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Welcome to our Tech Function Exec Appointment Trends & Open Roles for the - 45 days ended June 15th 2016. The roles covered here:   heads of technology, which include CTOs, CIOs, Tech & Ops, CISOs, Cyber and related.

By the numbers, overall:
  • Total Tech Exec Roles Open: 76 
  • New Tech Exec Appointments: 128 (19 women or 14.9%, 109 men)
Heads of Technology Appointed are more technical, more senior and more specialized

The role of the chief technologist is evolving drastically and takes on a variety of combinations. The appointments (128) include:


  • 49 CTOs, including two at the EVP Level & one serving that role but whose title is Chief Transformation Officer; and one CTO and COO
  • 36 CIOs, including 7 with SVP titles, and two group CIOs. One also having government relations. 2 also with CISO in their titles.
  • 5 Tech & Ops combinations
  • 3 Technology & Product combinations – including the former CTO at Comcast getting promoted to President, Tech & Product, another President at Baker Hughes, and Product & IT at BlueStar Sports.
  • 6 Digital Officers with tech backgrounds, EVP Chief Digital Officer (former CIO), SVP Operations & Support of Digital, SVP & Head of digital Banking, GM Digital Services (innovation/CIO), SVP, ICT and Digitiation.
  • 8 CISOs & Related: including titles like CISO, Cyber Security, Chief Risk Officer (with IT). The two already counted as CIO and CISO are not in this 8.
  • 12 Roles with Engineering in the title
  • One head of infrastructure (data centers)

Only one role had data as its main function, and one other (mostly engineering) also had responsibility for building data products. 

With the increasing complexity of systems, the emergence of much more powerful technology based businesses, we believe that one will see the following”

  • Highly technical CTOs or CIOs with deep technical credentials at the top of the chain, that can deliver on increasingly complex environments. Businesses cannot afford to not get this right and deliver on complex SLAs and other regulatory requirements.  At the same time, these individuals must be keenly aware of the business requirements.
  • The integration & eventual merging of “application development” and engineering. IT and product are becoming deeply intertwined.
  • Information Security, Information Risk Management, and CyberSecurity are increasing in complexity and is becoming a function with experts in its own right, at the top of the chain. I have had discussions with senior board members on this topic, who believe that in addition to Information Security, cyber credentials and connections with the Federal & other agencies is absolutely essential. Protecting your business not only requires technical prowness but also deep connections with others. This is an area where competitors co-operate, for the good of us all.

We expect that we will see more infrastructure and data center experts as well as data and data analytics / science experts being announced.

In terms of the 76 Open Roles, the functional breakdown is as follows:

  • 37 CIO roles
  • 25 CTOs
  • 12 CISOs
  • 2 Tech & Ops

We have also seen four other resignations, where it is unclear whether a successor candidate is sought after: one for tech & ops (Zurich); two CTOs (Verifone and Service Source) and one CIO (Woolworth’s).

The geographic breakdown of open roles and new appointments was as follows: 

New Tech Function Openings: 8 –Goldman Sachs (NY), Travelers Companies (NY), Medibank (Australia), ShoreTel (CA), Facebook (CA), Biogen (MA), University of Kentucky (KY), Mspark (AL)

Tech Execs Appointed - Sources

Sources of Appointments: 89 were External appointments, and 39 were internal promotions –Divisional execs (9), tech executives joining from acquired companies (2), interim CTO (2), Others (26)

Others:  SVP or VP, Technology, VP-Business Transformation, VP-Research & Innovation, Founder, Director or Senior Director of IT, CFO, CIO to CTO, CTO to President, technology etc. 

Diversity:  14.9% of the appointments are women CIOs. Eli Lilly (IN), Kimberly-Clark (TX), CSX (FL), Suncorp (Australia), Standard Chartered (UK), Adobe (CA), Cooper-Standard (MI), Rent-A-Center (TX), Aspen Insurance (Bermuda), CIT Group (NJ), New Jersey Resources (NJ), Workday (CA), Rizal Commercial Banking (Phillippines), CCB Bankshares (VA), Ruder Finn (NY), DigitalOcean (NY), Transnet (Japan), BMO Harris Bank National Association (IL), HotSchedules (TX).

Geographic Distribution: 91 in the US, in Canada, in Middle East & Africa (MEA), 15 in Europe and 17 in Asia/Russia

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CIO Roles Open

Tech Exec Open Roles (as of June 15, 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.

Lenovo, China - $46.3B, April 2016
Lenovo's chief of technology Peter Hortensius will entirely take up his new role, heading technology and strategy for the firms new Data Center Group, while previous CTO and present head of Lenovo Capital and Investment Group (LCIG) George He will become acting CTO while the firm looks for a permanent leader in that designation.

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.

Goldman Sachs, New York - $26.45B, May 2016
Goldman Sachs Group announced that Lance Braunstein has left Group as MD and global head of investment banking technology.

