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Biography PhotoRob Banwarth
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Rob Banwarth, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, has more than 20 years of experience leading large development and infrastructure organizations both domestically and internationally. Rob is responsible for K12's Information Technology strategy, deploying solutions that align with the overall company goals and objectives, and managing K12's infrastructure platforms to be highly scalable and available. 

Prior to joining K12, Mr. Banwarth served as Chief Information Officer for Smartlink LLC, a nationwide recruiting and site development company focused on delivering solutions for new and existing carrier communications infrastructures. In this role, he successfully designed, delivered and supported the technology strategy that drove profitability. This included the delivery and execution of Smartlink LLC's Information Technology enterprise class applications, infrastructure and support services that drive customer acquisition, revenue, CRM, SFA, HRIS, analytics, billing, and financial reporting functions. 

Before joining Smartlink LLC, Mr. Banwarth served as Vice President of Commercial Operations at GXS, where he was responsible for delivery and support for datacenters, network, infrastructure and support applications globally. Prior to that, he was Vice President of IT Operations for SiriusXM Satellite Radio and its predecessor company, XM Satellite Radio. Mr. Banwarth has held leadership positions with Sprint Nextel, XO Communications and MCI Communications.

Mr. Banwarth holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Strayer University.