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Welcome to our Tech Function Exec Appointment Trends & Open Roles for the - 30 days ended October 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: 83
  • New Tech Exec Appointments: 94 (9 women or 9.57%, 85 men)
The geographic breakdown of open roles and new appointments was as follows: 
New Tech Function Openings: 3 – Magyar Telekom Telecommunications (Hungary), Amedisys (Louisiana), Knosys (Australia).
Tech Execs Appointed - Sources
Sources of Appointments: 70 were External appointments, and 24 were internal promotions –CTO/CIO (promoted to other tech role) (2), Divisional execs (6), Interim CIO/CTO (1), Others (15). 
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:  9.57% of the appointments are women Tech Execs. Voya Financial (NY), Crawford & Company (GA), Sedgwick (CA), Mspark (AL), The Garden City Group (NY), Community West Bank National Association (CA), Virtual Instruments (CA), Bentley Systems (PA), United States Small Business Administration, (Washington, D.C.).
Geographic Distribution: 76 in the US, 10 in Europe and 6 in Asia/Russia/ Australasia, 1 in Middle East & Africa, and 1 in Latin America. 
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Tech Exec Roles Open

Tech Exec Open Roles (as of October 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.

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.

Magyar Telekom Telecommunications, Hungary - $2.22B, September 2016
Magyar Telekom
announced that Chief Technology and IT Officer, Walter Goldenits shall leave his position with effect from December 31, 2016 to become CTO at Telekom Germany with effect from January 1, 2017.

Amedisys, Louisiana - $1.35B, October 2016
Amedisys announced that Martin B.  Howard, CIO, is leaving the company, effective October 31, 2016. Michael North, SVP of operations, will assume the role of interim CIO. North,
a seasoned IT executive, most recently led Amedisys' successful conversion to the Homecare Homebase platform.

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
Informatica is looking for a CISO to lead the corporate security and data privacy.

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
Splunk 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.

Knosys, Australia - $0.805M, September 2016
Knosys Limited announced that Mr. Alistair Wardlaw has resigned from the Board and as Knosys' CTO. His other business interests include his stake in the MMG Interactive partnership (MMGI), which is the major subcontractor to Knosys in technology support and provision of IT services. Knosys will continue to sub-contract technology services to MMGI.

*Replacement has not been announced, or if the role is vacant.

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., 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.

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. 

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.   

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.

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.

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

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 30 days ended October 15, 2016.

