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Welcome to our Tech Function Exec Appointment Trends & Open Roles for the - 34 days ended January 19th 2017. 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: 68
     New Tech Exec Appointments: 68 (9 women or 13.2%, 59 men)


2017 1 19 CIO Open Role

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

New Tech Function Openings: 6 – Nordstrom (Washington), Twitter (CA), Sam's West (AK), USA Truck (China), U.S. Energy Department (Washington, D.C.), and United States Department of Defense (Washington, D.C.). 

Tech Execs Appointed - Sources 

Sources of Appointments: 51 were External appointments, and 17 were internal promotions – Divisional execs (3), Interim or Deputy CIO/CTO (2), Others (12).

2017 1 19 CIO open roles tech Exec Appointments


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:  13.2% of the appointments are women Tech Execs. Reserve Bank of New Zealand (New Zealand), Qantas Airways (Australia), Catlin Group (Bermuda), NSFOCUS (CA), Federal Reserve Bank Of Dallas (Guatemala), Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (FL), NJVC (VA), Axio Global (NY), Nutanix (CA).


2017 1 19 Diversity Tech Exec Appointments

Geographic Distribution: 43 in the US, 13 in Europe, and 12 in Asia/Russia/ Australasia.


2017 1 19 New Tech Exec Geography


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Tech Exec Roles Open

Tech Exec Open Roles (as of January 19, 2017)

Dell, Texas - $59B, November 2015        
Bask Iyer, CIO and IoT manager at VMware, has been named interim CIO of Dell.

Nordstrom, Washington, $14.4B, January 2017
Nordstrom is searching for a technology executive to lead digital strategy following an executive-level shakeup in which the retailer’s chief information officer and chief technology officer announced their departures in the span of two weeks. The CIO title will be eliminated. The company plans to hire a new CTO by the end of the year who will be responsible for all aspects of technology at Nordstrom.

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.

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.

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.

Twitter, California - $2.2B, December 2016
Twitter's CTO Adam Messinger tweeted that he decided to leave the company and take some time off. Messinger didn't say where he was headed next.

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.

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

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.

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.

Microphase, Connecticut - $9.12M, December 2016
The Company approved the appointment of Mr. Michael Ghadaksaz as the CEO of the Company. Prior to the Ghadaksaz appointment, Ghadaksaz served as the CTO and CMO. No tech chief replacement has been announced.

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.

Sam's West, Arkansas, January 2017
Wal-Mart Stores CIO Karenann Terrell is leaving the company. Terrell has been with the company for six years, beginning as EVP of information systems. She was promoted to CIO in 2012 and has remained in the role for four years.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Deloitte, Illinois, December 2016
Deloitte is looking for a CISO reporting to the CIO.

West Virginia University, Virginia, December 2016
West Virginia University is seeking an inspiring leader for the position of CIO/Associate Provost for Information Technology.

United Medical Center, Washington, D.C., December 2016
The Not for- Profit Hospital Corporation, commonly known as United Medical Center (UMC), is looking for a CIO to provide technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the affiliate-wide information technology (IT) program.

USA Truck, China, January 2017
USA Truck announced that effective January 5, 2017, Christian C. Rhodes' role as CIO of USA Truck.

U.S. Energy Department, Washington, D.C., January 2017
Michael Johnson, Energy Department chief information officer, has left the agency following an almost two-year stint with the organization. Robbie Green, principal deputy CIO for enterprise information resources management, has been named interim CIO.

United States Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., January 2017
Terry Halvorsen, who as the Pentagon’s CIO, is retiring at the end of February. Current principal deputy CIO, John Zangardi, is expected to step in as acting CIO.

