Top Chief Information Officers



# 1 CIO - Ben Fried, Google

Ben Fried is the Chief Information Officer of Google. At Google, Ben oversees global technology systems for one of the premier technology companies in the world and provides technology services for all “Googlers”. Prior to joining Google, Ben spent more than 13 years in Morgan Stanley’s technology department, where he rose to the level of Managing Director of Application Infrastructure. During his time there, he led teams responsible for software development technology, web and electronic commerce technologies and operations, and technologies for knowledge workers.

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  • Experience in the role
  • Business results during tenure
  • Board Member Appointments
  • Significant professional achievements
  • Published thought leadership (books, speeches, articles, media mentions)
  • Technology adoption
  • Education
  • Industry/professional reputation
  • Peer recommendations and nominations

#2 Jim DuBois


Mr. Jim Dubois has been Chief Information Officer and Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Corporation since January 1, 2014. Previously, Mr. Dubois served as Interim Chief Information Officer of Microsoft Corporation for six months and led a team of employees overseeing Microsoft IT applications, infrastructure, solution delivery and process excellence.

#3 Theresa Edwards

Delta Air Lines

Theresa Wise is senior vice president and chief information officer of Delta Air Lines. Under Theresa’s leadership, Delta integrated technology systems and business readiness plans following its merger with Northwest, combining more than 1,200 IT systems in what has become recognized as a blueprint for airline mergers.

#4 Tony Scott


Tony Scott joined VMware in August 2013 and leads the company’s global information technology group, bringing more than 35 years of leadership and management experience in IT services. Scott’s organization is focused on the effective use of IT to bring improved agility and cost savings to the business.

#5 Stuart McGuigan

Johnson & Johnson

Stuart M. McGuigan, currently Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Johnson & Johnson, has responsibility for shaping the Information Technology (IT) strategy and leading the global IT organization. He works closely with leaders across Johnson & Johnson to ensure that IT accelerates innovation, delivers against key business performance goals and helps drive growth initiatives.

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This accolade from AdvisoryCloud is a reflection of all of the hard work my five thousand teammates have put in at AOL and I am honored to accept it on their behalf. Arthur Minson, CFO, Time Warner Cable

It is truly an honor to be identified by AdvisoryCloud as a leader in the industry. It speaks volumes of the outstanding work done by the investments team at UPS and I find myself extremely fortunate to be associated with such a talented and dedicated group of individuals. Brian Pellegrino, Chief Investment Officer, UPS

I am honored by AdvisoryCloud’s recognition among my peer group and feel privileged to be a CMO at this exciting time of customer revolution. Elisabeth Charles, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc.

I very much appreciate AdvisoryCloud’s recognition of our work at Thomson Reuters to strengthen the underpinnings of our marketing activities with data-driven intelligence.  I am privileged to work with an exceptional executive team and a marketing organization focused on driving our business to continued success across the globe.

Tobias Lee, CMO, Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting

AdvisoryCloud has assembled a ranking of HR Leaders who are helping to shape and transform the organizations and industries of which they are apart.  It is both humbling and an honor to be among those selected. Josh Friedlander, Chief Human Resources Officer, Latham & Watkins LLP

I am pleased to be chosen for AdvisoryCloud’s 2012 CMO Ranking. Behind every marketing leader, there is a team. I have been fortunate to have managed an incredible team of marketing professionals who deliver world class marketing and should share in this recognition. Vince Ferraro, CMO, Kodak

Being acknowledged among one's peers is among the most meaningful recognition possible. What an honor to be placed on such a prestigious list alongside some of today's true Marketing thought leaders. Evan Greene, CMO at The Recording Academy

I am grateful for the recognition by AdvisoryCloud but realize that it is actually an acknowledgement of the stellar work done by the finance staff at AutoNation, the tremendous leadership provided by Mike Jackson, and the dedication of the thousands of AutoNation associates who deliver world-class customer experiences everyday at our stores.

Michael Short, CFO, AutoNation

I’m honored by the recognition and pleased to be counted among a roster of CMO’s managing some of the finest brands in the world. Diane Dietz, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, SAFEWAY INC.

