New York Life Insurance Co. shared a few personnel announcements from its corporate information department yesterday: The company hired BKF Asset Management’s CTO Mark Sanders as its own and promoted John Natale to first vice president and Mark Draghi to vice president.
In his new CTO role, Sanders is responsible for New York Life’s information technology vision, strategy and planning, and for the enterprise architecture and engineering division in the corporate information department. In addition to serving as the Chief Technology Officer for BKF Asset Management prior to joining New York Life, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BevAccess, a combination online procurement site for licensed retail buyers, and trade media group for the alcohol beverage industry.
Natale is now responsible for the I-Net Competency Center in the Corporate Information Department, overseeing all aspects of web development including application design engineering, enterprise Web application usability and Internet engineering. He is also responsible for one of the company’s most mission-critical systems, known as New Business in the 21st Century. Mr. Natale joined New York Life as Vice President in 2000.
Draghi oversees New York Life’s Operations Service Management division, which manages the operation of the company’s portfolio of business systems. As head of this area, Draghi has direct responsibility of the daily technology performance and ongoing improvement efforts for the enterprise technology infrastructure in support of agents, general offices, service centers and business units. He joined New York Life in 2000 as a Corporate Vice President of the Performance Management division within Service Delivery.