What were the important tech board changes in the most recent couple of months? This leadership report covers tech board changes from 8/26 to 10/29 in 2017.  

We have three categories, roughly organized by company size. Industries/ categories per CapIQ classifications.

  • The Giants ($100b+ market cap): Microsoft, Samsung, Intel, Cisco
  • The Software Companies: Paypal, Salesforce, Intuit, eBay, RedHat, ServiceNow, Twitter, Square, Citrix, Splunk, Fortinet, FireEye and any others.
  • Others (Telecom, Hardware, Services, Payments): HP, Inc., Infosys, Ericsson, TSYS, Micro-Semi, TSYS, FLIR, Cypress Semi., Cree, Convergys, Blackhawk Networks, Boingo, ScanSource and others.

Some basic stats:

19.7% of the new board seats went to women;
15.6% of the board seats removed were women held seats.

Comcast Appoints Children's Hospital CEO Madeline Bell to the Board of Directors

Madeline Bell was appointed to Comcast Corporation's Board of Directors. Bell has been the President and CEO of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since July 2015 and, prior to that, had been its President and COO since 2010.

Capital One Appoints Former Amazon CISO to Board  

American bank holding company Capital One Financial Corporation announced that Tom Killalea, an experienced technological innovator, and the former Chief Information Security Officer at Amazon.com, to a newly created seat on the Board. Killalea has been an advisor to private technology-driven companies since November 2014. He also serves on the boards of Orreco and of MongoDB, and is on the Advisory Board of Profitero.

Comcast Promotes Myrna Soto as New Global CISO

Comcast promoted Myrna Soto to SVP, Global CISO. Prior to this appointment, Soto served as SVP, Chief Infrastructure and Information Security Officer (CIISO) within Engineering & Platform Services for Comcast Cable. Soto, who joined Comcast in 2009, has more than 25 years of information security and technology leadership experience in a number of industries, including financial services, hospitality, insurance/risk management and gaming/entertainment. 

Home Depot Names CISO from Time Warner

Home Depot, the do-it-yourself retailer that suffered a massive data breach last year, has hired Jamil Farshchi as its first chief information security officer. Farshchi will manage information security, data protection and vulnerability management. Farshchi most recently was CISO at Time Warner where he created a federated, risk-based security program. Prior to Time Warner, he was VP for global information security at Visa where he was responsible for protecting the company’s consumer payment card transactions, among other duties.

CVS Caremark Hires Chief Digital Officer from Staples

CVS Caremark named Brian Tilzer to the position of SVP, Chief Digital Officer. Tilzer will develop and lead teams driving CVS Caremark's company-wide digital innovation efforts. Tilzer will focus on connecting current and future digital initiatives and ensuring that CVS Caremark continues to use the most innovative technology available to seamlessly meet customers' needs. Tilzer has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development, operations and IT, with a deep concentration in corporate and e-commerce strategy. Prior to joining CVS Caremark, he was the SVP of Global e-Commerce with Staples, where he developed and led several multi-channel digital innovation strategies.