I am extremely honored, humbled and grateful for the recognition by AdvisoryCloud for making the TOP CMO for 2012. I truly realize that it is a combination of many things and want to recognize that my professional path led me to MonaVie. Jeff Cohen, CMO, MonaVie

I am honored to be included in AdvisoryCloud’s listing of top CFOs, particularly because I consider this to be a testament to the capabilities and accomplishments of Avis Budget Group’s outstanding finance team around the world. David B. Wyshner, SEVP & CFO, Avis Budget Group, Inc

Working on an iconic American brand like Reader’s Digest, with the full support of RDNA’s management team and a dynamic sales and marketing team made this ranking possible. Thank you Execrank for this recognition, and thank you to my team. Mark Josephson, Vice President & Chief Sales Officer, Reader’s Digest

1. Benjamin Fried, Google
2. Jim DuBois, Microsoft
3. Theresa Wise, Delta Air Lines
4. Anthony Scott, VMware
5. Stuart McGuigan, Johnson & Johnson
6. Jamie Miller, General Electric
7. Filippo Passerini, Procter & Gamble
8. Louis Ehrlich, Chevron
9. Paul Johnson, BB&T Corp.
10. Jeffrey Keisling, Pfizer
11. Thaddeous Arroyo, AT&T
12. Brian LeClaire, Humana
13. Clark Golestani, Merck
14. William Miller, Jr., Broadcom
15. Jeanette Horan, International Business Machines
16. Jeff Kubacki, Alliant Techsystems
17. Robert Dixon, Jr., Pepsico, Inc. (PEP)
18. Matthew Carey, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD)
19. Charles Bonomo, MSC Industrial Direct Co. Inc. (MSM)
20. Rebecca Jacoby, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)
21. Diana McKenzie, Amgen Inc. (AMGN)
22. Lynden Tennison, Union Pacific Corporation (UNP)
23. Nancy Davis, United Technologies Corporation (UTX)
24. David Barnes, United Parcel Service
25. Jim Sappington, McDonald's Corp. (MCD)
26. John Santelli, UnitedHealth Group (Optum)
27. David Smoley, AstraZeneca PLC (AZN)
28. Ted Colbert, Boeing
29. Paul von Autenreid, Bristol-Myers Squibb
30. Mike Pfister, ConocoPhillips
31. Anthony Watson, Nike
32. Michael Lang, Honeywell International Inc. (HON)
33. Ina Kamenz, Eli Lilly and Company (LLY)
34. Doug Mills, Morgan Stanley (MS)
35. Ramon Baez, Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ)
36. Michael Hedges, Medtronic, Inc. (MDT)
37. Preston Simons, Abbott Laboratories (ABT)
38. Brian Westphal, Manpower
39. Phuong Tram, DuPont
40. Richard Adduci, Jr., Boston Scientific
41. Mike Crowe, Colgate-Palmolive
42. Timothy Theriault, Walgreens
43. Mark Boxer, Cigna
44. Mark Dajani, Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ)
45. Paul Moulton, Costco Wholesale
46. Sondra Barbour, Lockheed Martin
47. Christopher Heck, Duke Energy
48. Curt Garner, Starbucks
49. Rebecca Rhoads, Raytheon
50. Vic Bhagat, EMC
51. Nicholas Smither, Ford Motor Co. (F)
52. Gary Wimberly, Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)
53. Sandeep Bhakhri, EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG)
54. Les Ottolenghi, Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS)
55. Ellen Barker, Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN)
56. Randall Mott, General Motors Company (GM)
57. Mario Coll III, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC)
58. Robert Carter, FedEx Corporation (FDX)
59. Randall Spratt, McKesson
60. Kathleen McElligott, Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)
61. Lakshman Charanjiva, NextEra Energy
62. Michael Benson, DIRECTV (DTV)
63. Randy Sloan, Southwest Airlines (LUV)
64. Jennifer Sepull, Kimberly-Clark
65. P. Rodney Blevins, Dominion Resources, Inc. (D)
66. Mark Huse, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI)
67. William Krivoshik, Time Warner Inc.. (TWC)
68. Frank Boncimino, Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC)
69. Barbara Koster, Prudential Financial
70. Paul Martin, Baxter International Inc. (BAX)
71. Marc Franciosa, Praxair
72. Michael Capone, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)
73. Stewart McCutcheon, Ecolab Inc. (ECL)
74. Deborah Butler, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)
75. Gerri Martin-Flickinger, Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE)
76. Kevin Rhein, Wells Fargo 
77. Thomas Adams, Reynolds American Inc. (RAI)