Google, California - $544B, October 2016
Google has now reportedly hired David Foster as new VP of product engineering in hardware division, from Amazon, who developed the Kindle. Foster has been a leader for five years while building Amazon products like the Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage and the Kindle Fire tablet.
The Boeing Company, Illinois - $96.8B, September 2016
Boeing is creating a new Strategic Defense & Intelligence Systems (SD&IS) organization. The SD&IS team brings together undersea mission solutions, signals intelligence and intelligence and analytics with advanced missile, missile defense and sensor solutions across all domains - space, air, land, sea, undersea and cyber. Chris Raymond, currently E&IS VP and general manager, will lead the new organization.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Germany - $87.75B, September 2016
Siemens announced that effective October 1, 2016, Helmuth Ludwig will serve as Siemens' new CIO, thus assuming responsibility for global IT at the company. He succeeds Norbert Kleinjohann (62), who is retiring. Ludwig was previously Chief Digital Officer of the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Business Unit at Siemens' Digital Factory Division.
Deutsche Telekom, Germany - $78.21B, September 2016
Bruno Jacobfeuerborn will take over as managing director of Deutsche Funkturm and will additionally transfer to the newly created technology and innovation board department as CTO, both effective on 1 January 2017. His successor as head of technology at Telekom Deutschland will be announced shortly.
American International Group, New York - $53.06B, September 2016
American International Group announced that Hugh Tamassia will join AIG as Chief Enterprise Architect. Tamassia joins AIG after serving in senior technology roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) for 13 years, most recently as CTO for Consumer and Community Banking Servicing Technology.
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sweden - $28.2B, September 2016
Ericsson combines Strategy and Technology functions. Ulf Ewaldsson appointed Chief Strategy and Technology Officer and Head of Group Function Strategy and Technology for the Ericsson Group. Ulf Ewaldsson currently holds the position as CTO and Head of Group Function Technology.
Daimler Financial Services, Germany - $21.95B, September 2016
Daimler Financial Services has announced that Udo Neumann, VP and CIO for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, has been appointed Global CIO of Daimler Financial Services.
Voya Financial, New York - $11.46B, September 2016
Maggie Parent will join company on October 3, 2016, as EVP, Technology, Innovation and Operations, and will report to Martin.  Parent joins the company from Deutsche Bank AG, where she most recently served as managing director, Americas head of Corporate Technology, since 2015. 
RSA Insurance Group, UK - $8.69B, October 2016
RSA appointed Steven Zuanella to the role of group chief digital officer. Most recently, Steven was chief digital officer for Zurich UKGI where he set up the digital transformation agenda.
Level 3 Communications, Colorado - $8.22B, October 2016
Level 3 Communications has named Andrew Dugan as CTO. Dugan has been with the company since 1998 and has served as interim lead for the Global Technology and IT Organization since June 2016.
Level 3 Communications, Colorado - $8.22B, October 2016
Level 3 Communications has named Atilla Tinic as CIO. Tinic joined the company in 2014 as part of the tw telecom acquisition and had been with the company since 2004. His former role was SVP of IT.
Vipshop Holdings, China - $7.24.B, September 2016
Vipshop Holdings Limited announced that Mr. Daniel Kao has tendered his resignation as CTO of the Company due to personal reasons, effective October 14, 2016, and that Dr. Bill Huang will be appointed as the new CTO following Mr. Kao's resignation. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Huang was most recently CTO and SVP of Sina Corporation and had been CTO and SVP of PPTV before his tenure with Sina Corporation.
Medibank, Australia - $4.48B, September 2016
Private Limited announced that John Goodall is new EGM Technology & Operations. John spent 20 years at GE Capital holding a number of roles including that of CIO.
Zebra Technologies, Illinois - $3.59B, October 2016
Zebra Technologies has appointed Tom Bianculli as CTO, a newly created role. Bianculli most recently served as VP of Zebra's Emerging Technology Office.
Weis Markets, Pennsylvania - $2.91B, October 2016
Weis Markets, Sunbury, Pa., has hired R. Gregory Zeh Jr. as VP and CIO. Zeh has retail industry experience in IT and finance roles including as VP and CIO of Price Chopper Supermarkets. Prior to that he was CFO of Mazzone Management Group.
