Martha Heller brings you career advice, job changes and best practices from CIOs in the trenches.
The vice president of informational services and operational change management for the United Way of Greater Toronto took her life last month after she was confronted with evidence that linked her to embezzling at least $600,000 from a former employe....
IT leaders are well-positioned to benefit from and facilitate organizational changes inside their companies, according to one executive recruiter. u00a0In May, three CIOs earned promotions amidst management realignments at their companies:
Plus: News about Bob DeRodes; Disney Hires a New CIO; and much, much more.
When you leave an employer, whether you leave on your own accord or are forced out, you've got to take control of what gets said about your departure.
Plus New CIOs at Dish Network, Fifth Third Bancorp and more.
I remain intrigued by Bob DeRodes' decision to leave Home Depot, more than a month after the $77 billion home improvement retailer announced the news. I'm intrigued because DeRodes, who is 57, is one of the highest-paid CIOs in America and ....
Stephen Gillett is joining Starbucks as its new senior vice president and CIO on Monday, May 12. Gillett comes on board in the midst of a high-profile revitalization effort at the Seattle-based coffee company.
Hiring good, solid CIOs has long been a challenge for companies. One of the reasons it's so difficult is because often the people involved in recruiting the CIO (e.g. the company's top executives and chief HR wonk) don't understand wha....
Plus: Promotions at Ferrellgas Partners, Alaska Air, KePRO and more.
Google's former CIO Douglas Merrill was known as much for his rock star persona as he was for his geeky intellect, but what do we know about the new CIO Ben Fried?Read my new story about Google's new CIO Ben Fried to find out.
There seems to be some mystery surrounding Don Hopkins' departure from NCR Corp.
The online world is buzzing with the news that Douglas Merrill
Plus: New CIOs at Q Interactive, Mirion Technologies and more.
IT leaders are growing increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs.
Companies are increasingly hiring consultants into CIO positions. The Hartford Financial Services Group hired a 25-year veteran of Accenture as its CIO last October.
Plus: CIO announcements from Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Frontier Airlines and more.
Ross Philo got the job as the United States Postal Service's (USPS) EVP and CIO. He reports to Postmaster General John Potter and sits on the agency's executive committee. Philo is charged with helping the USPS increase sales, manage expens....
Would you rather get help from an executive recruiter, or would you rather work directly with the employer? What do you think is the best way to land your next job?
Plus: Applebee's Mike Czeniga takes new job; New CIOs at Volvo, Juniper Networks, The Knot and Abraxis BioScience; SellingSource's CIO takes on COO role; and CIO of Mirixa tapped to co-lead company.
Like GE and Pepsico, EDS is one of those sprawling companies that's a fertile ground for sourcing candidates for CIO positions. Over the past two months alone, three companies have found their CIOs at EDS:
Is it easy or hard? What behaviors or actions demonstrate that a CIO is a stinker?
In December, I riffed on a New York Times story that predicted that the C-suites of American companies would soon be filled with more and more foreign-born executives.
Last Friday, Best Buy announced that it had hired Neville Roberts into a new position with the company. Roberts joined as CIO of Best Buy International. He reports to Robert Willett, CEO of the international business unit and CIO of the company.
Plus: CIO announcements from JM Eagle, IE Discovery and Corning
Denis O'Leary joined Fiserv's board of directors on Tuesday, January 22. He sits on the technology services provider's audit committee.
Plus: US Airways appoints two IT executives.
Last week's news about Howard Schultz's return to the helm of Starbucks as CEO got me thinking about second acts. They're fairly common for CEOs.
Here's a hint: The CIO Microsoft hired has the same last name as its ex-CIO.
Summit Business Media named Christos Moschovitis its CIO on January 10. Moschovitis, 48, reports to Thomas Flynn, CFO of the business-to-business media and information company. Moschovitis continues to serve as president of an independent IT consulti....
Chris Bruzzo appointed VP, CTO and acting CIO
Richard Jones has left Countrywide Financial Corp. after a 12-year tenure with the company. He most recently served as Countrywide's managing director and CIO.
Plus: EnerNOC hires former Puget Sound Energy CIO as its COO, and Green Dot promotes its CIO to chief operations and technology officer.
CEOs at the helm of financial services companies reeling from subprime mortgage losses are giving up their multimillion dollar bonuses to save their jobs.
Thornburg Mortgage accepted Caren Shiozaki's application for the EVP and CIO role at the prime and super-prime lender. Shiozaki most recently worked for media company Belo as its CIO.
James Olsen was named SVP and CIO of Foundation Coal Holdings yesterday. He most recently served as the coal producer's senior vice president of development and information technology, a position he had held since 1999. Olsen has 32 years of exp....
We are sorry to report that Cinda Hallman, former CEO at Spherion and former CIO at DuPont, has died following a long illness.
Plus: BancInsure Hires New CIO
I'll be keeping my eye on Patricia Morrison, Dick LeFave and Marc West.
Plus: Scripps names technology execs
Plus: AutoZone appoints internal candidate to succeed retiring Ken Brame as CIO
Yesterday I wrote about the number of CEOs and CIOs of companies based in the United States who hail from foreign shores. I've got another name to add to the list:
Cory Ondrejka quit his job Tuesday, according to the AP.
The New York Times reports today on the increasing number of American companies whose CEOs were born outside the United States.
Kevin Kujawa was promoted from SVP of IT to EVP and CIO of American Specialty Health (ASH). He serves on the company's newly created senior executive team. Kujawa joined ASH in 1995.
A tipster e-mailed to me last night a memo that Fidelity President Roger Lawson allegedly* sent out announcing the investment company's hire of Marv Adams as president of Fidelity's newly created shared services organization. Adams, 50, mos....
Database marketing agency Merkle promoted two technology executives today. Barry Smith was appointed CIO, and Christian Wright was named CTO (a new title for the company). Smith has worked for Merkle since 2004, when he was hired as VP of IT.
Plus: CIO announcements from Aon eSolutions Group, Navistar International and more.
Kathy Owen and Brent Rogers Promoted at Unum
As many of you are aware, Stuart Scott, who was fired from his post as CIO of Microsoft earlier this month, began a new job as COO of mortgage lender Taylor, Bean & Whitaker on Monday of this week.
Plus: More CIO announcements from New York Life, ING, Ikon Office Solutions and Solo Cup Company.