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CIO, CTO, CISO & Related Roles‏ - Today's Available Positions & Tech Officer Changes

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Welcome to our monthly update on CIO/ & Other Tech Roles Turnover. This newsletter covers Tech function roles, including CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, and Head of Tech & Ops, in the 31 days ended March 31st, 2016.

Total Number of Open Roles: 95

Newly Opened Roles: 10 - UBS AG (Switzerland), Suncorp Group (Australia), Tesla Motors, Diadexus and State of California (CA), hhgregg (IN), Lumber Liquidators (VA), Mastech Holdings (PA),  CannaSys (CO), State of New Jersey (NJ)

New Appointments: 86 (in 82 companies, as there are more than 1 appointment in 4 companies)

Sources of Appointments:  50 were External appointments, and 36 were internal promotions – iCIO/Deputy CIO (2), divisional execs (4), VP, Engineering (2), Others (28)

Diversity: Eight out of 86 CIOs appointed were women – QUALCOMM and Jacobs Engineering Group (CA), BB&T (NC), Boston Scientific (MA), Elevate Credit and Tinder (TX), Hill-Rom Holdings (IL), United States Small Business Administration (Washington, DC).

Geographic Distribution: 68 in the US and 18 International appointments.

For more details on Open CIO roles and appointments, please refer to sections below and for past newsletters on this topic, please refer to our blog on Open CIO roles.

Other recent reports:  CIO SuccessionTech Execs on Boards and CEOs Wanted (latest Open CEO Posts and Appointments).

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CIOs Wanted


IT Leadership Open Spots as of March 31, 2016

Dell, Texas - $59B, November 2015        
Paul J. Walsh, Dell’s CIO, is leaving the company. Scott Pittman, who had been leading Dell’s IT infrastructure services, was named interim CIO while the company looks for a permanent replacement.

AB Volvo, Sweden - $36.64B, September 2015   
Volvo Group Executive Team member Torbjörn Holmström has announced his intention to step down from his position as Volvo Group CTO and EVP Group Trucks Technology. A global search will be conducted during autumn 2015 to identify his successor.

UBS AG, Switzerland - $31.9B, March 2016        
Global CIO
of UBS Oliver Bussmann resigns. New COO Axel Lehmann will act as head of IT until a replacement is named.

Schneider Electric (Americas), Massachusetts - $27.2B, July 2015   
Schneider Electric is seeking a CISO, Americas, who will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise-wide information risk security/privacy program while ensuring tight linkage with the overall corporate strategy.

Community Health Systems, Tennessee - $19.55B, November 2015
Community Health Systems announced that two of its corporate officers, Division President William S. Hussey and CIO J. Gary Seay, will retire at the end of the year. William (Bill) Hussey currently oversees Division VI Operations, which includes affiliated hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Centene, Missouri - $18.55B, September 2015
On September 28, 2015, Donald G. Imholz, EVP, Operations and CIO, advised Centene Corporation of his intention to retire effective December 31, 2015.

TE Connectivity, Switzerland - $14.26B, October 2015  
TE Connectivity Ltd. announced on October 14, 2015 that its EVP and CTO, Robert Shaddock, is retiring from the Company effective late in 2016.

Suncorp Group, Australia - $11.59B, March 2016
Group Limited announced the resignation of CIO Matt Pancino, effective 29 April 2016. Pancino will join rival CommBank as its new executive general manager of enterprise services for retail and wealth. Suncorp's chief transformation officer Clayton Herbert is acting as CIO while the group searches for a permanent replacement.

Assurant, New York - $10.57B, September 2015
Assurant announced senior management and organizational changes to support the Company's commitment to outperformance and to drive sustainable, profitable growth across the enterprise. A search is underway to fill the newly created enterprise role of CTO to accelerate the Company's digital transformation, increase efficiencies, leverage data and analytics and enhance the services Assurant provides to clients and consumers worldwide.

Hearst, Georgia - $10B, February 2016
Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies, is seeking a CTO, an experienced, entrepreneurial technologist to oversee the development of a new, consumer-facing digital platform in one of Hearst’s key industry verticals.

Ameriprise Financial, Minnesota - $9.1B, May 2015     
Ameriprise Financial is currently seeking a CISO.

Fidelity National Information Services, Florida - $6.4B, June 2015   
The company is looking for a CISO, responsible for ensuring the security program is deployed to meet company objectives for the protection of confidential data, owned or maintained by FIS from inappropriate access, use or disclosure.

Adobe, California - $4.14B, October 2015 
Adobe plans to fill the CIO role as its CIO Gerri Martin-Flickinger joined Starbucks as CTO recently. Until then the IT team will continue to work with CTO Abhay Parasnis.

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.

William Hill, UK - $2.53B, January 2016
Following a review of Online, William Hill plc is making some management changes to support its next phase of growth, focused on product innovation, personalization and user experience improvements. Andrew Lee, Managing Director Online, will be leaving the business at some point in 2016. Crispin Nieboer has been appointed Interim MD of Online, reporting to James Henderson; he is currently responsible for Online's Shoreditch innovation team. A search is underway for a permanent replacement and will consider both internal and external candidates.

hhgregg, Indiana - $2.00B, March 2016
On March 23, 2016, Trent Taylor resigned from hhgregg as CIO to pursue other opportunities.

