BIS: The New Pathway To Leadership
A career in the technology field can lead to the top leadership
positions. The following are professionals in the information technology field that have been promoted to top organizational positions:
- Acadia, a joint venture of Cisco and EMC to provide private
cloud solutions, named Michael Capellas as CEO in June 2010. In the late 1990s he was promoted from CIO to CEO of Compaq.
- Ameritrade promoted its CIO Asiff Hirji to COO in August
- Bank of America promoted Barbara Desoer to lead consumer
real estate operations for the company in June 2008.
- Bed Bath & Beyond promoted its CIO, Richard McMahon, to
chief strategy officer and vice president of corporate operations in 2006.
- Farmers Insurance promoted Martin Feinstein to Chairman and
CEO in 2005.
- Network Solutions hired W. Roy Dunbar, the former top IT
executive at MasterCard, as its new CEO in January 2008.
- Pegasus Solutions, a provider of airline and hotel
reservation systems, named Mike Kistner as CEO in June 2008. Kistner was CIO and SVP of distribution at
Best Western International. Before that,
he was an SVP with Cendant. He also
previously served as Super 8 Motels' EVP of operations and as VP of MIS and
reservations at HFS Inc.
- Spherion, a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based recruiting and
outsourcing company, named Cinda A. Hallman CEO in 2001. The 57-year-old ex-DuPont CIO was one of only
five women to hold the CEO role in a Fortune 500 company in 2001.
- Vital Signs, a medical products manufacturer, promoted its
CIO Alex Chanin to COO in June 2008.
- WellPoint, a health insurance company, announced the
retirement of Mark Boxer, president and CEO of the operations, technology and
government services unit in June 2008.
He was appointed the CIO in 2005.
- Wendy's promoted John Deane from executive VP and CIO to
executive VP of the fast-food chain’s America operations in December 2005.