New US CIO appointments, April 2021

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

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New CIO appointments, March 2021

IBM announces Kathryn Guarini as CIO

Kathryn Guarini, CIO, IBM Kathryn Guarini, CIO, IBM

Guarini is replacing Fletcher Previn who has held the CIO role since spring of 2017 and is leaving to pursue other opportunities, according to a statement by CFO, Jim Kavanaugh. Most recently, Guarini held the roles of Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Impact Science at IBM Research. Guarini and Previn are working together over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition, according to a statement by Kavanaugh. In hew new role, Guarini will lead a team of over 12,000 technology employees who are responsible for IT systems and infrastructure used by more than 350,000 IBM team members globally. She first joined IBM in 1999 and has held various technical, management, and executive positions throughout her tenure. Guarini earned a BS in Applied Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.​

Marta Zarraga Joins Capital Group as Chief Information Officer

Marta Zarraga, CIO, Capital Group Marta Zarraga, CIO, Capital Group

Capital Group, home of American Funds, is one of the world’s largest investment management firms, managing more than $2.3 trillion in equity and fixed income assets for millions of individual and institutional investors around the world. Zarraga has 25 years of industry experience and previously served as global Chief Information Officer for Aviva. She also served as Chief Information Officer at Vodafone and British Telecom. She holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from Universidad de Deusto in Spain.

Ryan Olivier promoted to VP and CIO at Meritor

Ryan Olivier, VP and CIO, Meritor Ryan Olivier, VP and CIO, Meritor

Olivier began his career with the $4B auto parts manufacturer in 2001 and has held various roles with increasing responsibilities in Purchasing, Supply Chain and Information Systems. Most recently, he served as vice president of Global IS Business Solutions and Service Delivery. He has a BS degree in Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and an MBA from Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI.

Echo Global Logistics announces Brian Parchem as Chief Information Officer

Headquartered in Chicago, with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo Global Logistics is a Fortune 1000 provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Prior to joining Echo, Parchem was Executive Vice President of Global Engineering and Operations at TransUnion. Earlier he spent over 15 years in technology at HSBC. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Northern Illinois University.

Brown & Brown promotes Gray Nester to CIO position

Gray Nester, CIO, Brown & Brown Gray Nester, CIO, Brown & Brown

Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, Brown & Brown, is a $2.2B insurance brokerage firm providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. Since December 2019, Gray has served as the CIO for Brown & Brown’s Retail Division.

Wynn Resorts promotes Jason Stump to SVP & CIO, North America

Jason Stump, SVP & CIO, North America, Wynn Resorts Jason Stump, SVP & CIO, North America, Wynn Resorts

Globally, Wynn Resorts is a $6.7B company that owns and operates Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, Encore Boston Harbor, Wynn Macau, and Wynn Palace, Cotai. Stump had served as CIO of Encore Boston Harbor for two years, and had been performing the interim CIO role for Wynn Resorts North America since last August. He has held previous CIO positions in the industry and has 28 years of gaming experience. He was the Tech Exec Las Vegas CIO of the Year in 2018 and most recently, a 2020 CIO of the Year Finalist in Boston.

Navient promotes Mike Maier to Chief Information Officer post

Maier first joined the $5.5B education loan management and business processing solutions company in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. Prior to Navient, he spent several years in loan operations leadership roles at Sallie Mae. Maier is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He is a trustee of the Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship Foundation.

Gunjan Goel named chief information officer of ST Engineering North America

Gunjan Goel, CIO, ST Engineering North America Gunjan Goel, CIO, ST Engineering North America

ST Engineering is a vertically integrated engineering group in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors, with US$5.4B in revenue. Previously, Goel was SVP, CIO and Chief Digital Officer at aerospace company Cobham. He holds a Master’s of Science in Information Systems from Arizona State University and an Executive MBA from Notre Dame. He is a Six Sigma Blackbelt.

MaineHealth appoints Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, to CIO post

Daniel J. Nigrin, CIO, MaineHealth  Daniel J. Nigrin, CIO, MaineHealth 

MaineHealth is northern New England’s largest integrated health system. Most recently, Nigrin served as SVP and Chief Information Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital, an institution he first joined in 1995 as an attending physician specializing in pediatric endocrinology, he was drawn to the role that technology plays in delivering high-quality care. Nigrin began to assume increasing responsibility within Boston Children’s IT department and in 1999 obtained a master’s degree in Medical Informatics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins University Medical School.

North Memorial Health names Bradford Newton CIO

Bradford Newton, CIO, North Memorial Health  Bradford Newton, CIO, North Memorial Health 

North Memorial Health provides healthcare to residents of the Twin Cities in its two hospitals – North Memorial Health and Maple Grove. Most recently, Newton was with Wellstar Health System in Atlanta, Georgia, in the role of vice president of information technology administration and enterprise applications. He earned a BA in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.

Humana elects Marcy S. Klevorn to board of directors

Marcy S. Klevorn, board member, Humana Marcy S. Klevorn, board member, Humana

Klevorn was formerly the Chief Transformation Officer of Ford Motor Company from May 2019 until her retirement in October 2019. Her 36-year career with Ford spanned a variety of executive and leadership roles including Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President and President of Ford Smart Mobility LLC. Humana Inc. is a $65B managed health care company that markets and administers health insurance services for employer groups, individuals, and government-sponsored programs. Humana is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

SymphonyRM appoints veteran healthcare CIO Marc Probst to its board of directors

Marc Probst, CIO, SymphonyRM Marc Probst, CIO, SymphonyRM

SymphonyRM helps health systems transform how they acquire, engage, and retain patients. Probst spent 18 years as CIO of Intermountain Healthcare, which is based in Salt Lake City Utah. He was awarded the 2019 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Healthcare Information Executives (CHIME).

New CIO appointments, February 2021

Bruce Hoffmeister joins Cracker Barrel as CIO

Bruce Hoffmeister, CIO, Cracker Barrel Bruce Hoffmeister, CIO, Cracker Barrel

Hoffmeister is responsible for all aspects of information technology, security and digital strategies and initiatives for the $3.1B chain that combines a retail store and a restaurant. Previously, Hoffmeister worked at Marriott International for more than 30 years where he served in a number of finance and technology executive roles including his most recent role as Global Chief Information Officer. He holds degrees in mathematics and biology from Thomas More College and earned an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Keith Jones appointed as the U.S. Department of State’s Chief Information Officer.

Jones has previously spent more than 36 years in the federal government, having retired from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in October 2018, where he served as acting Chief Information Officer and Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer. At USCIS, he was responsible for the oversight and management of agency-wide CIO initiatives with the annual execution of an $800 million budget for service delivery to over 20,000 internal customers. He earned an MPS in Public Administration from American University.

Tom Peck Joins Sysco as Chief Information and Digital Officer

Tom Peck, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Sysco Tom Peck, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Sysco

Peck will lead efforts to accelerate business transformation through customer-facing technology solutions at the $52B global foodservice distribution company, and will lead modernization of its technology infrastructure. He most recently served as chief information and digital officer of Ingram Micro Inc., an approximately $50 billion global leader in technology distribution, supply chain services and cloud solutions. Peck began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Nordson appoints Ishmael Cooper to CIO position

Ishmael Cooper, CIO, Nordson Ishmael Cooper, CIO, Nordson

Headquartered outside Cleveland, OH, with operations in 30 countries, Nordson (NASDAQ: NDSN, $2.2B) engineers and manufactures products for industrial use in a variety of markets including energy, medical, construction, and transportation. Ishmael (Ish) Cooper brings over 20 years of business technology leadership experience to his new role at Nordson. Most recently, Cooper was VP & CIO for Livanova, a $1B medical device maker. He holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from University of Houston, and an MBA from University of Texas.

PPG Appoints Bhaskar Ramachandran, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Ramachandran will succeed Chris Caruso, who has announced that he will retire in March from $15B Pittsburgh-based paints, coatings and specialty materials company. Ramachandran joins PPG from Jabil Inc., an American worldwide manufacturing services company, where he served as vice president, IT, and CIO of the company’s largest division. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Madras University in Chennai, India, an advanced diploma in information systems from the National Institute of IT in India, and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Mark Chequer is the new CIO at GeoVera Holdings

Mark Chequer, CIO, GeoVera Holdings Mark Chequer, CIO, GeoVera Holdings

GeoVera is a provider of specialty property insurance products​ that is headquartered outside San Francisco in Fairfield, CA. Chequer is an experienced CIO and CTO who brings many years of information security and data architecture expertise to GeoVera. Most recently, he was CIO of CSE Insurance. He will report to the CEO of GeoVera, John Forney.

Rafael Sanchez joins Six Flags as Chief Information Officer

Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Arlington, TX, Six Flags ($1.5B) owns and operates theme parks. Previously, Sanchez served as CIO of Feld entertainment. His earlier CIO roles include Brightstar, Carnival Corporation, and Diageo. He earned a BS degree in business administration from Louisiana State University.

Stan Waddell promoted to CIO at Carnegie Mellon University

Waddell has been promoted to Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer from his role as Associate Vice President for Computing Services at the Pittsburgh-based university. He had been reporting to CMU President Farnam Jahanian as the interim CIO since last spring. Previously, Waddell served as CIO at the University of New Hampshire. He earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University, an MS in Information Systems Management from University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. Waddell also served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation electronics technician for nine years.

