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Welcome to our Tech Function Exec Appointment Trends & Open Roles for the - 31 days ended August 15th 2016. 
The roles covered here: heads of technology, which include CTOs, CIOs, Tech & Ops, CISOs, Cyber and related.
By the numbers, overall:
  • Total Tech Exec Roles Open: 88  
  • New Tech Exec Appointments: 86 (8 women)  - 86% were externally sourced.
In terms of the 88 Open Roles, the functional breakdown is as follows:
  • 40 CIO roles
  • 30 CTOs
  • 16 CISOs
  • 2 Tech & Ops
The geographic breakdown of open roles and new appointments was as follows:

New Tech Function Openings: 6 – Kellogg Company (IL), Hudson's Bay Company (NY), Shutterstock (NY), 4over (CA), Datto (CT), Sonesta Hotels & Resorts (MA) 
Tech Execs Appointed - Sources
Sources of Appointments: 74 were External appointments, and 12 were internal promotions – Divisional execs (4), Interim CIO/CTO (1), Others (7).

Others:  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:  9.3% of the appointments are women Tech Execs. Intel (CA), The Dow Chemical Company (MI), United Services Automobile Association   (TX), Consumers Energy Company (MI), Cardinal Energy    (Canada), Vandeventer Black (VA), Texas A&M University (TX), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Washington, D.C.)

Geographic Distribution: 69 in the US, 8 in Europe and 9 in Asia/Russia.

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Tech Exec Roles Open

Tech Exec Open Roles (as of August 15, 2016)

, Texas - $59B, November 2015
Paul J. Walsh, Dell’s CIO, is leaving the company. Scott Pittman, who had been leading Dell’s IT infrastructure services, was named interim CIO while the company looks for a permanent replacement.

Lenovo, China - $46.3B, April 2016
Lenovo's chief of technology Peter Hortensius will entirely take up his new role, heading technology and strategy for the firms new Data Center Group, while previous CTO and present head of Lenovo Capital and Investment Group (LCIG) George He will become acting CTO while the firm looks for a permanent leader in that designation.

Schneider Electric (Americas), Massachusetts - $27.2B, July 2015   
Schneider Electric is seeking a CISO, Americas, who will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise-wide information risk security/privacy program while ensuring tight linkage with the overall corporate strategy.

Goldman Sachs, New York - $26.45B, May 2016
Goldman Sachs Group announced that Lance Braunstein has left Group as MD and global head of investment banking technology.

Travelers Companies, New York - $26.29B, May 2016
Greg Toczydlowski leaves the role of EVP and President, Small Commercial, Business Insurance Technology and Operations, to become President of Business Insurance

Facebook, California- $17.93B, May 2016
Facebook is searching for a new CIO. Tim Campos, the company’s current CIO, is leaving at the end of the year to start a new company.

Kellogg Company, Illinois - $13.5B, August 2016
Kellogg Company is seeking a VP, Chief Information Security Officer at the Kellogg Company in Oak Brook, IL.

TE Connectivity, Switzerland - $14.26B, October 2015  
EVP and CTO, Robert Shaddock, is retiring from the Company effective late in 2016.

Biogen, Massachusetts - $9.7B, June 2016
After just over a year in the position, Biogen CIO Matt Griffiths is no longer with the company. Biogen plans to fill the CIO position. In the meantime, Mr. Griffiths’ organization reports to Adriana Andi Karaboutis, Biogen’s EVP of technology, business solutions and corporate affairs.

Hudson's Bay Company, New York - $9.59B, July 2015
Bay Company is currently seeking a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) who will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise-wide information security strategy, architecture and program designed to ensure that HBC information assets are appropriately protected.

Ameriprise Financial, Minnesota - $9.1B, May 2015     
Ameriprise Financial is currently seeking a CISO.

Medibank, Australia - $4.48B, May 2016
Medibank Private Limited announced the resignation of Sarah Harland, EGM Technology & Operations. Sarah has accepted a senior appointment within the Suncorp Group.

Tesla Motors, California - $3.5B, March 2016
Jay Vijayan has left his job as the CIO at Tesla Motors to begin working on a stealth startup. Tesla Motors confirmed Mr. Vijayan’s departure, but it would not say whether it has yet found a permanent replacement.

Unisys, Pennsylvania - $3.01B, July 2016
Unisys is seeking a CISO. The CISO is responsible for setting and maintaining the internal IT security direction for Unisys.

Teradata Labs, California - $2.53B, July 2016
Teradata Labs is looking for a CTO to join the Unified Data Architecture (UDA) Platform Technologies team.

Jack Henry & Associates, Missouri - $1.3B, September 2015  
Jack Henry & Associates is currently seeking a CISO who will be responsible for overseeing the strategy, design and implementation of enterprise-level information security initiatives and programs.

