The 10 Highest-Paid CIOs of Public Companies
Total compensation: $4.97 million, Passerini says he’s anything but a “stereotypical” hardcore-techie CIO. “The technology can be learned,” he says, “but you cannot teach curiosity.”
Total compensation: $4.87 million, Has been named a member of Fortune magazine’s “Dream Team,” as well as #18 on Fast Company’s list of “100 Most Creative People in Business.”
Total compensation: $4.65 million, Butler has a non-tech background: She graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1975 with a degree in English literature, and started at Norfolk Southern as a customer-account auditor.
Total compensation: $3.7 million, Before SunTrust, Cheriyan oversaw business-systems transformation for IBM’s global financial-services clients. He has a master’s level philosophy degree in management.
Total compensation: $3.57 million, Among other innovations, Gupta’s teams have come up with DriveWise, which provides Allstate customers information about their driving habits and reveals how much they can save by improving upon them.
Total compensation: $3.48 million, Before Home Depot, Carey spent two decades at Wal-Mart, where he integrated Walmart.com, Samsclub.com and the company’s grocery home delivery business in the U.K.
Total compensation: $3.44 million, Has served former CIO stints for PeopleSoft, Oracle and Symantec. Also worked as an intelligence-systems officer for the U.S. Air Force.
Total compensation: $3.19 million, Beer is a 20-year CPA by trade, and a former CFO. She’s worked for Coca-Cola and, ironically, given her last name, Molson Coors Brewing.
Total compensation: $3.13 million, Barnes credits visualization tech for helping UPS create apps to allow London Olympics organizers to transport more than 30 million pieces of equipment, including drug samples and medals.
Total compensation: $2.96 million, He left Best Buy after just nine months to join Symantec, but stayed long enough to qualify for this list. A star CIO at Starbucks, Gillett was dubbed “Neo” by Best Buy employees, after the hero of the film, The Matrix.