Nuance Communications, Massachusetts - $1.9B, May 2015   
Nuance is seeking a CISO who will be a business/technology executive responsible for providing leadership in establishing a comprehensive Information Security and Data Privacy program and ensuring compliance.

Meridian Energy, New Zealand - $1.96B, December 2015       
Glen McLatchie, the General Manager of the Information Communications and Technology business unit, has advised he is leaving Meridian. Glen has been with Meridian since May 2010 and leaves to join SKYCITY as CIO. Glen's resignation will take effect from March 31, 2016.

Jack Henry & Associates, Missouri - $1.3B, September 2015  
Jack Henry & Associates is currently seeking a CISO who will be responsible for overseeing the strategy, design and implementation of enterprise-level information security initiatives and programs.

Corbion, Noord-Holland - $948.4M, September 2015      
Corbion has announced that Mr. Sven Thormählen, CTO and member of the company's board of management, is stepping down as board member and will leave the company. His tasks and responsibilities as CTO will temporarily be covered by the CEO of the company.

Lumber Liquidators, Virginia - $978.80M, March 2016
On March
2, 2016, Charles A. Schwartz, the CIO and SVP, business development, of Lumber Liquidators Holdings notified the company that he is resigning, effective March 16, 2016, in order to pursue another opportunity.

Morningstar, Illinois - $783.6M, November 2015 
Greg Goff, Morningstar 's CTO, has decided to leave the firm effective December 4, 2015 to join Uptake Technologies.

Sky City Entertainment Group, New Zealand - $620.8M, September 2015    
SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited announced the resignation of Mike Clarke, CIO. Mr. Clarke's last day will be 31 December 2015.

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

Town Sports International Holdings, New York - $442M, September 2015  
On September 11, 2015, the employment of Paul Barron, CIO of Town Sports International Holdings, was terminated without cause. Mr. Barron will receive severance payments and benefits as set forth in the Amended and Restated Executive Severance Agreement, dated February 25, 2015.

TeleCommunication Systems, Maryland - $364.1M, November 2015 
TeleCommunication Systems announced the termination of Mr. Drew A. Morin, SVP and CTO of the company on October 28, 2015.

Ruckus Wireless, California - $326.9M, June 2015        
William Bill Kish is leaving his position as CTO of Ruckus Wireless, to pursue new interests, and has stepped down as a member of the Board of Directors. The company has launched a search for a new CTO who will fuel the next wave of innovation.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Iowa - $259.7M, December 2015 
On November 30, 2015, Mary Cecola, SVP and Chief Business Technology Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (the Bank), tendered her resignation from the Bank in order to accept the position of CIO at Antares Capital.  Ms. Cecola's resignation will become effective December 11, 2015.

StarTek, Colorado - $252.7M, October 2015       
Kamalesh Dwivedi, the company's CIO, separated from the company effective October 14, 2015.

Philex Mining, Philippines - $187.7M, December 2015    
Philex Mining Corp. announced the resignation of RAYMUND BRETT C. MEDEL as VP and CIO, with effective from January 31, 2016.

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).

Xunlei Limited, Guangdong Province - $164M, November 2015 
Xunlei Limited's board of directors has appointed Mr. Lei Chen, the Company's CTO, as Co-CEO. Simultaneously, Mr. Chen resigned as Xunlei's CTO, a post he has held since joining the company in November 2014.

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.

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.

Lantronix, California - $42.9M, August 2015       
Lantronix is seeking a CTO to lead technology direction and roadmap for the company.

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
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.

PanPages Berhad, Malaysia - $9.6M, June 2015 
PanPages Berhad is looking for a CTO, who’s role is to provide vision and leadership for development of database marketing platform, B2B online portal and analytics solutions.

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.

GlyEco, Arizona - $6.88M, January 2016
On January 1, 2016, Richard Geib tendered, and GlyEco accepted, his resignation as the Chief Technical Officer of GlyEco, effective as of January 31, 2016.

Economical Insurance Group, Ontario - $6.7M, November 2015       
Economical Insurance announced that Michael Gagnier has left the company to pursue other endeavours. The company also announced that Alice Keung has joined the company as interim CIO, , March. Ms. Keung brings to Economical significant expertise leading major technology transformations, establishing effective governance frameworks, and building high performance teams.

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.

CannaSys, Colorado - $0.08M, March 2016
Brandon C.  Jennewine resigned from his position as CTO. Mr. Jennewine remains on the board of

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

American Traffic Solutions, Arizona, September 2015 
The company is looking for a CIO responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of the Company’s technology capabilities, resources and assets.

Wikimedia Foundation, California, June 2015    
Wikimedia is looking for a CTO to lead and connect with communities of volunteers, researchers, and users. The CTO must have the ability to understand and synthesize a vast amount of data, opinions and emerging technologies

Centrify, California, July 2015       
The CISO is the leader of the corporate/physical security function for Centrify, which includes responsibility for overall corporate security strategy, security architecture development, and global function oversight

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

Destination Hotels, Colorado, September 2015  
The company is seeking a CTO/CIO for Destination Hotels and Lowe Enterprises.

VITAS Healthcare, Florida, June 2015     
The company is looking for a CISO, to work closely with the IT and Technical Services teams to identify, document and mitigate IT security concerns as related to overall access to resources.

