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November 19, 2016 

Welcome to our Tech Function Exec Appointment Trends & Open Roles for the - 32 days ended November 17th 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: 74
     New Tech Exec Appointments: 120 (5 women or 4%115 men)

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


New Tech Function Openings: 8 – Criteo SA (France), US Government Publishing Office (Washington, DC), Sheng Siong Group (Singapore), Global Eagle Entertainment (CA), Momo (China), Carbonite (MA), Just Dial (India), BSM Technologies (Canada).

Tech Execs Appointed - Sources

Sources of Appointments: 93 were External appointments, and 27 were internal promotions – Divisional execs (2), Interim CIO/CTO (1), Others (24).


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:  4% of the appointments are women Tech Execs. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (Turkey) ,Brunswick Corporation (IL), Shiseido Americas (NY), Stitch Fix (CA), Wikimedia Foundation (CA)


Geographic Distribution: 100 in the US, 9 in Europe, 10 in Asia/Russia/ Australasia, and 3 in Middle East & Africa.

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Tech Exec Roles Open

Tech Exec Open Roles (as of November 17, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Criteo SA, France - $1.62B, November 2016
Romain Niccoli resigned from his position as the company's Chief Product Officer effective December 31, 2016. Mr. Niccoli has agreed to serve the company in a consulting role for a period of time following his resignation.

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.

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

US Government Publishing Office, Washington, DC - $773.4M, November 2016
U.S.  Government Publishing Office (GPO) named Tracee Boxley Acting CIO. Boxley replaces former GPO CIO Chuck Riddle, who has moved to the U.S.  Securities and Exchange Commission. Boxley came to GPO in 2006 as a Senior Customer Advocate for IT and was promoted to Deputy CIO in 2012. 

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.

Sheng Siong Group, Singapore - $577.4M, October 2016
Sheng Siong Group announced the cessation of Gary Pow Han Chin as CIO due to personal reasons. He is responsible for overseeing group's design, development, implementation and maintenance of the various computer systems required for operations, including Management Information System, as well as enterprise Resource Planning System, data recovery plans and back-up schemes.

Global Eagle Entertainment, California - $486.2M, November 2016
Global Eagle Entertainment and Aditya Chatterjee, the company’s CTO, have entered into a Separation and Release Agreement.

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.

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.

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.

Momo, China - $346.4M, October 2016
Momo announced that Zhiwei Li, CTO of the company, has resigned from the company for personal reasons.

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.

Carbonite, Massachusetts - $188.6M, November 2016
David Raissipour tendered his resignation as SVP, Product and Engineering of Carbonite.

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).

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.

Just Dial, India - $104.2M, October 2016
Just Dial has announced that R. V. Raman, CTO of the company has resigned from the company.

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.

BSM Technologies, Canada - $39.7M, November 2016
BSM Technologies  announced that Alban Hoxha, CTO of the company, will be leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities, effective January 20, 2017.

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.

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.

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.

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.).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Other Moves:

Progress Software, Massachusetts - $400.3M, November 2016
Progress Software Corporation announced that the company has eliminated the role of Michael Benedict, Chief Product Officer of company and, as a result, Mr. Benedict's employment with the company will terminate.

Tech Execs Appointed

Tech execs appointed in 32 days ended November 17, 2016.

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Christopher Eagle who was appointed CIO at Covanta, a $1.9b market cap company,  in June 2016