Tech Execs Appointed

Tech execs appointed in 34 days ended January 19, 2017
Wal-Mart, Arkansas - $482.1B, January 2017
Wal-Mart names GE Power’s Clay Johnson CIO, creates global business services group.
Goldman Sachs, New York - $30.6B, January 2017
Goldman Sachs has said that it has hired a new CIO. Chief risk officer in the firm’s overall trading division Elisha Wiesel is to take over the position at the bank. As CIO, he is to take over from R Martin Chavez, who was recently promoted to CFO.
Staples, Massachusetts - $21.1B, December 2016
Staples announced that it has appointed Faisal Masud to the newly created role of CTO. He had previously served as EVP of Global E-Commerce since joining the company in May, 2013.
Carnival Corporation, Florida - $16.4B, January 2017
Carnival Cruise Line announced that Sean Kenny has been named SVP and CIO for Carnival Cruise Line. Kenny most recently was a global client services executive for Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young.
Unisys, Pennsylvania -$3.01B, December 2016
Gary Wang has joined Unisys Federal as VP, cloud and infrastructure services. Wang most recently served as CTO, cybersecurity and biometrics at IBM.
Associated Banc-Corp, Wisconsin - $990.2M, January 2017
James (Jim) Payne, currently Associated's EVP and deputy chief information and operations officer, has been promoted to EVP and chief information and operations officer.
Tuesday Morning, Texas - $956.4M, January 2017
Trent Taylor, currently serving as CIO, has been promoted to Chief Information and Supply Chain Officer.
Shutterstock, New York, $464.3M, January 2017
Shutterstock announced that Marty Brodbeck has joined the company as CTO. Brodbeck most recently served as CTO at Sterling Talent Solutions.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand - $87.7M, January 2017
The Reserve Bank has appointed Klarissa Plimmer as CIO. Ms. Plimmer was previously the Director ICT Solution Delivery at the New Zealand Defence Force, and has worked in a number of ICT leadership roles at the BNZ for 13 years.
NewVoiceMedia, United Kingdom - $33.2M, December 2016
NewVoiceMedia has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Artur Michalczyk as CTO. He brings over 20 years' industry experience to the business, joining from Syniverse where he most recently served as SVP ESG Technology.
Christie’s International, United Kingdom, December 2016
Christie’s International has hired Richard Entrup as global CIO, the London-based auction house said. He comes to the auction house from Disney/ABC Television Group, where he oversaw Media IT business engagement.
Qantas Airways, Australia, December 2016
Qantas Airways has hired SAP SE executive Susan Doniz as its new CIO, as it ramps up efforts to tap cloud computing, data analytics and other digital initiatives.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, Massachusetts, January 2017
Mark Roellig has been appointed Chief Technology & Administrative Officer. Roellig has been General Counsel of MassMutual since joining the company in 2005.
SSE Enterprise Telecoms, United Kingdom, January 2017
SSE Enterprise Telecoms named Conrad Mallon as Chief Network Architect. Most recently he worked at Level 3, where he held several senior technical roles during a 12-year tenure, including Director of Network Implementation and Director of Architecture and Engineering (EMEA).
NSS Labs, Texas, January 2017
NSS Labs announced that Jason Brvenik has joined NSS Labs as CTO. He was most recently a Principal Engineer in the Office of the Chief Security Architect at Cisco.
Decibel Therapeutics, Massachusetts, January 2017
Decibel Therapeutics announced that it has expanded its leadership team with the addition of chief data sciences officer John Keilty. Keilty joins Decibel from Third Rock Ventures where he served as the general manager of platform operations.
Catlin Group, Bermuda, January 2017
XL Catlin appointed Dr. Henna A. Karna as Chief Data Officer. Her past positions include President at Verisk Digital Services, a unit of Verisk Analytics and Actuarial CIO and Managing Director at AIG.
Guardian Analytics, California, January 2017
Guardian Analytics announced that Varouzhan Ebrahimian has been appointed as the company's new CTO. Ebrahimian brings more than two decades of Product Development Leadership and innovation in enterprise software to Guardian Analytics.  He has held executive positions at both Oracle and Symantec.
