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Recent Tech Function Exec Turnover: 76 Open Roles & 125 Appointments

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June 20, 2017

Welcome to the Vell Leadership Update 46th monthly edition, for the 30 days ending June 14, 2017.

We’ve seen a lot of shakeups this past month, as 125 new heads of technology have stepped up, including new CTOs, CIOs, tech & ops execs and CISOs. Quite a few new tech executive roles have opened up, as well.

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Following is an overview of this month’s trends...    

 

By the numbers, overall:

     Total Tech Exec Roles Open: 76
     New Tech Exec Appointments:125 (13 women or 10%, 112 men) 

Geographic Distribution of new tech execs: 93 in the US, 20 in Europe, and 12 in Asia/Russia/ Australasia.

New Tech Function Openings: 9 – The AES Corporation (VA), Uber  (CA), MegaFon (Russia), hhgregg (IN), Saia (GA), Vectrus (CO), Neos Therapeutics (TX), Westinghouse Electric Company (PA), and Syniverse (FL). 

Sources of Appointments: 90 were External appointments, and 35 were internal promotions. 

Internal Titles/ sources: SVP or VP, Technology, VP-Business Transformation, VP-Research & Innovation, Founder, Director or Senior Director of IT, CFO, CIO to CTO, CTO to President, technology etc. 

Diversity: 10% of the appointments are women tech execs.

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Tech Function Exec Open Roles (As of June 14, 2017)

North America
 
Nordstrom, Washington, $14.4B, January 2017 - Nordstrom plans to hire a new CTO by the end of the year.
 
Kellogg Company, Illinois - $13.5B, August 2016 - Kellogg Company is seeking a VP, CISO.
 
The AES Corporation, Virginia - $13.5B, June 2017 - SVP & CIO Elizabeth Hackenson will depart from the company.
 
Biogen, Massachusetts - $9.7B, June 2016 - Biogen CIO Matt Griffiths is no longer with the company. Biogen plans to fill the CIO position.
 
Uber, California - $6.5B, June 2017 - Amit Singhal, SVP of engineering, left in February, after he failed to disclose he left Google in a dispute over a credible sexual harassment allegation.
 
Teradata Labs, California - $2.53B, July 2016 - Teradata Labs is looking for a CTO to join the Unified Data Architecture (UDA) Platform Technologies team. 
 
Twitter, California - $2.2B, December 2016 - Twitter's CTO Adam Messinger left.  *no replacement announced.
 
hhgregg, Indiana - $2.0B, June 2017 - hhgregg terminated the employment of Tom Schuetz, the CIO of the Company.
 
Amedisys, Louisiana - $1.35B, October 2016 - Martin B.  Howard, CIO, left. Michael North, SVP of operations, will assume the role of interim CIO.
 
Informatica, California, $1.05B, September 2016 - Informatica is looking for a CISO to lead the corporate security and data privacy.
 
Saia, Georgia - $1.2B, June 2017 - Mark H. Robinson, VP and CIO, decided to retire from the company.
 
Vectrus, Colorado - $1.2B, June 2017 - Rene J. Moline, the Vectrus's SVP, IT and Network Communication Services, resigned.
 
US Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC - $773.4M, November 2016 - U.S.  Government Publishing Office (GPO) named Tracee Boxley Acting CIO.
 
MicroStrategy, Virginia - $579.8M, June 2015 - MicroStrategy seeks a CISO, to establish and develop global information security management programs for our internal systems and customer offerings.
 
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, South Carolina - $503.6M, April 2017 - AgFirst Farm Credit Bank announced the retirement of CIO Benjamin Blakewood.
 
Global Eagle Entertainment, California - $486.2M, November 2016 - Global Eagle Entertainment and Aditya Chatterjee, the company’s CTO, have entered into a Separation and Release Agreement.
 
Splunk, California, $450.9M, September 2016 - Splunk is looking for a CISO to lead the IT security.
 
Inovalon, Maryland - $427.6M, April 2017 - Joseph R. Rostock’s employment as the Inovalon Holdings’s CTO ended.
 
Etsy, New York - $365.0M, April 2017 - Etsy announced that John Allspaw, CTO, will be leaving the company and Mike Brittain, VP of Engineering, is named interim CTO. 
 
ShoreTel, California - $360.9M, May 2016 - Pankaj Malhotra, the CTO of ShoreTel left. The company hasn’t announced any replacement yet.
 
