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44 CIOs On the Move

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Emily Hill
Contributing Writer
44 CIOs On the Move

As we reach the midpoint of 2024, significant changes are continuously happening in technology leadership. In this month’s roundup, we highlight 44 CIOs who have recently assumed new roles across a variety of industries. Each of these leaders brings a unique set of skills and innovative ideas, poised to drive their organizations forward in an era of rapid technological advancements and digital transformation.

Congratulations to these 44 individuals who are stepping up to lead their teams and companies into the next phase of their growth.

Madhu Narasimhan – Chief Information Officer at DaVita

DaVita, a leading provider of kidney care services, has appointed Madhu Narasimhan as Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective June 3, 2024. In this role, Narasimhan will drive the company’s technology innovation strategy, focusing on the implementation of the Center Without Walls™ (CWOW®), a proprietary cloud-based patient data platform. With nearly two decades of experience in digital transformation, Narasimhan previously served as Global Head of Innovation for Wells Fargo and led product and technology systems for Kaiser Permanente. Her expertise is expected to accelerate DaVita’s digital transformation, enhancing patient care through efficient data integration and workflow improvements.

Dr. Craig Martell – Chief Technology Officer at Cohesity

Cohesity, a leader in AI-powered data security and management, has appointed Dr. Craig Martell as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Martell, who recently served as Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer for the U.S. Department of Defense, brings extensive experience in AI and machine learning. He previously held senior roles at Lyft, Dropbox, and LinkedIn, and was a tenured computer science professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Martell expressed enthusiasm for accelerating Cohesity’s innovation and AI-powered advancements.

David Salvagnini – Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer at NASA

NASA has appointed David Salvagnini as its first Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO), a role that extends his responsibilities as the current Chief Data Officer (CDO). This strategic decision aligns with a directive from the Biden administration’s executive order on AI. Bringing a wealth of experience to this new role, Salvagnini joined NASA in June 2023 with over 20 years of experience in technology leadership within the intelligence community. His notable career includes roles such as Director of the Architecture and Integration Group and Chief Architect at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In his dual role as CDO and now CAIO, Salvagnini will focus on aligning NASA’s strategic vision and planning for AI, ensuring that AI continues to support and enhance the agency’s missions. His efforts will guide NASA’s collaborations with other government bodies, academic entities, industry partners, and technology experts to maintain NASA’s edge in AI technology for space exploration and research.

Ashwin Ballal – Chief Information Officer at Freshworks

Freshworks has appointed Ashwin Ballal as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO), succeeding Prasad Ramakrishnan, who will retire at the end of the quarter. Ballal, who will manage all IT infrastructure, systems, and operations, brings nearly three decades of leadership experience, including significant roles at KLA-Tencor and Medallia. He is expected to leverage his extensive expertise to drive innovation, integrate generative AI, and enhance operational excellence and employee experience, contributing to Freshworks’ growth and success.

Greg Geary – Chief Information Officer at Whittier Trust

Whittier Trust, the oldest multi-family office headquartered on the West Coast, has appointed Greg Geary as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at its Pasadena office. In his new role, Geary will lead all aspects of IT, focusing on enhancing infrastructure, cybersecurity, and client data security amidst the firm’s rapid growth. With over twenty-five years of IT experience, including fifteen in financial services, Geary has held significant positions at DigitalBridge, Disney, IndyMac Bank, and Avanade. Geary shared with The National CIO Review, “I am honored to join the Whittier Trust Company and look forward to strategically leverage technology to deliver excellent client service along with enable continued firm growth.  The corporate culture of high competency / low ego truly makes Whittier Trust Company a great place to work.”

Sarah Hatchett – Chief Information Officer at Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic has officially named Sarah Hatchett as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (SVP, CIO). Hatchett had been serving as the interim CIO since August 2023 and with over two decades of experience in IT and healthcare leadership, Hatchett brings a wealth of expertise to her new role. During her tenure as interim CIO, she managed a portfolio exceeding $500 million, overseeing health system integrations, hospital constructions, capital projects, and IT operations. Previously, as Cleveland Clinic’s Associate CIO, Hatchett directed the Enterprise Applications and Growth portfolio, leading IT integration for hospitals such as Mercy, Martin Health, and Indian River. She also spearheaded the Electronic Health Records Transformation program and was instrumental in developing the IT business office function and IT strategic plan. Her appointment comes as Cleveland Clinic continues to innovate in healthcare technology, participating in initiatives such as the Trustworthy & Responsible AI Network and launching the Quantum System One platform with IBM.

