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New CIOs & Other Tech Exec Changes 2/4 to 3/7 2013 Featured

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CVS Caremark Hires Chief Digital Officer from Staples

CVS Caremark named Brian Tilzer to the position of SVP, Chief Digital Officer. Tilzer will develop and lead teams driving CVS Caremark's company-wide digital innovation efforts. Tilzer will focus on connecting current and future digital initiatives and ensuring that CVS Caremark continues to use the most innovative technology available to seamlessly meet customers' needs. Tilzer has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development, operations and IT, with a deep concentration in corporate and e-commerce strategy. Prior to joining CVS Caremark, he was the SVP of Global e-Commerce with Staples, where he developed and led several multi-channel digital innovation strategies.

Raymond James Financial Appoints UBS Exec as CIO

Vin Campagnoli has been named CIO at Raymond James Financial. Prior to joining Raymond James in 2011 as SVP and head of Private Client Group Technology Strategy and Development, Campagnoli was a senior technology leader for UBS Wealth Management Americas where he specialized in advisor and client technology. Prior to his time at UBS, he held senior-level technology positions at both Morgan Stanley and Prudential/Wachovia Securities.

Former GE Application Engineering Exec Joins Bemis Company as CTO

Bemis Company, the largest flexible packaging firm, has elected William E. Jackson, PhD as VP and CTO. He joins Bemis from Dow Chemical where he participated on Dow's technology leadership team and held the position of VP, Global Research & Development - Dow Building and Construction, a $2 Billion global polymer business. Prior to Dow, he spent 16 years with GE, in Plastics, Lighting, and Appliances in leadership R&D, market development, and application engineering roles. In addition, Jackson serves as Chairman of the US Industrial Advisory Board to the Department of Energy US/China Clean Energy Research Center.

Splunk Appoints Long-Time Information Security Practitioner as CISO

Operational intelligence software firm Splunk named Tim Mather as chief information security officer (CISO) and VP of security and compliance markets. With nearly 18 years of experience, Mather will serve as the team leader for the company's initiatives in security and compliance, leading the charge to help Splunk customers secure their organizations by using machine data to gain operational intelligence. Prior to Splunk, Mather spent three years as senior advisor at I-4 (International Information Integrity Institute) - a KPMG UK entity focused on information security, including the use of big data for security and securing the cloud. A long-time information security practitioner, Mather has served in senior roles at RSA Security, Symantec, VeriSign and Apple.

Ascena Retail Group Appoints New CIO

Ascena Retail Group named David Johns as SVP and CIO. He joins with extensive experience, including the past nine years at Owens Corning where he held the position of SVP, CIO & Chief Global Shared Services Officer. Prior to that, he held technology positions with Honeywell and Time Warner. In both of these roles, he orchestrated major computer systems development and management activities at both the division and corporate levels. He was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2009 and was named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT leaders for 2012.

Echo Global Logistics Names iCTO as CTO

Echo Global Logistics appointed interim CTO, Michael Reed, as CTO. He had served as interim CTO since early 2012. Mr. Reed began his tenure with Echo Global Logistics in 2007 as a Lead Application Developer, and has held several positions including the Director of Product Development and VP, IT. Prior to joining Echo Global Logistics, he cofounded Digerati Solutions, a privately owned software development and consulting company.

TSYS Promotes Vet as North America’s EVP of Application Systems

TSYS, the merchant payment-acceptance solutions provider, promoted Tony Hodge to EVP of Application Systems for its North America segment. A 30-year TSYS veteran, Hodge has held numerous IT leadership positions at TSYS, and is currently responsible for more than 1,000 IT professionals in the North America segment. Hodge currently serves on the Board of Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers and is also active in the formation of the Columbus Technology Association of Georgia.

Former Micosoft Exec Named CTO at eCommerce Firm DubLi

DubLi named Ricardo "Rick" Daglio to CTO. Rick Daglio joined DubLi in 2011 as Director of IT and Business Continuity where he has been responsible for managing all IT related functions as well as establishing an IT governance process that meets SEC, government and financial regulations. Prior to joining DubLi, from 1995-2004, Mr. Daglio advised Fortune 500 companies worldwide in infrastructure development projects, and assumed a key role at Microsoft's Consulting Services division, which was that of a direct advisor for the CIOs of those companies. He left Microsoft in 2004 to become VP and CIO of Quest Management, a behavioural health company in North Central Florida.