Delaware North Companies, New York - $2.91B, October 2016
Delaware North has named Bernard Gay as the company's CIO. Gay comes to Delaware North with more than 25 years of IT experience, most recently with Brookfield Hospitality Properties in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Illinois - $2.57B, October 2016
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that it has selected Alex Zoghlin as global head of data, innovation and business transformation. Zoghlin moves into the newly created position three years after joining Hyatt as the global head of technology. He is the founder of five technology companies, including Orbitz, for which he also served as CTO.
Diebold, Ohio - $2.28B, October 2016
Ashvin Mathew has been appointed as VP and CTO for software. Mathew earlier served Microsoft Corp., where he spent most of his over 2 decades career in cloud and enterprise-level software development.
Diebold, Ohio - $2.28B, October 2016
Reinhard Rabenstein has appointed as SVP and CTO for solutions. Rabenstein has served Wincor Nixdorf and its predecessor companies for over 30 years, mainly in retail banking, most recently serving as CTO for Wincor Nixdorf.
Hiscox, Bermuda - $2.09B, September 2016
Hiscox promoted Matt Webb to the newly created role of group head of cyber. Webb joined Hiscox ten years ago as a contingency underwriter.
Kaman Corporation, Connecticut - $1.80B, September 2016
On September 20, 2016, Ronald M. Galla, SVP and CIO of Kaman Corporation notified the company that he intends to retire effective as of January 3, 2017, following 32 years of service to the company. Mr. Galla will be succeeded by Paul M. Villani, Senior Director, Software Development and ERP Support of the company's Distribution Segment, who is expected to be appointed SVP and CIO of the company, effective as of January 1, 2017.
Tieto, Finland - $1.64B, September 2016
Tieto appointed Alexandra Drevenlid as chief digital officer to further enhance its digital experience. Drevenlid joins Tieto from Tele2, where she has held several leadership roles during the past decade, most currently as director Network & IT and chief technology and information officer.
Outfront Media, New York - $1.51B, October 2016
OUTFRONT Media announced the hire of Joel Melby, who will serve as the company's CTO. A recognized leader and product visionary in the digital media industry, Melby brings deep technical experience to OUTFRONT Media. Most recently he served as the CTO of clypd.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Massachusetts - $1.47B, September 2016
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has appointed Martin Davy to the newly created role of chief platform architect and EVP of engineering. Prior to joining HMH, Davy was VP of worldwide product engineering for the Pegasystems, where he led the engineering and development operations aspects of the Pega platform, partnering with the head of product and the head of Cloud Operations.
Tuniu, China - $1.39B, September 2016
Tuniu Corporation announced that Mr. Zhengrong Tang has resigned as CTO of the company due to personal reasons. The company also announced the hiring of Mr. Haichuan Qian as SVP and head of technology. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Qian served in numerous engineering roles at Trend Micro, most recently as Trend Micro's global VP of corporate research and development over the past five years.
Crawford & Company, Georgia - $1.13B, October 2016
Crawford & Company has appointed Sarah Reynolds, a Director with Charles Taylor Adjusting, as the head of Cyber Risks. She joins the Crawford Cyber Risks Council, which is comprised of other Crawford employees and drives the strategy of the company's growing cyber solution business.
Symetra Life Insurance Company, Washington - $1B, October 2016
Symetra Life Insurance Company named Joel C. Kneisley as SVP and CIO. Kneisley was promoted from his current role as VP, IT.
Lumber Liquidators, Virginia - $978.80M, September 2016
Thomsen has joined as SVP & CIO. Thomsen joins the company from Hibbett Sports, where he most recently served as VP & CIO.
Healthways, Tennessee - $796.5M, September 2016
Paul Edmisten has been named CIO, responsible for all aspects of IT, data management and business intelligence strategy. Edmisten has served as the interim chief information and technology officer at Healthways for 12 months in a consulting role, and has more than 30 years of experience enabling, transforming and delivering technology for large organizations.
Trustmark Mutual Holding Company, Illinois - $517.6M, October 2016
