2012 Top Private Company CIOs

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Michael McCarron

Mr. McCarron joined Bain Capital in 2010 as the Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. McCarron was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Fidelity Enterprise Operations, the technology solutions unit of Fidelity Investments. Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. McCarron was with General Electric and held a number of senior information technology roles. He was the Chief Information Officer and Program Director for GE Money’s Lending business in London, England. He was the Chief Information Officer for Unison Industries (GE), LLC in Jacksonville, FL, a global aerospace components manufacturing business. Mr. McCarron was also the Chief Information Officer for GE Structured Services, IT director for GE Corporate Information Services, and Quality Leader for GE Corporate Shared Services. Mr. McCarron began his corporate career as an account director with SEI Investments in Oaks, PA. Prior to SEI, he was an officer in the United States Army. His assignments ranged from Germany to Egypt to the US and included Company Commander, Director of Medical Logistics Systems, Force Medical Supply Officer and Platoon Leader.

Mr. McCarron received his BA from Providence College in 1990.

2012 Top Private Company CIOs

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There are over 38,000 CIOs in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s “Top CIO Rankings” for 2012. The number one area of focus for CIOs in 2012 has been their ability to effectively manage budgets, people, resources, and the overall flow of information at their companies. ExecRank also weighed heavily the recommendations provided by CEOs and CFOs of our finalists. In addition, we saw a significant uptick in the number of CIOs that served on boards of directors and gave speeches at trade shows throughout the year. The CIOs that made this list represent the best of the best in technology management and leadership for 2012.

CIOs were ranked according to our patent-pending proprietary CIO Ranking Algorithm that calculates points for 24 key categories, in addition to the insights and feedback from evaluation committees featuring some of the world’s most renowned business leaders. Like all of our position specific ranking algorithms, the CIO Ranking Algorithm serves as an objective standard for executive performance and is designed to produce results that act as leading indicators for future executive and team performance. Feedback from award winners includes:

Jeff Lauro, CIO, Collective Brands“I am honored to be included on ExecRank with such important leaders in my field.”

Denis Edwards, CIO Manpower Group“Thank you for honoring me and our outstanding team of IT professionals at ManpowerGroup. I am truly humbled to be included on a list that includes so many CIOs for whom I have the highest admiration and respect.”

Steve F. Brown – CIO Tenet Healthcare“I am truly honored to be among this distinguished group of IT leaders on ExecRank. My recognition is a reflection of the tremendous IT team at Tenet and the contributions of our key IT business partners Dell and Cerner Corporation.”

Tom Nightingale, ModusLink Global Solutions“It is great to see that ExecRank has produced a credible means to analyze the wide variety of techniques that exist across so many industries and produce a best-in-class rating system removing the subjectivity that has historically existed.”

Peter E. Holmes, Ph.D., Celanese Corporation“I am grateful to the nominating committee of ExecRank for this tremendous honor.”

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2012 Top Private Company CIOs

