Facebook’s Mobile Engineering VP to Depart
Cory Ondrejka, Facebook’s VP of mobile engineering, has left. Ondrejka, who joined Facebook in 2010 after co-founding the game Second Life at Linden Lab, worked on a number of mobile initiatives, including Facebook Home, the company’s mobile operating system for Android that never really took off. He also oversaw mobile engineering during Facebook’s transition to native iOS and Android apps a few years back.
PepsiCo Promotes Regional Exec to CIO, Corporate & Global Functions
Majed Sarieddine is now SVP & CIO, PepsiCo Corporate & Global Functions. He previously held the role of SVP & CIO, PepsiCo Asia, Middle East, Africa.
Cisco Cloud CTO Leaves for BMC
Cisco VP and CTO of cloud and virtualization group Phil Harris has joined BMC as SVP & CTO. Harris will replace Kia Behnia, who will not return from a sabbatical. Before his most recent role at Cisco, he served as VP & CTO. Prior to that, he was Chief Strategy Officer and VP, Platform Engineering and Strategy at VCE, a virtual computing environment company. Prior to that, he was at Cisco as Senior Director/CTO, World Wide Partner Organization and Corporate Consulting Engineer. Earlier in his career he served as Network Manager at Logica and Network Support Engineer at BACS.
Ford Appoints Chief Data and Analytics Officer from D&B
Ford appointed Paul Ballew as executive director and chief data and analytics officer. Ballew most recently was global chief data, insights and analytics officer at D&B. Previously, he spent 20 years in business and the auto industry in various senior executive positions researching and analyzing consumer behavior, including at the Federal Reserve, J.D. Power, General Motors and Nationwide Insurance.
Hertz Appoints Former Vanguard Car Rental and Budget Rent-a-Car Exec as CIO
Hertz Global Holdings appointed Tyler Best as EVP and CIO. Best previously held senior IT roles at Vanguard Car Rental (Alamo and National brands) and at Budget Rent-a-Car. He has also served in senior executive IT roles at YP (formerly Yellow Pages) and Ally Financial (formerly General Motors Acceptance Corporation or GMAC). He worked for Vanguard, GMAC and YP while each company was owned by Cerberus, a leading private equity firm. Best succeeds David Trimm who is leaving Hertz to pursue other professional opportunities.
MicroStrategy Promotes Analytics Leader to CTO
Timothy E. Lang was promoted to Senior EVP & CTO at MicroStrategy, succeeding Peng Xiao. Most recently, he was the company’s SVP Analytics. Before joining the company, he served as Chief Product Officer at Talemetry, VP Product at SAP, VP Products - Strategy, Planning & GTM at Business Objects.
Travelport Appoints Former HP Exec as CIO
The UK based company named former CIO for HP Financial Services Matt Minetola as CIO. During a 14 year tenure at HP, Minetola served in a variety of IT leadership roles. Prior to his most recent position, he spent three years leading the technology organization for HP's print business. Minetola also held senior technology-centric positions with Compaq, prior to its acquisition by HP, and First USA / BankOne, where he served as SVP of Information Services and as CTO and acting CIO of Wingspanbank.com.
Cabot Microelectronics Names Its VP, R&D as VP & CTO
Cabot Microelectronics, the supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and a growing CMP pad supplier to the semiconductor industry, appointed Ananth Naman to the position of VP, Research and Development. Dr. Naman succeeds Dr. Clifford L. Spiro, who has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities; Dr. Spiro has served in the role since 2003.
Prior to joining Cabot Microelectronics, Dr. Naman managed R&D efforts for Honeywell's Electronic Materials Division and for Seagate Technology.
Quality Systems Appoints Global CIO from Spectrum Brands
Quality Systems, a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, named Zachary J. Sherburne to the post of SVP and global CIO. Prior to joining Quality Systems, Sherburne was CIO and VP of information services in the hardware and home improvement division of Spectrum Brands. Before that, Sherburne was CIO and VP of information services in the Hardware and Home Improvement division of Stanley Black & Decker, principal consultant at CSC, senior manager with Deloitte, beginning his career at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Epiq Systems Appoints CoreLogic Exec as CTO
Epiq Systems appoints Chris Jutkiewicz as SVP and CTO. Most recently, he led technology and business operations at CoreLogic Insurance Solutions following its acquisition of Decision Insight Information Group where he served as CTO. Jutkiewicz spent 10 years as the CTO for the Corporate Legal Services division of Wolters Kluwer N.V., and prior to that, 14 years with Reuters, where his last role was VP of transactions systems software development.
New York State Appoints New CIO
Maggie Miller, former CIO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, will make New York state her eighth CIO position. Miller replaces Brian Digman, who was named state CIO of the year in 2012 for his work as CIO of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Miller previously held CIO positions at Girl Scouts of the USA, Warner Music Group, Dell, London-based J. Sainsbury PLC, London-based National Westminster Bank PLC, the Merrett Group in London, and London-based TUI Travel.
The Linux Foundation Appoints VA Linux Systems Exec as New CIO
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit that oversees the Linux open source computer operating system, named industry veteran Steve Westmoreland as CIO. Prior to joining the Linux Foundation, Westmoreland worked at VA Linux Systems, Vicor/FIS, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
WPP’s GroupM Adds to IT Leadership in North America
WPP’s GroupM named David Michael, CIO of UBM Tech, as CIO in North America. Prior to joining GroupM, he spent six years at UBM, serving as CIO of UBM Tech, EVP of Global Technology for UBM PLC, and CIO of UBM TechWeb. He has held IT leadership positions at PR Newswire, PR Newswire Europe, and Oxford Information Technology in the United Kingdom.
Amazon Web Services’ Technology Transformation Advisor is now CIO at JetPay
Pierre (Pete) J. DuPré, Amazon Web Services’ Technology Transformation Advisor, is now CIO at payroll services company JetPay. Apart from Amazon, DuPré’s most recent positions was with Vantiv, a debit and credit card processor, where he was responsible for re-engineering their product development methodology. Prior to these assignments, he spent 12 years with Micro Focus International as Chief Solutions Architect, and Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) as SVP and CIO. He also held progressively senior roles with Eastman Kodak.
BECU Appoints New CIO as Former CIO Retires
Boeing Employees' Credit Union appointed former BofA executive Tom Morgan, who joined the company few months back, as new CIO. He replaces Butch Leonardson, who retires after 15 years. Prior to BECU, Morgan served as CIO of Home Lending at both BofA and JPMorgan. He was also CIO of corporate technology at Washington Mutual and FleetBoston Financial.
Defense Intelligence Agency Promotes Deputy CIO to Permanent CIO Role
Deputy CIO Janice Glover-Jones will become the agency’s CIO. Glover-Jones has been serving as acting CIO since Grant Schneider announced in October he was stepping down. Schneider, a FedScoop 50 winner, recently joined the Office of Management and Budget.
Glover-Jones has been with DIA since 2012. She has also served as a program manager at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Glover-Jones will be leading an organization that has made large strides in big data analytics and process re-engineering, aiming to be an innovator in the intelligence community. Read more about those efforts here.
Date Range: December 16th 2014 - January 12th 2015