JetBlue Appoints Monte Ford to Board of Directors

Ford joins JetBlue's board with technology expertise gained from a career spanning almost four decades. In a previous role, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer of American Airlines. He is currently the principal partner at the CIO Strategy Exchange, an organization of the top 50 sitting Chief Information Officers in business.

New CIO appointments, January 2021

Foot Locker Appoints Himanshu Parikh as SVP & CIO

Himanshu Parikh, SVP & CIO, Foot Locker Himanshu Parikh, SVP & CIO, Foot Locker

Parikh will oversee the execution of the next generation of Foot Locker's strategic technology agenda in support of the sneaker retailer's key strategic imperatives and future capability-building and innovation. Foot Locker is based in New York and has approximately 3,000 retail stores in 28 countries. Most recently, Parikh served as SVP, Chief Technology Officer at The Michaels Companies. Earlier, held several executive roles with Ross Stores. Parikh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from M.S. University, Vadodara, India.

Hillrom has welcomed Sven Krause as Chief Information Officer

Sven Krause, CIO, Hillrom Sven Krause, CIO, Hillrom

With 10,000 employees and $2.8B in revenue, Hillrom is a global medical technology company providing smart bed systems, patient monitoring and diagnostic technologies, respiratory health devices, and more. Krause spent the last 17 years at consulting firm EY, where his most recent role was Partner/Principal - Americas SAP Life Sciences Leader. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Open University, London, UK, and an MIS degree from Berufsakademie, Mannheim, Germany.

Air Products Appoints Brian Galovich SVP & CIO

Brian Galovich, SVP & CIO, Air Products Brian Galovich, SVP & CIO, Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD, $8.9B) is an industrial gases company with 19,000 employees and operations in 50 countries. Galovich brings more than 24 years of experience to the role. Most recently, he served as the vice president, digital technology and CIO for Collins Aerospace. Prior to that, Galovich was the CIO for both Pratt & Whitney and Global Business Systems at United Technologies Corporation. He holds a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Connecticut, a master's degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a master's degree in E-commerce and Business Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.

Akash Khurana named EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer at WESCO International

Akash Khurana, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, WESCO International Akash Khurana, EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, WESCO International

Based in Pittsbugh, WESCO is a leading provider of business-to-business distribution, logistics services and supply chain solutions. Khurana most recently served as Chief Information and Chief Digital Officer of McDermott International. He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Pune, India, and an MBA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Sridhar Nallani is the EVP & CIO at Backcountry

Sridhar Nallani, EVP & CIO, Backcountry Sridhar Nallani, EVP & CIO, Backcountry

Backcountry is an outdoor retailer with five brands in the U.S and Europe: Backcountry, Bergfreunde.de, Competitive Cyclist, MotoSport & SteepandCheap. Previously, Nallani was SVP and CTO at Gap/Old Navy. Earlier he was CIO of Charlotte Russe. Nallani will also serve on the Advisory Board at Backcountry’s parent company, TSG. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Osmania University, and a Master’s degree in computer science from Louisiana State University.

Citizens Financial Group Appoints CIO of The Clearing House, Lee Alexander, to its Board of Directors

Lee Alexander, CIO, The Clearing House Lee Alexander, CIO, The Clearing House

The appointment will be effective February 1, 2021. Citizens Financial Group is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $179.2 billion in assets. Alexander will serve on the board’s Audit Committee. The Clearing House is an operator of core payments system infrastructure in the United States, including a real-time payment system. Prior to joining The Clearing House, Alexander was Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer at the New York Federal Reserve Bank, where he also served on the Bank’s Management Committee. He holds a B.Sc. in Computing Science and an MBA from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

Levi Strauss & Co. Appoints Elliott Rodgers to the Board of Directors

Elliott Rodgers, CIO, Ulta Beauty Elliott Rodgers, CIO, Ulta Beauty

Rodgers currently serves as Chief Information Officer of Ulta Beauty, and has more than a decade of experience in the retail industry. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, Rodgers was Director of Operations, Target.com & Mobile, at Target. He holds a B.S. in political science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Eaton names Katrina R. Redmond Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Katrina R. Redmond, SVP and CIO, Eaton Katrina R. Redmond, SVP and CIO, Eaton

Redmond succeeds Bill Blausey, who is retiring after 34 years with the $21B global power management company. Redmond will report to Craig Arnold, Eaton’s chairman and chief executive officer, and will be a member of the senior leadership team. She joins Eaton from Hubbell, where she served as vice president and CIO. Prior to Hubbell, she served in CIO roles for ABB/GE Industrial Solutions and GE Grid Solutions. Redmond holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from the University of Georgia, Athens, and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University, Atlanta.

New CIO appointments, December 2020

Harsh Uchariya joins ClubCorp as CIO

Uchariya brings a proven track record of success leading all aspects of IT, including strategy, architecture, and digital transformation to his new role. Based in Dallas, ClubCorp is the leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs, city and stadium clubs in North America and abroad. Its properties include the legendary Firestone in Akron, OH, and Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, CA.  Previously, Uchariya was CTO and Chief Architect at Wyndham Destinations. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering College, India, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Information Management and Technology.

MetLife Names Pawan Verma Chief Information Officer

Pawan Verma, CIO, MetLife Pawan Verma, CIO, MetLife

Verma joined the $69 billion company as EVP & CIO, reporting to Bill Pappas, EVP and Head of Global Technology and Operations. MetLife is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management services. Most recently, Verma was Chief Information and Customer Experience Officer at Foot Locker. He holds a B.S. in mathematics from Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, an M.S. in computer application and software engineering from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, both in India, and an MBA from Kent State University, Ohio.

Virgin Galactic Appoints Alistair Burns as Chief Information Officer

Alistair Burns, CIO, Virgin Galactic  Alistair Burns, CIO, Virgin Galactic 

In this newly created role, Burns will be responsible for delivering the technology strategy for the integrated aerospace and space travel company. Most recently, he spent five years as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at OSI Systems, a designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications.

Syneos Health Names Larry Pickett Chief Information & Digital Officer

Larry Pickett, chief information & digital officer, Syneos Health Larry Pickett, chief information & digital officer, Syneos Health

Pickett will lead the global Business Technology team, oversee the Dynamic Assembly open architecture technology network and manage the creation of new technology and data-enabled products at the $4.6 billion biopharmaceutical services company, which is based in Morrisville, NC. Most recently he was co-founder and CEO of RxDataScience, a healthcare data analytics startup based in Research Triangle Park, New York, and London. Earlier, he served as CIO at Purdue Pharma. Pickett earned a BA in Chemistry from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an MBA from University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Teradata announces Erica Hausheer as Chief Information Officer

Erica Hausheer, CIO, Teradata Erica Hausheer, CIO, Teradata

Hausheer will lead Teradata’s Information Technology strategy and operations, including security. Previously, she was senior vice president and CIO of 3D Systems. Prior to 3D Systems, Hausheer spent 20 years at Hewlett Packard/Hewlett Packard Enterprise, including vice president of global architecture for the newly formed HPE. Hausheer has an MBA from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University.

CDK Global Names Kirsten Garen Chief Information Officer

Kirsten Garen, CIO, CDK Global Kirsten Garen, CIO, CDK Global

Garen will also be a member of the executive leadership team at the $1.9 billion company that provides technology, advertising, and marketing services to 30,000 auto dealerships around the globe. Most recently, she served as CIO for Delta Dental of California. Prior to Delta Dental, she served as CIO for Bank of the West. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

Kenneth E. Coleman is the new VP & CIO of CenterPoint Energy

Kenneth E. Coleman, VP & CIO, CenterPoint Energy Kenneth E. Coleman, VP & CIO, CenterPoint Energy

Coleman joins the $12 billion gas and electric utility following roles of increasing responsibility during more than 20 years at Southern Company and its subsidiaries, including Senior Vice President and CIO. Most recently, Coleman served as President and CEO of the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) where he was responsible for developing collaborative efforts between the BBA and its community partners to lead economic growth for the seven-county Birmingham region. Coleman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from the University of New Haven, and an MBA from the University of Alabama.

Stephen de Campos Named CIO Of Hunt Consolidated

Stephen de Campos, CIO, Hunt Consolidated Stephen de Campos, CIO, Hunt Consolidated

De Campos will assume his new role effective January 1, 2021. One of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., and based in Dallas, Hunt Consolidated is active in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, liquified natural gas, real estate, and more. De Campos has served as Director, IT Infrastructure at the company since July 2019, and he and another IT leader have been serving as co-interim CIOs since July 2020. Prior to joining Hunt he was Director, IT Infrastructure at Dean Foods.

Creighton Warren has joined TreeHouse Foods as VP & CIO

Creighton Warren, VP & CIO, TreeHouse Foods Creighton Warren, VP & CIO, TreeHouse Foods

Headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, TreeHouse Foods is a $4.3B multinational food processing company specializing in producing private label packaged foods. Previously, Warren was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at USG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of building product solutions. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s degree with a concentration in Finance and Strategy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. He currently serves on the External Advisory Board for University of Illinois - Chicago Department of Computer Science.

