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Now, onto the leadership update on technology function executive moves.
Following is an overview of this month’s trends.
By the numbers, overall:
- Total Tech Exec Roles Open: 65
- New Tech Exec Appointments: 83 (11 women or 13%, 72 men)
Geographic Distribution of new tech execs: 67 in the US, 6 in Europe, and 10 in Asia/Russia/ Australasia.
New Tech Function Openings: 2 – Etsy (NY), NASA (Washington, D.C).
Tech Execs Appointed - Sources
Sources of Appointments: 59 were External appointments, and 24 were internal promotions.
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Tech Function Exec Open Roles (As of May 15, 2017)
Nordstrom plans to hire a new CTO by the end of the year.
EVP and CTO, Robert Shaddock, retired from the Company effective late 2016.
Kellogg Company is seeking a VP, CISO.
Biogen CIO Matt Griffiths is no longer with the company. Biogen plans to fill the CIO position.
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.
Teradata Labs is looking for a CTO to join the Unified Data Architecture (UDA) Platform Technologies team.
Twitter's CTO Adam Messinger left. *no replacement announced.
Romain Niccoli resigned as Chief Product Officer effective December 31, 2016. He will serve the company in a consulting role for a period of time following his resignation.
Martin B. Howard, CIO, left. Michael North, SVP of operations, will assume the role of interim CIO.
Informatica is looking for a CISO to lead the corporate security and data privacy.
U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) named Tracee Boxley Acting CIO.
MicroStrategy seeks a CISO, to establish and develop global information security management programs for our internal systems and customer offerings.
Sheng Siong Group announced the cessation of Gary Pow Han Chin as CIO due to personal reasons.
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank announced the retirement of CIO Benjamin Blakewood.
Global Eagle Entertainment and Aditya Chatterjee, the company’s CTO, have entered into a Separation and Release Agreement.
Splunk is looking for a CISO to lead the IT security.
Joseph R. Rostock’s employment as the Inovalon Holdings’s CTO ended.
Sean Fahey, CIO, has notified the Board of his intention to retire after 25 years' of service.
Etsy announced that John Allspaw, CTO, will be leaving the company and Mike Brittain, VP of Engineering, is named interim CTO.
Pankaj Malhotra, the CTO of ShoreTel left. The company hasn’t announced any replacement yet.
Momo announced that Zhiwei Li, CTO of the company, has resigned for personal reasons.
Liquidity Services CIO, Leoncio Casusol, resigned from the company. The company conducts a search for a new CIO.
Kamalesh Dwivedi, the company's CIO, left the company.
Kenneth Schafer, EVP, CIO of Tucows, resigned.
David Raissipour tendered his resignation as SVP, Product and Engineering.
LogMeIn is seeking a CISO to serve as a subject matter expert and leader reporting into the CTO.
Denis D. Deet ceased to be VP of Technology and CIO of Mastech Holdings.
SPAR Group announced that its CIO, Panos Mastrogiannis left.
ChannelAdvisor co-founder and CTO Aris Buinevicius is retiring. *Replacement has not been announced, or if the role is vacant.
R. V. Raman, CTO of the company has resigned.
Cartesian announced the termination of employment to Jim Baker, the Company's CTO and CIO and a named executive officer.
Numerex announced that Sri. Ramachandran, CTO, separated from the company.
Albert Xu has resigned as CIO, a role he has filled since June 2014.
Spark Networks announced the resignation of Gregory J. Franchina as a CIO.
CSB Bancorp announced that Steven R. Bailey, EVP, COO and CIO will be retiring.
Dr. Emilia Zychlinksy, EVP and Chief Technical Officer, resigned.
The Company approved the appointment of CTO Michael Ghadaksaz as the CEO. No tech chief replacement has been announced.
Stan Pachura, EVP and CIO, leaves.
Robert Petcavich, the SVP and CTO of Uni-Pixel, Inc, tendered to the company his resignation for personal reasons.
B-Scada announced that Joshua Weeks, CTO, resigned his position.
