CIO Moves this month include:
|Employers Holdings, Inc.||Destination XL Group, Inc.||Ellie Mae|
|Arrive Logistics||Nutanix||Alaska Airlines|
|National HealthCare Corporation||Diebold Nixdorf||Catalant|
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Employers Holdings, Inc. [RENO, Nev.] (NYSE: EIG) announced the appointment of Tracey Berg as its executive vice president, chief information officer. Berg most recently served as senior vice president and chief information officer for West Bend Mutual Insurance Company in West Bend, Wisconsin from 2008 until 2017. Prior to that, she served as 2nd Vice President, Strategy and Architecture and 2nd Vice President, Application Development for Assurant, Inc.
Destination XL Group, Inc. [CANTON, Mass.] (NASDAQ: DXLG) announced that Sahal Laher has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and Information Officer. Laher will also be a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. He was most recently Executive Vice President of Digital Innovation and Technology & Global CIO at Brooks Brothers. Prior to Brooks Brothers, Laher was Global CIO at Stride Rite Corporation Sahal also held senior strategic consulting positions at Deloitte Consulting, Andersen Consulting and Data General Corporation.
Ellie Mae® [PLEASANTON, Calif] (NYSE: ELLI) announced that John Abel has joined the company as senior vice president and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining the company, Abel was Senior Vice President of IT at Hitachi Data Systems. Before Hitachi Data Systems, Abel held roles at Symantec, JDS Uniphase, KPMG Consulting and British Nuclear Fuels plc.
Arrive Logistics [AUSTIN, Texas] announced Eric Harrison has been appointed as Chief Information Officer. Harrison comes to Arrive from Coyote Logistics where he was Vice President of Software Development. Harrison has also developed technology for American Backhaulers, C.H. Robinson and Command Transportation.
Nutanix [SAN JOSE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: NTNX) announced it has appointed Wendy M. Pfeiffer former vice president of IT at GoPro, as chief information officer. She began her career in IT leadership running professional services at Exodus Communications, supporting production operations and privacy initiatives at Yahoo, and helping companies like Robert Half and GoPro make their private and public cloud operate at enterprise class.
Alaska Airlines [SEATTLE] named Charu Jain vice president and chief information officer. Jain comes to the airline from IBM Global Business Services. Prior to that she worked 20 years at United Airlines in progressive roles from programmer to senior managing director of airline operations technology and technology integration before leaving the company in 2012.
National HealthCare Corporation [MURFREESBORO, Tenn.] (NYSE MKT: NHC) announced B. Anderson “Andy” Flatt has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He comes to the company from Corizon Health where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Cigna-HealthSpring from 2006-2014, and AIM Healthcare Services (now Optum) from 2000-2006. Prior to those roles, Andy served in technology management positions at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. [Andy Flatt co-founded MIQS, Inc., an award-winning EMR company after beginning his career as a software developer for Dialysis Clinic, Inc. He has led teams that have been globally recognized for many industry achievements including: Computerworld’s Laureate Award Winning Team (2009); Wintercorp recognition for the world’s largest Windows-based transactional database (2005); Cisco large-scale VoIP telephony early adoption (2001); and Smithsonian Award Finalist for early use of electronic medical records (1998).] Flatt serves on the Board of Directors for Ascend Federal Credit Union and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. He served on the Board of the Nashville Technology Council for ten years, serving as Board Chair for the 2009-2011 term. Flatt has also served his alma mater, Lipscomb University, as the chair of the College of Computing and Technology Advisory Board and the College of Business Alumni Board.
Diebold Nixdorf [NORTH CANTON, Ohio and PADERBORN, Germany] (NYSE: DBD) announced that Murat Ekinci has been named chief information officer. Ekinci most recently served as executive vice president for managed services at Freudenberg IT. Ekinci also held various management positions with T-Systems.
Catalant [BOSTON] announced the hire of Bryan Stevenson as chief information officer (CIO). Most recently, he was part of the co-founding team at InsightSquared where he spent seven years as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO). Prior to that, Stevenson founded 80concepts, where he was the head of web software development, and Groovr.com, where he served as vice president of engineering. He started his career at Akamai as a technical lead. He remains an advisor at InsightSquared.