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Joseph Balitewicz

BA 1991, Political Science

Director Modern Delivery – KPMG, LLP

For nearly 25 years, I have worked to solve my client’s problems. I plan, direct and execute technology programs utilizing modern delivery techniques across a variety of industries. As a director at KPMG, I get to work on really cool projects for clients around the world as they attempt to transform from their current state to something radically different.

Using a team approach, I have delivered projects to banks, pharmaceutical firms, software as a service (SaaS) corporations, insurance companies, and more. I have participated and led software implementations, tax controversies, fraud, money laundering, and other projects that come across my desk.

As a long time practicing program manager, I define scope, set expectations, work across teams, and interact with various stakeholders at all levels including C-Suite officers. As the conductor of a client’s engagement, I help mitigate risks, resolve issues and ensure that all team members have a clear understanding of the project, its inputs and outputs and how we will be successful. I am able to lead clients through all phases of an engagement from assessment to design and through implementation. I help client’s see the wide angle lens as well as the detail. I build the right teams and let them work together to help drive the best solution for the short and long terms.

Prior to joining KPMG, I served as the Chief Operations Officer for InContext Solutions, a start-up firm, where I led and managed the day to day operations.

I started my career at Navigant Consulting, where I cut my teeth managing the movement of lots of files for insurance liquidations. This actually introduced me to the world of project management where the order of activities is extremely important. Breaking down large daunting tasks into manageable activities was paramount to not being paralyzed while working with teams became the norm.

I graduated from Purdue in 1991 with a degree in Political Science. While at Purdue, I was a member Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity, elected to several positions, served as an Old Masters Student Host, and was awarded a position as an Indiana State Senate Intern for the 1990-91 session.

I stormed Ross Ade twice, once when we beat Notre Dame in 1997 and in 2000 when we beat Ohio State – games perhaps your parent’s attended. I attended a lot of basketball games at Mackey and have seen the Boilers play several March Madness games.

I live in Chicago with my wife Bridget a graduate of Ball State and Loyola University Chicago, our cat Florence and regularly attend games rooting for both the Cubs and Sox. We are avid travelers, trying to visit as many counties and national parks as possible.