Travelers Companies, New York - $26.29B, May 2016
Greg Toczydlowski leaves the role of EVP and President, Small Commercial, Business Insurance Technology and Operations, to become President of Business Insurance

Facebook, California- $17.93B, May 2016
Facebook is searching for a new CIO. Tim Campos, the company’s current CIO, is leaving at the end of the year to start a new company.

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

Biogen, Massachusetts - $9.7B, June 2016
After just over a year in the position, Biogen CIO Matt Griffiths is no longer with the company. Biogen plans to fill the CIO position. In the meantime, Mr. Griffiths’ organization reports to Adriana “Andi” Karaboutis, Biogen’s EVP of technology, business solutions and corporate affairs.

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

Medibank, Australia - $4.48B, May 2016
Medibank Private Limited announced the resignation of Sarah Harland, EGM Technology & Operations. Sarah has accepted a senior appointment within the Suncorp Group.

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.

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

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.

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.

ShoreTel,  California - $360.9M, May 2016
Pankaj Malhotra, the CTO of ShoreTel announced that he would be leaving the Company, effective June 30, 2016, on mutually agreeable terms. The company hasn’t announced any replacement yet.

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.

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

inContact, Utah - $222.0M, April 2016
On April 15, 2016, inContact reached an agreement with Julian Critchfield, EVP and CTO, for his separation from service with the Company.

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, China - $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.

Spar Group, New York - $119.3M, April 2016
SPAR Group announced that its CIO, Panos Mastrogiannis will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities, effective May 6, 2016.

Kresta Holdings, Australia - $69.9M, April 2016
Albert Xu has resigned as CIO, a role he has filled since June 2014.

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.

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
Diadexus 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.

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.

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.

B-Scada, Florida - $1.8M, April 2016
B-Scada announced that Joshua Weeks, CTO, resigned his position effective April 1, 2016.

SPYR, Colorado - $1.6M, April 2016
SPYR announced that effective March 31, 2016, Mark McGarrity, the Company's CIO, resigned his position with the company.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.).

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.   

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.

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 IT 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
California 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.

University of Kentucky, Kentucky, May 2016
The university is looking for a CIO.

Mspark, Alabama, June 2016
Mspark, direct marketing solutions company for rural and suburban markets, seeks an experienced technology leader to join as CIO.

Of Note: Other Technology Function Moves

  • Zurich Insurance announced that as part of the revamp, chief operations and technology officer Robert Dickie will step down by mutual agreement to pursue other opportunities outside Zurich. Unsure if the role is open.
  • Woolworths has appointed Ryan Fahy as its acting CIO. Fahy has replaced Clive Whincup. Currently, Fahy is working at the company as its CTO. Unsure if the role is open.
  • Verifone Systems announced the resignation of Alok Bhanot, one of the company's named executive officers from his position as EVP and CTO. Following his departure, Mr. Bhanot's responsibilities will be shared by Paul Galant, Chief Executive Officer, Glen Robson, EVP, Global Terminal Solutions and Marc Rothman, Chief Financial Officer.
  • ServiceSource announced that two executives are departing the company. Gregory Hopkins, Chief Customer Officer, has resigned to pursue a specific opportunity outside of ServiceSource. Mr. Hopkins' last day with the company will be June 30, 2016. After successfully unifying and transforming multiple technology organizations, platforms, and roadmaps, Joe Kovach, Chief Transformation Officer, will be resigning effective July 15, 2016, and the IT organization will be brought together under Brian Delaney, Chief Operating Officer of ServiceSource.

CIOs Appointed

Tech execs appointed in 45 days ended June 15, 2016.

