SVP, CIO Retail and Optical Services Luxottica Retail
Michael Braine serves as SVP and CIO for Luxottica Retail and vision care services. With the recent completion of a significant IT systems transformation initiative, Braine has been successful in reducing systems complexity, establishing the IT organization as a global service provider and facilitating a business strategy of growth through acquisition in emerging international markets.
With more than 20 years of successive, developmental and cross-functional leadership roles, Braine’s experience spans the retail industry, IT management and software implementation. Prior to Luxottica, Braine served in a variety of leadership roles with SAP Retail Inc. and ExxonMobil Corporation. A former U.S. Military officer, Braine earned an MBA from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. from Rutgers University.
In 2014, Braine was presented with the Retail CIO of the Year award for the innovation category by Retail Info Systems News. This annual award is given to a CIO who has implemented emerging technology that drives ROI through top-line growth, improved customer satisfaction or bottom-line savings.
SVP & CIO Western & Southern Financial Group
Karen Chamberlain joined Western & Southern Financial Group in 2014 as SVP and CIO. She has more than 25 years of experience leading information technology to develop and balance strategic, market and operational priorities supporting wealth management and property and casualty insurance businesses.
Chamberlain previously worked for The Hartford Insurance Group. She joined the company in 2006 and held multiple CIO positions in the P&C and wealth management businesses, as well as VP of service operations. She also acted as a corporate auditor and liaison for HLIKK Japan, a subsidiary of The Hartford. In 2005, Chamberlain joined JPMorgan Chase as SVP and CIO of the insurance division, and prior to JPMC she held various IT leadership roles at Allstate Insurance Company.
Over the years, Chamberlain has focused her attention on leadership development for women. At The Hartford, she built and co-led The Hartford’s Professional Women’s Network, building a membership of over 1,700. Chamberlain was a core member of the JPMC Women in Technology and Operations team, and also acted as a corporate mentor for the national organization, Women Unlimited.
Chamberlain holds her Series 6 and 26 securities licenses. She is a board member of Cintrifuse — Cincinnati, and of WCET/ThinkTV (PBS), Cincinnati/Dayton.
SVP, Human Resources Western & Southern Financial Group
Kim Chiodi is senior vice president of human resources for Western & Southern Financial Group, a diversified family of financial services companies based in Cincinnati, with assets owned and managed in excess of $70B as of December 31, 2014. Western & Southern is one of the strongest life insurance groups in the world.
Chiodi leads efforts to help the company reach business goals through world-class organizational talent. She joined Western & Southern in 2008 as vice president of field human resources and was promoted to the position of senior vice president of human resources in 2012.
Prior to joining Western & Southern, Chiodi was in private practice as a human resources management consultant for nine years. She also served as director of employee development for Makino and as a manager of training and personnel research at Western & Southern subsidiary, Western-Southern Life.
Chiodi holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Xavier University and a master of arts in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Akron.
VP & CSO Cincinnati Bell
Leo Cronin is VP and chief security officer for Cincinnati Bell. He is responsible for all aspects of physical, cyber and information security across the company, including governance and security architecture. Prior to his role at Cincinnati Bell, Cronin was CISO and VP of global information security at Reed Elsevier and LexisNexis.
Cronin is a CISSP and ISSMP.
COO, Corporate IT General Electric Company
Chris Drumgoole is GE’s chief operating officer of IT. In this role, he leads the company’s IT infrastructure teams globally, responsible for the successful operation of the IT systems supporting all of GE’s business units around the world. Additionally he leads GE’s enterprise and industrial cloud strategy, including the company’s provider and application transition to the cloud as well as the company’s infrastructure supporting the Industrial Internet and Internet of Things.
Drumgoole has a proven reputation for transforming enterprise IT infrastructure, operating models and services delivery frameworks.
He joined GE from Verizon Terremark, where he served as COO and SVP of global operations with responsibilities including data center commissioning and operations, service delivery, product development, as well as cloud computing operations across the enterprise. He also has more than 15 years of technology and financial services experience, including design and architecture work for large retail trading platforms, high-traffic consumer web properties, and computing/storage grids, having held leadership and technologist positions with the Toronto Dominion Bank, IBM, MasterCard International, Cable & Wireless, and Exodus/Savvis.
