Garry Bezruki

Director of Strategic Initiatives - Office of the CAO

Forward Thinking Leadership that Leverages IT for Accelerated Growth!

A proven and successful City of Waterloo Director of Information Management and Technology Services, with over 29 years of experience overseeing successful operations. Demonstrated effective management and staff retention/engagement productivity strategies, yielding long-term satisfaction and results. Proven ability to facilitate collaboration among multiple internal departments and external corporate partners to create and complete innovative and revenue producing projects. A recognized leader within the IT community promoting IT as an enablement tool for attaining business objectives and goals. Consistently demonstrates exceptional abilities in the following areas:


 • Innovative Large Scale IT Infrastructure & Enterprise Systems including GIS
 • Excellent Staff Retention Strategies & Succession Planning
 • Collaborative Partner, Team Builder & Corporate Liaison
 • Pre-emptiveDevelopment Planning
 • Leader that Hires, Trains, Coaches IT Staff & Ensures Performance for Real Results
 • Strong Communicator with Diverse Clients & Stakeholders
 • Determine IT Centric Policies & Procedures
  Service Delivery & Customer Service
 • Operations Management & Creation of Capital & Operating Budgets
 • Consensus Builder Bridging Business needs and Technology
 • Negotiate Project Contracts & Service Level Agreements
 • Strategic & Tactical Planning