Constantine Macris – Chief Information Security Officer at Dispel

Dispel has appointed Dean Macris as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Macris will oversee compliance with cybersecurity standards, including NIST and ISO 27001. He brings experience as Cyber Technical Director for Naval Special Warfare and manager of General Dynamics Electric Boat’s largest classified information system. He has served in U.S. Forces Korea, taught Cyber Systems at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and continues as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. Macris holds degrees from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the University of Connecticut, and is pursuing advanced studies.

Laurent Farci – Chief Information Officer at Media.Monks

Media.Monks, S4Capital’s digital-first advertising and marketing services brand, has appointed Laurent Farci as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Farci will be pivotal in consolidating and standardizing Media.Monks’ tech platforms, enhancing information monitoring and flow across the organization. He recently led the migration to a standardized CRM system and aims to replicate this success globally, aligning with Media.Monks’ mission for an integrated operational structure. With nearly 20 years in system technology and six years at Media.Monks, where he significantly managed the company’s Salesforce utilization, Farci brings extensive experience. Prior to Media.Monks, he worked at Capgemini and managed his own consulting firm. Leading a team of IT professionals, Farci will develop tailored tech solutions across finance, legal, marketing, growth, accounts, HR, and information security.

Benjamin Stabler – Chief Technology Officer at Heart Aerospace

Heart Aerospace, a pioneer in hybrid-electric aviation, has appointed Benjamin Stabler as Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. This strategic move aligns with the company’s progression towards advanced hardware testing in preparation for demonstrating fully electric flight next year. Stabler, who has led teams on the Crew Dragon program at SpaceX and co-founded Parallel Systems, brings expertise in hardware and software engineering and interdisciplinary problem-solving. His leadership will be crucial as Heart Aerospace expands its U.S. presence with a new R&D hub in Los Angeles, where Stabler will lead a new team.

Wendy Demers – Chief Technology Officer at RadarFirst

RadarFirst, a premier SaaS provider specializing in automating intelligent decisions for enterprises, has promoted Wendy Demers, MSBTM, to Chief Technology Officer. Demers, who has significantly contributed to the company’s growth over the past two years, will now advance RadarFirst’s strategic technology vision, drive product innovation, and establish scalable infrastructure. CEO Don India praised her expertise and leadership, confident in her ability to accelerate technology delivery and strengthen RadarFirst’s global leadership in risk reduction and compliance.

Pete Balisteri – Chief Information Officer at Consortium Health Plans

Pete Balisteri has joined Consortium Health Plans as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, he will focus on enabling and optimizing Consortium’s mission through the effective use of technology and digital platforms. With over 30 years of experience driving organizational transformation through technology and digital strategy, Pete has led initiatives at organizations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Consortium, he served as the Chief Information Officer at the New York affiliate of AAA and has held senior leadership roles in various insurance, banking, and healthcare organizations. In a LinkedIn post, Pete expressed his excitement about his new role, stating, “I’m thrilled to share that I have started a new role as SVP/CIO Enterprise Information Technology at Consortium Health Plans!”

Clayton C. Peddy – Chief Information Security Officer at ABBYY

ABBYY, a global leader in AI for intelligent automation, has appointed Clayton C. Peddy as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). With over two decades of experience in cybersecurity, software development, architecture consulting, and digital transformation, Peddy will lead ABBYY’s infosec initiatives, ensuring the company maintains top-tier data protection, regulatory compliance, and innovation for its customers. Previously, he held security leadership roles at OutSystems and Citrix. His appointment is expected to accelerate the development and deployment of secure AI solutions, reinforcing customer trust and setting new industry benchmarks.

Bill Shuler – Chief Information Officer at Planet Home Lending

Planet Home Lending has appointed Bill Shuler as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. With over 25 years of experience in financial services and mortgage leadership, Shuler will drive technological growth and operational efficiency. Michael Dubeck, CEO and President of Planet Financial Group, highlighted Shuler’s expertise in leveraging technology to grow organizations securely. Previously, Shuler served as President of WPS Advisors, LLC, and held CIO roles at Home Point Financial, GMAC Mortgage, National City Mortgage, and Homeward Residential, Inc. Shuler aims to create IT solutions that support business growth, enhance security, and improve customer experience.

