Executive Profiles

Trista Colbert, Vice President of Hybrid Cloud Services for the Federal Sector at IBM

Trista Colbert,

Vice President,


Trista Colbert, Vice President of Hybrid Cloud Services for the Federal Sector at IBM

Trista Colbert is a senior partner and the vice president of hybrid cloud services for the federal sector at IBM. She has over two and a half decades of industry experience guiding technology strategy, investments and large-scale implementations, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Colbert describes herself as a technology leader who is obsessed with client delivery and talent development. She is adept at leading both business and technology teams through the entire lifecycle of a product, possessing deep project and portfolio management expertise.

Colbert joined IBM in January 2020. She brings to her current role a unique mix of business, policy and technical acumen cultivated through progressive leadership roles in health care, big tech, automotive, financial services and non-profit organizations, her profile reveals.

Before joining her current employer, Colbert owned and managed Innovative Solutions for the Public Good, an independent consultant providing program management and technology consulting services to organizations delivering civic-focused products or services.

Previously, Colbert was the director of portfolio management at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. She joined the organization as a senior manager in 2007.

Earlier in her career, Colbert served as a senior strategic IT portfolio manager at Ford Motors. She joined the automotive company as a senior business analyst in 1997 and eventually took on roles of greater responsibility.

Colbert earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Clark Atlanta University. She later earned a post-graduate degree in leadership and public policy from Georgetown University.

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