Sally Beauty Holdings promotes Mary Beth Edwards to SVP, Chief Information Officer and Chief Transformation Officer

Mary Beth Edwards, SVP, chief information officer and chief transformation officer, Sally Beauty Hol Mary Beth Edwards, SVP, chief information officer and chief transformation officer, Sally Beauty Holdings

Based outside of Dallas, Sally Beauty is a $3.5B international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies. Since April 2019, Edwards has served as Group Vice President, Global Sourcing at the company. Previously, she was Vice President of Global Operations at Arrow Electronics. She is a combat veteran officer of the U.S. Army and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University.

The AZEK Company appoints Fumbi Chima, CIO of BECU, to its board of directors

AZEK is a leading manufacturer of low-maintenance residential and commercial building products, and is headquartered in Chicago. Chima is EVP & CIO of BECU, a large Seattle-based credit union. She has decades of global business leadership and CIO experience at companies in the retail and financial sectors, including Walmart, Burberry, FOX Networks, American Express and most recently adidas. Chima currently serves on the boards of Africa Prudential Plc and the Women at Risk International Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and philosophy from The University of Hull, U.K.

Edwina Payne elected to Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Board of Directors

Payne was most recently senior vice president, technology strategy and enterprise portfolio, for McKesson Corporation. Previously, she served as vice president and chief information officer of Avanos Medical (formerly known as Halyard Health Inc.), a medical technology company, from 2017 to 2019. From 2010 to 2016, she worked for Zimmer Biomet, a medical device manufacturer, where she was promoted into the role of vice president and chief information officer.

New CIO appointments, November 2020

Tech Data names Bonnie Smith as chief information officer

Bonnie Smith, chief information officer, Tech Data Bonnie Smith, chief information officer, Tech Data

Smith brings more than 30 years of experience running global shared services operations and large-scale transformation initiatives to her new position. Ranked number 90 on the Fortune 500 list, Tech Data helps companies like HP, Apple, Cisco, and Microsoft bring their products to market. Previously, Smith served as Vice President and CIO at Lear Corporation for four years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from University of Chicago with concentrations in International Business and Economics.

Union Pacific names Rahul Jalali as CIO

Rahul Jalali, CIO, Union Pacific Rahul Jalali, CIO, Union Pacific

In his new role, Jalali will be responsible for the development, execution and ongoing operation of all IT and telecommunication services and strategy for the $20 billion railroad company, which connects 23 states in the western two thirds of the country. Jalali joined the organization from Walmart, where he had been for many years, most recently leading global technology as Vice President, Walmart International. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Whirlpool Corporation names Danielle Brown SVP and CIO

Danielle Brown, SVP and CIO, Whirlpool Corporation Danielle Brown, SVP and CIO, Whirlpool Corporation

Effective November 1st, Brown has joined Whirlpool, a $20 billion kitchen and laundry appliance company that markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, JennAir, and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Previously, Brown served as VP & CIO at Brunswick Corporation. Brown holds a BS in computer science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as a master’s degree in management information systems from Penn State and an MBA from Drexel University. She is also a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Mark Hill appointed chief digital information officer at CSL Behring

Mark Hill, chief digital information officer, CSL Behring Mark Hill, chief digital information officer, CSL Behring

In his new role, Hill will lead the enterprise-wide digital technology organization for the $9 billion biopharma company, including Seqirus, a subsidiary focused on influenza vaccines. Previously, Hill was SVP & CIO at Gilead Sciences. He also held leadership roles with Merck and Schering-Plough earlier in his career. A U.S. Army veteran, Hill earned a BS degree in Organizational Management from Tusculum College and an Executive MBA in Information Technology Management from Christian Brothers University.

The Wendy’s Company appoints Kevin Vasconi as CIO

Kevin Vasconi, CIO, The Wendy’s Company Kevin Vasconi, CIO, The Wendy’s Company

Vasconi joins the $1+ billion fast food chain with more than 30 years of IT experience and will be responsible for all areas of Wendy’s global technology effort, including digital, enterprise architecture, and information security. Previously, he was with Domino’s Pizza for more than eight years, most recently as executive vice president, CIO. Vasconi holds a BS in Technology from Purdue University.

Brunswick Corporation promotes Michael Adams to vice president, CIO

Michael Adams, vice president, CIO, Brunswick Corporation Michael Adams, vice president, CIO, Brunswick Corporation

Adams will be responsible for all information systems enterprise-wide, IT transformation, and digital initiatives for the nearly $5 billion indoor/outdoor consumer product manufacturer. Adams joined the organization in 2017 as Vice President, Chief Architect, and has held successive IT leadership roles. Previously, he had been with DuPont for many years, most recently as Global Infrastructure Center of Competency (CoC) Leader, DuPont IT. Adams holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science from William & Mary, as well as an MBA from Drexel University.

Casey Decker joins Hy-Vee as chief information officer

Casey Decker, chief information officer, Hy-Vee Casey Decker, chief information officer, Hy-Vee

Decker will lead IT strategy and oversee all information systems and technology operations for the grocery chain, which has 275 stores across eight Midwestern states. He will also lead all innovations and initiatives for online and digital channels for the $11 billion company. Decker comes to Hy-Vee after serving as the chief information officer of FBL Financial Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Drake University as well as a master's degree in Management of Information Systems from DePaul University.

CF Industries names Julie Scheck Freigang as VP & chief information officer

Freigang will be responsible for the $4 billion chemical manufacturing company’s global information technology strategy and operations, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining CF, Freigang was vice president, chief information officer at Franklin Electric. Previously, she served in information technology leadership roles at Eaton. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University.

Marsh & McLennan Companies appoints Paul Beswick SVP & CIO

Paul Beswick, SVP & CIO, Marsh & McLennan Companies Paul Beswick, SVP & CIO, Marsh & McLennan Companies

Beswick has replaced Scott Gilbert, who is retiring from the $17 billion company, which provides professional services in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Previously, Beswick worked at Oliver Wyman, a Marsh & McLennan company, for over two decades, partnering with clients in a range of sectors on strategic, operational and technology issues. He also founded and led the business’s digital practice. Paul holds an MA (first class) in chemical engineering from Cambridge University.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island promotes Dave Comella to vice president and chief information officer

Dave Comella, vice president and chief information officer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Dave Comella, vice president and chief information officer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island

In his new role, Comella oversees strategy for the Information Technology (IT) department, focusing on facilitating the company’s transformation to a digital marketplace and evolving to best meet customer needs. He first joined the organization as an analyst and project leader in 2003. Comella earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems & Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and an MBA from Bryant University.

Archrock names Mark Lennon as CIO and vice president of IT

Mark Lennon, CIO and vice president of IT, Archrock Mark Lennon, CIO and vice president of IT, Archrock

Lennon joins the nearly $1 billion midstream natural gas compression energy infrastructure company with more than 20 years of IT leadership. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s IoT technology platform to harness modern technology while managing and improving systems and processes. He joins the organization from JLT, a Marsh McLennan company, where he was CIO Americas & Global Reinsurance. Prior to that, Lennon was CIO of Americas for Maersk Oil. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Avionics while in the Royal Air Force and a Master’s degree in software engineering from Robert Gordon University.

Seibels appoints Rao Tadepalli chief information officer

Rao Tadepalli, chief information officer, Seibels Rao Tadepalli, chief information officer, Seibels

In his new role, Tadepalli will oversee software development, implementation and support, data center operations and infrastructure, as well as digital transformation and insurtech initiatives. Seibels is a property and casualty insurance industry business process services (BPS) and third-party administration (TPA) provider. Most recently, Tadepalli served as Chief Information Officer at Great American Insurance. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Madras and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Andhra University.

Charles River Labs appoints George Llado, CIO of Alexion, to board of directors

George Llado, CIO, Alexion George Llado, CIO, Alexion

Llado, presently senior vice president and CIO with Alexion Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Charles River Laboratories, the $2.6 billion clinical laboratory specialist with more than 90 facilities in over 20 countries. Llado will serve on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee, and will advise on the continuing digital transformation of the organization. Llado has been in his current role with Alexion since January 2015, and prior to that was with Merck & Co. for more than 25 years. He holds a BS in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology.

Marvin welcomes Rick Johnson, CIO of Sonoco, to its board of directors

Johnson brings significant business experience to the Warroad, Minnesota-based maker of windows and doors. He currently serves as the Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Sonoco, a global producer of consumer and industrial packaging solutions based in Hartsville, SC. At Sonoco, Johnson leads the Information Technology organization and is a member of the Executive Committee

New CIO appointments added October 14, 2020

Harrison Lewis appointed Senior Vice President, CIO with Grocery Outlet

Lewis brings more than 15 years of experience as a CIO in the grocery sector to Grocery Outlet, a retailer of consumables and fresh products sold through a network of independently owned and operated stores. He comes to the organization from Northgate Gonzalez, where he was most recently CIO, CPO, and Digital Business Head. Prior to that, he was Vice President and CIO with Haggen. Lewis has a B.S in Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

HP names Ron Guerrier as Global Chief Information Officer

Guerrier joins the $58B technology company from the State of Illinois, where he served as CIO and Secretary of Innovation & Technology since February 2019. Prior to that, he was CIO for Express Scripts, CIO for Farmers Insurance, as well as CIO for Toyota North America. Guerrier holds a Bachelors in Economics and Finance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – College of Business and a Master’s degree in Operations Management and Supervision from North Park University.

