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75 CIOs On the Move

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Emily Hill
Contributing Writer

In our most extensive roundup yet, we’re spotlighting 75 leaders who have recently embraced new opportunities. This feature covers professionals across a broad spectrum of industries who are making a significant impact on the tech realm. These CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs are ready to enrich their new positions with cutting-edge ideas and proactive strategies.

Congratulations to these 75 individuals who are stepping up to lead their teams and companies into the next phase of their growth.

Kristin Myers – Chief Digital Officer at Northwell

Kristin Myers has been appointed as the first-ever Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Northwell Health, marking a significant milestone in the health system’s digital transformation journey. Transitioning from her role at Mount Sinai Health System, where she was celebrated for her leadership in digital innovation and technology modernization, Myers brings a wealth of experience to Northwell. With an Executive Master of Public Health from Columbia University and an Executive Chief Information Security Officer certification from Carnegie Mellon, Myers is well-prepared to lead Northwell’s adoption of cutting-edge technologies like Epic’s EHR system and Google Cloud for data insights, driving forward the organization’s commitment to improving patient experiences and streamlining systems for team members. Joseph Moscola, Northwell’s Executive Vice President for Enterprise Services shared, “We are thrilled to be adding Kristin to our leadership team as we continue on our digital transformation journey. Her experience, leadership, and vision will accelerate our health and harmony journey for our customers and our Northwell team members.”

Johnathan Waldern – Chief Technology Officer at Luminit

Luminit LLC, a leader in holographic light shaping technologies, has appointed Dr. Jonathan Waldern as its Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Waldern brings a wealth of experience, with over two decades dedicated to pioneering product innovation and manufacturing scale-up in areas such as AR/VR, “Smart Glass,” and more. With an impressive portfolio of over 170 patents, his expertise spans developing holographic, lithographic, and metamaterial-based products for a variety of applications. As CTO, Dr. Waldern aims to leverage artificial intelligence to transform AR Head-Up Display and eyeglass demand, identifying high-value growth opportunities to enhance Luminit’s product offerings and revenue. His previous roles include CTO at MetaMaterials Inc. and founder of DigiLens Inc., where he developed cutting-edge optical technologies. Dr. Waldern’s vision for collaborative innovation and his plans to expand manufacturing capacity signal a promising new chapter for Luminit, as it shifts focus from R&D to commercialization and looks to achieve increased revenue growth under his leadership.

Ryan Safarian – Chief Technology Officer at Intelligent Artifacts

Intelligent Artifacts, a New York City-based technology startup specializing in trustworthy and responsible AI solutions, has announced the strategic appointment of Ryan Safarian as its Chief Technology Officer. This move is a part of the company’s ambitious plan to scale its dual-use AI technology across both public and private sectors, leveraging Safarian’s extensive background in driving growth and innovation. With a rich history of transforming startups through various stages of development, Safarian comes from Care.com, where he led significant technological and cultural shifts to fuel expansion. His career spans two decades of embracing disruptive technologies across diverse industries, including e-commerce, gaming, fitness, and care. “As we welcome him to the IA team, we are not only gaining a seasoned CTO but also a visionary leader with an exceptional track record of driving technological innovation,” said Founder and CEO, Sevak Avakians.

Paul Fisher Jr. – Chief Information Officer at Seton Hall University

Seton Hall University has recently promoted Paul Fisher Jr. to the position of Chief Information Officer, succeeding Stephen Landry, who is stepping down after a distinguished 30-year tenure at the institution. Fisher, previously the Associate Chief Information Officer since 2009, is recognized across the campus for his extensive contributions and leadership in technology integration and digital transformation initiatives. With his tenure at Seton Hall beginning in 1997, Fisher has played a pivotal role in various capacities, notably as the director of the Teaching, Learning, & Technology Center since 2005. His efforts have been instrumental in enhancing the university’s digital learning environment, including the development of a state-of-the-art medical simulation center and the strategic expansion of online course offerings. Fisher’s leadership was particularly evident during the university’s adaptive response to COVID-19, ensuring the continuity of operations and remote education, and the introduction of vital digital tools, such as the Adobe Creative Campus designation in 2022.

Vasanth Balu – Chief Information Officer at Bozeman Health

Bozeman Health, a key healthcare provider based in Montana, has officially announced the appointment of Vasanth Balu as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Balu brings a wealth of experience and leadership to his new role as he is tasked with the oversight and strategic direction of the health system’s Information Technology (IT) department. This crucial role involves ensuring the IT department operates smoothly and provides comprehensive support to the organization.

Robert Ruocco – Chief Information Technology Officer at Triple-S

Triple-S Management has recently enhanced its executive team with the appointment of Robert Ruocco as Chief Information Technology Officer. Ruocco brings to Triple-S an impressive background with more than twenty years of experience in the IT and security sectors. Prior to his new role, he significantly contributed to Consortium Health Plan in Maryland as the Chief Information Technology and Security Officer. His career also includes notable leadership positions such as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Information Technology at Healthfirst. Ruocco’s extensive experience and strategic insight are expected to be instrumental in driving Triple-S Management’s ongoing transformation, aiming to better support the evolving needs of its policyholders and stake in the competitive insurance sector.

Gertrude Van Horn – Global Chief Information Officer at Rimini Street

Rimini Street, Inc., renowned for its global enterprise software support, products, and services, has appointed Gertrude Van Horn as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective February 1, 2024. Van Horn, an esteemed IT executive with a career spanning various industries including financial services, manufacturing, and retail, transitions from her role as a senior vice president and CIO at NCH Corporation. Her extensive experience includes pivotal roles at notable companies such as American Express, JP Morgan, and Victoria’s Secret. This strategic appointment follows her positive engagement with Rimini Street as a client, where she was impressed by their commitment to excellence and innovation. worldwide.

Gregory Smith – Chief Information and Operations Officer at First Citizens BancShares, First Citizens Bank

First Citizens BancShares, Inc., a leading U.S. financial institution, welcomed Gregory L. Smith to its executive team as the Chief Information & Operations Officer (CIOO) for both BancShares and its subsidiary, First Citizens Bank. This new role within the bank’s executive leadership is designed to strategically enhance the technology, operations, cyber, and data functions across the entire enterprise. Smith, who will be reporting directly to Chairman and CEO Frank B. Holding, Jr., brings a wealth of experience from his previous positions, notably at TD Bank Financial Group in Toronto, Canada, where he led transformation and corporate operations from 2019 to 2023. With an impressive background that includes leadership roles at TD Bank, NA in the U.S., National Australia Bank in Melbourne, Australia, and General Electric, Smith is well-equipped to drive excellence and innovation at First Citizens.