Mark McGarrity, the Company's CIO, resigned from his position with the company.
Brandon C. Jennewine resigned from his position as CTO.
Wal-Mart Stores CIO Karenann Terrell is leaving the company.
The Company announced that Activistic Holdings Pty Ltd’s CTO, Mr. Shahab Zeinoghli has resigned.
Brookstone is seeking a CIO responsible to oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, and technology evaluation.
Blucora is looking for a CISO who will be member of the company’s Operations Team.
The CIO’s role is to provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing IT initiatives.
FHF is looking for a highly motivated CTO with leadership and hands-on experience in programming, database, and team management.
The Buckle is seeking a CIO to direct, plan, and manage the company's Information Systems.
The Ingram Industries subsidiary is looking for a CIO.
The company seeks a CISO, who will be responsible for overseeing the information security program.
The company is looking for a CIO for establishing the strategic direction of the Company’s IT architecture.
The computer and network security company is seeking a CIO.
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 is looking for a Chief Security Officer (CSO).
Property and casualty auto insurance carrier SafeAuto is seeking a CIO.
Jellyvision is looking for a CTO, who will be business savvy and process-minded tech leader to integrate technology and business plans.
Trade printer company 4over is looking for a CTO.
Sonesta is seeking a CIO, who will be responsible for the successful delivery of IT strategies, services, and operations.
Healthcare data company ChartSpan is looking for a CIO to lead the IT department.
Deloitte is looking for a CISO reporting to the CIO.
West Virginia University is seeking an inspiring leader for the position of CIO/Associate Provost for Information Technology.
The Not for- Profit Hospital Corporation is looking for a CIO to provide technology vision and leadership.
USA Truck announced that effective January 5, 2017, Christian C. Rhodes' role as CIO of USA Truck.
Michael Johnson, Energy Department CIO, has left. Robbie Green, principal deputy CIO for enterprise information resources management, has been named interim CIO.
Terry Halvorsen, who as the Pentagon’s CIO, retired. Current principal deputy CIO, John Zangardi, is expected to step in as acting CIO.
Michael Witt, who joined NASA in February, will become acting senior agency information security officer, replacing Jeanette Hanna-Ruiz.
Tech Function Execs Appointed
Tech execs appointed in 30 days ended May 15, 2017.
GE, Massachusetts - $120.2B
Monica Caldas, currently CIO for GE Transportation’s global services and digital solutions teams, will take over as CIO for the entire unit.
GE, Massachusetts - $120.2B
GE Transportation’s CIO Nancy Anderson moved o the CIO role at GE Power.
IBM, New York - $79.39B
VP, IT Fletcher Previn has been named CIO, replacing CIO Jeff Smith.
Procter & Gamble, Ohio - $65.2B
Procter and Gamble has appointed Javier Polit as CIO. Former CIO Coca-Cola bottling investments group.
United Parcel Service, Georgia - $60.9B
UPS promotes CIO Juan Perez as Chief Information and Engineering Officer.
J Sainsbury plc, United Kingdom - $33.8B
J Sainsbury plc appointed Phil Jordan as next Group CIO. Joins from Telefonica where he was Global CIO and previously European CIO.
Charter Communications, Connecticut - $29.0B
Charter Communications named Kevin J. Leddy as SVP of Technology Planning and Application. Longtime cable executive, most recently served as EVP of Corporate Strategy at Time Warner Cable.
Twenty-First Century Fox, New York - $27.3B
21st Century Fox appointed Melody Hildebrandt to the role of Global CISO. Joins from Palantir Technologies, where she served as EVP and directed the cybersecurity practice.
Flex, Singapore - $24.4B
Flex announced that Qualcomm Exec Dr. Kevin Kettler has joined the company as CTO and SVP of the Cloud Business Unit.
Staples, Massachusetts - $18.7B
Staples announced Brett Wahlin has been appointed to the role of CISO. Joins Staples from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he served as VP and CISO.