NSFOCUS, California, January 2017
NSFOCUS appointed Lin Xu, to the position of VP of Engineering. In her most recent role, Xu served as Senior Manager, Software Engineering at Palo Alto Networks for the last six years.
Software Aktiengesellschaft, Germany, January 2017
Software AG has appointed Stefan Sigg as new chief R&D officer. Prior to joining Software AG, Dr. Sigg held a leading R&D management position at SAP SE in Walldorf, Germany. Most recently, Dr. Sigg was SVP and head of the SAP Analytics product portfolio.
CIVIQ Smartscapes , United Kingdom, January 2017
CIVIQ Smartscapes appointed Ilan Rozenblat as CTO. Rozenblat led country-wide ICT projects as the CTO of a large system integrator in Israel. He managed carrier-grade telecom software products in the US, and built healthcare IT systems for international markets.
Erecruit Holdings, Italy, January 2017
Erecruit has appointed Aditya Srivastava to the role of SVP of Product Development. Srivastava was the CTO and SVP of Product Development at i2 Technologies, an enterprise supply chain management software company.
Cray, United Kingdom, January 2017
Cray appointed Stathis Papaefstathiou to the position of SVP of research and development. Papaefstathiou will be responsible for leading the software and hardware engineering efforts for all of company’s research and development projects. With more than 30 years of high tech experience, Papaefstathiou has held senior-level positions at Aerohive Networks, F5 Networks, and Microsoft.  In his most recent position at Aerohive, Papaefstathiou was the SVP of engineering.
Identity Theft Guard Solutions, Taiwan, January 2017
ID Experts announced that technology and engineering veteran, Brent VanLoo, has joined the company as CTO. VanLoo's leadership encompasses 20 years of technology experience in software, security, and healthcare companies including HealthSparq, Symantec Corporation, Sage Software, and Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs Innovations. 
Plex Systems, Malaysia, January 2017
Plex Systems announced Richard Murray as its new group VP of engineering. Murray was most recently SVP of engineering at Bromium, where he led development for the company’s global enterprise cyber security solutions.
Spireon, India, January 2017
Spireon appointed Jason Penkethman as its Chief Product Officer. In this role, Penkethman will lead the next wave of innovation for Spireon’s products and platform, creating vehicle connectivity solutions that maximize customer value.
Federal Reserve Bank Of Dallas, Guatemala, January 2017
Sherry Kidd Garvin has been promoted to SVP and CIO with responsibility for the IT Services Department, Business Continuity Department and Dallas Fed Law Enforcement Unit. Previously, she served as VP.
Opsveda, Russia, January 2017
OpsVeda has appointed Ravi Mandayam as the VP of Product Engineering. Prior to OpsVeda, he was the CTO of FrontalRain Technologies.
ChannelNet, Austria, January 2017
Chris Sims, CTO, was promoted from within and was previously the chief software architect.
Fortinet, Canada, January 2017
Fortinet appointed Phil Quade as CISO. Prior to Fortinet, Quade was the NSA Director’s Special Assistant for Cyber and Chief of the NSA Cyber Task Force with responsibility for the White House relationship in Cyber.
Oversight Systems, Australia, January 2017
Oversight Systems has named Mike Rivers as CTO. Prior to joining Oversight, Rivers was the CTO of Paymetric.
Abingdon Health, United Kingdom, January 2017
Abingdon Health appointed Dr. David Pritchard as CTO. David has a track record of success within the medical diagnostics industry having spent the last twenty years at Axis-Shield Diagnostics, most recently as Head of Research.
Marelli Motori, Italy, January 2017
Marelli Motori has appointed Mario Longo as the company’s new Group CIO. Brings over 20 years’ experience in information technology thanks to a very successful and significant career in roles involving project management, and systems integration.
True Partners Consulting, Illinois, January 2017
True Partners Consulting announced the promotion of Gerald Liebhardt to Chief Information and Security Officer. For the past ten years, Mr. Liebhardt has led the information technology function at True Partners and enables the firm to serve clients quickly, efficiently and securely through a number of technology platforms.
Docupace Technologies, California, January 2017