1. Michael McCarron, Bain Capital, LLC 2. Kristy Folkwein, Dow Corning Corporation 3. Laurie Douglas, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
4. Debra Robinson, The Hearst Corporation 5. Michael Krouse, OhioHealth 6. Joy Grosser, Iowa Health System
7. Sam Lamonica, Rosendin Electric 8. Jon Manis, Sutter Health 9. Kevin Apperson, Maxim Healthcare
10. Mike Elmore, Ace Hardware Corporation 11. Gavin Gallagher, H. E. Butt Grocery Company 12. Rankings update
13. Toby Horowitz, CENTURY 21, INC. 14. Branden Spikes, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation 15. Mark Carbrey, Agero
16. Paul Heller, The Vanguard Group, Inc. 17. Terry Carrol, Fairview Health Services 18. Carole Cotter, Lifespan Corporation
19. Robert White, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. 20. Gary Becker, Reed Smith LLP 21. Bill Spooner, Sharp HealthCare
22. Herman Nell, PETCO Animal Supplies, Inc. 23. Greg Schwartz, USAA 24. Barry Libenson, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
25. James McGlennon, Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc. 26. Michael Spears, NCCI Holdings, Inc. 27. Sue Erickson, New York Life Insurance Company
28. Judy Lemke, Schneider National, Inc. 29. Stuart Fulton, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 30. Tom Langston, SSM Health Care Corporation
31. Rick Roy, CUNA Mutual 32. Bruce Smith, Advocate Health Care Network 33. Matt Ray, Highmark Inc.
34. Tricia Trebino, Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc. 35. Dean Cookson, Virgin America Inc. 36. Russ Ross, Giant Eagle, Inc.
37. Tom Peck, Levi Strauss & Co. 38. Greg Zeh, The Golub Corporation 39. Bert Reese, Sentara Healthcare
40. Wanyonyi Kendrick, JEA 41. David Green, New York Central Mutual Fire Insurance Company 42. Tom Dionisio, The Boston Consulting Group
43. Kyle Shin, Bloomberg L.P. 44. Scott Clifford, Graybar Electric Company, Inc. 45. Rob Ramrath, Bose Corporation
46. Elaine Ritchie, New Balance, Inc. 47. Daniel Wakeman, Educational Testing Service 48. Stephen Landry, Seton Hall University
49. Ron Danielson, Santa Clara University 50. Ian Miller, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP 51. Barbara Kunkel, Troutman Sanders LLP
52. Joel Vengco, Baystate Health, Inc. 53. Albert Prast, Connextions, Inc. 54. Rick Schooler, Orlando Health
55. Chris Corrado, Asurion Corporation 56. Brian Margolies, Allied Beverage Group LLC 57. Randy Poppell, UniGroup, Inc.
58. Kevin Coughenour, Andrews International, Inc. 59. Mark Worsey, Gogrid 60. Ash Banerjee, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
61. Larry Quinlan, Deloitte LLP 62. Shaun Coyne, State Compensation Insurance Fund 63. Michael Anselmo, Narragansett Bay Insurance Company
64. Robert Meadows, Bingham McCutchen LLP 65. James Bottum, Clemson University 66. Gene Viscelli, King & Spalding LLP
67. Scott Bravi, Akin Gump Strauss & Field 68. Marc Probst, Intermountain Health Care, Inc. 69. Bob Casale, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
70. Bob Manez, Metropolitan Transportation Authority 71. Christian Anschuetz, Underwriters Laboratories Inc. 72. Connie Hoffman, Bryan Cave LLP
73. Michael L. Whitmer, Advantage Resourcing 74. Michael Shannon, Dechert LLP 75. Karen Abler, MillerCoors LLC
76. Gary Wood, Knights of Columbus 77. Cynthia King, Gallaudet University 78. Kathy Tamer, United Space Alliance, LLC
79. Peter Moreau, Amica Mutual Insurance Company 80. Dan Nottke, Kirkland & Ellis LLP 81. David Fury, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
82. Stephen Fugale, Villanova University 83. Bruce Petryshak, Middle Tennessee State University 84. John D’Anna, Brookshire Grocery Company
85. Chip Goodman, Winston & Strawn LLP 86. Mary Harper, Abt Associates Inc. 87. Stephen Marquette, Quality Dining, Inc.
88. Ian Patterson, Scottrade, Inc. 89. Ken Yerves, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. 90. Ron Gilson, Johnsonville Sausage, LLC
91. Mike Loup, BDP International, Inc. 92. Richard Duncan, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas 93. Carl Stringer, U. S. Sugar Corporation
94. Mike Jones, The NORDAM Group, Inc. 95. Kristin Kirkconnell, American Family Mutual Insurance Company 96. Chuck Oler, Tuthill Corporation
97. Phil Wisoff, Proskauer Rose LLP 98. Edward Chapel, Montclair State University 99. Tony Cordeiro, White & Case LLP
100. Lisa Fernandez, General Atlantic LLC 101. Cindy Bixler, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc. 102. Tony Tardugno, Noridian Mutual Insurance Company
103. Glenn Pinnel, Altegrity, Inc. 104. David Kaufman, The Motorists Insurance Group 105. Tim O’Rourke, Temple University
106. Frank Kropiunik, Alberici Corporation 107. Brian Kelly, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 108. Gary Herman, Unified Grocers, Inc.
109. Ken Heaps, Latham & Watkins LLP 110. Wade Judd, Associated Food Stores, Inc. 111. Scott Cousins, KeHE Distributors, LLC
112. Greg Driscoll, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company 113. Charlene Aleshire, MultiCare Health System 114. Gil Hoffman, Maritz Holdings Inc.
