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New CIOs & Other Tech Exec Appointments 7/9 to 8/19 2012 Featured

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GE Healthcare Appoints Company Veteran as CIO and GE Intelligent Platforms Replaces CIO

Randy Fox, 52, has been named VP and CIO at GE Healthcare. Fox will lead the global IT organization while partnering with the business and regions to deliver tools, processes and systems for its employees, customers and patients. Fox has been with GE for more than 25 years, having served as CIO for GE Plastics, GE Supply and GE Energy before assuming his current role. In his most recent post with GE Energy Management, Fox led the global IT organization and delivered capabilities to support the business’ IT requirements.

GE Intelligent Platforms named Vince Campisi as CIO, replacing Jim Fowler, who has left the post. Previously Vince served as Global CIO, Water & Process Technologies. Prior to that he was Divisional CIO - Human Resource Systems at GE Corporate, IT Director, Inquiry to Order (ITO) at GE Insurance Solutions, IT Master Black Belt, Order to Remittance (OTR) and IT Black Belt, Global Claims at GE, Employer’s Reinsurance Corp (currently Swiss Re), and Systems Analyst, Information Management Leadership Program (IMLP) at GE Capital.

Wells Fargo Securities Hires CIO from Citigroup

Ravi Radhakrishnan has been named CIO, Wells Fargo Securities. Previously he served as Managing Director & Head of Markets Operations Technology at Citigroup which he joined in 2005. He also served as Managing Director, Global Head of Equities Technology, Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Equities and Prime Finance Technology, Managing Director, Global Head of Equities Trading Technology and Director, US Head of Equities Technology at Citigroup.

BHP Billiton Names IT Industry Expert as CIO

Paul Stewart has been named CIO at BHP Billiton Petroleum, replacing Zhanna Golodryga, who has left the company. Before this, Stewart was CEO at Canopy Cloud Computing and EVP & CEO North America at Atos Origin.

AMEX Appoints CIO from Bank of America

American Express appointed Marc D. Gordon, 51, to the position of EVP and CIO. As head of the company's global Technologies organization, Mr. Gordon will report to Stephen J. Squeri, Group President, Global Corporate Services. Mr. Gordon will also become a Corporate Officer upon his election by the American Express Board of Directors. Most recently, he served as Enterprise CIO and CTO at Bank of America, where he led the development of industry-leading capabilities and innovations at very large scale. Previously, he was CIO for Best Buy and The Timberland Company. Marc began his career as a consultant at Accenture, serving clients across a range of industries. Mr. Gordon has advised various government agencies in the areas of national cyber security and emergency preparedness, and he served on the U.S. National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) by Presidential appointment. He also leads the National Board of PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights), an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities.

HP Appoints Global CIO and SVP, Mobility

HP looked outside the organization, naming Ramon F. Baez, 53, from Kimberly-Clark as its Global CIO. At HP Baez will be responsible for the technology giant’s IT strategy and all of its internal assets, including architecture and data management. He will report to John Hinshaw, HP’s EVP, Global Technology and Business Processes. As CIO at Kimberly-Clark Baez led the company’s enterprise-wide information systems initiatives for almost six years. Prior to that Baez held CIO positions at Fisher Scientific, Honeywell and Northrop Grumman.

HP also announced the creation of a new Mobility Global Business Unit which will operate within Printing and Personal Systems Group (PPSG). The company has named Alberto Torres, the former head of Nokia’s abandoned MeeGo smartphone operating system efforts, to run it. Alberto Torres, who most recently oversaw the MeeGo products and platform at Nokia as EVP, will join HP as SVP of Mobility. Prior to Nokia, he was a partner at McKinsey, where he worked with industry leaders in mobile devices, consumer technologies, software and Internet services.

Lowe's Companies Promotes Director, IT Strategic Programs to VP, IT Operations

Lowe's Companies recently promoted Lance Cook to VP, IT Operations from his previous role as Director, IT Strategic Programs. Prior to Lowe’s he was Senior Director Corporate Systems at Office Depot.