Fawaz Rasheed has been named Chief Information Security Officer of Trustmark Companies. Rasheed hreplaces Jill Rhodes as Trustmark CISO.  Previous to Trustmark, Rasheed served as VP and Global Information Security Officer for Johnson Controls.
The Rubicon Project, California - $298M, October 2016
Rubicon Project announced it has named Tom Kershaw to its global leadership team where he will serve as Chief Product & Engineering Officer. Kershaw brings more than 25 years of relevant tech and advertising industry experience including more than a decade spent leading product development and engineering teams at global innovation leaders, including Google, where he most recently served as Director of Product Management for Google Ads and Commerce.
TubeMogul, California - $202.5M, October 2016
TubeMogul announced additions to the company’s engineering leadership team with the hires of Tim Cull and Alok Kothari. Cull has been appointed to the role of VP of Data Systems. Cull brings over a decade of experience managing big data for both software companies and brands.
TubeMogul, California - $202.5M, October 2016
TubeMogul announced additions to the company’s engineering leadership team with the hires of Tim Cull and Alok Kothari. Kothari joins the company as VP of Optimization Engineering. Kothari joins TubeMogul from Gamut, part of Cox Media Group, where he served as VP of Analytics, Engineering.
STG Group, Virginia - $176.1M, September 2016
STG Group announced that William (Bill) Scott, Brigadier General, USA (Retired) has joined STG as VP Cyber Security and Secure Information Systems. Prior joining STG, he was VP for Solutions Integration at L-3 National Security Systems. His most recent active duty Army experience included serving as the Director of Architectures, Operations, Networks and Space (AONS) for the Army CIO/G6.
Cision, Illinois - $171.1M, September 2016
Robert Coppola - former CIO at S&P Global - joins as CIO, responsible for managing and enhancing Cision's technology capabilities and security posture on a global basis. Prior to joining Cision, Coppola spent four years with McGraw-Hill Financial as the Chief Information and Technology Officer for S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices.
Sedgwick, California - $162.8M, September 2016
Sedgwick reported that DiAnna Thimjon has joined the firm as its CIO. Thimjon joins Sedgwick after having served as VP and enterprise project officer at American Century Investments.
NIIT, India - $153.1M, September 2016
NIIT Ltd. announced appointment of Mr. Satish Sukumar, Co-Founder & former CEO of NIIT acquired Perceptron, as CTO of StackRoute Labs. StackRoute Labs is company's initiative to build deep competencies in areas such as machine learning, IOT and full stack product engineering.
NSFOCUS IT, China - $146.3M, October 2016
NSFOCUS appointed Dr. Richard Zhao to the position of SVP of Global Threat Research. Dr. Zhao previously served as the CTO of NSFOCUS.
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, Michigan - $125.4M, October 2016
Rodolfo Dominguez has been appointed VP of Business Transformation and Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Dominguez also becomes the first to lead the newly-formed Business Transformation Office. Dominguez and new CIO Johan Swart co-led the delivery of an innovative technology solution in the U.S. and Canada to replace the company's core contract management systems and establish the foundation for future digital expansion. Previously, Dominguez was VP of Enterprise Portfolio Management.
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, Michigan - $125.4M, October 2016
Johan Swart has been promoted to VP and CIO. Swart succeeds Udo Neumann, now Global CIO for Daimler Financial Services, as VP and CIO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Most recently, Swart was Senior Manager of IT Applications Management. 
Mspark, Alabama - $91M, October 2016
Mspark announced that it has named Jamie C. Adams as CIO. Prior to Mspark, Adams was CIO at The Cliffs.
Trianz, California - $88.2M, September 2016
Trianz appointed Chris Mullaney as practice head information security. Chris is a multi-talented executive with 20+ years at Microsoft.
Milestone Systems, Denmark - $79.4M, October 2016
Milestone Systems announced that Bjrn Skou Eilertsen, former VP Business Unit Corporate Products, will take on a new role as the company's CTO.
StorageCraft Technology Corporation, Utah - $71.5M, October 2016
StorageCraft Technology Corp. announced that Jawaad Tariq is its new VP of engineering. TTariq, who came to StorageCraft from Fusion-io/Sandisk, will oversee the operations of the software development and quality assurance teams.
AssureCare, Ohio - $60M, October 2016
AssureCare has welcomed Norm Goldrich as its CIO and CTO. His leadership includes Global CIO/CTO & COO for Hobsons (a division of the multi-billion dollar UK Daily Mail & General Trust PLC), CIO/CTO & COO for VCS Consulting and CIO & COO for Vertical Solutions.
