Jonah J. Czerwinski
PUBLIC SECTOR MODERNIZATION
A recognized leader in government modernization, technology, innovation, and federal public sector management, Jonah Czerwinski has more than two decades of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors developing strategy, driving transformation initiatives, and delivering results across large institutions.
Jonah is Head of U.S. Public Sector for Thoughtworks, the global technology consultancy with a 30-year track record delivering digital tech and software development innovations.
Before joining Thoughtworks, Jonah served as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and as the founding Executive Director of the VA Center for Innovation, developing new ways for the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system to expand access, increase quality, reduce costs, and improve the digital customer experience for millions members of the American public.
Head of U.S Public Sector
September 2023 - Present
Leader of the Thoughtworks public sector division, responsible for client success across all of Federal, State, and Local government clients, including growth strategy, P&L, revenue, forecasting, sales, and marketing planning and execution.
Head of Thoughtworks Federal
March 2023 - September 2023
Responsible for P&L, expansion, and growth of Thoughtworks' federal public sector business unit through strategy formulation, revenue, forecasting, sales, and marketing planning and execution.
Head of Growth, Thoughtworks Federal
November 2020 - February 2023
Responsible for revenue growth and client expansion across Thoughtworks' federal public sector business unit through growth strategy formulation, forecasting, sales, and marketing planning and execution.
Amida Technology Solution
Senior Advisor to the CEO
September 2020 - January 2021
Advised CEO and executive team on matters related to federal sector technology modernization and related policy priorities.
Vice President, Digital Services
March 2019 - September 2020
Member of the leadership team and responsible for company growth across the federal public sector with services supporting federal clients from design to deployment of scalable software solutions utilizing modern digital tools, devops practices, and Agile development.
Booz Allen Hamilton
Chief Technologist/Senior Associate
January 2017 - March 2019
Executive member of the Strategic Innovation Group responsible for leading development of new data and analytics capabilities, business models, and technologies focused on advancing health care innovation and fostering a collaborative community of startups, venture capitalists, corporate innovation partners, entrepreneurs, and academia.
Advisory Board Company (Acquired by Optum)
Managing Director, New Product Development
October 2013 - January 2017
Led the development and execution of the Firm's federal public sector go-to-market strategy and business development as a senior member of the strategy team at a publicly traded health care technology and advisory services firm.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Senior Advisor to the Secretary (SES)
February 2009 - September 2013
Served as a core member of the senior management team with responsible for agency-wide budget strategy, transformation management, and policy development across numerous operating units.
Executive Director, VA Center for Innovation
March 2010 - September 2013
Led a diverse team of technology, healthcare, and benefits delivery professionals to operate a $100M venture organization with a portfolio of over 120 innovations focused on enhancing access, increasing quality, controlling costs, and improving the customer experience at one of the Nation's largest integrated health care systems.
IBM Global Business Services
Managing Consultant, Strategy & Change
January 2007 - February 2009
Managed teams in support of large bid-and-proposal campaigns for IBM's federal public sector practice. Concurrent appointment as Senior Fellow within IBM's Global Leadership Initiative. Testified before Congress, addressed national and international media, and authored thought leadership on government modernization.
Center for the Study of the Presidency
Director of Homeland Security Projects
January 2000 - January 2007
Directed the Center’s project on “Strengthening the Transatlantic Relationship in the War on Terrorism” with specific emphasis on NATO, the EU, and G8 to evaluate long-range and short-range program objectives.
Designed and conducted a comprehensive management study on “Accelerating and Integrating National and International Efforts to Combat Smuggled Nuclear Weapons,” which led to the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office through Homeland Security Presidential Directive 15.
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Research Analyst, Office of the CEO
March 1998 - January 2000
Staff member with the CSIS Capital Markets Program focused on macroeconomic implications of the EU's common currency, the euro.
2007 – 2009
Masters of Business Administration
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Darden School of Business
1994 – 1997
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY
Teams/Clubs: Sailing Team, Philosophy Club
1989 – 1993
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
High School Diploma
College-prep Jesuit high school located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Teams/Clubs: Debate Team, Sailing Team
Rural America Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
2021 - 2022
U.S. Federal Government Service
Non-career Senior Executive Service
2010 - 2013
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force
2018 - 2019
George Washington University
Senior Fellow, Homeland Security Policy Institute
2005 - 2008
Aspen Institute - Berlin
Young Leaders Forum
German Marshall Fund of the United States
Manfred Wörner Fellow
2010 - 2013