Fred Kauber is currently the Managing Director and CTO of CAIS Group, where he leads all the technology platform development and corporate marketing initiatives.
Previously, Kauber served as the CTO of TRANZACT, a performance marketing firm which provides innovative customer acquisition solutions to Fortune 500 insurance companies via a hybrid software as a service (SaaS)/call center sales model. In this capacity, he led the launch of solutions such as autoinsurance.com and directhealth.com, which are joint ventures with Walmart and which serve as comparative auto/health insurance quoting and purchasing portals for Walmart’s 150 million consumers.
Prior to joining TRANZACT, Kauber was the CIO of Entitle Direct Group, a pioneering Inc. 5000 direct to consumer title insurance company where he was responsible for all technology and online marketing initiatives. Kauber has led the delivery of Internet applications which have been recognized with CIO Web Business and Infoworld 100 awards. He is an accomplished executive and consultant with over 25 years of experience in executive technology, online marketing, product management/development and operations leadership roles and has formally served in the role of CIO/CTO for more than half of his career at Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial ventures alike, including companies such as First Data Corporation and Bigfoot Interactive.
Kauber has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences on the topics of online marketing and enterprise application development and architecture, in addition to teaching enterprise technology strategy as an adjunct professor.
He has been trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt and possesses a B.S., Computer Science from Manhattan College, an M.B.A., Finance & International Business from NYU as well as an M.S., Telecommunications from Pace University.