Liquidity Services, Washington, DC - $316.5M, March 2017 - Liquidity Services CIO, Leoncio Casusol, resigned from the company. The company conducts a search for a new CIO.
 
StarTek, Colorado - $252.7M, October 2015 - Kamalesh Dwivedi, the company's CIO, left the company.
 
Tucows, Canada - $189.8M, March 2017 - Kenneth Schafer, EVP, CIO of Tucows, resigned.
 
Carbonite, Massachusetts - $188.6M, November 2016 - David Raissipour tendered his resignation as SVP, Product and Engineering.
 
LogMeIn, Massachusetts - $166.3M, November 2014 - LogMeIn is seeking a CISO to serve as a subject matter expert and leader reporting into the CTO.  OOPS! This job was actually filled in May 2016. We missed it! will update next month.
 
Mastech Holdings, Pennsylvania - $123.50M, March 2016 - Denis D. Deet ceased to be VP of Technology and CIO of Mastech Holdings.
 
Spar Group, New York - $119.3M, April 2016 - SPAR Group announced that its CIO, Panos Mastrogiannis left.
 
ChannelAdvisor, North Carolina - $ 113.2, February 2017 - ChannelAdvisor co-founder and CTO Aris Buinevicius is retiring. *Replacement has not been announced, or if the role is vacant.
 
Cartesian, Kansas - $80.6M, June 2016 - Cartesian announced the termination of employment to Jim Baker, the Company's CTO and CIO and a named executive officer.
 
Numerex, Georgia - $70.6M, March 2017 - Numerex announced that Sri. Ramachandran, CTO, separated from the company.
 
Spark Networks, California - $55M, October 2015 - Spark Networks announced the resignation of Gregory J. Franchina as a CIO.
 
CSB Bancorp, Ohio - $24.5M, February 2016 - CSB Bancorp  announced that Steven R. Bailey, EVP, COO and CIO will be retiring.
 
Diadexus, California - $18.10M, March 2016 - Dr. Emilia Zychlinksy, EVP and Chief Technical Officer, resigned.
 
Neos Therapeutics, Texas - $9.2M, June 2017 - Juergen A. Martens, the Chief Technology and Operations Officer of Neos Therapeutics, will be resigning from his position.
 
Microphase, Connecticut - $9.12M, December 2016 - The Company approved the appointment of CTO Michael Ghadaksaz as the CEO. No tech chief replacement has been announced.
 
NMI Holdings, California - $7.1M, January 2015  - Stan Pachura, EVP and CIO, leaves.
 
Uni-Pixel, California - $2.87M, January 2016 - Robert Petcavich, the SVP and CTO of Uni-Pixel tendered to the company his resignation for personal reasons.
 
B-Scada, Florida - $1.8M, April 2016 - B-Scada announced that Joshua Weeks, CTO, resigned his position.
 
SPYR, Colorado - $1.6M, April 2016 - Mark McGarrity, the Company's CIO, resigned from his position with the company.
 
CannaSys, Colorado - $0.08M, March 2016 - Brandon C.  Jennewine resigned from his position as CTO.
 
Sam's West, Arkansas, January 2017 - Wal-Mart Stores CIO Karenann Terrell is leaving the company.
 
Brookstone, New Hampshire, June 2015 - Brookstone is seeking a CIO responsible to oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, and technology evaluation.
 
Blucora, Washington, August 2015 - Blucora is looking for a CISO who will be member of the company’s Operations Team.
 
Supreme Group, Washington, D.C., September 2015 - The CIO’s role is to provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing IT initiatives.
 
First Help Financial, Massachusetts, October 2015 - FHF is looking for a highly motivated CTO with leadership and hands-on experience in programming, database, and team management. 
 
The Buckle, Nebraska, November 2015 - The Buckle is seeking a CIO to direct, plan, and manage the company's Information Systems.
 
Ingram Content Group, Tennessee, February 2016 - The Ingram Industries subsidiary is looking for a CIO.
 
Allina Health, Minnesota, February 2016 - The company seeks a CISO, who will be responsible for overseeing the information security program.
 
Utica National Insurance Group, New York, February 2016 - The company is looking for a CIO for establishing the strategic direction of the Company’s IT architecture.
 
Leonard Technology Group, Florida, February 2016 - The computer and network security company is seeking a CIO.
 
