the firm’s senior leadership team, Vogt will support the firm’s continued growth through strategic technical advancement and responsiveness to emerging industry trends.
Vogt brings over 30 years of experience in information technology, primarily in leadership positions for international companies, most recently serving as CIO for Burrtec Industries, Inc. His areas of specialization have included mergers & acquisitions; compliance; security; and the creation of proprietary, innovative software and hardware.
At Salas O’Brien, Vogt will lead the firm’s existing IT team while providing expanded guidance related to cybersecurity, risk management, and compliance, and exploring the use of data and emerging technologies to enhance solution delivery and client experience.
“How we do business and serve our clients is directly related to our technical infrastructure and ability to innovate,” said Darin Anderson, Salas O’Brien chairman and CEO. “Dan will play an important role in ensuring we are properly positioned to achieve our growth goals, while mitigating risks and delivering value- and data-driven solutions. Our mission is to be the most respected engineering and technical services firm in the world, and I know that Dan is a natural fit for helping us get there.”
“I’m drawn to high-growth companies and was especially impressed with Salas O’Brien,” stated Vogt. “The people, energy, enthusiasm, and shared vision have created a solid foundation for past and future success. I see great opportunities to build on that foundation, ensuring an enterprise-grade infrastructure while further positioning Salas O’Brien to mitigate risks, leverage the power of data, implement innovative technologies, and enhance customer experiences.”
Vogt is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Webster University, and the University of California, Irvine. He is actively involved in technology communities as a longstanding member of the Society of Information Management, IEEE Information Theory Society, and Steve Heckler’s Community of Practice with other leading CIOs and executives.