March 29, 2023
OST Names Lisa Jilek New President & CEO
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota; GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – OST, an IT digital services consultancy, has appointed interim CEO Lisa Jilek as permanent President & CEO.
In an industry that’s ever evolving, Jilek possesses the critical skillsets to lead an organization that must always be open to new ideas and innovations to best serve their clients. Jilek’s appointment positions OST to expand its reach nationwide.
“Since joining OST four years ago, Lisa has shown the leadership qualities and ability needed to meet our clients’ needs in innovative ways,” said Ron Unger, Chairman and CEO of Koniag, OST’s parent company. “She leads by example and aptly applies learnings to the myriad of challenges OST’s clients face.”
For aspirational and market-leading companies, OST is the partner for strategizing, building, and running digital products and services or infrastructure to enable a digital backbone. OST works cross-functionally to bring value at each stage of a digital journey, first determining how digital initiatives can help them meet their goals, architecting the right solution for the strategy, then building that solution and managing it to stay relevant and valuable into the future.
“OST will compete as a top player in our space,” Jilek said. “We’ll continue to attract and retain top talent. And we’re not going to compare ourselves to other firms in our space, we’re going to do it uniquely our way – not just talking but walking the walk for what it means to be a technology consulting firm at the intersection of tech and human-centered design that leads with our Core Values as our North Star.”
OST has ambitious goals for the next ten years, growing as a nationally recognized digital consulting firm that empowers the best and the brightest to deliver world class, needle-moving outcomes for our clients. Jilek’s appointment to the CEO role strengthens OST’s presence in Minneapolis. OST is also proud to note that over 75% of our Executive Leadership team is led by women.
Lisa has a history of proven success in growing OST’s business during her tenure at OST. And that success has been a natural outcome of her prior experience as the vice president of sales and marketing within OST and as an entrepreneurial leader throughout her career. Lisa was the founder and CEO of Revved Results, Inc., specializing in improving revenue and profitability by incorporating high-impact ROI sales and marketing strategies. Later, she held leadership positions at Thomson Reuters and built a CRM Center of Excellence to manage global Salesforce instances and develop best-in-class enterprise lead-to-cash processes. Then, before joining OST, Lisa was Senior Director of Sales Operations at Stratasys, where she was directly responsible for new selling motions that improved go-to-market capability.
“OST has an incredible team, strong and capable leadership and a clear purpose to do work that matters and makes a difference for our clients and our communities,” Jilek said. “I’m so honored to serve in this role to help OST partner with clients as a digital catalyst to leverage the power of technology to impact human lives and experiences.”
OST is an integrated, cross-functional business technology firm bringing together strategy and insights, digital experiences, connected products, data center transformation and enterprise managed services as we work alongside clients to optimize and grow their businesses. OST’s purpose is to care deeply for our people and do work that matters, allowing us to make an impact on our employees, our clients, and our communities for generations to come. OST has offices in Michigan and Minnesota with teammates across the nation. Our customers include organizations ranging from startups to global Fortune 500 companies. With an employee-first culture driving our success, OST has been recognized for excellence, including in Inc. Magazine’s 5,000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, in CRN’s Tech Elite 250 and as a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For.