New US CIO appointments, October 2022 (2023)

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Allstate names Zulfi Jeevanjee to newly created CIO position



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Allstate is a $50 billion property and casualty insurance company. The creation of the CIO post and the hiring of Jeevanjee are key to the company’s plans to build its technology strength and accelerate its digital transformation and deployment of new technology systems. Most recently, Jeevanjee was the CTO of CVS Health. This will be Jeevanjee’s second stint at Allstate — he was SVP of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation from 2018 until early 2021. Prior to his first role at Allstate, he was the CTO at Wells Fargo, and chief architect at both Wachovia Securities and A. G. Edwards.

The NFL hires Gary Brantley as new CIO

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The National Football League is the most popular pro sports league in the US and its championship, the Super Bowl, is the most watched sports event of the year. Brantley most recently served as CIO of Beazer Homes, one of the largest home builders in the US. Previously, he held the CIO post at the City of Atlanta as well as the DeKalb County School system. Brantley earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences from Youngstown State University and a Master’s degree in Management from University of Phoenix.

Grady Ligon joins RE/MAX as CIO

RE/MAX Holdings is one of the largest real estate brokerage franchisors in the world, under the RE/MAX brand, and mortgage brokerages in the US, under the Motto Mortgage brand. The company has 140,000 agents in almost 9,000 offices globally. Most recently, Ligon served as CIO of Fathom Realty and IntelliAgent. Earlier he was the CIO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, as well as Prudential Real Estate. Ligon earned a BBA degree in Information Systems & Statistics from Baylor University.

XPO promotes Jay Silberkleit to CIO

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XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics is a leading provider of freight transportation services, primarily less-than-truckload (LTL) and truck brokerage. The Greenwich, Conn.-based company’s global network serves 50,000 shippers with approximately 749 locations and 43,000 employees. Silberkleit will succeed Mario Harik who, as previously announced, will become CEO of XPO’s brokered transportation platform, which is being spun off. Silberkleit first joined XPO as VP, Enterprise Architecture in 2012, shortly after the company was founded. In 2021, he was named SVP, Technology. Prior to XPO, Silberkleit served as principal software engineer with Waste Management.

Chevron Phillips Chemical expands remit of CIO Allison Martinez

Chevron Phillips Chemical is one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics. The company has 5,000 employees. Martinez has been promoted from CIO to SVP, Business Transformation and CIO, reporting to CEO Bruce Chinn. In addition to continued oversight of the IT department, Martinez will lead efforts to innovate business operations through continuous improvement initiatives, culture evolution, and championing a digital future. She will also become a member of the company’s executive leadership team. Martinez has more than 20 years of service with Chevron Phillips Chemical.

Delta Dental of California promotes two executives into CIO and CTO roles

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Delta Dental

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Delta Dental

The Delta Dental of California enterprise provides dental benefits to more than 41 million people across 15 states and the District of Columbia. Dominic Titcombe was promoted to EVP and Chief Information and Product Officer. He first joined Delta Dental in 2018 as vice president of application delivery. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Computation Studies from University of Bath. Mike Manowski was promoted to SVP & CTO. Manowski joined the company in 2017 as VP of Application Development, and he will report to Titcombe. Manowski earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Management of Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Ryan Olivier is named CIO of AAM (American Axle & Manufacturing)

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Based in Detroit, AAM is a leading global automotive and mobility supplier with 85 facilities in 18 countries. Olivier spent the past 21 years at Meritor, most recently as VP & CIO. He earned a BA degree in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University and an MBA from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.

Excela Health welcomes Vasanth Balu as CIO

Excela Health is a provider of healthcare in Westmoreland County, Penn., with a medical staff of more than 700 physicians and allied health professionals. Most recently, Balu was VP of Technology at Optum. Earlier, he held IT leadership roles at Medco Health Solutions, TMG, and ESPN. Balu holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Marist College and an MBA with an emphasis in Information Systems from International Technological University.

