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 June 19

Cintas promotes Matt Hough to vice president, CIO

Matt Hough has been promoted to vice president, CIO at Cintas. Hough was most recently senior director of enterprise applications for the company and was previously with Pacific Gas and Electric Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from American Sentinel University.

Sameer Badlani named CIO for Fairview Health Services

Sameer Badlani joins Fairview Health Services from Sutter Health, where he was chief health information officer (CHIO) and system vice president of enterprise data management/analytics. Prior to that, he was CHIO for Intermountain Healthcare. Badlani holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Medicine from Delhi University/University College of Medical Sciences.

Air New Zealand names Jennifer Sepull as chief digital officer

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Jennifer Sepull

Jennifer Sepull comes to Air New Zealand with more than 20 years of IT leadership experience. She was previously CIO/senior vice president of information technology and digital services for USAA, as well as CIO/vice president of information technology services at Kimberly-Clark. Sepull holds a JD in International Law and Technology Legal Studies from Chapman University School of Law. And she is a technical board advisor with the London Stock Exchange Group.

Jeana Thomas named vice president and CIO for Pratt & Whitney

Jeana Thomas has been named vice president and CIO for Pratt & Whitney. Prior to that, she was executive director, global digital sales and service for Otis Elevator, as well as director of information technology at Sikorsky. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer systems technology from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Sonoco Products names Rick Johnson vice president and CIO

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Rick Johnson

In his new roles as vice president and CIO at Sonoco Products, Rick Johnson is tasked with taking the company’s technology and information systems to the next level. He joins the organization from HNI Corporation, where he had been vice president and CIO for several years. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.

Carnival promotes Greg Sullivan to CIO

Greg Sullivan has been named CIO at Carnival. He had been vice president of information technology for the company and prior to that, he was CEO of Global Velocity. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in systems science & mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Bonnie Titone named CIO at Duke Energy

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Bonnie Titone

As CIO of Duke Energy, Bonnie Titone will oversee IT operations and infrastructure, digital transformation, project delivery and support, as well as telecommunications for the firm. She was previously vice president of information business technology at Pacific Gas & Electric. Titone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel restaurant & institutional management from Penn State University.

Eric Nelson promoted to CIO North America at Kraft Heinz

Eric Nelson has been named CIO North America at Kraft Heinz. He joined the firm in 2011 and was most recently director of logistics, information systems. Prior to that, he was director of manufacturing and procurement, information systems for the company. Nelson has a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems technology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Dave Peak appointed chief information & digital officer at PerkinElmer

David Peak has been named chief information & digital officer at PerkinElmer. Peak was formerly vice president of digital strategy & innovation at Humana, where he led enterprise digital strategy and operations for the firm. He holds a BA degree in economics from Middlebury College and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Kevin Lilly named senior vice president & CIO at Jeld-Wen

As senior vice president and CIO at Jeld-Wen, Kevin Lilly is responsible for setting global IT strategy and driving transformational change at the organization. He was previously vice president of IT at Ingersoll Rand and had previously worked for KPMG. Lilly has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Houghton College.

Mark Macioce promoted to vice president and CIO at OMNOVA Solutions

Mark Macioce was promoted to vice president and CIO at OMNOVA Solutions. He had been global IT director at the company. Macioce holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Penn State University and a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from Gannon University.

Trish Torizzo named senior vice president and CIO at Hologic

Trish Torizzo has been named senior vice president and CIO at Hologic. Prior to that, she held the same role at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and had been divisional CIO for Charles River Laboratories before that. Torizzo holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

Ramesh Razdan named new global CIO at Bain

As global CIO at Bain, Ramesh Razdan will primarily oversee the company’s digital transformation, helping the company’s clients employ digital in a holistic fashion. He was previously CTO and global head of product engineering with the Boston Consulting Group and was with Dell for many years prior to that. Razdan has a degree in electronics engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Sheri Rhodes joins Workday as CIO

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Sheri Rhodes

Sheri Rhodes has joined Workday as CIO – only the company’s second one. She was formerly executive vice president and CTO for Western Union. She will have overall responsibility for all enterprise-wide IT systems, including go-to-market applications and Workday on Workday (WoW). Rhodes has an MBA in information systems from San Diego State University.

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New CIO appointments added May 7

Varadheesh Chennakrishnan hired as CIO for JOANN Stores

As CIO for JOANN Stores, Varadheesh Chennakrishnan will oversee the integration of customer-facing technologies and the development of new operations systems, among other areas of responsibility. He joins the company from Ulta Beauty, where he was senior vice president of applications and enterprise architecture.

