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Welcome to our Tech Function Exec Appointment Trends & Open Roles for the - 31 days ended September 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: 93  
  • New Tech Exec Appointments: 92 (3 women or 3.26%, 89 men)

The geographic breakdown of open roles and new appointments was as follows: 

New Tech Function Openings: 8 – Thomson Reuters (PA), Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri (Turkey), Parsons Corporation (CA), Marvell Technology (Bermuda), Informatica (CA), Splunk (CA), UnionBank of the Philippines (Philippines), and ChartSpan Medical Technologies (SC).

Tech Execs Appointed - Sources

Sources of Appointments: 75 were External appointments, and 17 were internal promotions –CTO/CIO (promoted to other tech role) (2), Divisional execs (3), Interim CIO/CTO (2), Others (10).

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:  3.26% of the appointments are women Tech Execs. The Middlefield Banking Company (OH), Sherpa (NC), and Glance Technologies (Canada). 

Geographic Distribution: 74 in the US, 7 in Europe and 9 in Asia/Russia/ Australasia, 2 in Middle East & Africa.

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Tech Exec Roles Open

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

Dell, 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.

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.

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

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.

Thomson Reuters, Pennsylvania, $12.2B, September 2016
Thomson Reuters is looking for a CISO to protect the information assets of IP & Science through
managing risk, deploying effective cloud security risk framework and ensuring appropriate compliance.

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
Hudson's 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.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri, Turkey, $4.61B, August 2016
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri
AS announced that 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.

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.

Parsons Corporation, California, $3.2B, September 2016
Parsons is looking for a CIO to lead the IT department.

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.

Marvell Technology, Bermuda, $2.458B, September 2016
Dr. Zining Wu, CTO, notified Marvell Technology of his decision to leave Marvell. *The company did not announce whether it has yet found a permanent replacement.

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.

Informatica, California, $1.05B, September 2016
is looking for a CISO to lead the corporate security and data privacy.

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
Shutterstock 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.     

Splunk, California, $450.9M, September 2016
is looking for a CISO to lead the IT security.

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.

UnionBank of the Philippines, Philippines, $433.2M, September 2016
Union Bank
of the Philippines announced that at the Mr. Ceferino P. Tolentino, Jr., CIO with the rank of SVP, has retired from the bank. *No Replacement announced.

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.

ChartSpan Medical Technologies, South Carolina, September 2016
Healthcare data company ChartSpan is looking for a CIO to lead the IT department.