Peeple App, California, July 2016 - Reputation management iOS app developer Peeple App is looking for a CTO helping to transition their company and position it for maximum growth.
 
New York Power Authority, New York, July 2016 - New York Power Authority is looking for a Chief Security Officer (CSO).
 
SafeAuto, Ohio, July 2016 - Property and casualty auto insurance carrier SafeAuto is seeking a CIO.
 
Jellyvision Lab, Illinois, July 2016 - Jellyvision is looking for a CTO, who will be business savvy and process-minded tech leader to integrate technology and business plans.
 
4over, California, August 2016 - Trade printer company 4over is looking for a CTO.
 
Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, Massachusetts, August 2016 - Sonesta is seeking a CIO, who will be responsible for the successful delivery of IT strategies, services, and operations.
 
ChartSpan Medical Technologies, South Carolina, September 2016 - Healthcare data company ChartSpan is looking for a CIO to lead the IT department.
 
Deloitte, Illinois, December 2016 - Deloitte is looking for a CISO reporting to the CIO.
 
West Virginia University, Virginia, December 2016 - West Virginia University is seeking an inspiring leader for the position of CIO/Associate Provost for Information Technology.
 
United Medical Center, Washington, D.C., December 2016 - The Not for- Profit Hospital Corporation is looking for a CIO to provide technology vision and leadership.
 
USA Truck, Arkansas, January 2017 - USA Truck announced that effective January 5, 2017, Christian C. Rhodes' role as CIO of USA Truck.
 
U.S. Energy Department, Washington, D.C., January 2017 - Michael Johnson, Energy Department CIO, has left. Robbie Green, principal deputy CIO for enterprise information resources management, has been named interim CIO.
 
United States Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., January 2017 - Terry Halvorsen, who as the Pentagon’s CIO, retired. Current principal deputy CIO, John Zangardi, is expected to step in as acting CIO.
 
NASA, Washington D.C., May 2017 - Michael Witt, who joined NASA in February, will become acting senior agency information security officer, replacing Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz.
 
Westinghouse Electric Company, Pennsylvania - VP Joni Falascino has accepted the position of acting SVP, Corporate Services, with responsibility for Global Information Systems and Technology, Facilities, Security and Global Nuclear Supply Chain.
 
Syniverse, Florida - David H. Ratner will resign from his position as EVP, Chief Product Officer.
 
Other Moves in North America:
 
The New York Times Company – After reorganization, Kinsey Wilson’s position of EVP, product and technology is being eliminated.
 
Europe
 
TE Connectivity, Switzerland - $14.26B, October 2015  - EVP and CTO, Robert Shaddock, retired from the Company effective late 2016.
 
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri, Turkey, $4.61B, August 2016 - lker Kuruoz, who joined Company in 2006, and who has served as the EVP of Technology Group, has decided to resign from his position. *no replacement announced.
 
Criteo SA, France - $1.62B, November 2016 - Romain Niccoli resigned as Chief Product Officer effective December 31, 2016. He will serve the company in a consulting role for a period of time following his resignation.
 
Clipper Logistics, United Kingdom - $424.9M, March 2017 - Sean Fahey, CIO, has notified the Board of his intention to retire after 25 years' of service.
 
Asia/Australasia/Russia
 
MegaFon, Russia - $5.1B, June 2017 - Public Joint Stock Company MegaFon announced that Mr. Alexander Bashmakov, Chief Technological Officer, has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities.
 
Sheng Siong Group, Singapore - $577.4M, October 2016 - Sheng Siong Group Ltd. appointed Woo Chee Kit as Acting CIO.
 
Momo, China - $346.4M, October 2016 - Momo announced that Zhiwei Li, CTO of the company, has resigned for personal reasons.
 
Just Dial, India - $104.2M, October 2016 - R. V. Raman, CTO of the company has resigned.
 
Kresta Holdings, Australia - $69.9M, April 2016 - Albert Xu has resigned as CIO, a role he has filled since June 2014.
 
Activistic Holdings, Australia, November 2015 - The Company announced that Activistic Holdings Pty Ltd’s CTO, Mr. Shahab Zeinoghli has resigned.

 

 

Tech Function Execs Appointed in 30 days ended June 14, 2017

 
North America
 
Ford Motor Company, Michigan - $151.8B - Ford has appointed Marcy Klevorn, VP, IT and CIO, as its EVP and president of Mobility.
Director, IT Operations Jeff Lemmer is elected COO, IT.
Paul Ballew named as Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer. Leading global data and analytics teams since December 2014.
 