General Electric, Connecticut - $123.158B, November 2016
Patrick Franklin has joined GE as VP & General Manager, Applications, GE Digital. Prior to joining GE, he was a VP of Engineering at Google.
General Electric, Connecticut - $123.158B, November 2016
Steven Martinhas joined GE as VP & Chief Digital Officer, GE Energy Connections. Prior to joining GE, Martin was General Manager & Chief Data Scientist, Azure at Microsoft.
Lenovo, China - $46.3B, November 2016
Lenovo today announced that Dr. Yong Rui is joining their company as CTO and SVP. Dr. Rui was previously at Microsoft where he led Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) as deputy managing director, responsible for the key Artificial Intelligence research groups as well as the lab’s engineering groups.
Continental Aktiengesellschaft, Germany - $45.007B, November 2016
Continental has appointed Kurt Lehman as its first corporate technology officer. He has been serving as SVP, corporate systems and technology, since January 1, 2016.
The Coca-Cola Company, Georgia - $42.454B, October 2016
The Coca-Cola Company announced that Barry Simpson, currently the company’s head of Global Business Unit IT Services, has been promoted to CIO.
Twenty-First Century Fox, New York - $27.755B, October 2016
21st Century Fox appointed Paul Cheesbrough to the role of CTO.He joins 21CF from News Corp, where he also has served as CTO.
AutoNation, Florida - $21.468B, October 2016
AutoNation appointed Staples CIO Tom Conophy to the position of EVP, CTO. Allan Stejskal, SVP and CIO will be resigning from the company.
Aon plc, UK - $11.571B, October 2016
Aon plc appointed James C. Trainor as SVP in its Cyber Solutions Group. Trainor joins Aon after a distinguished career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he most recently led the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters.
Jones Lang LaSalle, Illinois - $6.533B, November 2016
JLL appointed Matthew Gonterman as CIO, Americas. Gonterman joins JLL from SIRVA , where he was SVP and CIO.
Patterson Companies, Minnesota - $5.576B, October 2016
Dave Lardy will be promoted to CIO. He has been VP Enterprise Business Services, a leader in the technical execution of the enterprise resource planning initiative and will oversee entire IT organization in his new position.
NetApp, California - $5.5B, October 2016
NetApp appointed former Broadcom CIO Bill Miller as CIO.
Fiserv, Wisconsin - $5.4B, November 2016
Fiserv announced that Jim Grech has been named CIO. Grech succeeds Clifford (Cliff) Skelton, who will move into a new role after nearly five years in key leadership positions at Fiserv. Grech, who has spent the majority of his career in financial services technology, joins Fiserv from BNY Mellon, where he was responsible for the firm’s global technology infrastructure.
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS, Turkey - $4.5B, November 2016
Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS appointed Aysem Ertopuz as SVP of Digital Services and Solutions. Aysem Ertopuz joined Turkcell in January 2016 as strategic planning director. She started her career at Arçelik A.S., where she had served as Quality System Engineer between 1993-1997.
Brunswick Corporation, Illinois - $4.391B, November 2016
Brunswick Corporation has named Danielle Brown, 46, as VP - CIO. Ms. Brown succeeds Michael Schulz, who is retiring from Brunswick. Brown joins Brunswick from DuPont, where she most recently led global IT transformation in preparation for the merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical.
Emaar Properties PJSC, UAE - $4.06B, November 2016
Emaar Properties PJSC appointed Veresh Sita, an international technology professional with deep expertise in developing customer-oriented solutions and experiences, as its Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Veresh joins the company from Alaska Airlines, where he was CIO.
Woodward, Colorado - $2.023B, October 2016
Woodward appointed John Tysver as Corporate VP of Technology. Tysver most recently held the position of VP, Programs, Systems and R&D for Woodward’s ATS group.
F5 Networks, Washington - $1.995B, October 2016
F5 Networks announced that Ryan Kearny has been appointed to the company’s executive leadership team as EVP of Product Development and CTO. Kearny joined F5 in 1998, previously serving as SVP of Product Development, among other technology leadership positions.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Minnesota - $1.982B, November 2016