Tech Execs Appointed

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

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, $87.75B, September 2016
Siemens has appointed Peter Tollkuehn as CTO of the company's Middle East operations. Tollkuehn previously served as head of Technology Field Systems Engineering at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich, Germany.
Google, California, $74.5B, August 2016
Google announced that Shaun Stewart, a former Airbnb executive, has been appointed as the new director of its self-driving car project.
Airbus Group, Netherlands, $71.42B, August 2016
Airbus Group has announced the departure of Guus Dekkers as CIO. Dekkers will be succeeded by Luc Hennekens, currently CIO of Qantas Airways.
Citigroup, New York, $65.13B, August 2016
Gavin Michael will be joining Citi as head of Technology for Global Consumer Banking. Michael joins Citi from JPMorgan Chase where he served as head of Digital for Consumer and Community Banking.
Telefónica, Spain, $51.15B, August 2016
Telefonica has appointed Alejandro Ramos as its chief information security officer. He was previously head of cybersecurity for Spain and Portugal at ING bank.
Lear, Michigan, $18.44B, August 2016
Lear Corporation announced that Dr. André Weimerskirch has been appointed as VP, Cyber Security for E-Systems. Most recently, André was leading vehicle cyber security research at the University of Michigan.
MTN Group, South Africa, $10.655B, August 2016
MTN SA announced that Maxwell Takalani Nonge has been appointed chief digital officer. He is currently group CTO at eMedia Investments and was MD of Platco Digital from 2013 to 2016.
Independence Blue Cross, Pennsylvania, $9.176B, August 2016
Independence Blue Cross has promoted Steve Giuliano to VP, technology, from platform management.
W.R. Berkley, Connecticut, $7.335B, August 2016
W.  R. Berkley Corporation appointed Richard M. Lowery as SVP and CIO. Lowery has nearly 30 years of experience in IT and most recently served in senior roles at Risk Solutions International and Marsh & McLennan Companies.
LIXIL, Japan, $5.425B, August 2016
LIXIL Group Corporation has appointed Yugo Kanazawa to the newly created role of senior managing director and chief digital officer. Prior to joining LIXIL, Mr. Kanazawa served as VP, Online Business, W.W. Grainger.
Rostelecom, Russian Federation, $4.66B, August 2016
Rostelecom has appointed Aleksey Telyatnikov as new VP for IT. Telyatnikov earlier worked as executive director of the company Tinkoff Insurance and graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1987.
Orbital ATK, Virginia, $4.627B, August 2016
Orbital ATK has named Robert Brodowski as director of advanced technology development for its space systems group. Prior to joining Orbital ATK, he served as Director, Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate (AS&T) at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
The Andersons, Ohio, $4.044B, September 2016
The Andersons as appointed Anthony Lombardi as its new CIO. Tony joins The Andersons after most recently serving as the VP of Global Business Services & CIO for Armstrong World Industries.
Citrix Systems, Florida, $3.386B, September 2016
Citrix Systems appointed Jeff Russo as SVP, Products. Most recently, Jeff served as VP of Product Development at Citrix where he led development services for all product groups.
Equinix, California, $3.161B, September 2016
Equinix announced that it has promoted Brian Lillie to Chief Customer Officer (CCO) and EVP of Technology Services. Lillie has served as the Global CIO of Equinix for the past eight years.
Cogeco Communications, Canada, $1.643B, August 2016
Cogeco and Cogeco Communications appointed Luc Noiseux as SVP and Chief Technology and Strategy Officer. Most recently, he was VP Research & Development at Accedian Networks, where he was responsible for all product development and for the Chief of Technology office.
PTC, Massachusetts, $1.164B, August 2016
PTC reported that Andrew Timm has been promoted as the company's CTO from the role of VP Technology Platform.
SMRT, Singapore, $966.4M, August 2016
The board of SMRT Corporation Ltd. announced that Mr. Ng Bor Kiat, who is currently SVP, Systems & Technology and Technology Management Office, will be appointed to take on the concurrent appointment as CTO.
Lumber Liquidators, Virginia, $942.5M, September 2016
Lumber Liquidators appointed Christopher Thomsen as SVP and CIO. Thomsen joins the Company from HibbettSports, where he most recently served as VP and CIO.
BankUnited, Florida, $879.8M, September 2016
