Deasy Sees Opportunity at Troubled TycoAfter three and a half years of tireless politicking, relationship building and air travel, Dana Deasy felt he had accomplished what he had set out to do. As vice president and corporate CIO of the Americas for Siemens, Deasy had aligned the company\u2019s 15 North American CIOs around a global IT strategy. Now, Deasy felt, he had effectively become the "Maytag repairman of Siemens." (Read more about his work at Siemens in "The World According to Deasy," www.cio.com\/printlinks.)So when he received a call in May from a recruiter with Russell Reynolds Associates while waiting for yet another flight, Deasy was poised to hear the recruiter\u2019s pitch to become a company\u2019s first-ever global CIO\u2014even though that company was Tyco, the embattled conglomerate whose former executives have been in hot water for allegedly cooking its books. "I had accomplished just about all the goals I had set out to accomplish when I set up the CIO organization at Siemens," Deasy told CIO just before he joined Tyco in July."Tyco presented one of those irresistible opportunities that many CIOs look for," he adds. "It\u2019s not too often you get to go into a $36 billion company that\u2019s never had a global CIO and get to establish the [CIO] organization from the ground floor up." Among the reasons why Deasy found Tyco an "irresistible" opportunity:\u00bf Personal growth potential. Deasy served as a regional CIO at Siemens. Now he had the chance to join the ranks of global CIOs and extend his authority. \u00bf A greenfield. The global CIO position was a new one at Tyco, so Deasy wouldn\u2019t be stepping into someone else\u2019s shoes\u2014inheriting someone else\u2019s baggage, processes or ways of doing things. \u00bf A new management team. Deasy was attracted to Tyco\u2019s fresh blood and high energy at the top, including a new CEO and new CFO. Many other execs had been in their positions for less than a year when Deasy joined in July.\u00bf Direct line to the CEO. Reporting to Chairman and CEO Ed Breen, Deasy can have a direct impact on shaping the company\u2019s strategic direction and operations at a time when Tyco is trying to reclaim its credibility with shareholders and Wall Street. \u00bf Familiar organizational turf. Deasy says he would be able to apply what he learned at Siemens (like building an esprit de corps among a geographically dispersed group of executives) to Tyco because the two global manufacturers share similar decentralized structures.Deasy\u2019s overarching goal: Help Tyco\u2019s senior management get the company back on track. He plans to do so by creating a unified IT strategy for the company that all the regional and divisional CIOs buy into, by restructuring IT contracts with vendors and by consolidating IT operations where possible to save costs.Shawn Banerji, the recruiter who tapped Deasy for the global CIO position, says Deasy\u2019s comportment makes him a perfect fit for the new Tyco as does his ability to influence others, which he demonstrated at Siemens and which will come in handy as he tries to unify Tyco\u2019s disparate IT organizations. "He\u2019s authoritative and very credible, but he\u2019s not a snob," says Banerji of Deasy. "He\u2019s very inclusive. You\u2019ve got to have that at a place like Tyco. His ability to influence others and get their buy-in and mindshare is incredibly important."News of other movesMore CIOs are taking operations and administrative posts. Thomas A. Lesica, former CIO at J. Crew and Pepsi-Cola, is now group vice president of global IT and business operations for Avaya. Eric Berg, former Goodyear Tire & Rubber CIO, became NCR\u2019s first chief administration officer. Rudolph Huber, vice president and CIO at Alcoa, in July became vice president of Alcoa Global Business Services and CIO. Peter F. Longo, a certified public accountant and former vice president and CIO for Pratt & Whitney, is CFO of Sikorsky Aircraft. For more job changes, see our updated "Movers & Shakers" column at www2.cio.com\/movers.