78. Bert Odinet, Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX)
79. Byron Gaddis, Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP)
80. Bijoy Sagar, Stryker Corporation (SYK)
81. Marty Paslick, HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA)
82. Patrick Webber, Deere & Company (DE)
83. Mike Martiny, General Mills, Inc. (GIS)
84. David Kline, Viacom
85. Sunil Garg, Exelon
86. William Blausey, Jr., Eaton Corporation plc (ETN)
87. Martin Schoenthaler, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM)
88. Martin Schneider, V.F. Corporation (VFC)
89. Chandra Venkataramani, Convergys Corporation
90. Colin Boyd, Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)
91. Glenn Schneider, Discover Financial Services (DFS)
92. John Swieringa, DISH Network
93. Kevin Michaelis, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APD)
94. Alberto Ruocco, American Electric Power
95. Christopher Hjelm, Kroger
96. Julia Davis, AFLAC Inc. (AFL)
97. Stephanie Stewart, Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD)
98. Patricia Morrison, Cardinal Health
99. Jay Kerley, Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)
100. Zhanna Golodryga, Hess Corporation (HES)
101. Cheryl Thomas, Valero Energy Corporation (VLO)
102. Sherry Aaholm, Cummins
103. Benjamin Williams, Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)
104. Donald Wehrly, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC)
105. Atticus Tysen, Intuit Inc.
106. John Bruno, Aon plc (AON)
107. Bill Murphy, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT)
108. Archana Deskus, Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI)
109. Bruce McCullough, Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)
110. James Schinski, PPL Corporation (PPL)
111. Bill Bradley, CenturyLink
112. David Wright, McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (MHFI)
113. Brian Rice, Kellogg
114. Karen Austin, PG&E Corporation
115. Kyle Quinn, PACCAR Inc. (PCAR)
116. John Balboni, International Paper Company (IP)
117. George Davis, The Hershey Company
118. Thomas Farrington, Perrigo Company Public Limited Company (PRGO)
119. Tony Stoupas, Moody's Corporation (MCO)
120. Bruce Hoffmeister, Marriott International
121. Anil Cheriyan, SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI)
122. Michael Smith, Mylan, Inc. (MYL)
123. Robert Edwards, United Continental Holdings
124. Dale Danilewitz, AmerisourceBergen
125. Mark Murphy, St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ)
126. Ronald Griffin, AutoZone, Inc. (AZO)
127. David Harkness, Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL)
128. Alan Cullop, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (DVA)
129. Clifford Skelton, Fiserv, Inc.
130. Julie Bushman, 3M
131. Paul Chapman, Gap
132. Robert Fields, Loews
133. Steve Hagood, Ingersoll-Rand Plc (IR)
134. Raymond Voelker, Progressive
135. Bennett Gaines, FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)
136. Zeeshan Sheikh, Entergy Corporation (ETR)
137. Stephen Little, Xerox
138. Gerrit Schutte, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG)
139. Cathy Tompkins, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)
140. Steven Ambrose, DTE Energy Company (DTE)
141. William Halnon, Republic Services, Inc. (RSG)
142. Rhonda Gass, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK)
143. Daniel Little, Nordstrom Inc. (JWN)
144. Jason Buechel, Whole Foods Market
145. Dave Cotteleer, Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HOG)
146. Joseph Spagnoletti, Campbell Soup Company (CPB)
147. Gary Cooper, Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN)
148. Michael Naatz, Kansas City Southern (KSU)
149. Tom Farrah, Dr Pepper Snapple Group
150. Jamal Farhat, BorgWarner
151. Cynthia Stoddard, NetApp
152. Brien Brown, ONEOK Inc. (OKE)
153. Paul Pronsati, CA Technologies, Inc. (CA)
154. Michael Heim, Whirlpool
155. Lisa Baldwin, Tiffany & Co. (TIF)
156. Richard Smith, CarMax Inc. (KMX)
157. Kevin Cooney, Xilinx Inc. (XLNX)
158. Amy Brady, KeyCorp (KEY)
159. Sy Esfahani, MGM Resorts International
160. Jim Zetwick, Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM)
161. Heitor Goncalves, Burger King Holdings, Inc.
162. Diane Schwarz, Textron
163. Dale Asplund, United Rentals, Inc. (URI)