Steven Singer – Chief Information Officer at Julius Silvert

Julius Silvert, a renowned 4th-gen Philadelphia food distributor since 1915, welcomes Steven Singer as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). With over 20 years of extensive experience in IT strategy, infrastructure management, and digital transformation, Steven brings a wealth of expertise to his new role, further solidifying Julius Silvert’s foothold in the dynamic food distribution landscape. In his previous role as CIO at AFR Furniture Rental, Steven led the implementation of cutting-edge technologies and multiple ERP system upgrades, resulting in over $2 million in cost savings and operational efficiencies. With Steven’s expertise in IT strategy and leadership, Julius Silvert is well-positioned to embrace an exciting digital era and continue delivering exceptional service and value to its customers.

Dr. Darren Death – Chief Information Security Officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) has appointed Dr. Darren Death as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). With over two decades of experience in both the government and private sectors, Dr. Death brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in leading organizational change and enhancing cybersecurity measures. He is a renowned technology executive known for his business-focused approach to IT, with a career that spans various leadership roles, demonstrating his commitment to aligning IT solutions with organizational objectives. At EXIM, Dr. Death will oversee the bank’s information security strategy, ensuring the protection of sensitive data and the implementation of robust cybersecurity protocols. His appointment comes as EXIM enhances its digital infrastructure to safeguard against emerging cyber threats.

Mike Frazzini – Chief Technology Officer at Hanna Anderson

Hanna Andersson, the premium children’s apparel brand, has appointed Mike Frazzini as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Frazzini, previously Technology Chief of Staff at FTD, brings over 25 years of experience in software products, systems integration, and e-commerce solutions. Reporting to CEO Aimée Lapic, he will lead technological initiatives to drive Hanna Andersson’s growth, focusing on eCommerce, MarTech, and backend operations. Frazzini’s career includes key roles at Iterate.ai and eBags.com, where his leadership contributed to significant growth and acquisitions. CEO Lapic praised his visionary leadership, and Frazzini expressed enthusiasm for scaling the well-respected brand.

Aaron Momin – Chief Information Security Officer at Synechron

Synechron has appointed Aaron Momin as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Momin, who brings over 28 years of expertise in cybersecurity and risk management, previously served as CISO at Certinia, where he significantly enhanced the company’s security maturity and resilience. At Synechron, he will ensure robust information security and compliance frameworks across global operations. Synechron leverages digital technology to transform businesses, offering solutions in Artificial Intelligence, Consulting, Digital, Cloud & DevOps, Data, and Software Engineering.

Gang Wang – Chief Technology Officer at Nuvei

Canadian fintech company Nuvei Corporation (TSX) has appointed Gang Wang as Chief Technology Officer. Wang will lead Nuvei’s global technology team alongside former CTO Max Attias, now Chief Information Officer. This dual leadership aims to scale Nuvei’s technology offerings and foster innovation while maintaining top-tier service delivery. Wang, with over 25 years of experience, previously led technology initiatives at Intuit and held senior roles at Stripe, including Head of Financial Data and Head of Payment Methods. Expressing his enthusiasm, Wang stated his eagerness to leverage his expertise to advance Nuvei’s technology strategy and maintain its leadership in the evolving payments industry.

Nick Lucius – Chief Information Officer at the City of Chicago, Department of Technology and Innovation

The Chicago City Council has confirmed Nick Lucius as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead the newly established Department of Technology and Innovation (DTI). Lucius, who has served as acting CIO and commissioner of the department since October, brings a robust background in law and data science. He has worked with Chicago since 2016 in various roles, including data scientist, chief data officer, and chief technology officer, and was previously the chief administrative law judge for the Illinois Department of Human Services. His confirmation was met with praise from several aldermen, highlighting his unique blend of scientific and legal expertise.

Jason Nadeau – Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer at Fidelity National Financial, Inc.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc., a leading provider of title insurance and transaction services to the real estate and mortgage industries, announced that Jason Nadeau will expand his executive role to include Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer. Previously serving as Chief Digital Officer, Nadeau has been pivotal in implementing and governing AI strategies within FNF. In his new role, he will focus on leveraging AI technologies to enhance business operations and customer experiences. Since joining FNF in 2018, Nadeau has significantly influenced the company’s technological strategy and development.

Jim Bell – Chief Technology Officer at IntelliTrans

IntelliTrans, a leading global multimodal transportation management solutions provider, has appointed Jim Bell as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Jim Bell will spearhead the company’s technology initiatives to enhance current and future transportation management solutions. With 25 years of extensive experience, including roles at Transcendent, AT&T, Chick-fil-A, and KPMG, Bell brings a wealth of expertise in engineering and technology leadership. He expressed enthusiasm for joining IntelliTrans, committed to solving critical challenges and introducing innovative concepts.

