Executive Committee 2018 – For Voting

Judy Arteche-Carr
Chairperson Emeritus
Judy Arteche-Carr, Chairperson, Society for Information Management (SIM), New York and SIM International’s Management Council VP for Partner Relations. Judy Arteche-Carr is the CEO and Managing Director of Arteche Global Group. She is a strategic advisor to global companies, CXOs and governments focused on business strategies, global sourcing and risk. Judy has worked with management teams in the transformation of organizations, business alignment to information technology, financial and security management. Previously, she worked at Children’s Television Workshop (Sesame Street), Salomon Brothers (Citigroup), JP Morgan (JPM Chase), Electronic Data Systems (HP) and Unisys. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of CIO Without Borders, HIC Alumni International, Philippine BPO/IT Council and Womensphere. Judy has received several awards for leadership, notably one of the Fifty Influential Asian Americans in Business and 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World. Periodically, Judy is an adjunct professor at Fordham University, New York and a frequent speaker at global conferences in Europe and Asia. She has a B.A. Communications degree from the University of St Tomas, Manila and an MBA in Finance from (NYU) Stern School of Business, New York. CEO, Arteche Global Group 154 East 65 St, New York, NY 10065 Phone: 917 826 1467 Email: jartechecarr@nysim.org
Kurt Brungardt
Kurt Brungardt is currently the Managing Partner at Swifte, a private equity firm that he founded in 2015. Swifte invests equity capital in small and medium sized businesses with revenues of $500k – $100mm. Swifte’s fundamental mandate is to help portfolio company owners, board, and management teams accelerate growth, increase profitability and create new value for both owners and employees. Prior to his role at Swifte, Kurt served as Chief Information Officer and Managing Director for more than 14 years at MSD Capital, L.P., the New York-based private investment firm managing Michael Dell and his family’s fortune. During his more than 14 years at MSD Capital, Kurt worked with both investment and operations teams to enable MSD Capital’s growth to $15 billion in assets under management, while designing and implementing the business process and systems needed by MSD to manage, mine and share its proprietary research. Prior to MSD Capital, Mr. Brungardt spent 12 years in business operations and project roles at Digital Power Networks and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division. Mr. Brungardt co-founded the Hedge Fund Technology Group (HFTG), and currently serves as President of the New York chapter of the Society for Information Management. Kurt is also a mentor for Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management Program. Mr. Brungardt holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology and is a member of the Aji Network’s Business Professionals program. Email: kbrungardt@nysim.org
Erik Tomasi
Erik Tomasi is the Chief Operating Officer for DTG Consulting Solutions where he leads the firm’s technology consulting practice. Erik, through DTG and his consulting firm, EMT Consulting, also advises clients in various industries on Information Security, Technology Strategy, and Emerging Technologies.Prior to joining DTG, Erik was VP of Information Services and Head of Americas IT for luxury retailer Hermès. He is also the former CIO for White Mountains Re Services a global Bermuda based Reinsurance Company. As an IT leader Erik has restructured technology departments to be less reactive and operations oriented, and instead focus on economically addressing business needs. This included deploying robust business intelligence solutions, ubiquitous cloud services, high speed redundant networks, and resilient disaster recovery. He has managed numerous security initiatives to ensure famous client data was protected and complex catastrophe modeling systems were easily accessible but extremely secure.Erik was the cofounder and President of eHire, Inc. an online technology recruiting and placement firm. He was also the Director of Technical Services for ManTech Computer Services, before ManTech and its parent company, Manchester Technologies, were sold to ePlus. Earlier in his career, Erik worked for Price Waterhouse as a Management Consultant and Chase as an IT Vice President. He began his profession at IBM where he provided technology consulting to clients in the Insurance and Financial Services sectors.Erik is affiliated with Baruch College as an Adjunct Professor where he has instructed courses in Information Technology and Information Security. He is also a member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and serves on the Advisory Board for several emerging technology and service companies. Erik holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from New York University, and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NYU. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).Chief Operating Officer DTG Consulting Solutions 253 West 35th Street New York, NY 10001
Risè Jacobs
President Elect
Risé Jacobs is the Senior Vice President & CTO at Astoria Bank and is responsible for collaborating with business leaders to design and deliver IT services to the Bank. She has been in Information Technology for over 20 years and has received industry recognition including the Diamond Award from LISTnet for her achievements and leadership in technology, the Best Practices award by the Technology Managers Forum and an Individual Performance Award from the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP). Ms. Jacobs is on the membership committee of the Wall Street Technology Association and the Board of the LI/NYC chapter of the AITP. She has presented to organizations including the AITP, 451 Research, the HMG CIO Network and the Technology Managers Forum. Ms. Jacobs has an MBA from Baruch College and holds several certifications, including Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and the CISSP. Ms. Jacobs has recently been accepted into the Leadership Foundry and will achieve her Board Leadership Fellowship certification by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) upon completion of the program.