Yum Brands Promotes IT Execs

Yum Brands promoted Baron Concors from Chief Information & Digital Officer (Pizza Hut), to CIO (Yum! Restaurants International). Baron replaces Jack Clare, who has left the company. Previously he was VP, Global Retail Technology at FedEx and Manager, Technology Integration at Delloitte.

Rohit Kapoor has been promoted from Director, IT (Pizza Hut), to Chief Information & Digital Officer (Pizza Hut). He replaces Baron Concors. He joined Yum in 2001 and have risen through several IT ranks.

Insurance Company Names CTO

Tom Fleming has been named Global CTO of ACE USA. Previously, Tom served as SVP, Infrastructure Services, at NCO Financial Services. Prior to that he was CTO at IKON Office Solutions – Technology Services, Chief Systems Engineer (Director) at Lockheed Martin, Manager, Network Systems Engineering at Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) and Manager, Communications Software Engineering at General Electric (Lockheed Martin).

Dell Appoints CIO, Global Products & Supply Chain from PepsiCo

Jeff Martin has been named CIO, Global Products & Supply Chain at Dell, reporting to Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis, CIO. Previously, Jeff served as CIO of Transformation at PepsiCo International, Global COE Director at Wm Wrigley Jr Company, and Senior Manager - Global Information Systems at Tellabs.

Wynn Resorts names Hospitality Industry IT Specialist as CIO

Steven (Steve) Vollmer has been named CIO at Wynn Resorts. Previously he was VP/CTO at Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Director of IT of New York New York Hotel & Casino and Director of IT at Reno Hilton Hotel & Casino.

Fidelity Investments Promotes Tech Exec

Scott Hildreth has been promoted to CIO, Pyramis Global Advisors at Fidelity Investments, from his previous role as SVP, Investment Technology Products & Engineering. Before that he was SVP, Fixed Income Technology and SVP, Market Data and Security Products at Fidelity Investments.

Fossil Appoints CIO from J.C. Penney Company

Edward Robben was appointed as CIO at Fossil. Prior to joining Fossil, he served as SVP - CIO and Executive Board Member for J.C. Penney Company.  Mr. Robben's background includes significant experience in systems and technology, having built teams across both the fashion and consumer space.

LSI Names CTO to Oversee Strategy and Tech Roadmap

LSI Corporation appointed Greg Huff as CTO, with oversight of corporate strategy and technology roadmaps. Previously, he was SVP of Corporate Strategy for LSI. Huff joined the company in 2011 from HP, where he was VP and CTO of the company’s Industry Standard Server business. In that position, he was responsible for the technical strategy of HP’s ProLiant servers, BladeSystem family products and its infrastructure software business. Prior to that, he served as R&D Director for the HP Superdome product family.

Dunkin’ Brands Hires CIO from Yum!

Dunkin’ Brands appointed Jack Clare as new CIO. He comes from Yum! Restaurants, where during his four years as CIO he led IT strategy affecting 14,000 restaurants worldwide, including the company’s Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC brands. Before Yum!, Clare worked seven years with wine and spirits company Constellation Brands, most recently as a VP for technology services. Clare served as a systems and flight test engineer with the U.S. Air Force.

Dolby Laboratories Sees CIO Replacement

Dean Drougas has been named CIO at Dolby Laboratories, replacing Gerrard Rutter, who recently left the post. Prior to this, Drougas was CIO at Atheros Communications, Extreme Networks, Hyperion Solutions and Silicon Graphics.

CNO Financial Group Names CTO

Bruce Baude was appointed CTO at CNO Financial Group. Mr. Baude was previously the COO at Univita Health and CEO at Long Term Care Group (LTCG), which was acquired by Univita in 2008.  Prior to LTCG, he served as CEO of ProCard, a subsidiary of TSYS, a leading international payment processor.  He also had previous assignments in various P&L Management and Shared Services/IT roles at Bank One, including heading up its third-party payments processing division, Banc One Financial Card Services.