Drumgoole studied information systems at Pace University in New York.
Senior Vice President & Head of Business Enablement American Modern Insurance Group
Pete Effler, as head of business enablement, oversees all IT and service delivery operations for American Modern Insurance Group.
Effler started with American Modern in 2005 as senior vice president of operations for the financial institution division and significantly grew that part of the business. In addition, Effler also had responsibilities in the personal lines business, strategic alliances and sales operations. Starting in 2012, Effler assumed leadership of the IT organization and insurance operations.
Prior to his tenure at American Modern, Effler was a partner at Accenture. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an M.S. in industrial engineering, and the University of Notre Dame with bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and communication.
CIO, Digital Services Solutions GE Aviation
Jennifer Flynn is the chief information officer of digital services solutions for GE Aviation. Flynn was named this role in 2014 with responsibility for forming and executing on the overall platform strategy for analytics development and operationalization within GE Aviation.
Flynn has more than 16 years of experience with GE, including roles with increasing responsibility in GE lighting, corporate and aviation. She started her career in the information technology leadership program and has experience in solution architecture, data architecture, Oracle HR and HR reporting. She is also a certified black belt and a graduate of GE’s Experienced Information Management Program.
Flynn holds a B.S. in management information systems from Miami University in Ohio.
CIO NetJets, Inc.
Ken Green is the CIO for NetJets Inc., reporting directly to Chairman and CEO Jordan Hansell. In his position, Green oversees all of IT, responsible for all technology projects and systems. Additionally, he is responsible for operations, infrastructure, software development, and quality assurance of those products. Green oversees information security, business continuity and disaster recovery. He joined the NetJets team in 2007 as VP of new solutions and assumed his current role in 2009.
Prior to working at NetJets, Green served in various technology roles including software developer, project manager for software development, and a variety of senior management roles.
Green holds a B.S. in applied science from Miami University.
Author & Thought Leader "Simplicity" & "The Courage Within Us"
Bill Jensen is an internationally acclaimed thought leader who is known for extremely useful content and his passion for making it easier for everyone to work smarter, not harder. His first book, “Simplicity,” was the No. 5 leadership/management book on Amazon in 2000. His most recent books, “Disrupt! Think Epic, Be Epic” and “The Courage Within Us,” reveal the secrets of success through big, bold ideas and by unleashing your own greatness.
Jensen holds degrees in communication design and organizational development.
VP, IT Cincinnati Reds
Brian Keys is in his 13th season with the Reds and was named to his current position in 2011. He is responsible for all Reds’ technologies related to the major league team, six minor leagues clubs, the club’s facility in Arizona, Reds Urban Youth Academy and the Dominican academy for all network/computing infrastructure.
Keys is responsible for all information security, application development, hardware/software deployment, ticketing systems CRM system collaborated portal, audio/video systems and fan experience technologies.
Keys is also responsible for Reds’ analytics development for all business development departments, providing analytical data for all ticketing, corporate sales, consumer clubs, hall of fame and community fund.
Before joining the Reds, Keys worked as a project manager for a Cincinnati-based consulting company. A native of Cincinnati, Keys graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor of science in electrical and computer engineering technology.
SVP and CIO The David J. Joseph Company
Mike Knellinger joined The David J. Joseph Company in 2012 as CIO, bringing to the company more than 20 years of leadership experience in the information technology field. Knellinger's experience includes serving as CIO for two healthcare firms, and other technical leadership roles in the manufacturing and legal research industries.
Wendy Lea is the CEO of Cintrifuse, a Cincinnati-based organization that acts as a catalyst for the region, energizing it by enabling the building of high-growth companies.
An accomplished leader and passionate innovator, Lea has more than three decades of experience helping companies drive predictable growth through trusted relationships with customers and partners. An expert at leading digital innovation, she’s lived and worked from coast to coast, personally delivering business solutions in more than 30 countries around the world.
Lea has worked closely with a wide range of businesses, from startups to large multinational companies. With exceptional functional expertise in marketing, sales and customer experience, Lea has worked with freemium, direct and indirect business models. She has extensive experience in all kinds of business financing, from bootstrapped startups to venture funds and private equity partnerships.