 
AB Acquisition, Idaho - $58.7B - Ramiya Iyer, a former VP of IT e-commerce at Levi Strauss & Co., has joined Albertsons as the group VP of IT, digital and marketing/merchandising.
 
Tyson Foods, Arkansas - $36.8B - Tyson Foods hired Hewlett Packard Enterprise CIO Scott Spradley to become the company’s CTO.
 
GE, Baker Hughes, Texas - $32B (estimated rev. after merger) - GE Oil & Gas' CIO Jennifer Hartsock will be CIO after the GE unit's merger with Baker Hughes.
 
Macy's, Ohio - $27.1B - Macy’s promoted its CTO Yasir Anwar to the role of EVP and CTO.
 
BNY Mellon, New York - $15.2B - BNY Mellon has appointed BofA executive Bridget E. Engle as Senior EVP and CIO.
 
Conagra Brands, Illinois - $11.6B - Mindy Simon, VP of global business services (GBS), has been promoted to CIO.
 
Discovery Communications, Maryland - $6.4B - Discovery Communications appointed Christopher McGrath, Viacom’s data strategy and consumer intelligence operations exec, as SVP for data and analytics.
 
Lam Research, California - $5.8B - Richard A. Gottscho, formerly EVP, Global Products, assumed the position of EVP and Corporate CTO of Lam Research.
 
RH, California - $2.1B - RH appointed Prakash Muppirala as CTO and President of RH Digital Innovations. Former SVP, Global e-Commerce at Staples.
 
Lululemon Athletica, Canada, $1.79B - Lululemon Athletica hired REI’s CIO Julie Averill as CTO.
 
DST Systems, Missouri - $1.6B - DST Systems promotes SVP, CIO Maria Mann to EVP and CIO.
 
La-Z-Boy, Michigan - $1.5B - La-Z-Boy's new VP & CIO David B. Behen is former State of Michigan's CIO and Director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget.
 
Amaya, Canada - $1.2B - Amaya appointed Dr. Jerry Bowskill as CTO. Former tech consultant for Partis Solutions and CTO of TouchTunes Interactive Networks.
 
Endurance International, Massachusetts - $1.1B - Endurance appointed Allen M. Chaves Jr. as the company’s new CTO. Technology strategy and software architecture veteran.
 
Employers, Nevada - $779.8M - Employers has named Thomas M. Warden, President, Bridgevine Strategy Partners, as SVP, chief data and analytics officer. Jeffrey Shaw, VP of technology for NIC, joined as VP, application development, data and integration.
Scott R. Grinna, Program Management exec at West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, joined as VP, enterprise program management.
 
Old National Bancorp, Indiana - $654.6M - Todd Clark was promoted to the newly created position of chief information and strategic innovation officer. Previously Michigan region CEO.
 
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Canada - $566M - CIO Marianne Marck is now Chief Information Technology Officer. CTO for IronPlanet, Jeff Barca-Hall, is now CTO.
 
Denny's, South Carolina - $506.9M - Denny’s Corporation appointed Michael Furlow as SVP of IT and CIO. Former CIO for Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
 
CSS Industries, Pennsylvania - $317.0M - Jeffrey DeSandre will join as VP and CIO. Former CIO of First Quality Enterprises.
 
RigNet, Texas - $220.6M - RigNet named Brendon Sullivan as CTO/CIO. Previously held technology positions at Vubiquity and DG Fastchannel.
 
Dawson Geophysical, Texas - $133.3M - Dawson Geophysical Company named Philip D. Lathram as VP of IT. Manager of Information Technologies since 2005.
 
NCS Multistage, Texas - $98.5M - NCS Multistage Holdings named John Ravensbergen, P.Eng., to the position of CTO. Former Engineering Manager for Baker Hughes and BJ Services.
 
Mosaic 451, Arizona - $16.4M - Mosaic451 appointed Air Force Cyber Operations veteran Christopher C. McDaniels as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
 
EnteroMedics, Minnesota - $0.8M - EnteroMedics, in connection with the acquisition of BarioSurg, the company has appointed Dr. Raj Nihalani as CTO, EnteroMedics.
 
Resonant, California - $0.3M - Resonant added Andrew Kay as VP of Engineering Operations. Most recently, Director of Component Engineering at Skyworks Solutions.
 