Coca-Cola North America, Georgia, October 2014       
The company is looking for a CTO for North America

NIBCO, Indiana, September 2015  
NIBCO is seeking a CIO for setting long and mid-range strategies, objectives and initiatives for the Information Services function.

Gander Mountain Company, Minnesota, June 2015      
Gander Mountain is currently seeking a CIO responsible for aligning IT strategies and initiatives with the overall business objectives of Gander Mountain by providing vision and leadership for the IT organization in a retail environment.

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.

NYC Department of Finance, New York, June 2015     
The New York City Department of Finance seeks a CIO to manage its 200+ person IT Department.

RentCheck, New York, June 2015 
RentCheck is seeking a CTO who will be responsible for maintaining the general architecture and scalability of the business while maintaining stability.

Colgate University, New York, July 2015 
Colgate University is seeking a CISO to join the IT Services department to serve as the university expert on information security across all domains.

Cleveland Foundation, Ohio, June 2015   
Cleveland Foundation is looking for a Chief Technology & Information Officer (CTIO) which is a newly created position for working on nonprofit and foundation related IT challenges and solutions.

Axcess Financial, Ohio, July 2015 
Axcess Financial is looking for a CTO, who will be responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of Axcess IT operations.

Broadcast Music (BMI), Tennessee, September 2015   
BMI, one of the largest music rights management company in the US, is seeking a CIO who will be responsible for the company’s technological vision and leadership., Utah, May 2015    
Ancestry is currently looking for a leader to fill the new role of CISO, responsible for establishing, executing and maintaining the enterprise vision, strategy and program to ensure that Ancestry’s physical and digital information assets and technologies are adequately protected.

Valley Behavioral Health, Utah, June 2015       
The agency is currently looking for a CIO as a core part of our strategy management team, advising the CEO, CFO, COO, and other core members on matters of strategic and tactical importance concerning IT systems, hardware, software, services, and maintenance.

Blucora, Washington, August 2015
Blucora is looking for a CISO who will be member of the company’s Operations Team.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington D.C., July 2015      
The agency is looking for a CIO for providing forward-thinking direction and visionary executive leadership for the agency-wide information resources management and IT programs, as well as systems implementation, to assist the agency in achieving its safety mission.

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.

Haier America, New Jersey, September 2015
Haier America is seeking a CIO to lead the implementation of the company’s operational excellence strategy and architect the future technology vision. 

PreventionGenetics, Wisconsin, September 2015        
PreventionGenetics is seeking a CIO to provide vision and leadership in developing and achieving a long-term technology strategy for the company that aligns with company business goals and objectives.

Pro Mujer, New York, September 2015    
The non-profit development organization dedicated to providing women in Latin America with vital financial, health, and human development facilities is seeking a CTO to lead the IT department’s strategic direction and manage all IT policies, programs and schedules for all PM locations.

CommonBond, New York, September 2015       
CommonBond is looking for a CTO, to lead the company’s development team and be responsible for delivering technology that enables the company to reach its goals.

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. 

Farm Journal Media, Illinois, October 2015        
The SVP/CTO is a new position intended to drive systems development and technology advancements across the company.

Illumina, California, November 2015
Illumina is looking for a CIO who will be part of the Illumina senior leadership team and will be responsible for evolving a Global Information Systems (GIS) strategy that support the scale and future growth of Illumina, including supporting product and market development strategies from an IT perspective.

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.).

Macon-Bibb County, Georgia, November 2015
The CIO will be responsible for providing the vision and leadership for developing and implementing IT initiatives that align with the mission of Macon-Bibb County.

Providence Health & Services, Oregon, November 2015
Providence is seeking a CIO to Providence Murray Business Center in Beaverton, OR.

Robertshaw, Illinois, November 2015
currently seeks for a CIO to join the organization for directing the information and data integrity of the global business for all IT functions of the company.

Royal Canin USA, Missouri, November 2015
The company seeks a CTO who will be the strategic and IT leader for building and managing enterprise, data and application platforms (eCommerce, CRM, Navision, BI, infrastructure) with key accountabilities including: project management, technical documentation, interface development and management controls with all relevant systems, alignment with global team and partnership with all internal teams.   

BNY Mellon Investment Management, Massachusetts, November 2015
Reporting to the COO of Investment Management, the CTO will supervise the IT group of a multi-boutique platform running $700 bn in fixed income and equity assets, 7x24, in 9 separate locations globally.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts, December 2015     
Brigham and Women's Hospital announced that Mark Andersen, MHA, MS, has been appointed interim CIO for Brigham and Women's Health Care (BWHC) effective Jan. 4, 2016. Anderson, who recently served as the interim chief technology and health information officer at University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, will ensure continued progress of the recent Partners eCare implementation while the search for a permanent CIO continues.

InspireMD, Massachusetts - January 2016
On January 11, 2016, Eli Bar gave notice that he will resign from his positions as SVP of research and development and chief technical officer of InspireMD Ltd., effective March 11, 2016.

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC - January 2016
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) needs a new CIO to manage the Bureau's growing IT portfolio. Jerome Pender resigned as the FBI CIO in August, 2015. Since then, Brian Truchon, a thirty-year veteran of the Bureau who has been the Assistant Director of its IT Services Division, has been the Acting CIO. Whoever is appointed as the FBI CIO will lead the FBI's $1 billion IT operation forward in an era of cloud computing and data center consolidation. The FBI prefers someone with public- and private-sector IT experience. The new hire will not only play the traditional managerial role of the CIO but also put in legwork in the field to understand the FBI's operational and tech needs.