Erie Indemnity  Appoints New CIO

Robert C. Ingram III has been named CIO of Erie Indemnity, as Eric Miller is planning to retire. Ingram joins the company from The Hartford Financial Services Group where he served since 2009, most recently as SVP and CIO for commercial lines. In that role, he also served as CIO for Hartford's Investment Management Company and Enterprise Risk Management. Prior to Hartford, Ingram held CIO positions at Safeco and at USAA's property and casualty company.

Automated Retail Solutions Company Promotes Corporate Technology Leader to CTO

Carole McCluskey, 49, has been promoted to CTO at Coinstar. She has been with Coinstar since 2010, most recently serving as the corporate technology leader. During this time, McCluskey has also served as SVP of technology at Redbox Automated Retail, Coinstar's wholly-owned subsidiary, the interim head of corporate systems development and the IT program leader at Coinstar and Redbox.

Silicon Wafers Company Names long-timer as CIO

Mike Helberg has been named CIO at MEMC Electronic Materials, following the departure of Sylvan H. Morley III. Helberg was previously Senior Director, Solar Materials, Senior Director, Global Facilities, Senior Director, Global IT, Director, Global Procurement and Director, Internal Audit at MEMC. He was Director, IT Services at Anheuser-Busch before joining MEMC in 2004.

National Security Technology Company Names CIO

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions named Colin Black as CIO. His most recent position was as CIO and VP with responsibilities for Facilities, Field Service, Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Cymer, a global capital equipment company. Previously, he was VP and CIO of Mindspeed Technologies in Newport Beach and Deputy CIO at MEMEC, a multi-billion dollar global semiconductor distributor.

Crawford & Company Names Chief Technology Risk Officer

Crawford & Company, the claims management solutions provider to insurance industry, promoted Gretchen K. Hiley from VP, IT Compliance & Finance, to Chief Technology Risk Officer, reporting to Brian Flynn, CIO. Hiley joined Crawford's Information Communications and Technology (ICT) group in 2009 as VP for the U.S. compliance and security organizations. In addition to developing the privacy program, she led compliance and audit functions, developed an IT risk assessment program and instituted a strategic approach to information security focused on protecting claimant information. Previously, she was a senior manager of systems and process assurance for PWC in Atlanta, where she planned and executed the IT portions of financial audits for public companies with complex accounting and systems environments. Hiley also was a director of business development and risk management competency for Apogen Technologies and a senior consultant for Legier & Materne, both in New Orleans.

Video Management Software Company Appoints CTO

KIT digital, the video management software and services company, appointed Mark Christie to the position of CTO. Mr. Christie has over fifteen years of experience in engineering and technology roles, with expertise designing IP video platforms and managed services for network operator and telecom companies. Mr. Christie cofounded the IP video solution provider ioko, which KIT digital acquired in 2011. In addition to leading ioko's management team and overseeing its client accounts, business development, and operational support organization, Christie built the managed service business to support tier-one customers including ITV, Channel 4, the BBC, and AT&T.

Mitek Systems Names CTO

Mitek Systems, the mobile document capture software company, names Michael Strange, 46, as CTO. Prior to joining Mitek Systems, Strange was CTO of Green Dot, a provider of retail-based prepaid products. Strange has also served as Director at Neudesic, and SVP at William O'Neil + Company.

North American Bancard Names First CIO

North American Bancard, provider of the payment solution PayAnywhere, named Tracy Metzger to its leadership team filling the newly created position of CIO. Tracy is joining North American Bancard during a period of expansion. A veteran of payments and point of sale industries, Tracy’s executive experience features roles as CIO, CTO and president. Tracy comes to NAB from TGate Payments, a cloud computing payment processing Platform as a Service (PaaS) company, where for two years he served as president and CTO. Prior to that, Tracy served eight years as president and CTO at payment processing and technology company Abanco International. Before Abanco, Tracy was CIO at Gate Gourmet, the second largest global airline catering company, and VP of Technology Strategy at Concord EFS, a credit/debit card transaction processing and settlement services provider.

