Title: Information Technology Executive, Executive Coach, Business Advisor
Company: K2 Innovation
Location: Oakdale, California, United States
Kent Kushar, Information Technology Executive, Executive Coach, and Business Advisor at K2 Innovation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business management.
Mr. Kushar entered the field of information technology at a time when he believes nobody else wanted to. In 1963, he came upon an opportunity to be a night computer operator. Though it was only a part-time job while he was in college, Mr. Kushar liked the work and decided to pursue it as his primary profession. It would later transition into an appreciation and passion for the business industry as a whole. He graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and completed postgraduate coursework later on at Harvard University Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His education provided him with all the necessary qualifications to succeed in the business world.
In the early days of his career, Mr. Kushar worked in management positions at both IBM-ROLM Subsidiary and Unisys International Services Group. This experience, along with some work in consulting, proved to be beneficial when he began advancing to positions that required more knowledge and practice. From 1995 until 2015, Mr. Kushar was the vice president and chief information officer at E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto, California. In 2015, he founded K2 Innovation. He is still with the company today. Mr. Kushar’s admirable work ethic resulted in an induction into the Chief Information Officer Hall of Fame from CIO Magazine in 2013, as well as the title of Number One IT Organization in the United States in 2004. These honors are the highlight of Mr. Kushar’s career, as they signify being seen as a senior executive by his peers. As a further testament to his professional success, Mr. Kushar is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World, as well as the 37th edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Business.
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