VP & CIO Greif, Inc.
With more than 27 years of experience in the packaging industry, Doug Lingrel currently leads Greif Inc.’s global IT organization where he is responsible for overall IT strategy. He has a strong focus in the areas of continuous improvement, driving change, strategic agility with tactical execution, process and project management, cross functional relationships, and business oriented value creation.
Lingrel’s past responsibilities include leadership roles in IT, supply chain and finance at Greif as well as managerial positions in finance and operations both in industrial and consumer packaging. Highlights include migrating IT to a business-centric organization with one global operating model, partnering with the businesses to design and implement a single scalable business platform along with enterprise architecture and standards, and playing a key leadership role in the start-up and design of a the global sourcing and supply organization.
Lingrel received a master’s of business administration and a bachelor’s of science in biology from the University of Cincinnati.
Vice President, IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics IBM
Ron Lovell is the vice president of the IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics on the IBM campus in Dublin, Ohio, reporting to the worldwide head of business analytics and optimization for IBM. He is responsible for end-to-end delivery of basic through advanced analytics that produce differentiated business outcomes for IBM clients across the entire portfolio of industries. Lovell is also responsible for the development of IBM’s academic initiatives for advancing the advanced analytics curriculums at universities across the region.
Lovell has more than 35 years of experience with several senior leadership roles in the financial services industry across all aspects of consulting that includes line of business, strategy and IT. This includes both deep sales and delivery responsibility with more than 30 years of experienced successful delivery of complex programs in the financial services industry. Lovell also has extensive experience in insurance processing that includes front office digitization, core insurance and corporate applications that include actuarial, accounting, legal and human resources. He has an in-depth knowledge of business transformation initiatives and more than 30 years of successful executive program management experience.
Global Cyber Security Leader The Procter & Gamble Company
David McCaskill is responsible for developing, delivering and promoting Procter and Gamble’s corporate directory, provisioning, identity management, strategy, architecture, services and solutions. He also has IT governance, sourcing management and security policy responsibilities for directory and identity-based infrastructure services.
McCaskill has more than 18 years’ experience with P&G architecting, engineering, constructing and managing a wide variety of IT middleware infrastructure such as manufacturing control and information systems, secured proprietary financial data transports and standards-based web access management systems. He has held a variety of technical management positions during his P&G career including Greensboro plant applications systems manager, health and beauty care global IT architect and global IT architect for ERP integration.
Dr. Kevin McLaughlin
Senior Security Manager Whirlpool Corporation
Starting his career as a U.S. Army veteran who proudly served for 11 years, Dr. Kevin L. McLaughlin has compiled more than 35 years of law enforcement, corporate and cybersecurity experiences. McLaughlin has had an interesting and fun career during which he’s been involved in cyber investigations, SWAT, anti-terrorism activities and executive management for cybersecurity teams. McLaughlin has had many global roles over the years such as being a federal special agent, investigator for Mastercard/Visa, IT director at the Kennedy Space Center, president of his own company, IT manager and senior information security manager with the Procter & Gamble Company, CISO and CTO at the University of Cincinnati, and a senior cybersecurity manager for the Whirlpool Corporation. While at P&G, McLaughlin created one of P&G’s first augmentation outsourcing teams in India, and it won a global gold service award from Atos-Origin and has acted as a model for countless corporate relationships since.
McLaughlin has a Ph.D. in information assurance, an M.S. in computer science and a B.S. in management of information systems.
CIO North America Exel, Inc.
Sally Miller is CIO of North America for Exel. Exel is part of the supply chain division of Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading logistics group, with more than 285,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories around the world, and 2013 annual revenues of more than €55B.
Miller was appointed to this role in 2014 and is responsible for all aspects of IT in support of the business strategy. Miller began her career at Exel in 2005 as IT leader for the retail business unit.
Previously, Miller worked for APL Logistics and Thomson Multimedia in IT, deploying and supporting supply chain management solutions.
