Ameritrade appears to have a strong succession planning process in place: Last Friday, Ameritrade announced who would succeed Asiff Hirji, who was promoted from CIO to COO last month following the resignation of Peter Ricketts, and the online brokerage didn’t go outside the company to find Hirji’s successor. Ameritrade appointed its Vice President of Application Development and Quality Assurance, Jerry Bartlett, as its new CIO. Bartlett has been with the company since 1999.
Procter & Gamble’s former Deputy CIO Geoff Smith was elected to the board of directors of WindsorTech, a technology services company that does business as QSGI. Since he left P&G in 2004, Smith founded LP Enterprises LLC, an IT strategy and CRM consultancy. While at P&G, Smith was responsible for IT strategy, enterprise architecture, and evaluating advanced technologies. From 1997 to 2002, he led the development of P&G’s customer and consumer-facing e-business solutions. Check out an article Smith penned for CIO in November 2004 called You Can’t Outsource Everything.
Zurich Financial Services hired Mike Daly as its Australian CIO.