Cigna names Noelle Eder as Global CIO

noelle eder Cigna

Eder will oversee Cigna’s global IT strategy and will head up the development and delivery of next-generation capabilities and solutions for the $153B life and health insurance organization. She joins the company from Hilton Worldwide Holdings, where she was Chief Information and Digital Officer. She had previously held senior IT leadership roles with Capital One and Intuit. Eder holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University.

Bridgestone Americas appoints Taren Rodabaugh as CIO

taren rodabaugh Bridgestone Americas

Rodabaugh joins the company from Harley-Davidson, where she was also CIO. In her new role, she will lead IT strategy and operations for the $16B tire maker, supporting its continuing development as a sustainable mobility and advanced solutions company. Rodabaugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Management from Miami University, and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Pacific Gas & Electric names Ajay Waghray as Senior Vice President and CIO

Ajay Waghray, Senior Vice President and CIO, Pacific Gas & Electric Pacific Gas & Electric

Waghray joins the organization from Agni Growth Ventures, where he served as Managing Partner for the last year. Prior to that, he was CTO for Assurant. In his new role, he will define and execute an IT strategy and roadmap in support of PG&E Corporation and its utility subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Waghray holds a BE Hons degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, an MS degree in Computer Science from West Virginia University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Walt Disney Company hires Diane Jurgens as CIO

Diane Jurgens, CIO, Walt Disney Company Walt Disney Company

Jurgens will have responsibility for all of the $69B media company’s enterprise technology, including business systems, infrastructure, workforce enablement, as well as for planning, operations and execution of Disney IT systems. She joins the organization from BHP, where she was CTO for several years, based in Singapore. She had previously held several senior IT leadership roles with General Motors. Jurgens has both a Bachelors and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, and an MBA from Seattle University.

Zylo appoints Adobe CIO Cynthia Stoddard to its Board of Directors

Stoddard, Senior Vice President and CIO with Adobe, has joined the board of directors for Zylo, the SaaS management platform for cloud-forward enterprises. She has been with Adobe since 2016, and prior to that held the same title with NetApp for several years. Stoddard earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Western New England College and an MBA from Marylhurst University.

Sempra Energy promotes Ben Gordon to Senior Vice President, CIO and Chief Digital Officer

Gordon joined the Fortune 500 energy infrastructure company, which is based in San Diego, in 2018 as Vice President Information Technology. Previously he was Vice President of Engineering for Molina Healthcare and prior to that he had been CTO with 3RP. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University and received his Doctorate degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida.

Goodwill Industries International appoints Dru Rai as CIO

Goodwill, a community-based non-profit workforce provider, brings Rai onboard to leverage his more than 30 years of IT leadership. He will oversee IT operations and digital transformation and innovation for the organization. Most recently, he was Interim Chief Digital & Chief Information Officer for Cooper Tire and Rubber, and had previously been Chief Digital Officer and Global CIO for Ball Corporation, as well as Senior Vice President Digital Transformation and CIO with DuPont. Rai holds a Bachelor’s degree from GB Pan University in India and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Nuvance Health appoints Geoff Hook as CIO

Geoff Hook, CIO, Nuvance Health Nuvance Health

Hook will oversee IT strategy, administration and operations to help drive the Danbury, CT-based hospital system’s digital goals. He had been serving as Nuvance’s interim CIO, and prior to that, he was  Chief Digital Officer for the company.

Shiseido Americas names Shannon Britton as CIO

Britton leads technology strategy, deployment and IT operations for the Americas region of the cosmetics and skins care manufacturer. She joined the organization from Diageo, where she had been for the last several years, most recently as Vice President, Digital & Technology – Americas. Britton has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut and holds an MBA from Columbia University – Columbia Business School.

Black & Veatch appoints Irvin Bishop Jr. as CIO

Irvin Bishop Jr., CIO, Black & Veatch Black & Veatch

Bishop will develop and implement the IT vision for the $2.2B global engineering and construction company. Before joining the organization, he was Executive Vice President, Digital & Strategic Planning with Young Living Essential Oils, and had previously been with Coca-Cola for many years. Bishop holds a B.S. in computer science from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Master’s of Marketing from Georgia State University – J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Entercom Communications appoints Sarah Foss as CIO

Sarah Foss, CIO, Entercom Communications Entercom Communications

Foss comes to the media and entertainment company from FreeWheel Advertisers, where she was Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives. Prior to that, she was General Manager, Ad Tech for Imagine Communications. She has more than 25 years of experience. In her new role, Foss will oversee all aspects of enterprise technology systems and programs. Foss holds a Bachelors in Communications from Pacific Lutheran University and a Masters in Management/Telecommunications from Ohio University.

New CIO appointments added September 9, 2020

Johnson Controls names Diane Schwarz as CIO

Diane Schwarz, CIO, Johnson Controls Johnson Controls

Schwarz will head up the entire IT organization and will be responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive IT strategy that continues to merge technology operations for scalability and global growth enterprise-wide. She joins the company from Hunt Consolidated, where she was Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer. Schwarz holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and English from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.

Zeeshan Sheikh appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer for PSEG

Zeeshan Sheikh, Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Digital Officer, PSEG PSEG

Sheikh will oversee the direction and management of all IT and digital needs for the organization. He joins the company from Entergy, where he had been for almost 20 years, most recently as Vice President and CIO. Sheikh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Business and Economics.

Scripps Health promotes Shane Thielman to corporate Senior Vice President and CIO

Shane Thielman, corporate Senior Vice President and CIO, Scripps Health Scripps Health

Thielman joined the organization in 2006 and was most recently interim CIO and Assistant Vice President, Information Management. He has held other leadership roles at the company within medical management, project management, and strategic planning. Thielman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Willamette University and an MHA in Health Administration from University of Southern California.

Ryan Hummel promoted to CIO at Planet Group

Ryan Hummel, CIO, Planet Group Planet Group

Hummel, who joined the company in 2010, was most recently Group Head of Infrastructure and Service Management for the organization, and prior to that, was Senior Vice President, Global IT Operations. In his new role, he will oversee global IT and Security for the enterprise. Hummel holds a BS in Computer Science from Columbia Southern University and an EMBA from Drexel University.

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics names Ariane Schiereck as Global CIO

Ariane Schiereck, Global CIO, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Schiereck, with more than 25 years of senior IT leadership, will lead the global IT organization as well as help build the digital footprint of the future. She joins the company from Brighton Cromwell, where she was Chief Information and Security Officer. Previously, she was Senior Vice President IT, CIO Commercial Division for inVentiv Health. Schiereck holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Accounting from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and an MBA from Lehigh University.

Generac Power Systems names Tim Dickson as CIO

Tim Dickson, CIO, Generac Power Systems Generac Power Systems

Dickson joins the company in this newly created role in order to elevate IT within the organization, as well as to align global technologies by developing and executing enterprise-wide IT strategy and architecture. Previously he was Vice President, Digital Business Platform with Laureate International Universities, as well as Vice President, Front Office IT and Digital Transformation for Motorola Solutions. Dickson holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University and an MBA in Information Technology from the University of Texas at Austin – Red McCombs School of Business.

New CIO appointments added August 12, 2020

Hy Cite Enterprises names Phil Smart as CIO

Smart joins the organization from Tupperware, where he had been for more than 20 years, most recently as Global Digital Technology Executive (CIO/CTO). Smart holds an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University Belfast, and an MBA from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.

Tom Farrah joins Vistra as Senior Vice President and CIO

Farrah, with 30 years of IT experience, joined the organization from Keurig Dr Pepper, where he was most recently Senior Vice President of Business Transformation. In his new role, he will ensure the reliability, security and ongoing development of the technology platforms for the organization, as well as deliver new solutions that support the business. Farrah holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Windsor, Canada.

OneAmerica names Jose Martinez as Senior Vice President and CIO

Jose Martinez, Senior Vice President and CIO, OneAmerica OneAmerica

Martinez joined the organization several years ago and took on the CIO role in an interim capacity in 2019. He had previously been Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Application Support, and Vice President, Business Relationship Management and Enterprise Architecture for the company, and has prior experience at Interactive Intelligence and IBM. Martinez holds both a BME and an MSME in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Alphia names Robert Long as CTO/CIO

Robert Long, CTO/CIO, Alphia Alphia

Long has more than 20 years of IT leadership experience. He was previously Senior Vice President Operations, CIO and CISO for MBSi Corp. Prior to that, he had been General Manager and Vice President of Operations for Perfection Pet Foods, as well as CIO for Del Monte Foods.

Magellan Midstream Partners names Bhupesh Arora as Vice President, CIO

Arora joins the organization from Avery Dennison, where he had been for many years, most recently as Senior Director, Digital Innovation, Enterprise Architecture and Intelligent Labels. Prior to that he had been with Hyundai and Nissan in various IT roles. Arora has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Fr. Conceicao Rodrigues College of Engineering and an MBA in MIS/Finance from the Eller College of Management at University of Arizona.

