JM Search Recruits CIO for Subaru of America

June 24, 2024 – The chief information officer is considered one of the most strategic roles in any organization. Still, recruiting within the function remains challenging, as skilled C-suite IT professionals are among the toughest to find, and move. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies, and Fortune 1000s, recently helped to recruit Aurelian Sin as the new chief information officer of Subaru of America. Partners Bill Hogenauer and Ben Millrood led the assignment. “With more than 20 years of experience in IT leadership roles, Aurelian has developed successful IT strategies and roadmaps aligned with the business goals of each venture, making him the perfect fit for this position,” JM Search said. “Congratulations to Aurelian on his new role. We are excited for the continued success of Subaru and Aurelian.”

Mr. Sin is a seasoned, IT and business executive noted for building high-performing teams and a talent for quickly understanding business needs to design and implement IT-based transformations. He has in-depth experience in ERP/SAP platforms, analytics, and cloud/SaaS technologies with hands-on operations and performance management experience. Mr. Sin has a proven track record of implementing global, enterprise-wide IT solutions across multiple industries/geographies and translating business needs into a comprehensive strategy.

Most recently, Mr. Sin served as vice president of IT at Tenneco. In this position, he conceptualized and developed a successful IT strategy and roadmap for the area of responsibility to align with the overall business vision and goals. He also led planning and execution of future and overall direction programs and projects in line with business and growth objectives. During his career, Mr. Sin has also held senior roles with Danone and HeidelbergCement.

Headquartered in Camden, NJ, Subaru of America SOA is a subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. The company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts, and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers throughout the United States.

JM Search is an advisor to CEOs, investors, and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing, and delivering high performance leaders and transformational leadership teams. Its clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses, and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search recruiting team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise, and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors.

In addition to almost 10 years of executive search experience, Mr. Hogenauer has decades of business development and leadership experience in multiple technical markets. He has founded and helped build start-ups and small businesses in areas ranging from engineering and manufacturing to complex algorithms embedded in medical software. His roles have included engineering management, business development and corporate leadership in businesses that sell both products and services.

Mr. Millrood, co-IT executive practice leader, brings more than 35 years of IT management consulting and leadership experience, delivering solutions to clients ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 enterprises. He specializes in placing chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief data officers, chief digital officers, chief enterprise architects, and chief information security officers. Mr. Millrood also has done considerable search work on SVP/VP level searches for engineering, data, architecture, infrastructure, program management, professional services, and customer care. He works closely with both private equity/venture capital backed portfolio companies and public enterprise companies.

CIO Recruiting

Over the past year, a number of organizations have turned to executive search firms to help them find top flight CIOs. Here are a few of the top assignments tracked by Hunt Scanlon Media:

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has placed Henry G. Torres as the new chief information officer Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX. Dr. Torres joins TWU from the Arkansas State University System, where he has served as vice president of information technology & CIO. In his role at Arkansas State, he led teams of IT professionals across seven system campuses and was instrumental in overseeing several key initiatives related to emerging technology, cloud services/hosting, and improving IT service. In his private-sector career, Dr. Torres has been an information technology executive specializing in the areas of distribution, logistics, store operations, and e-commerce. In his new position with TWU, Dr. Torres is responsible for advancing the university’s curriculum, providing leadership for the faculty, overseeing research, and developing strategic, innovative programs that complement Texas Woman’s mission and strengths.

CIO Partners has been retained by Northeastern University to lead in its search for a new CIO. The role of the chief information officer at Northeastern University oversees information technology services and the many services that support the needs of the educational, research, administrative activities, and innovative endeavors of the university. The CIO is charged with the creation of strategic IT initiatives that align with the university’s mission, culture, and long-term goals. They work closely across the campus community with the provost, deans, students, faculty, and staff to deliver programs and services that enhance teaching, learning, research, and student experiences.

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recently placed Duke del Prado as the new chief information officer for Diamonds International. The search was led by senior partner Rich Kampmann. Mr. del Prado joins Diamonds with over 25 years of information technology leadership experience working in a variety of industries including consumer goods, retail, manufacturing, professional services, travel, and software. Mr. del Prado has experience helping organizations improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their investments in technology, processes, data, and people through process redesign, technology enablement and others.

McDermott + Bull has placed Sathis Arasadi as the new chief information officer of Bank of Marin Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bank of Marin. The search was completed by McDermott + Bull president Brandon Biegenzahn and executive recruiter Julia Markward. “We are thrilled to welcome Sathis to the Bank of Marin team,” said Tim Myers, president and CEO. “His vast experience leading digital and technology transformations combined with his knowledge of software engineering will be an asset to our organization as we integrate technology enhancements into our operations and customer delivery channels.” Mr. Arasadi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from a more than 20-year career in financial services, specializing in engineering and financial technology (fintech).

Related: JM Search Recruits CEO for Colony Display

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief and Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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