164. Michael Baresich, Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY)
165. Thomas Mahlke, CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW)
166. Edmund Steinike, Coca-Cola Enterprises
167. Donna Justiss, Advance Auto Parts
168. Gary Hayes, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP)
169. Robert Taylor, Fluor
170. Don Goldstein, CBRE Group
171. Bob Worrall, NVIDIA Corporation
172. Christine Putur, Coach, Inc. (COH)
173. Jana Kanyadan, Mohawk Industries
174. Elizabeth Hackenson, AES
175. William Fisher, Polaris Industries Inc. (PII)
176. David Trimm, Hertz Global Holdings
177. Gordon Steele, Newell Rubbermaid
178. Jon Peters, PVH Corp. (PVH)
179. Mark Smith, American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK)
180. Bask Iyer, Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)
181. Kay Palmer, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
182. David Webb, Equifax Inc.
183. Joshua Jewett, Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO)
184. Brian Rich, CMS Energy Corp. (CMS)
185. Paul Cheesebrough, News Corporation (NWS)
186. Lance Berberian, Laboratory Corp. of America
187. John David Thompson, Western Union
188. Mary Gendron, Hospira, Inc.
189. Doug Tracy, Computer Sciences
190. Stacey Goodman, CIT Group Inc. (CIT)
191. Marlee Perez, Tesoro Corporation (TSO)
192. Anne Schumann, Ashland Inc. (ASH)
193. Jessica Denecour, Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
194. Robert Dougherty, Airgas, Inc.
195. Dana Guzzo, Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (MLM)
196. Tom Conophy, Staples, Inc. (SPLS)
197. Christopher McClincy, Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD)
198. Ejaz Khan, Vulcan Materials Company (VMC)
199. Walter Curd, Maxim Integrated
200. Joseph Farrelly, Interpublic Group
201. Peter Sattler, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
202. Jeanne Moreno, Snap-on Incorporated (SNA)
203. Tony Bender, Energizer Holdings Inc. (ENR)
204. Cristina McQuistion, OGE Energy Corp. (OGE)
205. Steve Zoltick, Hasbro Inc. (HAS)
206. Michael Penny, Targa Resources Partners LP (NGLS)
207. Paul Stecher, Rock-Tenn Company (RKT)
208. Warren Kudman, Sealed Air
209. Henry Debnam, Harris Corporation (HRS)
210. Michael Goodwin, PetSmart
211. Patti Reilly-White, Darden Restaurants
212. Scott McKay, Genworth Financial, Inc. (GNW)
213. Joseph Surber III, AGL Resources Inc. (GAS)
214. Nicholas Colisto, Xylem Inc. (XYL)
215. Cora Carmody, Jacobs Engineering Group
216. Steve Brady, Dresser-Rand Group Inc. (DRC)
217. Cindy Nash, Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN)
218. Frank Glavin, Aramark
219. Maria Csiba-Womersley, Huntsman Corporation (HUN)
220. Lonny DiRusso, RPM International Inc. (RPM)
221. George Nelson, Toll Brothers, Inc.
222. Steve Phillips, Avnet
223. Paul Browne, Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC)
224. Mary Lynne Perushek, Donaldson Company, Inc. (DCI)
225. Mark Showers, Reinsurance Group of America
226. Gerard Insall, Avis Budget Group, Inc. (CAR)
227. Gus Shahin, Flextronics International Ltd. (FLEX)
228. Gabriel Bruno, Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (LECO)
229. Kurt Schnieders, Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (DKS)
230. Mark Yankowskas, Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (ROC)
231. Richard Gius, Atmos Energy Corporation
232. Vincent Melvin, Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW)
233. Jonathan Stevens, CDW Corporation (CDW)
234. Joe Schmitt, Pitney Bowes
235. Donald Imholz, Centene
236. Kevin Vasconi, Domino's Pizza, Inc. (DPZ)
237. Matt Lynch, Rite Aid
238. Randall Bednar, AO Smith Corp. (AOS)
239. William Klitgaard, Covance, Inc.
240. Keyvan Bohlooli, Ryder System, Inc. (R)
241. Steve McLaurin, Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR)
242. Curtis Brown, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
243. Sheryl Fikse Bunton, AGCO Corporation (AGCO)
244. William Van Curen, NCR
245. Richard Hoffman, Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY)
246. Tom Andriola, UCOP
247. David Hubbard, Flowers Foods, Inc. (FLO)
248. Ramesh Nair, Ingram Micro
249. Gary Cantrell, Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL)
250. Sandra Rapp, Timken

