Since it\u2019s a slow news day today on the CIO announcements front, I\u2019m going to share Liberum Research\u2019s latest data on management changes that occurred in October, which appeared in my inbox yesterday.\u00a0 But before I present the stats, I have an update on yesterday\u2019s posting. I have confirmed that Mike Altendorf no longer works for Ace Hardware.\u00a0 According to a company spokesperson, he left Ace in June.\u00a0 I do not know why he left, but apparently, Ace was no longer the place for him (I couldn\u2019t help myself with that one.)\u00a0 Mike, if you\u2019re\u00a0out there, please get in touch with us at CIO.\u00a0\u00a0\u00a0You\u2019re a smart guy, and we\u2019d like to stay in touch with you. And now for the stats...Liberum tracked a grand total of 2,059 changes in management from directors and CXOs through EVPs, SVPs and VPs at publicly traded companies.\u00a0 That\u2019s up 32 percent from 1,568 in September.\u00a0 Hirings, firings, promotions, retirements, resignations, and lateral moves constitute the kinds of management changes that Liberum watches. Of those 2,059 management changes, a mere 13 were chief information officers, compared with 10 in September.\u00a0 Those CIOs changes included\n\nMichael Crowley, who joined C&D Technologies\n\nMax Rayner, who was hired at SurfControl\n\nTrent Taylor, who was promoted at Walgreens \u00a0\n\nKaren Alber, who joined Heinz\n\nJohn Hinshaw, who was promoted at Verizon Wireless\n\nSteven Brigham, who left Timberland\n\nVirginia McDowell, who joined Trump Entertainment Resorts\n\nRicardo Coro, who was hired at Advance Auto Parts\n\nJudy Spitz (a Ones to Watch honoree), was promoted at Verizon\u2019s network systems unit.\n\nDaniel Mayleben, who joined Apogee Enterprises\n\nSteve Matt, who was hired by eStrategy Solution\n\nRon Ponder, who\u2019s leaving WellPoint at the end of \u201905.\n\nMark Boxer, who\u2019s succeeding Ponder at WellPoint(I got all those names on this blog last month except Judy Spitz.)In addition to the CIO turnover, Liberum counted\n\n218 CEO changes in October, up 56 percent from 139 in September\n\n164 CFO changes, up about 11 percent from 146 in September\n\n477 board of director changes, up 86.3 percent over SeptemberThe banking industry saw the most management change (164), followed by manufacturing (158), drugs\/biotech (134) and telecom (127.)Richard Jacovitz, Liberum\u2019s SVP and director of research, thinks Sarbanes-Oxley may be the root cause of the CEO, CFO and the director changes, especially as companies seek to make their boards more independent.