Buffalo Wild Wings announced that Santiago Abraham will assume the role of CIO. Most recently Abraham was VP, IT strategy, sourcing & vendor management at Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Syntel, Michigan - $983.2M, October 2016
The Board of Directors of Syntel named Anil Agrawal as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Security Officer.  Agrawal, age 39, has been Acting Chief Financial Officer since November 2015 and has been with Syntel since 2001.
Winnebago Industries, Iowa - $975.2M, November 2016
Winnebago Industries announced it has hired Jeff Kubacki to the position of VP - IT, CIO. Kubacki previously was VP and CIO at Westinghouse Electric Company.
Associated Banc-Corp, Wisconsin - $966.3M, October 2016
Associated Banc-Corp announced changes involving its executive committee. James (Jim) Yee, EVP and chief information and operations officer, has announced his plans to retire in the second quarter of 2017. In anticipation of Yee's retirement and succession, the company also announced that James (Jim) Payne has accepted the position of EVP and deputy chief information and operations officer. Payne joined Associated in 2015 as EVP and CTO.
Travelodge Hotels, UK - $832.5M, October 2016
Travelodge appointed Jonathan Greensted to the newly-created position of CTO. Jonathan has most recently served as the company's interim IT Director.
Splunk, California - $793.1M, November 2016
Splunk appointed Richard Campione as chief product officer (CPO).  A veteran of both startups and multinational corporations, Campione has been a technology leader for more than 30 years. Campione previously served as the CEO and president at Findly.
Morningstar, Illinois - $788M, October 2016
Morningstar appointed Mitch Shue to CTO. He joined Morningstar in 2014 through the company's acquisition of HelloWallet, where he served as CTO. Prior to HelloWallet, Shue was VP of engineering at Centrifuge Systems.
Morningstar, Illinois - $788M, October 2016
Morningstar appointed James Rhodes to chief data officer. Rhodes joined the firm in September from Rocaton Investment Advisors, where he was CTO.
International SOS, Singapore - $571.3M, October 2016
International SOS announced that Ramesh Munamarty has been appointed to the newly created position of Group CIO. He spent the last 22 years in the United States and relocated to Singapore for the role with International SOS. Most recently he was the CIO for Verint Systems.
Premiere Global Services, Georgia - $566.8M, November 2016
PGi appointed Pat Harper to the position of CTO. At his start with PGi, Harper was the general manager of the Xpedite business unit. He became SVP of IT at EasyLink until its eventual sale to Open Text, where he served as CIO.
Hargreaves Lansdown, UK - $516.3M, October 2016
Hargreaves Lansdown has appointed a new head of development of its technology division. Matt Bonetti will be responsible for all software development.Bonetti joins from TransVault, an independent software company, where he was chief technologist.
Shiseido Americas, New York - $450.9M, October 2016
Shiseido Americas Corporation appointed Deanna Johnston as CIO. She joins Shiseido from Haier Group, where she served as CIO of the Americas division and successfully led the integration of the company’s newly acquired GE Appliances entity.
Saxo Bank A/S, Denmark - $364.9M, October 2016
Saxo Bank has appointed Ashok Kalyanswamy as CIO and a member of its Executive Team. The appointment follows Ashley Latham's decision to step down as CIO. Kalyanswamy joins Saxo Bank with over 20 years of experience working in various senior technology positions at firms such as Lehman Brothers and Nomura and most recently served as Division Director and CIO for the Macquarie Securities Group based out of Hong Kong.
CPI Card Group, Colorado - $334.9M, November 2016
CPI Card Group appointed Jay Arbabha as CTO. Most recently, Arbabha served as Executive Advisor to one of IBM’s integrated customer accounts, overseeing and delivering significant IT value.
AppNexus, New York - $316.4M, October 2016
AppNexus named Ben John as CTO. John, formerly SVP, Engineering, is responsible for AppNexus' global technology organization, including Architecture, Product Development, Platform Innovation, Engineering and Technology Operations.
IRESS, Australia - $285.2M, November 2016
IRESS announced that IRESS' long-serving CTO, David Walker, will move into a new role of Chief Architect.
IRESS, Australia - $285.2M, November 2016
IRESS appointed Andrew Todd as Chief Technical Officer. Andrew will join IRESS in January 2017. Andrew has been CIO at IOOF Holdings since 2009.
DocuSign, California - $243.4M, November 2016