Selim Aissi – Chief Security Officer at HealthEquity

Selim Aissi recently announced his new role as the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at HealthEquity, a leading provider of health savings accounts and financial wellness solutions. In a LinkedIn announcement, Aissi shared, “I’m privileged to be part of HealthEquity’s splendid seniors leadership team and exceptionally-talented teammates across the company as we lead the charge in bringing together intuitive technology and remarkable services to enable millions in achieving wellness today and financial wellbeing tomorrow.”

Michelle Gansle – Chief Data and Analytics Officer at McDonald’s

McDonald’s has recently appointed Michelle Gansle as its Chief Data and Analytics Officer (CDAO), marking a significant step in enhancing the company’s data-driven decision-making capabilities. With an impressive background that spans over 30 years in marketing, insights, and analytics, Gansle’s journey from her role as VP of Global Insights and Analytics at McDonald’s to CDAO underscores her exceptional skill in leveraging data to envision and drive a better future for the communities the company serves. Before her time at McDonald’s, Gansle made substantial contributions at Mars Wrigley as Senior Director of Foresight, Innovation, and Growth Insights. Her expertise in developing impactful marketing plans, managing cross-country launches, and uncovering key shopper insights demonstrates her comprehensive ability to drive growth and efficiency.

George T. ‘Buddy’ Hickman – Chief Digital and Information Officer at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y., has appointed George T. “Buddy” Hickman as its new Chief Digital & Information Officer (CDIO), starting January 15, 2024. Hickman, with a 30-year tenure in healthcare leadership, including a role as Chief Strategy Officer at First Health Advisory and various CIO positions, will spearhead the development of IT and digital health solutions to enhance patient care and operational efficiency. His appointment follows a national search to replace the retiring Tom Furlani, PhD. Hickman, an engineering graduate from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and former board chair for CHiME and HIMSS, is recognized for his visionary approach to healthcare information systems. Candace S. Johnson, PhD, President and CEO of Roswell Park shared, “Information systems are so critical to every facet of 21st-century healthcare, and Buddy brings a vision and excitement that he will put to work for the benefit of our patients and his colleagues across our locations.”

Steve Shillingsburg – Chief Technical Officer at Sonar Software

Sonar Software has appointed Steve Shillingsburg as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO), leveraging his twenty-plus years of experience in the software and SaaS industries. Shillingsburg, formerly the CTO at Supplier.io and with key roles at SkillSurvey and Brightly Software, is tasked with leading Sonar’s technology strategy and product development to support strategic growth and enhance customer experience. His track record includes launching products in the ESG space, leading technology organizations through acquisitions, and driving innovation. Sonar Software, known for its BSS and OSS solutions for ISPs, aims to strengthen its position in the telecommunications industry with Shillingsburg’s expertise. CEO, Ray Bixler shared, “We are thrilled to welcome Steve to the Sonar family. His extensive experience, leadership, and commitment to innovation align perfectly with our vision for the future.”

Sean Cook- Global Chief Data Officer at Aegon

Aegon, a leading global financial services group, has appointed Sean Cook as its Global Chief Data Officer in a move to strengthen its data management and analytics capabilities. Cook brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles, including AVP Data Management and Finance IT at Pacific Life and Chief Data Officer and Director of Data Management at Genworth Financial. Throughout his career, Cook has been a proponent of leveraging technology to enhance business strategies, having implemented significant data governance and modernization initiatives. Cook’s strategic vision for Aegon focuses on advancing the company’s data programs, governance, and analytics to foster a data-centric future. His leadership is expected to drive innovations in cloud computing, big data, and DevOps, further establishing Aegon as a pioneer in the financial services industry’s evolving data landscape.

Samir Sherif – Chief Information Security Officer at F5

F5 has officially announced Samir Sherif as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), marking a significant step in reinforcing the company’s cybersecurity posture. Sherif has a rich background as CISO for companies like Absolute Software and Imperva, and extensive experience at Citigroup as Global Head of Application Security. His role will focus on enhancing F5’s security capabilities, overseeing cybersecurity standards and programs for products and services, and demonstrating the value of F5’s security solutions to customers and the industry. Sherif takes the helm from Gail Coury, who retires on March 1, with a mission to leverage F5’s leadership in multi-cloud application security to bolster its cybersecurity initiatives.

Allegra Driscoll – Chief Technology Officer at Bread Financial

Bread Financial, a leading fintech company based in the US, has announced the appointment of Allegra Driscoll as its new Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Driscoll, who previously held the position of Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at American Express’s Global Commercial Services Unit, brings a wealth of experience from her extensive career in the financial services sector. Prior to her role at American Express, Driscoll had a nine-year tenure at Goldman Sachs within its securities division and later moved to Credit Suisse, where she served in various managing director roles focusing on product and engineering functions. At Bread Financial, she will focus on advancing the company’s technology priorities, enhancing its private-label credit card offerings, and expanding payment, lending, and saving solutions for e-commerce merchants.

Wes Jensen – Chief Technology Officer at PacketFabric

PacketFabric, a frontrunner in Network as a Service (NaaS) innovation, has appointed Wes Jensen as its new Chief Technology Officer. Bringing over 25 years of technology leadership experience from significant roles at major companies like Digital Realty, Lumen Technologies, EarthLink, and Verizon, Jensen is recognized for his contributions to telecommunications and digital infrastructure. His recent work at Digital Realty, where he led technology innovation and strategy, along with his involvement in co-founding and serving on the boards of technology startups in the digital infrastructure, blockchain, and cryptocurrency sectors, highlight his extensive expertise and visionary approach. Vincent English, CEO at PacketFabric said, “Wes is a vital addition to the Executive team. He’s a visionary technologist who has architected networks for the world’s largest financial institutions, social media platforms, and cloud service providers. His background as a leader and an innovator in our industry is what this company needs as it expands its offerings to enterprises.”  

Amy Farrow – Chief Information Officer at Infoblox Inc.