Orgill names Marc Hamer as Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer

Marc Hamer, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Orgill Orgill

In the newly created role, Hamer will oversee all data and digital strategies, as well as information security, systems, and technology teams enterprise-wide. Previously, he had been Corporate Vice President, Customer Experience, CIO & CDO for Sealed Air Corporation, as well as Global CIO with Babcock & Wilcox. Hamer has a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University.

Fifth Third Bank names Linda Clement-Holmes to Board of Directors

Linda Clement-Holmes, Member, Board of Directors, Fifth Third Bank Fifth Third Bank

Clement-Holmes, retired CIO of Procter & Gamble, will serve on the Technology Committee for Fifth Third’s board. She had been with P&G from 1983 to 2018. She brings leadership in information technology, as well as in diversity and inclusion. Clement-Holmes also serves on the board of Cincinnati Financial Corporation and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Industrial Management – Computer Science from Purdue University.

New CIO appointments added July 8, 2020

Adrian Butler appointed CIO for Casey’s General Stores

Adrian Butler, CIO, Casey’s General Stores Casey’s General Stores

Butler was appointed to the newly created role and is responsible for spearheading IT strategy, innovation, modernization and delivery for the organization. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, IT and CIO (Applebee’s and IHOP) for Dine Brands Global, and had formerly been with Target for several years. Butler has a B.S. in Computer Science from Grambling State University, an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Doctorate in Management from University of Maryland University College.

Glenn Remoreras named CIO for Mark Anthony Group

Glenn Remoreras, CIO, Mark Anthony Group Mark Anthony Group

Remoreras joins the organization from Constellation Brands, where he was Vice President IT, Strategic Partner and Office of the CIO. In his new role, he is tasked with evolving the technology function to mirror the company’s growth and strategic objectives. He is also a board member with the Business Relationship Management (BRM) Institute. Remoreras has a BS in Computer Studies, Information Technology from De La Salle University and an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Catalent Pharma names Charles Lickfold as Senior Vice President and CIO

Lickfold will oversee global IT services and technology for the company, as well as be responsible for the ongoing digital transformation. He was most recently CIO for Alcami Corporation, and prior to that was Executive Vice President and CIO with Avara Pharmaceutical Services. Lickfold holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky.

Deanna Johnston joins Ansell as Senior Vice President and CIO

Johnston comes to the company from Shisheido Americas, where she was CIO. She previously held the CIO position at both Haier America and Belkin. She has more than 25 years of IT experience, with nine years as CIO. Johnston holds a BA in Business (Finance) from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Werner Enterprises names Daragh Mahon as Executive Vice President and CIO  

Mahon joins the organization from Vonage where he had been Senior Vice President – Global IT and Business Applications. Prior to that, he had been with Sage for many years. Mahon attended Athlone Institute of Technology.

Mount Sinai Health System promotes Kristin Myers to Executive Vice President, CIO and Dean for IT

Kristin Myers, Executive Vice President, CIO and Dean for IT, Mount Sinai Health System Mount Sinai Health System

Myers, who has been with the organization for many years, was promoted from the role of Senior Vice President for Technology. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing IT operations, driving agility to support overall strategy, and enabling digital transformation. Myers holds a Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws, Information Technology and Law from Queensland University of Technology, as well as an Executive Masters of Public Health/Healthcare Administration/Management from Columbia University.

AFS Logistics names Nathan Johnson as CIO

Johnson joins the organization from Werner Enterprises, where he was senior vice president and CIO. He had previously held the same role with Ports America. In his new role, Johnson will oversee process excellence and innovation, as well as on-time IT execution across the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Logistics from The Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.

Shawn Harrs appointed CIO for Ygrene Energy Fund

Shawn Harrs, CIO, Ygrene Energy Fund Ygrene Energy Fund

Harrs, who has more than 20 years of IT leadership experience, will be responsible for all IT strategy for the organization, particularly the utilization of state-of-the-art technologies in order to target new areas of growth. He had previously held senior IT roles with Bang Energy, NBC Universal Media, Lennar, and The Walt Disney Company. Harrs holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida, an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, as well as a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announces Matthew Postulka as Senior Vice President, Technology & Operations, CIO

Postulka will oversee the Business Technology Solutions group as well as the Information Security team, as well as operations for cash and wholesale payments. He joins the organization from Arbella Insurance where he was Assistant Vice President, Information Technology, as well as, most recently Deputy CIO. Postulka has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Providence College, and an MBA from Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

YMCA of USA appoints Siva Balu as CIO

Siva Balu, CIO, YMCA of USA  YMCA of USA 

Balu joins the organization from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, where he had been for many years, most recently as Executive Director & Head of Enterprise IT. In his new role, he will be tasked with rethinking and reorganizing the IT department of the Y-USA – supporting the national office and local chapters. Balu holds a Bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Bharathiar University in India, and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Mark Rohrwasser hired as CIO with Silicon Valley Bank

Mark Rohrwasser, CIO, Silicon Valley Bank Silicon Valley Bank

Rohrwasser joins the organization with more than 30 years of IT leadership and experience. He will oversee all IT operations, engineering, architecture and networking. Previously, he was International CIO for Equifax and prior to that, had been with both PayPal and Bank of America for several years. Rohrwasser has a BS degree from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

Faisal Azam named Chief Information and Technology Officer for ETHIC Wealth Bank

Faisal Azam, Chief Information and Technology Officer, ETHIC Wealth Bank ETHIC Wealth Bank

Azam brings nearly 20 years of technology leadership experience to his new role. Most recently, he was CTO with Brown Brothers Harriman, where he had been for several years. He holds a B.E in Electrical Engineering from N.E.D. University and an M.S. in Computer Science from University of Massachusetts.

Arthur Hubbs appointed Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer with Charles River Labs

Hubbs rejoins the firm, where he had previously been Corporate Senior Vice President, IT and Chief Information Officer from 2010 until 2015. He brings more than 25 years of IT leadership and experience. He will lead the global IT enterprise, delivering technology and data security solutions company wide. He had previously been Vice President and Worldwide Head of Informatics for Pfizer. Hubbs holds a B.S. degree in Finance from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and an M.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University.

Sharon Mandell appointed Senior Vice President and CIO for Juniper Networks

Sharon Mandell, Senior Vice President and CIO, Juniper Networks Juniper Networks

Mandell brings more than 26 years of experience to the role, where she will execute on global IT strategy. She joins the organization from TIBCO Software where she had been CIO. She had previously been with StrataFusion and Harmonic. Mandell holds a BA in Computer Science from Temple University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Cornerstone Building Brands announces Ram Manukonda as CIO

Manukonda brings more than 20 years of global IT leadership to the role. He joins the company from Evoqua Water Technologies, where he was Vice President and CIO. Prior to that, he was with CONTECH Engineered Solutions for many years, most recently as Vice President and CIO. Manukonda holds an undergraduate degree from RVR College of Engineering as well as an MS in electrical engineering from University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

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New CIO appointments added June 10, 2020

Rhonda Vetere named executive vice president and CIO for Herbalife

Rhonda Vetere, executive vice president and CIO, Herbalife Herbalife

Vetere joins the organization with a deep background of more than 25 years of IT leadership. In her new role, she is responsible for running the global IT organization, including front- and back-end technology, infrastructure, working with distributors and internal clients to create a vast digital experience, in addition to all aspects of the company’s IT strategy and implementation. Previous roles include chief information & technology officer with Estee Lauder Companies and senior vice president, managing director global technology & infrastructure for AIG. Vetere holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University.

Bayer names Bijoy Sagar as chief information technology & digital transformation officer

Bijoy Sagar, chief information technology & digital transformation officer, Bayer Bayer

Sagar, formerly chief digital technology officer for Stryker for more than five years, has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare and chemical industries. Prior roles include IT leadership positions with Merck, Takeda Oncology, and Amgen. Sagar studied science at the University of Mumbai as well as at Northeastern University.

Edward Aractingi named CIO for William & Mary

Edward Aractingi, CIO, William & Mary William & Mary

Aractingi was previously CIO for Marshall University, where he had been for 15 years. In his new role, he will lead information technology for the university. Aractingi holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Damascus University, a Master of Science in information systems from Marshall University, and a Ph.D. in information technology from Capella University.

TravelCenters of America appoints Sandy Rapp as CIO and senior vice president of IT

Sandy Rapp, CIO and senior vice president of IT, TravelCenters of America TravelCenters of America

Rapp brings more than 30 years of experience as she joins the company from the Timken Co., where she was CIO. She had previously been CIO for OEConnection. Rapp holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Akron.

Kris Rao named Chief information and digital officer with HNI Corporation

Rao will spearhead enterprise-wide IT and digital strategy, while taking advantage of opportunities to innovate digital business models within the company. He joins the organization from Ricoh, where he had been vice president of information technology/CIO. Rao holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and telecommunications Engineering from Bangalore University and a Master of Science degree in software and data engineering from Mississippi State University.