Chennakrishnan has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, as well as a Master of Science degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Stephen Aschettino named vice president, CIO for Deciphera Pharmaceuticals

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Stephen Aschettino

In his new role, as vice president and CIO for Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Stephen Aschettino will develop the IT roadmap for the organization. Previously, Aschettino was CIO and chief privacy officer for Sarepta Therapeutics, where he led the company’s global IT strategy and infrastructure builds to coincide with the incredibly successful launch of the firm’s first therapy. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in management of information systems from Babson College.

Raghu Sagi named CIO for Inspire Brands

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Raghu Sagi

Raghu Sagi was named CIO of Inspire Brands. As such, he will oversee all technology initiatives and the digital transformation for the company. Previously, he was chief engineering officer and vice president of digital and retail technology for Sephora Americas. Sagi has a Bachelor of Technology degree in electronics and communications engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Rick Johnson appointed CIO for Sonoco

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Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson has been named CIO for Sonoco. He joins the firm from HNI where he was vice president and CIO. He also held other IT leadership roles with Johnson Controls, Capgemini, and Ernst & Young. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.

Darla Morse now CIO for CKE Restaurants

Darla Morse has been named CIO for CKE Restaurants where she will oversee all IT initiatives and technology innovation, as well as optimize IT infrastructure. Prior to joining CKE Restaurants, Morse was CIO for Inspire Brands. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA from Webster University.

Dion Rooney appointed CIO at GAF Materials

In his new role as CIO at GAF Materials, Dion Rooney will be responsible for leading the technology organization and overseeing digital transformation for the company. He was previously with Hudson’s Bay Company and Toys “R” Us. Rooney has both a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA in computer science from Seton Hall University. 

Lookman Fazal named CIO and chief digital officer for New Jersey Transit

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Lookman Fazal

Lookman Fazal joins New Jersey Transit as CIO and chief digital officer. He has more than 20 years of IT leadership experience, and he was previously CIO of Argo Turboserve Corp. Fazal has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Ramapo College and a master’s degree in management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Dan Terrasi promoted to CIO at US Bancorp

Dan Terrasi has been named CIO at US Bancorp. He was most recently senior vice president & business information officer of the wholesale division for the company. Previously, he held IT leadership roles with Westpac Banking Corp. and Citi Group. Terrasi has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Hofstra University.

Mike Macrie appointed CIO for Subway

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Mike Macrie

As CIO of Subway, Mike Macrie will oversee IT initiatives and global teams. He joins from Land O’ Lakes, where he was senior vice president and CIO. Macrie holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from Cornell University and an MBA from Duke University. 

Sean Lennon appointed CIO with Medtronic

Sean Lennon has been named CIO at Medtronic. Previously, he was senior vice president, chief information and digital officer at Allergan. And prior to that, he was vice president of global IT infrastructure for Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Lennon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from St. John’s University.

Americold names Sanjay Lall as executive vice president and CIO

As executive vice president and CIO at Americold, Sanjay Lall will be responsible for global IT, providing the highest level of IT security and cutting-edge supply-chain technologies to internal and external customers. He was most recently vice president and global CIO for interface. Lall holds a MS in computer science from the University of Miami.

Bob Border appointed CIO & digital transformation leader for Ingredion

Bob Border joins Ingredion from Coveris Group, where he had been CIO. He was previously with Pregis as vice president and CIO. Border has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and accounting from Illinois State University, and he has an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Ty Tastepe named SVP, chief information and digital officer for Altar’d State

As senior vice president and chief information and digital officer at Altar'd State, Ty Tastepe will lead IT and digital strategy in support of exceptional experiences for guests and associates. He joins Altar'd State from Universal Parks and Resorts where he was senior vice president of global solutions delivery. Tastepe holds an MBA from Villanova University, and master's and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University.

Kroger promotes Yael Cosset to SVP and CIO

Yael Cosset has been named SVP and CIO at Kroger. Prior to that, he was chief digital officer with the company. And before that he was chief commercial officer and CIO with 84.51˚ and global CIO for Dunnhumby. Cosset received a master’s degree in business administration and management from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Chambéry.

Hearst Corporation names Mahendra Durai as CIO

Mahendra Durai has been named CIO at Hearst Corporation. Prior to that, he was most recently senior vice president and chief information technology officer for CA Technologies, where he had been for several years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Trichy, India, and an MBA from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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New CIO appointments added March 20

Martin Krebs named CIO for National Fuel Gas

Krebs joins the company from Fidelis Care, where he was CIO for several years. Prior to that, he was CIO for PCB Piezotronics. Krebs has a degree from the University at Buffalo School of Management, State University of New York.

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