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New CIO appointments added Sept. 23
Northwestern Mutual appoints Neal Sample as CIO
Neal Sample has been named CIO at Northwestern Mutual. He comes to the company from ExpressScripts, where he was most recently COO, and prior to that, CIO. Additionally, he held IT leadership roles at American Express. Sample holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Stanford University in computer science and M.S. and B.S. degrees in computer science from the University of Wyoming.
TammyLynne Jonas named CIO at Self Esteem Brands
TammyLynne Jonas has been appointed CIO across all the Self Esteem Brands, which includes Anytime Fitness, Basecamp Fitness, and Waxing the City. She will oversee development, infrastructure, security, and data initiatives across the globe. Most recently, she was CIO for Holiday Stationstores (Couche-Tard) and prior to that, she was vice president of technology: vendor management, sourcing, enterprise services, app dev for Kohl’s. Jonas holds an executive MBA in international business from Marquette University, and undergraduate degrees in mathematics, English, and Spanish from Carthage College.
SOS Security appoints JP Saini as CIO
JP Saini has been named CIO at SOS Security. He comes from TRC Companies, where he held a variety of IT leadership roles, including CIO, CTO, vice president and director of IT, over the course of several years. In his new role, he will provide overall strategic guidance for information systems, supporting accelerated growth for the organization. Saini hold an MBA from Montclair State University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics engineering from Bangalore University in Bangalore, India.
Genesys names Pranab Sinha as SVP and CIO
As senior vice president and CIO of Genesys, Pranab Sinha is responsible for all areas of IT, including leading the strategic and tactical growth plans for the organization. He was previously CIO at MACOM and prior to that was with Seagate Technology for many years, where he was most recently vice president of IT. Sinha has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology and an MBA from Lucas Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University.
Jeff Shumway promoted to CIO at Insight Enterprises
Jeff Shumway has been named CIO at Insight Enterprises. He joined the organization in 2005, and since then, he has held progressively more responsible IT leadership roles. Prior to his current role, he was senior vice president of global information systems for the firm. Shumway has a Master of Science in Information Management degree from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Rich’s Products names Yexi Liu as CIO
In his new role as CIO of Rich’s Products, Yexi Liu will be responsible for a recently overhauled corporate information resources space, which includes advanced technology and forward-thinking functionality. He joins the firm from Westinghouse, where he was CIO. Liu has an MBA from Clemson University.
CNA Financial welcomes Jane Possell as CIO
As CIO of CNA Financial, Jane Possell will oversee all areas of IT strategy for the company. She joins the organization from Liberty Mutual Insurance, where she was vice president of digital and business insurance technology (U.S.). Possell has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.
Walgreens Boots Alliance appoints Francesco Tinto as global CIO, SVP
Francesco Tinto’s new role as CIO and senior vice president at Walgreens Boots Alliance involves IT leadership of all the company’s divisions, including implementation of technology and digital innovation, data analytics, business intelligence, development, support, infrastructure, security, and technical services. He joins the organization from Kraft Heinz Company and Kraft Foods, where he was most recently global CIO. Tinto has a Master of Engineering degree in automation from the Università degli Studi di Bari in Italy.
General Dynamics Information Technology promotes Kristie Grinnell to global CIO, chief supply chain officer
Kristie Grinnell has been named global CIO and chief supply chain officer at General Dynamics Information Technology. Grinnell previously served as vice president of IT and CIO. In her new role, she oversees the company’s technology shared services, supply chain, and enterprise IT functions. She was with CSC and PwC prior to joining the organization. Grinnell holds an MS in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Cornell University.
Melissa Woo named SVP and CIO at Michigan State University
As senior vice president and CIO at Michigan State University, Melissa Woo will be responsible for all campus-wide IT enterprise goals. She joins the university from Stony Brook University, where she was senior vice president for IT and enterprise CIO. Woo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in biophysics from the University of California – Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Lehigh Hanson appoints Tony Wright as vice president of IT and CIO
As vice president of IT and CIO at Lehigh Hanson, Tony Wright leads the IT team in support and delivery of business transformation via digital products and services. He was previously head of group IT service and support for Heidelberg Cement, parent company of Lehigh Hanson. Wright holds a degree from Brunel Technical College.
Jerry Flasz appointed EVP and CIO, global services at Becton Dickinson
Jerry Flasz has been named executive vice president and CIO of global services at Becton Dickinson. He joins the organization from Coty, where he was senior vice president/CIO, overseeing the global IT team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the State University of New York Empire State College.
New CIO appointments added Aug. 13
U.S. Steel promotes Steven Bugajski to CIO
Steven Bugajski was promoted to CIO at U.S. Steel. Bugajski joined the firm in 2008, and over the years he has held IT leadership roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was general manager of global information technology for the company. Bugajski has a bachelor’s degree in information systems from Penn State and an MBA from Waynesburg University.
