Meet OVPIT’s new chief of staff

Kristy Lapidus comes back to B-town after nearly two decades of IT management, consulting experience

Vice President for IT and CIO Rob Lowden has appointed Kristy Lapidus as the new chief of staff for the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology, effective March 8.  

Lapidus comes to IU most recently from Soliant Consulting, a business and technology management consulting firm with $50M in revenue, 70+ employees, and a global client base. There, she served as the Amazon Web Services practice director’s right hand, helping to drive strategic business decisions, including guiding the growth of the practice, the establishment of operational procedures, and internal and external communications. 

“I extend my gratitude to prior Chief of Staff Dan Calarco and the rest of the hiring committee that recommended Kristy,” Lowden said. “The applicant pool was large and exceptionally competitive, which made their task especially challenging. Please join me in welcoming Kristy back to IU.”  

 Lapidus has also served as fractional chief of staff at Book + Main, a software-as-a-service marketing startup, where she advised the executive team on strategic decisions. She also was founder and principal consultant at Corvo Consulting group, a business and technology management consulting practice specializing in strategic digital and human systems transformation.  

She is an AWS Certified Cloud practitioner and has earned a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University Graziadio Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Indiana University.