Rodney Zech is a founder and managing partner at Clarity Partners, where he is responsible for operations, business development, and service delivery. Rod has over 20 years of general business, management, legal, accounting and consulting experience in the public and private sectors.
Throughout his consulting career, Rod has successfully managed over 75 management and IT projects with contract values totaling over $40 million, including five projects with budgets over $1 million. His expertise spans IT strategy, project management, performance measurement, business process redesign, financial analysis, software and systems implementation, IT contracting, and operations assessments and improvements.
Rod also currently serves as a partner of operations at Kinzie Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm and strategic partner of Clarity. At Kinzie, Rod supports technology implementation and improvement efforts for portfolio companies, oversees finance and accounting functions, and supports legal and operational matters.
Before founding Clarity, Rod was a principal and COO of Catalyst Consulting Group where he successfully managed over 50 consulting engagements with contracts values over $25 million. He has also worked as a senior tax consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick, managed the Chicago offices of a shipping company, and served as an assistant production manager for an agricultural firm.
Rod graduated cum laude with a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, and with distinction from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Agricultural Business Management. He is a licensed member of the Illinois Bar and a Certified Public Accountant.
Rod enjoys running, traveling, spending time with his family, and craft beer.