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.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Maryland, February 2016
The commission is looking for a CIO who will report to the Executive Director for Operations (EDO). The CIO will establish policy to carryout NRC’s responsibilities established by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, the E-Government Act of 2002, the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996, the Federal Information Technology Acquisitions Reform Act (FITARA), the Government Paperwork Elimination Act, the Federal Records Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Privacy Act.

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.

Gordon Flesch Company, Wisconsin, February 2016
The company is on a search for a CIO, who will have specific responsibility for planning and implementing an information system strategy that meets the company’s business needs and delivers a good return on investment. Provides leadership to supervisory staff leading IS teams and overall IS department.

Leonard Technology Group, Florida, February 2016
The computer and network security company is seeking a CIO.

[24]7, California, February 2016
[24]7 is a rapidly growing Sequoia Capital-backed company with an enterprise SaaS offering. The company is looking for a CISO.

Prestige Care, Washington, February 2016
The company seeks a CIO to provide technology vision, leadership and direction in the development and implementation of organization-wide IT programs in support of business operations.

Skype, Washington, February 2016
Skype is looking for a CTO, Skype for Business Customer Engineering.
The Skype Business Services is the engineering, operations and business group comprised of the Skype for Business Online with Office 365, and Skype for Business Server product lines.

Core, New York, February 2016
Core is looking for a CTO to be the technical lead to architect and build out version one of the product.

Entrust Datacard, Minnesota, February 2016
The CTO will be responsible for establishing the Company’s technical vision.
The Chief Technology Officer’s function is to compel the technology vision to complement the business vision, setting the tone and direction for the company’s technologies.

Markit, Colorado, February 2016
Markit, a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, is looking for a CTO.

State of California, California, March 2016
CIO Carlos Ramos retires. Amy Tong is now Acting Director, California Department of Technology. Tong served as the Chief Deputy Director of the Office of Systems Integration (OSI) and the Agency Information Officer of the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) since August 2014.

State of New Jersey, New Jersey, March 2016
New Jersey State CIO Steven Emanuel is stepping down next month and returning to the private sector.

CIOs Appointed


Latest Tech Exec Appointments in IT Leadership in the 31 days ended March 31, 2016.

Express Scripts, Missouri - $101.8B, March 2016
Neal Sample joined Express Scripts as SVP and CIO. Sample previously served as president of enterprise growth at American Express.

The Boeing Company, Illinois - $96.11B, March 2016
Boeing’s CTO and SVP, Engineering, Operations & Technology John Tracy has announced his intention to retire after 35 years of service and 10 years as CTO. Starting next month, Tracy will begin transitioning his portfolio of EO&T duties to a team of corporate leaders. Ted Colbert, who continues as the company’s CIO, is also named SVP, Information & Analytics. Scott Fancher, Greg Hyslop, and Pat Shanahan are appointed senior vice presidents of, respectively, program management and integration, engineering and technology, and supplies and operations.       

United Parcel Service, Georgia - $58.36B, March 2016
UPS announced Juan R. Perez, is named CIO, replacing Chief Information and Global Business Services Officer Dave Barnes, who elected to retire after 38 years with the company.  Perez spent the previous 6 years in Information Systems (I.S.) leadership roles ranging from supply chain solutions applications, to operational and customer resource management technologies, as well as overall coordination of I.S. activities for multiple international regions.

Deutsche Bank, Germany - $35.37B, March 2016
Deutsche Bank has announced that it has hired
Group CIO at Deutsche Börse Rene Keller as CIO for its private, wealth & commercial clients division.

QUALCOMM, California - $23.95B, March 2016
Qualcomm Incorporated announced that Mary Gendron has joined the company as SVP and CIO. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Gendron served as SVP and CIO at Hospira.

Skanska AB, Sweden - $18.13B, March 2016
Skanska announced that Jaroslaw Urbaczyk has been appointed SVP IT. Jaroslaw succeeds Kevin Hutchinson who currently holds the position together with the role as CIO at Skanska USA. Kevin will going forward remain in his role as CIO at Skanska USA. Urbańczyk has had a crucial role in transforming and building a well-functioning IT organization in Skanska Poland, and later on for all Business Units in Poland. He has built and led the common IT organization for Skanska in Central Europe since 2013. 

Nordstrom, Washington - $14.43B, March 2016
Nordstrom announced that Kumar Srinivasan has joined the company as CTO. Srinivasan brings more than 18 years of technology and product management experience to Nordstrom. He was previously co-founder and CEO of Evocalize; chief product & technology officer for Bazaarvoice; and VP, general manager at Amazon, where he led Amazon Payments Merchant Solutions.      

Jacobs Engineering Group, California - $11.77B, March 2016
Jacobs Engineering Group named Barbie S. Bigelow as SVP and CIO. Her career includes 25 years in executive roles at Lockheed Martin Corporation and IBM. She was also SVP & CIO at TASC, a professional engineering services firm.

BB&T, North Carolina - $9.18B, March 2016
Barbara Duck will assume the role of CIO. She joined the company's Leadership Development Program in 1988 and started her 28-year BB&T career as a branch manager. Duck became a member of the company's Executive Management Team in 2003. Duck succeeds Paul W. Johnson, who will retire as CIO effective July 1, 2016, after 16 years of loyal and dedicated service to the company.    

