IT Careers: Chief Information Security Officers Are In Demand

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 06-07-2012

This installment of CIOs on the Move is marked by a spate of Chief Information Security Officer shuffles at organizations including BCBS, OneWest Bank, Oracle, and Western Dental. Nine of the 26 companies featured in this roundup have either recently appointed or are actively looking for a senior IT security officer.

Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg http://www.discoverorg.com/ITSalesandMarketing/ which provides a constantly updated database of IT org charts and direct contact information on IT executives in Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies.

This feature covers CIOs changing jobs -- and alerts you to job opportunities at organizations seeking IT executives -- across Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies in the U.S. and Canada.

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CIOs on the Move (June 7, 2012)

Company

Location

Executive Moves

AGL Resources

Atlanta, GA

Bill DeSantis is promoted from Manager, IT to Managing Director, IT Infrastructure & Enterprise Facilities.

Air Products & Chemicals

Allentown, PA

Kevin B. Michaelis is named CIO, replacing Richard Boocock, who assumes a new role as VP Global Operations.

BCBS of FL

Jacksonville, FL

Seeking a Chief Information Security Officer, as Mike Orenchuk has left the post. A.J. Bowie, Director Information Security Technology, is interim head of Information Security.

BCBS of MN

Eagan, MN

Laura Woodward left her position as VP Technology & Application Delivery. Her duties are being split between J. David Kaercher, VP IT Infrastructure and a yet-to-be-named VP Application Delivery. 

Brown Printing Company

Waseca, MN

Lee Edberg is no longer Director of Business Mobile Solutions. Kevin Serafin is functioning as Interim Director in his place.

CHRISTUS Health

San Antonio, TX

Lynn A. Gibson, formerly Interim Director, System Technology, is promoted to CTO.

Cricket Communications / Leap Wireless

San Diego, CA

Seeking a VP Infrastructure Operations & Security, as Doug Bird has left the company.

Doral Financial

San Juan, PR

Orlando Santa Cruz is named VP Information Technology.

Greenville Hospital System

Greenville, SC

Barbara West is acting as Interim CIO. 

GoDaddy.com

Scottsdale, AZ

Wayne Thayer is promoted from VP IT to CTO.

Harman International Industries

Stamford, CT

Marty O'Brien is named CIO. 

InterContinental Hotels Group

Miami, FL

Eric Pearson is named CIO.

Kerzner International North America

Plantation, FL

Rick Garvin is no longer Head of IT. Rick Scott, VP IT, has assumed his responsibilities.

Legg Mason

Baltimore, MD

Jeff Broadhead is no longer CISO, and the position is currently vacant. Shari Zakielarz, former Managing Director, Global Data Services, is no longer with the company. There is no replacement at this time. 

MasterCard

Purchase, NY

Bill Dennings is promoted from Senior Business Leader, Global Information Security Engineering Technical Services to SVP, Group Head Information Security.

Neiman Marcus

Dallas, TX

David Manigold, VP Application Development, replaces Brad Furry, VP Enterprise Services & Application Development. 

OneWest Bank

Pasadena, CA

Andy Kim is named Chief Information Security Officer, reporting to Melissa Martinez, EVP & Chief Risk Officer. Andy joins OneWest from Citi, where he was VP Information Security.

UTC Power

South Windsor, CT

Russ Vernali is named Chief Information Security Officer. 

Oracle

Redwood City, CA

Ben Nelson is named CISO & Director, Cloud Security & Compliance.

ServiceNow

San Diego, CA

Pritesh Parekh is named Chief Information Security Officer, reporting to Arne Josefsberg, CTO. 

Seyfarth Shaw

Chicago, IL

Eric Anderson is named Director, Information Technology. Eric joins the firm from SNR Denton, where he served as Director, Infrastructure. 

Symantec

Cupertino, CA

Seeking a CIO, as J. David Thompson has left the post.

Syniverse Holdings

Tampa, FL

Shawn Murphy is named VP Application Services, and will report to Joe DiFonzo, Chief Information Officer.

Synovus Financial

Columbus, GA

Susan Koski is named Chief Information Security Officer. Koski replaces Steven Jones who recently left the company. 

Textron

Providence, RI

Diane Schwarz, who previously served as Director, IT (Bell Helicopter), is named CIO (Textron Systems). 

Western Dental Services

Orange, CA

Ash Kotecha is named Chief Information Security Officer. Ash joins Western Dental Services from OneWest Bank where he served as VP IT Audit. 

Source: CIO Insight / DiscoverOrg, June 7, 2012

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