Lumber Liquidators, Virginia - $978.80M, March 2016
On March 2, 2016, Charles A. Schwartz, the CIO and SVP, business development, of Lumber Liquidators Holdings notified the company that he is resigning, effective March 16, 2016, in order to pursue another opportunity.

Morningstar, Illinois - $783.6M, November 2015 
Greg Goff, Morningstar's CTO, has decided to leave the firm effective December 4, 2015 to join Uptake Technologies.

MicroStrategy, Virginia - $579.8M, June 2015    
MicroStrategy seeks a CISO, who will establish and develop global information security management programs for our internal systems and customer offerings.

Shutterstock, New York - $464.3M, July 2016
announced that Anshu Aggarwal, CTO of the company, notified the company of his decision to resign from his position, to spend more time with his family. The company has commenced an external search for a CTO to succeed Aggarwal.     

Town Sports International Holdings, New York - $442M, September 2015  
On September 11, 2015, the employment of Paul Barron, CIO of Town Sports International Holdings, was terminated without cause. Mr. Barron will receive severance payments and benefits as set forth in the Amended and Restated Executive Severance Agreement, dated February 25, 2015.

TeleCommunication Systems, Maryland - $364.1M, November 2015 
TeleCommunication Systems announced the termination of Mr. Drew A. Morin, SVP and CTO of the company on October 28, 2015.

ShoreTel,  California - $360.9M, May 2016
Pankaj Malhotra, the CTO of ShoreTel announced that he would be leaving the Company, effective June 30, 2016, on mutually agreeable terms. The company hasn’t announced any replacement yet.

Ruckus Wireless, California - $326.9M, June 2015        
William Bill Kish is leaving his position as CTO of Ruckus Wireless, to pursue new interests, and has stepped down as a member of the Board of Directors. The company has launched a search for a new CTO who will fuel the next wave of innovation.

StarTek, Colorado - $252.7M, October 2015       
Kamalesh Dwivedi, the company's CIO, separated from the company effective October 14, 2015.

inContact, Utah - $222.0M, April 2016
On April 15, 2016, inContact reached an agreement with Julian Critchfield, EVP and CTO, for his separation from service with the Company.

Philex Mining, Philippines - $187.7M, December 2015    
Philex Mining Corp. announced the resignation of RAYMUND BRETT C. MEDEL as VP and CIO, with effective from January 31, 2016.

LogMeIn, Massachusetts - $166.3M, November 2014     
LogMeIn is seeking a CISO to serve as a subject matter expert and leader reporting into the CTO.  The CISO will lead a global team of four and be responsible for the security of LogMeIn’s suite of award winning software products (including secure development), product delivery (NOC), security features of our products (security design), internal infrastructure (development environment), and 3rd party services (CRM’s, etc).

Xunlei Limited, China - $164M, November 2015 
Xunlei Limited's board of directors has appointed Mr. Lei Chen, the Company's CTO, as Co-CEO. Simultaneously, Mr. Chen resigned as Xunlei's CTO, a post he has held since joining the company in November 2014.

Mastech Holdings, Pennsylvania - $123.50M, March 2016
On March 11, 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 will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, effective May 6, 2016.

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.

Kresta Holdings, Australia - $69.9M, April 2016
Albert Xu has resigned as CIO, a role he has filled since June 2014.

Spark Networks, California - $55M, October 2015        
Spark Networks announced that resignation of Gregory J. Franchina as a CIO, delivered a notice of resignation to the Company indicating that he intended to resign from the Company effective as of November 14, 2015. The Company intends to replace Mr. Franchina and has initiated the process of recruiting qualified candidates.

CSB Bancorp , Ohio - $24.5M, February 2016     
CSB Bancorp  announced that Steven R. Bailey, EVP, COO and CIO of the company and its wholly owned affiliate The Commercial & Savings Bank, notified the company that he will be retiring and resigning his positions with the Companies, effective March 4, 2016.

Diadexus, California - $18.10M, March 2016
Diadexus announced that Dr.  Emilia Zychlinksy, EVP and Chief Technical Officer, notified the company on March 14, 2016, that she is resigning effective as of April 1, 2016. She will continue in that role until the effective date of her resignation.

NMI Holdings, California - $7.1M, January 2015  
Stan Pachura, EVP and CIO, leaves. Pachura's current duties and responsibilities will be assumed by existing members of the Company's management team, until a replacement is chosen.

Uni-Pixel, California - $2.87M, January 2016
On December 28, 2015, Robert Petcavich, the SVP and CTO of Uni-Pixel, Inc, tendered to the company his resignation for personal reasons, effective as of December 31, 2015. Mr. Petcavich will continue to provide services to the company as a consultant.

B-Scada, Florida - $1.8M, April 2016
B-Scada announced that Joshua Weeks, CTO, resigned his position effective April 1, 2016.

SPYR, Colorado - $1.6M, April 2016
SPYR announced that effective March 31, 2016, Mark McGarrity, the Company's CIO, resigned his position with the company.

