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CIO, CTO, CISO & Other Tech Exec Appointments and Departures: GE Healthcare, AIG, Target & More

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GE Healthcare Appoints CTO for ImagingAmit Phadnis

Amit Phadnis has been appointed VP, CTO- Imaging, GE Healthcare. In this role, Amit will drive digitization, software and cross modality initiatives across the Imaging business. Amit joins GE from Cisco Systems where, most recently, he was the India Site Leader and SVP of Engineering for the Core Software Group. 

AIG Names Chief Auditor Gallo as New CIO

American International Group reported that Martha Gallo has been named CIO. She succeeds Philip Fasano, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Gallo has been EVP and Chief Auditor of AIG before taking up the CIO role.

Gallo joined AIG in 2015 with more than 30 years of experience from JP Morgan Chase, where she served in a variety of executive roles and served as General Auditor. Prior, she served as the Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Global Compliance and Regulatory Management at JP Morgan Chase. She serves on the Board of the Battery Park City Authority and is Co-Chair of the Women’s Refugee Commission Board.

Target Promotes VP of Information Security as CISO

Target has promoted Rich Agostino to CISO, following the departure of Brad Maiorino, who moves to Booz Allen Hamilton's U.S. commercial business. Target hired Agostino from GE as his VP of information security in September 2014.

Henkel Names Rahmyn Kress as Chief Digital Officer         

Henkel has named Rahmyn Kress as chief digital officer to accelerate Henkels digital activities. Prior to his new role at Henkel, he has been with Accenture since 2010, most recently as Managing Director of Accenture Technology Ecosystems & Ventures in Europe.

Tesla Taps Former IT CTO at Juniper Networks as New CIO         

Gary Clark, a former IT CTO at Juniper Networks, joined Tesla as its CIO. Clark succeeds Jay Vijayan, who left the electric carmaker in January last year to start his own venture - Stealth Startup Company. Clark previously worked at Barclays Global Investors as managing director and head of technology services.

Deutsche Bank Appoints Pascal Boillat as Group CIO          

Deutsche Bank appointed Pascal Boillat as a Group CIO. Boillat joined Deutsche Bank in 2016 as CIO and Head of Operations for the Corporate & Investment Bank. In his new role, he will be responsible for defining technology strategy across the bank to serve clients while further enhancing standardization and digital capabilities.

P. Kevin Chase Joins Sempra Energy as CIO 

Sempra Energy announced that P. Kevin Chase, 48, has joined the company as its CIO. Previously, Chase served as the CIO and SVP of technology and supply chain at Energy Future Holdings from 2011 to 2016. He was CIO and VP of TXU Energy, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings from 2008 to 2011.

Lincoln Financial Group Names Accenture Exec as Chief Digital Officer    

Lincoln Financial Group announced that Raj Chakraborty has been named as chief digital officer in a newly-created Senior Management Committee position. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, Chakraborty was with Accenture, where he served as a managing director.

Paysafe Group Appoints Chief Digital Officer from Australian Securities ExchangeTim Thurman

Online payments company Paysafe Group has appointed Tim Thurman as chief digital officer. Thurman is joining Paysafe from Australian Securities Exchange, where he served as CIO and executed the exchange's Technology Transformation Strategy.

Rambus Appoints Leader for Security Architecture and Advanced Technology Team and Technical Director

Rambus appointed Drs. Helena Handschuh, a renowned cryptographer, and Thomas Vogelsang, a world recognized DRAM expert, to one of the company’s highest technical positions, Rambus Fellow.

Dr. Handschuh is a well-recognized expert in the security community for her contribution to cryptography, cryptanalysis and hardware security. She was a member of ETSI-SAGE Security Algorithms Group of Experts for more than 10 years where she provided expertise on side-channel analysis and also co-designed GSM, 3G and LTE cryptographic algorithms including MILENAGE, SNOW 3G and other algorithms deployed in over six billion SIM cards and mobile handsets. Dr. Handschuh served as the Program Co-chair of CHES 2015 and recently served as the Program Chair of CT-RSA 2017. Dr. Handschuh has been appointed to lead the Security Architecture and Advanced Technology team at Rambus, responsible for defining security architecture for existing and next-generation security technologies. She currently chairs the Security Working Group of the Secure Content Storage Association SCSA with over 250 members. 

Dr. Vogelsang is a world-recognized DRAM expert and during the course of his career has made significant contributions to a wide range of technologies, specifically DRAM architecture and core design. He is a senior member of IEEE, has been a lecturer on DRAM at Stanford University, and served as part of the technical program committee for Digital Photography and Mobile Imaging. As a technical director at Rambus, Dr. Vogelsang has been responsible for several projects and recognized for his work with low-power DRAM energy consumption based on a revolutionary power model he pioneered.

Fitbit Promotes Device Engineering Exec    

Wearable technology devices company Fitbit has promoted VP of Engineering, Samir Kapoor, to SVP of Device Engineering. Samir brings nearly 20 years of engineering management experience, most recently having spent ten years with Qualcomm.

CorVel Appoints VP, Information Systems as CIO

Maxim Shishin, VP, Information Systems, will be promoted to the position of CIO at CorVel, the provider of workers' compensation solutions for employers, third party administrators, insurance companies and government agencies.  Shishin has been with the Company for 14 years, joining the company as a Senior Software Engineer in 2002.  His prior positions include Software Engineering Manager, Director of Software Engineering and VP of Information Systems.

Tucows CIO Steps Down

Kenneth Schafer, EVP, CIO of Tucows, the company that offers OpenSRS group, a reseller network that offers domain name, email, and other related services, notified the company of his intention to resign from the company. Schafer is resigning from the company to pursue other interests, and his resignation is not a result of any dispute or disagreement with the Company.

MeetMe Announced Change in Engineering Leadership

Skout’s co-founder and CTO Niklas Lindstrom has joined MeetMe, the social networking service providing members the opportunity to meet and interact with new people, as CTO.

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide Appoints CTO and CIOChris Andrews

Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, the health behavior change specialists of Ogilvy & Mather, announced that Chris Andrews will become SVP, CTO. Andrews previously held the CIO position at the Parsippany headquarters of Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide.

Steve Oliver has been promoted to CIO at the Ogilvy CommonHealth agency. Oliver has been a key member of the Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide IT team since 2008, leading the development of many key business systems and contributing to the technical aspects of all mergers and acquisitions, including the development of Ogilvy CommonHealth Market Access.

Wyndham Hotel Group Gets New Information Chief from D+M Group

Scott Strickland has been appointed as CIO at Wyndham Hotel Group. With 25 years of experience in the field of IT, Strickland joins Wyndham from D+M Group where he led the company's IT function as CIO.

Toyota Motor North America Promotes CIO from VP to SVP

Zack Hicks, group VP and CIO, Toyota Motor North America, is named SVP and CIO and global security, TMNA. He is also the CEO and president of Toyota Connected. Additionally he has a global role leading information security management department for Toyota Motor.

Date Range: February 28th – March 28th

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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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