John Krull joins the Strategic Partnerships Inc. (SPI) Team as a consultant with years of experience as a chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO) and the founder of a technology firm.
John has led digital transformation aligned to K-12 strategy and equity objectives in large, urban school systems for 15 years. Two years ago, he launched a consultancy focused on digital transformation. Previously, he had been a systems engineer and manager at a multinational technology company, a director at a startup, and a teacher in Washington state.
To achieve organization vision and strategy, as a CIO and CTO in K-12 jurisdiction and as a consultant, John champions modern secure hybrid-cloud infrastructure, integrated enterprise systems, and the software, services, training, and support to drive continuous improvement. He advises on cloud, data systems, and platforms for leadership and stakeholders to improve operations, data-based decisions, collaboration, engagement, equity, and transparency while ensuring security, reliability, operational excellence, efficiency, and cost optimization.
John emphasizes user-centered design with a focus on equity – where resources are focused on the most in need, are in compliance with federal regulations, and uphold the highest standards in security and data privacy.
He serves on the city of Seattle Community Technology Board that advises Mayor Jenny Durkan and the City Council on issues of digital equity, digital inclusion, cybersecurity, privacy, and smart cities.
John earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in education from the University of Washington, and he obtained several technology certifications including AWS Certified Cloud Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Network Operations Manager, and Certified Chief Technology Officer.
John has earned numerous awards and is particularly proud of the Microsoft’s “Ship It” Award, and the Believe, Inspire, Empower Award from South Lake High School in Seattle.