Rob Zelinka

CIO, Jack Henry & Associates

Rob Zelinka is the Chief Information Officer for Jack Henry & Associates (JHA). JHA is a leading provider of integrated technology platforms financial institutions need to process financial transactions, automate business process & manage mission-critical customer and business information. JHA is listed as one of Forbes 2017 best large employers in the IT, Internet, Software and Services category.

Rob has significant leadership experience navigating organizations on their path to leverage and monetize investments in people and digital technologies. Joining JHA from FMC Technologies, a global market leader in subsea systems and leading provider of technologies and services to the oil and gas industry where he served as the Director, Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations. Previously, Rob was Head of Information Technology for PROS, a revenue and profit realization company, providing SaaS-based data analytics solutions to customers across many diverse industries. 

Rob is a dynamic, results-oriented executive who identifies business issues first and develops strategies to incorporate technology with operational improvements which move the organization toward optimizing stakeholder value.  He has a long history of improving business success through the support provided by leading edge technology innovations and applications that increase efficiencies in business operations and improve customer service focus.

There are several themes that run through Rob’s career and the many successes which set him apart from other information technology executives.  First, he is a pragmatic businessperson and a transformational leader. He is a collaborative business leader who works well at all levels of the organization and is a valued member of the top executive team responsible for increasing stake holder value. While he has a high level of technical knowledge, he defines his role as participating in the leadership of the business and integrating information technology to support the initiatives and goals of the organization.

Rob has been extremely successful in designing, developing and implementing large, enterprise-wide information technology systems on time, within budget, and in line with the initial objectives identified for these systems. Rob is recognized for his experience and knowledge gained through working in complex and global organizations. Finally, Rob has a history of developing cohesive and well-functioning teams that work together to achieve objectives.  He has achieved this by hiring and mentoring top-notch people, minimizing turnover by cultivating a positive and open working environment, and leading by example based on his strong technical background.

Rob is active in a number of IT networking organizations including CIO Leadership Network, CIO Executive Summit, and SIM.