Boston Scientific, Massachusetts - $7.38B, March 2016
Jodi Euerle Eddy was promoted to CIO and SVP at Boston Scientific. Previously, she was the company's VP of IS sales and marketing, and business intelligence.

Indiana University Health, Indiana - $5.5B, March 2016
Indiana University Health named Mark Lantzy its new CIO. Lantzy previously served as CIO and COO for Gateway Health.

Westinghouse Electric Company, Pennsylvania - $3.57B, March 2016
Westinghouse Electric Company named Jeff Kubacki as VP and CIO, responsible for delivering a broad range of global IT initiatives. He was most recently the SVP & CIO responsible for the IT and Corporate Supply Chain Management organizations for ATK.

Visteon Corporation, Michigan - $3.24B, March 2016
Visteon announced the appointment of Markus Schupfner as CTO. Schupfner will lead advanced technology development, especially in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.  Schupfner has more than 20 years of experience leading software development for global automotive suppliers, primarily serving high-end vehicle manufacturers, the statement added.  

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Minnesota - $2.85B, March 2016
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America hired Douglas DeGrote as the new chief information security officer in the IT division. Prior to joining Allianz Life, DeGrote was the chief information security officer for Xcel Energy in Minneapolis for more than four years where he led the strategy and operations of the cyber security, disaster recovery and business process continuity programs. Prior to that, DeGrote was the chief information security officer with MoneyGram International in Minneapolis.    

A. O. Smith Corp., Wisconsin - $2.5B, March 2016
A. O. Smith named Peter R. Martineau SVP and CIO. Martineau was previously the company's VP of business transformation.

Finish Line, Indiana - $1.88B, March 2016
Finish Line has hired AJ Sutera as EVP, Chief Information and Technology Officer. Prior to joining the company, Sutera held several senior leadership roles within Hudson’s Bay Company from 2007 to 2016 in support of a seamless omnichannel customer experience. He also served as senior director of business solutions and technology at JetBlue Airways.      

Tieto Oyj, Finland - $1.58B, March 2016
EVP of Managed Services Ari Karppinen named as CTO.  

West Pharmaceutical Services, Pennsylvania - $1.39B, March 2016
West Pharmaceutical Services announced that Eric Resnick has been appointed to serve as VP and CTO, succeeding John Paproski. Eric Resnick most recently served as VP and General Manager of Integrated Packaging and Delivery within the Innovation and Technology Team.     

International Personal Finance, UK - $1.08B, March 2016
International Personal Finance has announced the appointment of Chris Robinson as the new CIO. Chris, who joined the company on 21 March, will be responsible for leading the digital transformation of the business. Chris joins IPF from American Express, where he held the role of VP and CTO for the Middle East and Africa., China - $714.90M, March 2016  announced the appointment of Hongyu Xing as CTO. Xing has more than 10 years of experience in the Internet industry. Xing joined in 2015 as a SVP. Prior to joining the Company, he held various positions at Tencent including General manager in charge of search products, network and media products and WeChat.         

Dairyland Power Cooperative, Wisconsin - $448.00M, March 2016
Dairyland Power Cooperative has announced the appointment of Nathaniel Melby as CIO. Prior to joining Dairyland, Melby served as Director, Enterprise IT Security & Compliance, at Ingersoll Rand in La Crosse.   

Elevate Credit, Texas - $394.30M, March 2016
Elevate Credit announced the appointment of Joan Kuehl as the company’s new CIO. Ms. Kuehl joins Elevate as the company’s current CTO Jeff Flynn has announced his retirement. Prior to joining Elevate, Ms. Kuehl served as CIO and SVP of eBusiness at the Travelers Companies.

Southside Bancshares, Texas - $164.20M, March 2016
Southside Bancshares appointed Brian K. McCabe, one of the Company's named executive officers, to serve as its new CIO. As of such date, Mr. McCabe will no longer serve as or have the title of Chief Analytics Officer or Secretary of the Company. 

United Data Technologies, Florida - $110.40M, March 2016
United Data Technologies reported a number of promotions as part of its continuous expansion into the managed services and cloud-based solutions sector. UDT reported the appointment of Charles Grau as CIO; and Carlos Marchini to VP of Cloud Architecture. Charles Grau will be assuming key responsibilities from Gerard Amaro in his former role as Chief Operations Officer, including overseeing UDT's Configuration Center located in Orlando Florida, as well as focusing on automation, selection of a new ERP system, and delivering UDT's Customer Cloud Portal - a self-service, self-provisioning platform for Cloud to be launched early next year. Carlos Marchini will be responsible for enabling UDT to create hybrid cloud offerings across multiple vendor platforms. Carlos will be leading the design of new solution offerings in four key areas: applications, network, virtual and security. 

Ent Credit Union, Colorado - $100.40M, March 2016
Ent Credit Union hired Chris Marshall as SVP and CIO. Marshall, who will also serve as a member of Ent Credit Union's senior leadership team, was previously with the North Liberty, University of Iowa Community Credit Union as IT SVP.      

Coms PLC, UK - $81.00M, March 2016
Coms PLC announced that it has conditionally agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Connect IB Limited for a total consideration of £1.328 million. Keith Jump, Managing Director of Connect IB will join the management team of Coms as CTO.        