CannaSys, Colorado - $0.08M, March 2016
Brandon C.  Jennewine resigned from his position as CTO. Mr. Jennewine remains on the board of directors.

Activistic Holdings, Australia, November 2015   
The Company announced that Activistic Holdings Pty Ltd’s CTO, Mr. Shahab Zeinoghli has resigned effective 18 November.

American Traffic Solutions, Arizona, September 2015 
The company is looking for a CIO responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the Company’s technology capabilities, resources and assets.

Wikimedia Foundation, California, June 2015    
Wikimedia is looking for a CTO to lead and connect with communities of volunteers, researchers, and users. The CTO must have the ability to understand and synthesize a vast amount of data, opinions and emerging technologies

Centrify, California, July 2015       
The CISO is the leader of the corporate/physical security function for Centrify, which includes responsibility for overall corporate security strategy, security architecture development, and global function oversight

Smaato, California, September 2015       
Smaato is seeking a CTO to determine the direction of software development, solutions and product offerings.

VITAS Healthcare, Florida, June 2015     
The company is looking for a CISO, to work closely with the IT and Technical Services teams to identify, document and mitigate IT security concerns as related to overall access to resources.

NIBCO, Indiana, September 2015  
NIBCO is seeking a CIO for setting long and mid-range strategies, objectives and initiatives for the Information Services function.

Brookstone, New Hampshire, June 2015 
The CIO is responsible to oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer; sponsor the business technology planning process; manage client relations; align IT with the business; and develop IT financial management systems.

Colgate University, New York, July 2015 
Colgate University is seeking a CISO to join the IT Services department to serve as the university expert on information security across all domains.

Broadcast Music (BMI), Tennessee, September 2015   
BMI, one of the largest music rights management company in the US, is seeking a CIO who will be responsible for the company’s technological vision and leadership., Utah, May 2015    
Ancestry is currently looking for a leader to fill the new role of CISO, responsible for establishing, executing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy and program to ensure that Ancestry’s physical and digital information assets and technologies are adequately protected.

Valley Behavioral Health, Utah, June 2015       
The agency is currently looking for a CIO as a core part of our strategy management team, advising the CEO, CFO, COO, and other core members on matters of strategic and tactical importance concerning IT systems, hardware, software, services, and maintenance.

Blucora, Washington, August 2015
Blucora is looking for a CISO who will be member of the company’s Operations Team.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington D.C., July 2015      
The agency is looking for a CIO for providing forward-thinking direction and visionary executive leadership for the agency-wide information resources management and IT programs, as well as systems implementation, to assist the agency in achieving its safety mission.

Supreme Group, Washington, D.C., September 2015    
The CIO’s role is to provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing IT initiatives. The CIO directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development. She/he is also responsible & accountable for all aspects of the organization's IT and systems.

CommonBond, New York, September 2015       
CommonBond is looking for a CTO, to lead the company’s development team and be responsible for delivering technology that enables the company to reach its goals.

First Help Financial, Massachusetts, October 2015       
In order to continue rapid growth, FHF is looking for a highly motivated CTO with leadership and hands-on experience in programming, database, and team management. 

Farm Journal Media, Illinois, October 2015        
The SVP/CTO is a new position intended to drive systems development and technology advancements across the company.

The Buckle, Nebraska, November 2015
The Buckle is seeking a CIO to direct, plan, and manage the company's Information Systems employees and resources to ensure the effective development, implementation, and oversight of all data processing, computer operations, and related functions (Communications, Office and Retail Store Systems, Production Activities, Data Warehousing, Merchandise Management, etc.).

Robertshaw, Illinois, November 2015
currently seeks for a CIO to join the organization for directing the information and data integrity of the global business for all IT functions of the company.

Royal Canin USA, Missouri, November 2015
The company seeks a CTO who will be the strategic and IT leader for building and managing enterprise, data and application platforms (eCommerce, CRM, Navision, BI, infrastructure) with key accountabilities including: project management, technical documentation, interface development and management controls with all relevant systems, alignment with global team and partnership with all internal teams.   

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts, December 2015     
Brigham and Women's Hospital announced that Mark Andersen, MHA, MS, has been appointed interim CIO for Brigham and Women's Health Care (BWHC) effective Jan. 4, 2016. Anderson, who recently served as the interim chief technology and health information officer at University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, will ensure continued progress of the recent Partners eCare implementation while the search for a permanent CIO continues.

Ingram Content Group, Tennessee, February 2016
The Ingram Industries subsidiary is looking for a CIO who is expected to develop and implement an IT strategy that meets current needs, establishes a foundation and roadmap for future direction, and is supported and endorsed by the business.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Maryland, February 2016
The commission is looking for a CIO who will report to the Executive Director for Operations (EDO). The CIO will establish policy to carryout NRC’s responsibilities established by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, the E-Government Act of 2002, the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996, the Federal IT Acquisitions Reform Act (FITARA), the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the Federal Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Privacy Act.