Lee Enterprises Appoints Digital VP

News publisher Lee Enterprises appointed James A. Green as VP - digital. He most recently served as EVP and general manager of Travidia, a developer of digital shopping media and marketing programs for nearly 800 newspapers. As Lee's digital leader, Green succeeds Gregory P. Schermer, who has been appointed VP-strategy, focusing on identifying strategic opportunities. Before serving as EVP and general manager at Travidia from 2011 to 2012, Green had been CMO since 2004. From 2000 to 2004 he led development of Internet operations at The McClatchy Company as president and publisher of Nando Media. His 24-year career includes executive positions in interactive media, marketing, strategic planning and sales at The Modesto Bee, The Sacramento Bee, The Newspaper Network and Equifax National Decision Systems.

IKONICS Promotes Divisional Tech Exec as CTO

IKONICS, an imaging technology company, recently promoted Dr. Karl Shaw to the position of CTO. Shaw joined IKONICS in 2011 as Director of New Technologies and served in the company's Digital Texturing (DTX) and Micro Machining businesses. Shaw is a globally recognized expert in the digital texturing and mold engraving field. Currently his main duties at IKONICS are in the area of machining advanced materials for the aerospace industry. From 1997 – 2008, Shaw served as President of the Standex Engraving Group, then a $80 million enterprise with 25 manufacturing locations worldwide, engraving molds, rolls and plates using digital and analogue etching technologies.  Dr. Shaw developed many new methods and processes that were key to Standex becoming a leading mold engraving company.

iMedicor Appoints BD Exec to Additional Role of CIO

Healthcare communications solutions company iMedicor has promoted Robert Millar to the position of CIO and SVP of business development. Mr. Millar has been with the company since 2002 and has served as VP of sales and business development for the past five years. Mr. Millar will assist in developing new lines of business that supplement and support the core business of secure communication and productivity to the healthcare community.

Cloud Hosting Provider Names Long-Timer as CTO

Cloud hosting provider HOSTING has named Matt Ferrari as its new CTO. A veteran executive, Ferrari is responsible for the architecture, engineering, and release management organizations within HOSTING. He oversees all new product development, back office, and product line enhancements. Ferrari has been with HOSTING since 2002. He architected and built the company's fast-growing line of products and services, and has led multiple engineering teams. Prior to HOSTING, Ferrari designed and implemented new technologies and managed strategic projects for the Exelon Corporation.

Airbnb Hires Former Facebooker as its New VP of Engineering

To help scale that team, Airbnb has hired former Facebooker Mike Curtis as its new VP of engineering. Curtis used to be director of engineering at Facebook, where he was part of the company’s growth team, trying to get everyone in the world on the social network. As part of that team, he was there for Facebook eclipsing the 1 billion user threshold. Prior to Facebook, Curtis led engineering for Yahoo’s Mail and Messenger teams, including overseeing a massive redesign of Yahoo Mail in 2010. He was also there for the release of Yahoo’s Mail API a year earlier.

New CIO Named at Alcott HR

Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Alcott HR appointed Peter Rothman, CPA, CITP as CIO.  Directly prior to joining Alcott HR, he served as CTO at Merisel Americas. In addition to his role at Merisel, Peter served as VP, Consulting Services for IDP Consulting, where he enhanced the firm’s managed service client relationships by offering strategic technology advisory services. He also served as Managing Director of digitalpaperwork, VP and CIO at MDC Partners  and Director of Corporate MIS for Volt Information Sciences. Additionally, and before transitioning to the IT field, Peter served as a Senior Accountant with David Berdon.

Technology Firm That Monitors Industrial Utility Usage Hires GE Exec as CTO

EnterScape, whose software platform helps industrial clients monitor and manage utility usage, has hired an industry veteran Byron Guernsey as its CTO. Guernsey has a background in developing home energy management technologies at GE. He was the lead programmer for GE's utility monitoring platform that focused on-demand conservation and reducing peak loads.

SmartTouch Interactive Names New CTO

SmartTouch Interactive, interactive real estate marketing, automation and CRM software development company, expanded its leadership by appointing Ashok Reddy its new CTO. Reddy has operated as a SmartTouch consultant for more than a year and brings over fourteen years of experience in information technology management within Fortune 500 and management consulting companies. Prior to joining SmartTouch Interactive, Reddy served in a number of roles as leader and liaison between business management and technology groups. In one of these roles, he led as President of LandmarkIT solutions, where he provided interim CIO/CTO support to companies for business units, deploying cost effective business solutions and global shared services that maximized business value and leveraged strategic on/off shore sourcing for information technology work and business processes.

LucidWorks Promotes Search and Machine Learning Expert to CTO

Leader in scalable enterprise search, LucidWorks, promotedsearch and machine learning expert Grant Ingersoll from Chief Scientist to CTO. In his new role as CTO, Ingersoll will define product strategy and direction, with the commitment to bring continual innovations to customers. Since co-founding LucidWorks (previously Lucid Imagination), Ingersoll has stood out as a key contributor to the company's success, guiding the firm's technological advancements and helping to position LucidWorks in the open source enterprise search and Big Data industries. He has been an active leader in the field of search technology for more than a decade, serving as a committer on the Apache Lucene Java and Solr projects, the co-founder of the Mahout Project, and the chairman of the Apache Lucene Project Management committee.

