Author - Carol Fawcett

As Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Golden State Foods, Carol Fawcett provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives. She directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development.With more than 30 years of IT experience, Carol is a seasoned CIO with a proven track record in infrastructure, applications, e-commerce, Salesforce automation and customer care. She has served in a variety of leadership roles at leading Southern California companies, such as Western Digital, where she served as Senior Director of Information Services for 14 years and Quest Software, where she served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for 12 years.After Dell's acquisition of Quest Software in 2012, Carol was appointed Chief Information Officer over the combined Dell Software Group which included eight global business units from Dell's software portfolio. In addition, she was appointed Executive Director of IT Mergers and Acquisitions, and Infrastructure Engineering leading a team of 300+ engineers and technicians who introduced new technologies into the global Dell environment. In this role, she led the integration of Dell and Quest to align, leverage and capitalize on the latest trends in security, mobile, analytics and the Cloud.Originally from Chicago, Carol has lived in Southern California for four decades. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from National University in San Diego and an Extended Certification from the University of California, Irvine, along with additional certifications in Oracle, SOX Compliance and Project Management. Carol enjoys supporting Golden State Foods Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.


CIO Agenda 2020

With frequent external and organizational disruptions, shifting consumer demand, and cybersecurity risks higher than ever—how are the CIOs planning to support...


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