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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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

Cindy Taibi is a 37-year veteran of The New York Times and is the company’s first female CIO. She has held several roles within the company, most recently vice president of technology. In her new role, she will oversee networks, phones, and computers worldwide, as well as infrastructure and productivity tools and systems for internal functions. Taibi also co-leads the company’s Women in Technology group. She holds a BS in computer science and applied mathematics from the University at Albany.

Analytic Partners hires Terri Sage as CTO

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Terri Sage

Terri Sage has been named CTO of Analytic Partners. She brings 30 years of experience in engineering, analytics, and architecture to her new role. Most recently, Sage held the position of vice president – engineering, analytics, and reporting at McGraw-Hill Education. She has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in systems engineering from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, plus a Ph.D. in business from Capella University.

Anthony Mustoe named CIO with EMSI

Anthony Mustoe has been named CIO at EMSI. Mustoe brings more than 20 years of experience in IT leadership to the company. He was formerly CIO of Compass Professional Health Services. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Baylor University.


New CIO appointments added March 27

Jay Smith new CIO for TracFone Wireless

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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