DocuSign announced that Tom Casey, the former VP of platform and infrastructure at Apptio and former corporate VP at Microsoft, has joined the company as its SVP of engineering.
TubeMogul, California - $212M, 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. Prior to TubeMogul, Cull was VP of Engineering at e-commerce company Touch of Modern. Before that, Cull served as VP, Application Architect at BlackRock.
TubeMogul, California - $212M, October 2016
TubeMogul announced additions to the company’s engineering leadership team with the hires of Tim Cull and Alok Kothari. Kothari joins TubeMogul from Gamut, part of Cox Media Group, where he served as VP of Analytics, Engineering.
Exar, California - $153.2M, November 2016
Exar Corporation appointed John Hartley to the position of Division VP of Data Compression & Security (DCS) Sales and IP Monetization. Most recently, Hartley held the position of VP, Global Sales at Chipworks, an IP/patent and technology company.
CHA Consulting, New York - $146M, October 2016
CHA Consulting (CHA) has announced that Paul McRoberts is its new CTO. McRoberts most recently served as VP of Autodesk, AEC Division, where he managed multiple product lines associated with the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
Telcordia Technologies, New Jersey - $130.8M, November 2016
iconectiv appointed Scott A. Puopolo as EVP of the Information Solutions Business Unit. Prior to joining the company, Puopolo served as VP and global lead of the Service Provider Transformation Group at Cisco.
Airlines Reporting Corporation, Virginia - $115.3M, October 2016
Airlines Reporting Corporation appointed Dickie Oliver as the company’s VP and chief information services officer.Oliver, who begins his tenure October 24, 2016, came to ARC from Restaurant Supply Chains Solutions, A YUM! Brands Co-op.
SailPoint Technologies, Texas - $111.5M, November 2016
SailPoint appointed Kevin Hansel to CIO of the company. Most recently, Hansel was Executive Director of IT at AT&T Wi-Fi Services.
BitTitan, Washington - $103M, November 2016
BitTitan reported the expansion of its executive team with the appointment of Mark Kirstein as VP of Product. Most recently, Kirstein was Senior Director of Product Management, Enterprise Software at Zebra Technologies.
Nations Trust Bank, Sri Lanka - $82.8M, October 2016
Nations Trust Bank PLC appointed Nisala Kodippili as its CIO. Kodippili joined NTB in 2000 and has occupied several key positions including Chief Manager Technology from 2012-2015. In 2015, Kodippili was appointed as Deputy CIO.
Bigcommerce , Texas - $69.2M, October 2016
BigCommerce appointed Brian Dhatt as the company’s first CTO. Dhatt joins the company from Borderfree, where he led all aspects of product and technology as the company’s CTO through a successful IPO in 2014 and acquisition in 2015.
NetComm Wireless, Australia - $63.4M, November 2016
NetComm Wireless Limited appointed Sergio Berriz to the newly created position of SVP Engineering. Prior to joining NetComm Wireless earlier this year as Director of Engineering in Florida,  Berriz held senior engineering execution roles in the USA with Research in Motion (Blackberry) for 9 years, Freescale Semiconductor for 8 years and Motorola for over 15 years.
Investor's Business Daily, California - $44.1M, November 2016
Edward Skolarus, formerly of Fox Networks and News Corp., has joined Investor's Business Daily as Chief Digital Officer and will lead the strategy, design and distribution of enterprise-wide digital products and multi-platform customer solutions.
International SOS Assistance, Pennsylvania - $37M, November 2016
International SOS reported that Ramesh Munamarty has been appointed to the newly created position of Group CIO. Munamarty has more than 25 years of experience in IT. He spent the last 22 years in the United States and relocated to Singapore for the role with International SOS.  Most recently he was the CIO for Verint Systems.
Stitch Fix, California - $32.5M, November 2016
Stitch Fix announced that Cathy Polinsky has joined as the company's CTO. Cathy was most recently an SVP of Engineering at Salesforce.
Domo, Utah - $30.1M, October 2016
Domo announced that appointment of Niall Browne as Chief Information Security Officer. Browne previously served as Workday's Chief Trust Officer and prior to this as the Chief Security Officer, where he created and managed their enterprise Trust program.
Navis, California - $29.2M, October 2016
Navis announced that Raj Gupta has joined Navis as CTO and SVP of Engineering. Prior to Navis, Gupta served as SVP of Engineering for enterprise software company Nice Systems.
Everspin Technologies, Arizona - $26.8M, November 2016
