American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) today announced the appointment of
Marc D. Gordon, 51, to the position of Executive Vice President and
Chief Information Officer, effective September 4, 2012. As head of the
company’s global Technologies organization, Mr. Gordon will report to
Stephen J. Squeri, Group President, Global Corporate Services. Mr.
Gordon will also become a Corporate Officer upon his election by the
American Express Board of Directors at the next scheduled meeting.
Most recently, Mr. Gordon served as Enterprise CIO and Chief Technology
Officer at Bank of America, where he led the development of
industry-leading capabilities and innovations at very large scale.
Previously, he was CIO for Best Buy and The Timberland Company. Marc
began his career as a consultant at Accenture, serving clients across a
range of industries.
"Marc is an exceptional addition to our organization,” said Mr. Squeri.
"With 25 years of leadership experience across a range of industries,
Marc brings an agile, innovative approach to driving change and
leveraging technology to achieve business results. He has a proven
record as a leader who is both strategic and hands-on, and who can
execute at all levels of scale and scope.”
Mr. Gordon said, "The tremendous strengths of the company’s brand,
products and people made this an irresistible opportunity. American
Express has a long history of delivering innovative solutions for
customers. I’m excited to join the company at this critical time, as
American Express continues to transform the customer experience to
better meet the needs of our increasingly digital society.”
Mr. Gordon has advised various government agencies in the areas of
national cyber security and emergency preparedness, and he served on the
U.S. National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) by
Presidential appointment. He also leads the National Board of PACER
(Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights), an organization
dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities.
Mr. Gordon holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colby College and
a master’s degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He will be
based in New York.
About American Express
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access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build
business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com
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