BankUnited appointed Julio Jogaib as CIO. A 33-year industry veteran, Jogaib joins BankUnited from Citigroup in Fort Lauderdale, where he served most recently as director for Latin America technology production services in the company’s global institutional clients group division.
P2 Energy Solutions, Colorado, $724.2M, August 2016
P2 Energy Solutions announced the hiring of Ben Wilson as its CTO and Global Head of Product Management. Prior to coming on board at P2, Wilson was CTO of GE Oil & Gas.
F.N.B. Corporation, Pennsylvania, $671.9M, September 2016
F.N.B. Corporation announced the hiring of Scot Pflug, Chief Information Security Officer. Most recently, he served as Chief Information Security Officer for FirstMerit Bank.
Tilly's, California, $550.99M, September 2016
Tilly's has appointed Jon Kubo as chief digital officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kubo served as Chief Digital Officer at Boot Barn Holdings since May 2015.
Bridgepoint Education, California, $543.1M, August 2016
Bridgepoint Education appointed Anurag Malik to the position of SVP/CIO. Malik joins Bridgepoint from SolarCity, where he served as SVP of information systems.
Al Hilal Bank, UAE, $500.7M, August 2016
Al Hilal Bank has said that it has made a key senior appointment. The firm said that Gopikrishnan Janakaraja is to take over as CIO. He has more than 19 years of experience in technology and operations.
Rocket Fuel, California, $459M, September 2016
Rocket Fuel announced seasoned Internet veteran Rick Pittenger will join the company as SVP of Engineering. Pittenger is an accomplished engineer and senior leader with more than 20 years of experience leading engineering and software development organizations at companies including Proofpoint, GeoCities, and an extensive tenure at Yahoo! where he led the development of large-scale enterprise and consumer facing sites. Most recently Pittenger was SVP of Engineering at Ooyala.
QTS Realty Trust, Kansas, $375M, August 2016
QTS Realty Trust announced that Andrew Wild has joined the company as Chief Information Security Officer. Wild was most recently the CISO at Lancope, and prior to that he was the CSO at Qualys.
FBD Holdings, Ireland, $370.7M, September 2016
Enda Kyne has been appointed to the role of Chief Technology and Operations Officer and will join the company on January 3, 2017 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland where he currently holds the role of Director of IT and Technology Transformation.
Ellie Mae, California, $297.5M, September 2016
Ellie Mae announced that Michael Keselman has joined the company as Chief Architect. Prior to joining the company, Keselman worked at Visa as the Chief Architect for merchant and acquirer processing.
RFM Corp., Philippines, $260.4M, August 2016
RFM Corp. announced promotion of Mr. Teejay T. Sumawang from IT Manager to Assistant Vice-President & Head, IT.
Dupré Logistics, Louisiana, $225.3M, August 2016
Bob Verret has been hired by Dupré Logistics as VP and CIO. Verret’s professional background includes leadership positions with United Vision Logistics, Greatwide Logistics, and Ceva Logistics. Verret reports to Dupré, and is a member of the Dupré executive management team.
Thomas Built Buses, North Carolina, $183.7M, August 2016
Thomas Built Buses has named Leslie D. Kilgore as VP of engineering. A 20 year veteran of General Motors, Kilgore brings her knowledge in product design, development, launch, innovation and technology management, with specializations in interior design, safety and public policy.
SRC, New York, $153.2M, August 2016
SRC welcome David Lyons as the VP of technical services. Most recently, Lyons served as the EVP of technology solutions at Catapult Technology, an SC3 company.
Airways Corporation of New Zealand, New Zealand, $132.6M, August 2016
Russell Ambrose has been hired as new CTO for Airways New Zealand. Earlier, Mr. Ambrose served at Vector Limited where, where he has working as Group Manager IT since 2014. Prior to joining Vector in 2011, he was Information Services Manager at Genesis Energy for over a 10 years.
Q2 Holdings, Texas, $128.2M, August 2016
Q2 Holdings reported that longtime financial services industry veteran Bob Michaud has joined the company as chief security officer. Michaud most recently held the position of EVP of client operations at Continuity, a technology solutions provider that automates compliance management for financial institutions.
Accruent, Texas, $124.7M, August 2016
Accruent announced its new CTO, David McCann. He served as the CTO of CLEAResult Consulting, until August 2016.
The J. Paul Getty Trust, California, $117.6M, August 2016
