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PI Fellows: Christopher Heath

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Christopher Heath | PI Fellow, Enterprise Architecture and Technology


Christopher Heath is a fellow with The Performance Institute (PI), supporting nonpartisan, think tank efforts to improve government performance through the principles of transparency, accountability, performance, and engagement. In his role at PI, Heath oversees Institute policy research and recommendations to assist federal, state and local government agencies embrace transformational technologies and move beyond legacy systems to improve services to the taxpayer.

In addition to his Fellow role at the Institute, Christopher Heath serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Robbins Gioia’s (RG) where he is responsible for RG’s practice management and solution design organization, as well as RG’s internal IT infrastructure. In addition to his role as CTO, Christopher serves as the practice manager for Enterprise Architecture and is the author of the EA2 capability area.

Christopher Heath rejoined RG as Chief Technology Officer May 2012. Christopher first joined RG in 2001 and served as CIO, managing the company’s technology division. His technology initiatives served as a catalyst in increasing business continuity and driving growth as the company scaled from $67 million to a record $115 million in five years and he led the firm’s technology strategy during two consecutive acquisitions. Prior to returning to RG, he operated a consultancy serving the U.S. Intelligence Community. From 2007 through 2012, he authored and implemented back office enterprise application architectures for the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). These systems enabled the Americas National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC) to coordinate and disseminate mission critical operational intelligence rapidly to key strategic operational and tactical decision-makers in our global war on terror.

Previously, Christopher served as CIO of Universata Incorporated, a Maryland-based company he co-founded. The company started as a small software development firm but ultimately developed a business systems and enterprise datacenter solution, DataVersata, and a national Electronic Medical Records Exchange (eMRX). Upon successful completion of its acquisition cycle, Universata’s eMRX operated in 450+ hospitals and clinics in 22 states. As its co-founder and CIO, Christopher was vital in Universata’s successful climb to its current place as third-largest ROI provider in healthcare, and he remained involved as a shareholder and board advisor through its sale in 2011. Christopher holds a BA from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is a graduate of the Gartner CIO Academy. Recognizing balance as an essential in life, Christopher annually supports PGA Tour charities, as well as the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and the USO, and is an active member of the Tournament Players Club – Potomac at Avenel Farm.


Chief Technology Officer, Robbins Gioia


Marist College
Gartner CIO Academy