BzzAgent, Massachusetts - BzzAgent has hired John Running as its CTO. Joins BzzAgent from EF Education where he was CIO of the Cultural Exchange division.
 
Midwest Employers Casualty Company, Missouri - Midwest Employers Casualty promoted director of business analytics Brian Billings to VP of Predictive Analytics.
 
Calise Partners, Texas - Calise Partners appointed Taylor Calise as the agency’s Chief Operating and Technology Officer.
 
Salient CRGT, Virginia - Salient CRGT made tech appointmnets to its Civilian Services Group - Enterprise Transformation Division with David Boyle as VP leading solution design and technology innovation, and Craig Park as VP leading growth and operations.
 
Delphinus Medical Technologies, Michigan - Delphinus Medical Technologies named global research and development expert Bruno Dacquay as its new VP of engineering.
 
Blueprint Consulting Services, Washington - Director of Data Sciences Chris Carter was promoted to Managing Director of Technology.
 
Aeneas Buyer, Indiana - Rick Fitzgerald has joined the team as CIO and EVP, Technology & Procurement. Comes to Equian from nThrive (previously MedAssets).
 
Smartsheet.com, Washington - Gene Farrell joined as SVP of product. Joins from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he was VP of enterprise applications.
 
Home Point Financial, Michigan - Head of Digital Strategies Paul Orlando appointed as CIO.
 
Finxact, Florida - Finxact announced it has appointed Jim Joyce, as CTO. Most recently, Joyce held the position of CTO at Zenbanx.
 
3CLogic, Maryland - 3CLogic appointed Vikas Nehru as its new CTO. Previously CTO at Verint Systems.
 
PebblePost, New York - PebblePost appointed David Peterson as CTO. Previously, he served as SVP of technology at Rubicon Project.
 
2Keys, Canada - John Spicer has been promoted to CTO. John was previously the VP, Development at 2Keys. Hiep Ong has been appointed VP, Development. Hiep Ong joins the 2Keys team from a technology consultancy firm.
 
West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Wisconsin - West Bend Mutual Insurance hired Murali Natarajan as SVP and CIO. Natarajan served as VP of IT for RLI Insurance.
 
Western Governors University, Utah - Boyd Bischoff, Amazon's Director of Software Development for Retail, joined as new CIO and SVP of Technology.
 
Brand Embassy, California - Brand Embassy has appointed former-Skype executive, Marco Bottaro, as Head of Product.
 
University of Minnesota, Minnesota - Bernard (Bernie) Gulachek has been appointed its iCIO as VP for IT and CIO at the University of Minnesota.
 
Echelon Wealth Partners, Canada - Echelon Wealth Partners  has appointed Arinder Mahal head of technology investment banking group. Previously, at Dundee Securities.
 
Aeneas Buyer, Indiana - Rick Fitzgerald has joined as CIO and EVP, Technology & Procurement. Comes from nThrive (previously MedAssets).
 
Roostify, California - Sandeep Aji joined as VP of Products. Co-Founder and former CEO of Impartus, a cloud-based, SaaS platform for higher education.
 
BidPal, Indiana - Mark McCorkle hired as CTO. Former CTO for a variety of start up and established tech companies, including WebLink International.
 
Professional Services Council, Virginia - Kevin Cummins has been named as VP, Technology. Former Senior Legislative Assistant for Senator Tom Udall and instrumental in championing technology legislation in Congress.
 
Choozle, Colorado - Choozle hired its first CTO, John Schnipkoweit. Founded multiple technology companies.
 
Accela, California - Srini Kakkera tapped as SVP of Engineering. Previously, SVP of Engineering & Technology at AlertEnterprise.
 
CollectiveHealth, California - Adam Kovalevsky is new SVP of product development. Former EVP of product and engineering ops at SAP SuccessFactors.
 
BJ's Wholesale Club, Massachusetts - Belk's CIO Scott Kessler has been named EVP, CIO; and Dick's Sporting Goods' VP of customer innovation technology Rafeh Masood as SVP, Chief Digital Officer.
 
Merkle, Maryland - Merkle appointed Alex Yoder to EVP, analytics. Former Trueffect, Ebiquity and Webtrends.
 
Bisk Education, Florida - Bisk appointed Carl Hixson, a leader and innovator in education technology, as its new CTO.
 