The Garden City Group, New York - $54.5M, September 2016
Garden City Group has expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of industry veteran Janet Brown to CIO. Prior to joining GCG, she served as VP for IT Applications and Shared Services and director of Strategic Services at Premera Blue Cross.
BrandMuscle , Illinois - $50.2M, September 2016
Brandmuscle has hired Bo Shim as CTO. Most recently the VP of digital, store and omni-channel technologies at Signet Jewelers, Shim also brings experience leading successful IT and development teams at regional financial service provider KeyBank and digital marketing firm Rosetta.
Hawaii Island Air, Hawaii - $46.3M, September 2016
George Nichols has been promoted to VP of IT after serving as the airline's IT director since May 2015.
DEMANDBASE, California - $39.1M, September 2016
Demandbase announced that Alan Fletcher was appointed to Chief Product Officer (CPO). Fletcher and Naimat, both seasoned Oracle executives, served together as co-founders of data science company Spiderbook, which was acquired by Demandbase in June 2016.
DEMANDBASE, California - $39.1M, September 2016
Demandbase announced that Aman Naimat has been promoted to SVP of Technology. Fletcher and Naimat, both seasoned Oracle executives, served together as co-founders of data science company Spiderbook, which was acquired by Demandbase in June 2016.
Rapid Micro Biosystems, Massachusetts - $33.8M, October 2016
Rapid Micro Biosystems appointed Ed Ognibene as VP of Product Development. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Engineering /Systems Development at Waters Corporation in the Separation Systems division, where he successfully managed the R&D and Engineering teams from the acquisition of Thar Instruments, as well as the integration of these groups into the broader corporate development organization.
Qualfon, Mexico - $32.8M, October 2016
Qualfon appointed Prashant Cherukuri as CIO. Cherukuri brings over 20 years of experience leading IT initiatives and supporting growth in the BPO industry. Cherukuri possesses extensive expertise in global IT operations, applications, and infrastructures.
Community West Bank, National Association, California - $30.6M, September 2016
Community West Bancshares appointed Maureen C. Clark to serve as EVP and Chief Operating and CIO of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Community West Bank, N.A., commencing on September 26, 2016.  Prior to joining the company, Ms. Clark, age 56, served as Senior Associate Consultant with RLR Management Consulting from January 2015 to July 2016, working primarily with bank system conversions.
Anoto Group, Sweden - $28.1M, September 2016
The company has appointed Anders Sjogren, PhD, to the position of CTO. Former SVP of Research.
Business Ink, Texas - $25.9M, September 2016
Jim Clishem, a technology executive with more than 35 years of experience was named CTO and SVP. Prior to joining Business Ink, Mr. Clishem was a Senior Consultant with Gerson Lehrman Group.
AGDATA, North Carolina - $24M, September 2016
AGDATA named Rishi Rana as Chief Technology and Operations Officer. Rana joins AGDATA from Skillsoft, where he served as SVP of Global Service Delivery.
Office Remedies, Virginia - $21M, September 2016
ORI announced the promotion of Paresh Patel to CTO. Patel has been with ORI since 2013, serving as a Senior Technologist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the Current Employment Statistics (CES) survey and Quarterly Collection of Employment and Wages (QCEW) census programs.
Virtual Instruments, California - $15.4M, October 2016
Virtual Instruments announced that Lisa Alger has joined the company as SVP of Engineering. She was previously senior director of Open Source Networking at Brocade.
Simmons Research, New York - $15M, October 2016
As new CTO, Pyeush Gurha will drive the measurement technology agenda for Simmons Research. As the CTO of Symphony Advanced Media, he oversaw the development and commercialization of a passive cross-media technology and cloud-based analytic platform that measures Video consumption and advertisement exposure on linear and nonlinear TV including OTT, SVOD, and other digital platforms.
Artel Video Systems Corporation, Massachusetts - $11.4M, September 2016
Artel Video Systems appointed Rafael Fonseca as VP and Director of Product Management. Prior to joining Artel, Fonseca held various product management roles in technology and networking companies. Previously, he was a member of the founding team at Cedar Point Communications, where he served as VP of Product Management, Marketing, and Sales Engineering.
Financial Network, Missouri - $9.72M, October 2016
