IT Careers: Departures Mark Exec Shuffles at 3M, Lowe’s and 16 Other Firms

This installment of CIOs on the Move is marked by 10 IT executive departures among the 18 organizations featured, including 3M, Lowe’s and the U.S. Department of State. Eight of these companies are actively seeking new IT leaders.

Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg, 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 (May 28, 2012)



Executive Moves


St. Paul, MN

Julie Houghton, Director, Information Technology, has left her post. Her
role has been divided among five others, including CIO Ernie Park,
Chief Information Officer, and his direct reports.

Bob’s Discount Furniture

Manchester, CT

Paul Butka is hired as CIO.

Cambia Health Solutions

Portland, OR

Dean Peterson is promoted to VP Information Technology, from a directorial position.

Calamos Investments

Naperville, IL

Doug Besso has left the position of SVP Information Technology. No replacement has been named.

Catalyst Health Solutions

Rockville, MD

CIO Michael Forbes has left the company. No replacement has yet been named.

Department of State

Washington, DC

The department is seeking a replacement for John Streufert, who leaves
the post of CISO to become Director of Homeland Security’s National
Cybersecurity Division.

Fidelity National Information Services

Jacksonville, FL

Gregory (Greg) Schaffer has been named Chief Information Security Officer.

Golden Rule Insurance

Indianapolis, IN

Doug Crockett is named CIO.

Lowe’s Companies

Mooresville, NC

Seeking a CIO, as current CIO Michael Brown has announced plans to retire.

Markel Corporation

Glen Allen, VA

The company is seeking a replacement for CIO David Egbert.

Nomura Securities

New York, NY

Stephen (Steve) Woods is named Managing Director & Head of
Enterprise Infrastructure Services, reporting to CIO Drew Vaden. He
replaces Richard Snow, who recently left the company.

Pearson Education Holdings

Upper Saddle River, NJ

Michael Colucci has left the position of VP Desktop, Messaging, Active Directory & Help Desk. No replacement has been named.


Chesterfield, MO

Christopher Ortbals, previously Senior Director, Global Systems PMO, has left the company.

Saxon Mortgage

Irving, TX

Paul Gorske, previously SVP Infrastructure, has left the company. His position has not yet been filled.

State of Virginia

Chester, VA

Michael Watson is named Chief Information Security Officer. Watson is
responsible for protecting the Commonwealth’s IT systems and data,
including citizen data kept by the state.

State of Washington

 Olympia, WA

Rob St. John is named Director, Consolidated Technology Services, replacing Mike Ricchio, who recently left the company.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Waltham, MA

Michael Blanford left his position as VP IT Strategy, Program Management
& Operational Support. The position will not be filled.

Trinity Health

Novi, MI

Marcus B. Shipley is named CIO, succeeding Paul Browne, who is now
Trinity Health’s SVP Integration Services. Shipley comes from Cigna,
where he served as VP IT Infrastructure.

Source: CIO Insight / DiscoverOrg, May 28, 2012

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