2014 was a year of record market highs, widespread job gains, major technology innovation, and of course, new changes in IT leadership. Here are the latest announcements.
Dell recently appointed Paul J. Walsh as Chief Information Officer. Previously, Paul led the company’s commerce services as the Vice President, Commerce Services and in this new position, will report directly to Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Michael Dell. Prior to joining Dell in 2013, Paul was with Sears Holdings Corporation and Amazon.
Reynolds American has named Andrew Gilchrist as CIO. Andrew will assume the role as of March 1, 2015, as Tom Adams, the current Chief Financial Officer & Chief Information Officer is expected to retire in Spring 2015.
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced in early December that Bharat Amin was appointed vice president and chief information officer for their Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will assume this role on December 15, replacing Leni Kaufman who is leaving after 35 years of service. In his new role, Bharat will charter the shipyard’s strategic course.
DocuSign, Inc. has hired Eric Johnson as their first CIO. Eric was formerly the chief information officer with Informatica Corp.
Ben Haines, the first CIO of cloud-based storage and collaboration software company Box, Inc. joined Yahoo! in November as their new VP for Corporate Applications and Platforms.
Hudson’s Bay Company – parent company to Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue – announced the appointment of Jon K. Nordeen as CIO, effective November 2014.
Rich Richardson was appointed Chief Information Officer of Spirit Aerosystems Holdings in November, as Jim Coca transitioned to a role outside of the IT group.
Jonathan Rider has been appointed as the new Dynatrace Chief Information Officer. Jon brings more than 25 years of technology experience, including EVP of Technology and Engineering for Arcadia Solutions, CIO of Gilbane, VP of Technology for Monster.com and technology leadership for other fortune 500 companies.
Shelley B. Leibowitz – Group Chief Information Officer for the World Bank from 2009-2012 – has been named to the Board of Directors and Risk Oversight Committee for E*Trade, in a statement released on December 10.
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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.