Everspin Technologies announced that Bryan Kang has joined the company as VP of MRAM Technology and Product Development. Kang has served as Memory and Design Architect at Nantero, where he designed and developed non-volatile memory devices. From December 2007 to March 2015, Bryan served as VP of the Design Center at SK Hynix America.
RF Code, Texas - $19.1M, October 2016
RF Code announced the addition of Peter Vancorenland, PhD to the position of CTO. He joins the company after a distinguished career at Silicon Labs, where he was most recently VP of IoT Engineering.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Minnesota - $18.5M, November 2016
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced Kevin Carl as EVP and global chief IT officer. Carl joins Carlson Rezidor from Accenture where he was most recently global managing director of Digital Travel.
Department Of Education, Washington, DC  - $17.5M, November 2016
Chancellor Carmen Farina appointed Peter Quinn as the Department of Education CIO. Prior to joining the DOE, Quinn served as CIO for Massachusetts.
Cambridge Technology Enterprises, India - $12.9M, November 2016
Cambridge Technology Enterprises Limited appointed Rajan Lukose as the CTO, CTE and Chief Scientist, CD. Dr. Lukose was a Senior Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Laboratories for over a decade. He also worked at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He has over 25 patents registered in his name and has several laurels including an IBM award in Computational Finance.
Itutor Group, California - $11.9M, October 2016
iTutorGroup announced its appointment of Zhengrong Tang as its CTO. Prior to joining iTutorGroup, Tang served as the director of, AliPay and B2B, CTO of Alibaba Japan and CTO of from 2004 - 2016.
CrowdStrike, California - $9.38M, October 2016
CrowdStrike appointed Jerry Dixon as chief information security officer (CISO). Dixon previously served as VP, Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response at American Express.
VidSys, Virginia - $8.59M, October 2016
Vidsys announced the promotion of Tony Vazquez as VP of Product Development & Integration. Mandanas brings over 20 years of corporate development, business development, and product marketing experience to Vidsys, including his strategic role at Senseware in IoT technology.
Scality, California - $8.53M, October 2016
Scality appointed Pierre Derome as VP of Engineering. Derome has been leading Web, IT, and technical teams for over 20 years at influential companies including T-Online France, Nortel, Betclic Everest Group and Kertel.
Architectural Computer Services, Utah - $7.82M, November 2016
ARCOM has appointed Karthik Mani as EVP, Products and Delivery. He joins ARCOM with more than 20 years of experience. Most recently, Karthik was SVP and General Manager at Equifax, responsible for SaaS products that leverage software, content and analytics to provide solutions for marketing, lending, and fraud detection.
Mobivity Holdings, Arizona - $7.39M, November 2016
Mobivity Holdings Corp. announced that it has appointed Alek Zdziarski as its CTO. Prior to joining Mobivity, he held similar leadership roles at mGage, and Outspoken, where he was responsible for global product development focused on mobile engagement.
THX, California - $6.44M, October 2016
THX Ltd. appointed Scott Francis in the newly created position of CTO. Prior to THX, Francis served as the CTO of Entertainment Services and the SVP of Technicolor Licensing, where he focused on putting first-class technology into the hands of consumers.
Sonatype, Maryland - $6.36M, November 2016
Sonatype announced that Brian Fox has been promoted to CTO. As a co-founder and now CTO of Sonatype, Fox will continue to drive the Sonatype product strategy while expanding his research of new technologies and software development trends. Fox continues to serve on the Apache Maven PMC and has held the positions of VP of Product Management and VP of Engineering at Sonatype.
Icertis, Washington - $6M, October 2016
Icertis appointed Nagi Prabhu as Chief Product Officer. Prior to joining Icertis, Nagi led the product development and management of Apttus' entire Quote-To-Cash suite of products, its primary revenue driver., New York - $1.22M, October 2016
Money.Net announced that veteran editor Norman Pearlstine will join the innovative market information platform as its Chief Information Architect. Pearlstine will also join the Money.Net management committee while remaining Vice Chairman of Time.
Akoustis Technologies, North Carolina, October 2016