Infoblox Inc., a pioneer in cloud networking and security services, has announced Amy Farrow as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. With over two decades of experience in leading technology teams and driving growth at scale, Farrow’s expertise is set to support Infoblox’s ambitious expansion plans. Her role will be crucial in navigating the company through a period of significant transformation, enhancing customer experiences, and maintaining leadership in the market. Farrow, who previously held pivotal positions at Salesforce, Twitter, and Lyft, will lead the Information Technology and Security teams, reporting to CFO and COO Hoke Horne.

Eileen White – Chief Information Officer at BrandSafway

BrandSafway, a global leader in providing access and specialty services to various markets, announced the appointment of Eileen White as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective March 31. In her new role, White will spearhead digital optimization and the execution of strategic IT initiatives worldwide, reporting to EVP and Chief Technology and Digitization Officer, Mark Choe. This move comes as BrandSafway combines its Technology and IT teams into a new Technology and Digitization function. White, with over 20 years of experience in global enterprise technology and digital transformation, joined BrandSafway last year as VP of IT Transformation, significantly contributing to the company’s IT strategies. Her previous roles include VP, IT, Quality and Transformation at Ciox Health, and various positions at General Electric (GE). The appointment follows the retirement of Jay Fisher, who leaves after 17 years and significant contributions to the company.

Victor Glava – Chief Technology Officer at GigaStar

GigaStar, a startup aiming to bridge YouTube Creators and Investors, has appointed Victor Glava, a seasoned financial technology expert, as its Chief Technology Officer. With over 15 years of experience, including roles at Robinhood and as co-founder of Cove Markets and OptionsCity Software, Glava is set to lead GigaStar’s engineering team. His focus will be on executing the company’s technical vision, particularly scaling the GigaStar Market platform and launching its secondary market by mid-2024. CEO Hazem Dawani praised Glava’s proven ability to build and scale sophisticated financial technologies, expressing confidence in his capacity to drive innovation at GigaStar. Hazem Dawani, CEO of GigaStar said, “Victor is a seasoned technologist with a successful track record of building and scaling teams, processes, and technologies behind sophisticated financial technology. Given his expertise, I am confident that Victor’s leadership will accelerate the pace of innovation at GigaStar.”

Harshit Shah – Chief Technology Officer at Kyruus Health

Kyruus Health, a leader in care access solutions, has announced Harshit Shah as its new Chief Technology Officer. With over 24 years of experience in both the technology and healthcare sectors, including significant roles at Amazon, Microsoft, and Spring Health, Shah is tasked with leading Kyruus Health’s engineering teams. His responsibilities will span software development, infrastructure, security, and data management, as well as shaping the company’s technological future. Shah’s appointment comes as Kyruus Health aims to enhance its platform, which currently serves over 1,000 hospitals, 500 medical groups, and connects 425,000 providers with more than 90 million health plan members. “I’m thrilled to join Kyruus Health on its mission to connect people to the right care,” said Shah. 

Jason Mull – Chief Risk Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at R&T Deposit

R&T Deposit Solutions announced the appointment of Jason Mull as Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer (CRO), and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on January 18, 2024. Bringing over thirty years of experience in information security and risk management from his previous role as CISO at CLS Bank International, Mull is set to enhance R&T’s cybersecurity and risk management frameworks. His extensive background across financial services, government service providers, and the military aligns with R&T’s strategic goals of bolstering enterprise risk management and aligning with overall business objectives. R&T, a leader in tech-enabled liquidity management, deposit funding, and securities-based lending, plans to leverage Mull’s expertise to secure and strengthen its operations and services amidst growing technological and security challenges in the financial sector.

Dr. Timothy A. Barton – Chief Technology Officer at DESE Research

DESE Research, Inc. has appointed Dr. Timothy A. Barton as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With a distinguished career spanning over three decades, Dr. Barton is renowned for his development of innovative solutions addressing some of the most critical national security challenges for the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. His work at DESE Research is anticipated to drive substantial advancements in the company’s technological endeavors, enhancing growth, strategic planning, technical distinction, and change management. Prior to this role, Dr. Barton’s expertise was instrumental at Leidos, Inc. Dynetics Group, alongside notable positions at SAIC and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Adi Kavaler – Chief Technology Officer at Zilliant

Zilliant, a leader in pricing solutions, has recently announced the addition of Adi Kavaler as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to their leadership team. Kavaler brings with him over 25 years of experience in leading global engineering and product teams at Fortune 100 and 500 companies, including SAP, HPE, and CentralSquare. Before joining Zilliant, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at Quali, a provider of cloud platform solutions. In his new role at Zilliant, Kavaler will oversee the engineering, technology, and IT teams, focusing on product development and innovation. His expertise is expected to help Zilliant adapt to the rapidly changing pricing market, incorporating advanced technologies such as generative AI and proactive automation to enhance efficiency.

Madhu Kota – Chief Technology Officer at TradePending

TradePending, a company specializing in sales enablement and consumer experience software for car dealerships, has announced the appointment of Madhu Kota as Chief Technology Officer. This strategic move, backed by Capstreet, a Houston-based private equity firm, aims to enhance TradePending’s mission of providing innovative solutions that adapt to the needs of its customers. Kota, with a commendable 25-year tenure in IT, brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles, including CTO and Head of R&D at Riskonnect and Chief Information Officer and SVP of Technology Development at BioIQ.

Randy Fields – Chief Technology Officer at Ultra Intelligence and Communications

Randy Fields has recently taken on the role of VP and Chief Technology Officer at Ultra Intelligence & Communications, stepping into this new position with a rich background in digital intelligence and technology. Fields, who previously served as vice president and general manager at Cubic’s digital intelligence unit, brings a deep expertise in airborne datalinks, Joint Fires, and tactical edge technology to Ultra Intelligence & Communications. In his announcement on LinkedIn, Fields expressed his excitement about leveraging his extensive experience in his new role, where he will lead the company’s technology and engineering strategy to meet emerging market needs and business objectives.

Stephanie Luck – Chief Information Officer at Gordian

Gordian has appointed Stephanie Luck as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO), marking a significant addition to its leadership team. With over twenty years of experience in senior IT and analytics roles, including pivotal positions at Fortive operating companies such as ServiceChannel and Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), Luck brings a depth of expertise to Gordian. As CIO, Luck will lead a dedicated team focused on developing advanced IT solutions to enhance Gordian’s offerings in sales optimization, marketing, and legal areas. She will oversee the execution and implementation of Gordian’s IT strategy, aligning technology initiatives with the company’s overall deployment objectives.

