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Erik Goltzer

Chief Information Officer

St. Louis
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Erik is a strategic technology and operations executive who draws on his skills in IT planning, operational turnarounds, innovation, technology modernization, and IT governance to increase organizational efficiency and spur growth.

As Chief Information Officer, Erik leads a large department of nationally recognized technology professionals who ensure information security, develop advanced programs and applications, manage trial technology and e-Discovery needs, and partner with clients on unique IT initiatives.

A highly decorated veteran of the U.S. Army and the former CIO of two large full-service law firms, Erik brings over 25 years of dynamic operational leadership experience to his role as CIO. He has developed a national reputation for leading initiatives that seamlessly integrate people, process, technology, and operations. By successfully employing innovative technology planning, sound operating standards and procedures, and reliable IT infrastructure, Erik has led enterprise-wide changes that have led directly to significant cost reductions and profit maximization.

Before joining Thompson Coburn, Erik served as Chief Information & Operations Officer with Spectrum Healthcare Partners, where he was responsible for central operations, privacy and security for a 200-physician network that employed 750 people, operated 91 health care facilities across New England, and supported 14 offices corporate locations. Erik has also served as the CIO of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Birmingham, Alabama, and Miller Johnson in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In those positions, he built sophisticated IT teams, led risk management, and worked directly with firm clients, practices and executive leadership to develop innovative technology strategies.

Erik was twice recognized by Computerworld Magazine for developing and deploying a SharePoint-based enterprise-content-management system that increased efficiency, reduced risk and increased revenues.

Erik started his career in the U.S. Army, where he served in several challenging positions in both combat and support units as enlisted personnel and ultimately as a commissioned Warrant Officer. As the Chief Information Management Officer for the Gulf War Declassification Project, created through an executive order by President Bill Clinton, Erik designed and managed an automated document conversion and declassification system that processed millions of Department of Defense operational records. For this effort, he was awarded the Army's Legion of Merit, which recognizes exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. Erik is CIO of the Firm's AI Task Force.


"SharePoint’s Pivotal Role in Successful KM"
ILTA White Paper June 2012

"A CIO's Secrets of Successful Staffing"
ILTA Peer to Peer Quarterly Magazine September 2010

"Case Study: SharePoint as an Email Management Solution"
CMS Wire August 2011