Meet the members of CGI's management
George D. Schindler - Chief Operating Officer
In May 2015, George D. Schindler was appointed Chief Operating Officer of CGI, where he plays a key role in the development and execution of the company’s global strategy.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Schindler served as President of the U.S. business from 2011, delivering a broad range of technology and business services to commercial and government clients. In this role, he led the strategy and growth of CGI’s nearly $3 billion U.S. business and a team of more than 11,000 professionals focused on harnessing technology to help Fortune 500 clients drive growth and government clients deliver value-added citizen services.
With nearly three decades of technology industry expertise, Mr. Schindler is known for profitably growing businesses, developing people and partnering with clients to ensure commitments are met. In prior leadership roles with CGI, Mr. Schindler led the company’s nearly $2 billion Canadian operations, led its banking and investments group, and was responsible for its operations in the Greater New York region.
From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Schindler served as President of CGI Federal, a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary serving U.S. government clients. As President, he led the integration of a $1 billion acquisition into the federal group, adding capabilities and scale to the overall U.S. business. Under his leadership, CGI Federal was named Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year in recognition of its impact on clients, industry, and the community.
Mr. Schindler joined CGI through the company’s acquisition of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), where he held various management and consulting positions in the U.S. and Canada in support of commercial and government clients.
Mr. Schindler serves as a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, an independent organization of senior corporate executives who bring a business perspective to critical U.S. economic issues. He also sits on the Board of Directors for The Catalogue for Philanthropy—Greater Washington and is on the Business Advisory Board of the Department of Applied Information Technology at the George Mason University School of Engineering.
A recognized industry leader, Mr. Schindler has twice been named a Top 100 Leader by Federal Computer Week and he frequently speaks and writes about technology and business strategy topics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Purdue University.