Amy Trainor – Chief Information Officer at Oschsner

Amy Trainor, BSN, RN, has been appointed as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) and senior vice president of Ochsner Health, a leading healthcare provider based in New Orleans. With a rich background in healthcare information services and clinical systems, Trainor previously served as the Chief Applications Officer and Vice President of clinical systems at Ochsner. In her new role, she will oversee the design, implementation, and management of information services across Ochsner’s network, which includes 46 hospitals and over 370 health and urgent care centers. Her career began as a registered nurse, and she holds degrees from Louisiana State University in Nursing and Healthcare Administration. Trainor’s extensive experience, highlighted by her achievements in achieving Enterprise HIMSS Ambulatory Stage 7 validation and implementing innovative technologies such as AI in-basket messaging, positions her to lead Ochsner’s digital teams in enhancing patient access and operational efficiency.

Ed Chan – Chief Information Officer at Crown Castle

Crown Castle recently enhanced its executive team by appointing Ed Chan, a distinguished former Verizon executive with over three decades of experience, culminating in his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). This strategic recruitment comes as part of Crown Castle’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its leadership amidst a comprehensive review of its fiber business operations. Chan’s move to Crown Castle is particularly noteworthy due to his extensive background and significant contributions at Verizon, positioning him as a valuable asset for Crown Castle.

Lisa Hall – Chief Information Security Officer at SafeBase

SafeBase, a leader in Trust Center platforms, has appointed Lisa Hall as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), leveraging her nearly two decades of experience in spearheading security and compliance at rapidly growing tech firms such as Color Health, PagerDuty, and Twilio. In her new role, Hall is tasked with overseeing SafeBase’s comprehensive security strategy, focusing on enhancing infrastructure and product security to enhance customer trust. Hall’s prior experience as a SafeBase customer gives her unique insights into the platform’s role in fostering trust-based relationships, a perspective she plans to use to ensure product security and evolve SafeBase’s offerings in line with customer trust demands. Following a year of exceptional growth, including a doubled customer base and enhanced product features aimed at streamlining the security review process, SafeBase is poised for continued expansion in 2024, with Hall’s leadership expected to significantly contribute to its efforts in optimizing efforts to build and maintain customer trust through cybersecurity.

Bob Watkins – Chief Information Officer at Divert Inc.

Bob Watkins has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Divert Inc., a West Concord, Massachusetts-based technology firm focused on transforming the grocery retail supply chain to reduce food waste and emissions. With over 25 years of global experience, Watkins brings a rich background in information technology, supply chain, product marketing, and engineering to Divert. His recent role as Chief Business and Technology Officer at Triumvirate Environmental was preceded by leadership positions at Surgalign Spine Technologies Inc., Smith & Nephew, Johnson Controls, General Electric, and SABIC. Joining Divert in a period of rapid expansion, Watkins is set to spearhead the digitization of the company’s operations and the development of its digital platform. “We are in a strong position to accelerate our efforts to eliminate wasted food in 2024 and Bob will be an invaluable addition given his process improvement, manufacturing, supply chain, and product development experience,” said Ryan Begin, CEO and co-founder of Divert.

Vince Fattore – Chief Information Officer at RoadSafe Traffic Systems

Vince Fattore has been appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer for RoadSafe Traffic Systems, the national leader in traffic safety services and products. Fattore is an innovative business leader with significant business transformation and technology enablement experience in driving growth and productivity improvements in both large and mid-sized enterprises. He most recently comes from Presbyterian Homes, an independent, not-for-profit senior living care organization, where he served as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology.

Christopher Pemberton – Chief Information Officer at S.H.A.R.E. Community Development Corp. (SCDC)

S.H.A.R.E. Community Development Corp (SCDC), based in Houston, Texas, has welcomed Christopher Pemberton as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead and transform its digital infrastructure. With a rich background spanning over 15 years in various sectors of information technology, Pemberton is set to spearhead strategic IT planning and management, focusing on software architecture, web development, manufacturing, and security. His previous experience includes directing global cloud cybersecurity at Cummins, Inc., and generating significant revenue and security improvements through roles at White Cloud Security and Walkercom. His unique blend of art and technology, coupled with a successful track record in leadership and cybersecurity, positions him as a key player in driving SCDC’s mission to provide luxury living experiences at affordable prices while contributing positively to community development.

Daniel Curling – Chief Technology Officer and Scott Ball – Chief Information Officer at WWEX

WWEX Group, a prominent Dallas-based third-party logistics provider and the parent entity of Worldwide Express, GlobalTranz, and Unishippers, has announced significant additions to its executive team with the appointment of Daniel Curling as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Scott Ball as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Curling, with a robust background spanning over 25 years in sectors like online travel, mobile device protection, and SaaS solutions for healthcare, steps into the role of CTO to spearhead technological growth and innovation within the company.

Meanwhile, Scott Ball, who has been a part of WWEX Group since 2018 and previously served as Senior Vice President, IT, will oversee the company’s technology infrastructure, operations, security, and corporate applications as the new CIO. Ball’s rich experience includes notable positions such as CIO of Solera, alongside leadership roles at Sabre and Asurion, and an initial career as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army. Together, Curling and Ball are poised to drive WWEX Group’s mission of enabling efficient business operations through technology, aiming to ease the workload for their teams, carriers, and customers, and to further cement WWEX Group’s status as a leader in the logistics sector.

Lou Martinez Sancho – Chief Technology Officer at Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Company has recently announced the appointment of Lou Martinez Sancho as the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of R&D and Innovation, positioning her at the forefront of the company’s global research and development initiatives and its technology strategy focused on innovative products and services. Martinez Sancho, with a rich background spanning over two decades in senior leadership roles across diverse sectors including energy, biotech, automotive, and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), brings a wealth of experience to Westinghouse. Her previous roles include Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Kairos Power, as well as Chief Innovation Officer at Spie Batignolles and Vice President of Global Innovation at Framatome.

Aaron Rucker – Chief Information Officer at Murray-Calloway County Hospital

Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Kentucky has appointed Aaron Rucker as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Rucker, a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, transitions from his role as Director of Application Development at University Clinical Health in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was instrumental in leading EHR project implementation. Rucker is skilled in a variety of platforms and technologies, including EPIC, Dragon, Care Cognitics, PDS, and other data analytic platforms, and holds certifications in NextGen and Lean.