The higher one climbs on AdvisoryCloud’s list is assuredly correlated to the strength of one’s team. Randy Brandoff, CMO, NetJets

I’m honored to be included amongst such a strong contingent of thought leaders and understand that any recognition is a function of the great team at Intuit Andrew Westergren, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Intuit

It’s an honor to be on this distinguished list of marketing and communications leaders. The ranking is a reflection of the hard work and passion of my colleagues throughout who are transforming the enterprise software industry. Jane Hynes, Senior Vice President, Public Relations & Comunications,

I am honored to be included with the outstanding leaders in my field in the AdvisoryCloud CFO rankings and recognize that neither GameStop nor I would be successful if it weren’t for the thousands of passionate, dedicated associates we have around the world. Rob Lloyd, EVP & CFO, Gamestop

Seeing the outstanding talent assembled here, I can honestly say that it’s an honor to be in the company of the many outstanding communications professionals on the AdvisoryCloud list. Any success I have comes from the support of my company and the strength of the communications team that surrounds me each day at MasterCard. Chris A. Monteiro, Group Executive, Worldwide Communications, MasterCard Worldwide

It is great to be included on this terrific list of thought leaders in marketing and see that AdvisoryCloud has incorporated criteria that reflect the evolving focus of our work as CMOs. Deborah Meyer, SVP & CMO, Pulte Group

I am honored to be included by AdvisoryCloud alongside a distinguished group of leaders in my field. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and expertise of the senior management team and my many exceptional finance colleagues at ABM. Dean Chin, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer, ABM Industries

It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do at Land O’Lakes, Inc on behalf of our member-owners, and to be included in this prestigious group of colleagues and peers. Barry Wolfish CMO, SVP Corporate Strategy, Land O'Lakes, Inc

I am delighted to be included in AdvisoryCloud’s 2012 Top CFOs. It is an honor to be among this distinguished group of CFOs. It’s a reflection of the accomplishments of my dedicated team of finance professionals at Ingredion Incorporated. Cheryl Beebe, EVP & CFO, Ingredion Incorporated

While I appreciate the acknowledgement by AdvisoryCloud, I view this largely as a reflection of the great Marketing team at Fifth Third Bank, and the historic strength of this organization in executing major initiatives. Larry Magnesen, SVP & CMO, Fifth Third Bank

"I'm honored to be included in the AdvisoryCloud CMO rankings for 2013.  It's amazing to join this incredible list of the most talented marketers in the industry today."
Chris Lindner, CMO and SVP Business Development, Sperry Top-Sider

I am excited to be ranked among some of the best marketing minds in the world.  My success is a result of the great work of the Simmons marketing team who is bringing a new level of excitement to an industry that sells the ultimate fix for life's problems - sleep. Jeff Willard, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Simmons Bedding