Allina Health, Minnesota, February 2016
The company seeks a CISO, who will be responsible for overseeing the information security program, including information security policy and the coordination of security efforts across Allina Health.

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.

Gordon Flesch Company, Wisconsin, February 2016
The company is on a search for a CIO, who will have specific responsibility for planning and implementing an information system strategy that meets the company’s business needs and delivers a good return on investment. Provides leadership to supervisory staff leading IS teams and overall IS department.

Leonard Technology Group, Florida, February 2016
The computer and network security company is seeking a CIO.

[24]7, California, February 2016
[24]7 is a rapidly growing Sequoia Capital-backed company with an enterprise SaaS offering. The company is looking for a CISO.

Prestige Care, Washington, February 2016
The company seeks a CIO to provide technology vision, leadership and direction in the development and implementation of organization-wide IT programs in support of business operations.

Skype, Washington, February 2016
Skype is looking for a CTO, Skype for Business Customer Engineering.
The Skype Business Services is the engineering, operations and business group comprised of the Skype for Business Online with Office 365, and Skype for Business Server product lines.

Core, New York, February 2016
Core is looking for a CTO to be the technical lead to architect and build out version one of the product.

Entrust Datacard, Minnesota, February 2016
The CTO will be responsible for establishing the Company’s technical vision.
The CTO’s function is to compel the technology vision to complement the business vision, setting the tone and direction for the company’s technologies.

Markit, Colorado, February 2016
Markit, a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, is looking for a CTO.

State of California, California, March 2016
California CIO Carlos Ramos retires. Amy Tong is now Acting Director, California Department of Technology. Tong served as the Chief Deputy Director of the Office of Systems Integration (OSI) and the Agency Information Officer of the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) since August 2014.

State of New Jersey, New Jersey, March 2016
New Jersey State CIO Steven Emanuel is stepping down next month and returning to the private sector.

University of Kentucky, Kentucky, May 2016
The university is looking for a CIO.

Mspark, Alabama, June 2016
Mspark, direct marketing solutions company for rural and suburban markets, seeks an experienced technology leader to join as 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.

MobileGuard, North Carolina, July 2016
MobileGuard, formerly TextGuard, is seeking a CTO to oversee all technical aspects and technological resources of the e-discovery and supervision solution provider.

New York Power Authority, New York, July 2016
New York Power Authority is looking for a Chief Security Officer (CSO) to build and sustain a Cyber Risk Framework that integrates Governance and Risk Compliance controls, requirements, oversight and validation into IT and Operational Technology (OT).

SafeAuto, Ohio, July 2016
Property and casualty auto insurance carrier SafeAuto is seeking a CIO who would build a IT model to meet current organizational needs and build for continued leveraging of technology services for the future.

Mazuma Credit Union, Kansas, July 2016
The credit union is looking for a CIO for initiating transformative change, implementing innovative solutions, directing and controlling the company’s information systems and technology activities.

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, make key architectural and infrastructure decisions.

4over, California, August 2016
Trade printer company 4over is looking for a CTO, who will be responsible for overseeing the organization's software development and technology infrastructure.

Datto, Connecticut, August 2016
Datto is seeking a CIO, a technology leader to build, purchase, and integrate software solutions for internally facing applications which are a combination of homegrown and 3rd party products.

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

Other Changes to Note:

  • Deutsche Bank, Germany - $31.4B, July 2016
    The Supervisory Board appointed Kim Hammonds to the Management Board of Deutsche Bank. Hammonds has been employed by Deutsche Bank since November 2013. Under her leadership Deutsche Bank is executing a fundamental overhaul of its IT systems. Since the beginning of 2016, Hammonds has been responsible for the bank's entire technology and operations, including digital transformation, information security, data management and corporate services. She will retain her role as Group COO.
  • RigNet, Texas - $235.8M, July 2016
    RigNet announced as part of a restructuring plan, the company is eliminating its CTO role. Morten Hansen, who had been serving as SVP and CTO, will stay in a consulting role with RigNet to help with the transition for three months or until it's complete.
  • Heritage Bank, Australia - $129.5M, August 2016
    Heritage Bank has appointed Wayne Marchant to the newly created role of CIO in an interim capacity. Marchant takes over responsibility for the bank's IT operations from the former GM, Technology, Dunstin Lynch, who left Heritage in July. The company said it was not yet actively seeking a permanent CIO.
  • Digital Guardian, Massachusetts - $60.3M, July 2016
    Digital Guardian announced that CTO, Salo Fajer, died suddenly and unexpectedly on July 24, 2016.The company hasn’t announced if they are looking for a replacement.

Tech Execs Appointed

Tech execs appointed in 31 days ended August 15, 2016.