Marketo Hires CIO To Support Global Expansion

Greg Higham was appointed as CIO at Marketo. With more than 25 years of leadership experience in fast-growing global organizations, Greg is responsible for leading the company’s focus on its world-class technology infrastructure, including implementing and evolving information systems and tools that enable aggressive business growth. Most recently, Greg served as CIO at FrontRange Solutions, where he spent the last four years directing and managing all IT, SaaS operations and facilities functions. Previously, he served as CIO and VP of information systems and technology at Witness Systems, a $250 million public company (acquired by Verint for $1 billion). Prior experience also includes, VP of worldwide customer services for Epiphany (acquired by SSA Global) and leadership positions at Inovis, Peregrine Systems, Harbinger, Premenos and Tandem Computers.

New York Life Insurance company Names CTO

Michael (Mike) Del Secolo has been promoted from VP, IT Architecture & Technology, to CTO at New York Life Insurance company. Before joining the company he was VP / CISO and VP IT Engineering at Automatic Data Processing.

Hilton Hires Tech Exec from RBC

Hilton Worldwide named Chris Pratapas as VP, Technology Support Services, reporting to Michael Leidinger, VP, IT Infrastructure, Operations, & Security. Previously, Chris served as VP, IT, Telecom & Infrastructure at Royal Bank of Canada.

Maersk Line Announced New CIO

Robin Johnson has been named CIO, Maersk Line. Previously, Robin served as Global CIO and EMEA CIO at Dell. Before that GVP IT at Safeway and Senior Manager at CapGemini.

SDI Media Appoints CIO from Sony Pictures

SDI Media, the leading provider of dubbing, subtitling, and other media localization services, appointed Rick Sanchez as CIO. Rick joins SDI Media from Sony Pictures Entertainment where he headed up a key IT Function as the Executive Director for International Television. During his time at Sony, Rick was responsible for managing many aspects of Sony's IT portfolio including: implementing a Sales ERP system; transitioning applications to a newly created development & maintenance group; implementing a global analytics system to support Sales, Programming and Finance groups; and providing business process optimization solutions.

Wegmans Food Market Sees CIO Replacement

Dave DeLaus was promoted to CIO at Wegmans Food Market. DeLaus, previously SVP and division manager of Wegmans' New Jersey stores, will succeed Don Reeve as CIO. DeLaus, started with the company in 1985 as a part-time customer service employee in the dairy department at the Fairport store.

Columbia University Appoints First Chief Digital Officer

Columbia University named Sree Sreenivasan as its first Chief Digital Officer. It’s a new academic position in the office of the Provost John Coatsworth (the university’s highest academic officer), focusing on driving online education initiatives. Columbia, like every other major university in the world, is trying to figure out how best to deliver its courses via the Web. Sree has spent 20 years on Morningside Heights: one earning his M.S. at the Journalism School and another 19 as a professor, including seven as a dean. Most recently, he was the Journalism School’s Dean of Student Affairs, supervising admissions, student service/life and career services. All the while, he was an active member of the faculty, teaching digital journalism and social media; he will continue to be on the faculty, occasionally teaching there.

Former Yahoo Engineer Hired as CTO by OpenTable

OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation network, named Joseph Essas, 41, as CTO. He previously served as the CTO for eHarmony where he was responsible for overseeing and guiding the technical development, operation and growth of the company. Prior to eHarmony, he served as VP of Engineering of Yahoo! where he managed engineering teams for the search marketing division.