J. Matt Gilkeson – Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Recently appointed as the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Data Officer at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), J. Matt Gilkeson brings over two decades of information technology experience and a proven track record from his nearly four years leading the TSA’s Innovation Task Force. Since joining the TSA in 2013, Gilkeson has played a crucial role in enhancing both security measures and the passenger experience, resulting in significant operational efficiencies and federal budget savings. In his new role, Gilkeson aims to revolutionize TSA’s data governance, integrate advanced technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and improve data sharing across the agency to enhance its functionality and response capabilities. He is also focused on the development and deployment of innovative security technologies, aiming to continuously improve operational processes and the passenger experience. Gilkeson’s strategic leadership is expected to drive TSA’s technological evolution, maintaining its position at the forefront of transportation security innovation and ensuring the safety and security of the nation’s transportation systems.

Jeff Delaney – Chief Information Officer at the University of Memphis

The University of Memphis has recently appointed Jeff Delaney as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO), bringing a wealth of experience from over two decades in university-related IT roles. Before joining the UofM, Delaney served as the Vice President of Information Technology and CIO at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, where he was instrumental in securing a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant for a storage cluster project, implementing an RFID tracking system for IT assets, and adopting Agile project management for development projects. “Coming from a similar technology background as Jeff, I saw he had a keen understanding of the multi-layered role a CIO has and its importance to the very structure of an institution,” said UofM President Dr. Bill Hardgrave. “His dedication to iterative IT improvement through innovation will help lead our University to greater achievements as we strengthen our research enterprise while optimizing our operational excellence.” 

Derrick Pledger – Chief Digital and Information Officer at Maximus

Maximus, a global leader in providing government services, announced the appointment of Derrick Pledger as its Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO), a role aimed at leading the company’s technology modernization and enterprise IT strategies to stimulate growth, enhance customer experience, and improve service delivery for government agencies. Pledger, with over two decades of experience in government technology, notably in application development, cloud computing, data analytics, and technology modernization, transitions to Maximus from Leidos, where he led a substantial digital ecosystem supporting over 47,000 employees. His appointment is part of Maximus’s strategic effort to leverage innovative technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, to refine business processes for government partners.

Marshall Smith – Chief Technology Officer at Voyager Space

Voyager Space has announced the appointment of Marshall Smith as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and his addition to the board of directors for Starlab Space, a joint venture with Airbus aimed at developing the Starlab commercial space station. Previously serving as Voyager Space’s Vice President of Exploration, Smith’s new role signifies a pivotal movement in Voyager’s mission to advance its technological and exploration strategies. Smith, who has also been recognized with numerous prestigious awards from NASA for his leadership and technical expertise, expressed his enthusiasm for leading Voyager’s team in tackling the complex challenges of commercial space exploration and contributing to the Starlab team’s efforts in the commercial low-Earth orbit economy.

Elliot Menschik – Chief Technology Officer at Vivodyne

Vivodyne, a leader in biotech innovation for therapeutic discovery and development, has welcomed Elliot Menschik, M.D., Ph.D., as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and board member. Dr. Menschik, with a 25-year track record as a serial entrepreneur, investor, and academic in techbio, brings extensive experience from his time as Chief Digital Officer at Resilience and an executive at Amazon Web Services, where he supported biotech and AI ventures. At Vivodyne, he will apply his expertise in software, hardware, and AI to propel the company’s growth, focusing on using novel biology, robotics, and computation for developing therapeutics with lab-grown human organs. Dr. Menschik aims to elevate Vivodyne’s drug discovery platform, harnessing his background in scaling techbio operations to revolutionize therapeutic development.

Noel Calhoun – Chief Technology Officer at Canoe Intelligence

Noel Calhoun has been named Chief Technology Officer at Canoe Intelligence, bringing over 30 years of distinguished technology leadership experience to the financial technology firm specializing in data management for the alternatives industry. His rich background includes significant roles such as CTO at various companies and over 13 years at the CIA, where he led data science and machine learning teams. At Canoe, Calhoun is set to drive the company’s technical strategy, focusing on leveraging innovative machine learning initiatives to enhance financial data management in the alternative investment space.

Peter Wang – Chief AI and Innovation Officer at Anaconda

Peter Wang has been appointed as the Chief AI & Innovation Officer at Anaconda Inc., taking the helm of the newly established AI Incubator. This initiative marks a strategic move by Anaconda to further its commitment to advancing Python performance in artificial intelligence (AI) workloads, thereby reinforcing the company’s competitive edge in the tech industry. As Chief AI & Innovation Officer, Wang will not only lead this innovative venture but will also continue to influence Anaconda’s growth trajectory as a member of its board of directors, embodying his dedication to fostering AI innovation and development within the company and the broader tech community.

Joe Lai – Chief Technology Officer and Vibhu Bhan – Chief Operating and Information Officer at Creativ Insights

Joe Lai and Vibhu Bhan have recently taken on pivotal roles at Creativ Strategies, marking a significant expansion for the marketing and PR firm with the launch of its new AI and technology division, Creativ Insights. Joe Lai steps into the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), tasked with leading the product and technology vision, implementation, and research services within the newly formed division. His leadership is expected to drive the development of cutting-edge marketing technologies and products, leveraging his extensive experience to innovate and enhance Creativ Strategies’ offerings in the market.

Vibhu Bhan, appointed as Chief Operating and Information Officer (COIO), will lead the division’s development, focusing on martech products, processes, and operations for the combined entities of Creativ Strategies and talkAItive. His background in technology leadership and his previous contributions in various sectors provide a strong foundation for spearheading the operational and informational aspects of the firm’s expansion. Together, Lai and Bhan bring over 30 years of data analysis and technology development experience to Creativ Strategies, drawing from their diverse backgrounds across financial services, automotive, and construction industries.

Skyler Severns – Chief Technology Officer at 1 & Fund

1 & Fund has announced the appointment of Skyler Severns as its new Chief Technology Officer, a move that underscores the company’s commitment to advancing technology solutions for its contractor customers. Skyler brings a wealth of experience from his previous role at Dark Matter InsurTech LLC, where he developed innovative solutions for the Excess & Surplus (E & S) insurance industry and contributed significantly to the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association’s InsurTech committee. His background as a Solution Architect, designing grid computing solutions across various industries, positions him well to lead 1 & Fund’s tech initiatives aimed at enhancing lead generation, contracts, and sales for contractors. 1 & Fund, known for its exclusive 1Look multi-lender finance platform and proprietary sales training, aims to leverage financing as a strategic tool for home improvement contractors to close more deals and increase profitability. Skyler’s expertise in tech and insurance is expected to be instrumental in achieving these goals.

