Chas Shaffer

Chief Information Officer &
Chief Information Security Officer
Corporate Services

With more than 30 years of senior IT leadership, innovation and collaboration experience, Chas has been at the forefront of technology innovation supporting commercial and public sector. In 2021, Chas was recognized by his peers and awarded the Enterprise 2021 CapitalCIO of the Year® ORBIE® Award, one of the most prestigious accolades for excellence in his profession.

At the formation of Guidehouse, Chas pioneered and drove our “cloud-first” deployment and business transformation strategy, which continues to provide real-time expansion support, consistent customer support and remote-workforce operations during the pandemic which proved critical to supporting our clients needs and the firms rapid growth demands globally. As a result of Chas’ vision, our ‘cloud-first’ strategy is recognized as best in class and enables our ability to rapidly respond to our clients needs as our workforce expands to support our engagements.   

Under Chas' dedicated leadership, a global team of more than 500 IT professionals guarantee corporate information and data security, IT strategy, cloud solutions, networking, end-user devices and back-office systems.  

As a respected leadership team member, Chas’s responsibilities were recently expanded to include the newly formed CTO organization focused on delivering new digital solutions and technology services.

Before joining Guidehouse, Chas was CIO for the Public Sector function of a large global consultancy. He was also a CIO partner and held project executive and IT managing director roles at a large, global tech firm and global management consultancy.


B.S. Engineering Technology, Old Dominion University


Memberships, Certificates & Activities:

Project Management Professional Certified

Engineer-in-Training Certification

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