Miller is a graduate of Indiana University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in decision sciences and operations and systems management. In 2006, Miller received her MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
VP of Sales Sprint Business
Brian Miller is a VP of sales for Sprint Corp. He currently directs all strategic account sales activities and has responsibility for both the domestic and international sales teams. Miller has been with Sprint for more than 10 years, and prior to his current role, he led sales activities in several key Midwestern markets as director of sales located in Chicago, Illinois. Miller’s career includes extensive telecommunications experience in sales, management and leadership. Prior to joining Sprint, he held various sales and management positions within Touch America Inc., Qwest Communications Inc. and AT&T.
Prior to his tenure in the telecommunications industry, Miller practiced as an attorney with Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he practiced litigation and business law. The knowledge and experience gained through his law practice provides him with a unique perspective into corporate structure, executive relationships, negotiation processes, human resources and employee relations.
Miller’s educational background includes a law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a bachelor of arts degree in business management from Central University of Iowa in Pella.
EVP, Customer Shared Services & CIO Cardinal Health
Patty B. Morrison's reach within the IT and business community has spanned 25 years, across four different industries. A respected and experienced IT professional, Morrison was named 2007 CIO of the Year by the Executive's Club of Chicago and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. She has dedicated her career to using technology to solving business problems.
Most recently, Morrison was EVP and CIO for Motorola. In this role, she oversaw all strategic, operational and financial aspects of the company's information technology architecture, systems, tools, processes and infrastructure. During her tenure, Motorola focused the IT portfolio on expansion of retail channel capability, enabled the transformation to a global single supply chain and successfully integrated many key acquisitions and divestitures. She built a world-class IT team that contributed key innovations to growth of key businesses and Motorola products for the Enterprise.
VP, Enterprise Analytics & Insights The J. M. Smucker Company
Andy Platt is a business executive with more than 36 years of diverse leadership experience. As an employee of the J.M. Smucker Co., he is currently serving as an executive in residence for the University of Akron College of Business Administration. He has been with Smucker Co. since 1983 and served as an elected corporate officer for 10 years beginning in 2004 when he was named VP of information services and CIO. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s IT and business process activities.
In 2012 he was named VP of enterprise analytics and insights with a focus on leveraging Big Data and analytics innovations for profitable sales growth. Prior roles in his 31-year career with Smucker included logistics and financial roles as director of customer service, business unit controller and manager of internal audit.
Platt has been active in numerous industry activities serving on multiple strategy councils for the company’s largest software vendor, Oracle Corporation. In 2009 he was named Oracle’s CIO of the Year for North America.
Platt received his B.S. in accounting and MBA in finance from the University of Akron.
Divisional AVP of Enterprise Information Security American Financial Group, Inc.
JD Rogers is the divisional AVP of enterprise information security at American Financial Group. Rogers has more than 18 years of information security experience. This experience ranges across many industries, with the majority of the experience in the energy, manufacturing and financial space. This range of exposure has given Rogers a unique opportunity to learn and apply security best practices to risks facing these industries.
He holds many industry standard security certifications, and is a regular speaker at several information security related events. He is also an active member in serving his local community.
CTO, Enterprise Information Management Practice EMC Consulting
Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business”, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the service line offerings and capabilities for the EMC Consulting Enterprise Information Management and Analytics service line. Schmarzo has written several white papers and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and advanced analytics to power organization’s key business initiatives.
Schmarzo has more than two decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytic applications. He authored the Business Benefits Analysis methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements. He has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.
Previously, Schmarzo was the VP of analytics at Yahoo!. Before that, he oversaw the analytic applications business unit at Business Objects.
Schmarzo holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s of science degree in mathematics, computer science and business administration from Coe College.
GE Aviation CIO, Digital General Electric Company
Jude Schramm is CIO of digital for GE Aviation. Named to this role in August 2014, he is responsible for defining one digital strategy and leading IT strategy and support for Aviation’s digital products and internal web services.
Schramm joined General Electric’s Aviation division in 2001 as a project manager in the aviation services fleet management IT division. He became a certified black belt in 2004, and in 2007 was appointed IT manager of the commercial engines operations division. In 2008, Schramm became a certified lean leader for GE Infrastructure, where he was responsible for cross-business synergy programs between GE Aviation and GE Energy.
