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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Noelle Eder joins Hilton as executive vice president and chief information and digital officer. As such, Eder will be responsible for leading the digital transformation — such as digital key smartphone capabilities and connected rooms that integrate entertainment, lighting, and temperature — for guests and staff. She joins the company from Capital One, where she was chief card customer experience officer and executive vice president of customer experience and operations. Previously, she had been with Intuit for several years. Eder holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.

Ingram Micro appoints Tom Peck to top IT spot

Tom Peck, formerly with AECOM for several years as senior vice president and CIO, is now executive vice president and chief information & digital officer at Ingram Micro. He is responsible for global technology strategy and support, as well as for improving the digital experience of all customers and associates. Peck was also formerly senior vice president and CIO with Levi Strauss & Co. and MGM Mirage. He has a BS in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a MS in management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Stephen Gallagher appointed CIO at Stanford University

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Stephen Gallagher

As CIO at Stanford University, Stephen Gallagher will oversee IT for the university in this newly created role. He will also co-lead the CIO Council, which is made up from CIOs from each of the schools and departments for Stanford. Gallagher was formerly CIO at Harvard Business School for several years, as well as CIO and vice president for IT Services at the University of San Francisco. Gallagher has a BS from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Beacon Health Options names Dan Sheehan executive vice president and CIO

Dan Sheehan was named executive vice president and CIO at Beacon Health Options where he will head up the IT vision, strategy, and execution for the national behavioral health management company. Most recently, he was senior vice president and CIO at DentaQuest. Sheehan is on the boards of Ninkasi Technologies and the YMCA of Greater Boston. He holds a BSBA in computer information systems from Suffolk University and an MBA from Salem State College.

Suja Chandrasekaran appointed to American Eagle Outfitters’ board

Suja Chandrasekaran, currently the CIO with Kimberly-Clark, will bring her considerable global retail and consumer products industry experience to bear as an independent director on American Eagle Outfitters’ board. Additionally, Chandrasekaran will be called upon for her IT, digital, and leadership expertise. She has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Madras, India, and a Master of Business Systems from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Anup Nair named CIO for West Corporation

Anup Nair, in the newly created position of CIO, will lead West Corporation’s technology strategy, systems integration, as well as development, infrastructure, security, and data analytics. He was previously CIO and then CTO for Vantiv (WorldPay). Nair also led several payment divisions at Barclays Bank, and he held other IT leadership roles at Morgan Stanley and Citibank.

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New CIO appointments added Jan. 30, 2018

Henry Ford Health System welcomes Paul Browne as senior vice president and CIO

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Paul Browne

Paul Browne joins Henry Ford Health System as senior vice president and CIO. Browne has a deep background in healthcare IT leadership roles, most recently having been CIO and senior vice president of applied informatics for Tenet Healthcare. Prior to that, he was CIO and senior vice president for strategic program development at Trinity Health.

Browne’s experience has a heavy emphasis on leading transformational change and developing business and clinical intelligence capabilities, as well as in the insurance industry, according to a recent release.

Browne holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan.

Scott Case announced as successor CIO at SunTrust

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Scott Case

SunTrust Bank recently announced CIO Anil Cheriyan will retire at the end of March 2018. Scott Case will join the firm in early February as his successor. Case was most recently CIO at Ciox Health and previously had been CTO at SunTrust.

Case’s goal will be to take an omnichannel approach to continue momentum in transforming the bank’s IT system, as well as to build an agile culture. He holds a BS degree in management science and marketing from State University of New York Geneseo and an MBA in finance from UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business.

Gautam Roy names CIO of WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems

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Gautam Roy

Gautam Roy was recently named CIO of WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems. Roy brings more than 25 years of technology leadership to WASH. In this role, he will partner with business to drive business and digital transformation. He is also responsible for building a world-class, digital platform to serve B2B and B2C customers and delivering a value-added and differentiated experience.

Previously, Roy was vice president of IT with Waste Management for several years. He holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from University of Maryland College Park and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Larry Roos now CIO with Kobie Marketing

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Larry Roos

Larry Roos was named CIO at Kobie Marketing. In this role, he will lead IT strategy and will ensure the company delivers best-in-class services to clients through data-driven technology, according to a recent release.

Roos was formerly vice president of corporate technology at Bloomin’ Brands, as well as CIO and senior vice president ecommerce at FreshDirect. He has a BS degree from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.

Maneesh Gidwani named CIO for Florida Ice & Farm Company

Maneesh Gidwani has been named CIO of Florida Ice & Farm Company. He was formerly CIO for Florida Bebidas. In his new role with the consumer goods, retail and hospitality company, Gidwani is responsible for leading the digital transformation for the company to accelerate value delivery, deliver tangible bottom-line results, and drive growth across the business.

Gidwani has a BS degree in biochemistry from Imperial College in London and a Master of Science degree in decision sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Greg Buckland appointed CIO with LeasePlan USA

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Greg Buckland

Greg Buckland joins LeasePlan USA from ThyssenKruss, where he was most recently vice president of IT in the U.S. In his new role, Buckland will oversee all of LeasePlan USA’s IT functions, as well as ensure delivery of all IT services supporting the business requirements of internal and external clients in the U.S., Brazil, Canada, India and Mexico.