Genea Limited, Australia - $58.70M, March 2016
Genea announced it has promoted Ian Douglas to the role of CTO. Ian Douglas brings 20 years of technology experience to Genea, most recently the Director of Microsoft Modern Applications Practices for Perficient.  

Courion Corporation, Georgia - $47.40M, March 2016
Courion named Flavio de Cristofaro as the company's new CTO. Before Core Security, he led onsite and remote IT security assessments and implementation engagements for several clients worldwide at Deloitte. 

Clarabridge, Virginia - $43.10M, March 2016
Clarabridge announced Ram Ramachandran, as SVP of Engineering. Ramachandran joins Clarabridge after spending 20 years at MicroStrategy, most recently serving as SVP of Product Development.

McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma - $41.50M, March 2016
McAfee & Taft has named Mark Bradley as CIO. Bradley was director of information technology infrastructure services for Arnold & Porter. He is responsible for providing information technology services for McAfee & Taft’s Oklahoma City and Tulsa offices and nearly 350 employees.       

National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Virginia - $40.70M, March 2016
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced the promotion of 15-year NACDS veteran Vishal Bhatia to the position of VP, information services/information services security officer. Previously, Bhatia served in this capacity at the director level.

Haynes Publishing Group, UK - $39.70M, March 2016
Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. announced that Alex Kwarts will relinquish his role as Managing Director of HaynesPro in early April, and has been promoted to CTO with overall responsibility for global digital initiatives in consumer and professional markets.        

hCentive, Virginia - $35.00M, March 2016
hCentive appointed Derrick Cobey as Chief Product Officer, reporting to Sanjay Singh, Co-Founder and CEO. As head of products and member of the Leadership Team, Derrick will have global responsibility for the company's product organization to build software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the government and commercial markets. Prior to joining hCentive, Derrick was CTO for Mediware Human and Social Services Division.       

KeyPoint Credit Union, California - $32.90M, March 2016
KeyPoint Credit Union announced that it has named Anthony Vitale as CIO. Vitale has more than 17 years of experience in the IT field, with 12 years in the credit union industry. His career includes serving as VP for Pleasanton, Patelco Credit Union.   

Business First Bank, Louisiana - $29.20M, March 2016
Business First Bank announced Daniel Hereford as CIO and EVP of the company. Hereford, has over 13 years of experience in the financial sector, most recently serving as director of information technology for First NBC Bank in New Orleans.         

Mitek Systems, California - $27.40M, March 2016
Mitek has added Stephen Ritter as CTO to its executive management team. Prior to joining Mitek, Ritter was SVP Engineering and Research for Emotient, which was acquired by Apple. He served as VP of Engineering at Websense and Sr. Director of Engineering at McAfee.     

General Micro Systems, California - $24.50M, March 2016
General Micro Systems announced the appointment of Chris A. Ciufo as CTO. Ciufo is an embedded industry veteran who has been setting technology records since having graduated from the University of California with degrees in electrical engineering and materials science. With this extensive background, Ciufo is ideally suited for a role with GMS.

NewVoiceMedia, UK - $22.40M, March 2016
NewVoiceMedia has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Moni Manor as Chief Product Officer. Based in San Francisco, Moni will lead the product strategy, product marketing and management functions at NewVoiceMedia. He brings over 20 years' industry experience to the business, joining from Five9, where he held the role of CTO, and previously the role of EVP Products. Prior to that, he served at Avaya for five years where he was responsible for product development, managing the UC, collaboration and media applications team, and beforehand the Nortel Enterprise software.

Empire National Bank, New York - $19.60M, March 2016
Empire National Bank has announced several promotions. Susanne Pheffer moved up to EVP and CTO/security officer. Her previous title was SVP/CTO.  

Nasuni Corporation, Massachusetts - $17.00M, March 2016
Russell Neufeld promoted as CTO. Neufeld will oversee Nasuni's ongoing and future development operations and its technical integration with public cloud service providers. A veteran developer, Neufeld joined Nasuni in 2009 after serving as a principal software engineer at Hitachi Data Systems, a role that built on an already mature concentration on enterprise storage that began when he joined Archivas in 2003.      

Unify Square, Washington - $16.00M, March 2016
Unify Square announced the appointment of Chris Vaughn as Chief Information Security Officer. Chris Vaughn joins the team after seven years at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he was the foundation's first management level information security professional.      

The Citizens Bank of Edmond, Oklahoma - $11.50M, March 2016
Citizens Bank of Edmond promoted Joe Davis to CTO. The former senior IT manager is now a part of the senior management team of the Citizens Bancshares unit.        

Smart Linx Solutions, South Carolina - $11.10M, March 2016
Michael Plotkin, a 20+ year veteran in technology innovation has joined the company as CTO. As Chief Architect at SONY, he delivered a critical collaboration system to enable coordination among 7,000 developers. He has held various CTO roles, most recently at Syncordia Healthcare Solutions, where he helped to transform a healthcare revenue cycle management start-up into a trans-national leader.

Vnomics, New York - $10.40M, March 2016
Vnomics announced that VP of engineering Lloyd Palum has been named the company's CTO. Palum joined Vnomics in 2013, his past experience includes a role in the development of secure mobile wireless system design and the implementation of standards-based embedded software systems for condition-based maintenance.