Daniel Bernard – Chief Product and Technology Officer at Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines has appointed Daniel Bernard as Chief Product and Technology Officer, where he will oversee technology, product development, and user experience. Bernard transitions from Dow Jones, where he was chief experience officer, handling product management, user experience, technology, customer intelligence, and data and AI functions. His previous roles include general manager of Barron’s and senior vice president, deputy publisher of Barron’s Group, as well as chief product officer for The Wall Street Journal digital network. Bernard, with two decades of digital and product innovation experience, expressed enthusiasm for joining Hearst Magazines during a transformative time for the industry.

Talvis Love – Group Chief Information and Digital Officer at National Grid

Talvis Love has been appointed as the Group Chief Information and Digital Officer of National Grid, where he leads IT and digital strategy, cybersecurity, data, and global IT infrastructure and operations functions. Previously serving as Chief Information Officer at Baxter International, Talvis has also held executive roles at Cardinal Health, TD Bank Group, Ford Motor Company, Oracle Corporation, and Quaker Oats Company, a division of PepsiCo. Known for creating agile, customer-centric teams that drive digital innovation and growth, he has led strategic business transformations to enhance operational effectiveness and customer experiences.

Chris Colebourn – Chief Technology Officer at Collette

Chris Colebourn has joined Collette as Chief Technology Officer, bringing with him three decades of experience in technical leadership roles across the eCommerce and travel sectors, including positions at Wayfair and TripAdvisor. In his new role, Colebourn will oversee Collette’s technology and digital product strategy, ensuring the company’s solutions remain industry-leading. “We are thrilled to have Chris join the Collette team,” said Collette President and CEO Jaclyn Leibl-Cote. “With his dedication to leveraging leading-edge technologies, Chris will play a pivotal role in propelling business growth and elevating customer experiences.”

Craig Dornon – Chief Information Security Officer at Northwest Bank

Northwest Bank recently appointed Craig Dornon as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). With over 25 years of leadership experience in enterprise risk and compliance programs across the financial, retail, and insurance sectors, Dornon will oversee Northwest’s information security program. This includes cybersecurity, data protection, cloud and application security, IT risk assessment, identity and access management, vendor risk, and data availability risks. Before joining Northwest, Dornon served as Vice President and Chief Operational Risk Officer at Bread Financial and holds numerous technical and training certifications.

Heath Tuttle – Chief Information Officer at the University of Buffalo

Heath V. Tuttle, previously associate Vice President for Information Technology for the University of Nebraska system and CIO at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been appointed vice president and Chief Information Officer at the University at Buffalo (UB). Succeeding J. Brice Bible, Tuttle will collaborate with UB’s senior leadership, IT teams, students, faculty, and staff to drive innovation, enhance the technology infrastructure, and ensure accessibility and inclusivity. Tuttle’s notable achievements at Nebraska include leading the Digital Transformation initiative and advancing the use of emerging technologies like AI.

Wayne Chung – Chief Technology Officer at CLARA

CLARA Analytics has appointed Wayne Chung as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Chung brings a wealth of experience in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and systems engineering. Before joining CLARA Analytics, he served as CTO for BlueVoyant and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Additionally, Chung is a technical advisor to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. In his new role, Chung will leverage his extensive expertise to drive the technological advancements and strategic direction of CLARA Analytics.

Garrett Berntsen – Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer at the Department of Defense

Garrett Berntsen has been named the new Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer at the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO). Berntsen brings a strong background in data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), with experience in national security and international relations. Previously, as the State Department’s first Deputy Chief Data and AI Officer, he established the State Department’s Center for Analytics, enhancing data-driven decision-making. He also served on the National Security Council at The White House, contributing to Executive Order 14110 on AI governance. At the CDAO, Berntsen will advance the DoD’s analytics and AI initiatives, focusing on improving operational efficiency and strategic capabilities.

Rob Osterwise – Chief Technology Officer at Token

Token, a pioneering provider of secure, wearable authentication solutions, has appointed Rob Osterwise as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Osterwise, who will advance Token’s technology vision, brings extensive expertise in circuit design, firmware, and application development. Previously, he served as Vice President of Advanced Technology and Head of IoT, Digital Innovation, and Emerging Technologies at Stanley Black & Decker. Before that, he was Technical Director at AT&T and held senior technology roles at Giesecke & Devrient. Osterwise expressed his enthusiasm for joining Token and contributing to the fight against ransomware attacks with innovative solutions.

