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.

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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!

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New CIO appointments added Oct. 3

Karen Renner named CIO for Arris

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Karen Renner

Karen Renner has been named CIO for ARRIS. She joins the company from Thales, where she was CIO North America. Previously, she had been vice president and CIO for Novelis. Renner has a Bachelor of Science degree and a master’s degree from Auburn University, as well as an MBA from Georgia State University – J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Darryl Staskowski promoted to senior vice president and CIO at Kelly Services

Darryl Staskowski has been named senior vice president and CIO at Kelly Services. He was previously vice president of information security and vice president of global infrastructure with the firm. He had formerly been with TRW Automotive. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, mathematics from Western Michigan University.

Jason Joseph promoted to CIO for Spectrum Health

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Jason Joseph

As CIO of Spectrum Health, Jason Joseph will oversee strategic and operational information systems, technology, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness. Joseph was previously senior vice president of information services and joined the company in 2006. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Western Michigan University, as well as an MBA from University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business.

Diane Schwarz now SVP, chief digital and information officer with Hunt Consolidated

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Diane Schwarz

In her new role as senior vice president, chief digital and information officer with Hunt Consolidated, Diane Schwarz covers digital transformation, cybersecurity, data analytics, infrastructure and cloud operations, ERP/SAP applications, and IT supplier management. She was previously vice president and CIO for Textron and director of IT for Bell Helicopter. Schwarz has a Bachelor of Science degree in English and mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.

Pranab Sinha appointed CIO with MACOM

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Pranab Sinha

As CIO of MACOM, Pranab Sinha will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology vision, security, infrastructure, and execution across the firm. He joins the company from Seagate Technology where he was most recently vice president of enterprise IT. Sinha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, and he has an MBA from San Jose State University.

Ed Diver named CIO for Digital Realty

As CIO of Digital Realty, Ed Diver is responsible for managing the company’s IT operations on a global scale for both internal and customer-facing functionality. He brings more than 30 years of experience to the role. He was formerly vice president of application services and interim CIO at Blue Shield of California. Diver holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from the University of Texas.

Julie Ragland now SVP and CIO with Navistar

Julie Ragland joins Navistar from Adient, where she was vice president of IT and helped establish the company's first IT organization after its separation from Johnson Controls. Prior to Adient, Ragland served as vice president of IT, corporate applications at Johnson Controls. She has a bachelor’s degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Mojgan Lefebvre joins Travelers as executive vice president and CIO

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Mojgan Lefebvre

As executive vice president and CIO, Mojgan Lefebvre will lead Travelers’ technology strategy and execution. She will also have responsibility for Travelers’ Enterprise Operations and eBusiness teams. Lefebvre was most recently senior vice president and CIO for Liberty Mutual’s Global Risk Solutions business entity. Lefebvre holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Satyaki Lodh named CIO with Borden

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Satyaki Lodh

Satyaki Lodh has been named CIO of Borden. He comes from snack maker Snyder’s-Lance, where he was vice president of enterprise applications. He has nearly 30 years of IT experience. Lodh has a Bachelor of Technology degree in computer science from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal in India.

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New CIO appointments added Aug. 28

Rob Feuerman named senior vice president, CIO at Five Below

Rob Feuerman joins Five Below as senior vice president and CIO. He comes from Gap Inc., where he was vice president IT/ BI/big data and analytics, global supply chain, inventory placement, a role he held for several years. Feuerman has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University.

Rajeev Rai appointed CIO of Wynn Las Vegas

Rajeev Rai was named CIO of Wynn Las Vegas. He joins the company from Neiman Marcus Group, where he was vice president and chief technology officer. He earned a master of management degree at Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

Patricia Lawicki named CIO at Allstate

Patricia Lawicki has been appointed CIO at Allstate. Previously she was executive vice president and CIO at Navient. And prior to that, she was senior vice president of global delivery for Walmart, as well as senior vice president and CIO with PG&E. Lawicki has a BS degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University Bloomington.

John Repko named executive vice president, CIO for AIG

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John Repko

As executive vice president and CIO at AIG, John Repko will be responsible for the company’s global technology strategy, overseeing core shared infrastructure, technology partnerships and process engineering efforts, with emphasis on the changing needs of global clients. He was most recently vice president and global CIO for Johnson Controls/Tyco. Repko has a BS degree in accounting from Villanova University and an MBA in IT systems from Drexel University.

Paul Wilson named CIO for Farmers Insurance

Paul Wilson has been appointed CIO for Farmers Insurance. He joins the company from Westfield Insurance, where he was group IT leader and CIO. Previously, he had been with Progressive Casualty Insurance for many years. In his new role, Wilson will oversee the development and application of all strategic IT initiatives. Wilson has a BS degree and an MBA in computer science from the University of Akron.

