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New CIOs & Other Tech Exec Appointments 7/19 to 8/13 2011 Featured

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EVP Promoted to CIO at Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo announced that Kevin Rhein, 57, has been promoted to CIO & Senior EVP of the Technology and Operations Group. In addition to his new responsibilities, Rhein will continue to serve as a member of the Wells Fargo Operating Committee and Fair Lending Committee. Prior to being promoted, he was the EVP of Wells Fargo's Card Services and Consumer Lending group. 

Staples Promotes SVP of Information Systems to CIO

Staples announced the promotion of Christine Putur to CIO. Putur joined Staples in 1999 and has since held various leadership roles on the company's e-commerce, technology strategy, and program management teams. She most recently served as SVP of Information Systems for the company's North American Delivery businesses.

CIO Set to Retire at SunTrust

SunTrust, a major bank located in the Southeastern United States, announced that CIO Timothy Sullivan, 60, has decided to retire in 2012. Prior to joining SunTrust in 2003, Sullivan was CIO at Interstate Bank, EVP and Group Technology Executive at Wells Fargo, and CIO at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan First. He also serves on the Board of Viewpointe Archive Services and is Chairman of the Board of BITS, a division of the Financial Services Roundtable. SunTrust is launching an external search for a successor.

Real Estate Services Provider Promotes Technology Exec

UGL Services announced that Jeffrey Peterson has been appointed as CIO of the company. Peterson has been with UGL since 1998 and most recently served as CIO for North America. Before UGL, he was the Global Director of Technology Services at Arthur Andersen.

New EVP of Technology at Bank Holding Company

Western Alliance Bancorporation announced that Dennis Rygwalski has been named EVP of Technology and Operations. Prior to joining Western Alliance, Rygwalski was SVP & CTO at Bank of Oklahoma Financial and GM of Financial Industry Product Development at the Exigen Group. Earlier in his career, he served as EVP & CIO of Fleet Boston Financial.

Retail Company Loses its CIO

Jon Kubo, the CIO & SVP of E-Commerce at The Wet Seal, has resigned from his position. Prior to The Wet Seal, Kubo held a variety of positions at FAO Schwarz, including EVP, Chief Administration Officer, SVP, and CIO.

Date range: July 19th - August 13th

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Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

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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