As one of the world’s largest information technology management software companies, CA focuses on the management of enterprise-wide IT. Pat Gnazzo is helping keep the momentum going as the senior vice president and general manager of CA“™s public sector business. In this position, Gnazzo heads up all operations for CA’s federal, state and local business including management, administration, and regulatory matters, as well as government relations. Less than a year into his new position, Gnazzo debriefs with ExecutiveBiz readers on how his work is going, and lets us in on upcoming trends related to IT services in the federal space.
Tell us about your latest role at CA?
Pat Gnazzo: I am the senior vice president and general manager of CA“™s public sector business. That includes federal, state and local government, and education.
You have had various jobs at CA; briefly tell us your background and how you got to where you are now?
Pat Gnazzo: My previous job was at corporate headquarters for CA, where I was CA“™s first chief compliance officer (chief ethics officer). I did that for about 2 ½ years. Before that, I was with United Technologies Corporation for about 25 years, where I had various positions in operations, ethics and government Contracting. I was president of United Technologies International and head of UTC“™s Government Relations organization in Washington, D.C. I was also at Pratt & Whitney, a division of UTC, where I was deputy general counsel, and VP of Contracts. I was also VP for litigation and counsel at UTC . My career began with the Department of the Navy, where I joined as a litigator on their commercial business, and left as the chief trial attorney for the Navy and Associate General Counsel, so I managed an organization of litigators handling cases on the commercial side.