J. Paul Getty Trust appointed Fagen As VP, Computing, Digital Initiatives. Mr. Fagen has served as CIO at the California Institute of Technology since 2005.
Marin Software, California, $108.3M, September 2016
Marin Software Incorporated announced that Wister Walcott has returned to the company as EVP, Product and Technology, where he will manage product, technical operations, and engineering. Mr. Walcott co-founded the company with Chris Lien and was a senior executive at the company from 2006-2015. Prior to the company, Mr. Walcott held general management positions at Siebel Systems, building software for employee communication and marketing automation.
Calabrio, Minnesota, $101.3M, August 2016
Calabrio has hired software and technology veteran Charles Burnett to serve as VP of support operations. Burnett has more than 25 years of experience in leading customer service operations for growing software and technology companies. His previous role was SVP at Healthland.
Choice Logistics, New York, $100M, August 2016
Choice Logistics announced that Jordan Kaufman has been hired as CIO. Kaufman has over 15 years of extensive experience as an IT professional across a variety of industry verticals.
Acronis, Massachusetts, $75.3M, September 2016
Acronis reported the appointment of Mike Chadwick as VP of Engineering and Cloud Operations. Chadwick was responsible for the development of's core Internet presence products and building the product engineering team. Prior to that, he was involved in the development of factory automation software for Motorola.
Citizens National Bank, Texas, $61.8M, August 2016
Citizens National Bank promoted Ronald Nix to VP and CTO. Nix, who has been with the bank since 2005, has served as acting CTO. Before that, he was assistant VP of information services at the bank, a unit of Henderson Citizens Bancshares.
INTTRA, New Jersey, $53M, August 2016
INTTRA announced that Peter Spellman has joined as a SVP and CTO. Spellman has joined the company from Tracelink, where he designed, delivered and operated a cloud-native, multi-tenant, highly scalable platform for inter-company supply chain business and compliance processes handling billions of transactions annually. Previously, he spent six years as SVP Products and SaaS of SupplyScape after serving as CTO and VP of Engineering at Performaworks.
Ventiv Technology, Illinois, $44.7M, August 2016
Ventiv Technology announced that Jonathan Lyons has been promoted to CTO. Lyons joined Ventiv in 2000 and he has since worked as Ventiv's developmental lead on multiple software products.
Kaspersky Lab, Russian Federation, $39.3M, September 2016
Kaspersky Lab announced the opening of its first European research and development (R&D) center, in Dublin, Ireland. The company has appointed Keith Waters as Head of Engineering, to lead the development team in Ireland. He has more than 15 years' experience building enterprise big data analytics products and delivering solutions to global customers.
Cybera, Tennessee, $37.3M, September 2016
Cybera appointed Greg Garten to the post of CTO and EVP of engineering. Greg Garten is a senior business and technical leader with extensive security expertise and experience with multinational companies. He joins Cybera from NTT Communications, where he was CTO and VP of engineering.
Gentrack Group, New Zealand, $32.5M, August 2016
Gentrack Group appointed Jan Behrens to the role of CTO. Behrens comes to Gentrack from Orion Health, where he was EVP of Engineering and EVP Shared Technology Group.
The Middlefield Banking Company, Ohio, $31.2M, August 2016
The Middlefield Banking Company announced that Shalini Singhal has joined the company as CIO. Prior to joining Middlefield, Ms. Singhal spent 11 years at Commercial Savings Bank in Upper Sandusky, Ohio mostly recently as CIO.
Pro-Teck Services, Massachusetts, $20.8M, August 2016
Pro Teck Valuation Services announced that Paul Gomez has been named CTO.Gomez's hiring comes at a time in marketplace when having nimble and efficient IT operations that can quickly react to a changing regulatory landscape is crucial. His presence will help Pro Teck as it continues to improve its operational platform.
Pegasus TransTech, Florida, $19.9M, September 2016
Pegasus TransTech announced that Salem Elnahwy has been promoted to CTO, a newly created role highlighting the company’s focus on engineering excellence. He previously held software development roles at Verizon as well as Keane.
Liquid Robotics, California, $18.7M, September 2016
Liquid Robotics reported the addition of Dr. David McLaren as its SVP of Engineering. McLaren brings over 20 years of experience building and engineering organizations for companies such as GoPro and Cisco Systems.