Schramm attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a BBA in information systems and a BBA in business management. He began his professional career as a management consultant for Ernst & Young LLP, where he worked as a staff and senior consultant in the pharmaceutical practice.
SVP & CTO Synchrony Financial
Greg Simpson joined Synchrony Financial in 2014 as SVP and chief technology officer. Simpson works closely with Synchrony Financial’s CIO on developing the company’s technology strategy and sits on Synchrony Financial’s IT steering committee. Overseeing a large global team, Simpson is responsible for key IT functions including enterprise architecture, business intelligence, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, data centers, voice and data network, service management and operations, end-user services, and collaboration.
Based in the Kettering, Ohio, offices, Simpson serves on the IT engagement committee and is a senior leader participating in Synchrony Financial’s business leadership program and a mentor to many within the IT team.
Prior to joining Synchrony Financial, Simpson served as GE's CTO for eight years where he created the shared services infrastructure team that supports all GE businesses. In his role as GE’s CTO, Simpson advised GE’s CIO and business CIOs on new technology directions, and served on the company’s IT council. Simpson has an extensive IT career that spans more than 30 years with GE.
Simpson received his BSME from Purdue University and his MSME from Case Western Reserve University.
VP & Director of Athletics The Ohio State University
Gene Smith is widely recognized among the leaders of his profession and has been named “one of the most powerful people in collegiate sport.” He has been director of athletics at The Ohio State University since 2005. Smith previously served as director of athletics at Arizona State, Iowa State and Eastern Michigan universities and is entering his 28th year in the role.
Since arriving at Ohio State, Smith has established himself as a respected and thoughtful leader within the department, university and community. In 2007 he unveiled a five-year strategic plan, reflecting the department’s goals and values. Updated in 2011, the strategic planning process, inclusive of the entire department, emphasized the development of the total student-athlete. Under Smith’s leadership, the Ohio State athletics department has thrived, winning myriad conference and national athletic championships and awards.
From May 2011 to July 2014, Smith will serve as a member of the NCAA Division I Administration Cabinet, which oversees and recommends membership to NCAA committees. Smith attended the University of Notre Dame on a football scholarship, and was a member of the 1973 Associated Press national championship team. Smith received his bachelor’s degree in business administration.
SVP & CIO Mercy Health
Rebecca Sykes was named SVP and CIO of Mercy Health in 1999 after having served as Mercy Health's director of corporate information services, since 1997. Starting in 2005, she also began overseeing Mercy Health's supply chain and accounts payable functions. Sykes is responsible for making strategic decisions about the use of IT to improve patient care and reduce expenses.
One of Sykes' most notable accomplishments includes leading the consolidation of Mercy Health's IT function in 2011, bringing IT staff members from Mercy Health's seven health systems into one centralized IT organization. The consolidation has resulted in a more strategic and unified approach to IT.
Sykes also has overseen Mercy Health's ongoing $400M initiative to implement the Epic electronic health record system in all Mercy Health hospitals and employed ambulatory physician practices. In addition, her responsibilities include business intelligence, particularly the use of data to advance population health management, and oversight of a major initiative to ensure efficient use of the most expensive clinical supplies.
Sykes holds a bachelor's degree in administrative management from the University of Cincinnati and a master's in business administration from Xavier University.
SVP & CIO Cintas Corporation
Michael L. Thompson serves as SVP and CIO for Cintas Corporation. Thompson is responsible for business transformation across the enterprise and Cintas IT. He has served in this capacity since 2013.
Employed by Cintas since 1994, Thompson has held numerous positions within the company. As director of corporate development, he was responsible for all merger and acquisition activity of the company. During his eight-year tenure in corporate development, Thompson led and completed approximately 150 acquisitions for Cintas. Promoted to corporate controller in 2003, Thompson was responsible for SEC and internal management reporting, projections and forecasting. He was also a member of the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and oversight team and had accounting responsibility for three operating divisions of the company.
In 2006, Thompson was promoted to VP and treasurer. In addition to traditional treasury functions, Thompson administered the corporation’s share purchase and equity compensation programs, and was responsible for investor relations, corporate taxation and Canadian corporate administration.
In 2010, Thompson was promoted to SVP of facility services. In this role, Thompson led the company’s facility services organization, with revenue of approximately $1.3B.
