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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 11:39
American Express names new IT boss
Ex-BofA man appointed


American Express has appointed Marc Gordon as chief information officer and executive VP to head its IT operations.

As head of the company’s global technologies organisation, effective September 4, Gordon will report to Stephen Squeri, group president, global corporate services.  Gordon will also become a corporate officer upon his election by the American Express Board of Directors at the next scheduled meeting.

Gordon most recently served as enterprise CIO and chief technology officer at Bank of America, where he led the development of industry-leading capabilities and innovations at very large scale. Previously, he was CIO for Best Buy and The Timberland Company. He began his career as a consultant at Accenture, serving clients across a range of industries.

“Marc is an exceptional addition to our organization,” said Squeri. “With 25 years of leadership experience across a range of industries, Marc brings an agile, innovative approach to driving change and leveraging technology to achieve business results. He has a proven record as a leader who is both strategic and hands-on, and who can execute at all levels of scale and scope.”

Gordon said: “I’m excited to join the company at this critical time, as American Express continues to transform the customer experience to better meet the needs of our increasingly digital society.”

Gordon has advised various government agencies in the areas of national cyber security and emergency preparedness, and he served on the US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) by Presidential appointment.
 
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