Izotope, Massachusetts, $17.6M, August 2016
iZotope appointed Gerry Caron as Chief Product Officer. His experiences include working with premium technology brands such as Bose, iRobot, GE and most recently Otter Products, where he served as VP of Innovation and Product Management.
Sensity Systems, California, $12.8M, August 2016
Sensity Systems announced that its new CTO is Geoff Arnold, an industry veteran in distributed systems and cloud computing, while Tahir H. Khan has been appointed as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Sensity's CTO, Geoff Arnold, has over 35 years of experience in distributed systems and cloud computing, working for such companies as Sun Microsystems, Raytheon, Huawei, Cisco and Amazon. Prior to joining Sensity in May 2016, Tahir was the Chief Information Security Officer for ETS Corporation, a large financial company on the East Coast.
Sensity Systems, California, $12.8M, August 2016
Sensity Systems announced that its new CTO is Geoff Arnold, an industry veteran in distributed systems and cloud computing, while Tahir H. Khan has been appointed as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Sensity's CTO, Geoff Arnold, has over 35 years of experience in distributed systems and cloud computing, working for such companies as Sun Microsystems, Raytheon, Huawei, Cisco and Amazon. Prior to joining Sensity in May 2016, Tahir was the Chief Information Security Officer for ETS Corporation, a large financial company on the East Coast.
Lumos Labs, California, $7.07M, August 2016
Lumos Labs announced that Christian Wilson, has joined as VP of Engineering, where he will be responsible for driving the technical roadmap for the company and leading diverse engineering functions. Prior to Lumos Labs, he was Divisional CTO at Zynga.
Steton Technology Group, Utah, $6.26M, September 2016
RizePoint appointed Jesse Dowdle as VP of Technology. Dowdle will guide company's engineering team, driving innovation and quality in the product suite. Before launching his career at Workfront, Dowdle worked as a designer and writer for indie video games. He excelled in many roles at Workfront, from Senior Director of Product Development to his most recent position, VP of Technology for Workfront.
Sherpa, North Carolina, $6.22M, August 2016
Sherpa has hired Tracy Libertino-Fegarsky to direct the organization's IT and Project Management division. She is former President / Founder / Director of Rapid Growth S3 Corporation.
Virilion, Washington, D.C., $5.59M, August 2016
Mindshare has appointed Mahendra Upadhyay as Head of Data & Technology.Upadhyay brings to Mindshare a rich experience of over 15 years, 12 of which have been in the Data and Technology space.
Northern Light Group, Massachusetts, $4.35M, September 2016
Northern Light announced it has appointed Jeff Thorne to the position of CTO.Thorne brings three decades of software development experience to Northern Light. He led teams of developers on large software development projects utilizing staff across multiple continents at companies including American Express and First Data.
Cloud Nine Education Group, Canada, $0.766M, September 2016
Cloud Nine Education Group has recruited Boris Mann to act as its CTO. Mr. Mann brings considerable experience to the Company following his work at Full Stack Ventures and Human Experience Research Corporation.
FISION Corporation, Minnesota, $0.513M, August 2016
FISION Corporation appointed Wade Anderson as the company's CTO and Chief Product Officer. His most recent success as the CTO & COO for provides invaluable expertise as FISION continues to evolve its SaaS platform.
Clearsign Combustion, Washington, $0.061M, August 2016
ClearSign Combustion Corporation announced the promotion of Donald Kendrick, Ph.D. to CTO. Dr. Kendrick previously held the position of SVP of Technology since his hiring in May 2015.
Clearsign Combustion, Washington, $0.061M, August 2016
ClearSign Combustion Corporation announced the promotion of Joseph Colannino to the position of SVP of Engineering to accelerate product development efforts surrounding its Duplex™ Technology and ECC™ Technology platforms. Mr. Colannino previously held the position of CTO since his hiring in May 2011.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C., August 2016
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that Dave Nelson has been appointed as the CIO at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), effective on August 22, 2016. Nelson is currently the CIO and the Director of the Office Enterprise Information at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Point Blank Enterprises, Florida, September 2016