Velcro Companies selects Rob Trotter as CIO

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Velcro Companies

Velcro Companies is the global company behind the iconic hook and loop fastening system found in clothing, packaging, healthcare, home improvement, and many more types of products. Trotter was previously the SVP & CIO of United Materials Group. Earlier, he was the SVP & CIO at Brinks. Trotter earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Business Information Systems) from University of North Texas.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino welcomes Garret Finocchiaro as its first CIO

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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Located in Milwaukee, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is one of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art entertainment properties in the Midwest. It has 500-room hotel and features more than 2,500 slot machines, 100 table games, a 5,000 square-foot off-track betting room. Finocchiaro joins the property as its first-ever CIO. He spent the past 10 years as Director of IT Operations and Support at Oneida Nations Enterprises in Verona, NY, overseeing technical services for four casinos. Finocchiaro holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Penn State University.

Slalom hires Michelle Grover as first CTO

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Slalom is a Seattle-based management and technology consulting firm with 13,000 employees. Grover joins Slalom from First Command Financial Services, where she served as interim CIDO. Earlier, she was CIO of Twilio, a communications software company.

Sharon Pitt is named CIO at Brown University

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Brown University

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Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading research university in Providence, R.I., with 10,425 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. Most recently, Pitt was the VP of IT & CIO at The University of Delaware. She has also served in campus leadership roles at Binghamton University, George Mason University, and North Carolina State University. Pitt earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech. She also holds a graduate certificate in higher education administration from George Mason University.

University of Cincinnati hires Bharath Prabhakaran as CDO

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University of Cincinnati

UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 46,700 students. Most recently, Prabhakaran was Deputy CIO at University of North Texas. Earlier, he spent 18 years at Oracle, where he rose to Senior Director. He also has significant experience working in nonprofits and serving on boards. He earned a BE degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, and an MS in Computer Science from University of Maryland.

Vuori Clothing names Bryan Muehlberger to be its CIO

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Vuori Clothing

Carlsbad, California-based Vuori Clothing is a fast-growing apparel brand that received a $400 million investment from SoftBank in 2021. Muehlberger was most recently CIO at The Beachbody Company, and prior to that he was CIO for Red Bull North America. He earned a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Muehlberger is also a founding board member of

Eduard de Vries is named CIO for Axia Women’s Health

Axia Women’s Health is a provider of sophisticated healthcare experiences to women through its fast-growing network of OB/GYN physicians, breast health centers, high-risk pregnancy centers, laboratories, and more. Most recently, de Vries was the System Vice President IT Business Consultancy at SSM Health, an $8 billion healthcare system with 26 hospitals and 50,000 employees. He earned an MBA from Nijenrode University in The Netherlands.

Matt Postulka returns to Arbella Insurance as CIO

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Arbella Insurance

Headquartered outside of Boston, Arbella is a regional commercial property and casualty insurance company serving New England. Postulka was with Arbella from 2012-2020, rising to AVP & Deputy CIO before joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as CIO. In his new role he will report to Paul Brady, SVP and Head of Technology and Operations. Postulka holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Providence College and an MBA from Babson College.

Biju Samuel joins Frazier & Deeter as CIO

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Frazier & Deeter

Frazier & Deeter is an accounting and advisory firm that offers a full scope of tax, audit, internal controls advisory and related services. The firm is based in Atlanta. Most recently, Samuel was SVP of Technical Operations at Cardlytics. He studied mechanical engineering at the University at Buffalo.

Creative Testing Solutions welcomes new CIO Jeff Modell

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Creative Testing Solutions

Creative Testing Solutions (CTS) provides customized laboratory testing services to support the life-saving missions of its healthcare partners. The company is responsible for testing more than 8 million blood donations annually, or about 65% of the US blood supply. Modell most recently served as CIO of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. Earlier, he held senior technology roles at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the American Red Cross. Modell earned Bachelors’ degrees in Economics and Computer Science and Engineering from University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University Global.

TGen names Kevin Campbell CIO

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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life-changing results. TGen is part of City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. Campbell joined TGen in 2003, where he worked closely with the TGen faculty and the scientific community to enable and accelerate research and discovery. Additionally, he has played a primary role in incubating numerous startups developed at TGen. Campbell succeeds James Lowey, who now leads the TGen spin-out Kaligent.

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