Jim Carey
VP Treasurer/Secretary
Jim Carey is an Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co, responsible for driving technology solutions within Corporate Systems. While Engagement Director to Credit-Suisse he spearheaded a number of large transformational programs inclusive of a new Global Securities master, a re-engineered Client Onboarding experience, and the technology enablement of a new Prime Services legal entity. As SIO of a corporate systems Finance & Accounting group at AIG he oversaw efforts during the financial crisis in support of global Budgeting & Planning, Financial Reporting, Legal Restructuring, and Divestitures. Before Wall Street, Mr. Carey enjoyed a ten year management consultancy tenure at Computec, Ernst & Young, and James Martin & Company where he interfaced with many Fortune 1000 executives, provided exceptional value, and assumed significant roles at clients. Jim started his career at the Aetna Insurance company as a member of a multi-year IT management program that afforded an unparalleled exposure to executives, business, and technology. Twenty plus years later, Mr. Carey remains passionate about use of technology as an enabler for business outcomes and enjoys leading such transformational programs. Mr. Carey holds a Computer Science degree from Syracuse University and a MBA from the University of Hartford. Jim resides in Bergen county NJ with his wife and two children.
Cindy Finkelman
Co-VP Programs
Cindy Finkelman is the CIO at FactSet Research Systems, responsible for driving technology strategy and solution delivery for all internal business processes, as well as oversight of quality assurance for the Product and the Company’s project management office. In this capacity, Cindy works in partnership with senior business leaders to drive technology enabled business transformation programs aimed at building scale in critical business functions. Prior to joining FactSet, Cindy was the VP and Business Unit CIO of New York Life Insurance Company. Previously, Cindy was the head of Global Operations& Systems for HR at Alico where she was hired to build a world class infrastructure and service delivery capability in preparation for an IPO of the unit from AIG. Cindy has also held leadership positions at Merrill Lynch, Marsh & McLennan, Prudential, Booz Allan & Hamilton and MetLife in IT strategy, application & infrastructure management. Cindy’s passion is for people development; she has sponsored various mentoring programs and held key leadership roles in various Women in Technology initiatives. Cindy has an MBA from New York University in Corporate Strategy & Entrepreneurship, and a BS from the State University of NY at Albany. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Hearts of Gold, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to break the cycle of homelessness among mothers and children in the shelter system. Cindy resides in New York City with her husband, two children and their dog.
Robert Galvin
Co-VP Programs
Robert Galvin is the Chief Technology Officer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which builds, operates, and maintains the airports, rail, bridges and tunnels between the two states, as well as seaport facilities, and the 16-acre World Trade Center site. Since joining the Port Authority in December 2013, Robert developed and implemented an agency-wide Cybersecurity program, deployed several thousand mobile devices, created an internal digital disruption team focused on enhancing customer services and begun moving the organization to a secured cloud environment. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr. Galvin was CTO of the NYC School Construction Authority, where he reorganized the Technology Department and modernized their enterprise applications by deploying data warehousing, cloud, and mobile technologies. Before entering the public sector, Mr. Galvin served in senior leadership for one of the largest specialty design-build contractors in the world – and as an executive at a leading supplier of ERP and field service management software for the construction industry. Mr. Galvin has over 25 years’ experience in both public and private sectors, and mentors graduate students at Columbia University seeking degrees in Technology Management. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Central Michigan University, majoring in Management Information Systems.
