Professional Background: As Chief Information Officer of Ally Financial, Michael Baresich is responsible for all information technology and related services, including application development, operations, infrastructure, and information security. Prior to joining Ally, Michael was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of financial holding company CIT Group. He previously held various senior-level IT positions, including Managing Director and Global Chief Information Officer at Citigroup Asset Management; CEO of CoKinetic Systems, a software development and services company; and global head of Information Technology and Operations for Deutsche Bank Asset Management. He serves on the board of directors for CoKinetic Systems and on the IT Advisory Board of New York Life.
Education: BA, Binghamton University; MA, University of Florida; MBA, University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School)
Personal Passions: Working with and for people with autism, life threatening hiking, non-life threatening skiing, and finding time to play (as opposed to merely admire) one of his guitars.