ENGIE SA, France - $75.89B, May 2016
ENGIE promoted Group CIO Yves Le Glard to EVP, Chief Digital Officer and in charge of Group Information Systems.
Comcast Corporation, Pennsylvania - $75.44B, May 2016
Comcast Cable announced that it has promoted CTO Tony Werner to President, Technology and Product.
Comcast Corporation, Pennsylvania - $75.44B, May 2016
Comcast Cable announced that it has promoted Sree Kotay to CTO. Kotay joined Comcast in 2007 as Chief Software Architect.
Airbus Group, Netherlands - $67B, June 2016
Airbus Group has named the leader of its Silicon Valley innovation center as its next CTO. Paul Eremenko takes the CTO, reporting to Airbus CEO Tom Enders. He will continue to run the San Jose, Calif.-based innovation center, A^3, until a successor is named.
ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany - $46.85B, June 2016
thyssenkrupp AG has appointed Martin Holz as head of the corporate function group processes and IT, or GPI, and CIO. Martin Holz is a business IT specialist and joined thyssenkrupp in February 2014.
MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings, Japan - $41.48B, May 2016
MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings appointed Executive Officer Tetsuya Yoshikawa, as Executive Officer, CIO and CISO.
Eli Lilly and Company, Indiana - $20.17B, June 2016
Eli Lilly and Company announced the promotion of Aarti Shah, Ph.D., to SVP and CIO. She has been the global brand development leader for immunology since 2013.
Kimberly-Clark, Texas - $18.37B, May 2016
Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Suja Chandrasekaran has been named CIO, reporting to Maria Henry, SVP and chief financial officer. Most recently, Ms. Chandrasekaran was SVP, global CTO and chief data officer at Walmart Stores.
Barclays, United Kingdom - $16.94B, May 2016
Barclays plc hired Mark Ashton-Rigby as its new CIO, succeeding Ian Buchanan who left the bank earlier this year. Ashton-Rigby currently serves as CIO for JPMorgan's (JPM) corporate and investment banking unit.
Baker Hughes, Texas - $13.81B, May 2016
Art Soucy, previously President, Europe, Africa and Russia Caspian (EARC) region at Baker Hughes, will serve as President, Products and Technology.
Yara International, Norway - $12.73B, May 2016
Pierre Herben joins the Yara Executive Management group as CTO. He served as Head of R&D and Innovation 2010-2016.
Toys R Us, New Jersey - $11.79B, May 2016
Toys R Us announced that Lance Wills will join the company as EVP, Global CTO. Wills comes to the company from American Eagle Outfitters where he served as VP, Global Head of Digital Technology.
CSX, Florida - $11.4B, May 2016
CSX Corporation has announced that Kathleen Brandt, currently head of the company's IT subsidiary, will become SVP and CIO. Brandt joined CSX in 1985 and rose through the IT organization, becoming its leader.
Suncorp Group, Australia - $9.75B, May 2016
Suncorp Group has appointed Sarah Harland as the company's new CIO. Ms. Harland joins Suncorp from Medibank Private where she has been Executive GM, Technology and Operations.
Johnson Controls, Wisconsin - $9.7B, May 2016
Johnson Controls and Tyco International announced the senior executive team that will lead the combined company following the close of their planned merger, which is expected on or around October 1, 2016. John Repko will serve as VP & CIO - currently CIO & enterprise transformation leader with Tyco.
MTN Group, South Africa - $9.51B, May 2016
MTN Group has appointed Babak Fouladi as Group Executive, Technology and Information Systems. Fouladi joins MTN from Vodafone Spain.
Bank of Montreal, Canada - $8.24B, May 2016
Tony da Camara now serves as BMO Financial Group's head of technology and operations. He was CIO of BMO Harris Bank National Association until recently.
Harman International Industries, Connecticut - $6.7B, May 2016
HARMAN International Industries announced that Henry Tirri will join the company as EVP and CTO. Most recently, President and Founder of Beaivi and former Nokia EVP, Technology Advisor to CEO.
Rakuten, Japan - $6.54B, June 2016
Rakuten appointed Yasufumi Hirai as Group EVP, CIO and CISO from EVP and CIO.
Trinity Industries, Texas - $5.95B, June 2016
W. Relle Howard has joined Trinity as VP, CIO. Mr. Howard joined Trinity in February 2016. He was previously VP of IT at Flowserve Corporation.
Standard Chartered, United Kingdom - $5.68B, May 2016
Standard Chartered Bank has appointed Ms. Cheri McGuire as CISO. McGuire joins Standard Chartered from Symantec Corporation, where she has been VP of Global Government Affairs and Cyber Security Policy since 2010 and based in the US.
S&P Global, New York - $5.38B, May 2016
S&P Global announced that Krishna Nathan has joined the company as CIO. Previously, Dr. Nathan served as VP of Systems at IBM Research.
Adobe, California - $5.06B, May 2016
Adobe named Cynthia Stoddard as SVP and CIO. Most recently, she was CIO and SVP at data storage and management company NetApp.
Intercontinental Exchange, Georgia - $3.46B, May 2016
Intercontinental Exchange announced that Mayur Kapani has been promoted to CTO for the company. Kapani joined ICE in 2006, serving most recently as SVP of Trading Technology.
ADT Corp., Florida - $3.4B, June 2016