Sunil Notani
VP Marketing
Sunil Notani is AVP of Big Data, Cloud & PMO at JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) which is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research having contributed over $2B since its inception. He is an accomplished business and technology executive with two-plus decades of transformation and turnaround experience in Fortune Global 500 (Oracle, FedEx, Lufthansa) and high-growth multinationals (Hyperion, IDS Scheer, Singapore Airlines). Currently, he leads the digital transformation of the enterprise from disparate systems to the cloud at JDRF. He is a technology influencer with experience serving on the customer advisory boards of several leading cloud software companies to influence their product strategy and direction. Prior to JDRF, Sunil had a distinguished career in the high tech industry. At Oracle Corporation, he led the global implementation of CRM that enabled the business to increase revenues by transforming all the sales, marketing and partner relationship processes. Prior to Oracle, he was at Hyperion Solutions where he led several business process optimization initiatives which contributed to increased revenue growth during an economic slowdown and acquisition by Oracle in 2007. Sunil holds an Executive Master of Science in Technology Management from Columbia University; and a MBA majoring in Marketing; and a Bachelor’s degree with concentrations in Business Management, Computer Systems & French from the University of Bombay, India.
Marge Ginsburg
Co-VP Membership
Marge is an Information Technology Leader and Engagement Executive specializing in large scale IT optimization and business-driven IT transformations. Grow C-Level executive relationships, lead matrixed transformation teams, and create global asset based processes to improve business efficiency. Marge has been in many different roles over her professional career. Each and every one of these roles included speaking to small and large audiences both externally and internally. In addition, Marge is considered an expert in the IT Organization and Process environment and has taught classes on this subject to internal and external audiences since 1998. This includes IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) as well as IBM extensions to the industry standard model. Her skills include Program Management, Executive Relationship Management, 'Special Projects as Assigned', Team Leadership. Outside of an IT related 'day job': Marge performs front and back office duties for PSP Enterprises which handles apartment design and renovation. This includes all billing, marketing, sales, client correspondence, bookkeeping, etc. Specialties: Program Management, Engagement Executive, IT Services Solutions, Chief of Staff, IT Service Management, IT Management, Managing IT as a Business, Special Projects as Assigned, Team Building and Leadership, Getting it Done
Christian Kulczytzky
Co-VP Membership
Christian Kulczytzky is the vice president for Enterprise Systems at S & P Global (formerly McGraw Hill Financial), a high-growth, high-margin benchmarks, content and analytics company in the global capital and commodities markets. He is responsible for providing technology leadership and strategic direction for the corporate application portfolio. His leadership helps ensure that the company’s technology approach provides competitive advantage, predictable service at a competitive cost point, meets rapidly changing business requirements and positions McGraw Hill Financial for sustainable, long-term success.Chris manages technology resources for all corporate groups, including Finance, Human Resources, Communications, Global Manufacturing & Procurement, Corporate Affairs, Risk Management and Legal. He works closely with corporate leaders to ensure technology alignment and with technology teams to drive critical initiatives, adoption of common platforms and development methodologies, and the implementation of performance metrics. To accomplish this, he leads a diverse world-wide team of staff, contractors and vendors.Prior to serving in his current role, Chris developed his broad global technology and management expertise for more than a decade in various roles within The McGraw-Hill Companies. As a vice president, Financial Technology Services, he was responsible for a multi-year global transformation initiative. He previously served as a senior director in the Finance and Administration PMO, an Information Technology Manager, a Financial Systems Consultant and an Information Technology Audit Manager.