Financial Network announced Nicholas Payne as its new CTO. Payne has been a part of the Financial Network team since 2007, where he started as the Director of Operations, providing strategic direction in the creation of robust infrastructure and reliable, repeatable business processes.
Accolade, Washington - $5.97M, October 2016
Accolade named Harish Naidu as CTO. Prior to joining Accolade, Mr. Naidu was EVP at Globalscholar/Scantron. Mr. Naidu previously spent 22 years with Microsoft, where he served as General Manager for several products and strategic initiatives.
Accolade, Washington - $5.97M, October 2016
Accolade named Phong Nguyen as EVP of Product Management. Prior to Accolade, he served as SVP and General Manager of Concur's Expense and Invoice products and also held leadership roles in the company's Traveler Services, Mobile and Platform businesses. Mr. Nguyen also held multiple roles at SAP, serving as VP across key functions including Mobility, Emerging Markets and Corporate Development.
University of Kentucky, Kentucky, September 2016
Brian Nichols joined as CIO. Former Associate VP for Administration and IT & CIO of Louisiana State University.
PETCO Animal Supplies, California, September 2016
Petco announced that it has hired John Zavada as SVP and CIO. Before joining Petco, Zavada served as SVP and CIO at Restoration Hardware.
Trihealth, Ohio, September 2016
TriHealth has appointed Michael Bain as first chief medical informatics officer for the system, which includes six hospitals and more than 130 other sites of care in Greater Cincinnati. Bain, who has been executive medical director of Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery for several years and CEO of the physician group Qualified Emergency Specialists , will lead TriHealth's new Clinical Informatics Department.
Valassis Communications , Michigan, October 2016
Valassis appointed Greg Green as the company’s first Chief Data and Analytics Officer. Green is the founder and CEO of FourThirds. He is also an adjunct faculty member in Northwestern University’s Integrated Marketing Communications program.
Alion Science and Technology, Virginia, September 2016
Alion Science and Technology announced that Christopher Zember will join the company as CTO, responsible for the company’s technology roadmap for future development. Formerly, Mr. Zember was Director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy.
Premise Health Holding, Tennessee, October 2016
Premise Health appointed Haden McWhorter as its new CIO. McWhorter most recently served as company's CTO.
Bentley Systems, Pennsylvania, October 2016
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced that Claire Rutkowski has joined company as CIO and will lead it’s global IT organization, shaping and delivering a technology agenda across Bentley’s global business. Rutkowski comes to Bentley from MWH Global where she served as CIO.
Public Broadcasting Service, Virginia, September 2016
Public Broadcasting Service appointed Chris Homer as VP of engineering. Chris Homer has spent more than 35 years in television engineering and operations for terrestrial and satellite broadcast, media operations, post-production, and studio operations.
PriMed Management Consulting Services, California, September 2016
PriMed Management announced that Umang Jain has been named CIO, succeeding long-time CIO, Craig Lanway. He most recently served as Senior Director, Core Business Applications and Integration at Blue Shield of California, where he led a team responsible for all internal business applications.
Lynx Software Technologies, California, October 2016
Lynx Software Technologies has named Will Keegan as CTO. Will was previously Technical Director, Software Security at Lynx with responsibility for leading the LynxSecure separation kernel hypervisor product line.
Remitly, Washington, October 2016
Remitly announced that it has hired Karim Meghji as Chief Product Officer. Meghji has led numerous product teams through large scale growth and global expansion at companies including where he was Head of Product, buuteeq as the Chief Product Officer and VP of Engineering, and RealNetworks where he was part of product development leadership.
Blink Health, New York, October 2016
Blink Health announced it has hired former Etsy CTO Kellan Elliott-McCrea to lead its engineering team.
Rock Insurance Services, UK, October 2016
Geoff Stanley joins ROCK as CTO. Prior to ROCK, he was CTO of CounterpartyLink, where he was responsible for developing some of the financial services industry’s first legal entity data products.
FireMon, Kansas, October 2016
FireMon announced the latest addition to its management team, Paul Calatayud as CTO. Calatayud has more than 16 years of experience in the security industry, most recently serving as Chief Information Security Officer for Surescripts.