Donald Young has been appointed the new CIO of home security company ADT Corp., according to recent company filings. He’s one of several executives appointed after the deal to merge Apollo Global Management LLC subsidiary Protection 1 with ADT closed on May 2. The new company will be known as ADT.
Cooper-Standard, Michigan - $3.4B, May 2016
Cooper-Standard Holdings appointed Susan Kampe, CIO, to corporate officer. Most recently, Kampe served as managing partner and founder of Zang Consulting.
Rent-A-Center, Texas - $3.23B, May 2016
Rent-A-Center appointed Angela Yochem to SVP - IT and CIO. Yochem recently served as CIO at BDP International.
Keysight Technologies, California - $2.86B, May 2016
Keysight Technologies and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) announced a plan to launch a Keysight software development center to accelerate Keysight’s transformation into a software-centric solutions provider. Todd Cutler, VP and GM, Keysight Software Products Organization (SPO) and EEsof Electronic Design Automation, will relocate from Santa Rosa to Atlanta to lead the new software development center.
Aspen Insurance, Bermuda - $2.73B, May 2016
Aspen Insurance has appointed Raheila Nazir as Head of International Cyber Risk. Raheila joins Aspen Insurance from AIG Europe Ltd, where she was Professional Indemnity Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Time Inc., New York - $2693.0M, May 2016
Time has named Kurt Rao to the newly created position of SVP, Technology Operations. Rao is former VP and Corporate CIO of Time Warner.
CIT Group, New Jersey - $2.5B, May 2016
CIT Group appointed Denise M. Menelly as EVP and Head of Technology and Operations. Previously, Menelly spent six years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, most recently as Head of Enterprise Shared Services.
New Jersey Resources, New Jersey - $1.91B, June 2016
New Jersey Resources announced Jacqueline K. Shea of Freehold, New Jersey has joined the company as VP and CIO. Shea joins NJR from Godiva Chocolatier, where she served as CIO.
Blackhawk Network, California - $1.84B, June 2016
Blackhawk Network announced that Sachin Dhawan has been appointed to SVP, CTO. Most recently, Dhawan was VP of engineering for global consumer products at PayPal.
The New York Times Company, New York - $1.47B, June 2016
New York Times named Allan Beaufour as SVP of engineering. Mr. Beaufour was previously head of engineering at Sum.
ADESA, Indiana - $1.33B, May 2016
ADESA announced that Richard Griskie has been named CIO. Prior to this role, Griskie served as the VP of technology operations and process for DealerTrack in New York.
Workday, California - $1.25B, May 2016
Workday appointed Diana McKenzie as the company's CIO. Prior to joining Workday, Diana was SVP and CIO at Amgen.
UBM, United Kingdom - $1.13B, May 2016
UBM plc appointed Simon Hollins as Group CIO. Most recently Simon was CIO for Oxford University Press.
Mighty River Power, New Zealand - $1.1B, May 2016
Mighty River Power appointed Kevin Angland to the position of GM Digital Services. Mr. Angland, NZ CIO of the Year in 2014, has held senior leadership positions with New Zealand's insurer IAG NZ over the past decade, most recently as its CIO.
NeuStar, Virginia - $1.08B, June 2016
Neustar reported that security and risk executive, Tom Pageler, has been appointed Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and CISO. Prior to Neustar, Pageler served as CRO and CISO at DocuSign.
Trinity Mirror, United Kingdom - $884.7M, May 2016
Trinity Mirror plc has appointed Eirik Svendsen to the newly created role of group CTO. Eirik has been an executive at Schibstead Media Group, an international media group, since 2011.
Shutterstock, New York - $444.3M, June 2016
Shutterstock entered into an employment agreement with David Giambruno to join the company as its CIO. He is former SVP & CIO of Tribune Media.
Progress Software, Massachusetts - $385.7M, May 2016
Progress promoted VP of Engineering Faris Sweis to the newly-established role of Chief Transformation Officer. In this new role, Sweis will work closely with the Progress product organization to craft and deliver on the strategic technological direction for the entire company. Previously, Sweis served as Chief Technical Officer for Telerik, acquired by Progress in December 2014, and was subsequently appointed VP of Engineering for Progress.
Freightways, New Zealand - $337.7M, May 2016
Freightways Limited appointed Matthew Cocker as its CIO. He is former GM, IT of M2 Group.
LendingTree, North Carolina - $298.0M, May 2016
LendingTree announced that Paul Tyma has joined the company as its new CTO. He was Acting advisory CTO at Bullpen Capital.
Proto Labs, Minnesota - $278.1M, May 2016
Proto Labs appointed Rich Baker as its new CTO. Baker replaces longtime Proto Labs' employee and current CTO, Don Krantz, who recently announced his retirement. Baker was CTO at MTS.
QTS Realty Trust, Kansas - $272.0M, May 2016
Nearly one year after acquiring Carpathia Hosting and significantly increasing its data center, cloud and managed service offerings, QTS Realty Trust named Jon Greaves to the new role of CTO. Prior to joining Carpathia, Greaves was a Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Sun Services' global engineering team.
Yirendai, China - $262.9M, June 2016