AECOM, California - $17.4B
AECOM appointed Richard McKinney as VP of enterprise IT strategy. Most recently, he served as CIO for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Bombardier, Canada - $16.3B
Bombardier named Jeff Hutchinson as CIO. Hutchinson has more than 30 years of experience leading IT organizations at Honeywell, Maple Leaf Foods, SAP and Danone/Dannon.
V.F. Corporation, North Carolina - $12.0B
VF Corporation announced that Martin Schneider, VP & CIO will retire at the end of 2017. Sandra Harris, VP, Global Business Technology, will succeed Schneider as VP & CIO.
Mastercard, New York - $10.7B
Mastercard has appointed CIO Ed McLaughlin to president, Operations and Technology.
News Corporation, New York - $8.2B
News Corp. announced that interim CTO Marc Frons has been appointed CTO. Latha Maripuri, who currently serves as News Corp’s CISO, and Christina Scott, CTO for News UK, have both been promoted to Deputy CTO positions, while retaining their existing responsibilities.
PAO Severstal, Russia - $5.9B
Severstal appointed Sergey Dunaev as CIO of AO Severstal Management and Chief Executive Officer of OAO Severstal Infocom. Sergey Dunaev has worked at SAP SE since October 2014.
Fortis, Canada - $5.1B
Fortis appointed Phonse Delaney as EVP, CIO. Phonse served most recently as President and CEO of FortisAlberta.
Levi Strauss, California - $4.5B
Chris Clark, global supply chain and business intelligence groups leader, was promoted to SVP and CIO, replacing Roland Paanakker.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Pennsylvania - $2.7B
Norm Veit was appointed to the position of EVP, CIO. He most recently served as CIO and EVP, Distribution, Real Estate & Facilities for Nine West Holdings.
Marvell Technology, Bermuda - $2.6B
Marvell Technology named Neil Kim as its CTO. Most recently Kim served as Broadcom's EVP of Operations and Central Engineering.
Ayala Land, Philippines - $2.5B
Ayala Land appointed Augusto D. Bengzon as the group CFO, CIO and chief compliance officer. He will retain the position of group treasurer.
Hiscox, Bermuda - $2.2B
Hiscox announced that the appointment of Ian Penny as CIO. Ian is currently CTO at Barclays.
Coretronic, Taiwan - $1.8B
Coretronic Corporation announced position adjustment of Fleming.Chuang, VP of company as CTO.
Hilltop, Texas - $1.6B
Hilltop Holdings appointed Toby Pennycuff, former head of IT at Essex Property Trust, as its new CIO.
Nokian Renkaat, Finland - $1.5B
Nokian Tyres plc announced that Frans Westerlund has been appointed VP, CIO and Processes. Former SVP, CIO, Head of Business Processes & IT of Fiskars Corporation.
Cardtronics, Texas - $1.3B
Cardtronics announced Dan Antilley has been named its new CISO. Most recently served as SVP, Global Information Security Operations Executive at Bank of America.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia - $867.6M
Helen Clifton was named Chief Digital and Information Officer. Since 2007 she served at TVNZ in Auckland as Chief Product and Information Officer.
Progress Software, Massachusetts - $405.3M
Progress appointed Dmitri Tcherevik to the role of CTO. Dmitri is a serial entrepreneur, having founded two successful technology start-ups - most recently MightyMeeting, a cloud-based mobile collaboration platform.
Global UniChip, Taiwan - $286.7M
Global Unichip has appointed Igor Elkanovich as its system chief technical officer. Most recently, CTO of Verisense.
MYOB Group, Australia - $267.9M
Hugh Fahy was named GM of Engineering. Former Group CTO at NET-A-PORTER, a billion-dollar global multi brand retailer and media group.
Qualys, California - $197.9M
Qualys appointed Mark Butler, a former Fiserv executive, as CISO.
MidSouth Bancorp, Louisiana - $81.8M
Kade Peterson was recently hired as CIO, after three years as EVP – COO of USAmeriBank.
Zix, Texas - $60.1M
Zix Corporation has appointed Nigel Johnson’s role with the company to become CTO. Previously, Johnson served as Zix’s VP of Product Management.