Maryjo Zaborowski appointed senior vice president & CIO with Parexel

Zaborowski joins the company from the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where she had been vice president, R&D CIO. Prior to that, she was vice president, global head R&D information services for Merck Group. Zaborowski attended the University of California, Berkeley.

American Electric Power names Therace Risch as Senior Vice President and CIO

Risch will oversee all technology initiatives – including innovation, IT, digital, and telecommunications – for the organization. She joins the company from J.C. Penney, where she was executive vice president, chief information & digital officer. Prior to that, Risch was executive vice president & CIO with COUNTRY Financial. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and mathematics from Ripon College.

Ashish Parmar named as CIO for Tapestry

Ashish Parmar, CIO, Tapestry Tapestry

Parmar was promoted from senior vice president, global head of enterprise solutions to CIO, where he is responsible for the company’s global technology. Previously, he was vice president, global supply Chain solutions, software engineering, and enterprise architecture with Coach, where he had been for several years.

Parmar holds a BS degree in business logistics from Penn State University and an MS degree in management, information systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Steve Palmucci joins Covetrus as Global CIO

Palmucci comes to the organization from Rentokil North America, where he was CIO. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and CIO with TiVo. In his new role, he leads the company’s global information technology operations. He has a deep track record of helping insurance, pharmaceutical, media, entertainment and technology companies meet evolving business and customer demands in the digital age. Palmucci has a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Catholic University of America and holds an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University – Erivan K. Haub School of Business.

Vikram Nair named senior vice president, CIO at Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Vikram Nair, senior vice president & CIO, Amneal Pharmaceuticals Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Nair joined the company earlier this year. Previously, he had been CIO for Viking Cruises and vice president, global experience innovation & integration, technology strategy and planning with Carnival Corporation. Nair holds a Sc. B. degree in engineering from Brown University, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

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New CIO appointments added May 13, 2020

Kathleen Kay named CIO for Principal Financial Group

Kathleen Kay, CIO, Principal Financial Group Principal Financial Group

Kay, in her new role will oversee all global technology and digital strategies for the company. She joins the organization from PG&E, where she was Senior Vice President and CIO. Prior to that, she was Enterprise CTO with SunTrust Bank. Kay has a BS degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University and an MS degree in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Holly Walters promoted to CIO and Group Vice President with Toyota Motor North America

Holly Walters, CIO and Group Vice President, Toyota Motor North America Toyota Motor North America

Walters, previously President and CEO of Toyota Financial Savings Bank, was promoted to her new role with Toyota North America, where she will be responsible for the company’s information systems, solutions and technology. She joined Toyota Financial Savings Bank in 2007 as CTO. Walters holds an MBA from Ohio State University.

Alan Nazhat announced as CTO with Enthusiast Auto Holdings

Alan Nazhat, CTO, Enthusiast Auto Holdings Enthusiast Auto Holdings

In this CTO/CIO hybrid role, Nazhat will be responsible for the Technology Team and Systems that provide solutions and services to EAH. He joins the company from Byrider, where he was Vice President of Application Development and Business Solutions and responsible for Enterprise Application Solutions / Architecture, Product Management / Ownership and the Agile Practice. Previously, he was Vice President of Enterprise Systems at Finish Line as well as Director of IT Strategy at Payless Shoesource. Nazhat holds an Associate’s Degree in Instrumentation from Texas State Technical College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Amberton University.

Akshay Shrivastava appointed CIO for TOCA Football

Akshay Shrivastava, CIO, TOCA Football TOCA Football

Shrivastava brings more than 20 years of IT leadership experience to his new role.  At TOCA, he will drive and oversee strategic technology investments in digital innovation, product development, business operations, internal corporate functions (marketing, finance, sales), as well as core/foundational IT and big data platforms. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Payments Technology at SunTrust Bank (Truist), where he leveraged micro-services, cloud, agile, and dev-ops best practices in order to modernize platforms and enable faster digital innovation. Shrivastava holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics from the University of Mumbai, as well as an MBA from Emory University.

Claire’s Stores appoints Marc Saffer as Executive Vice President and CIO

Marc Saffer, Executive Vice President and CIO, Claire’s Stores Claire’s Stores

Saffer was formerly Senior Vice President and Interim CIO with Centric Brands. He also previously held the CIO role with J. Crew and Duane Reade, and brings more than 25 years of IT leadership experience to his new role.

Pat Browning named CIO for E.W. Scripps

Pat Browning, CIO, E.W. Scripps E.W. Scripps

Browning is responsible for all enterprise-wide technology strategy and operations. He was previously Deputy CIO for the organization for the past year, and was previously Senior Vice President, Procurement with Discovery Inc., where he had been for many years. Browning holds a BSB in Management Information Systems from Miami University and an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University.

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New CIO appointments added April 8, 2020

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment names Mark Rosa to Senior Vice President and CIO

Rosa, previously Chief Audit Executive for The Mohegan Tribe/Mohegan Sun, will now oversee IT strategy and vision for all Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment properties. This includes networks, security, IT operations and support, infrastructure, architecture, and application development. Rosa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Stonehill College, and an MBA from Northeastern University.

Aspen Technology appoints Adriana Karaboutis to Board

Karaboutis oversees digital strategy, information systems and services, and digital and overall security for National Grid, where she is presently Group CIO and Chief Digital Officer. Previously, she was Executive Vice President Technology, Business Solutions & Corporate Affairs with Biogen. Karaboutis hold both a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Wayne State University.

Victor Fetter named CIO with Fortive

Fetter oversees all aspects of technology for the company, including digital capabilities. He was previously, Chief Digital Officer for Vertiv and CIO for LPL Financial. Fetter has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Spring Hill College.

Manan Mohale appointed CIO for Pendrick Capital Partners

Mohale joins the organization from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, where he was Senior Director, Systems Development and Architecture, Federal Programs. Mohale has a B.S. degree from Saurashtra University, a Masters’ degree in Computer Science from the University of Bridgeport, and an MBA from The John Hopkins University – Carey Business School.

Javier Polit named CIO for Mondelez International

Javier Polit Mondelez International

Most recently, Polit had been CIO for Procter & Gamble. In his new role, he will have ownership of the company’s global IT, including enterprise-wide digital transformation. Prior to P&G, Polit was Group CIO for the Bottling Investments Group and Coca-Cola North America within The Coca-Cola Company.

Polit holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration management from the University of Miami and an MBA from Purdue University. He also holds a Master’s degrees in international management from the Budapest University of Economics and Science, a Master’s degree in international business administration from Tilburg University, and a Master’s degree in information systems from Barry University.

Douglas Benalan named CIO for Cure Insurance/NJ Pure/Silver Rock Risk Solutions

Benalan brings more than 20 years of IT leadership and digital transformation from various insurance and financial industries like UBS, Chubb and NJM Insurance. He will spearhead technology modernization and driving efficiencies for the organization. Benalan holds a Master of Science in Software systems from Birla Institute of Technology. 

Sebastien Lehnherr named CIO for Schlumberger

Lehnherr joins the organization from Speedcast, where he had been COO. Prior to that, he had been with Schlumberger for many years, most recently as Vice President Cyber Security / Chief Information Security Officer. Lehnherr has a degree in Computer Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Marseille.

CUBE 3 architects appoints Tony Fiorillo as CIO

Tony Fiorillo CUBE 3

Prior to joining the firm, Fiorillo served as Principal and Director of IT at Stantec (previously ADD, Inc.). In his new role, he will oversee the vision, strategy, development and implementation of IT initiatives firm-wide. He has many years of experience in the design industry. Fiorillo holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Technology and an MBA in Information Technology Management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Sharon Hart appointed Executive Vice President and CIO with Acosta

Sharon Hart Acosta

Hart joins the company from Stein Mart, where she was CIO and Senior Vice President, Information Systems, for several years. Previously, she had held several IT leadership roles with PetSmart, and has more than 20 years’ experience in the consumer-packaged goods and retail industries. She will be focusing on driving innovation and developing digital solutions for the organization. Hart holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from the University of Texas.

International Hotel Group names Daniel Blanchard as CTO

Daniel Blanchard International Hotel Group

Blanchard brings more than 25 years of IT leadership to his new role, where he will be responsible for all of infrastructure and operations, enterprise architecture, IT security operations, application development, and corporate support. Prior to joining the organization, he was Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Reliability with Delta Airlines and had previously been with Marriott International for many years, most recently as Senior Vice President, IT Infrastructure Delivery. Blanchard holds a BBA degree in Information Science from Pacific Lutheran University – School of Business and an MS degree in Management Information Systems from The George Washington University.

Renee Zaugg appointed CIO at Otis Elevator

Zaugg joins the organization from CVS Health, where she had been Senior Vice President Integrated Enterprise Infrastructure. Prior to that, she had been Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure & Cloud Services with Aetna, where she had been for many years.

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New CIO appointments added March 11, 2020

Manoj Kumbhat promoted to Global CIO for Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Kumbhat was formerly chief digital officer, as well as CTO and VP of IT engineering, architecture and applications for the company. Previously, he had been in IT leadership roles at HCL Technologies and PepsiCo. Kumbhat holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Jodhpur, a master’s degree from West Virginia University, and an MBA from West Virginia University.