115. Kent Kushar, E. & J. Gallo Winery 116. Lorey Hoffman, Goodwin Procter LLP 117. Rob Marburger, Alston & Bird LLP
118. Gavin Gray, Perkins Coie LLP 119. Robert Malik, Swagelok Company 120. Lynda Parsons, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.
121. George Appley, Concurrent Technologies Corporation 122. Ed Smith, Utz Quality Foods, Inc. 123. Doug Caddell, Foley & Lardner LLP
124. Russ Rosen, Rooms To Go 125. Chris Burrage, Sun World International, LLC 126. Robert Holloway, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
127. Andreas Antoniou, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 128. David Gregson, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP 129. Darryl May, Ballard Spahr LLP
130. Brian Conlon, McDermott Will & Emery LLP 131. Scott Gordon, Gordon Trucking Inc. 132. Ray Miburn, Allison Transmission, Inc.
133. Ron Swick, BEST CHAIRS INCORPORATED 134. Tam Nguyen, Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, Inc 135. Bill Keen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
136. Mitch Alexander, Spellman High Voltage Electric Corporation 137. Mark Anderson, Formed Fiber Technologies, Inc. 138. Rozzie Hamm, RIVERSIDE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
139. Jason Birnbaum, SIRVA, Inc. 140. Don Reeve, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. 141. John Geisler, Cargill, Incorporated
142. Henry Lynn, TLC Vision Corporation 143. Allan Moore, Covington & Burling LLP 144. Alice Kipel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
145. Phil Rightler, Thompson Coburn LLP 146. Mark Wright, Inmar, Inc. 147. David Kaufman, Aramark
148. Richard Ferguson, Quinnipiac University 149. Greg Sutfin, McGuireWoods LLP 150. Suzanne Wetherington, Orange Lake Country Club, Inc.
151. Brett Don, Dickstein Shapiro LLP 152. Deborah Norton, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. 153. Joe Desuta, First Team Real Estate
154. Joe Iannello, Capital Metro 155. Peter Kaomea, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 156. Curt Cunningham, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
157. Cameron King, Prospect Mortgage, LLC 158. Paul Stoddard, HealthNow New York Inc. 159. Dale Schoenefeld, The University of Tulsa
160. Lynn McGuire, Andrews Kurth LLP 161. Todd Thorson, Quarles & Brady LLP 162. Chris Kohl, Vertex Inc.
163. Dale Walker, LE SUEUR, INCORPORATED 164. Kirk Scruggs, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP 165. Randy Amuro, Decore-Ative Specialties
166. Jeff Weeks, PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company 167. Greg Ericson, Press Ganey Associates, Inc. 168. Michael Fergang, Grange Mutual Casualty Company
169. Joe Gargiulo, Southern Methodist University 170. Dennis Yang, VXI GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC. 171. Jack Chen, Adelphi University
172. Shawn McCarrick, Freightquote.com, Inc. 173. Brad Noblet, New England Alliance for Health, LLC 174. Phil Ruhlman, Gallup, Inc.
175. Dean Olsen, Steptoe & Johnson LLP 176. John Anderson, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. 177. Michael Donnelly, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
178. Cedrick Fairwether, Sierra Trading Post, Inc. 179. John Polizzi, The Mark Travel Corporation 180. David Worth, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, L.L.P.
181. David McLean, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP 182. Dierk Eckart, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP 183. Mark Sportack, Crowell & Moring LLP
184. Michael Arton, Dynamic Industries, Inc. 185. James Freeman, Dynetics, Inc. 186. Michael Ross, POLY-AMERICA, LP
187. Merrill Lauritano, Byer California 188. Randy Miguel, INFINITY RESOURCES,INC 189. Jason Morovich, J. J. White, Inc.
190. Robert Slater, Handi-Foil Corp. 191. Danny Djordjevic, Grayhill, Inc 192. Joel Walters, REMKE MARKETS INCORPORATED
193. William Parry, Alta Resources Corp. 194. John Easley, Horizon Hobby, Inc. 195. Rick Cowan, True Textiles, Inc.
196. Sam Esfahani, PSCU Incorporated 197. Bill Schlough, San Francisco Baseball Associates, L.P. 198. Russ Hanson, About Time Technologies, LLC
199. C. Martin Harris, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation 200. Nancy Dalessio, Ameritas Mutual Holding Company 201. Mike Keller, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
202. Audrey Teselle, R. H. Sheppard Co., Inc. 203. Bill Lehman, SPRAYING SYSTEMS CO. 204. Steve Piwnica, ROYALTY CARPET MILLS, INC.
205. Jay Diehl, MAC VALVES, INC. 206. Phillip Chen, Prime Wheel Corporation 207. Peter Liodos, K2 Industrial Services, Inc.
208. Dick Fegley, MCS Industries, Inc. 209. Tony Ferrarra, Phb, Inc. 210. Kendra Harrison, Greenleaf Nursery Co.
211. Anne Balk, CUSTOM-PAK, INC. 212. Dana Keith, Datamark, Inc. 213. Alison Uemura, Kawailoa Development LLP
214. Jerry Clemons, King Industries, Inc. 215. Keith Martin, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

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