New Appointments and Career Moves, February 2019 | Straight Talk

New Appointments and Career Moves, February 2019

Merging the IT and Digital roles

At Quest Diagnostics, it is time to consolidate two enterprise technology roles — CIO and CDO. The medical diagnostic information provider has appointed Gabrielle Wolfson as chief information and digital officer. A former Xerox CIO, she took on the dual role this month to lead information technology, data informatics and digital solutions for Quest Diagnostics. These include the company's Quanum suite of healthcare IT solutions and data analytics, myQuest patient mobile app and portal, and digital engagement for the company's 2,200 patient service centers.

At Xerox, Wolfson led efforts to drive cost and complexity from the company's technology infrastructure and create a dynamic digital business. Prior to Xerox, shewas CIO for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where she led the global digital transformation for the company's reservation, ecommerce and marketing platforms. She also worked as CIO for both Integra Life Sciences and Par Pharmaceutical, and a practice leader for life sciences and pharmaceutical industries for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

In other recent appointments and career moves:

The health joint venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathway and J.P. Morgan Chase, Haven has appointed Serkan Kutan as CTO. An Amazon and Microsoft veteran he was most recently CTO of medical appointment booking company Zocdoc. In a blog post on LinkedIn, Kutan wrote, "I am thrilled to now announce that I am serving as CTO of this new venture." The three companies came together a year ago to announce the formation of the non-profit-seeking venture, whose purpose is to improve health quality and bring down costs for employees.

Burger and milkshake chain Shake Shack has appointed Dave Harris its first CIO.  Prior to joining Shake Shack, he worked as Vice President of Digital Technology at Newell Brands, a consumer goods company, where he had global responsibility for the eCommerce and Digital Marketing technology across their portfolio of brands including Sharpie, Elmers, Contigo, Graco, Calphalon, Coleman, Marmot, Rubbermaid and Yankee Candle. Before Newell, Dave was CIO at Yankee Candle where he was responsible for leading the global IT function.

Lyft's CISO Mike Johnson has departed the ride-sharing company. He joined Lyft in August 2017 and left the role after 18 months. Announcing his departure in a LinkedIn post, he said, “I’m proud of the team we built and the accomplishments we’ve pulled off together.”

Home-décor retailer Pier 1 has appointed Lance Wills EVP and CIO. Before joining Pier 1, he worked as EVP and global technology officer at Toys R Us. Prior to the toy company, he worked as VP and global head of digital technology at American Eagle from 2013 to 2016, after serving as Macy’s VP of digital technology.


Cardinal Health has appointed Brian Rice as its Executive VP, CIO and Customer Support Services.

BlackHawk Network has appointed Vijay Bolina as its CISO.

Aflac has appointed Richard Gilbert as its CDIO.

Science International Corporation has appointed Nathan Rogers as its CIO.

J P Morgan has appointed Jason Witty as CISO.

Sysco has appointed Curtis Simpson as VP and global CISO.

Penn State University has appointed Andrew Spragg as CISO and Director of Information Security.

Barnes Group has appointed Patrick Hurley as senior VP and CTO.

GoDaddy has appointed Jesper Johansson as CISO

Scotia Bank has appointed Joseph Tso as CISO.

Skender has appointed Stacy Skopano as CTO.

City of Charlotte has appointed Reenie Askew as CIO.

Zendesk has appointed Collene Berube as CIO.

Capital Communications Federal Credit Union has appointed Jason Greco as CTO.