Mark Chaffin named CIO for Flowers Foods

Mark Chaffin Flowers Foods

Chaffin joins the organization from Fortium, where he had been a partner in the IT strategy division. In his new role, he will oversee all IT strategy and operations for the company. Chaffin holds a degree from Jacksonville University.

Yael Cosset appointed to Board of Directors for Kohl’s

Cosset, presently SVP and CIO for Kroger Co., will add expertise in technology and digital matters with retail and consumer brand industries. Cosset, who joined Kroger in 2017, will initially serve on Kohl’s board of directors’ governance and nominating committee.

Gary Desai appointed CIO at Discount Tire

Desai, most recently SVP and CIO with Icahn Automotive Group, has many years of experience with large-scale digital transformation in the manufacturing, distribution, retail and service industries. Previously, he was SVP and CIO with IEH Autoplus and Pep Boys. Desai holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and has an MBA in information systems from D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.

Rick Hariman appointed executive vice president, CIO with City National Bank

Hariman is responsible for the company’s technology strategy, infrastructure, delivery, IT and call centers, as well as information security. He joins the organization from RBC Financial Group, where he was vice president, global wealth management technology. Hariman has a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto.

Scott Richert promoted to CIO at Mercy Health

Richert, who has been with the organization for many years, was promoted from chief technology officer to CIO. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from University of Missouri, Saint Louis.

Richard Cox Jr. named to board of directors for Genuine Parts Company

Cox, presently CIO for Cox Enterprises where he oversees the IT function for the company, joins Genuine Parts Company’s board as an independent director. He has held previous leadership roles with Cox Automotive and the City of Atlanta.

Marriott International appoints Jim Scholefield as chief information and digital officer

Jim Scholefield Marriott International

Scholefield will lead all areas of IT and digital strategies for the organization. He joins the company from Merck & Co., where he was chief information and digital officer, and he had previously also been CIO for Nike. Scholefield holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Florida State University and an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Martin Davis named CIO for BF&M

Davis is responsible for all IT oversight, strategy, direction and capabilities for the organization. He joined the company from DUNELM Associates Limited. Davis holds a BSc degree in computer science with mathematics from King’s College in London and an MBA from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick.

Dru Rai named chief digital officer and CIO for Cooper Tire & Rubber

Rai joins the organization from Ball where he had been Global CIO and vice president BPM. He had previously been CIO and vice president of business process with DuPont. Rai holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Aarti Shah appointed to board of trustees for Northwestern Mutual

Aarti Shah Eli Lilly

Shah, presently senior vice president and chief information and digital officer for Eli Lilly, where she’s been employed since 1994 and in her current role since 2016, has been appointed to serve on the board for Northwestern Mutual.  Shah received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in India, and then her PhD in applied statistics from the University of California, Riverside.

Blue Shield California appoints Lisa Davis as senior vice president and CIO

Lisa Davis Blue Shield California

Davis, bringing more than 20 years of IT leadership and many industry recognitions, joins the company from Intel, where she was vice president & general manager for digital transformation & scale solutions, enterprise & government, and data center group. In her new role, Davis will spearhead technology modernization efforts for the organization. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Syracuse University and a Master of Science from Golden Gate University.

Weyerhaeuser names Rebecca Straka as CIO

Straka joined the organization from REI, where she had been vice president IT – enterprise technology and shared services. She holds a Bachelor of Administration from Washington State University, Carson College of Business and a Master of Science from Western Governors University.

Sheryl Haislet named CIO for Vertiv

Previously, Haislet was CIO and vice president of digital office for Adient. In her new role, she will oversee the global IT organization, aligning with company initiatives that drive innovation. She has more than 25 years of IT leadership experience. Haislet holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in information systems from Grand Valley State University.

Michael Brooks appointed senior vice president and Global CIO at LKQ

Brooks joins the organization from GATX, where he was CIO, COO, and senior vice president portfolio management, and he had previously been vice president and CIO for Constellation NewEnergy. Brooks has a BA in economics from the University of Georgia and an MBA from American University, Kogod School of Business.

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New CIO appointments added February 12, 2020

Beaumont Health names Hans Keil as Senior Vice President and CIO

Hans Keil Beaumont Health

Hans Keil

Keil joins the firm from PerkinElmer, where he was Vice President and CIO. In his new role, he will oversee the vision, leadership, development and implementation of IT initiatives for the organization. Keil has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Western Ontario, a Master’s Degree from American University, and an MBA from Babson College – Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Accenture promotes Penelope Prett to CIO

Prett joined the organization more than 25 years ago, and has held roles of increasing responsibility and leadership. Most recently, she was Senior Managing Director and Global Quality & Risk lead for the company’s Resources operating group. Prett holds an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

CHRISTUS Health promotes Jonathan Manis to Senior Vice President and CIO

Manis joined the organization earlier this year, and moved into his current role upon the retirement of George Conklin. Previously, Manis was Senior Vice President and CIO with Sutter Health, where he was for many years. Manis is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate school, and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Vittorio Cretella appointed CIO at Procter & Gamble

Cretella joins the firm from VCAdvisory, where he was a principal. Prior to that, he was Global CIO for Mars. In his new role, he oversees all IT operation for the organization. Cretella holds a diploma in Computer Sciences from IT IS Marconi, in Verona, Italy.

Sathish Muthukrishnan named Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer for Ally Financial

Sathish Muthukrishnan Ally Financial

Sathish Muthukrishnan

Muthukrishnan will direct all IT, data, and digital transformation for the company, focusing on advanced technical capabilities for infrastructure and cyber security. He was most recently Chief Digital and Information Officer for Honeywell Aerospace. Prior to that, he was CIO - Enterprise Digital, Enterprise API Engineering & Big Data Labs with American Express for several years. Muthukrishnan holds an engineering and computer science degree from the University of Madras.

Archana (Archie) Deskus appointed Senior Vice President and CIO with Intel

Deskus joins the organization from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, where she had been CIO since 2017. In her new role, she will lead global IT operations and drive organizational transformation for the company. She had previously held CIO roles at Baker Hughes, Ingersoll Rand, Timex, United Technology. Deskus received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Carlisle Companies promotes Laura Walsh to newly created role of Vice President and CIO

Laura Walsh Carlisle Companies

Laura Walsh

Walsh joined the organization in 2018 as Vice President of IT. Previously, she had been CIO for Lydall, Inc. In her new role, Walsh will oversee IT improvements and efficiencies to drive company objectives. Walsh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Western Connecticut State University and an MBA in international business from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Enterprise Holdings promotes Russ Wiley to Senior Vice President and CIO

Wiley, promoted from the role of Senior Vice President Accounting & Shared Services, joined the organization in 2016. Prior to that, he was CFO with Centric Group, and had previously worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car for 15 years. Wiley has both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree from Truman State University.

Ellie Mae promotes Linh Lam to Senior Vice President, CIO

Linh Lam Ellie Mae

Linh Lam

Lam, promoted from the role of Vice President – Head of Information Technology, joined the company in July 2017. Previously, she had been with Hitachi Data Systems for several years. In her present role, she oversees enterprise IT and solutions to support business strategy and execution for the organization. Lam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.

DXC Technology names Chris Drumgoole as Executive Vice President and CIO    

Chris Drumgoole DXC Technology

Chris Drumgoole

Drumgoole, formerly CIO with GE, will lead global IT operations and strategy for the company, with a focus on integrating and streamlining systems, digital capabilities, and infrastructure security for the organization. He has more than 20 years of IT leadership experience. Drumgoole holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from Pace University.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announces Atefeh Riazi as CIO

Atefeh Riazi Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Atefeh Riazi

Riazi joins the organization from the United Nations, where she served as Chief Information Technology Officer and Assistant Secretary General since 2013. In her new role, she will be tasked to execute an enterprise-wide, long-term strategic IT plan, as well as overseeing all IT resources for the company. She has more than 30 years of leading large transformation efforts in both the public and private sectors. Riazi has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Perdue Farms names Mark Booth as CIO

Booth brings 30 years of infrastructure, application development, and IT leadership experience to his new role. Previously, he was CIO and Senior Vice President for Reyes Beverage Group, and had also been employed by Whirlpool. Booth holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and a Master’s in Computer Science from Webster University.

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New CIO appointments added January 8, 2020

Joe Bruhin appointed senior vice president and CIO for Breakthru Beverages

Bruhin joins the organization from Constellation Brands, where he was CIO. In his new role, he will oversee strategic IT initiatives. Bruhin has both a Bachelor of Science in Computational and Applied Mathematics and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

Michelle Borninkhof promoted to US CIO with McDonald's

Borninkhof joined the organization as vice president US Operations in August 2018 and was previously in IT leadership roles at Walmart for several years. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix.

Sunitha Chamarti named CIO for Guardian Life Insurance

Charmarti joined the firm after nearly four years as global vice president of IT with Aon. She holds a Bachelors in Science degree from Osmania University.