Christophe Foulon – Chief Information Security Officer at Nexigen

Nexigen, a Newport, KY-based enterprise specializing in cybersecurity, cloud, and IT services, has enhanced its leadership team by welcoming Christophe Foulon as a Cyber Advisor and Fractional Chief Information Security Officer (fCISO) as of January 31, 2024. Foulon, known for his roles as an Information Security Manager, Adjunct Professor, and Cybersecurity Strategist, brings a depth of knowledge in cybersecurity, GRC, and AI to Nexigen. His expertise is expected to fortify Nexigen’s innovative IT and cybersecurity solutions. CEO Jon Salisbury shared, “We are delighted to welcome Christophe Foulon to our team. His cybersecurity and strategic advisory expertise will be invaluable as we continue our mission to deliver comprehensive and secure IT solutions to our clients.”

Dr. Jamaine Mungo – Chief Information Security Officer at the Department of Aviation

Dr. Jamaine Mungo has recently joined the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), bringing with him over two decades of expertise in cybersecurity from his previous role as a Cybersecurity Executive at Comcast Advertising. Mungo’s rich experience includes developing cybersecurity strategies and managing significant initiatives for the Department of Defense, state agencies, and private corporations. As an accomplished author who is dedicated to education, he has taught cybersecurity at Cornell, Purdue, and North Carolina A&T State Universities, underscoring his commitment to advancing cybersecurity knowledge and practices within the aviation sector and beyond.

Patty Crawford – Chief Information Officer at UL Solutions

Patty Crawford, an experienced leader in the technology sector, has been appointed as the Chief Information Officer at UL Solutions, a leading company in applied safety science. UL Solutions is renowned for turning safety, security, and sustainability challenges into opportunities across more than 100 countries. Having previously worked at prestigious companies like Accenture, BP, and Aon, where she most recently served as the SVP and Head of Platforms, Patty brings a wealth of experience to her new role. She has a proven track record of developing, managing, and executing multimillion-dollar projects, leading transformational programs, and achieving productivity and efficiency improvements across various regions and business units. As the new CIO, Patty joins the executive leadership team, where she will contribute to shaping the overall business model and strategy for UL Solutions. She will be responsible for crafting the enterprise-wide IT strategy, leading transformational initiatives, and building and managing the company’s infrastructure, technologies, and data systems.

Jason Stein – Chief Information Officer at Border States

Border States, a Fargo-based electrical supplies distributor, has appointed Jason Stein as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Stein, previously serving as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing with nearly 30 years of company experience, brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role. Stein’s extensive experience in customer and vendor relations positions him well to lead the IT department, driving innovation and enhancing customer experiences. Border States President Jason Seger shared, “Because of the transformative nature of IT in our business, it’s vital that we provide executive-level support with proven leadership who understands our business. Having Jason complement our talented IT group with his vast business experience is a real opportunity to amplify the impact technology has on our results.” 

Scott Stapp – Chief Technology Officer at DEFCON AI

Former Northrop Grumman Chief Technology Officer, Brig. Gen. (Retired) Scott Stapp, has joined DEFCON AI as its Chief Technology Officer and Chief Revenue Officer. In his new roles, Stapp will lead technology, business, and partnership development, and oversee external partnerships and technology strategy. DEFCON AI, known for its defense mobility tool Artiv™, aims to address software and AI deficits within the Department of Defense, starting with logistics. Stapp’s extensive experience in the defense industry, including over nine years at Northrop Grumman, positions him well to contribute to DEFCON AI’s mission of delivering cutting-edge technologies for national security.

Cormac Twomey – Chief Technology Officer at Envoy

Envoy, a leading integrated workplace platform, has appointed Cormac Twomey as its Chief Technology Officer. Twomey will oversee product engineering, infrastructure, and operations, guiding Envoy as it enters a new phase of growth. With a decade of experience reshaping workplace strategies, Envoy aims to provide smarter solutions for its customers amid a shift towards in-office work. Twomey’s expertise in streamlining data and automating operations aligns with Envoy’s mission to optimize workplace efficiency and safety. His work at previous companies such as OpenTable and eHarmony reflects a track record of fostering innovation and delivering exceptional user experiences.

Jill Fraser – Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Colorado

Jill Fraser, who has been serving as Colorado’s interim Chief Information Security Officer since September 2023, has been appointed to the role of Chief Information Security Officer permanently. Fraser brings extensive experience to the position, having previously served as the CISO of Jefferson County, Colorado, for nearly 11 years. During her tenure, she developed a unified security program and played a key role in creating Colorado’s “whole-of-state” cyber program in 2018. “I am thrilled to have Jill on the team. As we continue to see the ingenuity of those who strive to cause harm by stealing people’s data, her expertise is just what is needed to protect state systems further,” said David Edinger, Chief Information Officer for the state.

Ali Sareea – Chief Technology Officer at Batesville

Ali Sareea has joined Batesville Services, LLC as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), reinforcing the company’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge burial, cremation, and technology solutions. With a wealth of experience in IT leadership and digital transformation, Sareea will lead Batesville’s technology strategy and investments. His track record includes successful work as Chief Technology Officer for Aline and Chief Information Officer for Atria Senior Living, where he spearheaded innovative digital initiatives.

John Godfrey – Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Kansas

Governor Laura Kelly has appointed John Godfrey as the new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the State of Kansas. In his role, Godfrey will lead the Kansas Information Security Office (KISO) in developing and implementing information security strategies, including cybersecurity strategies. With years of experience in information security, including roles at The University of Kansas Medical Center and Kansas State University, Godfrey brings a wealth of expertise to the position. He emphasizes the importance of coordination and collaboration in advancing Kansas’s cybersecurity posture and looks forward to building on the foundation laid by his predecessor. Godfrey’s academic background includes degrees in Information Technology, Justice Studies, and Information Networking, along with multiple professional certifications, demonstrating his commitment to excellence in the field of cybersecurity​​.

