OCIO/IST Organizational Design Project

In October 2020, we kicked off our Organizational Design Project (ODP) to create an organization that is positioned to both manage the impacts of the campus financial situation and is prepared to strategically meet the needs of our institution going forward. 


Build an agile central IT organization that serves as astrategic partnerwith the UC Berkeley community to efficiently deliver campus IT services. Create a structure and culture that isinclusive, actively embraces diversity and equity,where IT professionals can do their best work


As we move into the fall semester, ODP has concluded its first workstream of Phase 4. This entailed announcing our new functional organizational structure along with the Executive Leadership Team (ExLT)and the role cross-functional teams (ACTs) will play in fostering collaboration between functional units. The new ExLT was put in place immediately to lead the next steps in our organizational design work. 

The focus is now squarely on our next two workstreams. First, the members of the ExLT are working with Directors and Managers to finalize the design of their functional units to include each and every individual contributor.

Second, recruiting for leadership positions as well as other ODP-critical roles is now gaining momentum; job descriptions for new positions are being written, approved positions are being posted, and reclassifications are being drafted.

These activities will carry us well into November, and closer to the official launch of our new IT organization!

ODP Timeline & Progress


Phase 4 Detailed Design: Workstream Schedule

Phase 4 Detailed Workstreams

ODP Process Advisory Committee (ODP PAC)

This committee advises the CIO on the project’s process but does not make decisions about the future organization or personnel assignments.

Jenn Stringer

AVC for IT and CIO

David Greenbaum

Project Consultant

Liz Marsh

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff

Terence Phuong

Chief Financial Officer

Gert Reynaert

Project Manager

ODP Project Team

This team supports the project through phase two to gather and analyze information about organizational strengths and weaknesses and campus IT services and functions.

David Greenbaum

Project Consultant

Gert Reynaert

Project Manager

Rita Rosenthal

Communications Manager

Clarissa Fermin

Administrative Officer

Stephanie Dunn

Executive Assistant

Isaac Mankita

Business and Finance Analyst


If you have questions not already addressed in the FAQs, please send them to Gert Reynaert