The comings & goings of digital executives

My Digital Business newsletter (subscribe here!) has a section that covers the appointments & promotions & transitions of digital executives such as chief information officers, chief digital officers, and the like. I spend a tremendous amount of time collecting (and verifying) that information — and sometimes I’ve compiled more news items than I can comfortably fit in the newsletter. So here’s a collection of digital executive news that landed on the cutting-room floor:

Executive appointments, promotions, and transitions in corporate America

Workiva Inc., based in Ames, Iowa, named Julie Iskow as EVP & COO. She was previously CTO at Medidata Solutions Inc., and CIO at WageWorks Inc.

TreeHouse Foods Inc., in Oak Brook, Ill., hired Amit Philip as SVP & Chief Strategy Officer. He was most recently VP of Analytics & Insights at The Hershey Co.

OceanFirst Bank N.A., in Red Bank, N.J., appointed Karthik Sridharan as EVP & CIO, reporting to the CEO. He was a CTO at Citigroup.

Payments provider Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc., in Pleasanton, Calif., appointed Harel Kodesh as CTO. He previously was CTO at GE Digital and General Manager of Predix, GE’s operating system for the industrial Internet.

DriveWealth Technologies, a trading technology company based in Chatham, N.J., named Ryan Burke as CIO and Andrew Levine as Chief Integration Officer.

Cendyn, a hotel industry CRM vendor based in Boca Raton, Fla., named a new leadership team including Olga Peddie as Chief Digital Officer. Meanwhile, the company said Piers Hughes, the CIO, who will now lead R&D at Cendyn.

Southwest Airlines Co.’s SVP & CIO Kathleen Wayton announced the following promotions on her leadership team:

  • Tom Merritt to CTO, adding enterprise architecture to his existing infrastructure & services team
  • John Herlihy to Managing Director of Technical Operations
  • Jeff Jones to VP of Commercial & Customer Technology

CNO Financial Group, in Carmel, Ind., named Pat Casey as CTO — in charge of IT infrastructure — reporting to CIO Mike Mead.

Neovia Logistics Services LLC, in Irving, Texas., named Thomas Musgrave as CIO. He was previously CIO at Americold Logistics LLC.

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), based in Texas, has appointed Ian Bramson as Global Head of Cybersecurity. He will lead the development of a cybersecurity risk-reduction program for the maritime industry. Bramson was the Global Head of Cybersecurity Sales & Strategy at Siemens AG.

Hospitality technology group Monscierge LLC, based in Oklahoma City, named Laurent Idrac — former CIO at hotel group Accor SA — to its board of directors.

Michael Restuccia, SVP & CIO at Penn Medicine, has been named to the board of trustees of Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J.

Discovery Senior Living, in Bonita Springs, Fla., hired Bill Sciortino as COO. He had been COO — and CIO (in 2001-2003) — at Chicago-based Vi Living (Classic Residence Management LP).

Varsity Brands Holding Co. Inc., in Dallas, hired Justin Kentor as Chief of Strategy & Business Transformation, reporting to the CEO. He was head of Nike Inc.’s Digital Activity Commerce.

Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., elected Renita DiStefano, CIO at Seneca Gaming Corp., to the institute’s board of directors, according to The Buffalo News.

David Kelley was named CEO at Income Store, a division of Today’s Growth Consultant Inc. in Lancaster, Pa. Earlier in his career (2007-2011), he was CIO at TD Ameritrade.

More appointments & promotions: ▸ Chris Goggin, COO & CTO at Turn-Key Health, an Enclara Healthcare Inc. company in Philadelphia ▸ Joseph Bruhin, SVP & CIO at Breakthru Beverage Group LLC in New York ▸ Jakub Jurek, Chief Data Officer at Figure Technologies Inc. in San Francisco ▸ David Leuci, CIO at Energy Federation Inc. (EFI) in Boston ▸ Rob Scudiere, CTO at Fuze Inc. in Boston ▸ Alan Waldman, EVP of Product & Technology at Leaf Group Ltd. in Santa Monica, Calif. ▸ Alpna Doshi, Chief Digital Officer at Riverbed Technology Inc. in San Francisco ▸ Erin Lanuti, Chief Innovation Officer at Omnicom Public Relations Group in New York ▸ David (“Lerch”) Lerchbacher, Chief Data Officer at Digible Inc. in Denver ▸ Bill Case, CIO at WideOpenWest Inc. (WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone), in Denver ▸ Tan Truong, CIO at Vesta Corp., in Lake Oswego, Ore. ▸ Vincent David, Chief Data Officer at TickPick LLC in New York ▸ Mark Willis, Chief Information Security Officer at Bluescape in San Carlos, Calif. ▸ Steven Maienza, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, at EBI Consulting (EnviroBusiness Inc.) in Burlington, Mass. ▸ Sharmila Sudhakar, VP of E-commerce for the Men’s Wearhouse unit of Tailored Brands Inc., in Fremont, Calif. ▸ Phil Ahad, Chief Digital Officer at ITWP (parent of Toluna, Harris Interactive Europe, and KuRunData), in Wilton, Conn. ▸ Michal Lewy-Harush, CIO at Tufin Software Technologies Ltd. in Boston ▸ Reed Smith, VP of Digital Strategy at Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock Inc. in Nashville ▸ Matthew Runyan, CIO at Springpoint Senior Living in Wall, N.J. ▸ Charles (Charlie) Turri, CIO at IT People Network (ITPN) in Aurora, Ill. ▸ John Tobison, CIO at eXp World Holdings Inc. (EXPI) in Bellingham, Wash. ▸ Michael Trumbo, CIO at InSight Telepsychiatry in Marlton, N.J. ▸ Robert (Rob) Janek, VP & CIO at CTB Inc. in Milford, Ind. ▸ JP Saini, CIO at SOS Security LLC in Parsippany, N.J. ▸ Jin Gwak, CIO at AmeriCU Credit Union in Rome, N.Y. ▸ Zane Burnett, Chief Digital Officer at Willis Allen Real Estate in La Jolla, Calif. ▸ Jeremy Wood, CTO at High Cotton (a document processing firm) near Birmingham, Ala. ▸ Rick Schooler, CIO at Lee Health in Fort Myers, Fla.

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