Yirendai appointed Yang Cao to the positions of COO and CTO of the company. Prior to joining Yirendai, Mr. Cao was the GM of Asia-Pacific operations at xAd.
Zendesk, California - $235.0M, May 2016
Zendesk named Tom Keiser, former CIO and EVP of global product operations at Gap, as its first CIO.
Vaibhav Global, India - $192.5M, June 2016
Vaibhav Global Group announced the joining of Vineet Vashist as CTO. Vineet comes from Aritzia where he was their Director of E-Commerce Technology.
STG Group, Virginia - $185.3M, May 2016
STG Group announced that it has appointed Joseph P. Nicholas as the SVP and Sector Lead, Cybersecurity and Secure Information Systems. Prior to joining STG, Mr. Nicholas served as the VP of the Cyber Intelligence and Operations Sector at the Parsons Corporation.
MobileIron, California - $153.8M, May 2016
MobileIron announced that Dilip Patel has been named SVP of Customer Success. Prior to joining MobileIron, Dilip spent 15 years at Wind River. He joined Wind River as a field engineer and held a series of positions over the years including VP Customer Operations and SVP R&D.
Rizal Commercial Banking, Philippines - $126.6M, May 2016
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation appointed Ms. Margarita B. Lopez as first SVP and Head of the Digital Banking Group.  Ms. Lopez brings with her over 28 years of experience in business operations, process, product, brand, account, and technology management mostly in the banking insurance sector. She was a member of the Board of Directors and Corporate VP and Asia Head of Digital of Manulife Financial.
Imprivata, Massachusetts - $125.0M, May 2016
Imprivata appointed Aaron Miri to CIO and VP of Government Relations. Miri has a wealth of experience leading IT organizations supporting innovation in healthcare, most recently as CIO of Walnut Hill Medical Center.
Manx Telecom, Isle of Man - $117.4M, June 2016
Manx Telecom has appointed Mark White as Head of Data Centre Infrastructure and Facilities. Mark joins Manx Telecom from Norland Managed Services in the UK where, as Technical Supervisor, he had responsibility for the operation of two data centres, including upgrade projects, technical back-up, sub-contractor selection, and management of an engineering team.
Amtech Systems, Arizona - $112.8M, June 2016
Amtech Systems appointed Jan-Marc Luchies as CTO. Dr. Luchies currently serves as R&D director at Tempress Systems and has more than 20 years experience in R&D at different companies.
Posti Group Oyj, Finland - $105.4M, June 2016
Posti Group announced that Jani Jolkkonen, 43, M.Sc. (Tech.); EMBA has been appointed the SVP, ICT and Digitalization of Posti. With his long and extensive experience of Posti's business operations, Jolkkonen will continue as a member of the Executive Board.
Posti Group Oyj, Finland - $105.4M, June 2016
CIO of the Posti Group, B.Sc. Esa Viitamäki, 58, has been appointed the CTO of the Posti Group.
Burness Paull & Williamsons, United Kingdom - $80.2M, May 2016
Burness Paull announced that Callum Sinclair, joins the firm's Glasgow office on May 9, 2016, will lead the technology sector group and will also take over as head of the firm's commercial division. The head of technology position is a newly created role. As head of commercial, he replaces David Goodbrand, who has successfully led the team for the past ten years and will work with Sinclair in driving it forward.
Lombard Risk Management, United Kingdom - $34.2M, May 2016
Lombard Risk Management plc announced that Mike Payne has been appointed to the role of CTO. Mike joined Lombard Risk in January 2016 as Interim CTO.
Energy Action, Australia - $24.3M, June 2016
Energy Action Limited appointed Mathews George as the company's inaugural CIO. His most recent executive role was as CIO for MetLife Insurance Limited.
Accelerize (CAKE), California - $22.1M, May 2016
Accelerize New Media owns and operates CAKE, a provider of SaaS-based solutions, which appointed Paul Dumais as SVP of Product. Paul most recently served as VP Product Development at Scalable Network Technologies.
Syncordia Technologies and Healthcare Solutions, Canada - $13.7M, May 2016
Syncordia Technologies and Healthcare Solutions hired CTO, Andy Tran. Prior to joining Syncordia, Tran held senior management positions at leading companies including Unisource, Bertelsmann, Microsoft, and the Travelers.
Aptilo Networks, Sweden - $11.7M, May 2016
Aptilo Networks announced that Jonas Björklund, a co-founder of company who formerly served as the company's Director Sales Engineering and Delivery, EMEA, has been named CTO.
Century Peak Metals, Philippines - $4.9M, June 2016
Century Peak Metals Holdings announced the resignation of Gladys C. Velasco as Chief legal officer, Chief compliance officer, CIO to pursue other professional endeavors and appointment of CFO Roldan M. Antonio as Compliance Officer and Corporate Information Officer in addition to his designation as CFO.
Kantar Health, New York - $3.9M, May 2016
Kantar Health announced that Tom Haskell has joined the company as Global Head of Data Analytics. Over the past 15 years he has directed the development of many data-driven solutions for top pharmaceutical companies, mainly in support of clinical trial data, portfolio management and research and development. He also has architected technology platforms utilizing complex, global, patient-level data.
