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Martin Schroeter was named the inaugural CEO of Kyndryl in January 2021. Before joining Kyndryl, Martin served as IBM’s Senior Vice President, Global Markets from January 2018 to April 2020. In that role, he was responsible for IBM’s global sales, customer relationships and satisfaction, and worldwide geographic operations. He also oversaw IBM’s marketing and communications functions and was responsible for building the company’s brand and reputation globally.
Martin was IBM’s CFO from 2014 to 2017 and previously served as General Manager of IBM Global Financing, where he managed a total asset base of more than $37 billion. Earlier in his IBM tenure, Martin served in numerous roles in Japan, the United States and Australia.
Martin joined IBM in 1992 after earning his Master of Business Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University and his undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Temple University. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Australia.
Elly Keinan is the Group President of Kyndryl.
As Group President, Elly oversees global operations and P&L across 68 countries, as well as Kyndryl’s six global practices, global alliances, and technology platform – all in support of our customers’ success.
Elly built his career at IBM, where he served for 33 years in global leadership roles, including General Manager of IBM North America, General Manager of IBM Latin America, and Chairman of IBM Japan.
Elly serves on the boards of Cellebrite, Ottopia, and the United Way of New York City. He graduated as valedictorian from the University of Miami in Florida, where he received his Master of Business Administration degree, and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Maria Bartolome Winans, the Chief Marketing Officer for Kyndryl, is a recognized expert in data-driven marketing, brand engagement and proactive demand generation.
Maria came to Kyndryl after a 25-year career at IBM, most recently as CMO for IBM Americas where she oversaw all marketing professionals and activities across North and Latin America. She has held senior global marketing positions across IBM disciplines and business units, most notably strategic initiatives in Smarter Cities and Watson Customer Engagement, as well as leading teams in services, business analytics, and mobile and industry solutions. She is known for her work with teams to leverage data, analytics and cloud technologies to build deeper engagements with customers and partners.
A native of Santiago, Chile, Maria served as co-chair of IBM's Hispanic Executive Council. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, the proud mother of two children and a certified fitness instructor.
Una Pulizzi leads communications and government programs for Kyndryl.
Before joining Kyndryl, Una was the Global Director for Public Affairs and Senior Strategic Adviser at GE. During her 11-year tenure at GE, she supported the company's chairman and senior leaders on key policy issues, led global issues management and drove thought leadership and global positioning for the company.
Earlier in her career, Una served as a communications manager for the World Bank’s microfinance policy center, Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs for Citigroup's markets and banking unit and was a Senior Communications Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the administration of President Bill Clinton.
She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
Edward Sebold, General Counsel for Kyndryl, has a quarter-century of expertise in the legal and regulatory issues facing global enterprises.
Edward comes to Kyndryl after leading several global legal functions at IBM, including teams that worked with services, IBM's Watson Health, litigation and the company's mergers and acquisitions unit -- most notably in helping to close IBM's $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat in 2019. Prior to joining IBM in 2012, Edward was a partner at Jones Day in the firm's Cleveland and Houston offices, and counseled clients in the banking, finance, healthcare and manufacturing industries.
A board member of the Pro Bono Partnership, Edward is a graduate of John Carroll University and earned his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan.
Michael Bradshaw is Kyndryl’s Chief Information Officer.
Michael comes to Kyndryl from NBC Universal, where he spent nearly five years as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, leading the organization's global IT operations and overseeing NBC Universal's tech infrastructure, applications and IT strategy. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Mission Systems and Training and Vice president of Enterprise IT Services at Lockheed Martin.
A native of Durham, NC, Michael graduated from the University of North Carolina with a BS in Business Administration and an MS in computer science. He sits on the board of governors for Temple University Hospital, serves on the Temple University Health System Audit Committee, and is also a member of the industry advisory group for the Institute for Business and Information Technology at Temple’s Fox School of Business.
Maryjo Charbonnier, a global HR leader with experience in large corporate transformations, is Kyndryl’s Chief Human Resources Officer.
Maryjo joins Kyndryl from Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of professional information, software solutions and services for professionals, where she served as Chief Human Resources Officer since 2015. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Maryjo served as Chief Human Resource Officer at Broadridge Financial Solutions for seven years. Earlier in her career, she was an HR executive in a variety of leadership roles at PepsiCo, including Vice President for Talent Sustainability for PepsiCo Foods Americas, a unit with $30 billion in revenues and more than 120,000 employees.
A native of the Detroit area, Maryjo is a graduate of Catholic University in Washington, DC, and earned her MBA at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She was named "CHRO of the Year" in the Netherlands for 2019.
Antoine Shagoury is Kyndryl’s Chief Technology Officer.
Antoine comes to Kyndryl as a venture partner at Ridge-Lane LP, a strategic advisory and venture development firm focused on solutions to grand challenges in education, sustainability, and information technology.
Previously, he served as an Executive Vice President and global Chief Information Officer at State Street Corporation, where he served on State Street's management committee and was responsible for managing enterprise-wide technology, transformation and modernization operations in 27 countries. Prior to joining State Street, Antoine was group Chief Operating Officer and CIO at the London Stock Exchange Group. He also served as CIO at the American Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange Alternext.
Antoine is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in managed infrastructure services.
Harsh Chugh is the Chief Operations Officer for Kyndryl. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering, management consulting, finance and operations.
Prior to joining Kyndryl, Harsh was Chief Financial Officer of PlanSource, where he was instrumental in leading the effort to modernize their business applications, building a business intelligence platform and outsourcing some of their key product-related service delivery through partnerships with industry leaders in the benefits processing space.