Akoustis Technologies announced that Rohan Houlden has joined Akoustis as VP of Engineering. From 2015-2016, he was the General Manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at Qorvo, responsible for CPE Wi-Fi, Smart Energy and Automotive product lines.
Cyber Security Network, Massachusetts, October 2016
CyberSN announced Dominick Dom Glavach has joined the company's' executive team as Chief Security Strategist. Glavach joins CyberSN from Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) where he served as the Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Principle IS Security Engineer.
Private Client Resources, Connecticut, October 2016
Private Client Resources announced that Rob Neville, former Director of Engineering and Head of Exchange Technology at itBit, has joined the firm as its CTO.
FactorTrust, Georgia, October 2016
FactorTrust hired Paul Bunting as CIO. He worked for Equifax for nearly 10 years, fulfilling various roles within the credit reporting agency, including VP of international data and analytics. In his most recent role, he served as business development leader for Cignifi.
Vorago Technologies , Texas, October 2016
Vorago Technologies has appointed semiconductor industry veteran Patrice Parris as its first CTO. Parris was previously a master innovator and distinguished member of the technical staff at NXP Semiconductors NV and a technical development manager at Freescale Semiconductor Ltd.
AirMap, California, October 2016
AirMap reported that Daniel Rubio has joined the company as CTO. Most recently, he served as CTO of HERE, a high-definition mapping company focused on solutions for self-driving cars.
Influitive Corporation, Canada, October 2016
Influitive announced the addition of Raif Barbaros as VP of Engineering and CTO.  Raif joins Influitive from Loblaw Digital, where he was the VP of Technology and responsible for digital and e-commerce.
Kindara, Colorado, October 2016
Malte Muenke has been appointed CTO. Muenke, a co-founder of Expertcity (now Citrix), was the visionary and the coding superhero behind the popular GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar products that revolutionized the SaaS marketplace.
Datalex (USA), Georgia, October 2016
Datalex appointed Blair Koch as CTO and president of Datalex USA.  Blair has held numerous technology, business and innovation leadership roles in the airline industry, most recently as VP, Technology & Integration at JetBlue Airways.
PixarBio, Massachusetts, October 2016
PixarBio Corporation announced the promotion of Ken Stromsland to VP, CIO external Communications. Ken has served as CIO of PixarBio since December 2015.
Sirrus, Kenya, October 2016
Steven James as the CTO of the company. James has been serving as the CTO of Linux Labs International for the past 10 years (2006-2016).
Sunshine Oilsands, Canada, October 2016
Dr. Qi Jiang, formerly the President and COO of the Corporation, has been appointed CTO with effect as of October 20, 2016.
DSM Fresh Foods, India, October 2016
Zappfresh has appointed Ankur Shrivastava as its CTO. Prior to this appointment, Shrivastava worked for MobiKwik as manager technology. He has also worked with Infosys.
University of Michigan, Michigan, October 2016
Kelli Trosvig will become the University of Michigan's first VP for IT and CIO. Trosvig is currently the VP for IT and CIO at the University of Washington.
Dynatrace, Massachusetts, October 2016
Dynatrace announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Marc Olesen as SVP and general manager of Digital Experience. As the previous head of cloud-focused business units at Splunk, McAfee and Mercury Interactive, he has a particularly strong track record of building successful teams in the enterprise cloud space.
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, Massachusetts, October 2016
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union hired Mark Levesque as assistant VP of technology operations. Prior to joining Jeanne D'Arc, Levesque offered his expertise and skills to various positions in healthcare and the corporate side of retail.
Skybox Security, California, October 2016
Skybox Security, has recently named longtime management team member and engineering lead Tal Sheffer as CTO.
Yext, New York, October 2016
Yext hired Christopher Nelson as CIO. Nelson, who previously served as Senior Director, IT Business Applications for machine data management platform Splunk.
Old Mutual Wealth, South Africa, October 2016
Leon Deist joined Old Mutual Wealth as CIO. Deist joins from Liberty Group, where he was most recently COO after an initial divisional director role, prior to which he was enablement director with Virgin Money.