Drone Aviation, Florida - $0.9M, May 2016
Kevin Hess who has been appointed CTO. Hess has been integrally involved with Lighter Than Air Systems as an engineer and consultant since its founding in 2009,
CCB Bankshares, Virginia - $0.8M, May 2016
CCB Bankshares appointed Christy F. Quesenbery as SVP, Enterprise Risk Manager. Christy specializes in IT and Compliance as it pertains to community banking. With over thirty years of banking experience, she brings experience in a broad range of functions including but not limited to IT, Loan and Deposit Operations, Compliance, E-Banking, and HR.
Advanced Credit Technologies, Florida, May 2016
Advanced Credit Technologies approved Mark Carten to serve as the Company's Chief Technical Officer. Mark Carten has worked as an independent software and hardware developer for over 30 years.
Digium, Alabama, June 2016
Digium announced Matthew 'Matt' Jordan has been promoted to the leadership team as CTO. He assumes responsibilities of CTO, previously held by Mark Spencer, founder of Digium and creator of the Asterisk open source project. Jordan most recently served as the company's director of technology.
Intrepid Investment Bankers, California, June 2016
Intrepid Investment Bankers announced that Christopher H. Park has joined the firm as MD and Head of Software & Services. Most recently, Christopher served as lead coverage officer for HCIT and tech-enabled services industries as Director of Software & Technology Investment Banking with B. Riley & Co.
CardConnect Pennsylvania, June 2016
CardConnect named Abe Marciano as CIO. Most recently, Abe served as Head of Global Operations at Braintree, a PayPal Company.
1insurer, United Kingdom, June 2016
1insurer announced it has appointed Yogesh Shinde as CTO. Yogesh Shinde joins from OptumInsight (part of UnitedHealth Group).
Align Communications, New York, June 2016
Align announced that they are enhancing and expanding their security practice. The company has named Seth M. Arbital, CISO, to lead the practice., Utah, June 2016 announced that Dave Boyce has been named SVP of customer success, where his primary focus will be helping companies sell more by leveraging InsideSales' software platform. For the past year, Boyce built and ran InsideSales' world-class strategic consulting organization, Momentum.
NTT Com Asia Limited, Hong Kong, June 2016
Taylor Man is promoted to CTO and will oversee the company’s product strategies. Prior to joining NTT Com Asia in 2005 as VP, Products and Solutions of New Business and Marketing Division, Taylor served as Associate Director, IT in UBS.
Flipkart, India, June 2016
Flipkart has restructured its technology team, and elevated its Engineering Head Peeyush Ranjan as the group CTO.
Hello Pal, Canada, June 2016
Hello Pal International appointed Daniel Kou as CTO. His experience ranges from app development, system architecture design and programming to project management and product design, and includes 8 years working at Huawei Technologies as Chief Architect of several key product lines.
Timesys Corporation, Pennsylvania, June 2016
Timesys Corporation announced that Dr. Rakesh Thapar has joined the company as CTO. Before joining Timesys, Thapar worked at Honeywell where he was the Senior Director & Global Head of R&D for Workflow Solutions Software in the S&PS SBU.
United Wind, New York, June 2016
United Wind has announced the hire of Philip Futernik as CTO. Philip, most recently held the role of Senior Software Engineer with Harris Corporation.
Ruder Finn, India, June 2016
Ruder Finn has promoted Shruti Das to the role of Technology Lead for Asia. A Ruder Finn Delhi employee for more than five years, Shruti will be an integral part of the global technology team and will assist in streamlining information sharing with Ruder Finn in US, Europe, South East Asia and China.
Exari Group, Massachusetts, June 2016
Exari Group announced it has promoted Oystein Namtvedt to MD and CTO of Exari Norway. Namtvedt was most recently CTO of CMA Contiki.
Aspen U.S. Holdings, Connecticut, June 2016
Aspen Insurance has appointed Josh Ladeau SVP of cyber risk for Aspen U.S. Insurance. He most recently served as the practice lead for privacy and network security at Allied World Assurance Co.
TempWorks Software, Minnesota, June 2016
TempWorks Software announced Kevin Prow as the company's new CIO. Prior to being named to his new role, Prow held several positions at the company, including support technician, product developer and director of support services. He played an instrumental role in implementing the company's payroll funding division in 2009. Since then, Prow served as the director of support services.
Comerica Bank, Texas, June 2016
Sangy Vatsa has been named EVP and CTO for Comerica Bank, succeeding George Surdu, EVP and CTO, who plans to retire this fall after more than 10 years with Comerica and 40 years in the field of IT. Vatsa joined Comerica from The American Express Company where he served as the CIO for global customer service, credit, collections and payments issuance.
DigitalOcean, New York, June 2016
DigitalOcean announced that it has hired Julia Austin as its CTO. Austin takes the CTO role at the company after spending the last few years as an advisor and investor to early stage companies, and as a faculty member of Harvard Business School’s Entrepreneurial Management Unit where she teaches Product Management.