General Electric, Connecticut - $121.9B, August 2016
Ganesh Bell has been promoted to VP & Chief Digital Officer, GE Power. Ganesh joined GE in 2014. Prior to GE, he was EVP & Chief Products Officer at Service Source.
General Electric, Connecticut - $121.9B, August 2016
James D. Richards has been promoted to VP, CIO for GE Healthcare. James has worked his entire career in GE after joining in 1999 as part of the Financial Management Program (FMP).      
The Boeing Company, Illinois - $96.8B, July 2016
Boeing Company announced that it has appointed Greg Hyslop as CTO, replacing John Tracy. Hyslop was recently Boeing's SVP for Engineering, Test & Technology.        
Intel, California - $56.6B, August 2016
Intel has appointed Paula Tolliver as CIO to succeed Kim Stevenson who has been promoted to a new role at the company. Tolliver joins the company from Dow Chemical (DOW) where she served as CIO.
The Dow Chemical Company, Michigan - $46.2B, August 2016
The Dow Chemical Company announced that Melanie Kalmar, global director Information Systems, has been named CIO.
UBS Group, Switzerland - $28.9B, July 2016
UBS Group AG named Michael Dargan CIO. Dargan was most recently Standard Chartered Plc's CIO for corporate and institutional banking.
NBCUniversal Media, New York - $28.6B, July 2016
NBCUniversal Media announced that David Gibbons, former COO at BBC Worldwide, joined NBCUniversal Media as SVP of international operations and technology.
United Services Automobile Association, Texas - $24.2B, August 2016
Heather Cox will join USAA's senior leadership team as EVP, Chief Technology and Digital Officer. Most recently, she was CEO of Citi FinTech.
Lear Corporation, Michigan - $18.2B, July 2016
Bonnie Smith is the new CIO. Former SVP, Sector CIO at Eaton.
Amec Foster Wheeler, UK - $7.5B, August 2016
Amec Foster Wheeler appointed Rod Carr to the newly created position of CIO. Carr joins from Centrica Energy, where he was Group CIO. 
Consumers Energy Company, Michigan - $5.9B, August 2016
Tamara Faber-Doty is named VP of IT. She joined Consumers Energy in 2013, after serving as global manager at First Solar in Ohio, and as a manager at Visteon.       
Givaudan, Switzerland - $4.7B, July 2016
Givaudan has announced the retirement of Adrien Gonckel as CIO. Fabien Jaunault, currently Head of IT Demand, is appointed Head of Global Information Management & Technology (IM&T), responsible for the company's innovation strategy and day-to-day business operations in Information Management & Technology.
The Brink's Company, Virginia - $3.0B, July 2016
The company announced that Rohan Pal has joined the company as CIO and chief digital officer.      He is former CIO of Recall.
Univision Communications, New York - $2.9B, July 2016
Univision Communications named Diego Rodriguez to the newly-created position of Chief Global Security Officer. Rodriguez, who most recently served as Assistant Director in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Field Office in New York, will be based at UCI’s corporate headquarters in New York.
Spirit Airlines, Florida - $2.2B, August 2016
Rocky Wiggins joins as the SVP and CIO. Rocky comes to Spirit with 35 years of experience in the travel industry where he has become a leader in technology innovation. Rocky's experience includes serving as EVP & CIO of WestJet, EVP & CIO Cambria/Sun Country Airlines, and SVP & CIO of AirTran Airways.
Fitbit, California - $2.2B, August 2016
Fitbit hired Adam Pellegrini as VP of Digital Health. He joins Fitbit from Walgreens Boots Alliance, where he was the VP of Digital Health, responsible for revolutionizing how the global chain approached omni-channel digital healthcare.   
Tribune Media Company, Illinois - $2.1B, July 2016
Tribune Media appointed David Ulmer as CTO. Ulmer has been serving as the company's interim-CTO since late June.  
hhgregg, Indiana - $1.9B, August 2016
hhgregg and Gregg Appliances appointed Tom Schuetz to CIO. Schuetz served as CTO for Luxottica's Americas & Asia-Pacific enterprise.
Zayo Group Holdings, Colorado - $1.6B, August 2016
Zayo Group Holdings has named Jack Waters as CTO and president of Network Solutions. During Waters' 18-year tenure with Level 3, he held key leadership and engineering roles and is well known for his role as their long-time CTO.
KCG Holdings, New Jersey - $1.2B, July 2016
KCG Holdings announced that Mike Blum, who joined the firm in January as Global Head of Client Technology, has been named CTO. Jon Ross, KCG's CTO, will be leaving the company to pursue a variety of personal projects.
Corbion, Netherlands - $1.0B, August 2016
Corbion announced that Marcel Wubbolts will join as CTO. He is former CTO, Royal DSM.
Kudelski, Switzerland - $938.5M, August 2016
Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division of the Kudelski Group named Andrew Howard, formerly director of Cyber Technology and Information Security Lab at Georgia Tech, as CTO.
Sino-American Silicon Products, Taiwan - $899.0M, August 2016
Sino-American Silicon Products appointed Budi S. Tjahjono as CTO. He is former CTO Sunrise Global Solar Energy.
P2 Energy Solutions, Colorado - $804.7M, July 2016
