Head of Technology roles are broader, and more visible, than ever before

Leading technology is increasingly a business, product management, M&A and risk management role as much as operational. Heads of Technology are increasingly likely to sit on their firm’s management committee.

The War for Talent 

In multiple surveys, technology leaders have consistently identified hiring and retaining top talent as a key priority. Competition for Computer Science graduates and software engineers is fierce, with big tech companies paying premiums not previously seen.

Data as Currency 

Financial sector organisations of all sizes are seeking to monetise the vast quantities of data they hold.

Key moves from 2019 

  • Saul Van Beurden joined Wells Fargo as Head of Technology from JPMorgan Chase, where he was CIO of Consumer and Community Banking.
  • Bill Pappas joined MetLife as Head of Technology & Operations from Bank of America, where he was Head of Operations for the Consumer Business.
  • Neal Pawar joined Deutsche Bank as Group Chief Information Officer from AQR, where he was Chief Technology Officer.
  • Emilia Sherifova joined KKR as Chief Information Officer from Northwestern Mutual, where she was Chief Technology Officer.
  • Brian Franz joined State Street as Global Chief Information Officer, from Diageo, where he was Chief Productivity Officer.
  • Lance Braunstein joined BlackRock as Head of the Aladdin Product Group from E*TRADE, where he was Chief Information Officer.
  • Mike Ruttledge joined Citizens Bank as CIO from American Express, where he previously was Corporate Functions CIO.
  • Mike Brady joined USAA as Chief Information Officer from AIG, where he previously was Global Chief Technology Officer.
  • Shamus Weiland joined Manulife as Chief Information Officer from Citi, where he was Managing Director, Head of North America Consumer Technology.
  • Stacey Goodman joined Prudential Financial as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer from Freddie Mac, where she also was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

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