by Meridith Levinson

Network Solutions Appoints Former MasterCard CIO Roy Dunbar as CEO

Jan 18, 20082 mins

Plus: US Airways appoints two IT executives.

Network Solutions hired W. Roy Dunbar, the former top IT executive at MasterCard, as its new CEO yesterday. Dunbar, 46, succeeds Champ Mitchell, who remains chairman of the Herndon, Va.-based web hosting provider. Dunbar most recently served as MasterCard’s president of global technology and operations. In that position, he was a member of the executive committee and reported to the CEO. Dunbar joined MasterCard in September 2004 from Eli Lilly and Company. He worked for the pharmaceutical company for 14 years, serving as president of its intercontinental region, where he was responsible for all operations in Brazil, Russia, China and India. He also served as CIO. Dunbar serves on the boards of directors for EDS, Humana and the Executive Leadership Council Foundation, which supports the development of African American coporate leaders.

US Airways appointed two IT executives yesterday: Alan Ferayorni joined the Tempe, Ariz.-based company as vice president of IT infrastructure, and Kevin Riccoboni was promoted to vice president of technology delivery for airline operations. Both executives report to US Airways’ SVP and CIO Joe Beery, who recently discussed his hiring practices in a Hiring Manager interview with

As vice president of IT infrastructure, Ferayorni, 57, will oversee the airline’s mainframe server environment, all data center operations and support functions, the airline’s self-service check-in kiosks, and the company’s 18,000 desktop computers. Ferayorni comes to US Airways from beleaguered Motorola, where he was senior director of information technology for the corporate group. He has 35 years of experience in IT. He earned his MBA from Arizona State Univeristy and a Bachelor of Science degree in math from St. John’s University in NYC.

Riccoboni, 46, most recently served as managing director of business technology delivery, in which position he was responsible for supporting the airline’s technical operations, safety, flight operations, in-flight and crew resources organizations. He joined the airline in 2001—also from Motorola (Beery recruits a lot from Motorola, his previous employer, he explains in the Hiring Manager interview)—as director of business technology delivery. Riccoboni had spent 18 years with Motorola. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems from Western International University in Phoenix.