October 04, 2016

Claire Rutkowski Named Bentley Systems' CIO

Rutkowski Brings Engineering Firm Leadership Experience; Joins Bentley’s Executive Cabinet

EXTON, Pa., U.S.A. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that Claire Rutkowski has joined Bentley as chief information officer and will lead Bentley’s global IT organization, shaping and delivering a technology agenda across Bentley’s global business. She will collaborate with executive and business leadership teams to ensure Bentley leverages the most advanced technology solutions to achieve the business goals of Bentley and its users. Ms. Rutkowski joins the company’s executive cabinet and reports to David Hollister, operations advancement officer at Bentley.

Ms. Rutkowski comes to Bentley from MWH Global where she served as chief information officer and was responsible for delivering IT strategy, services, and support to 7,000 engineering professionals globally. Rutkowski joined MWH in 1998 and served in several global and regional leadership positions during her career.

Commenting on Ms. Rutkowski’s appointment, David Hollister said, “Claire is an accomplished IT professional and a strategic thinker who has a history of executing with precision. Her career has thrived with a commitment to quality, a passion for collaboration, and a knack for helping her colleagues leverage technology to improve the way they collaborate across global teams. She also brings to Bentley a valuable perspective gained from serving as CIO at one of our large user organizations. We are confident that Claire will energetically advance our IT organization and our cloud and managed services infrastructure to the next level, bringing further innovation, quality, credibility, and value to our internal stakeholders and external users alike.”

Ms. Rutkowski holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, a professional project management certification, and a specialist certificate in IT project management. She has won several awards, notably iCMG’s Global CIO of the Year Award, Constructech’s Top 50 Women in Construction Award, a Stevie Award for Women in Business, and a Vision Award for the application of virtual reality to engineering and construction projects. Ms. Rutkowski has been a featured speaker at Oracle, Gartner, and Project Management Institute conferences.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is a global leader in providing architects, engineers, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators with comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley users leverage information mobility across disciplines and throughout the infrastructure lifecycle to deliver better-performing projects and assets. Bentley solutions encompass MicroStation applications for information modeling, ProjectWise collaboration services to deliver integrated projects, and AssetWise operations services to achieve intelligent infrastructure – complemented by worldwide professional services and comprehensive managed services.

Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 3,000 colleagues in over 50 countries, more than $600 million in annual revenues, and since 2009 has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions.

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