Mergers and acquisitions are becoming a way of life for today’s CIO. How can the IT leadership be groomed to adequately handle the related challenges?
Mark Griesbaum, EVP, Chief Information Officer, Cardean Learning Group
Mark H. Griesbaum joined Cardean Learning Group on 3/17/08 as its Chief Information Officer. Prior to Cardean, Mark was Chief Information Officer at Career Education Corporation from March 2000 – March 2008. Mark's award-winning leadershi... More View all posts
Mark H. Griesbaum joined Cardean Learning Group on 3/17/08 as its Chief Information Officer. Prior to Cardean, Mark was Chief Information Officer at Career Education Corporation from March 2000 – March 2008. Mark's award-winning leadership was recently recognized by Computerworld Magazine, where he was recognized as one of Computerworld's “Premier 100 IT Leaders 2006.” His appointment as CIO of Career Education Corporation marked his first position in the education industry. Mark led a staff of over 220 professionals that work closely with the Presidents and staff at Career Education Corporation's 80+ schools around the world. His group strategically put in place a common worldwide infrastructure and a focused competency on how to integrate new acquisitions, and start up schools into this fast paced growth company's technology. Mark joined Career Education Corporation from Acxiom Corporation, where he managed its two largest outsourcing account relationships – Waste Management, Inc. and Montgomery Ward. Prior to Acxiom, he spent eight years with Heller Financial, most recently as vice president responsible for all infrastructure services. At Heller, Mark re-energized the company's entire financial function, conceiving and implementing a major financial system and process that dramatically reduced the close of monthly financial reporting from 14 days to 2 days. Before joining Heller, Mark spent 12 years at Continental Bank, where he was responsible for all technology support for the bank's cash management products. Extremely critical banking systems were managed by Mark, including those used for transmitting $40 billion in wire transfers each day and managing $40 billion in trust assets. Less View all posts
Bill Chapman, VP of IT, Arrow Electronics
Bill Chapman is VP of IT for Arrow Electronics, Inc. Mr. Chapman joined Arrow in October 2010 and has been responsible for directing strategic IT initiatives across Arrow’s Global Services and Operations worldwide. Recent achievements i... More View all posts
Bill Chapman is VP of IT for Arrow Electronics, Inc. Mr. Chapman joined Arrow in October 2010 and has been responsible for directing strategic IT initiatives across Arrow’s Global Services and Operations worldwide. Recent achievements include the management of multiple acquisitions and defining a global systems strategy for Arrow’s Service Businesses. Mr. Chapman joined 2Wire Inc. as the Chief Information Officer in December 2008 and is responsible for directing strategic IT initiatives across 2Wire’s operations worldwide. Significant achievements were the deployment of SAP APO, SAP FO/CO, SAP BO, MS Email in the cloud, MS SharePoint in the cloud, and network segmentation. He achieved the goal to address IT deficiencies and position 2Wire to be converted to a public company or sold within 2 years. Prior to joining 2Wire, Mr. Chapman joined the Avnet, Inc. in November 1999 as Vice President of Information Technology, became Senior Vice President in August 2001 and was named Global Chief Information Officer in March 2002. Additionally, he was recognized as the Chairman’s MVP. Mr. Chapman led the successful deployment of advanced system architectures, which enabled the rapid and effective assimilation of acquisitions critical to the company’s growth strategy. Mr. Chapman worked for Motorola for over 20 years. As the Senior Principle Scientist and Senior Director of IT Technology, Mr. Chapman had responsibility for 1100 plus IT professionals supporting computer integrated manufacturing, supply-chain and demand-chain systems, as well as SAP and architecture. He was awarded 8 international patents and founded Motorola’s Software Technical Ladder. He also has experience in the oil exploration industry where he had responsibility for all IT, finance, purchasing and warehouse operations. Mr. Chapman received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management Science/Operations Research from Colorado State University. He earned his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix with the distinction of summa cum laude and class valedictorian. Less View all posts