FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - The CIO Executive Council -- a member-led executive organization of global business leaders working to drive value from the intersection of business, information technology and strategy -- announces the appointment of Stephen Finnerty to the Executive Leadership Team. He will join the Council's leadership team with the mission to help grow the community of global senior IT leaders and advise the strategic direction of services.
Steve Finnerty is currently president of Finnerty Consulting which focuses on helping people and teams achieve their potential. He has been involved in the information systems profession for over 40 years and has held positions as the Senior Vice President for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at premier global companies including Applied Materials, Dell, Kraft Foods and Johnson Controls. His teams have been consistently recognized with industry awards including CIO 100, Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders and Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT.
"The CIO role is challenged with day to day responsibilities from keeping the lights on to being viewed by executive stakeholders as a value-driving business partner," said Finnerty. "I am incredibly excited to help lead a community devoted to influencing this great profession and look forward to continuing my mentor role in the CIO Executive Council's Pathways Leadership Development program to help develop the future generation of IT leaders."
"There is no one better suited for this role," said Pamela Stenson, SVP and GM of the CIO Executive Council. "Steve embodies what the Council is all about -- working with CIOs and their teams to drive game-changing innovation for their businesses while influencing the CIO role and the IT profession for future generations. The Council works to further its member's careers and change their lives for the better. We are thrilled to work even closer with Steve to grow this thriving community."
Steve was recognized in 2011 at Innotech as the IT Executive of the Year in Austin, Texas. He has guest lectured and taught Supply Chain Management, IT Portfolio Management and Strategic Analysis at Northwestern Kellogg School and University of Texas McCombs School. Steve received his bachelor's degree in Finance from Villanova University and his MBA from Lehigh University.
About the CIO Executive Council
CIO Executive Council is a member-led executive organization of global business leaders working to drive value from the intersection of business, information technology and strategy. Through peer reliance, collaboration and outreach, members apply the knowledge, insights and best practices of their peers to the success of their enterprises and their own personal achievement. Launched in April 2004, by the parent organization of CIO magazine, the Council is comprised of hundreds of the world's leading chief information officers. To learn more about CIO Executive Council, please visit their website at http://council.cio.com/. The CIO Executive Council is part of IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group company. Company information is available at http://idgenterprise.com.