City Government, News Release

City of Hayward announces new Director of Information Technology

July 24, 2015

(HAYWARD, CA) – The City of Hayward is pleased to announce the appointment of the City of Hayward’s new Director of Information Technology, Adam Kostrzak. Mr. Kostrzak will lead the City’s IT Department, providing strategic vision regarding the use of technology in the City organization and community and stewardship of the City’s existing IT infrastructure.  Mr. Kostrzak will begin his new role on
Monday, July 27, 2015.

Mr. Kostrzak brings a wealth of experience from the private sector with both startups and Forture 500 organizations.  He most recently worked with revolutionary light field imaging startup, Lytro, leading the team responsible for all internal IT functions within that organization.  He also worked with Yahoo! for seven years, in the capacity of Global Director of IT Platform and Support Services. Adam graduated with a BA in Management of Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

“The City is pleased to hire someone with Adam’s skill set and background to lead our Information Technology Department.  He will leverage his private sector experience to enhance internal customer responsiveness and support while identifying emerging technologies that will help the City better connect with our residents and the public,” said Fran David, City Manager.

Mr. Kostrzak states, “I am incredibly excited to join the City of Hayward. I am looking forward to being a part of the IT team and all we will accomplish moving forward. I have spent much of my career at high tech companies in the Silicon Valley, but I come from a family with a long history of civil service; this feels like returning to my roots.”

Mr. Kostrzak replaces Mr. Mark Guenther, who retired from the City in May after more than 25 years of service to the Hayward community.