Peter Webber – Chief Technology Officer at Engage PEO

Engage PEO, a prominent professional employer organization (PEO) offering HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide, has named Peter Webber as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Webber, with 25 years of experience in technology management, brings valuable expertise to the role. Previously serving as Vice President of IT Operations at WorkForce Software, Webber has a proven track record of driving organizational growth through technological innovation. In his new position, he will oversee Engage’s technology and process innovation, focusing on customer-facing technology services. Webber’s leadership will contribute to advancing Engage’s mission of delivering comprehensive HR solutions to its clients, empowering them to focus on growing their businesses while minimizing costs and administrative errors.

Jason Lewin – Chief Information Officer at AmeriCU Credit Union

Jason Lewin has been promoted to Chief Information Officer (CIO) at AmeriCU Credit Union. With over eighteen years of experience in Information Technology and a diverse background in various IT roles at AmeriCU since 2015, Lewin is well-positioned to drive the credit union’s technological advancement. His responsibilities include strengthening cybersecurity measures, enhancing digital transformation strategies, and optimizing operational efficiency. Lewin’s active involvement in community organizations underscores his commitment to social responsibility, aligning with AmeriCU’s ethos of serving members and communities beyond financial services. His academic achievements, including a Master of Business Administration in Economic Crime and Fraud Management from Utica University, complement his practical expertise, ensuring robust IT leadership at AmeriCU​​​​.

Michael Mahler – Chief Technology Officer at Onyx Coffee Lab

Onyx Coffee Lab proudly announced the appointment of Michael Mahler as its first-ever Chief Technology Officer, marking a strategic move to strengthen its commitment to technological innovation amidst explosive growth in online sales. Mahler, who has been a consultant for Onyx since 2018, brings to the table nearly 12 years of experience in e-commerce and a rich background as a tech entrepreneur, including founding the boutique digital agency Candela, which specializes in user-first experiences. Mahler holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in computer and engineering sciences from the University of Arkansas. His appointment is a response to the increasing demand for Onyx’s specialty coffee online.

Grant Alois – Chief Information Officer at Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union has announced the promotion of Grant Alois to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), effective from his initial joining in 2021 as Vice President of Technology. In his new role, Alois joins the executive team with responsibilities that include shaping and executing strategic initiatives to optimize systems, enhance cybersecurity preparedness, and strengthen the credit union’s technology infrastructure, in addition to managing system applications, payments, and loan servicing. Alois brings to the table a wealth of knowledge, underscored by extensive education and multiple certifications from Amazon Web Services (AWS), ISACA, CompTIA, and ITIL v3.

Chad Wasserman – Chief Information Officer at HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, a prominent healthcare provider in the United States, recently announced the appointment of Chad Wasserman as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective February 1, 2024. Wasserman, who has nearly three decades of experience at HCA Healthcare, succeeds P. Martin “Marty” Paslick upon his retirement after 38 years of service. In his new role, Wasserman will oversee the Information Technology Group (ITG), managing over 6,700 colleagues and leading global IT strategy, solutions, and support across HCA Healthcare’s network. Before ascending to the role of CIO, Wasserman held several key positions within HCA Healthcare. His previous roles include Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ITG, as well as Vice President in various capacities within the organization. “Throughout his career, Chad has demonstrated a strong ability to drive technology solutions across a wide range of business areas. I’m confident in his ability to lead our growing technology agenda to advance digital capabilities across the company,” shared Sam Hazen, Chief Executive Officer of HCA Healthcare.

Steven Roach – Chief Technology Officer at Ascent Hospitality Management

Ascent Hospitality Management, the parent company behind Huddle House and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, has appointed Steven Roach as its new Chief Technology Officer. Roach transitions from his previous role as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Focus Brands, where he was responsible for crafting and implementing a comprehensive technology roadmap across multiple food and beverage brands. At Ascent, he will lead the development and execution of innovative technology initiatives that support the expansion and operational efficiency of both Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and Huddle House, enhancing the overall dining experience for customers.

Steve Cheatham – Chief Information Officer at BrightKey

BrightKey, an outsourced services company specializing in publication, subscription, meeting registration, and membership programs, has appointed Steve Cheatham as Chief Information Officer. Cheatham comes from the Game Show Network where he served as Vice President, Information Technology. In this capacity, he oversaw all operations and led high-performing teams across cybersecurity, infrastructure, help desk, end-user computing, SOX compliance, and software development. He earned his bachelor’s degree in management and his M.B.A. in Information Systems from the University of Redlands.

Patrick Horne – Chief Information Officer at Zenith American Solutions

Zenith American Solutions, a leading provider of third-party administration services for Taft-Hartley trust funds, announced Patrick Horne as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Bringing over three decades of IT experience from various sectors, including healthcare and pharmacy services, Horne joins Zenith to spearhead the company’s technology and cybersecurity initiatives. His expertise in IT operational improvements, cloud migrations, and information security programs is poised to enhance Zenith’s commitment to state-of-the-art technology solutions and cybersecurity compliance. Horne’s leadership will also continue Zenith’s investment in rigorous System and Organization Controls (SOC) audits, reinforcing the company’s dedication to data security and operational integrity.

Kartal Goksel – Chief Technology Officer at Seedtag

Seedtag, a frontrunner in global contextual advertising, has appointed Kartal Goksel as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), marking a significant addition to its leadership team. Goksel, with over two decades of experience in the AdTech industry, including senior roles at CNET, CBS Interactive, Pubmatic, and notably as CTO at Kargo, is poised to steer Seedtag’s technological direction and innovation efforts. His expertise is expected to be pivotal for Seedtag as the company navigates the evolving digital advertising landscape, particularly in the wake of privacy changes and the phasing out of third-party cookies. Goksel, taking over from former CTO Paul Goldbaum, will be focusing on leading new technology development, managing technical teams, and shaping the company’s strategic decisions.

Kevin Wong – Chief Technology Officer at InfinityRx

InfinityRx, a pivotal copay program administrator for pharmaceutical manufacturers, announced the appointment of Kevin Wong as Chief Technology Officer. Wong brings to InfinityRx a rich background in fintech, with over a decade of experience across various sectors, including significant roles at Comcast, JP Morgan, and Deutsche Bank, and a recent focus on innovative startups in digital assets and financial services. Tasked with driving all technology initiatives, Wong’s role is set to revolutionize the patient experience and enhance client services with advanced solutions. Wong’s expertise is expected to propel InfinityRx to the forefront of innovation in the copay assistance space, aligning fintech’s dynamism with healthtech’s service offerings to meet and overcome the industry’s challenges.