NanoLumens, Georgia, October 2016
NanoLumens announced the promotion of Doug Price from Director of Systems Engineering to VP of Systems Engineering, with responsibility for combining creativity with design and engineering in every installation project awarded to the rapidly growing leader in LED visualization technology.
Targeted Microwave Solutions, Canada, October 2016
Targeted Microwave Solutions has appointed Steve Lawson as CTO of TMS. The company added that Steve's transition to the role of CTO recognizes two years of his important contributions to TMS's technology development and commercial testing activities.
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.
Micron Optics, Georgia, October 2016
Dr. Dustin Carr has been promoted to CTO, having previously served as the Director of Product Development.
Alliance MMA, New York, November 2016
Alliance MMA announced that Jason Robinett has joined the Company as its CTO. Prior to joining Alliance MMA, he was previously employed by Expedia where he served as their Chief Information Security Officer overseeing the design and implementation of the company's first information security program, and Watermark Estate Management Services.
Church & Crawford, Ontario, November 2016
Crawford & Company has named Hilton Sturisky its new global CIO. Hilton comes to Crawford® from Spirit Airlines, where he was CIO since 2014.
SourceClear, Washington, November 2016
SourceClear appointed Alex Ethier as Chief Product Officer. Ethier, former VP of Product at Chef Software, now owns SourceClear's product strategy and execution as well as its R&D function led by Dr. Asankhaya Sharma. Prior to running product at Chef, Ethier was the co-founder and CEO of Tower3.
Interactive Advertising Bureau, New York, November 2016
IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) reported that Dennis Buchheim has joined the trade organization as SVP, Data and Ad Effectiveness, and General Manager of the IAB Data Center of Excellence. Buchheim comes to IAB from Yahoo, where he served as VP of Product Management.
Touchstorm, New York, November 2016
Touchstorm has promoted Ajoy Thomas to CTO.Thomas was promoted earlier this year to Chief Technology Officer for Touchstorm and VideoAmigo. This rise follows eight years of increasing leadership across the company starting first at sister shopper-marketing agency PowerPact before moving to Touchstorm.
Sentry Data Systems, Florida, November 2016
Sentry Data Systems announced the addition of John P. Ceraolo to the company's executive leadership team as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Ceraolo most recently held the position of CSO for 3Cinteractive.
Satuit Technologies, Massachusetts, November 2016
Satuit Technologies announced that John Bullinger has moved into a new role at the company as Chief Security Officer. He joins from Constellation HomeBuilder Systems.
App Annie, California, November 2016
App Annie appointed Aaron Mahimainathan as Chief Product Officer. He brings over 20 years worth of experience in various high impact roles in product management, product marketing and GTM strategies, including Chief Product Officer at Telerik and major positions with SAP, Siebel Systems and Oracle.
Enigma Technologies, New York, November 2016
Enigma announced Jamie Bernardin has joined the organization as VP of Engineering. Most recently, he served as CTO at Integral Ad Science where he successfully scaled the engineering team globally.
24/7, California, November 2016
[24]7 appointed Former Splunk Executive Guido Schroeder as Chief Product Officer., Washington, November 2016
Tagboard named former Klout platform evangelist and Lithium's VP and GM of Consumer Data Tyler Singletary as its new VP of Platform, placing him in charge of expanding the company's data platform strategy and product offerings. Tyler was most recently the VP & GM of Klout and Consumer Data for Lithium.
Oravel Stays, India, November 2016
OYO Rooms appointed Amazon's Anil Goel as its CTO. Goel, who has 20 years of experience in technology infrastructure, served as the head of technology for customer returns and reverse logistics at Amazon in Hyderabad for three years. Prior to this, he was the CTO of Hike Messenger.
Electric Lightwave, Oregon, November 2016
Electric Lightwave announced that it has appointed Stephen Fisher to the position of SVP and CTO. Fisher has served as Electric Lightwave’s CTO for the past three months, leading the engineering design and network planning organization for the company’s overall network architecture. Prior to this position, he was VP of network planning and security where he managed network planning, engineering, architecture, cyber security operations, crisis management and cloud operations.
