Chief Information Officer
Share Our StrengthPronouns: He / Him / His
Rich Kostro is the Chief Information Officer at Share Our Strength, an organization working to end childhood hunger in the US and abroad. He is responsible for implementing new technology solutions, improving the accessibility to and utility of enterprise data, and mitigating cyber security and privacy risks.
Prior to joining Share Our Strength, Rich was the Director of Business Integration and Transformation for the Chief Information Security Officer at Capital One, where he led multiple efforts to implement strategic initiatives, improve budget management, and build talent pipelines. Rich also spent nearly 15 years as a strategic consultant, working with both large and small consulting firms, and built an independent consulting practice that provided services to Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) at the FBI, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Smithsonian Institutes, as well as a number of private sector firms. Rich also spent two years as a political appointee in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and continues to serve as an Army Reserve Officer, with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and a successful record of commanding Soldiers in both State-side and overseas environments. He earned his BS and MBA from Georgetown University and currently serves on three outside advisory boards.