Justin Moore – Chief Technology Officer at Life360

Life360, a leading family connection and safety company, has announced the appointment of Justin Moore as its new Chief Technology Officer. With over 15 years of experience in consumer technology, Moore has held significant roles at notable companies including Lyft, Instagram, Facebook, and Rivian. Moore’s career highlights include leading significant projects at Rivian, enhancing utility and enabling innovative planning for users. In his new role at Life360, Moore will focus on technological innovation, advancing product development, and expanding the engineering team. His experience in location and mapping technology, as well as his ability to leverage massive data flows, aligns perfectly with Life360’s goals.

Sanjay Gupta – Chief Information Officer for the State of Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology

The Illinois Senate has officially confirmed Sanjay Gupta as the state’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Secretary of the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). Gupta, who has been serving in the acting role since June 2023, brings a wealth of experience from both the private and public sectors. He previously worked on federal pandemic aid portals for small businesses and has been instrumental in developing the IT Trainee Program, which aims to bridge the talent gap by providing trainees with salaries, mentoring, and eventual full-time positions at DoIT. Gupta’s confirmation marks a new era of leadership and innovation for Illinois’ technological infrastructure.

Damien Johnson – Field Chief Technology Officer for Tricentis

Tricentis, a global leader in continuous testing and quality engineering, has appointed Damien Johnson as Field Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Americas. Johnson, with over 25 years of experience in SAP transformations and formerly Global Chief Architect for RISE with SAP (SAP Cloud ERP), will drive Tricentis’ go-to-market technical strategy, offering technical expertise and guidance to customers, prospects, and partners to maximize IT transformation and DevOps initiatives.

Tyson Morris – Chief Information Officer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

Tyson Morris, former Chief Information Officer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been appointed as the new Chief Information Officer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). Morris, an Atlanta native, will lead MARTA’s Technology Department in upgrading business applications, infrastructure, and completing digital transformation projects to support operations. His tenure in Chattanooga, beginning in February 2022, was marked by significant advancements, including the creation of a digital city hall and improvements in residents’ digital services. Morris is recognized for implementing cybersecurity measures, technology sustainability projects, and managing grant-funded transportation initiatives, transforming Chattanooga into a model intelligent city. Prior to his role in Chattanooga, Morris spent eight years at Coca-Cola, enhancing digital marketing, data science, enterprise architecture, and global advertising initiatives. He also served over four years at Accenture, focusing on global technical innovation and operations.

David Kershaw – Chief Technology Officer at Scripta Insights

Scripta Insights, the Rx Navigation™ company guiding self-insured employers, health plans, and their members to prescription savings, has named David Kershaw as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Kershaw, with over 20 years of engineering leadership experience in the healthcare and biotech sectors, will drive the company’s technological vision and innovation. He previously held VP roles at Tactiq, DataKitchen, and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Policy from Harvard University. CEO Eric Levin emphasized Kershaw’s passion for improving life through technology as crucial for Scripta’s growth.

James Roettger – Chief Information Officer at McAfee and Taft

McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, has named James Roettger as Chief Information Officer. In his new role, Roettger will lead a team of IT professionals, addressing the technology needs of the firm’s three offices and over 325 employees, while ensuring the security and privacy of client and firm data. Roettger brings nearly two decades of IT management experience, including roles as a system administrator and director of IT for various companies. Most recently, he served as director of IT for Goodwill of Central Oklahoma. Roettger holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Southern Nazarene University and certifications as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.

Scott Flanders – Chief Information Officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that Scott Flanders will officially assume the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO). Flanders has been serving as the NRC’s acting CIO and will now transition into the role permanently. He steps into this position following his tenure as the deputy CIO. Flanders joined the NRC in 1991 as a reactor engineer intern and has since held various leadership roles. Before his appointment as deputy CIO, he was the director of the Division of Site Safety and Environmental Analysis in the Office of New Reactors and the deputy director of the Division of Waste Management and Environmental Review in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards. In his new role as CIO, Flanders will oversee the NRC’s information technology functions, including cyber and information security, data management, artificial intelligence, and enterprise governance. His primary focus will be on enhancing information access and improving the overall performance of the agency.