Lynn Bishop promoted to CIO with Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Bishop, with the organization for more than a decade, most recently as chief development officer, now has oversight for development, testing, communication and processing systems, as well as all IT applications related to the company’s products and services. Additionally, Bishop was recently appointed as a senior sponsor of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit closing the gender gap in IT.

MyEyeDr. Appoints Bill Tingle as chief information and digital officer

Tingle was most recently senior vice president and CIO of PODS Enterprises, LLC. He brings more than 20 years of IT leadership experience to MyEyeDr., a network of 500 vision care centers in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Midwest and Southeast United States. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University.

Harold Bruss named senior vice president and CIO for Safelite Glass

Bruss’s new role will involve all IT operations including strategy. Previously, he was senior vice president and CIO for Ascena Retail Group. Bruss holds a Bachelor of Science degree in MIS from The Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.

NPD Group promotes Darren Person to global CIO

Darren Person, global CIO, NPD Group NPD Group

Darren Person, global CIO

Person joined the organization early in 2019 as chief data strategy officer. His new role now encompasses operations and IT, and he spearheads development of the company’s technology platform so as to address client needs by means of innovative data and analytics. Previously, Person was with RELX Group, where he held a number of key roles driving the technology vision, strategy and execution from cloud migration to implementations of enterprise scale data and analytics. 

Person has a BS in Computer Information Science from Ithaca College and an MBA from Columbia Business School at Columbia University.

Sysco appoints Michael Foster to chief information and technology officer

Foster was most recently CIO and CTO for CN Railway, and was previously senior vice president IT/CIO FedEx Freight with FedEx Services, where he had been employed for many years. In his new role, he is responsible for strategic technology initiatives with Sysco. Foster has a BA in International Business from Richmond – The American University in London.

Invitation Homes names Virginia Suliman as executive vice president and CIO

Suliman will lead the IT team as well as create technology strategy for the organization. Previously, she was senior vice president of software engineering at Hilton Worldwide, where she held roles of increasing responsibility and IT leadership for more than 20 years. Suliman has a degree from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Rhonda Vetere named executive vice president and CIO for Herbalife

Vetere joins the organization with a deep back ground that includes chief information & technology officer with Estee Lauder Companies and senior vice president, managing director global technology & infrastructure for AIG. In her new role, she will have global responsibility for the IT organization, inclusive of strategy and implementation. Vetere holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University.

State Street appoints Brian Franz as CIO

Franz joins the company from Diageo PLC where he was for many years, most recently as chief productivity officer leading the IT organization. In his new role, Franz will focus on client and employee experience, agile innovation and productivity, and achieving the status of a digital-first organization.

McKesson names Nancy Flores as executive vice president, CIO, and CTO

Flores succeeds Kathy McElligott, who is retiring, and joins the firm from Johnson Controls, where she was CIO. Flores’ new role will entail responsibility for the company’s technology governance, IT security and risk management, infrastructure and service delivery, as well as enterprise IT strategy.

Flores holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and Mathematics from Regis University, and a master’s degree in Mathematics from the Colorado School of Mines.

Tyler Best appointed CIO with Adient

Best joins the organization from Hertz, where he was executive vice president and CIO. Prior to that, he was CIO with YP, The Real Yellow Pages. Best holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Michigan State University.

Newport Group appoints Wayne Haughey as CIO

Haughey joins the retirement services provider from TIAA Financial Services, where he was Head of Retail Product Technology and CIO of TIAA Bank. In his new role, he will oversee the Technology and Digital Innovation team. Haughey holds a B.S.B.A. in computer information systems from Northern Arizona University and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Regional Management appoints Joseph Kurian A. Manavalan as CTO

Manavalan is responsible for the leadership of Regional’s information technology and digital product management teams with a special emphasis on delivering digital transformation across the enterprise.  He was previously chief digital officer for the organization and ran digital product management at the firm.  Manavalan has nearly 20 years of cross-functional leadership experience, a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Madras, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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New CIO appointments, 2019

November

GrainCorp Malt names Nina Palludan as CIO    

Par Pacific Holdings appoints Sudhakar Virupakshi as Vice President of IT and CIO

The Hartford appoints Deepa Soni as CIO

Doug King promoted to Senior Vice President and CIO with Northwestern Medicine

Richard Entrup joins Verizon Business Group

Korn Ferry appoints Brandon Johnson as Senior Vice President and CIO

Richard Cox Jr. joins Cox Enterprises as Senior Vice President and CIO

Harvard Maintenance appoints William Velez as CIO

Jim Swanson named Executive Vice President and Group CIO for Johnson & Johnson

Nicole Rosenberger appointed Vice President of IT for Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Astin Thomas named CIO for Sunbelt Transformer

September

Northwestern Mutual appoints Neal Sample as CIO

TammyLynne Jonas named CIO at Self Esteem Brands

SOS Security appoints JP Saini as CIO

Genesys names Pranab Sinha as SVP and CIO

Jeff Shumway promoted to CIO at Insight Enterprises

Rich’s Products names Yexi Liu as CIO

CNA Financial welcomes Jane Possell as CIO

Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints Francesco Tinto as global CIO, SVP

General Dynamics Information Technology promotes Kristie Grinnell to global CIO, chief supply chain officer

Melissa Woo named SVP and CIO at Michigan State University

Lehigh Hanson appoints Tony Wright as vice president of IT and CIO

Jerry Flasz appointed EVP and CIO, global services at Becton Dickinson

August

U.S. Steel promotes Steven Bugajski to CIO

Prudential names Stacey Goodman executive vice president and CIO

Peter Carrara joins Black Knight as CIO

Steve Palmucci named CIO at Rentokil Steritech North America

Minh Le named CIO at Checkers & Rallys

Nexteer promotes Mike Rogers to CIO

Interstate Hotels & Resorts names Andrew Arthurs CIO

Veritiv names Adam Noble senior vice president, global CIO

Max Chan promoted to CIO at Avnet

Jeff McVay promoted to CIO at Scientific Games

Alberto Ruocco named CIO at West Monroe Partners

Chris Bayham named CIO at Brookdale Senior Living

CommonSpirit Health welcomes Suja Chandrasekaran as CIO

Mike Caputo named CIO for Marist College

June

Cintas promotes Matt Hough to vice president, CIO

Sameer Badlani named CIO for Fairview Health Services

Air New Zealand names Jennifer Sepull as chief digital officer

Jeana Thomas named vice president and CIO for Pratt & Whitney

Sonoco Products names Rick Johnson vice president and CIO

Carnival promotes Greg Sullivan to CIO

Bonnie Titone named CIO at Duke Energy

Eric Nelson promoted to CIO North America at Kraft Heinz

Dave Peak appointed chief information & digital officer at PerkinElmer

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

Mark Macioce promoted to vice president and CIO at OMNOVA Solutions

Trish Torizzo named senior vice president and CIO at Hologic

Ramesh Razdan named new global CIO at Bain

Sheri Rhodes joins Workday as CIO

May

Varadheesh Chennakrishnan hired as CIO for JOANN Stores

Stephen Aschettino named vice president, CIO for Deciphera Pharmaceuticals

Raghu Sagi named CIO for Inspire Brands

Rick Johnson appointed CIO for Sonoco

Darla Morse now CIO for CKE Restaurants

Dion Rooney appointed CIO at GAF Materials

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

Dan Terrasi promoted to CIO at US Bancorp

Mike Macrie appointed CIO for Subway

Sean Lennon appointed CIO with Medtronic

Americold names Sanjay Lall as executive vice president and CIO

Bob Border appointed CIO & digital transformation leader for Ingredion

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

Kroger promotes Yael Cosset to SVP and CIO

Hearst Corporation names Mahendra Durai as CIO

March

Martin Krebs named CIO for National Fuel Gas

Brian Rice named executive vice president and CIO, customer support services, Cardinal Health

Sony Jacob now CIO with SSM Health

Dan Hedstrom promoted to vice president and CIO with Cubic

Lance Wills named executive vice president and CIO for Pier 1

Kaushal Joshi named senior vice president and CIO for Northern Trust

Gabrielle Wolfson named senior vice president, CIO and chief digital officer for Quest Diagnostics

Greg Higham appointed CIO for Malwarebytes

Roshan Navagamuwa named CIO for CVS Health

Phil Steitz named CTO for Nextiva

Carlo Pochintesta named as CIO for Barnes & Noble

Craig Richardville named senior vice president and CIO for SCL Health

Dan Morales appointed CIO for Universal Music Group

Cisco appoints Jacqueline Guichelaar as Global CIO

January

Providence St. Joseph Health hires B.J. Moore as CIO

Justin Mennen now senior vice president and CIO at Rite Aid

Dan Shirk named senior vice president and CIO for Masonite

Arif Dar now CIO for SpartanNash

Mike McCranie announced as new CIO for Interstate Batteries

Michael Ruttledge named CIO for Citizens Financial Group

Aaron Geiger now CTO with Alberici Group

Barbie Bigelow named senior vice president and CIO with Black & Veatch

Daniel Curling promoted to senior vice president and CIO at Asurion

Exide Technologies names Brian Woodworth senior vice president and CIO

Keith Schlosser named CIO at AXIS Capital

TruGreen appoints Ayman Taha to CIO

Stuart Kippelman named CIO at Parsons

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