Microsoft Names LinkedIn’s Kevin Scott as CTO
Microsoft has named Kevin Scott to a newly created role of CTO for the company. This is an expansion of Scott's new role at LinkedIn as SVP of Infrastructure. As Microsoft's CTO, Scott will drive strategic, cross-company initiatives to maximize Microsoft's impact with members and customers.
Walmart Gets a New CIO and Shuffles Tech Execs as it Moves More towards E-Commerce
Wal-Mart names GE Power’s Clay Johnson CIO and EVP for global business services, part of a larger reorganization of its corporate IT and e-commerce groups. The Global Business Services division combines cybersecurity, back-office solutions and global shared services groups. Johnson succeeds CIO Karenann Terrell, who is leaving after five years in the position. Before joining GE, Johnson was VP of IT at Boeing.
Cotiviti Appoints SAP Exec to Board of Directors
Cotiviti Holdings announced that Mala Anand, President of Analytics at SAP SE, was elected to Cotiviti’s Board of Directors to serve as an independent director.
Welcome to our Tech Function Exec Appointment Trends & Open Roles for the - 34 days ended January 19th 2017. The roles covered here: heads of technology, which include CTOs, CIOs, Tech & Ops, CISOs, Cyber and related.
By the numbers, overall:
Total Tech Exec Roles Open: 68
New Tech Exec Appointments: 68 (9 women or 13.2%, 59 men)
Detailed Version of Newsletter for month ended December 2016
Welcome to our CEO Turnover Newsletter. Hope you had a restful and joyous Holiday Season. This newsletter covers open CEO roles as of December 31, 2016 and latest appointments in the tech sector in December 2016.
The average length of time the CEO searches have been open is 5 months, down from 6.5 months earlier in 2016. There is little variance across geographies.
Total Tech CEO Roles Open: 79
New Tech CEO Appointments: 78 (8 women – 10%, 70 men)
PayPal Appoints Airbnb Exec to Board
PayPal appointed Belinda Johnson to its board of directors. Johnson is a recognized attorney and business leader who has focused her talents on crafting and directing policies and strategies that enable high-growth, consumer-facing internet companies for more than two decades. Johnson is the Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer at Airbnb.
BNY Mellon Appoints President of SAP North America as Director
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation has elected Jennifer B. Morgan as independent director. Morgan has served as President of SAP North America since 2014, where she is responsible for the company’s strategy, revenue and customer success in the U.S. and Canada. Since being named President, she has led SAP’s rapid shift to the cloud in North America while helping customers achieve growth in the digital economy. Morgan served in a number of leadership roles for SAP since joining the company in 2004, including as head of SAP North America’s public sector organization and president of its Regulated Industries business unit.
WSJ Senior Special Writer Joins Salesforce as EVP, Global Strategic Affairs
Salesforce announced that Senior Special Writer for The Wall Street Journal Monica Langley will join the company as EVP, Global Strategic Affairs. She will work with the company executive team to develop strategies that will continue to accelerate the company's unmatched growth in the industry. Prior to the company, Langley spent 27 years at The Wall Street Journal, where she wrote many page-one profiles, particularly of newsmakers such as CEOs and presidential candidates.
Xerox Announces Board Changes
Xerox announced the appointment of Cheryl G. Krongard, a former senior partner with Apollo Management, to the Xerox board of directors. Krongard currently serves as a director on the boards of Legg Mason and Air Lease Corporation.
Broadcom Announces Board Changes
American fabless semiconductor company Broadcom appointed Check Kian Low as an independent director of the company and as the company's required Singapore resident director. Low will replace Lucien Y.K. Wong as a director on the Board, whose previously announced resignation from the Board. Low, 57, was one of the founding partners and a director of NewSmith Capital Partners.