Ramundsen Public Sector, Delaware - Superion appointed John Pulling as CTO. Joining from Lanyon, where he also served as CTO.
 
Health Data Vision, California - Health Data Vision to welcome Kevin Owens as new VP of Product. Recently served for five years at Fuel Cycle.
 
Ayla Networks, California - Peter Hunt, previously director of software device engineering, is now VP of device engineering; Daniel Myers, previously director of mobile engineering, is now VP of mobile engineering; Sudha Sundaresan, previously director of cloud engineering, is now VP of cloud engineering.
 
DataDirect Networks, California - Eric Barton joined as the company's CTO for software-defined storage. Former lead architect for the High Performance Data Division (HPDD) at Intel.
 
Pivot3, Texas - Pivot3 announced Carlo Garbagnati as VP of engineering. Most recently the VP of hyperconverged and NAS engineering at Hitachi.
 
BluVector, Maryland - Travis Rosiek has been appointed as chief technology and strategy officer. Former cybersecurity experience at FireEye and McAfee.
 
Tanium, California - Tanium appointed Chris Bream as CTO. Bream joins Tanium from Facebook where he served as Director of Product Security.
 
Lunera Lighting, California - Lunera has appointed Google exec Ajay Malik as CTO.
 
DroneShield, Virginia - DroneShield appointed Ryan M. Vervack as the CTO of its US subsidiary. Most recent role as the CTO of the National Programs division of CACI International.
 
Goldwind USA, Illinois - Reinhard Sander has joined as VP of Engineering and Technology, after almost nine years at Nordex USA.
 
Zipongo, California - Viet Nguyen joined as the company's first VP of Data Science. Most recently, senior director of data engineering and advanced analytics for apparel retailer Gap.
 
The Lubrizol Corporation, Ohio - Bob Graf, currently corporate VP of R&D, is named corporate VP of data science and analytics.
 
Solutionreach, Utah - Solutionreach appointed former Dell EMC exec Brent Checketts as VP, engineering; and promoted Senior Director, IT Otto Silva as VP, IT.
 
Ascension Insurance, Missouri - Scott Machado has joined as VP of IT. Former IT Director at Sequoia Equities.
 
Art.com, California - Art.com appointed accomplished technical leader, Wan Agus, to SVP of Engineering.
 
Tasktop Technologies, Canada - David Wong has joined the company as VP of engineering. Previously, Wong was the VP of product development at Bycast.
 
Sterling National Bank, New York - John Kamin, EVP, CIO with Old National Bank, has been named EVP, CIO of Provident Bank.
 
Bank Leumi USA, New York - Martin Droney has joined as EVP, Chief Operations & Technology Officer. He joins from Fiserv, where he most recently served as CIO of the Card Services Division.
 
Terbium Labs, Maryland - Dr. Clare Gollnick, Chief Data Scientist, promoted to the position of CTO.
 
City of San Francisco, California - The City of San Francisco has named Linda Gerull, who has served as IT director for Pierce County, Wash., since 2009, as CIO.
 
The Mitre Corp., Maryland - Mitre appointed Patricia Steinbrech, former CIO at ACT, as VP & Director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (CAMH).
 
Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), Washington, D.C. - Former Fiserv exec Kevin Tweddle has joined ICBA Services Network, as Group EVP, Innovation and Financial Technology.
 
Midwest Employers, Missouri - Director of business analytics, Brian Billings, promoted to VP of Predictive Analytics.
 
Marketo, California - Manoj Goyal is joining the company as chief product officer, from Velocify.
 
CognitiveScale, Texas - Dr. Joydeep Ghosh joined as the company's first Chief Scientific Officer. Schlumberger Centennial Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas (UT), Austin.
 
Blue Ridge, Georgia - Walmart exec Rajesh Veliyanallore has been appointed Chief Data and Analytics Officer and Steelwedge exec Santhosh Srirambhatla joins as VP of Product Development.
 
GroupM North America, New York - Jack Smith named to the new role of chief product officer for North America. Most recently, he was Chief Strategy Officer of mPLATFORM, GroupM's proprietary suite of data, technology and services in addressable and programmatic media.
 
Europe
 
Accenture, Ireland - $32.8B - Accenture has promoted Emma McGuigan as group technology officer of its Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) operating group.
 
Deutsche Bank, Germany - $30.3B - Deutsche Bank has hired Jefferies' exec Tommaso Zanobini as global head of financial technology.
 
