by Meridith Levinson

New CIOs at Opodo and RehabCare Group

Oct 23, 20061 min

A couple of announcements about new CIOs came in late last Friday…

European travel company Opodo picked up Sam Jabbour as its new CIO, according to Internet Travel News. Jabbour joined Europe’s Orbitz from Amadeus, the travel industry technology provider that is also Opodo’s majority owner. For more information on Jabbour, read Internet Travel News’s coverage. The last time I wrote about Opodo was in 2003, when the company had hired StuartWalter as its new CIO.

RehabCare Group hired Richard Escue to whip its patient care point-of-service technology platform into shape. Escue joined the St. Louis, Mo.-based provider of rehab services as CIO.  He replaces Natasha Hawkins, who left the company in May, according to comments posted on this blog. Reporting to SVP and CFO Jay Shreiner (a former CIO himself), Escue oversees a 40 person IT staff and is a member of the management team.  RehabCare’s new CIO most recently served as VP and CIO at Sisters of Mercy Health System, also based in St. Louis.

The Long Island Business News reported last Friday on Mark Settle’s resignation from Arrow Electronics. The story describes his severance package.