New CIO appointments: January 2020

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

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Art Phidd joins BNB Bank from Community Preservation Corporation, where he had been vice president – CIO for nearly three years. Prior to that, he was CTO with DJI Holdings. Phidd has a bachelor’s degree in business administration & marketing from CUNY Medgar Evers College and an MBA from Long Island University.

Matt Pammer appointed CIO at Prime Therapeutics

Matt Pammer joins Prime Therapeutics as CIO. In his new role, he will lead all of Prime’s information technology. Most recently, Pammer had been at AstraZeneca, where he was vice president of global commercial IT. Pammer had been with the firm, in a variety of IT roles, for nearly 25 years. Pammer has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Albright College, and an MBA from Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University.

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New CIO appointments added May 1, 2018

Steven Carter now vice president of IS&T and CIO with CNX

Steven Carter is responsible for leading the CNX Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) function to drive the modernization of the CNX systems landscape and workplace post-separation from CONSOL Energy, as well as to lead digital innovation for the company. He was most recently CIO with C&J Energy Services. Carter holds a BSc Eng degree in petroleum engineering from the Imperial College of London.

Paul Krueger named vice president of IT/CIO at J.B. Poindexter

Paul Krueger has been named vice president of IT/CIO at J.B. Poindexter. Prior to that, he was the CIO for Stewart & Stevenson and had been with GE Oil & Gas for several years before that. Krueger has a BBA from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business from the University of Iowa, and an MS in management information systems from DePaul University.

Cylance names Kumud Kalia as CIO

As CIO at Cylance, Kumud Kalia will be responsible for the strategy, implementation, and management of infrastructure and applications. He has more than 30 years of experience scaling IT systems for high-growth companies, most recently as CIO at Akamai. Previously, Kalia was CIO and executive vice president of customer operations at Direct Energy. He holds a BSc in electronic engineering from Bangor University.

Howard Melnick now executive vice president, CIO with Signet Jewelers

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Howard Melnick

Howard Melnick was named executive vice president, CIO with Signet Jewelers. He will be responsible for developing and implementing global IT strategies in order to enable business value. Previously, he was senior vice president and CIO at Ralph Lauren. Melnick has a BS in accounting from Binghamton University and an MBA in finance from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. He is also a certified public accountant and a member of the Blumberg Capital CIO Advisory Council and the Technology Committee for The Executive Forum.

Nancy Berce now CIO with Johnson Controls

Nancy Berce has been named CIO with Johnson Controls. In this role, she is tasked with building collaborations between IT and the business community, among many other things. Berce joins the company from Abbott, where she was vice president of business and technology services. She has also held several other IT leadership roles at the pharmaceutical company, where she had been for many years. Berce has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer information systems from Regis University, as well as a master's degree in mathematics from the Colorado School of Mines.

Drew Domecq named senior vice president, CIO with DSW

Drew Domecq has been named senior vice president and CIO at DSW. He comes to the shoe and apparel line from Bob Evans, where he was CIO. In Domecq’s new role, he will oversee the ongoing evolution of the company’s digital platforms in order to create engaging customer experiences and grow key initiatives. Previously, Domecq was vice president of enterprise solutions at Wendy’s. He holds an Atrium Baccalaureus (AB) from Princeton, and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Ron Guerrier now CIO at Express Scripts

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Ron Guerrier

Ron Guerrier has been named CIO at Express Scripts where he is responsible for the company’s strategic investments in and application of technology to increase affordability and broaden access to prescription drugs for the 80 million-plus customers of the company. Most recently, Guerrier was executive vice president and CIO at Farmers Insurance. Prior to that, he was vice president and CIO with Toyota Financial Services. He is a board member for the CIO Executive Council from IDG and is the chairman of the board for the UCLA-sponsored IS Associates. Guerrier has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business and a master’s degree in operations management and supervision from North Park University.

Carrie Rasmussen named CIO at Save Mart

Carrie Rasmussen has been named CIO at Save Mart. Rasmussen was formerly the group vice president with Albertsons and had previously been vice president of IT, customer service, and support at Safeway. She has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture – animal science and a master’s degree in agricultural – agriculture business management from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

Nick Colisto now CIO with Avery Dennison

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Nick Colisto

Nick Colisto has been named CIO at Avery Dennison where he is in charge of driving and executing the enterprise IT strategy for the company vis-à-vis IT trends and efficiencies, as well as improving delivery of IT services and products. Colisto was previously senior vice president and CIO at Xylem. He has a BBA in management information systems and a master’s degree in information systems from Pace University.

Andy Rhodes named CIO for UNICEF USA

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Andy Rhodes

Andy Rhodes has been named CIO for UNICEF USA. He is responsible for the organization’s technology, governance, and data strategy. Rhodes was previously CIO for the United States Golf Association (USGA) and was vice president of technology for Publicis Groupe prior to that. He has a BS in information systems & economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Marc West promoted from CTO to CIO with Fiserv

Marc West has been promoted to CIO at Fiserv. In his new role, he oversees information technology infrastructure and operations, corporate systems, enterprise architecture, and technology governance. And he leads the company’s strategic focus on next- generation technology platforms. West joined the company in 2014. Prior to that he worked at CashEdge. He holds a BS from the University of Maryland and an MS from Golden Gate.

Jude Schramm now EVP and CIO for Fifth Third Bancorp

Jude Schramm has been named executive vice president and CIO for Fifth Third Bancorp. Schramm will lead all of the IT organization. He joined the company from GE Aviation, where he had been for many years, and had most recently been CIO. He has a BBA in information systems from the University of Cincinnati College of Business.

Jeff Wilkinson named CIO for Delaware North

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Jeff Wilkinson

Jeff Wilkinson joins Delaware North from GE, where he was vice president and commercial CIO. In his new role as GE’s CIO, he has oversight of enterprise-wide IT functions and infrastructure. Prior to GE, Wilkinson was vice president of global information delivery (chief data officer) at AmerisourceBergen. He holds a BS in computer information sciences from Gwynedd-Mercy College and a M.E. in engineering science, software engineering from Penn State.

Cindy Taibi promoted to senior vice president and CIO at The New York Times

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Cindy Taibi

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

Analytic Partners hires Terri Sage as CTO

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Terri Sage

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

Anthony Mustoe named CIO with EMSI

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

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New CIO appointments added March 27, 2018

Jay Smith new CIO for TracFone Wireless

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Jay Smith

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

Prakash Kota promoted to CIO at Autodesk

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

Bradley Strock joins Elevate board of directors

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

Christopher Coye now senior vice president IT & CIO for Skechers

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

Novlet Mattis now CIO for Orlando Health

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

Laura Miller promoted to CIO at Intercontinental Hotel Group

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

Robert Eardley returns to University Hospitals as CIO

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

Jim Dray joins Thornton Tomasetti as CIO

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Jim Dray

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

Unum names Puneet Bhasin chief information and digital officer

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

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

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Noelle Eder

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