New Appointments and Career Moves, October 2019 | Straight Talk

New Appointments and Career Moves, October 2019

J&J Taps Bayer Exec as CIO

Johnson & Johnson has hired Jim Swanson, former CIO at Bayer and Monsanto, as  Executive Vice President and global CIO. He succeeds Stuart McGuigan, who was CIO at J&J for seven years and has now taken charge of information technology at the US State Department.

Swanson will now be working at the drugmaker’s headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is moving to J&J from German pharmaceutical company Bayer, where he was based in Monheim, Germany, according to his Linkedin.

At Bayer, Swanson was a member of the Executive Leadership Team and CIO and Head of Digital Transformation for the Crop Science division. Before Bayer, he was CIO at agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology  company Monsanto, which Bayer acquired in 2018. He also worked as an IT executive for J&J's research and development division from 1996 to 2005. His experience includes executive and scientific roles at Merck, Johnson & Johnson and SmithKline Beecham.

In other recent appointments and career moves:

The Boeing Company has appointed Vishwa Uddanwadiker as interim CIO and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics. Former CIO Ted Colbert has been promoted president and CEO of Boeing Global Services. Uddanwadiker was most recently the vice president of Information Technology for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this role, he was responsible for partnering with the BCA leadership team and implementing the business unit's Digital Transformation strategy.

Ontario-based security software and services company BlackBerry has promoted Christopher Hummel,Vice President of IT and Business Application Solutions, to CIO and Vice President John McClurg to CISO. As CISO, McClurg will lead all aspects of BlackBerry's information security program globally, including the development and implementation of cybersecurity policies and procedures across all divisions and corporate functions. As CIO, Hummel will serve as a transformational leader within BlackBerry, responsible for providing insights to the executive leadership on key technological innovations and maintaining the highest level of enterprise security and employee privacy.

Management Consulting company Korn Ferry has appointed Brandon Johnson as Senior Vice President and CIO. He will be responsible for creating scalable digital capabilities to support and enable the growth of all parts of Korn Ferry’s business. Previously, he was CIO at Resources Global Professionals, a global professional services firm. Prior to that, he was the director of Operating Forces Support for the Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity.

Wells Fargo & Company has appointed Tracy Kerrins as CIO of Enterprise Functions Technology. Based in Charlotte, N.C., she will report to Saul Van Beurden, head of Technology. Kerrins has worked in the technology and finance industries for more than 20 years with leadership experience in wholesale credit and banking, anti-money laundering, credit shared services, and commercial loan and lease accounting. Most recently, she was the chief operations and technology officer of Antares Capital, a private debt credit manager with more than $24 billion of capital under management. 


Whole Foods Market has appointed Arun Rajan as CTO.

Wayfair has appointed Jim Miller as CTO.

Citigroup has appointed JimAdams as CTO

Freddie Mac has appointed Frank Nazzaro as CIO.

Deloitte has appointed Dean  Clark as CTO.

State of Indiana has appointed Keith Edwards as CTO.

Commonwealth of Virginia has appointed Zacc Allen as CIO.

Koch Industries has appointed Kevin Brunton as CIO.

Weyerhaeuser has appointed Jeff Wiggin as CIO.

H.W. Kauffman Group has appointed Richard Fusinski as CIO.

Yokohama Tire has appointed Pavan Desaneni as Vice President of Information Technology.

U.S. Bank has appointed Shelbi Rombout as deputy CIO.