Opengear, Utah, June 2016
Opengear appointed Marcio Saito as CTO. Prior to accepting his position with Opengear, Saito served in several executive leadership positions at companies that have made key contributions to advancing the technology used in the data center industry under his stewardship.
Saylent Technologies, Massachusetts, June 2016
Saylent announced the addition of Rishi Bhatia as the CTO. Prior to joining Saylent, Bhatia held leadership roles at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including ThirdScreenMedia, Intygral Flexi Financials and CA Technologies.
Blue Star Sports, Texas, June 2016
Blue Star Sports appointed Steven Klohn as CTO. Klohn comes to Blue Star Sports from Brinker International where he most recently served as CTO with prior experience serving in executive roles at RealPage.
Blue Star Sports, Texas, June 2016
Blue Star Sports appointed Derrick Carpenter as Chief Product Officer. Carpenter most recent role was SVP of Industry Solutions and Platforms for Bank of America Merchant Services.
Transnet, Japan, June 2016
Transnet has appointed Makano Mosidi as CIO. Mosidi has considerable experience in the ICT sector. In addition to serving as CIO for Middle East and Africa at one of South Africa's leading and most innovative technology giants Dimension Data (Didata), she has extensive experience in the private sector, primarily IT consulting.
Profire Energy, Utah, June 2016
Profire Energy appointed Harold Albert as CTO. Previously, Mr. Albert, 53, was working as the COO of Profire Energy since October 2008 and a director of the Company since November 2008.
Tapad, New York, June 2016
Pål Høye, former tech lead at renowned investment bank Goldman Sachs, has joined Tapad as SVP of Engineering.
Sutro Biopharma, California, June 2016
Sutro Biopharma appointed Dr. Shabbir T. Anik to the newly-created position of chief technical operations officer. Dr. Anik brings over 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical technology, drug development, manufacturing operations and strategic alliance-building to the company as it advances its late-stage preclinical and emerging clinical pipeline. Dr. Anik most recently served as SVP of technical operations at Onyx Pharmaceuticals.
Rastriya Banijya Bank, Nepal, May 2016
Rastriya Banijya Bank announced that Bishnu Prasad Baidhya, the Deputy GM, has been assigned additional role of CIO of the company.
Original Force, China, May 2016
Shawn Dunn has joined Original Force as CTO. Dunn spent the past 13 years at Weta Digital, where he most recently served as their Head of Research & Development for the Motion Group.
Capital Insurance Group, California, May 2016
Capital Insurance Group has promoted John Halberstadt to VP and CIO. Halberstadt joined CIG in July 2015, with over 20 years of senior-level technology leadership experience. He has previously served as SVP of Customer Experience Innovation at artificial intelligence pioneer Next IT, CIO of United General and VP of IT at Fidelity National.
LucidWorks, California, May 2016
Lucidworks named Trey Grainger as SVP of Engineering.  Previously, Grainger served as Director of Engineering over Search and Recommendations at CareerBuilder.
Inventys Thermal Technologies, Canada, May 2016
Soheil Khiavi, co-inventor of the VeloxoTherm™ process, was named to the new role of CTO.
Sevatec, Virginia, May 2016
Sevatec announced that 20-year IT industry veteran, Anantha Bangalore, has joined the company as CTO. Prior to joining Sevatec, Bangalore served as Chief Technical Officer at Blackstone Technology Group (BTG).
ModCloth, California, May 2016
ModCloth appointed Nicolas Genest as CTO. Genest most recently served as the CTO for the online luxury consignment retailer The RealReal.
Sevier County Bank, Tennessee, May 2016
Sevier County Bank named R. Lane Fox as SVP and director of IT. Fox, who joined Sevier County Bank in 2015 after spending 12 years as head of IT for the Bank Currituck in Currituck, N.C., will oversee the bank's information systems.
Alteryx, California, May 2016
Alteryx reported that Jay Bourland has joined the company as its SVP of Engineering. Prior to the company, Bourland was the SVP and GM, Customer Communications at Pitney Bowes Software.
Valley National Bank, Florida, May 2016
Valley National Bank has appointed Robert J. Bardusch to EVP, CIO. Prior to this role, he was SVP and CIO for a financial services company.
Spreemo,  New York, May 2016
Spreemo has appointed Andreas Turanski as its CTO. Prior to joining the company, Turanski lead Engineering at Jibe, a SaaS platform for recruiting.
Webtrends, Oregon, May 2016
Webtrends announced that Peter Crossley has been promoted to CTO. Formerly the Director of Product Architecture and Technology, Crossley has been with Webtrends since 2009., New York, May 2016 – a premiere global internet retailer of fine watches and specialty jewelry – has hired Vijay Murali as its CTO. Most recently, Murali was CIO and senior technology leader for – a subsidiary of
New England Funding Technologies, California, May 2016
NEFT appointed David Davis as its new CISO. Prior to NEFT, Davis served as a marine expeditionary force information systems management officer.