Prudential names Stacey Goodman executive vice president and CIO
Stacey Goodman joins Prudential as executive vice president and CIO. Most recently she was executive vice president and CIO for Freddie Mac, and prior to that she held the role of chief information and operations officer and executive vice president with CIT. In her new role, employing data, information, and digital and technology platforms at its most optimal usage, Goodman will lead a strategic, integrated, enterprise-wide organization.
Peter Carrara joins Black Knight as CIO
As CIO of Black Knight, Peter Carrara will lead the IT Services group for the company, as well as manage and deploy all technology infrastructure planning. Previously, he was global head of infrastructure, managing director for Tradeweb, and prior to that was vice president, head of infrastructure, international businesses with RBC. Carrara has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wagner College.
Steve Palmucci named CIO at Rentokil Steritech North America
Steve Palmucci joins Rentokil Steritech North America as CIO. Previously he worked at TiVo, where he was senior vice president and CIO. In his new role, Palmucci is responsible for enterprise systems, infrastructure, and IT security, and he will lead digital transformation to improve business operations and enhance the customer experience. Palmucci has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from The Catholic University of America and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University.
Minh Le named CIO at Checkers & Rallys
Minh Le joins Checkers & Rallys as CIO after previously working at Corner Bakery Café, where he was senior vice president of IT. Prior to that, he was vice president of IT for Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Le has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Central Florida.
Nexteer promotes Mike Rogers to CIO
Mike Rogers has been named CIO at Nexteer. Before taking this role, Rogers held the position of director, enterprise architecture for the company. Prior to Nexteer, he was with Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Rogers has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from DeVry University.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts names Andrew Arthurs CIO
As CIO at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Andrew Arthurs is now responsible for the design and delivery of innovative IT solutions for the organization and its global portfolio of hotels. Previously, he was senior vice president and CIO for Two Roads Hospitality and senior director, IT for Vail Resorts. Arthurs has an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder – Leeds School of Business.
Veritiv names Adam Noble senior vice president, global CIO
Adam Noble was named senior vice president, global CIO at Veritiv. Prior to that, he had worked at GAF for more than 13 years, most recently as senior vice president and CIO. In Noble’s new role, he is responsible for Veritiv’s IT strategy, systems, and policies, as well as working further enhance technology and operations after a recent multi-year integration. Noble has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Binghamton University and a Master of Science degree in managerial systems analysis from Kean University.
Max Chan promoted to CIO at Avnet
Max Chan, who joined Avnet in 2013, has been named CIO. He was most recently vice president – IT, global business relationship management. As CIO, he heads up all IT for Avnet, including digital transformation and strategic business initiatives, as well as overseeing capabilities and resources for the global IT team. Chan has an Executive MBA from the University of Birmingham.
Jeff McVay promoted to CIO at Scientific Games
Jeff McVay has been named CIO at Scientific Games. Prior to that he was vice president of global IT infrastructure and operations for the company, which he joined in 2017 after several years as vice president of IT infrastructure and operations with Norwegian Cruise Line. McVay has a degree from Old Dominion University.
Alberto Ruocco named CIO at West Monroe Partners
As CIO at West Monroe Partners, Albert Ruocco is responsible for establishing an IT vision and strategy that enables West Monroe’s people to work and collaborate anytime, anywhere to serve clients. Ruocco has more than 30 years of experience in digital and information technology, including serving in various CIO and transformative business consulting leadership roles. He was most recently with Gartner. Ruocco has a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture from Yale University and an MBA in international business from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
Chris Bayham named CIO at Brookdale Senior Living
Chris Bayham joins Brookdale Senior Living from Change Healthcare, where he’d most recently been senior vice president, CIO, IT infrastructure, operations, and cloud services. In his new role as CIO at Brookdale Senior Living, Bayham is responsible for leading technology strategy, delivery, and operation and is a member of the company’s senior leadership. He is based in Brookdale’s corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tennessee, and oversees a large team of associates in both the Brentwood and Milwaukee offices. Bayham has a Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.
CommonSpirit Health welcomes Suja Chandrasekaran as CIO
Suja Chandrasekaran is the first senior executive vice president, chief information and digital officer at CommonSpirit Health. She joins the company from Kimberly-Clark, where she had been chief information & digital officer. She will be primarily responsible for creating digital capabilities to transform the patient experience and redesigning business processes with forward-looking technology and operating models that connect employees and physicians across different geographies and communities for the organization. Chandrasekaran has a Bachelor of Engineering and Electronics engineering degree from the University of Madras and a Master of Business Systems degree from Monash University.
Mike Caputo named CIO for Marist College