David McCurdy is an accomplished professional and thought leader who has been sought after to speak both nationally and abroad. Before joining the public sector in September 2014, he acquired more than 17 years’ experience working in IT as a programmer, system engineer, architect, and executive across the telecommunications, finance, healthcare fields.
David spent the past ten years at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) during which time CHI grew from a holding company to one of the largest healthcare systems in the country and provided over $715 million in charity care in the year 2013 alone. In his roles as CHI’s Associate Vice President and Chief Enterprise Architect, David led a 1,000 person IT organization that serviced hospitals and clinics across the country and was responsible for setting standards and strategic direction of IT. His key accomplishments include the build out of three primary data centers, centralization and reorganization of IT, the build out of new ERP and business management systems, and the implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
Prior to Catholic Health Initiatives, David served as Manager of Special projects for AT&T Broadband now Comcast where he was responsible for leading programs that built cable and telephony billing systems. Additionally, he was also part of the core team that built the financial, human resources, and business management systems.
David’s interest in technology began in high school when he was selected to work on the Cray Supercomputers at Los Alamos National Labs. This early success drove him into his career as a technology professional. Today David holds multiple certifications and memberships from leading organizations, such as the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), Citrix, CompTIA, Microsoft, Cerner, and Gartner. David spent much of his childhood as a military dependent before establishing roots in Colorado.
A family man, David, his wife, Jennifer, and two sons have called Colorado home for the last 15 years and wouldn't live anywhere else. After serving patients and hospitals around the country, he now looks forward to serving the State and people of Colorado. "My passion is knowing how our work with technology makes a positive difference in the world every day."