Nodality Appoints CIO and Head of Computational Sciences

Biotechnology company Nodality appointed Dr. Guy Cavet as CIO and Head of Computational Sciences. Prior to joining Nodality, Dr. Cavet served as VP, Life Sciences at Kaggle, and prior to that, as VP, Informatics at Crescendo Bioscience, where he built the company’s informatics organization. Earlier in his career, Dr. Cavet was Senior Scientist, Bioinformatics at Genentech, and Group Leader, Computational Genomics at Rosetta Inpharmatics and Merck & Co.

NGA and DNI veteran to lead TASC’s Technology Strategy and Research Initiatives

Consulting firm TASC has appointed Keith Littlefield, former CIO at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the company’s CTO. In this role, Littlefield will assume leadership of TASC’s technology strategy as well as oversee its independent research and development and technical fellows programs. As NGA’s CIO, Littlefield was responsible for planning, managing and protecting all GEOINT IT. Most notably, he was one of six federal CIOs selected to help deliver a common infrastructure across the Intelligence Community, a groundbreaking initiative heavily dependent on technology and acquisition expertise. During the course of his 30-year career, Littlefield has garnered numerous awards, including the Director of National Intelligence Superior Service Medal, Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive, and NGA Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

Security and Risk Management Firm Hires CTO from Bruker Daltonics

Insite Security has hired its new CTO, Christopher Falkiewicz. Mr. Falkiewicz most recently worked as the Northeast Manager at Bruker Daltonics, where he helped ensure the security of the Statue of Liberty during the 9/11 Memorial Dedication events. For the prior 20 years Falkiewicz was the Senior Program Project Manager for FLIR Systems, where he designed security systems at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Also, during his time at FLIR Systems, he led a team of security support for the U.S. Park Police at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during President Obama’s first Inauguration.

Kelser Announces New CTO

Kelser Corporation, a leading provider of IT solutions, appointed Jonathan Stone as CTO. Jonathan joined Kelser in 2011, as a Technology Solutions Executive. During this period he spent significant time developing Kelser’s solutions capabilities, client base, and internal processes. Before joining Kelser, Stone was the 2nd VP of Desktop, Servers and Storage at The Travelers, where he was responsible for technical strategy, hardware and software selection, solution engineering and level 3 engineering support in the desktop, enterprise storage, backup, server, and virtualization spaces. Jonathan held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility across IT Infrastructure during the 17 years he was with The Travelers. In 2006, he took on the role of Desktop and Server Portfolio Manager. In 2010, Enterprise Storage and Backup was added to his expanding portfolio of responsibilities.

CohesiveFT Appoints Cloud Visionary as CTO

CohesiveFT, a leader in enterprise application-to-cloud migration and application software defined networking (SDN), appointed Chris Swan as the new CTO. Swan, formerly CTO for Client Experience at UBS, is an active enterprise user and thought leader. Swan recently left UBS where he worked on strategy and architecture for web and mobile offerings across all regions and business divisions. He was previously co-head of Security CTO focussing on identity management, access control and data security. Chris represented UBS as a Director on the Steering Committee of the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), an industry association focused on enterprise adoption of cloud computing. Before joining UBS he was CTO at a London based technology investment banking boutique, which operated a cloud only IT platform. Chris previously held various senior R&D, architecture and engineering positions at Credit Suisse, which included networks, security, data centre automation and introduction of new application platforms. Before moving to the world of financial services Chris was a Combat Systems Engineering Officer in the Royal Navy.

Citigroup’s Co-CIO Named FINRA's CIO

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) hired Steven J. Randich, currently Citigroup's Co- CIO, as EVP and CIO. Randich brings to FINRA an extensive background of market, technology and operations experience. For the last seven years, he has been with Citigroup, most recently in the dual role of Co-CIO, Citi and CIO and Global Head of Technology for Citi's Institutional Clients Group. Before joining Citigroup, Steve spent a number of years with NASDAQ as EVP, Operations and Technology and CIO. In addition, Steve served as EVP and CIO for the Chicago Stock Exchange from 1996 – 2000.

