by Meridith Levinson

CIO Promotions at Guardian and Worksoft

Jun 29, 20073 mins

Guardian Life Insurance Company promoted Frank Wander to SVP and CIO. He most recently served as CIO of Guardian’s Group Insurance division. Before joining Guardian he was CIO of Prudential Institutional, COO of an Internet startup, and held leadership roles at Merrill Lynch. He began his career at Equitable.

Robert Mareburger starts on new job with energy company ONEOK on July 2 as its CIO. Mareburger, 45, reports to SVP of Administrative Services David Roth, who most recently managed the IT function. Mareburger joins the Tulsa, Okla.-based company from Citgo Petroleum. From 1996 to 2006, he served as the oil company’s general manager in charge of IT and CIO. Prior to Citgo, he worked for Accenture for several years, designing and developing software for upstream oil and gas operations.

An active member of the Tulsa community, Mareburger serves on the city’s Technology Board and is a second-term member of the University of Tulsa’s College of Business Executive Advisory Board. He has also held leadership roles in United Way and Muscular Dystrophy Association corporate campaigns. Mareburger received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Bill Bergen was promoted to SVP and CIO at Workscape, a company that provides outsourced benefits, compensation and performance management software and services. Bergen joined

the Marlborough, Mass.-based company in 2000 as its director of IT and customer support. His promotion recognizes–get ready, this is a mouthful–the “development of new corporate standard multi-tenant product architecture that provides the platform for highly configurable applications utilizing commercially supported open source technologies” that he led. Tim Clifford, the CEO and co-founder of the company, put Bergen’s accomplishments in English:

As a member of our senior management, Bill has provided a strategic vision and improved the way we develop and deliver our solutions. Bill has successfully built a new technology platform leveraging the latest in Web 2.0 based capabilities, and was instrumental in introducing the Agile development methodology that has enabled Workscape to produce feature rich, high quality products that can be very quickly adapted to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

A former CIO got a job as the chief marketing officer at a company that makes flight simulations. Alexander Milic joins Atlantis Systems of Toronto, Ontario on July 3rd. He

most recently served as managing director and CIO of Knightsbridge Human Capital Management, where he developed and marketed a web-based career management training program to universities and colleges throughout North America.

Milic also served as president of Narada Networks  where he was responsible for developing and executing the company’s business plan, including product development and specification, customer pricing models, and sales channel management. Prior to his tenure at Narada, Milic worked in executive or management capacities with public and private Canadian telecommunications firms.

I’m on vacation next week, so Movers & Shakers won’t be updated until I return on July 9.