Buckland has a BS degree in electronic engineering from Bob Jones University.

Swamy Kocherlakota named CIO with S&P Global

Swamy Kocherlakota was promoted from head of global infrastructure and enterprise transformation to global CIO for S&P Global. He was previously senior vice president, global head of infrastructure and operations for Visa, as well as global head of infrastructure architecture and engineering with Bank of New York Mellon.

In his new role, Kocherlakota will continue S&P Global’s digital transformation of the last few years. He holds MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Michigan State University and is a WSTA board member.

Justin Wright appointed CIO at Arcadis

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Justin Wright

Justin Wright was promoted to CIO for North and Latin America at Arcadis, with digitalization as a priority mandate for the company. He was most recently president, Buildings Business Line North America, a role that he assumed in July 2015. Wright joined Arcadis in June 2007 as director of marketing and holds a BS degree in management and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Dick Daniels named to PCCI board of directors

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Dick Daniels

Dick Daniels recently joined the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation board. Daniels is executive vice president and CIO at Kaiser Permanente, a role he’s held since January 2015. His breadth of experience will help pioneer innovations in artificial intelligence and personalized care for the independent, nonprofit healthcare analytics research and development organization.

Daniels joined Kaiser Permanente in 2008 and previously was senior vice president of IT for Capital One. He holds a bachelor of applied science degree in business administration and management from Texas State University.

Fari Ebrahimi hired as senior vice president, CIO for Akamai

Fari Ebrahimi joined Akamai with the purview of “end-to-end business transformation, including global strategy, development, and operation of the applications and IT infrastructure that enable agile and efficient user experiences for Akamai's customers, employees, and partners,” according to a recent release. Previously, he was senior vice president and CIO at Avaya for several years, and prior to that, he was senior vice president and CIO for Verizon. Ebrahimi has a degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland College Park.

Sandra Harris named successor CIO at VF Corporation

As announced in 2017, Sandra Harris took over the IT helm at VF Corporation after the recent retirement of Martin Schneider. Harris was promoted into the role from her former position as vice president of global business technology and will be tasked to “further elevate the use of technology to support the company’s global business growth objectives,” according to a press release. Harris has been with the firm for nearly 10 years and was previously CFO with Old Castle Glass. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clemson University.

Mark Hernon named senior vice president, CIO at Biogen

Mark Hernon will be leading the global IT organization at Biogen and comes to the company with more than 30 years of IT experience and strategic leadership. He was formerly the regional CIO for the Americas and Global Head of R&D, QA and HR Systems, as well as vice president of operations for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and was previously with Millennium Pharmaceuticals for many years.

Hernon holds BS and MS degrees in industrial and management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

 Guess & Co. appoints Joel Bandy senior executive vice president and CIO

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Joel Bandy

Joel Bandy was named senior executive vice president and CIO at  Guess & Co. He has nearly 20 years of experience as an IT executive. Bandy joined Guess & Co. Corporation as interim executive vice president and IT officer. In his new role, he will oversee all IT concerns for the company and assist with operational strategy.

Bandy’s prior roles include director of applications with Molina Healthcare and director of IT/CISO with Presbyterian Communities and Services. He holds an MBA from the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business and a BBA from Texas A&M University.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists names Bob Rosecrans CIO and vice president of IT

Bob Rosecrans was named CIO and vice president of IT at American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He has more than 30 years’ experience in IT, including more than 14 as CIO. He had previously been with Pixces Consulting Group and Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Rosecrans holds a BA degree in business administration and economics from Pfeiffer University and an MBA from Loyola University. 

Covanta promotes Ben Cabrera to vice president and CIO

Ben Cabrera has been named vice president and CIO of Covanta. He was most recently vice president of delivery services, a position he’d held for several years with the company. He had previously been with Schering Plough and Pfizer. Cabrera holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an EMBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

Rajeev Ravindran named senior vice president and CIO with Ryder

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Rajeev Ravindran

Rajeev Ravindran recently joined Ryder from JM Family Enterprises, where he was group vice president and CIO since June 2003. He has a deep background in vendor management, business process improvement, automotive, IT strategy, and project management and holds a degree from the University of Miami.

Ryan Loy now CIO with EBSCO Industries

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Ryan Loy

As CIO at EBSCO Industries, Ryan Loy will be responsible for spearheading the company’s IT and technology strategy to support day-to-day operations.

Loy joins the company from ADTRAN, where he was vice president and CIO since June 2015. He holds a MS degree in information systems from Ball State University.

Kenneth Gasior named vice president and CIO for Talen Energy

Kenneth Gasior has been named vice president and CIO for Talen Energy. He was previously a senior consultant with the company and has deep experience with other energy firms, such as Extol Energy Services, Topaz Power Management/Raven Power, and Constellation Energy. He holds a BA degree in economics from the University of Maryland and an MBA in finance from Loyola University Maryland.

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New CIO appointments added Dec. 5, 2017

Tammylynne Jonas named CIO for Holiday Companies

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Tammylynne Jonas

Tammylynne Jonas joins Holiday Companies from Kohl’s, where she was VP – Technology: Vendor Management, Sourcing, Enterprise Services. Previously, she was Director – Operations for the same. She has more than 15 years of experience in retail and nearly 20 years of experience in technology.

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