Cartera Commerce Appoints Accomplished Technology Innovator as CTO

Cartera Commerce, the leader in card-linked marketing, named Brian Michon as CTO. In this new role, Michon will utilize his extensive product development expertise, as well as his deep knowledge of the small business and digital media markets, to drive Cartera’s card-linked offer (CLO) technology strategy and lead the company’s first-class development, operations and solution delivery teams. Michon’s defining career success came as Intuit’s vice president of engineering, where he led a team of 180 developers across 10 business units to build flagship, category-dominating products such as TurboTax and QuickBooks. Most recently, Michon ran engineering at online privacy leader Abine, where he helped deliver privacy-protection software to more than three million users in less than a year. Michon also co-founded startup, which was purchased by Intuit, led Core Technologies at Linden Lab, the innovator behind Second Life, and directed engineering at Think New Ideas, an e-marketing company in the Omnicom portfolio.

Quark Software Names CTO

Dave White has been named CTO for Quark Software. Formerly VP of Alliances and Emerging Technology for the company, White is now responsible for leading Quark’s product teams and strategy as the company continues to offer innovative enterprise and mobile publishing platforms. White, an engineer by training with two decades in the publishing software industry, is on the forefront of the technologies for high-value, impactful customer communications. Prior to joining Quark in 2008, he was VP of Product Strategy at PTC and Arbortext where he led key initiatives for executing on emerging technologies, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions.

Paul Danckaert Joins agencyQ as CTO

agencyQ, a leading digital agency named Paul Danckaert as CTO, overseeing and supporting the technology and development team. Mr. Danckaert is joining agencyQ after serving as CTO/Principal Analyst at IR Technologies where he oversaw large scale projects including GCSS-MC – a Marine Corps ERP system for modernizing logistics worldwide through analysis of technical solutions, concept of employment, and the development of DoDAF artifacts. Mr. Danckaert worked on the redevelopment of the ATLASS unit supply management system used in garrison and tactical environments throughout the Corps. The system evolved into WebATLASS, a multi-user/multi-unit consolidated server used to centralize supply operations. Previously, Mr. Danckaert served as VP of Technology & Technical Lead at Magnet Interactive and AKQA where he was responsible for providing tech solutions and software/systems architectures for clients including Dupont, Kellogg, Mayo Clinic, among others.

mBlox Names CTO to Strengthen Focus on Delivery of Next Generation Mobile Engagement Technologies

mBlox, the leader in global mobile business to consumer engagement, named Jonas Lindeborg to the newly created position of CTO. Jonas joined mBlox in 2010 as part of the acquisition of Mashmobile, and has been integral to the delivery of the new mBlox Engage platform. With nearly 20 years of software development and management experience, Jonas brings a broad range of experience to the role, from early stage start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. He has developed eCommerce solutions for the IBM ecosystem and worked for DaimlerChrysler developing safety critical compilers and embedded systems. In 2000, Jonas joined Symbian, where he was responsible for the UIQ Technology software development team, growing it from a handful of engineers into a global 380 person organization delivering the UI and app platform for SonyEricsson and Motorola smartphones. Jonas joined Mashmobile in Lund, Sweden in 2008 and was part of the team mBlox acquired in 2010.

AHEAD names Former EMC Exec as CTO

Eric Kaplan was named CTO of AHEAD, an IT consulting services firm. Specializing in data center infrastructure and next-generation technologies, Kaplan leads the AHEAD engineering team while playing a vital role in product development and management, along with short- and long-term strategic planning. He also oversees the evaluation of new technologies and partnerships for AHEAD. Before joining AHEAD three years ago as vice president of engineering, Kaplan spent nine years at EMC, ultimately serving in the Office of the CTO. While at EMC he focused on integrating the storage giant's platforms with VMware. That work continues at AHEAD as Kaplan and his team leverage an extensive hybrid cloud environment in building sophisticated data center solutions for clients. During his tenure at AHEAD Kaplan has also been instrumental in developing AMP, the firm's scalable operational platform primarily built upon, Google Apps, and Amazon Web Services.

Getco Taps European Leader for CTO Role

Following the departure of former CTO Michael Rauchman, the global market making firm promoted Jon Ross as CTO, who was head of Getco Execution Services in Europe. Ross was previously head of Getco's Execution Services (GES) in Europe and oversaw order management, execution and technology solutions for the company's European clients. Prior to joining GETCO, Ross was the CTO of the Nasdaq Stock Market after it acquired Inet ATS from Instinet in 2005. Prior to his position at Nasdaq, Jon was the CTO of the Inet ATS, had previously served as First VP of Technology, Inet ATS, in charge of development and maintenance of INET's core trading platform. He held the same position at the Island ECN, which was acquired by Instinet in 2002.

US Veterans Affairs Department CTO Peter Levin Resigns

Peter Levin, CTO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has resigned. Levin has been the leading catalyst behind a number of ground-breaking initiatives to come out of the department, including the Fast Track electronic claims processing system, the Veterans Jobs Bank and the open source custodial agent for health record modernization.

Date Range - February 4th - March 7th

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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.

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