Neumob, California - $10.00M, March 2016
Neumob announced the addition of Jim Roskind to its executive team as CTO. With more than 20 years of experience developing solutions to improve user experience on the web, Roskind now shifts his focus to mobile apps. While at Google, Roskind created the QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) protocol, a technology that accelerates the way traffic moves on the internet. Roskind’s passion for increasing network speeds originates from his role at Netscape, where he served as Chief Scientist and was a key player in pioneering security for the world’s first commercial web browser.

Manulife (International) Limited, Hong Kong - $2.27M, March 2016
Manulife (International) Limited announced that Mark Van den Broek has been appointed as VP and CIO for Manulife Hong Kong. Before joining Manulife, he held a number of senior management positions, most recently as regional CIO of AXA Asia.

Hill-Rom Holdings, Illinois - $2.1B, March 2016
iCIO Sue-Jean Lin recently joined Hill-Rom as CIO. Previously, Lin served as SVP and CIO of Allergan.        

AVTECH Sweden, Sweden - $1.56M, March 2016
AVTECH Sweden AB (publ) announced that David Rytter, the former Technical Head within the Aventus NowCast Business Area has entered into a newly created position as Chief Technical Officer for all technical areas within AVTECH., Connecticut, March 2016
Koby Avital was named CIO and CTO of Prior to joining the company, he was with Ivy Software innovation studio where he was the technical managing principal. Prior to that role, he was at PayPal and served as eBay’s VP of Platform, Infrastructure services and Architecture.

DigitalTown, Minnesota, March 2016
DigitalTown announced the acquisition of Cloud.Market. Concurrent with approving the acquisition, the Board appointed Chris Maxwell to the position of Chief Technical Officer. He was previously a senior technology executive at prior to starting Cloud.Market.

Exide Technologies, Georgia, March 2016
Exide Technologies announced that Sean Burke has joined the company as Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO). Burke has more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing long-term business and IT strategies on a global basis. He joins Exide Technologies from the Michelin Group, where he served from 2013 to 2016 as CTO, responsible for global infrastructure strategy and services.    

Kroll, New York, March 2016
Kroll appointed Stephen Kopeck as Associate Managing Director, Cyber Security and Investigations practice. Most recently, Kopeck was a Team Lead with Verizon’s Research, Investigations, Solutions, Knowledge (RISK) division where for four years he managed a team of highly skilled cyber and computer forensics professionals providing data breach and cyber incident response services throughout the entire incident response process to companies across the United States.        

HomeServices of America, Minnesota, March 2016
HomeServices of America hired Alon Chaver, a former VP at Trulia, as CIO, a new position at the firm.      

Gameforge, Germany, March 2016
Gameforge announced that Jeffrey Brown has joined the company as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at their Karlsruhe, Germany headquarters. Brown, who has been operating in the newly created role since January, will play an integral role in driving the company’s digital infrastructure, as well as for advancing and developing internal innovative IT processes and procedures going forward. 

Composite Engineering, California, March 2016
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced that Steve Fendley has been appointed as SVP - General Manager/CTO for Kratos Unmanned Systems Division's (KUSD) Composite Engineering (CEi) business unit. Mr. Fendley has held the VP of Engineering role for CEi, since early 2014.   

Healthgrades Operating Company, Colorado, March 2016
Healthgrades announced that CJ Singh has been appointed CIO. Prior to joining Healthgrades, Singh held the CTO role at       

ValvTechnologies, Texas, March 2016
ValvTechnologies announced the appointment of Chad Bowers as CIO. He has served as CIO for Axon Energy Products, General Manager of Axon's Well Intervention business unit and Manager of Information Technology for Stewart & Stevenson.   

International Securities Exchange Holdings, New York, March 2016
International Securities Exchange Holdings announced that its CTO Robert Cornish will assume the position of CIO upon the retirement of current CIO Daniel Friel. Thomas Reina, currently in the position of SVP, Technology Development, will become CTO.

Questar Assessment, New York, March 2016
Questar Assessment announced that Nate Ober has been promoted to the position of CTO. As Questar's chief architect and director of product development since June 2015, Ober has already implemented automation policies to increase efficiencies; stabilized development processes by streamlining communication protocols; and leveraged his deep industry knowledge to deploy multiple high-stakes assessment administrations.

Qosmos, France, March 2016
Qosmos announced the appointment of Nicolas Bouthors as CTO. With over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and networking, Nicolas brings a wealth of engineering and innovation expertise. Before joining Qosmos, he was CTO and founder of Volubill, specializing in Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) for mobile networks.

Netsurion, Texas, March 2016
Netsurion appointed Mark Cornwell, former CTO at Swiss Watch International, as CIO. Cornwell brings more than 20 years of progressive cross-industry IT leadership to the CIO position and will oversee Netsurion’s engineers who build, manage and monitor the company’s internal systems and technology.

Avvo, Washington, March 2016
Avvo announced that it has hired Kevin Goldsmith as CTO. A seasoned leader and talented innovator, Goldsmith was most recently the VP of Engineering at Spotify, where he led a team of 130 engineers for the company's mobile, desktop and web platforms.

Quixey, California, March 2016
Quixey announced the promotion of Dr. Rajat Mukherjee to CTO. In this role, Mukherjee will lead product and engineering, and build and bring mobile search innovations to market that rethink the mobile app experience. For the past year Mukherjee has served as VP of product at Quixey.   