Point Blank Enterprises appointed Brian Kopan as the company's new SVP of Engineering and Technology.He most recently served as VP of Engineering and Product Development at the company, where he has overseen the Design Engineering Team, Product Development Engineering Team and Test Range.
iSystems, Vermont, August 2016
iSystems announced the hiring of Ted Pricer, as the company's VP of Engineering. Pricer was most recently the VP, Platform Engineering at Cox Automotive. Pricer co-founded and grew his own custom software development company, Pragmatic Technologies, which was sold to Cox Automotive in 2012 and prior to that he was a Principal engineer at GE Healthcare.
Glance Technologies, Canada, September 2016
Glance Technologies appointed Angela Griffin as Glance's CTO. Ms. Griffin has worked as the head software developer of Glance Pay since its inception. For the 3 years prior to her appointment as Glance's CTO, Ms. Griffin served as President of Zoink Technologies.  Previously Ms. Griffin worked for 8 years at View Assessments where she started as a developer and ended as CTO.
Transparency-One, Massachusetts, September 2016
Transparency-One appointed Frederic Daniel as CTO. Most recently he was VP Software Engineering at Kyriba, where he transformed the company's software development practices and technologies. 
F. L. Putnam Investment Management Company, Massachusetts, September 2016
F.L.Putnam Investment Management Company appointed Albert J. Parent as CTO, a new position at the firm. Prior to F.L.Putnam, Parent served in technology leadership roles at State Street Corporation, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management, Banyan Partners and Silver Bridge Advisors, where he was CTO.
Bluecore, New York, September 2016
Bluecore reported that Aaron Arboleda has been named Bluecore's VP of engineering. Prior to joining the Bluecore team, Arboleda was the head of engineering at Kitchensurfing, and held roles at Zynga, Electronic Arts and Sony Online Entertainment.
First Technology Services, Texas, September 2016
First Technology Services has announced the promotion of Jeff Casey to EVP and Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Mr. Casey joined First Technology Services in 2007 managing special projects across multi-functional areas of the Company.
Interana, California, September 2016
Interana announced the hiring of serial tech entrepreneur and expert in user-centered product development David Sifry as VP of Engineering. Sifry joins Interana with over 20 years of experience creating, building and running tech companies, and is an authority on engineering products that can drive massive changes in the digital media environment. He founded iconic blog search aggregator Technorati and served as its CEO for five years.
Hazeltree Fund Services, New York, September 2016
Hazeltree announced that Sol Zlotchenko has joined the company as its CTO. Zlotchenko most recently was CTO of investment management solutions provider, Paladyne Systems, which he co-founded in 2005 and was integral to its global growth until it was eventually acquired by Broadridge Financial Solutions in 2011.
Eloquii Design, New York, September 2016
Michael Concannon was named CTO of ELOQUII, a role he took after having served as CTO of Amazon's Quidsi and other senior ecommerce technology roles.
Celmatix, New York, September 2016
Celmatix announced that it has named Mark Adams, PhD, as its first CIO. Dr. Adams is a pioneer in the genomics space, having led some of the earliest commercial bioinformatics efforts to explore and use genomic data and information while at companies such as Variagenics and Incyte. While at Variagenics, he worked to build the company’s first informatics pipeline, supporting high-throughput SNP genomics. He joins Celmatix from Good Start Genetics where he served as CIO.
Demica Limited, UK, September 2016
Demica announced that it has appointed Daniel Kustrin as CTO.Daniel joins Demica from Cardano Risk Management where he was Global Head of Technology responsible for development and infrastructure across locations in the UK and the Netherlands.
SageNet, Oklahoma, August 2016
SageNetSpacenet announced that B.D. Thrower has joined the company as CIO. Thrower previously served as managing director and CIO of TTG, a Charlotte, N.C.-based IT consulting firm, where he coordinated IT strategy and server network operations for customers such as Duke Energy, Charlotte Healthcare System and Family Dollar.
911 India Healthcare Private Limited, India, August 2016