Mark Bilger – Chief Technology Officer at Sectigo

Sectigo, a leading provider of comprehensive certificate lifecycle management (CLM) solutions, has announced Mark Bilger as its new Chief Product and Technology Officer. With over 35 years of experience in technology and engineering leadership roles at prominent companies like Dell, Hyperion, HP, and York Risk, Bilger is poised to drive Sectigo’s product strategy, research and development, engineering, and IT functions. Most recently serving as CIO for One Call, Bilger’s tenure there saw significant advancements in IT infrastructure, including achieving a 99.95% availability of business systems, implementing the CIS 20 information security framework, and consolidating data warehouses into a cloud-based repository. His appointment is a strategic move for Sectigo as it continues to evolve its platform and maintain its position as a trusted authority in the digital trust landscape, navigating the industry’s transformational challenges such as quantum computing, automation, and AI.

Conor O’Kane – Chief Information Officer at MCO (MyComplianceOffice)

MCO (MyComplianceOffice), a global leader in compliance management software, announced the appointment of Conor O’Kane as Chief Information Officer. With over 25 years of experience in technology and management, including his recent role as CIO at e-commerce titan eShopWorld, O’Kane is tasked with leading MCO’s technology strategy and enhancing the MyComplianceOffice platform, which supports over one million users. “We’re delighted to welcome Conor and his skillset to our company and executive team as we continue to scale to meet the exciting opportunities ahead for MCO,” said Brian Fahey, CEO of MCO.

Andrew Hamel – Chief Technology Officer at International Data Group

International Data Group (IDG), a premier market intelligence and data company, has appointed Andrew Hamel as Chief Technology Officer. Hamel has a strong background in leading global product development and engineering functions at top technology firms, including his recent role as CTO at Booster. In this new capacity, he will lead IDG’s technology roadmap across the IDC and Foundry businesses. His mandate includes driving tech-enabled growth initiatives, building an innovative R&D function, and leveraging emerging technologies like AI and machine learning to strengthen IDG’s growth strategies. Hamel’s vision is to further cement IDG’s status as a trusted data company, committed to delivering next-generation tools and information necessary for customer success.

Dave Ward – Chief Technology Officer at Lumen

Lumen Technologies has appointed Dave Ward, a renowned pioneer in networking technology, as its new Chief Technology Officer. Ward, previously chairman and CEO of PacketFabric, brings a wealth of experience in network architecture and Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) technology. At Lumen, he will spearhead the development and integration of the company’s global network and innovative technologies, aiming to enhance digital experiences for enterprise customers. With a career dedicated to enhancing internet functionality, Ward’s role at Lumen is anticipated to leverage the company’s network and technologies to offer businesses unprecedented connectivity and simplicity.

Oliver Asmus – Chief Technology Officer at DAS42

DAS42, a prominent data consultancy, has announced the appointment of Oliver Asmus, a former Slalom executive, as Field Chief Technology Officer. Asmus, with a wealth of experience in implementing data-driven solutions across multiple industries, including media and entertainment, will lead the evolution of DAS42’s data analytic offerings. Reporting directly to CEO Frank Farrall, Asmus aims to leverage his expertise in Snowflake Data Cloud and analytics platform development to bolster DAS42’s innovative data solutions. His role will be pivotal in empowering DAS42’s clientele to unlock the potential of their data, ensuring they remain competitive and achieve significant business outcomes.

Henry Jiang – Chief Information Security Officer at Therapy Brands

Therapy Brands has appointed Henry Jiang as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), a significant move to enhance its cybersecurity framework amidst the digitalization of healthcare services. Jiang, with a rich history of leading cybersecurity initiatives at Diligent Corporation, Oppenheimer & Co., and Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (US), is tasked with fortifying Therapy Brands’ technology infrastructure against cyber threats. His extensive experience in governance, risk management, security operations, and product security positions him as a key asset in safeguarding the confidentiality of customer information. “We are thrilled to welcome Henry to Therapy Brands as our Chief Information Security Officer. His extensive background in information security and his commitment to implementing robust cybersecurity measures make him an invaluable addition to our team,” said Param Hegde, Chief Technology Officer, Therapy Brands

S. Michelle Farr – Chief Information Security Officer at NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors, a world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, has appointed Michelle Farr to the role of Chief Information Security Officer. Farr comes from Ultra Clean Technology where she served as VP and Chief Information Security Officer. She has decades of experience in the cybersecurity space and serves on the Board of Directors for numerous organizations. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Texas A&M University, master’s degrees in public administration and management information technology, and a doctorate in technology from Purdue University.

Lynnette Clinton – Chief Information Officer at The University of Tennessee Medical Center

The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) has announced Lynnette Clinton, as the new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). With over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including her recent role as Vice President, Applications, and Interim CIO at BayCare Health System, Clinton brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership in information technology to UTMC. Her appointment is aimed at enhancing the medical center’s technology infrastructure and systems to ensure security and efficiency for both staff and patients. Clinton’s extensive background includes leading significant projects such as ERP replacement and the implementation of Cerner’s solutions, demonstrating her capability in strategic planning and complex implementations.

Allison McHenry – Chief Technology Officer for Kos Media

Kos Media, the nation’s largest liberal online political community, news organization, and activism hub, has appointed Allison McHenry to the role of Chief Technology Officer. McHenry comes from The Daily Beast where she served as the Chief Technology Officer supporting the engineering, product, data, design, and growth organizations at the company. Her impressive career also includes significant contributions at leading organizations such as Meta and The New York Times, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to her new position at Kos Media.

Marlin McFate – Federal Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Cohesity

Marlin McFate, a seasoned technology executive with over 25 years of experience, has been appointed as the Federal Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Cohesity, a leading developer of AI-powered data security and management platforms. Previously, McFate held a key position as CTO for the public sector at Riverbed Technology, where he was instrumental in advising on development strategies and exploring emerging technologies. His career also includes significant roles within the U.S. Army and at Circadence. McFate’s new role at Cohesity will focus on driving innovative solutions that adhere to the highest standards of security and compliance, leveraging his vast experience to benefit the organization’s mission to transform data management and protection.


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