P2 Energy Solutions announced the hiring of Ben Wilson as its CTO and Global Head of Product Management. Former CTO for GE Oil & Gas.
TMX Group, Ontario - $598.3M, July 2016
TMX Group appointed Jay Rajarathinam as CIO. Most recently, he served as SVP, Global Head of Infrastructure, NYSE/Intercontinental Exchange.
Monitronics International, Texas - $570.3M, July 2016
Jason Chancellor will join Monitronics as VP of Applications. Former VP, IT Application Development of CBRE.
Montage Hotels & Resorts, California - $431.0M, August 2016
Montage Hotels & Resorts has appointed Gustaf Burman as SVP, IT. Gustaf joined Montage from Morgans Hotel Group, in New York City, where he rose from VP of technology to CTO.
EastWest Banking, Philippines - $303.0M, July 2016
EastWest Banking Corporation approved the appointment of Domingo V. Guanio, SVP, as CIO and Head of IT. Former SVP, at Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company.
Midco, South Dakota - $293.8M, August 2016
Midco announced Tom McAdaragh will join the company as SVP of Technology. Most recently, McAdaragh served as SVP of Operations and VP of Engineering at SONIFI Solutions.        
The Golden 1 Credit Union, California - $219.8M, July 2016
McDermott & Bull has appointed Val Scott as chief technology and innovation officer, or CTIO, for Golden 1 Credit Union. She has amassed a 25-year career as a driver of technological innovation in financial services.         
Hitachi Data Systems Asia Pacific, Australia - $122.1M, August 2016
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) appointed Russell Skingsley as its CTO, solutions and products group leader and head of presales for Asia Pacific. Prior to joining HDS, he was VP of systems engineering for APAC at Juniper Networks.
Cardinal Energy, Canada - $114.5M, August 2016
Cardinal Energy appointed Connie Shevkenek as VP of Engineering. Shevkenek has been with Cardinal since February of 2014.
Tenable Network Security, Maryland - $95.5M, July 2016
Tenable Network Security has hired security industry veteran Dave Cole as chief product officer, responsible for leading continued technology innovation and product excellence. Before joining Tenable, Cole served as chief product officer at CrowdStrike.     
Castlight Health, California - $87.2M, August 2016
Castlight Health hired veteran technologist Neeraj Gupta as SVP of engineering. Before joining Castlight, he was SVP for product and engineering at Apcera.
WebMD Health Services, Oregon - $80.0M, August 2016
WebMD hired Jacob Sims as CTO. Sims most recently served as VP of Development and Technology at Premise Health.
Vendavo, California - $76.2M, August 2016
Vendavo appointed enterprise software development and cloud computing veteran, David Edwards, as CTO. Prior to joining Vendavo, Edwards spent 25 years at Cerner.     
Ping Identity, Colorado - $73.6M, August 2016
Ping Identity Corporation announced that Steve Shoaff, CEO of UnboundID, will join the company executive team as Chief Product Officer, responsible for all of engineering and product management for the joint company.
Deem, California - $72.2M, July 2016
Deem has appointed Tom Allen as SVP and CTO.   He was a former EVP and COO of @Road, which was acquired by Trimble Navigation in 2007.
ExtraHop Networks, Washington - $64.8M, July 2016
ExtraHop co-founder Jesse Rothstein, who held the CEO position since 2007, will assume the role of CTO.
OneSource Virtual, Texas - $63.9M, August 2016
OneSource Virtual announced that Wesley Bryan, co-founder of OSV, will be moving to chief product and technology officer, while transitioning his responsibilities of president and COO to Trey Campbell.     
Okta, California - $48.5M, August 2016
Okta appointed Mark Settle as the company’s first CIO. Settle most recently served as CIO at information services company IHS.
ID Systems, New Jersey - $40.1M, July 2016
I.D. Systems appointed industry veteran Chris Wolfe to the new position of chief product officer. In his most recent role at Qualcomm, Wolfe served as president of the Wireless Business Solutions division, where he oversaw and helped successfully launch the company's TrailerTRACS product. 
GSS Infotech, India - $32.2M, August 2016
GSS Infotech named Rajeev Shukla as CTO. Founder of Raaga Technologies.
BroadbandONE, Florida - $26.4M, July 2016 appointed Nick Russo as its new CTO. Russo brings with him 20 years of IT experience in the Managed Service Provider area, as well as LAN and WAN architecture. Prior to joining, Russo was the Chief Technologist at Apogee IT Services.
Marathon Patent Group, California - $16.9M, July 2016
Marathon Patent Group named Dr. David Liu as CTO. Prior to joining Marathon, Dr. Liu served as a technical consultant and testifying expert to some of the country's top patent litigation law firms dealing with highly complex patent infringement matters. Other experience over the past 20 years includes being a partner and inventor at a firm focused on flash memory, and Senior Scientist at Maxim Integrated Products.     
Vandeventer Black, Virginia - $16.3M, July 2016
Andrea Sykora has joined Vandeventer Black as CIO and assistant executive director. Before joining Vandeventer Black, Sykora was the senior director of IT for Norfolk Public Schools.   