Viasat World, UK, November 2016
Viasat World has appointed Patch Khan as its new CTO.
iFlix, Malaysia, November 2016
Iflix has appointed Emmanuel Frenehard as its CTO. Frenehard most recently served as SVP and CTO for Walt Disney International.
WhoKnows, California, November 2016
WhoKnows announced that David Gilmour has joined the company as CTO and will lead the company's technology vision and development of its next generation talent analytics solutions. He most recently served as SVP, Collaboration Technology, for Oracle Corporation, following Oracle's acquisition of Tacit Software, a venture-backed software company that Gilmour founded in 1997 and where he served as President and CEO.
Roschier, Attorneys, Finland, November 2016
Roschier has appointed Jan Willamo as the new head of digital solutions, after three years as business development director at Salomaa Group.
Medical Tracking Solutions, Florida, November 2016
Medical Tracking Solutions announced the hiring of Craig Pichanick as CTO to lead the IT group.   Before joining MTS, Pichanick was an executive at OneCallCare Management.
Computer Generated Solutions, New York, November 2016
CGS announced that it named John Samuel as the company's SVP, global CIO. Prior to joining CGS, Samuel served as SVP, data strategy, IT and operations infrastructure at Fareportal.
Global Facility Management & Construction, New York, November 2016
Global Facility Management & Construction hired Chris Cucuzza to their executive team. In his new role as VP, Technology, Chris will oversee all aspects of Global’s information systems and processes. With over 20 years of experience, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge in software implementation, data processes and system integrations. Chris has played a major role in the development of technology platforms for hundreds of retail stores across the country.
NerdWallet, California, November 2016
NerdWallet announced that Tapan Bhat, veteran technology leader and former Chief Product Officer (CPO), is joining the company as its first CPO.
LegalShield, Oklahoma, November 2016
LegalShield announced that it has promoted David Coffey to SVP, Chief Digital Officer. Coffey was formerly the Chief Media Director.
APS Bank Limited, Malta , November 2016
APS Bank Limited appointed Jonathan Caruana as CTO. Caruana was initially appointed by APS Bank in 1999 and served in a range of areas before moving to IT, being promoted to information systems manager in 2008 and head of department in 2015.
Funko, Washington, November 2016
Sarathy Annamrajujoins has been appointed as CIO.  Annamrajujoins joins from Microsoft where he spent more than a decade in various leadership roles, most recently as Senior Director with Windows Universal Store and Microsoft IT.
HackerOne, California, November 2016
HackerOne appointed Justin Calmus as VP of Hacker Success. In his new role, Calmus will represent and cultivate HackerOne’s community of more than 70,000 hackers. He comes to HackerOne from Zenefits where he served as CIO and previously CSO.
Relay Network, Pennsylvania, November 2016
Relay Network announced that it has expanded its senior leadership team, appointing Steve Higgins as its new CTO. Prior to joining Relay Network, Higgins spent three years as CTO of Service Power; other roles include chief technology architect at Stratix Corporation and VP of software engineering at Apacheta Corporation.  
Wikimedia Foundation, California, November 2016      
Wikimedia named Victoria Coleman as CTO. Most recently, Victoria served as SVP & CTO for the Connected Home Division of Technicolor.
Accolade, Washington, October 2016
Microsoft manager Harish Naidu will be the company's CTO.
Accolade, Washington, October 2016
Phong Nguyen will be the EVP of product management. Prior to Accolade, Phong served as SVP & General Manager of Concur’s Expense and Invoice products and also held leadership roles in the company’s Traveler Services, Mobile and Platform businesses.
Prestige Care, Washington, October 2016
Prestige Care, a leader in senior living and skilled nursing care, announced Doug Owens as CIO. Owens most recently served as VP of IT for strategic business units at Golden Living in Plano, Texas, one of the nation's largest nursing and post-acute healthcare providers.
Datto, Connecticut, November 2016 
Datto has appointed Loïc Vienne as CIO. Former VP, Enterprise Systems of Weight Watchers. 

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