Invincea, Virginia, October 2016
Invincea appointed Christopher Day as Chief Information Security Officer. Chris most recently was CTO for Packet Forensics, which provides advanced cybersecurity products and large-scale threat and commercial intelligence services for government and the private sector.
Tokio Marine, Texas, October 2016
Tokio Marine HCC announced that Brad Breau has joined as SVP and CIO. Most recently, he served as SVP and CTO, as well as Global Head for IT Operations, for AIG Consumer Insurance.
Yewno, California, October 2016
Yewno announced that software industry leader Sumit Malhotra has joined the company as CTO. Malhotra, most recently with Oracle Corporation, will play a pivotal role in shaping Yewno's technology strategy, including leading its engineering team and driving continued innovation of Yewno's solutions.
Acunetix, UK, October 2016
Acunetix appointed Nicholas Sciberras as CTO of Acunetix.
United States Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C., September 2016
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), appointed Maria A. Roat to serve as SBA's CIO. Roat joins the SBA from the U.S. Department of Transportation where she served as CTO since August 2014.
Jump Ramp Games, New York, September 2016
Jump Ramp announced that Sudhir Vallamkondu has joined the company as CTO.Sudhir joins Jump Ramp from iCrossing (a Hearst Media company) where he designed and led successful data products and enterprise applications.
Dragos, Maryland, September 2016
Dragos announced that it has recruited Ben Miller to lead its Threat Operations Center. In this role, Miller and his team will deliver remote and on-site threat hunting services to ICS/SCADA networks. Miller was previously the Associate Director at the Electricity Information Sharing & Analysis Center (E-ISAC) operated by North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he led cyber analysis for the North American bulk electric system.
Livongo Health, California, September 2016
Livongo Health reported that Dave Engberg joined the company as its CTO. Before joining Livongo, Engberg served as CTO of Evernote for nine years.
T3, Texas, September 2016
T3 has expanded its management team with the hire of former frog Executive Technology Director Nelan Schwartz as CTO.
Virtual Health Care Solutions, New York, September 2016
Virtual Health appointed Dan Bart as EVP of information security and implementation. Bart joins Virtual Health after more than 13 years serving the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), where he oversaw the implementation and operation of information systems designed to defend the DoD information network and protect classified data of critical value to national security.
Eagle Technology, Wisconsin, September 2016
Eagle Technology appointed Mark Bowling as Chief Information Security Officer. He brings more than 30 years of diverse information security experience to Eagle, including 20 years in the FBI where he managed multiple investigative and operational programs, such as Cyber, Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Critical Incident Response and Continuity of Operations.
EastNets Holding, Dubai, September 2016
EastNets appointed Mr. Teunis Robbert de Vries as the company's new CTO. He has previously served as CTO for Assetgrip, CTO, Executive Director for Development and VP for Software, Services and Infrastructure at All Options International and as CIO.
DebtFolio, Massachusetts, September 2016
Geezeo announced promotions of Aaron Junod to VP of Product Development. He joined Geezeo in 2014 as Director, Product Management.
Zinc, California, September 2016
The company welcomed John Stetic as Chief Product Officer. John previously served as Group VP of Product at Oracle, where he lead the global engineering and product management teams building the market-leading Oracle Marketing Cloud.
Embotics, Ontario, September 2016
Embotics announced that Scott Davis has joined the company as CTO. Davis spent seven years at VMware, most recently as CTO of the company’s end-user computing business unit.
Livongo Health, California, September 2016
Livongo Health announced that Dave Engberg joined the company as its CTO. Before joining Livongo, Engberg served as CTO of Evernote for nine years.
Fairassets Technologies, India, September 2016 appointed Dr. Shakti Goel as Chief of Product and Technology. Dr. Goel is a technologist with more than 20-year track record of leveraging technology-based solutions to drive business growth. 

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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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