OpTech, a Troy-based IT, engineering, healthcare, and financial solutions provider, Feb. 6 announced that John Fikany, who formerly held vice president positions at Microsoft, Oracle Corp., and Quicken Loans, was appointed to OpTech’s Board of Directors.
“We are very pleased to have John join our Board and Executive Committee,” says Ronia Kruse, president and CEO of OpTech. “John is a proven transformational leader and industry disruptor. I am confident that he will bring tremendous impact to the team, as well as our valued OpTech Partners and Customers. We will benefit immediately from his insights, relationships, and his extensive community involvement.”
In his new role, Fikany will provide ideas to OpTech’s professional services and technology business priorities.
Fikany brings with him nearly 30 years of technology and industry leadership experience. Before coming to OpTech, he worked for Microsoft for 13 years and was vice president of Microsoft’s Central Region Enterprise Business. Most recently, he was the vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development for Rock Holdings/Quicken Loans, where he was responsible for community and employer branding efforts. He was in charge of the Quicken Loans intern program and was also a partner on the Bedrock Real Estate team. Fikany served as a vice president at Oracle Corp. for eight years.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Economic Club, Focus: HOPE, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, and the Parade Company, and is a Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee Board Member. He is a recipient of the Global Citizenship Award.
He is a graduate of Central Michigan University and recently received an Honorary Doctorate in Science and Technology from the university.
“I have always admired OpTech for creating a company culture around integrity, diversity, and inclusion, their commitment to customers, employees, and the community,” says Fikany. “I’m extremely excited to join Ronia and her leadership team that continues to innovate and develop game-changing, modernized solutions that help optimize their client’s talent and technology portfolios.”
OpTech is a professional services firm providing technology and engineering services to Fortune 1000 and government clients. OpTech’s leadership and innovative solutions address the critical technology needs of its clients in the banking, manufacturing, insurance, utility, healthcare, and government sectors, particularly in data analytics, cyber security, connected vehicle and embedded systems, and IT managed services.