While there are obvious incentives for an IT executive to opt for the title of CIO in a small firm, what about accepting a position in a much larger firm where he/she reports to another CIO? For the ultimate IT leader, a CIO, what are the career advantages? How easy is it to adapt to being second banana in a larger organization, after having been the top banana elsewhere?
Shawn Banerji, CIO Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.
Shawn Banerji CIO Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. Shawn is a member of the Information Officers (IOP) and FinTech Practices within the Global Technology Sector (GTS) at Russell Reynolds Associates. He is a trusted advisor ... More View all posts
Shawn Banerji CIO Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc. Shawn is a member of the Information Officers (IOP) and FinTech Practices within the Global Technology Sector (GTS) at Russell Reynolds Associates. He is a trusted advisor to clients on the convergence of talent and technology across all facets of the enterprise. His efforts have resulted in the succession, selection and recruitment of functional IT practitioners as well as those leaders who reside at the intersection of business and technology. Industry coverage includes financial services, healthcare, academia, telecom/technology, retail/consumer, industrial/natural resources as well as media and Internet. Shawn also has extensive business process outsourcing, process improvement, SaaS and shared services experience. Clients include high growth as well as large corporations, along with extensive work for investors and their portfolio companies. More recently, Shawn has been involved in a variety of efforts to increase technology representation on Corporate Boards. Shawn is an ex officio board member of the Society for Information Management (SIM), an Advisor to Columbia University's M.A. Technology Program and a contributor to MIT's Annual CIO Symposium. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Boards of three prominent PE portfolio companies. He received his B.A. from the University of Richmond, VA and his M.A. from the University of Westminster, London. Less View all posts
Robert W. Blair, Senior Vice President – Enterprise Delivery Services, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Robert Blair is a twenty year veteran of the Information Technology industry and has six and a half years CIO experience. Robert is currently a technology executive at the 7th largest US Based Bank, SunTrust Banks. SunTrust Banks, Inc., wit... More View all posts
Robert Blair is a twenty year veteran of the Information Technology industry and has six and a half years CIO experience. Robert is currently a technology executive at the 7th largest US Based Bank, SunTrust Banks. SunTrust Banks, Inc., with total assets in excess of $177 billion, is one of the nation's largest and strongest financial holding companies. He manages technology investment portfolio for all core banking systems as well as the retail delivery channels which includes support for 2500+ ATMs, 1700+ retail branches including supermarket branches, and support of 1500+ seat call centers across several locations. Prior to his existing role, Robert was the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of Product and Technology with Vital Processing Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Total Systems (NYSE: TSS) where his retooling of the IT organization resulting in the most reliable platforms in the payments industry. Robert was also involved with CitiStreet, a joint venture of CitiGroup and State Street Bank, in the benefits outsourcing industry. Robert has years of experience in large-scale, technology-intensive service businesses as well as complex technology environments. Robert started his career at Barnett Bank in their technology subsidiary where he held several key senior leadership positions. Less View all posts