There were many executives who made a move in their career in September 2023. Today, we will focus on 11 CIOs and CTOs that accepted new positions.
Rue21 Strengthens Leadership Team with New CIO
Leading fashion destination, rue21, known for its curated selection of styles designed to bring affordable fashion to everyone, today announced the appointment of Scott Saeger as new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Saeger brings extensive experience and technology strategy expertise to rue21, further enhancing the brand’s customer journey and optimizing its platforms to support growth and enhanced interactions with rue21’s diverse community.
UNFI Names New CIO
Longtime Mars Inc. executive Mario Maffie has joined United Natural Foods Inc. as chief information officer, taking over from predecessor Jack Clare, who left the company. Plans call for Maffie, currently vice president and CIO at candy and food giant Mars, to start as UNFI CIO on Oct. 2, the Providence, Rhode Island-based grocery distributor said Thursday. Reporting to Chief Operating Officer Erin Horvath, Maffie will lead UNFI’s IT team and supervise initiatives to integrate critical network systems and accelerate the use of data and insights to support customers and suppliers.
GlobalConnect Appoints New CIO
Leading Nordic digital infrastructure and connectivity provider GlobalConnect appoints Marie-Josée Leblond as its new Group Chief Information Officer (CIO). Leblond previously served as Vice President, Head of User Experience Services at Tietoevry and will start her new position at GlobalConnect on October 2, 2023.
BJ’s Wholesale Club Names New CIO and EVP
Anjana Harve has been appointed executive vice president and chief information officer at BJ’s Wholesale Club, effective immediately. In this new role, Harve will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and guidance to the company’s information technology division as well as driving business results, boosting revenue growth, and streamlining operational efficiencies.
Sprouts Market Names First-Ever CTO
Sprouts Farmers Market has appointed Jim Bahrenburg, formerly CIO of Good Food Holdings, as its first-ever chief technology officer.
Boise State University Selects New Cybersecurity Chief
Boise State University’s Office of Information Technology announced Brandon Bowlin as its new chief information security officer.
PuroClean Hires New CIO
PuroClean, a leading brand in property restoration and remediation throughout the country, has announced that Nick Hindle will be joining the brand in the role of Chief Information Officer, a new role for PuroClean.
DHS Creates New Chief of AI
DHS named Eric Hysen, the agency’s chief information officer and Artificial Intelligence Task Force co-chair, to the inaugural position of Chief AI Officer. In this role, Hysen will promote AI usage while maintaining safety protocols, in addition to advising Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and other agency leadership on AI policy and practice. He will continue to work as the agency’s CIO.
Grameenphone Announces New CIO
Grameenphone (GP) announces as new CIO. Niranjan Srinivasan will be an integral part of Grameenphone’s Management Team.
Hershey Appoints Its First-Ever CTO
The Hershey Company appointed Deepak Bhatia as its first-ever CTO, the company. Bhatia will also join the company’s executive committee, reporting directly to CEO Michele Buck. Bhatia comes to Hershey after a 12-year stint at Amazon, most recently serving as VP of supply chain optimization technologies. In the role, he led the group that owns software engineering, product management and science for Amazon’s core supply management functions.
Delinea Appoints New CIO
Delinea, a frontrunner in delivering solutions that enhance Privileged Access Management, has revealed the appointment of David Koenig as its new Chief Information Officer. Koenig will spearhead the IT strategy and operations of Delinea, overseeing aspects ranging from the firm’s infrastructure and business applications to its helpdesk teams. Importantly, he will be instrumental in driving the company’s digital innovation agenda and fortifying its corporate information security.