Contact Information

  • William Klimack
    (936) 276-7646


Decision analyst, analytics, industrial engiener, systems engineer.


CHEVRON 2012 - 2020
Decision Analysis & Decision Quality Manager, Houston, TX 2014 - 2020
Led 200-member Decision Analysis Job Family in 15 countries. Ensured organizational capability and intellectual property to support quality fact-based decisions supporting investment of up to $42 billion annually. Supervised 18 courses, an annual conference, and monthly webinars.
• Linked the big picture needs to actions by organizations and individuals. Supported strategic goals by fostering the culture and providing tools for success at all levels across the organization.
• Established development road map to close employee skill gaps, achieving 100% employee retention in career field. Supported shift to agile project management.
• As an intrapreneurial manager, designed and launched framing software for less than $140K that attracted 800 users in six months. Supported robotic process automation. Managed three custom internal analytic software packages and other tools and references.
• Created customized Operations Research course covering machine learning, advanced analytics, optimization, simulation, and portfolio analysis. Always filled within 24 hours of announcement.

Senior Decision Analysis Consultant, Covington, LA 2012 - 2014
Analyzed Gulf of Mexico Deep Water major capital projects with each investment over $500 million. Clarified project decisions for key assembly sparing policy, acid well stimulation proposal, well recompletion planning, and flow assurance. Mentored senior managers on Decision Quality.
• Performed quick-turn analysis for supplemental investment for emergency drilling operations. Preserved about $70 million in revenue (expected value).
• Resolved a ten-month drilling decision problem. Saved $1 million per day OPEX.
KROMITE LLC, Houston, TX 2009 - 2012
Senior Decision Analysis Consultant
Developed portfolio decision support systems for pharmaceutical companies.
• Raised pharmaceutical company eNPV by ten percent with portfolio decision support system.
• Reduced early phase gate time burden by half by applying Multiple Objective Decision Analysis.

DECISION STRATEGIES, INC., Houston, TX 2006 - 2009
Senior Decision Analysis Consultant
Led seven experienced decision analysts as part of a multifunctional unconventional resources team.
• Analyzed Enhanced Oil Recovery pilot project, showing avoidance of $6 billion downside risk. Built government communications deck for company, leading to project approval.

INNOVATIVE DECISIONS, INC., Fort Meade, MD 2005 - 2006
Senior Decision Analysis Consultant
Supported value-based budget process and project decision making for US federal agencies.
• Identified new cyber threat vulnerabilities with a new methodology.

Awards and Certifications

Fellow and Former President, Society of Decision Professionals.
Raiffa-Howard Award for Organizational Decision Quality awarded to Chevron, 2014.
Practice Award, Decision Analysis Society, INFORMS, 2003.
Academic Honor Societies: Alpha Pi Mu, Omega Rho, Phi Kappa Phi, and Tau Beta Pi.
Professional Engineer, State of Maryland, number 35359.
Certified Systems Engineering Professional, INCOSE, number 174.
Certified Analytics Professional, INFORMS, number 2070.
Member of three university academic department advisory boards.


- decision analyst
- decision scientist
- analytics
- industrial engineer
- systems engineer


Ph.D., Operations Research, US Air Force Institute of Technology
M.M.A.S., US Army Command and General Staff College
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University