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Congratulations to these “movers and shakers” recently hired or promoted into a new chief information officer role.

New CIO, CTO appointments

Movers & Shakers is where you can keep up with new CIO appointments and gain valuable insight into the job market and CIO hiring trends. As every company becomes a technology company, CEOs and corporate boards are seeking multi-dimensional CIOs with superior skills in technology, communications, business strategy and digital innovation. The role is more challenging than ever before but even more exciting and rewarding! If you have CIO job news to share, please email me!


New CIO appointments added June 12

Ben Pivar promoted to CIO at Carter’s

Ben Pivar has been named CIO at Carter’s. He was most recently vice president of retail IT with the firm and vice president of IT supply chain prior to that. Previously, he was senior vice president with Capgemini. Pivar has a Bechelor of Science degree in physics from the University of California, Irvine, and he holds an MBA in operations, marketing from the University of Virginia – Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

Allan Cockriel now senior vice president global CIO with Petrofac

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Allan Cockriel

As senior vice president and global CIO at Petrofac, Allan Cockriel will be responsible for driving the company’s continued digital transformation, as well as for IT and service delivery.

Cockriel comes to the company from GE, where he was for several years, working in various divisions such as GE Oil & Gas and GE Power, for which he was most recently vice president IT/global executive CIO. Cockriel holds a BSBs in management information systems, corporate finance, and risk management from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Shahid Sumar appointed CIO for Bank Albaraka Pakistan

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Shahid Sumar

Shahid Sumar has been named CIO of Bank Albaraka Pakistan. Prior to that, he was CIO at Summit Bank, Pakistan, a position he’d held for more than seven years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Karachi, and a master’s degree in computer science, software engineering from Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology.

Lety Duran Nettles named CIO for Novant Health

As CIO at Novant Health, Lety Duran Nettles is responsible for enhancing the digital experience for patients and employees, as well as providing superior IT capabilities in order that the healthcare provider delivers a “remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time.” She was most recently vice president of digital technology strategy & portfolio at Baker Hughes. Nettles has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Texas State University.

Paola Arbour appointed CIO for Tenet Healthcare

Paola Arbour was named CIO of Tenet Healthcare. As such, she will have enterprise-wide responsibility for all of IT. She will also be driving transformation and building consumer-oriented technology strategies. Arbour was most recently president at ProV Interational, and prior to that, she was vice president of services global delivery for ServiceNow. Arbour has a degree from Michigan State University.

Sally Gilligan promoted to CIO at Gap Inc.

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Sally Gilligan

As CIO of Gap Inc., Sally Gilligan oversees the company’s technology organization, driving retail, e-commerce, and global enterprise technology. Most recently, Gilligan was senior vice president of product operations and supply chain strategy, a role she’d held since 2015. She has been with Gap since 2004. Gilligan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from University of Chicago.

Rajesh Kulkarni named vice president and CIO at Lehigh Hanson

Rajesh Kulkarni has been named vice president and CIO at Lehigh Hanson. He came tothe company from Titan America, where he had been vice president and CIO. Kulkarni has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Amravati, a master’s degree in information technology, IT system design, development, and implementation from Savitribai Phule Pune University, and an MBA in international business management from the University of Buffalo School of Management, The State University of New York.

Stephen Gold named Chief Technology and Digital Operations Officer at Hudson’s Bay

As chief technology and digital operations officer at Hudson’s Bay, Stephen Gold will lead the technology and digital strategy for HBC, aligning digital operations and technical teams under one Center of Excellence for the company. Prior to coming to Hudson’s Bay, he was executive vice president of technology operations and innovation and CIO at CVS Health. And before that, he was senior vice president and CIO for Avaya. Gold holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Saint John’s University.

Dave & Buster’s hires JP Hurtado for CIO

JP Hurtado, a senior level technology executive with nearly 20 years of hospitality experience, joins Dave & Buster’s from Royal Caribbean Cruises, where he was most recently AVP of shipboard technology. He had been with the cruise line since November 2004. Hurtado earned a B.S.B.A. in decision information sciences from the University of Florida.

BNB Bank names Art Phidd as senior vice president, CIO

Art Phidd joins BNB Bank from Community Preservation Corporation, where he had been vice president – CIO for nearly three years. Prior to that, he was CTO with DJI Holdings. Phidd has a bachelor’s degree in business administration & marketing from CUNY Medgar Evers College and an MBA from Long Island University.

Matt Pammer appointed CIO at Prime Therapeutics

Matt Pammer joins Prime Therapeutics as CIO. In his new role, he will lead all of Prime’s information technology. Most recently, Pammer had been at AstraZeneca, where he was vice president of global commercial IT. Pammer had been with the firm, in a variety of IT roles, for nearly 25 years. Pammer has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Albright College, and an MBA from Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University.


New CIO appointments added May 1

Steven Carter now vice president of IS&T and CIO with CNX

Steven Carter is responsible for leading the CNX Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) function to drive the modernization of the CNX systems landscape and workplace post-separation from CONSOL Energy, as well as to lead digital innovation for the company. He was most recently CIO with C&J Energy Services. Carter holds a BSc Eng degree in petroleum engineering from the Imperial College of London.

