New Appointments and Career Moves, December 2018 | Straight Talk

New Appointments and Career Moves, December 2018

Dish Taps New IT Leadership

Satellite television provider, Dish Network has announced two new tech leaders. It has appointed Atilla Tinic as new CIO and Suma Nallapati as CDO.

A former senior vice president of IT at telecom provider CenturyLink Inc., Tinic will lead IT strategy and operations for the Dish TV, Sling TV and Wireless groups. He will report to Dish’s executive vice president and COO, John Swieringa. Earlier, he served as CIO of Level 3 Communications before that company's acquisition by CenturyLink.

Before joining Dish, Nallapati served on Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's cabinet as Secretary of Technology and State CIO. Nallapati will lead Dish's application delivery and digital strategy implementation. Her technology portfolio will include sales, e-commerce, customer and partner management, billing and other various operational support systems.

In other recent appointments and career moves:

Home improvement chain Lowe’s has appointed Seemantini Godbole as CIO. Earlier, she served as senior vice president, digital and marketing technology, at Target Corporation. She helped lead Target's digital technology transformation, including the re-architecture of the company's digital platforms, implementation of agile product management and the introduction of technology for new customer experiences including the mobile applications, buy online and pick up in-store and ship from store programs, guest order fulfillment, digital wallet, localized pricing, and customer loyalty and engagement offerings. Prior to Target, Godbole also spent 15 years at American Airlines/Sabre and Travelocity where she held a variety of senior technology leadership roles globally.

Travel e-commerce company, has appointed former StubHub executive Matt Swann as CTO. Matt previously worked as CIO at Citibank, where he set technical vision and strategy for their financial platforms. Prior to Citibank, he worked as vice president and global payments chief at Amazon, where he led the team that delivered a mobile commerce system that enabled hundreds of millions of customers to buy and sell on the platform.

Rite Aid has appointed Justin Mennen as its senior vice president and CIO. Mennen will report to Darren Karst, Rite Aid's senior executive vice president, CFO and chief administrative officer. Mennen joins Rite Aid from CompuCom Systems Inc., where he worked as the company's CDO and CIO. Prior to CompuCom, he worked as the vice president of enterprise architecture and technology innovation for Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Envision Healthcare has appointed Kristin Darby as its CIO. Previously, she was CIO with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where she led initiatives to transform the organization’s capabilities around precision medicine, patient engagement and value-based care. In addition, Darby served as a divisional CIO for Vanguard Health System and Tenet Healthcare. Her role included leading IT and Informatics strategy and operations for a diverse portfolio of hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician offices and accountable-care organizations.


Adidas has appointed Fumbi Chima as CIO

Phillips 66 has appointed Brad Rector as CIO.

Honeywell has appointed Richard Kollmar as CSO.

City of Boston has appointed David Elges as CIO.

City of Atlanta has appointed Tye Hayes as CTO.

Lockton has appointed Bryon Clymer as CIO.

National Fuel Gas has appointed Martin Krebs as CIO.

Otsuka America has appointed Nolan Bennett as CIO.

USF Federal Credit Union has appointed James Stock as CTO.

Pei Wei has appointed Chris Andreas as CIO.

Freshworks has appointed Prasad Ramakrishnan as CIO.

Gentherm has appointed Mark Potesta as CTO.

Kennametal has appointed Carlonda Reilly as CTO.

Tempoe has appointed Chris Chilton as CIO.

Noblis has appointed Christopher Barnett as CTO.