C-Level Interviews

Meet the Tech Exec: Patrick Tinklenberg, Vice President, Sycuan Casino 1024 576 Managed Solution

Meet the Tech Exec: Patrick Tinklenberg, Vice President, Sycuan Casino

Patrick Tinklenberg is the Vice President of Information Technology with Sycuan Casino where, for the last 4 years, he has been responsible for technology and strategy for the casino, hotel, and golf resort. Previously to this position, Patrick was the IT Director for the Barona Band of Mission Indians for 7 years where he ran…

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Meet the Tech Exec: Holly Smithson, CEO, Athena 1024 197 Managed Solution

Meet the Tech Exec: Holly Smithson, CEO, Athena

  Holly Smithson is Chief Executive Officer of Athena. She is responsible for creating, communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction and serves at the discretion of the Board of Directors.  Smithson previously served as Vice President, Business Strategy at the California Life Sciences Association, the nation’s largest statewide advocacy organization for the…

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Meet the Tech Exec: Ryan Fay, EVP Strategy & Global CIO, ACI Specialty Benefits 400 400 Managed Solution

Meet the Tech Exec: Ryan Fay, EVP Strategy & Global CIO, ACI Specialty Benefits

Ryan Fay is responsible for leading ACI Enterprises, Inc. global business, technology, and security strategy. As Global CIO, Ryan leads a global team of multidisciplinary technology staff (comprising both ACI and acquisitions) spanning 170 countries and communicating in over 180 languages. Ryan’s team has been able to radically disrupt the corporate benefits experience by delivering industry-leading 24/7/365 access, and…

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Meet the Tech Exec: Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman & CEO, RippleNami 854 963 Managed Solution

Meet the Tech Exec: Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman & CEO, RippleNami

Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, who serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at RippleNami, brings more than 30 years of experience to the table. She has served in various leadership roles during her tenure in the finance and mergers & acquisitions areas, as well as in key C-level roles in both privately and publicly traded corporations. At…

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Meet Tech Exec Jamie Valdez, Buffini & Company 1024 576 Managed Solution

Meet Tech Exec Jamie Valdez, Buffini & Company

MEET THE TECH EXEC Jamie Valdez VP of IT Buffini & Company With 25+ year’s experience, he has had opportunities to build and support IT operations in Europe, Ireland, Asia, and the Americas. He is well known for designing and implementing innovative IT solutions that enhance operational efficiency, accelerate revenue growth, and maximize profitability. While…

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Meet Tech Exec Michael Josephs, CIO American Advisors Group 1024 576 Managed Solution

Meet Tech Exec Michael Josephs, CIO American Advisors Group

MEET THE TECH EXEC Michael Josephs CIO American Advisors Group Michael Josephs presently serves as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) for the American Advisors Group (AAG), a company at the top of its market for the provision of financial service for seniors. As CIO Michael is responsible for the mission-critical technology…

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Meet the Tech Exec: George Suda, CIO, Smile Brand Inc. 1024 576 Managed Solution

Meet the Tech Exec: George Suda, CIO, Smile Brand Inc.

MEET THE TECH EXEC George Suda CIO Smile Brand Inc. George Suda joined Smile Brands Inc. as Chief Information Officer in January 2008. George is responsible for all of the company’s technological systems and projects, plus he oversees all Central Business Office functions. In his career George spent 11 years with Apria Healthcare, the country’s…

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Meet the Tech Exec: Jim Phillips, SVP & CIO, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union 820 462 Managed Solution

Meet the Tech Exec: Jim Phillips, SVP & CIO, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

MEET THE TECH EXEC Jim Phillips SVP & CIO SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Jim Phillips has over twenty five years of experience in financial services in both banking and insurance. Prior to joining SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union he was the SVP & CIO at Stanford Federal Credit Union where he led enterprise transformation efforts including…

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Meet the Tech Exec: Charles Podesta, CIO, UCI Health 1024 576 Managed Solution

Meet the Tech Exec: Charles Podesta, CIO, UCI Health

MEET THE TECH EXEC Charles Podesta CIO UCI Health Over thirty years experience in Information Technology for Healthcare, the last eighteen years as a Chief Information Officer, Podesta has worked for Academic Medical Centers, Health Systems and Community Hospitals. He is currently the CIO for University of California Irvine Health. Previous to this engagement Podesta…

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Meet the Tech Exec: Norm Fjeldheim, CIO, Illumina 1024 576 Managed Solution

Meet the Tech Exec: Norm Fjeldheim, CIO, Illumina

MEET THE TECH EXEC Norm Fjeldheim CIO Illumina Norm Fjeldheim is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Illumina. Norm is responsible for evolving a Global Information Systems (GIS) strategy that will support the scale and future growth of Illumina, including supporting product and market development strategies from an Information Technology perspective. In addition,…

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