Paul Krueger named vice president of IT/CIO at J.B. Poindexter

Paul Krueger has been named vice president of IT/CIO at J.B. Poindexter. Prior to that, he was the CIO for Stewart & Stevenson and had been with GE Oil & Gas for several years before that. Krueger has a BBA from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business from the University of Iowa, and an MS in management information systems from DePaul University.

Cylance names Kumud Kalia as CIO

As CIO at Cylance, Kumud Kalia will be responsible for the strategy, implementation, and management of infrastructure and applications. He has more than 30 years of experience scaling IT systems for high-growth companies, most recently as CIO at Akamai. Previously, Kalia was CIO and executive vice president of customer operations at Direct Energy. He holds a BSc in electronic engineering from Bangor University.

Howard Melnick now executive vice president, CIO with Signet Jewelers

Howard Melnick Signet Jewelers

Howard Melnick

Howard Melnick was named executive vice president, CIO with Signet Jewelers. He will be responsible for developing and implementing global IT strategies in order to enable business value. Previously, he was senior vice president and CIO at Ralph Lauren. Melnick has a BS in accounting from Binghamton University and an MBA in finance from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. He is also a certified public accountant and a member of the Blumberg Capital CIO Advisory Council and the Technology Committee for The Executive Forum.

Nancy Berce now CIO with Johnson Controls

Nancy Berce has been named CIO with Johnson Controls. In this role, she is tasked with building collaborations between IT and the business community, among many other things. Berce joins the company from Abbott, where she was vice president of business and technology services. She has also held several other IT leadership roles at the pharmaceutical company, where she had been for many years. Berce has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer information systems from Regis University, as well as a master's degree in mathematics from the Colorado School of Mines.

Drew Domecq named senior vice president, CIO with DSW

Drew Domecq has been named senior vice president and CIO at DSW. He comes to the shoe and apparel line from Bob Evans, where he was CIO. In Domecq’s new role, he will oversee the ongoing evolution of the company’s digital platforms in order to create engaging customer experiences and grow key initiatives. Previously, Domecq was vice president of enterprise solutions at Wendy’s. He holds an Atrium Baccalaureus (AB) from Princeton, and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Ron Guerrier now CIO at Express Scripts

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Ron Guerrier

Ron Guerrier has been named CIO at Express Scripts where he is responsible for the company’s strategic investments in and application of technology to increase affordability and broaden access to prescription drugs for the 80 million-plus customers of the company. Most recently, Guerrier was executive vice president and CIO at Farmers Insurance. Prior to that, he was vice president and CIO with Toyota Financial Services. He is a board member for the CIO Executive Council from IDG and is the chairman of the board for the UCLA-sponsored IS Associates. Guerrier has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business and a master’s degree in operations management and supervision from North Park University.

Carrie Rasmussen named CIO at Save Mart

Carrie Rasmussen has been named CIO at Save Mart. Rasmussen was formerly the group vice president with Albertsons and had previously been vice president of IT, customer service, and support at Safeway. She has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture – animal science and a master’s degree in agricultural – agriculture business management from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

Nick Colisto now CIO with Avery Dennison

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Nick Colisto

Nick Colisto has been named CIO at Avery Dennison where he is in charge of driving and executing the enterprise IT strategy for the company vis-à-vis IT trends and efficiencies, as well as improving delivery of IT services and products. Colisto was previously senior vice president and CIO at Xylem. He has a BBA in management information systems and a master’s degree in information systems from Pace University.

Andy Rhodes named CIO for UNICEF USA

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Andy Rhodes

Andy Rhodes has been named CIO for UNICEF USA. He is responsible for the organization’s technology, governance, and data strategy. Rhodes was previously CIO for the United States Golf Association (USGA) and was vice president of technology for Publicis Groupe prior to that. He has a BS in information systems & economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Marc West promoted from CTO to CIO with Fiserv

Marc West has been promoted to CIO at Fiserv. In his new role, he oversees information technology infrastructure and operations, corporate systems, enterprise architecture, and technology governance. And he leads the company’s strategic focus on next- generation technology platforms. West joined the company in 2014. Prior to that he worked at CashEdge. He holds a BS from the University of Maryland and an MS from Golden Gate.

Jude Schramm now EVP and CIO for Fifth Third Bancorp

Jude Schramm has been named executive vice president and CIO for Fifth Third Bancorp. Schramm will lead all of the IT organization. He joined the company from GE Aviation, where he had been for many years, and had most recently been CIO. He has a BBA in information systems from the University of Cincinnati College of Business.

Jeff Wilkinson named CIO for Delaware North

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Jeff Wilkinson

Jeff Wilkinson joins Delaware North from GE, where he was vice president and commercial CIO. In his new role as GE’s CIO, he has oversight of enterprise-wide IT functions and infrastructure. Prior to GE, Wilkinson was vice president of global information delivery (chief data officer) at AmerisourceBergen. He holds a BS in computer information sciences from Gwynedd-Mercy College and a M.E. in engineering science, software engineering from Penn State.

Cindy Taibi promoted to senior vice president and CIO at The New York Times

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Cindy Taibi

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