by Meridith Levinson

A roundup of the week’s CIO announcements

Aug 12, 20053 mins

Some other CIO announcements that poured in this week…

Jim Healey’s stuck on Glu Mobile.  He joined the San Mateo, Calif.-based company, which creates and publishes games and ringtones for cell phones, as its CIO.  Healey’s very familiar with the video game space, having previously worked for Electronic Arts. At EA, he was corporate vice president of operations and vice president of information technology.  Among his accomplishments at EA, he directed the initial development and implementation of EA’s e-commerce website.  Says a jocular peer who knows Healy: “Jim’s a really good leader who gets ‘it’.  Just don’t ask what the heck ‘it’ is.”

Healy is the latest addition to our group of operational CIOs  Immediately prior to joining Glu, he was Informatica’s vice president of operations and CIO.

James L. Zucco, a former CIO at MCI, reached high and was elected to Ureach Technologies’ board of directors.  Zucco currently serves as CEO of Corente, a provider of on demand application delivery and management services, and on the boards of dynamicsoftand NetSolve (both of which were acquired by Cisco.)  He is credited with architecting and leading the development of MCI’s virtual networking products and its Friends and Family campaign. 

Streicher Mobile Fueling filled its executive offices with new energy.  The fuel and fuel services provider hired a new chief accounting officer, vice president of corporate development and a new CIO.  William R. Rominger was appointed to the top IT spot at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company.  Rominger successfully made the transition back into the corporate world after serving as an IT consultant.  He most recently was CEO of Osprey IT Consulting.

Pitney Bowes Capital Services, the division of Pitney Bowes that finances capital equipment and commercial real estate, financed the hiring of a new CIO.  Clarence J. Bastarache is in charge of implementing the IT infrastructure to support PBCS as a standalone company once it’s spun off from its parent.  He most recently worked for Mercedes-Benz Credit Corp. as CIO of its automotive finance division and for Daimler Chrysler Capital Services, where he led global business process reengineering efforts and IT strategy.

Sage Software wisely hired John Bartz full-time as its new executive vice president and CIO.  Bartz had been serving as Sage Software’s interim CIO.  Before Sage Software, Bartz worked as an independent IT consultant and held executive IT positions with Spherion, OneSource Management, Siemens Energy and Automation and Westinghouse.