Robert Doty promoted to senior vice president, CIO at ServiceMaster

Robert Doty has been named senior vice president and CIO at ServiceMaster where he now oversees all IT strategy and initiatives for the company. Previously, he was the company’s interim CIO, and prior to that, he was vice president of IT infrastructure. Doty joined the company in 2014 and was previously with Nissan Motor Corp. as senior manager of infrastructure. He has a BS degree from the University of North Texas, and an MBA from the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Opal Perry named executive vice president, CIO at Hertz

Opal Perry has been appointed executive vice president and CIO at Hertz. She joins the company from Allstate, where she was most recently divisional chief information officer claims, vice president technology & strategic ventures. In her new role, she will oversee IT strategy, development and operations for the firm, as well as delivery of its cloud-based systems’ transformation. Perry has a BS degree in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MA degree in computer resource and information management from Webster University, and an MBA from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.

Jennifer Charters hired as executive vice president, CIO at Flagstar Bank

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Jennifer Charters

As executive vice president and CIO at Flagstar Bank, Jennifer Charters will be responsible for directing IT strategy for the bank, including technology initiatives and operations. Previously, she was CIO of corporate technology at Ally Financial. Charters also has extensive experience in IT leadership roles in the financial services and telecom industries. She has a BS degree in computer science from Michigan State University and an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at University of Michigan.

Greg Myers now group CIO at Syngenta

As group CIO at Syngenta, Greg Myers will be tasked with expanding the role of ecommerce, digital, data and software to help Syngenta  grow and compete, aimed at helping farmers all around the world grow more crops with the same land all in a more eco-friendly, sustainable way. Myers was previously CIO of Motorola Solutions. He has a BS degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from Temple University.

Aldo Noseda appointed vice president, CIO for Eastman

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Aldo Noseda

Aldo Noseda has been named vice president and CIO at Eastman. He joins the firm from Monsanto, where he was most recently IT vice president – global commercial. He had been with Monsanto in various IT roles since 1991. Noseda is a graduate of National Technology University in Buenos Aires, with a degree in information systems and a graduate degree in systems engineering, as well as IAE University’s Executive Program in Business Administration.

Satya Jayadev now vice president, CIO for Skyworks Solutions

Satya Jayadev has been named vice president and CIO at Skyworks Solutions. He was formerly CIO for Momentive Software and global director of IT for Purolator Advanced Filtration Group. Jayadev has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Madras and an MBA in IS strategies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Ron Chandler named CIO for Harvard Business School

Ron Chandler has been named CIO at Harvard Business School. He brings extensive experience in IT leadership, technology design, and management both in academia and in professional and financial services organizations. He was previously CIO at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, as well as CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School system. Chandler holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a BS degree in electrical engineering from Southern University.

Michael Wisler now CIO at M&T Bank

Michael Wisler has been named CIO at M&T Bank. He was most recently managing vice president of technology – North American Credit Cards with Capital One and held several other IT leadership roles with the company, which he joined in December 2000. Wisler has a BS degree from the University of Findlay and an MS degree in management of information technology from the University of Virginia.

Steve Phillips named CIO at Alorica

As CIO at Alorica, Steve Phillips heads up the company’s global IT team, with the goals of driving enterprise value and supporting a high-transaction environment through business-centered technology and business process-based solutions. He was most recently CIO for Avnet and presently chairs the board for Wick Communications. Phillips has a BSc degree in electronic engineering from the University of Essex and a post-graduate diploma in management studies and business administration from the University of West London.

Jennifer Greer-Glanville now CIO at ClubCorp

Jennifer Greer-Glanville has been named CIO of ClubCorp. Prior to that, she was vice president of IT, Enterprise Systems: HR, Finance and International Technologies with Sysco. She has a bachelor of business administration degree in management information systems from Texas A&M University.

Alex Durant promoted to CIO at Momentive

Alex Durant has been named CIO at Momentive. Prior to that, he was director of global IT infrastructure with the company and previously had spent several years in IT leadership roles with SABIC. Durant holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Northeastern University.

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New CIO appointments added July 24

Robert Wright promoted to executive vice president and CIO at Allegiant

Robert Wright has been named executive vice president and CIO at Allegiant.

Wright was previously serving as senior vice president of information systems for the company before becoming interim CIO. He joined the firm in 2009. In his new role, Wright will oversee all of the IT and IS teams for Allegiant. Wright has a BS degree in aviation management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Sinclair Broadcast Group appoints Brian Bark as vice president/CIO

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