SettlementOne Screening, Nevada, May 2016
Sackett National Holdings (SNH) announced that Scott K. Stucky has been appointed EVP, Software & Data Solutions, for SNH financial subsidiary SettlementOne. Prior to joining SNH, Stucky served as Chief Strategy Officer and COO for DocuTech Corporation.
LiveTiles, New York, May 2016
LiveTiles appointed Peter Nguyen-Brown as CTO, a newly created role. Peter is a co-founder of LiveTiles and currently serves as a non-executive director of LiveTiles.
BMO Harris Bank National Association, Illinois, May 2016
BMO Harris Bank NA named Deepa Soni as CIO, succeeding Tony da Camara. Soni has been with BMO Financial Group's U.S. operations since April 05, 2016.
Social Solutions, Maryland, May 2016
Social Solutions Global has named Benny Melumad as CTO. Appointed CTO after serving five months as interim CTO, Melumad leads the Product Development division, which includes the Development, Quality Assurance, and Engineering Services teams.
ION Engineering Colorado, May 2016
ION Engineering announced that it has appointed Erik Meuleman, PhD as CTO. Most recently he served as Research Team Leader at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Australia.
ExaGrid Systems, Massachusetts, May 2016
ExaGrid announced that Yee-ching Chao, ExaGrid's former SVP of Engineering, has rejoined the company in the same capacity. Yee-ching was originally with ExaGrid for six years. He spent the last two years working for Amazon in Seattle, Washington and now rejoins ExaGrid. 
IPC Systems, New Jersey, May 2016
IPC Systems appointed Tony Carriero as CISO. Carriero's most recent roles with Edgewater Ranzal and PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) involved assisting large multi-national companies in designing their Information Security and Risk Management Programs while migrating their products to both public and private clouds.
Blackstratus, New Jersey, May 2016
BlackStratus announced that it has selected Mike Maxwell as its Chief Security Officer. Before coming to BlackStratus, Mike spent over a decade with British Telecom (BT).
Arkadin, France, May 2016
Arkadin appointed Jean-Pierre Dacher as CTO. The new CTO has over 30 years of international experience as product and engineering director in companies including Hewlett-Packard, SAP, Business Objects and most recently Murex, where he was director of operations.
Peppermint Technology, United Kingdom, May 2016
Peppermint Technology appointed Mike Walker to the post of CTO. Prior to joining Peppermint, Walker was Global Chief Software Architect at Thomson Reuters Elite.
Aperture Group, Florida, May 2016
Aperture Group announced that Lance Braunstein joined the Group as CIO from Goldman Sachs Group. Braunstein was MD and global head of investment banking technology at Goldman Sachs.
DriverUp, Texas, May 2016
DriverUp announced that tech industry veteran Anthony Fratiani has joined its executive team as CTO. Prior, he spent most of his career at, in various key technology roles helping the company transition from an early stage growth story to a global online dating powerhouse.  
HotSchedules, Texas, May 2016
HotSchedules has named Elizabeth Sartin Chief Product Officer (CPO). Formerly CPO at Europe, Sartin brings more than fifteen years of management and product experience in Fortune 500 and 1000 companies.
Merkle, Maryland, May 2016
Merkle appointed Neil Gissler as EVP, global technology & delivery. He joins Merkle from Unisys, where he was the SVP of services and a corporate officer.
Corcentric Collective Business System Corp., Virginia, May 2016
Corcentric announced that Hugo Borda has joined the company as SVP of Technology and Engineering. Hugo comes to Corcentric from iMapData, where he was the CTO.
Xaxis New York, May 2016
Xaxis announced it has named Bob Hammond as CTO. Prior to joining the company, Hammond was CTO at mobile ad company Millennial Media (AOL).
Xometry, Maryland, May 2016
Xometry announced that Scott Rothrock has joined as SVP of Software Engineering. Rothrock joins from Politico, where he was the CTO.
Haitong Securities, China, May 2016
Haitong Securities Company approved the proposal of appointing Mao Yuxing as CIO. Before this, he was Deputy General Manager of IT Department at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.
Clinton Savings Bank, Massachusetts, May 2016
Clinton Savings Bank has promoted Mary T. Dean of Lunenburg to the role of SVP, CIO, a position vacated by Michael D. Tenaglia, who recently retired. Ms. Dean joined CSB seven years ago as a SVP of commercial lending and cash management. 
Young America, Minnesota, June 2016
Marketing firm Young America has named former Best Buy senior technology manager Todd Carter as its first CIO. Carter, since March 2015 was COO at media technology firm Lakana.
U.S. Census Bureau, Maryland, June 2016
The U.S. Census Bureau has named a new CIO, Kevin Smith, a veteran of the public and private sector with a background in IT modernization. 


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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.

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.

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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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