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation’s CIO Departs

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation’s CIO Sue A. McMurdy, 55, is leaving the organization. She has been with First Commonwealth for more than 33 years, most recently serving as EVP & CIO. She began her career with First Commonwealth in 1978 as a Programmer Trainee and previously served as President and CEO of First Commonwealth Systems Corporation, the IT and data processing affiliate of First Commonwealth, until its merger with First Commonwealth Bank in 2006.

Publishing Company Names Chief Digital Officer

Joe Bilman enters as Chief Digital Officer at American Media. In his new role, Mr. Bilman will be responsible for developing the company's digital growth strategy and managing the initiatives and implementation for all of AMI's magazines and their respective online properties, including websites, video, digital magazine editions, tablets and mobile apps and more. Prior to joining AMI, he was acting Head of Product for Isis Mobile Commerce, a joint venture in the NFC mobile wallet space between Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Before Isis, he was a member of the executive management team at Fox Mobile, where he pioneered the design and development of all Fox Mobile products in 34 countries. Prior to Fox Mobile, he was Chief Product Officer for Thumbplay, where he designed industry-leading products for the company, which was ultimately sold to Clear Channel and re-branded as the new iHeart Radio service.

Yahoo Execs Hired by Braintree as CTO and VP of Product

Braintree, the growing payments platform for online and mobile commerce, hires Juan Benitez as CTO and SVP of Product and John Sturino as VP of Product. Juan Benitez brings over 15 years of experience leading technology organizations. Mr. Benitez comes to Braintree from Yahoo! where he spent 9 years in various capacities including several years as VP of Engineering in Yahoo!’s Advertising Products Group and VP of Search Advertising. Prior to Yahoo!, Mr. Benitez held engineering leadership positions at SEVEN Networks and Healtheon/WebMD.

John Sturino also comes to Braintree from Yahoo! and brings more than a dozen years of experience delivering technology products. Sturino spent the last 3 years at Yahoo! as VP, Advertising Platforms working on Display and Paid Search and previously led product management for Yahoo!'s consumer paid services. Prior to Yahoo!, Sturino held multiple global leadership roles for AOL, working in market in North America, Europe and Asia to manage billing and customer acquisition in region and globally.

Real Estate Investment Trust Creates CIO Position

Ventas appointed John K. Hart, 48, to the newly created position of SVP and CIO reporting to the Company's CFO. He joined Ventas from CME Group, the futures exchange, where he worked for 16 years, most recently as Managing Director of Technology. Earlier in his career he was an assistant VP at First Options in Chicago, and prior to that he was a Senior Network Architect with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Hires CIO

Michael Clifton is new CIO of The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston. Clifton will have responsibility for leading technology services, information security, project management, enterprise architecture, and operations, and will also serve on the Management Committee. He comes from The Hanover Insurance Group, where he served as CIO. Prior to working at Hanover, Mike held a number of senior positions in operations, technology strategy, and management consulting.

RAND Public Policy Research Institution Names CIO

William (Bill) Howell has been named CIO at RAND Corporation, one of the leading public policy research institutions in the US. Previously, William was CIO at Accellent, Executive Director & Information Officer at Eli Lilly & Company,  VP, Technical Operations Information Management at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Vice President of IT Architecture and Emerging Technology at GSK.

Millennium Trust Company Announces New CTO to Support Growth

Bob Kunimura was appointed as CTO at Millennium Trust Company, a leading provider of administrative and custodial services. With over 30 substantial years of experience within the financial services industry, Mr. Kunimura possesses a strong knowledge base and skill set that he brings to his new role at Millennium Trust. He began his technology career in the investment industry in Chicago with O’Connor and Associates, which ultimately became part of UBS Investment Bank, and was quickly promoted into senior positions within the organization including eight years in their London office. Prior to joining Millennium Trust, he was the CTO for Calamos Investments and most recently held CTO and Managing Director titles with CarVal Investors, an independent business unit within the Cargill Corporation out of Minneapolis.

Date range: July 9th - August 19th

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