CIOs on the move and in the news

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 March 27

Jay Smith new CIO for TracFone Wireless

jay smith TracFone Wireless

Jay Smith

Jay Smith joins TracFone Wireless from World Fuel Services, where he was the Global Segment CIO/BIO for the last several years. Prior to that, he was vice president of application development at the company. Smith will be heading up an IT transformation initiative in his new role, as well as other critical projects. He has a BS in computer engineering from the University of Central Florida.

Prakash Kota promoted to CIO at Autodesk

Prakash Kota has been named CIO at Autodesk where he most recently held the role of vice president of IT, and prior to that was senior director of Infrastructure & Enterprise Ops. He joined Autodesk in 2005 and has held a series of successively more responsible leadership roles in IT. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Madras and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Bradley Strock joins Elevate board of directors

Bradley Strock, the CIO for PayPal – where he is leading the transformation of that company’s operations platforms to support dramatic user growth – recently joined Elevate’s board. In this capacity, he will help the firm fulfill its mandate of providing solutions to help non-prime consumers with their current financial stresses, as well as providing long-term solutions for them.

Christopher Coye now senior vice president IT & CIO for Skechers

In Christopher Coye’s new role as senior vice president IT & CIO for Skechers, he oversees the IT department and is responsible for IT strategy and application development and implementations. He joined the company from Disney ABC Television Group, where he was CIO for several years. He holds a BA in history/business from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Novlet Mattis now CIO for Orlando Health

As CIO of Orlando Health, Novlet Mattis is responsible for establishing the vision and direction of the company’s IS in tandem with its global corporate strategy. In addition, Mattis oversees the entire IT division. Mattis was previously vice president of IT for Ascension Information Services. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University and a MBA from George Washington University.

Laura Miller promoted to CIO at Intercontinental Hotel Group

Laura Miller has been named CIO at Intercontinental Hotel Group. Prior to that, she was senior vice president of Global Solutions Delivery and then interim CIO for the company. Before joining Intercontinental Hotel Group, she was with First Data for several years. Miller has a BS in information systems management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a MS in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland University College.

Robert Eardley returns to University Hospitals as CIO

Robert Eardley has been named CIO of University Hospitals. He was most recently senior vice president, CIO, CISO for Houston Methodist Hospital. Previously, he had been with University Hospitals for several years in the roles of vice president, associate CIO, and division information officer. Eardley has a BBA from the University of Florida and a MBA from Duke University.

Jim Dray joins Thornton Tomasetti as CIO

jim dray 2018 Thornton Tomasetti

Jim Dray

Jim Dray brings more than 30 years of IT experience to international engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti. As CIO, he will oversee all IT operations at the company, including infrastructure, network services, security, application management, and end-user support. Dray was most recently vice president of IT at AECOM. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Unum names Puneet Bhasin chief information and digital officer

Puneet Bhasin has been named chief information and digital officer at Unum. He was most recently executive vice president of corporate operations and president of recycling for Waste Management. In his new role, Bhasin will lead the execution of the firm’s long-term IT strategic vision and objectives, including heading up Unum’s multi-year digital transformation journey, translating the company’s business plan into a technology, product, and services roadmap. Bhasin has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from VIsvesvaraya National Institute of Technology and a MS in operations research from Ohio State University.

Hilton names Noelle Eder executive vice president and chief information and digital officer

noelle eder Hilton

Noelle Eder

Noelle Eder joins Hilton as executive vice president and chief information and digital officer. As such, Eder will be responsible for leading the digital transformation — such as digital key smartphone capabilities and connected rooms that integrate entertainment, lighting, and temperature — for guests and staff. She joins the company from Capital One, where she was chief card customer experience officer and executive vice president of customer experience and operations. Previously, she had been with Intuit for several years. Eder holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

Ingram Micro appoints Tom Peck to top IT spot

Tom Peck, formerly with AECOM for several years as senior vice president and CIO, is now executive vice president and chief information & digital officer at Ingram Micro. He is responsible for global technology strategy and support, as well as for improving the digital experience of all customers and associates. Peck was also formerly senior vice president and CIO with Levi Strauss & Co. and MGM Mirage. He has a BS in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a MS in management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Stephen Gallagher appointed CIO at Stanford University

stephen gallagher copy Stanford University

Stephen Gallagher

As CIO at Stanford University, Stephen Gallagher will oversee IT for the university in this newly created role. He will also co-lead the CIO Council, which is made up from CIOs from each of the schools and departments for Stanford. Gallagher was formerly CIO at Harvard Business School for several years, as well as CIO and vice president for IT Services at the University of San Francisco. Gallagher has a BS from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Beacon Health Options names Dan Sheehan executive vice president and CIO

Dan Sheehan was named executive vice president and CIO at Beacon Health Options where he will head up the IT vision, strategy, and execution for the national behavioral health management company. Most recently, he was senior vice president and CIO at DentaQuest. Sheehan is on the boards of Ninkasi Technologies and the YMCA of Greater Boston. He holds a BSBA in computer information systems from Suffolk University and an MBA from Salem State College.