Syncordia Technologies and Healthcare Solutions, Ontario - $13.9M, August 2016
Syncordia Technologies and Healthcare Solutions hired a new CTO Todd Trask. Trask, who has been with Health Services Integration, a Syncordia portfolio company, for many years, will be replacing Andy Tran who will be departing.     
Sailthru, New York - $13.9M, July 2016
Sailthru announced the hiring of Tom Janofsky as the EVP of engineering. Prior to joining Sailthru, Tom was the CTO at Blackfynn, where he led product and engineering.
Life Image, Massachusetts - $13.1M, July 2016
lifeIMAGE announced that Janak Joshi has joined its executive management team as SVP and CTO. Joshi has previously held healthcare and enterprise technology leadership roles at organizations such as Deloitte, Siemens Healthcare, Generation Health and Partners HealthCare.
NTENT, New York - $12.2M, July 2016
NTENT has appointed Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates as the company's CTO. Most recently, he held the position of VP and Chief Research Scientist at Yahoo!, where he spent more than 10 years in various R&D roles.
Guidance Solutions, California - $10.3M, July 2016
Guidance announced that Ron Davis has joined the company as a SVP of technology. Before joining the company, Ron was VP of technology at Razorfish, part of Publicis.       
Enrichment Federal Credit Union, Tennessee - $10.0M, July 2016
John Merritt was promoted to CIO. He was formerly the Assistant VP of Information Systems & Facilities.
Advisor Software, California - $6.7M, July 2016
Advisor Software appointed Sudhakar Kaki as VP of Engineering. Prior to joining Advisor Software, Kaki accumulated over 20 years of experience serving in senior technology development positions.
Toll Holdings, Australia, July 2016
The Toll Group has appointed Francoise Russo as its new CIO. Her global experience has included time working across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America, and she has recently relocated to Melbourne before accepting this role.
International Automotive Components Group, Luxembourg, July 2016
International Automotive Components has appointed Scott Bennett as CIO. Prior to joining the company, he served as the North American CIO for Constellium, a Tier 1 automotive and aerospace manufacturer.
Texas A&M University, Texas, August 2016
M. Dee Childs was hired for the newly created position of VP for IT and CIO at Texas AandM University. Childs currently serves as associate provost and CIO at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, Florida, July 2016
John McLendon has been named VP and CIO at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg. McLendon has extensive IT experience, most recently serving as SVP and CIO at MedStar Health in Columbia, Md.
Global Knowledge Training, North Carolina, August 2016
Global Knowledge appointed Satish Shetty as its global CIO. A recognized technology executive and innovator, Shetty has a proven track record for large scale strategy and implementation of CRM, cloud, analytics, digital and ERP solutions for major corporations, including Ply Gem and Dex One.
Bank of Hawaii, Hawaii, July 2016
Jeff Graves has joined Bank of Hawaii as EVP and CTO in the IT Department. Most recently, he served as SVP and director of IT of Zions Bancorp in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he spent 17 years.
National Restaurant Association, Illinois, August 2016
The National Restaurant Association appointed Kevin Steele as CIO. Kevin joins the association most recently from, where he held the position of VP and CTO.
UltiSat, Maryland, July 2016
UltiSat has appointed Chris Hetmanski as its new CTO. Prior, Hetmanski played a key role in the technical development of several companies including Airbus DS Satcom Government Inc. (ASGI) and Vizada, where he also served as CTO. 
Studio 3 Partners, New York, July 2016
EPIX named Jonathan Dakss as Chief Digital Officer. Dakss will be leading the digital team in continuing to build digital products, advancing the user experience, and collaborating with distribution partners to pioneer authentication across devices and platforms. Mr. Dakss joins EPIX from NBCUniversal where he was VP of Media Labs.
ezCater, Massachusetts, August 2016
ezCater announced that Onur Mergen has joined the company’s executive team as CTO. A proven technology leader, he most recently served as SVP of Engineering at Rue La La.    
Early Salary, India, August 2016 has appointed Vivek Jain from Infosys as its new CTO.
Freshdesk, California, August 2016
Freshdesk has appointed STS Prasad as its SVP of engineering. A former VP of product at WalmartLabs, Prasad has held various leadership roles at, Kosmix, Junglee, HCL and Sybase.
Rivada Networks, Colorado, August 2016
Rivada Networks has announced that its long-serving CTO, Clint Smith, is being promoted to Chief Scientist.
Rivada Networks, Colorado, August 2016
Rivada Networks appointed Joseph Sanzo as Chief Network Officer. Sanzo joins the company from SAC Wireless, where he has spent the past 10 years serving as that company’s CTO.
Earnix, Israel, August 2016