Docupace Technologies announced that CIO John Cunningham will fill the additional position of CISO.
Cardtronics, Texas, January 2017
President at Columbus Data Services Stuart Mackinnon will assume the role of CIO.
Elite Stor Capital Partners, Florida, January 2017
Benjamin Macfarland announced that Rob Consalvo will become the new President and CTO of the company. In his former role as COO at iStorage, Consalvo managed 70 self-storage locations across 12 states. 
Continuum Health Alliance, New Jersey, January 2017
Continuum Health Alliance appoints David Kovel as CIO. A seasoned healthcare technology practitioner, Kovel has acted as the interim CIO and senior technology leader for several physician-led provider organizations across the country.
Tiangong International Company, China, January 2017
The Board of Tiangong International Company Limited announced that Mr. Liao Jun has been appointed as the CTO of the company, with effect from 3 January 2017. Prior to joining the company in July 2014 as head of innovation and technology department, he worked as Deputy Chief of technical section of Equipment Engineering of Shanghai No. 5 Steel Co. 
Oak Valley Community Bank, California, January 2017
Oak Valley Community Bank announced the promotion of Russell Stahl to EVP, CIO. Stahl started working for the company in 1998, managing the bank's network and electronic channels as the company grew. He had previously held the SVP, Information Technology title since 2012.
Premier Research Group, United Kingdom, January 2017
Premier Research appointed Nate Thompson as CIO. Prior to that, he was Corporate Network Manager for Kendle International.
Cambridge Investment Group, Iowa, January 2017
Ryan Reineke will become Cambridge’s Chief Operations and Technology Officer. He will continue as SVP while serving on Cambridge’s Executive Council. Reineke has served as Cambridge’s Chief Technology Architect for over 13 years, and over the last decade, he has led the introduction of one of the most innovative advisor workstations in the industry.
American Axle & Manufacturing, Michigan, January 2017
American Axle & Manufacturing announced Donald E. Wright has been appointed VP and CIO. Wright joined AAM in 2012 as executive director and CIO.  Prior, Wright was CIO at Atlas Oil.
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, Florida, January 2017
Doreen Griffith has been named SVP, CIO. Griffith currently serves as the EVP, CIO of Ladenburg subsidiary Securities America.
Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan, January 2017
Taiwan Mobile Co. announced James Chang, VP of the Information Technology Group appointed as CIO of the company.
CoinTribe Technologies, India, December 2016
CoinTribe has appointed Manish Gulati as its CTO. Gulati, who has over 18 years of industry experience, has worked with various companies and startups - including Yahoo, HCL, InfoEdge and Qwikcilver.
Heritage Bank, Texas, December 2016
Heritage Bank confirmed the permanent appointment of interim CIO Mr. Wayne Marchant to the CIO role. Former Billabong CIO.
Saint Francis Healthcare System, Missouri, December 2016
Saint Francis Healthcare System has named Jason Ewing as its new CIO. Ewing comes to Cape Girardeau from Idaho, where he most recently served as IT systems director for St. Luke’s Health System near Boise.
Xerox, Connecticut, December 2016
Xerox has named Steve Hoover, as CTO. Hoover currently serves as CEO of PARC, A Xerox Company.
Iguama Group, Guatemala, December 2016
iguama announced that Weihua Yan, a co-founder and board director of the company, has stepped in to serve as CTO and lead the technology team of iguama. Mr. Yan brings over 20 years of e-commerce leadership and startup experience to iguama. Prior to joining iguama, Mr. Yan was Co-Founder and CTO of
TeleGuam Holdings, Guam, December 2016
GTA appointed George Hill to the newly created position of EVP of Strategy, IT and Process Improvement. George worked for 7 years at TSTT, where he served initially as Chief Technical Officer and later as Chief Operations Officer and acting CEO. Most recently, he served as Chief Operations Officer of a manufacturer of small cells, Enersphere Communications.
Benson Hill Biosystems, North Carolina, December 2016
