MasterCard Shuffles Senior Executives to Take On an ‘Increasingly Digital World’

MasterCard has appointed Ed McLaughlin as CIO, reporting to Rob Reeg, president of the Operations and Technology business unit. McLaughlin joined the company in 2005 and for the past five years has led the emerging payments division, where he oversaw digital platforms like the MasterPass digital wallet.

The appointment is part of series of executive appointments that distribute responsibilities typically associated with the roles of CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs, in an attempt to “drive tighter integration across the organization allowing us to enhance our product offering and brand experiences in an increasingly digital world,” says Gary Flood, President, Global Products and Solutions at MasterCard. Garry Lyons, Chief Innovation Officer, will now lead the Digital Payments and MasterCard Labs organizations and will be responsible for consolidating the development and delivery of emerging digital payments solutions. In May, MasterCard appointed Betty DeVita as the Chief Commercial Officer of MasterCard Labs. DeVita is responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships focused on commercializing existing and future MasterCard Labs assets.

In other recent appointments and career moves:

Scott Pittman, vice president of IT infrastructure services at Dell, will be interim CIO while the company looks for a permanent replacement to CIO Paul J. Walsh, who is leaving the company. Mr. Walsh was promoted to CIO in September 2014 following the departure of Adriana “Andi” Karaboutis, who took the job of executive vice president of technology and business solutions at Biogen.

Ralph Loura, who joined Hewlett-Packard Co. as CIO for the firm’s Enterprise Group in 2014, has left the company as it split into two separate companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and HP Inc. Scott Spradley, a seven-year veteran at the old HP, was named CIO for Hewlett Packard Enterprise in September. He led efforts to separate the company’s IT infrastructure as it split in two.

Juniper Networks Inc. has appointed Kevin Walker as CTO for security, reporting to Jonathan Davidson, executive vice president and general manager of Juniper Development and Innovation. He will lead internal and customer-facing strategy, and will work alongside product and engineering teams to guide development of Juniper’s security offerings. Previously, Walker was vice president and assistant chief information security office at

Veritiv Corporation, providing business to business distribution solutions, has appointed Dave Hudson as its new CIO, reporting to Steve Smith, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he was the chief business strategy officer and senior vice president of technology strategy at Amtrak.  

Mining equipment-maker Joy Global has appointed Colin Boyd as vice president and CIO, reporting to Chief Financial Officer James Sullivan. Previously, Boyd was CIO at Johnson Controls.

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has appointed Chris Corrado as COO and CIO. Corrado joins the Group from MSCI, where he has been a Managing Director and CIO/CTO since 2013. Previously, he held a variety of senior CTO roles in leading banks, including Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and UBS. Corrado has also worked as CTO at eBay, CIO at AT&T Wireless, and SVP of Technology, Strategic Initiatives and Business Architecture at Asurion.

Macquarie Group Ltd. has appointed Justin Raoul Moffitt as its new CIO.  Moffitt has managed various aspects of IT at Barclays for the past 18 years.

Supermarket operator Albertsons Companies has appointed Anuj Dhanda as executive vice president and CIO, reporting to chief administrative officer Justin Dye. Previously, Dhanda was senior vice president of digital commerce and CIO at the Giant Eagle supermarket chain.

Chris Estes, who has served as North Carolina’s CIO since January 2013, is stepping down to take a job at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He had previously worked for more than 25 years as a senior corporate IT manager, including stints at consulting firms BearingPoint Inc. and Booz Allen Hamilton

The Associated Press has appointed Gianluca D'Aniello as senior vice president and CTO, reporting to President and CEO Gary Pruitt. Previously, he was VP of IT at News Corp.


Alasdair Anderson, head of group big data services at HSBC, has moved to a similar role at Nordea, a financial services group in the Nordic and Baltic region.

Crowdstrike has appointed Colin Black as CIO.

Greenbrier Companies has appointed Elisabeth Richard as CIO.

Barclays has appointed Mus Huseyin as CIO for Corporate Banking.

EMC Corporation has promoted Narayan (KK) Krishnakumar from Chief IT Architect to the role of Senior VP, Adaptive IT & Chief IT Architect.

Los Angeles World Airports has appointed Anson Fong to Acting Chief Information Security Officer.

Brinker International has promoted Steven Klohn from Vice President, Infrastructure, to CTO.

Zions Bancorporation has promoted Jennifer Smith from Director, Enterprise Operations, to CIO.

Hyperion Insurance Group has appointed Lyn Grobler as Group CIO.

Scottrade has appointed Steve Jensen as Chief Information Security Officer.

Landry’s Restaurants has appointed Damian Taylor as Chief Information Security Officer.

Lifespan Corporation has appointed Cedric J. Priebe as CIO.

Cooper-Standard appointed Susan Kampe as CIO.

Zions Bancorporation has promoted Jennifer Smith from director of enterprise operations to CIO.

Gander Mountain has appointed Carissa Rollins as executive vice president and CIO.