CISO McDonald's Corporation
Marc Varner serves as the CISO for McDonald’s Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the protection of the company's information assets, as well as the strategy and implementation of all access systems surrounding directories, identity management, authentication and authorization. Varner has more than 18 years of experience in the technical, operational and program management aspects of information security, privacy and architecture.
Prior to his current position, Varner has led various security and architecture functions in the professional services industry at Deloitte Global and Navigant Consulting as well as in the ﬁnancial services sector with Discover Financial and Morgan Stanley. Prior to his work there, he was based in London with Arthur Andersen where he directed the development of the information security program for Andersen in the EMEIA region.
CIO Convergys Corporation
Chandra Venkataramani is chief information officer for Convergys Corporation, a global leader in customer management.
Venkataramani is responsible for the global technology infrastructure of the company, as well as the planning, development and delivery of technology products and services for Convergys’ clients. In addition to the technology organization, Venkataramani is also responsible for Convergys’ business-critical workforce management function.
Prior to joining Convergys, Venkataramani held a number of executive leadership positions with Aegis and JP Morgan Chase.
Venkataramani has a master of science in industrial engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and an MBA in finance and information systems from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
VP, IT & CIO University of Cincinnati
Nelson Vincent, Ed.D., a University of Cincinnati alumnus, is a 16-year veteran and champion of educational technologies at the university. As associate dean for research, administrative services and outreach in the college of education, criminal justice, and human services (CECH), his leadership helped to distinguish it as a trailblazer for innovative and integrative use of technology in teaching, learning and research. Vincent has also served on numerous technology-related working groups across the university including the Academic Technology Planning Committee, the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Academic Information Technology and the Blue Ribbon Sub-Task Force on IT Governance.
Vincent also worked closely with the UCPASS Center, Gen-1 House, HEMI Mentoring Initiative and Upward Bound. He is a member of the board of trustees for iSPACE (interactive STEM Programs and Career Exploration), the Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center, and the Hughes STEM High School Local School Based Decision Making Committee.
Vincent is also involved in several other community organizations, including the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative. Vincent is as an associate professor educator in college of education, criminal justice, and human services.
VP & CIO Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Donald Wehrly is VP and CIO at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. He joined the company as an associate programmer in 1981 and worked various information technology assignments until he was promoted to information technology supervisor in 1988. Wehrly made several moves as supervisor of information technology in Damascus, Syria; Tunis, Tunisia; and Findlay, Ohio, in the early and mid-1990s. He was transferred to Houston in 1997 as the manager of upstream computing and appointed the manager of information technology strategy and planning in 2000. Wehrly returned to Findlay in 2003 as the manager of information technology services. He was named to his current position in 2011.
Wehrly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Taylor University in 1981. He is an active member of the Boy Scouts of America.
VP, Finance & Corporate IT YUM! Brands, Inc.
Michelle Wells joined YUM! Brands Inc. in 1989 as a systems analyst for KFC’s IT team. For more than 25 years she has held various leadership roles in IT, finance and HR. Her areas of expertise are technology, management, project management and business administration. Prior to YUM! she was with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, where she spent seven years and held various roles ranging from computer programmer to manager of software systems development.
In her current role, Wells leads the YUM! corporate IT team as well as finance teams supporting accounting and payroll.
Wells served six years on the board of directors for The Family Scholar House. She has served many years on the board of trustees for the Walden School. She is a 2013 graduate of the Leadership Louisville Program. Wells is currently serving on behalf of YUM! Brands on the board of directors for the Leadership Louisville Center. She is a member of Western Kentucky University’s business executive advisory council for the Gordon Ford College of Business.
Wells is a 1982 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.S. in computer information systems with a concentration in business.
EVP WW Field Operations Box
Graham Younger is Box’s executive vice president of worldwide field operations. Prior to Box, Younger was employed by SuccessFactors Inc., a software company and subsidiary of SAP America Inc., most recently serving as senior vice president and general manager of global sales. Prior to SuccessFactors, he was employed by Oracle Corporation, most recently as a global vice president of sales.
Younger is a computer science graduate from Birmingham City University in England.