Benson Hill Biosystems announced Paul Skroch has joined the organization as VP of Data Science and Platform Engineering.  Skroch held prior leadership positions developing systems for genotyping, molecular and predictive breeding, pipeline analysis and advancement. At Benson Hill, he will oversee the data science and systems biology groups as well as software development.
Cohesity, California, December 2016
Cohesity reported that Rawlinson Rivera has joined the company as global field CTO. He most recently served as principal architect in the Office of the CTO in the storage and availability business unit.
The Glimpse Group, New York, December 2016
The Glimpse Group reported that Rod Recker has joined the Company as CTO and General Manager of Glimpse Group Consulting. Previously, Recker spent 18 years at software maker Autodesk, where he led global teams delivering computer graphic technology, as well as user interface design, quality control and SAAS software development.
Data Backup Solutions, Florida, December 2016
Data Backup Solutions appointed Mr. James Holland as CTO of the Company, in addition to Mr. Holland's current position as COO.
Kewill, United Kingdom, December 2016
Kewill appointed Benny Melumad as its new CTO. Prior to joining Kewill, Melumad worked at a division of Vista Equity Partners where he oversaw the technology function within the portfolio companies.
Core, Russia, December 2016
Core announce the appointment of Lloyd Carnie as CTO. Lloyd is a natural innovator, being one of the co-founders of Parative, the leading IT Infrastructure Migration business acquired by Core in 2013.
The Experience Engine, California, December 2016
The Experience Engine appointed Matt Oberdorfer as VP of Product. Oberdorfer joins in the company from Frost Data Capital where he served as the company’s CTO.
The Experience Engine, California, December 2016
The Experience Engine appointed Dan O’Neill as VP of Engineering. Dan brings more than 30 years’ experience in software and systems. Previous roles have included CTO, Chairman and EVP. Most recently, Dan was VP of Engineering at Certona.
Reflexion Health, California, December 2016
Reflexion Health appointed Sudipto Sur, Ph.D. to CTO, effective January 3, 2017. Most recently, he served as CIO at Signal Genetics, where he developed an IT infrastructure for cloud-based clinical analytics and billing systems.
Airlines Reporting Corporation, Virginia, December 2016
Airlines Reporting Corporation announced the promotion of Doug Mangold as the company's VP of product. Mangold came to ARC in 2006 from Booz Allen Hamilton.
NJVC, Virginia, December 2016
NJVC named Susan Hall as CTO. A seven-year veteran of NJVC, Dr. Hall previously served as SVP, corporate strategy and development, overseeing NJVC partnership engagement, security, audit, legal and merger and acquisition functions.
Mountain America Federal Credit Union, Utah, December 2016
Mountain America Credit Union announced the selection of Kelly Albiston as SVP of digital banking. Albiston brings nearly four years of experience as VP of information technology at Mountain America.
Axio Global, New York, December 2016
Axio announced that the appointment of Pamela Curtis as VP, Process Engineering. Curtis was previously a senior engineer at the software engineering institute and member of the Cyber Risk and Resilience Management Team in the SEI's CERT Division.
RHI, Austria, December 2016
RHI AG appointed Dr. Gerd Schubert as Chief Operations Officer and CTO of the Management Board for a period of five years. Before joining RHI, Dr. Schubert held international management positions in operations as well as research and development at Ferro Corporation.
CO2 Solutions, Canada, January 2017
CO2Solutions appointed Richard Surprenant, P. Eng., as SVP, Process Engineering and CTO of the Corporation. Mr.  Surprenant, an experienced technical professional, with more than 25 years of process engineering, engineering development, project management and technology commercialization experience.
Intiger Group, Australia, December 2016
Intiger Group appointed Tim Thornton, BCM Computer and Mathematical Sciences, has been appointed to the position of CTO.
Nutanix, California, January 2017
Nutanix has hired GoPro’s Wendy Pfeiffer as its next CIO.

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Dora Vell

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.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults,, and RBC Capital Partners.

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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