Rob Klause brings seventeen years of experience in the management, design, and development of high profile, high traffic web properties and database and desktop applications within both the private and Federal sectors.
Currently the Open Source Practice Director at Siteworx, Rob is skilled in identifying the tools, infrastructure and business needs necessary to achieve client online goals. Prior to joining Siteworx, Rob served as the Executive Office of the President Web Manager until December 2009. At the White House, Rob oversaw the transition of the President George W. Bush website to the National Archives, while simultaneously leading a successful launch of President Obama’s new WhiteHouse.gov at 12:05 PM on Inauguration Day.
Over the first year of the Obama Administration, Rob, working closely with the White House New Media Office, built an unmatched robust infrastructure to support record site traffic, multiple high-definition video streams, high levels of interactivity, and relaunched the site on an entirely open-source platform. As Web Manager, Rob led the ongoing planning, support and operations of the White House web properties and online citizen engagement, while directing the technology, budget, staff and time of a White House Web team of 20.
During an earlier engagement at the White House under President George W. Bush, Rob introduced new multimedia infrastructure, processes, and communications technology to the White House web site to reach a broader streaming-media audience. He managed multiple White House web properties,and redesigned WhiteHouse.gov and Results.gov web sites for the Bush Administration.
In between his two White House terms of service, Rob was Vice Pesident of Interactive Technology for Ogilvy Public Relations’ 360 Digital Influence Practice. While with Ogilvy, his team managed the technical design, programming, and quality assurance testing of the building and deployment of digital properties and projects for clients such as The Ford Motor Company, DuPont, the Centers for Disease Control, and Quaker Oats.
Rob has also spent several years leading software development groups with the Internet and network security companies CyberTrust (Verizon Business Unit) and Consul Risk Management, an IBM company. Over the course of his career, Rob has developed solutions and applications for the DOT, EPA, FEMA, and DoD.
Rob currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife Tonya, and two children.
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