Terry Coull
VP National Programs
Terry brings more than 25 years consulting and technology operational management experience to his Fortune 500 clients. He has successfully delivered on many multi-industry large-scale transformations including mergers and acquisitions and technology integration engagements. Terry has worked with diverse industry clients in financial services, professional services, healthcare, consumer products, technology and telecommunications. Terry specializes in corporate technology consulting, strategic planning, and portfolio program management. Terry takes on complex challenges and focuses on opportunities that CIOs face today and delivers on strategic capabilities to help CIO’s: Increase return on their IT investments by aligning IT with the business, identifying areas for cost reduction, improving delivery speed and reducing risk in implementing strategic initiatives to ultimately accelerate IT decision making. Terry has a proven track record for developing creative solutions to management challenges and driving implementation through cross-functional collaboration between different groups. Terry is currently a Partner at DayBlink Consulting where he leads engagements in technology transformation, and business innovation. Prior to DayBlink, Terry was a Principal with the WGroup, a technology transformation management consulting firm. He spent almost 4 years working in PwC technology consulting practices in IT Strategy, Systems Integration and spearheaded the competency development of PPM (Project Portfolio Management) for full lifecycle technology software and hardware practices. In his various strategic technology engagements, he led clients in the planning, program management and due diligence of software selection, integration and technology support. Prior to PwC, Terry led technology for Morgan Stanley’s corporate technology group. Here he guided clients and defined enterprise strategic plans for full lifecycle project portfolios. He consolidated, streamlined and improved governance and processes, and brought in a number of new enterprise-wide technology solutions. These engagements included the rationalization and integration of various business technologies. Each engagement followed a rigorous methodology of current state environment analysis, definition of the "future state" solution architecture, definition of key gaps, a plan of the integration and an implementation of all technology, process and people components. In most instances, identification of software services was sought with guidance from industry leading analysts. Each solution was selected based on its strategic fit, the most cost effective and most technically and functionally appropriate for the client's business needs. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Terry served as Senior Program Manager for PwC focusing on major transformation and included a number of industry mergers and acquisitions. Terry holds a business administration (MBA) degree from the Durban University of Technology in South Africa. He speaks frequently at CIO industry conferences, and has authored a number of whitepapers on Program Management, Technology innovation and teaming. In addition, Terry currently actively participates in CIO activities for Society for Information Management (SIM), a Global CIO non-profit group.
Rashmi Jain
VP Academic Affairs
Dr. Rashmi Jain is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Information Management and Business Analytics at the Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University. She has extensive experience of teaching, advising, and training graduate and under graduate students and senior executives both in the U.S. and overseas at businesses, government agencies, and academic institutions. Some of these are Defense Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) Singapore, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) USA, US Department of Defence, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, IBM, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) etc. Dr. Jain’s research and teaching interests are systems architecture and design, systems integration, business analytics, and technology management. Prior to joining academia she was at Accenture consulting for Fortune 100 companies in energy, telecom, utilities and financial services sectors. She holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. Dr. Jain is on the editorial boards of several international journals and is on the technical program committees of various international conferences. Dr. Jain is visiting professor to the Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University, Japan. She has conducted invited lecture internationally at Keio University and Shibaura Institute of Technology in Japan, Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology (OCIT) in Taiwan, and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, among others. For more information please visit http://business.montclair.edu/directory/jainra.
Daniel Gorecki
VP Technology
Daniel Gorecki is Senior Director, Head of Information Technology at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat chronic liver diseases. Dan has Chief Information Officer (CIO) responsibility and is responsible for partnering with business leaders to develop and deliver the firm’s technology strategy of a rapidly growing global company. Before joining Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Dan was Infrastructure Team Manager at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, one of the largest institutional alternative asset managers globally. At Och-Ziff Dan was focused on design and implementation of the underlying technologies that run all of the firm’s applications, including global Business Continuity Plan. Dan holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dan is a graduate of the Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) from New York Metro 2015. Dan joined SIM’s Management Council in 2015 as Co-Technology chair to help develop synergy between national and local chapters’ technology needs. Email: dgorecki@nysim.org