Alda Mizaku – Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer at Children’s National Hospital

Children’s National Hospital has appointed Alda Mizaku as the vice president and Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer (CDAIO). In this newly established role, Mizaku will lead the execution of the hospital’s data, analytics, and AI strategy, promoting data-driven decision-making and modern AI technology investment. With over a decade of experience at Mercy Health System in St. Louis, where she held positions including executive director of Data Engineering and Analytics and vice president of Analytics Product Management, Mizaku has a proven track record in enhancing operational efficiency and patient outcomes. “It’s an honor to join the team at Children’s National,” said Mizaku. “I look forward to collaborating with leaders across the organization to enable data and AI-driven solutions.”

Paul Ho-Sing-Loy – Chief Information Officer at MidWestOne Financial Group

MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc., the parent company of MidWestOne Bank, has announced the hiring of Paul Ho-Sing-Loy as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Paul is a dynamic and highly accomplished business and technology leader with an outstanding record of success. He joins MidWestOne from Lakeland Bank, where he served as Executive Vice President and CIO, focusing on digital strategies and cybersecurity initiatives. Paul also has experience with large national banks such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Cornell University.

Sha Edathumparampil – Chief Digital and Information Officer at Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida has appointed Sha Edathumparampil as its new Chief Digital and Information Officer, where he will lead all functions of the Technology & Digital (T&D) division. Edathumparampil, who joined Baptist Health three years ago from American Century Investments, previously served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Data Officer. With a robust background in technology and digital leadership, he has held significant roles at BMO Financial Group, The Walt Disney Company, Sabre Inc., and Fidelity Investments. In his new role, Edathumparampil will oversee digital transformation efforts and work to enhance technology support and customer service for physicians, staff, and patients.

TK Keanini – Chief Technology Officer at DNSFilter

DNSFilter has announced the appointment of TK Keanini as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With over 30 years of experience in network security, Keanini will lead product management, customer experience, engineering, and security intelligence at DNSFilte. Previously, Keanini was Vice President of Security Architecture and CTO of Cisco Secure, where he led the development of the Encrypted Traffic Analytics security solution. His career also includes leadership roles at Lancope, nCircle Network Security, and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Online. Keanini is passionate about integrating customer feedback into product decisions, believing successful cybersecurity solutions are simple and critical, and intercept threats early.

Al Lettera – Chief Digital and Information Officer at Signature Aviation

Signature Aviation, the world’s largest private aviation terminal operator, has appointed Al Lettera as its new Chief Digital and Information Officer. Al Lettera joins from Tractor Supply Company, where as Senior Vice President of IT, he led significant eCommerce and mobility initiatives, achieving a tenfold digital business growth. His experience includes transformative roles at Office Depot and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. CEO Tony Lefebvre praised Lettera’s ability to deliver advanced technology for superior guest and team member experiences.

Martin Stumpe – Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer at Danaher Corporation

Danaher Corporation has announced the creation of the new role of Chief Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Officer and the appointment of Dr. Martin Stumpe to this position. Dr. Stumpe, who most recently served as Chief of AI at Tempus, brings extensive experience in leveraging AI to drive scientific and operational progress. His background includes founding the Cancer Pathology project at Google and working with NASA’s Kepler team. He will report to Jose-Carlos Gutierrez-Ramos, Senior Vice President and Chief Science Officer at Danaher. This move reflects Danaher’s increasing investment in AI as a driving force for innovation and productivity.

Richard Harris – Chief Technology Officer at Altumint

Altumint has appointed Richard Harris as its new Chief Technology Officer. Harris, who brings three decades of industry experience in software development and strategic planning, will oversee Altumint’s technology initiatives, beginning with the launch of the AI-supported Viocam Vision System, designed for law enforcement. Harris previously served as CTO at DRB Systems Inc. and VP of Design and Innovation at Diebold Nixdorf, stabilizing product portfolios and leading design activities. Harris, holding a BSc Honors in Computer Science from Portsmouth University, UK, expressed enthusiasm for enhancing road safety and user experience through innovative technology.

Binu Mathew – Chief Technology Officer at Tekion

Tekion, the innovator of the first cloud-native platform for the automotive retail ecosystem, announced the appointment of Binu Mathew as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Bringing 30 years of experience in software product development and strategy, Mathew will drive Tekion’s technology strategy, product development, and delivery, integrating AI, data science, and digital innovations to enhance the platform. Mathew previously held senior executive positions at C3 AI, Baker Hughes, and Oracle, where he managed billion-dollar product portfolios. At Tekion, he will lead engineering, product management, and design teams, focusing on scaling technology infrastructure, enhancing security and reliability, and promoting cross-functional collaboration.


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