Chris O'Brien

Partner and Segment Leader

State & Local Government

Chicago , IL

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Chris is a partner and leads Guidehouse’s State and Local Government practice.  He has more than 25 years of experience helping to transform local governments, specializing in modernizing their economies, solving critical policy problems and identifying ways to leverage technology as an enabler of change. Chris has partnered with mayors and governors from leading U.S. and international cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Barcelona and Astana. Additionally, Chris leads the Guidehouse team of more than 100 consulting professionals dedicated to improving the quality of our communities and local governments.

Prior to joining Guidehouse, Chris served as the chief information officer for the city of Chicago for six years, helping Mayor Richard M. Daley to revitalize the nation’s third largest city. Chris and the Chicago team stood up the country’s first 311 customer call center and implemented a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, while also deploying tools to connect citizens with their government.

M.B.A., JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University
B.A., Catholic University of America. Washington, D.C.

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