Curofy has appointed Abhishek Sharma, former head of products at Limeroad as VP Products. Sharma has been a part of the startup ecosystem right from his early days at Flipkart. He rose up the ranks from a founding member of its technology team to become the Head of Products at Limeroad. Sharma has also had a stint as an entrepreneur when he started in 2011.
Six Deg, Pennsylvania, August 2016
Yellowdig appointed Shantanu Sharma Ph.D., as VP Engineering with leadership responsibilities for Yellowdigs technology infrastructure, software development and new data science initiatives. Shantanu joins Yellowdig from Goldman Sachs where he was a VP in Goldman Sachs Technology Division.
e-Zassi, Florida, August 2016
Srinivas Kuppa, eZassi's acting CTO, will assume the role of CTO and continue in his role as the lead on all development efforts for the next version of the eZassi open innovation software platform.
Mitek, Massachusetts, August 2016
Scott Miller, PE, has been named VP, engineering of MiTek.  Miller has worked at MiTek USA since 1997, and he has been instrumental in the positive evolution of MiTek’s engineering services during his tenure.
VarageSale, Ontario, August 2016
VarageSale expanded its senior management team with the addition of Craig Dunk as VP of Engineering. He joins from Desire2Learn (D2L), where he was VP of Product Architecture.
4C Insights, Illinois, August 2016
4C announced that it has appointed Anupam Gupta as its Chief Product Officer. For almost two decades, Gupta has led product strategy and growth planning initiatives for technology companies. As EVP, Product Management at Vubiquity, Gupta delivered turnkey content-as-a-service solutions to leading entertainment studios, TV networks and video distributors.
Just4kids Services, India, August 2016
Aims at scaling the technology to deliver personalized text, video and vernacular content for Mums mycity4kids, has appointed Paritosh Gunjan as the CTO. Prior to mycity4kids, he worked for more than a decade across diverse companies - Wipro, Samsung, Crayon Data and Flygrades, a start-up he co-founded. His experience includes building a recommendation engine, a web browser, a private cloud and a data-driven education platform.
PayU Payments, India, August 2016
PayU India announced that it has appointed Nimit Kumar, former CTO at Fab-Furnish, as head of product for enterprise business.
Federated Wireless, Virginia, August 2016
Federated Wireless announced that Rajeev Shah has been hired as VP of Product Management. Shah has held multiple leadership roles in product management and marketing, including leading the product management team for cloud-based software services at Aruba Networks.
Locon Solutions, India, August 2016 has appointed Vivek Jain as chief product and technology officer to focus on strengthening the product and engineering aspects of the business to help steer towards its goal of becoming a full-service transaction player. In his last role at Amazon, Jain was the business head for the cloud division.
Rivada Networks, Colorado, August 2016
Rivada Networks announced that Stephen Bye will join the company as CTO. Stephen currently serves as CTO for C Spire, responsible for technology planning, network development, network and device engineering, wireless and fiber network deployment, construction and field services as well as the day-to-day operations of the wireless and fiber-to-the-home networks, serving consumer and business customers.
MapD Technologies, California, August 2016
MapD announced that experienced executive Bill Maimone has joined the company as VP of engineering. Maimone joins the company from Anaplan where he served as the VP of Engineering.
Institutional Capital Network, New York, August 2016
Eli Entin joins iCapital as SVP and Head of Product where he will set the strategic direction for and oversee development of the firm's platform. Mr. Entin was most recently VP of Product Management at OnDeck Capital.
Institutional Capital Network, New York, August 2016
Mike November joins iCapital as Head of Platform Architecture where he will be responsible for technological integrations with the firm's key platform partnerships. Most recently, Mr. November was at Bridgewater Associates where he led a series of development efforts across FX trading.
Fleet Advantage, Florida, August 2016
Fleet Advantage announced it has expanded the role of Jim Griffin, who will now serve in the capacity of both CTO and chief operating officer. Prior to becoming COO, Griffin served as CTO charged with expanded development of the company's technology programs and its data analytics platform. 

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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.

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