JetPay, Pennsylvania - $56.3M
John Crouch will join JetPay as the company's CIO. Most recently at EVO, Crouch held the position of U.S. CIO.
SITO Mobile, New Jersey - $29.4M
Michael Blanche, SVP of Technology and Innovation, has been promoted to the newly created role of CTO.
Tech Mpire, Australia - $23.9M
CEO Luke Taylor will be taking on the new role of CTO, devoting his energies solely to the Company's significant technology growth initiatives.
RS2 Software, Malta - $18.1M
RS2 Software appointed Patrick Clarke as Chief Technical Officer. Prior to joining RS2, Patrick Clarke was CEO and co-founder of a global acquirer processing company.
Flitways Technology, California - $0.4M
Peter Sjolin was appointed to a newly created role of CTO. Peter has 22 years of technological experience, including working for major brands like Disney.
Harvest One Cannabis, Canada - $0.2M
Nick Maltchev was named as CTO. He has been involved with the industry since 2004 and was an integral part of the Advanced Nutrients management team over a period of 12 years.
SMITH appointed Ryan Heusinkveld as CTO. Joins SMITH from SapientRazorfish, where he was VP of Technology.
Zen Internet, United Kingdom
Zen Internet appointed Justin Fielder as CTO. Fielder had previously filled a similar role at Easynet, acquired by BSkyB in 2005, where he continued to work until the end of 2012.
Clint Green was named VP, Technology and Innovation. He was most recently the director of Advanced Analytic Strategies and Development at ViON.
Zyme Solutions, California
Former IBM executive Abhijit Bhide has joined as VP of engineering and infrastructure. Prior, Bhide led the development and deployment of Fiberlink's market-leading SaaS platform.
Hastings Mutual Insurance, Michigan
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company named Eshwar Pastapur as VP of IT and CIO. Pastapur comes to Hastings Mutual from Lake Zurich, Illinois.
Ieso Digital Health, United Kingdom
Ieso Digital Health appointed Craig Gravina as CTO. Prior, Craig served as the CTO of Cogstate.
Complete Innovations, Canada
Fleet Complete announced appointment of Alan Fong as CTO. Fong brings a wealth of experience in building and developing high-growth technology companies.
Postal Center International, Florida
Postal Center International (PCI) named William (Bill) Sweeney as CIO. Most recently CTO for BAE Systems Americas.
GNS Healthcare, Massachusetts
GNS Healthcare appointed Benjamin Bielak as CIO. He most recently served as the Director of Academic Technology at Harvard University.
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, Florida
Terrence Gee has been named SVP, CIO. Gee will continue to lead the company’s IT function and operations.
7signal Solutions, Ohio
7SIGNAL named 20-year software leader and architect Russell Wangler as the company's new CTO.
Liberty Specialty Markets, United Kingdom
Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has appointed Max Gibbs as its new CTO. Max spent the last 17 years at Chubb, formerly ACE, most recently as CIO.
Eyeview, New York
Eyeview appointed Utpal Kalita as CTO. He was most recently VP and Head of Engineering at Tremor Video.
ID Analytics, California
ID Analytics named Ajay Nigam as SVP of product and technology. Before, Nigam was SVP of products for BrightPoint Security, later acquired by ServiceNow.
Gritstone Oncology, California
Gritstone Oncology promoted Roman Yelensky, Ph.D., to CTO. Dr. Yelensky joined Gritstone at its inception in October 2015 as EVP of sequencing and bioinformatics.
Eric J. Hansen, founder and current CEO, will transition to the new role of EVP and CTO.
The Options Clearing Corporation, Illinois
Options Clearing Corp. appointed Mark Morrison as SVP and chief security officer, a new role. Morrison was recently with State Street Corp. as SVP and CISO.
The Options Clearing Corporation, Illinois
OCC announced that David Hoag will join OCC as SVP and CIO. Before joining OCC, Hoag served as the CTO for Halo Investing.
Sigma Systems Canada, Canada
Sigma Systems has appointed Catherine Michel as CTO. Michel previously served as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Sigma, and currently sits on the TM Forum Executive Committee.
