Director of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
Werner comes to UW-Shared Services from UW-Extension where he was the Assistant Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO for the UW Colleges and UW-Extension. Werner has 35+ years of IT experience in both the private and public sectors where he held positions of increasing levels of leadership and responsibility, and managed teams as small as three direct reports to as large as 200 direct and indirect reports. His career has provided him the opportunity to work in multiple industries (telecommunications, law enforcement, banking, health care, consumer foods, retail, public utilities, manufacturing, finance, human resources, higher education, and various state agencies and local governments) and has exposed him to a wide variety of business models and interactions with people.
Werner’s leadership style includes relationship building, listening, challenging the status quo, innovative approaches to technical solutions, staff development, strong communication, customer service, and problem solving, all of which he considers as key components to success.
Werner earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee and a Professional Certificate in Advanced Management and Leadership from the UW-Madison.