Tinder, Texas, March 2016
Maria Zhang, current VP of Engineering at Yahoo!, will join as VP of Engineering, leading all engineering efforts. Ryan Ogle, CTO, will assume day-to-day responsibility for the product organization.   

Pyreos, UK, March 2016
Pyreos has appointed John Phair as its chief technical officer. He joins Pyreos from poLight, a Norwegian company that is developing camera components which replicate the speed of the human eye lens, where he has been its senior micro-electromechanical systems development engineer since 2010.

Snapchat, California, March 2016
Snapchat announced that it hired Tom Conrad as its new VP of product, a high-profile addition to an executive team that has become something of a revolving door. Tom Conrad most recently served as CTO at the streaming music site.

A & A Dukaan Financial Services Private Limited, India, March 2016
Murari Sridharan, former GM of engineering at Microsoft Redmond joins financial services marketplace BankBazaar as CTO.

The Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, March 2016
The CIA has named John G. Edwards as its new CIO. Edwards, a veteran enterprise technology manager with a mix of public- and private-sector experience, took over the position, replacing former CIO Doug Wolfe, who is taking on a separate senior position within the agency. Wolfe had led agency IT since October 2013.

Littler Mendelson P.C., California, March 2016
Durgesh Sharma, former CIO at global commercial real estate firm Colliers International, has taken a CIO position at Littler Mendelson P.C., a legal practice specializing in employment and labor law.

United States Small Business Administration, Washington, DC, March 2016
Small Business Administration (SBA) appointed Tracy Terrill as a Chief Digital Officer, a newly-created position at the SBA. Tracy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the private sector, most recently as the CTO at LegalZoom.

VoiceSage, Ireland, March 2016
To consolidate its fiscal year 2015 gains, VoiceSage has appointed technology leader Edward Gahan as CTO. Gahan brings 20-plus years of technology, programming and operational management experience to the role, stepping up from the deputy CTO role for the opportunity.        

New Albion Partners, New York, March 2016
New Albion Partners announced that Dan Wantrobski, CMT has joined the firm as its Chief Technical Strategist. Prior to joining New Albion Partners, Dan served as Managing Director of Technical Research at Janney Capital Markets; Senior Technical Analyst at Fox-Pitt, Kelton; Chief Technical Analyst for Bedford Quantitative Research; and Technical Analyst at UBS-PaineWebber where he began his career in 1994.    

Metrodigi, California, March 2016
Ward Spangenberg, CTO: As CTO, Spangenberg will guide system architecture and development technology, as well as expanded capabilities for Metrodigi platforms, including Chaucer, the company's critically acclaimed, cloud-based authoring platform. Spangenberg previously served as a recognized technology leader for companies including Uber, Zynga, Apple and Microsoft, among others.  

Kabuni, Australia, March 2016
Kabuni Limited announced several management changes. Parminder Virk, who has served as the company’s head of technology since September, 2015, has been appointed to the position of CTO.        

Bama Gold, Washington, DC, March 2016
Bama Gold announced that, as an ongoing part of its diversification strategy, Mr. Damian Wallace has been appointed to the newly created position of CTO for the Company. Mr. Wallace joined the Company in October, 2015 as a consultant tasked with assisting management to review potential projects for acquisition and potentially develop technology-based business ideas organically. 

The Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority, Colorado, March 2016
The Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority announced Mike Whatley as its CTO. As CTO, Mr. Whatley will identify new technologies and vendors, and determine best practices that will advance SIPA's mission. Whatley brings considerable knowledge and understanding of SIPA’s services and vendors. He has been involved as a customer with SIPA since its inception in 2004. Mr. Whatley has worked in information technology for the state’s government for 20 years, previously serving as CIO for the Department of Regulatory Agencies and the Department of Natural Resources. 

IEH Auto Parts, Georgia, March 2016
Gary Desai has been appointed SVP and CIO for Auto Plus and Pep Boys. Most recently, he was the CIO for Auto Plus. Before joining Auto Plus, Desai held a variety of senior leadership positions in the automotive industry, in addition to the role of VP of Information Technology for Honeywell Corporation.  

Department 13 International Limited, Virginia, March 2016
Stylianos Kaminaris joins D13 as the VP of Product Management. Previously the Director of Cyber Product Development for Battelle Memorial Institute, he brings 20 years of experience providing highly technical solutions, products, and services to commercial and government markets.

N-Dimension Solutions, Ontario, March 2016
N-Dimension announced Mihir Kapadia has joined the company as VP of engineering. Mr. Kapadia brings over 10-years of software product development and management experience to the company. Most recently, Kapadia was the VP of technology at Beyond the Rack.

Blue Diamond Growers, California, March 2016
Steven Birgfeld, a former VP at Unisys, joined Blue Diamond Growers as VP of IT.

ABB North America, North Carolina, March 2016
Ian Murdoch was promoted from regional CIO to ABB North America's CIO role. Ian held various supply chain, business consulting and IT roles before joining ABB in 2008.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, California, March 2016
Mitchell Morris, a seasoned technology executive with 18 years’ experience in both for-profit and nonprofit settings, has been named CIO at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Morris comes to The Huntington after serving as the VP IT at the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials.

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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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