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sweden - $24.5B - Ericsson promoted its tech veteran Erik Ekudden as Group CTO and Head of Technology & Architecture.
 
SAP, Germany - $23.2B - James Harvey, CA Technologies' GM and SVP for IT business management, appointed as global head of Engineering and Service Delivery Operations.
 
Wärtsilä, Finland - $5.1B - Toby White joined as VP, Digital Engineering, from GlobalData where he has acted as Group CTO.
Former Shell exec Andrew Ross joined as Director, Cyber Assurance.
GM, Cyber Security Kim Eklund promoted as Director, Cyber-as-a-Service.
 
TDC, Denmark - $2.9B - TDC permanently appointed Andreas Pfisterer as Senior EVP of TDC Operations and Chief Technology and Information Officer. Was serving at the role in the interim.
 
Wincanton, United Kingdom - $1.7B - Wincanton appointed Richard Gifford as CIO. Former CIO of Carillion's Construction Services and Group business units.
 
Pöyry, Finland - $559.1M - Poyry appointed Heikki Lahdensuo as CIO. Former CIO, Oriola-KD Corporation.
 
GFT Technologies, Germany - $446.1M - GFT has appointed Andrew Rossiter as Head of Technology Services across the GFT Atlantic Region. Joins from ADS Securities where he was CTO.
 
Solteq, Finland - $66.7M - Matti Djateu has been appointed Solteq's Chief Digital Officer. Juha Rokkanen has been appointed EVP, Digital Services (former Omni-Commerce).
 
SciBase Holding, Sweden - $0.7M - SciBase Holding announced that David Melin will Fredrik Goldkuhl as head of Product Development. Joined SciBase in 2013.
 
HotDocs, United Kingdom - HotDocs appointed Mark Settle to the position of CTO. With the company since 1998, Settle has worked across various divisions within HotDocs.
 
Fidor, Germany - Fidor appointed Geert Ensing as interim CIO and will be Fidor's CIO. Former EVP of IT ABN AMRO. Wipro Digital exec Jeff Hibbard joined as Chief Product Officer.
 
MAN Truck & Bus, Germany - MAN Truck & Bus has appointed Christian Kaiser CDO of the Volkswagen Group unit.
 
KGH Customs Services, Sweden - KGH Customs Services' new CTO Tove Gustafsson comes with solid software product and project experience.
 
3d innovations, UK - 3d innovations has hired market data specialist John Ikel from BNP Paribas to head up its main consulting and product unit for data governance.
 
Asia/Australasia/Russia
 
Brambles, Australia - $5.6B - Brambles appointed Rod Hefford to the role of CIO. Joins Brambles from Ball Corporation, where he was VP, Information Technologies and Services.
 
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Hong Kong - $1.4B - Trevor Spanner, formerly COO and Group Risk Officer, has been appointed CIO.
 
Bravura Solutions, Australia - $137.6M - Bravura Solutions appointed former CA and Oracle exec Ramarao Velpuri as global head of engineering for its wealth management division.
 
The Far Eastern University, Philippines - $66.7M - The Board of Trustees of Far Eastern University named Francisco E. Lecaroz, Jr. as CIO.
 
MedAdvisor, Australia - $1.1M - MedAdvisor appointed Dr. David Chatterton to the role of CTO. Most recent role was as the CIO for Aconex.
 
Kyulux, Japan - Kyulux added Dr. Chris Brown as VP of Products. Dr. Brown comes from Kateeva, where he was VP of Process Engineering.
 
Myntra, India - Myntra has appointed former Amazon executive Jeyandran Venugopal as its new CTO, replacing Ajit Narayanan, who has resigned.
 
Monolith Software, Japan - Monolith Software named John Locke as CTO. He was Information Services CTO for UK and Europe at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).
 
Mediaedge:cia India, India - MEC India appointed Ravi Sekhar KV, founder of selekt.in and former eBay India exec, as chief digital officer. 
 
Manila Water Company, Philippines - Abelardo P. Basilio is the new Data Protection Officer. Former Group Director, Strategic Asset Management, Filipino.
 
DDB MudraMax, India - Kinetic Worldwide exec Sommnath Sengupta joined as head-tech innovations, OOH and experiential.
 
National Reinsurance Corporation of the Philippines, Philippines - Raul G. Tumangday, Compliance Officer, promoted as Data Protection Officer.

 

 

 

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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