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, District Of Columbia
OCC appointed Mark Morrison as SVP and Chief Security Officer, a new position. At State Street Corporation, Morrison served from 2013 to the present as SVP and CISO.
OpenX Technologies, California
OpenX reported the addition of Janice Rohn as VP, User Experience. Recently, Rohn was the VP, User Experience at PubMatic, where she was responsible for cross-platform research, design, and front-end development.
Oravel Stays, India
OYO appointed Suvesh Malhotra as VP-Engineering. Suvesh joins OYO from Amazon.com where he was leading technology for BuyVIP, a flash sales e-commerce platform.
Fuze named Chris Conry as CIO. Prior to Fuze, Chris was VP of IT & Office Services at Arbor Networks.
Trunk Club, Illinois
Candice Savino has joined as new VP of engineering. She joins with over 14 years of experience across a variety of companies including Groupon, WMS Gaming and IBM.
Accenture Federal Services, Virginia
Former U.S. Army senior intelligence officer Lieutenant General Mary A. Legere (Ret.) has joined Accenture Federal Services (AFS) as the MD for national and defense intelligence business.
Formativ Health, New York
Formativ Health announced that David D. Harvey has been named as CTO. From 2008 to 2015 David was VP of Product Strategy for athena.
Green House Data, Wyoming
Green House Data appointed Fred Tanzella to CTO. Mr. Tanzella is the former CEO and founder of Cirracore.
Economical Insurance Group, Canada
Kelley Irwin will join as SVP and CIO. Most recently served at TD Bank Group, as VP and CIO, Corporate Technology.
Greg Cox has joined the company as chief product and technology officer. Before, Cox was a co-founder and CTO of YouLookFab.com.
TextNow appointed Sean McCabe to serve as CTO. Sean joins TextNow from Aeryon Labs, where he has served as the VP of Engineering since 2013.
Rani Johnson has been appointed as global VP and CIO. Most recently was the CIO for the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Command Alkon, Alabama
Charles Evans joined as CTO and VP of Engineering. Prior, Charles was CTO at Integraph Process, Power & Marine.
SBE Entertainment Group, California
sbe announced that IT executive Peter Chambers is joining as CIO. Prior, Chambers served as VP of Technology at Viceroy Hotel Group.
Pay Asia, Singapore
PayAsia appointed Chris Brunton as CTO. Chris has over 20 years’ experience in HR and Payroll Technology BPO and has consulted to the company since December 2015.
Dwayne Melancon joined as VP of product. Former CTO, product management at Tripwire.
Syncsort, New Jersey
Tendü Yogurtçu, PhD was promoted to CTO. Yogurtçu has over 20 years senior business and engineering management experience across Syncsort’s product portfolio.
Syncsort, New Jersey
David Hodgson was promoted to Chief Product Officer (CPO). Hodgson has 24 years of experience in senior management roles at CA Technologies, Sterling Software and Syncsort.
OneDigital Health and Benefits, Georgia
Greg Blair joined as CIO. Recognized as an industry leader in the technology space, Blair has wealth of experience in technology strategy, enterprise architecture and management consulting at Arby’s, Microsoft, Ernst & Young and Accenture.
4tell Solutions, Maine
4tell™ Solutions appointed Neal Tisdale as new CTO. Prior to joining 4tell™, he served as EVP of energy development at ABB Enterprise Software.
Aeryon Labs, Canada
Dave Kroetsch, company founder, moves into the new role of CTO.
BJC Health System, Missouri
BJC HealthCare has appointed Jerry Fox Jr. to serve as its new CIO. Prior to Rockwell, Fox held technology leadership positions at Dana Corp.
Two Pore Guys, California
Two Pore Guys announced that Jordan Hubbard has joined 2PG as VP of Engineering. Hubbard is best known for his role as a manager and director of engineering at Apple from 2001 to 2013.
First Keystone Community Bank, Pennsylvania
Jeff Wozniak, IT Manager and Information Security Officer, was promoted to SVP.
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