Autumn is in the air! Well, at least it is here in the Northeast where I live. The final three months of the calendar year are always a busy time for CIO recruiting and appointments at companies of all sizes. Here are the latest CIO moves.
United Airlines named Linda Jojo as EVP and CIO, the company’s third CIO since the 2010 merger with Continental. Jojo joins most recently from Rogers Communications, Inc., where she served as EVP and CIO, and prior to that, as CIO for Energy Future Holdings Corporation, Flowserve Corporation and GE Silicones. Jojo replaces Bob Edwards who is retiring.
AT&T named Pam Parisian as CIO of the company’s new AT&T Services division as it reorganizes toward a software-defined public network. Previously, Parisian was SVP of mobility and home IT solutions.
AIG recruited Philip Fasano, former CIO of Kaiser Permanente, for their newly created CIO role. He will report to the new CEO, Peter Hancock, who took office on September 1. Prior to Kaiser, Fasano founded Capital Sourcing Group in 2005, a consultant to large companies and the Department of Homeland Security.
Dow Chemical Co. named Paula Tolliver CIO and corporate vice president of business services. She replaces David Kepler, who announced his retirement last week after nearly 40 years with the company. Tolliver joined Dow in 1986 and held positions at various units including Dow AgroSciences, the Europe Information Systems group and Dow Purchasing.
BGC Partners appointed of Eric Hirschhorn as its CIO, reporting to Shaun D. Lynn, President. Hirschhorn comes from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he held various key positions leading global teams across Rates and FICC eTrading technology.
CarMax, Inc. promoted Shamim Mohammad to SVP and CIO last month. Before his promotion, and since 2012, he was VP of Application Development and IT Planning. Mohammad replaces Richard Smith, who served as CarMax’s CIO since 2006, as he officially retires this week after 20 years of service.
The Marcus Corporation promoted Kim Lueck to the CIO post, and she will keep her VP of IT title as well. Lueck, a 17-year veteran of Marcus Theatres, has served the company in a variety of information technology positions, most recently as Chief Information Technology Officer.
Omnicare, Inc., a Fortune 500 pharmaceuticals company, appointed Ashok Singh as SVP and CIO effective this month. Most recently, Singh served as SVP of IT for TransUnion Healthcare, and before that as served as SVP of IT for Aurora Health Care, where he led the deployment of the Epic Electronic Health Record system.
Former PetSmart executive, Sharon Hart, will be taking over CIO responsibilities for Stein Mart in attempts to expand its online presence internationally. Hart, who has been IT for over 20 years, spent nearly 15 years at PetSmart, serving most recently as SVP and Interim CIO.
After 26 years at ADP, CIO Mike Capone has left the company to join a software-as-a-service firm, Medidata Solutions, as COO.
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Martha Heller is CEO of Heller Search Associates, an IT executive recruiting firm specializing in CIO, CTO, CISO and senior technology roles in all industries. She is the author The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership and Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT. To join the IT career conversation, subscribe to The Heller Report.