Yarden Malka has joined the company as VP of Engineering. Yarden joined Earnix following several high-ranking positions including serving as SVP, Chief Product Officer and CTO at Model N, Chief Architect at NetDynamics/Sun Microsystems and multiple entrepreneurial and engineering management positions in startup companies in Israel.
Earnix, Israel, August 2016
Guy Bavly has joined as VP of Products. Prior to joining Earnix, Guy was the VP of Product Management at SAP Cloud Platform and a member of SAP Labs Israel management team.  
U.S. Office of Personnel Management, District Of Columbia, August 2016
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the hiring of a new permanent CIO. David De Vries, currently the Principal Deputy CIO at the Department of Defense, will join OPM as CIO.
HAC, Massachusetts, August 2016
Chris Smith has been named VP of IT. Smith has been the director of retail technology for Reasor's in Tahlequah since 2008.
RxWiki, Texas, August 2016
RxWiki appointed Alan Stickler as CIO. Prior to joining RxWiki, Stickler was VP Data & Knowledge at McKesson Specialty Health.
KMS Technologies, Texas, August 2016
KMS Technology appointed Adam Satterfield as its VP of Testing Services. Prior to joining KMS Technology, Adam was VP Quality Assurance for BetterCloud, an Atlanta vendor of data security for cloud office platforms such as Google Apps and Office 365.
Eastwind Networks, Utah, August 2016
Eastwind Networks announced the hiring of a new chief security and strategy officer, Robert Huber. His previous positions include VP at iSIGHT Partners, co-founder and president of Critical Intelligence, senior cyber intelligence analyst at Lockheed Martin and VP and chief security architect manager at JPMorgan Chase.
moovel Group, Germany , August 2016
Moovel North America has appointed Matt Jones as chief product officer. Jones joins the company with over 15 years of software innovation and leadership expertise. He earlier served as the director of future technology at Jaguar Land Rover.  
Packetsled, California, July 2016
PacketSled announced that Fred Wilmot will be joining the company as its CTO. Most recently, he served as VP, Solutions Engineering at Context Relevant.
Delphix, California, July 2016
Delphix has named Marc Aronson, a software industry veteran and former Oracle executive, as its SVP of Engineering.
Vector Space Systems, Arizona, July 2016
Vector Space Systems has announced finalization of the acquisition of Garvey Spacecraft Corporation. Under this acquisition deal, Garvey Spacecraft Corporation Founder and CEO John Garvey will be joining Vector Space Systems as CTO.     
Citadel, Illinois, July 2016
Citadel appointed Steven Lieblich as CTO for its hedge fund business. He has served in a series of senior technology roles, most recently as Morgan Stanley's CIO.
Pwnie Express, Massachusetts, July 2016
Pwnie Express appointed Artur Adib as CTO. Adib arrives at Pwnie from Twitter, where he was a senior software engineer.
Civitas Learning, Texas, July 2016
Civitas Learning hired former HomeAway executive Alex Victoria as its CTO.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, District Of Columbia, July 2016
NASA has named Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz as its new chief information security officer. Hanna-Ruiz brings to the role over 20 years of cyber security experience. She was a primary author of the Cyberspace Policy Review for the White House and was chief of staff for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. Moreover, she served a joint DHS/National Security Agency cyber coordination group and was the program manager for a cyber crime and forensics training academy sponsored by the Defense Department. 
DigitalMR, UK, July 2016
DigitalMR has recently appointed its first full-time CTO: Dr. Maksim Sipos. After graduation he worked at a quantitative hedge fund in Wall Street, where he developed an A.I. based system for trading equities.
The Wistar Institute, Pennsylvania, July 2016
Wistar Institute has hired Jeff Fahnoe as CIO. He had been senior director of operations and planning of the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.      
Swift Navigation, California, July 2016
Swift Navigation announced its latest executive hire, Zaka Ashraf as VP of engineering. With 18 years of experience in software development, Ashraf has gained a reputation as an effective leader of world-class engineering teams building cutting-edge devices, applications, services and frameworks.
Toll Group, Australia, July 2016
The Toll Group has appointed Francoise Russo as its new CIO. Russo has an impressive record working globally in IT for some of the world's large companies.    
Parkmobile, Georgia, July 2016
Parkmobile announced that 20-year technology veteran, Andrew Hamilton, has joined the company as CTO. In his recent role as CTO for Cardlytics, Andrew led teams responsible for core Cardlytics products and product innovations.

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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.

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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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