IT Executive Council is introducing a new blog series called CIOs on the Move, where we will highlight the recent moves of CIOs. Today, we will focus on 10 CIOs that got offered a new position in July 2023.
Chobani Names Tom Cullen New CIO
Chobani is strengthening its executive leadership team and has announced Tom Cullen as its new chief information officer. In the new role, Cullen will channel his 25 years of retail and CPG tech experience into implementing new IT innovations while streamlining existing processes and creating a more efficient IT infrastructure for the brand.
Parag Agrawal joins Fanatics as CIO
Parag Agrawal, previously CIO of Chobani, has joined Fanatics Holdings as chief information officer, a new role for the sports apparel and memorabilia retailer, manufacturer, and licensee.
Carlyle Group, private-equity giant, names Lúcia Soares as CIO and head of technology transformation
Carlyle Group has named Lúcia Soares as chief information officer and head of technology transformation, a role that includes overseeing the $381 billion private-equity and investing firm’s internal information-technology systems, while advising IT leaders at hundreds of its portfolio companies.
Soares, a former vice president at Johnson & Johnson who has served as Carlyle’s CIO of global portfolio solutions since 2021, said working with tech chiefs at other companies is familiar territory. With the move, she plans to leverage insight gleaned from her experience with the firm’s portfolio companies—such as automation, data management and other tech strategies—into stepped-up efforts to optimize Carlyle’s own use of technology as its full-time CIO.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation announced Raman Bukkapatnam as Chief Information Officer
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation recently announced that Raman Bukkapatnam has joined the Company as Chief Information Officer. His first day with the company was July 10, 2023. In his role, Bukkapatnam will be responsible for leading the enterprise’s global technology strategy, transformation, and modernization.
Discover announced Jason Strle as next CIO
Jason Strle will serve as Discover’s next chief information officer, joining the company July 18 as an executive vice president. Strle comes to Discover from Wells Fargo, where he served as EVP and group CIO of payments, virtual solutions, innovation, and community banking business units for nearly six years.
Stanford Medicine Children’s Health names Tanya Townsend new CIO, digital officer
Tanya Townsend was named chief information and digital officer of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. She will join the health system in September. In this role, Ms. Townsend will oversee Stanford Children’s digital transformation and technology-driven initiatives.
Kellogg Names Eric Firer New CIO of North America
Kellogg named Eric Firer its new CIO of North America. “Firer is a forward thinker with 22 years of IT leadership experience in the consumer packaged goods space and a proven track record of successful leadership, strategy planning, and execution,” a Kellogg spokesperson told CGT.
Accenture Names Rajendra Prasad as CIO and Assent Engineering Officer
Accenture has appointed Rajendra Prasad as company’s new chief information and asset engineering officer. In this new role, Prasad will oversee all internal technology development and support for Accenture systems and Accenture assets for clients.
Stephen Stryker has Joined DigitalBridge as CIO
Mr. Stryker brings a depth of knowledge and expertise in technology infrastructure and digital transformation, having most recently served as Chief Technology Officer at Värde Partners for over five years. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s information technology strategy, including cybersecurity, infrastructure, software engineering and data management to enhance operational efficiency and support DigitalBridge’s global expansion plans.
Golden Corral Announced Dawn Gillis as New CIO
Golden Corral announces Dawn Gillis as its new Chief Information Officer. Dawn has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant, hospitality, and consumer goods industries. She is a respected leader who has proven to be a forward thinker while consistently delivering results. As CIO, she is tasked with leading Golden Coral’s digital growth strategy while modernizing its technology stack.