Suja Chandrasekaran appointed to American Eagle Outfitters’ board

Suja Chandrasekaran, currently the CIO with Kimberly-Clark, will bring her considerable global retail and consumer products industry experience to bear as an independent director on American Eagle Outfitters’ board. Additionally, Chandrasekaran will be called upon for her IT, digital, and leadership expertise. She has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Madras, India, and a Master of Business Systems from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Anup Nair named CIO for West Corporation

Anup Nair, in the newly created position of CIO, will lead West Corporation’s technology strategy, systems integration, as well as development, infrastructure, security, and data analytics. He was previously CIO and then CTO for Vantiv (WorldPay). Nair also led several payment divisions at Barclays Bank, and he held other IT leadership roles at Morgan Stanley and Citibank.


New CIO appointments added Jan. 30

Henry Ford Health System welcomes Paul Browne as senior vice president and CIO

paul browne Henry Ford Health System

Paul Browne

Paul Browne joins Henry Ford Health System as senior vice president and CIO. Browne has a deep background in healthcare IT leadership roles, most recently having been CIO and senior vice president of applied informatics for Tenet Healthcare. Prior to that, he was CIO and senior vice president for strategic program development at Trinity Health.

Browne’s experience has a heavy emphasis on leading transformational change and developing business and clinical intelligence capabilities, as well as in the insurance industry, according to a recent release.

Browne holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan.

Scott Case announced as successor CIO at SunTrust

scott case SunTrust

Scott Case

SunTrust Bank recently announced CIO Anil Cheriyan will retire at the end of March 2018. Scott Case will join the firm in early February as his successor. Case was most recently CIO at Ciox Health and previously had been CTO at SunTrust.

Case’s goal will be to take an omnichannel approach to continue momentum in transforming the bank’s IT system, as well as to build an agile culture. He holds a BS degree in management science and marketing from State University of New York Geneseo and an MBA in finance from UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business.

Gautam Roy names CIO of WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems

gautam roy WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems

Gautam Roy

Gautam Roy was recently named CIO of WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems. Roy brings more than 25 years of technology leadership to WASH. In this role, he will partner with business to drive business and digital transformation. He is also responsible for building a world-class, digital platform to serve B2B and B2C customers and delivering a value-added and differentiated experience.

Previously, Roy was vice president of IT with Waste Management for several years. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from University of Maryland College Park and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Larry Roos now CIO with Kobie Marketing

larry roos Kobie Marketing

Larry Roos

Larry Roos was named CIO at Kobie Marketing. In this role, he will lead IT strategy and will ensure the company delivers best-in-class services to clients through data-driven technology, according to a recent release.

Roos was formerly vice president of corporate technology at Bloomin’ Brands, as well as CIO and senior vice president ecommerce at FreshDirect. He has a BS degree from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.

Maneesh Gidwani named CIO for Florida Ice & Farm Company

Maneesh Gidwani has been named CIO of Florida Ice & Farm Company. He was formerly CIO for Florida Bebidas. In his new role with the consumer goods, retail and hospitality company, Gidwani is responsible for leading the digital transformation for the company to accelerate value delivery, deliver tangible bottom-line results, and drive growth across the business.

Gidwani has a BS degree in biochemistry from Imperial College in London and a Master of Science degree in decision sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Greg Buckland appointed CIO with LeasePlan USA

greg buckland LeasePlan USA

Greg Buckland

Greg Buckland joins LeasePlan USA from ThyssenKruss, where he was most recently vice president of IT in the U.S. In his new role, Buckland will oversee all of LeasePlan USA’s IT functions, as well as ensure delivery of all IT services supporting the business requirements of internal and external clients in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, India and Mexico.

Buckland has a BS degree in electronic engineering from Bob Jones University.

Swamy Kocherlakota named CIO with S&P Global

Swamy Kocherlakota was promoted from head of global infrastructure and enterprise transformation to global CIO for S&P Global. He was previously senior vice president, global head of infrastructure and operations for Visa, as well as global head of infrastructure architecture and engineering with Bank of New York Mellon.

In his new role, Kocherlakota will continue S&P Global’s digital transformation of the last few years. He holds MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Michigan State University and is a WSTA board member.

Justin Wright appointed CIO at Arcadis

justin wright Arcadis

Justin Wright

Justin Wright was promoted to CIO for North and Latin America at Arcadis, with digitalization as a priority mandate for the company. He was most recently president, Buildings Business Line North America, a role that he assumed in July 2015. Wright joined Arcadis in June 2007 as director of marketing and holds a BS degree in management and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Dick Daniels named to PCCI board of directors

1 2 3 Page 1
Page 1 of 3
NEW! State of the CIO, 2018: IT-business alignment (finally) gets real