He previously held leadership positions at IBM, including Vice President and functional Chief Operating Officer for Global Markets and Vice President of finance and operations for Digital Business Group. Earlier, Harsh was a management consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
A native of India, he holds a degree in civil engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering, a masters degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, and an MBA in Finance from the Kelley School of Business.
Nel Akoth is the Chief Transformation Officer at Kyndryl.
A 22-year veteran of IBM, Nel was previously a senior partner in Global Business Services, serving as the worldwide leader for the finance and accounting practice. She served as director of finance for IBM's Africa operations and was instrumental in expanding IBM's presence throughout Africa, serving more than four years as the CFO for IBM's pan-African business. Nel also was IBM's vice president and Chief Credit Officer for three years.
A native of Kenya, she speaks both English and Swahili. She is a graduate of St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida with a degree in computer science and mathematics and earned her MBA in finance and financial management services from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
David is Kyndryl’s Chief Financial Officer. He brings global experience to his role as Kyndryl's CFO, with a career that includes 15 years as CFO of multi-billion-dollar public companies, where he oversaw major asset sales, spin-offs and acquisitions.
David comes to Kyndryl from XPO Logistics, where he led the global finance organization for the Fortune 200 global transportation and contract logistics company that manages supply chains for 50,000 customers worldwide. Earlier, as CFO of Wyndham Worldwide, David led the company's separation into one privately acquired business and two public companies, and spearheaded the acquisition of La Quinta Holdings; after the spin-off, he served as CFO of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. He has also served as president and CFO of Avis Budget Group.
A native of Connecticut, David holds a master's degree in finance and accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from Yale University.
Vineet Khurana is Kyndryl’s Corporate Controller.
Vineet joins Kyndryl from his role as the Vice President of Finance for IBM Global Business Services. During his 20-year career at IBM, he has served in numerous senior roles, including as Vice President of Finance for IBM Europe, Vice President of Finance for IBM United Kingdom & Ireland, IBM’s Assistant Controller for Financial Strategy and Budgets, and Director of Finance for IBM Global Financing.
Vineet is a graduate of Manipal Institute of Technology, India, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He earned his MBA from the University of Warwick, UK
Leigh is responsible for Strategy and Corporate Development at Kyndryl.
Prior to Kyndryl, Leigh was the Vice President for Corporate Development Strategy at IBM, where he was responsible for leading the development of IBM’s worldwide inorganic strategy including acquisitions and divestitures. Previously, Leigh was Vice President of Intellectual Property, leading its patent and research licensing businesses, contributing nearly $500M in profit to IBM. Leigh spent the previous 15 years in IBM Corporate Development leading both acquisition and divestiture transactions.
Before joining IBM, Leigh was the CFO and COO of Zucotto Wireless, a semiconductor startup focused on Java IP targeting the wireless handset market. While at Zucotto, Leigh raised $42M in 4 separate financings.
Leigh holds a B.S. degree with High Distinction inChemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephen Leonard is Kyndryl's Global Alliances & Partnerships Leader where he is focused on building strong and enduring technology alliances that benefit clients, partners and Kyndryl.
In his 30 year career at IBM, Stephen held a variety of global, regional, and country leadership roles overseeing business divestitures, acquisition integration and business turnarounds. Before joining Kyndryl, he was General Manager of IBM’s Power Systems division where he was responsible for the development, sales and marketing of IBM’s multi-billion-dollar Power franchise. His prior leadership roles include General Manager for IBM North America and Chief Executive of IBM United Kingdom and Ireland. He also served as Chairman of IBM United Kingdom and Ireland.
A native of Scotland, Stephen holds a degree in Applied Physics and Electronics from University of Dundee. He currently resides in Connecticut with his family.
Matt Milton has been named Kyndryl President for the US market.
Matt comes to Kyndryl from IBM, where he was General Manager, Financial Services Market for Global Technology Services, North America. In this role, he was responsible for partnering with clients in the financial industry to leverage data, cloud, cognitive and security to modernize and run their most critical infrastructure. Matt has extensive experience creating strategic partnerships that generate long term value for both parties.
Matt previously served as General Manager for the Communications market in North America; he also spent 6 years in Europe where he held several roles, including Managing Director of IBM’s partnership with EVRY and General Manager Global Technology Services, Nordics.
Matt joined IBM in 2002 and has spent the majority of his career in the Global Technology Services business unit.
Rick Ruiz is the Kyndryl Strategic Markets President. He is responsible for P&L, Strategy, Operations and Execution in 53 countries worldwide.
Rick led the IBM effort to spinoff the Infrastructure Services division as a new company called Kyndryl. He previously served as General Manager for IBM services for Europe and the Middle East and General Manager of Technology Support Services Worldwide, leading the $7B+ global organization and providing support services to clients in more than 170 countries.
Rick joined IBM in 1986 and has held many leadership roles, including General Manager of Business Continuity and Resiliency Services, General Manager of Strategic Outsourcing for Asia Pacific, and General Manager of the worldwide General Business Organization within GTS. Previously, Rick was the Client Advocacy Executive for IBM's Chairman.
Rick has a BS in Finance from Fullerton California State University and has lived in China, Spain, and the UAE. He currently lives in Connecticut.
Takashi Uesaka is the President of Kyndryl Japan.
Since the beginning of 2020, he has been the General Manager of Infrastructure Services, Global Technology Services, IBM Japan. Previously, he was responsible for managed delivery and solutioning as a Service Excellence and Quality Leader for IBM Global Business Services (GBS).
Throughout his 27-year career with IBM, he has been a trusted partner to customers, aiding in strategic transformation to deliver innovation. Takashi Uesaka has held multiple leadership responsibilities within GBS, including Banking & Financial Markets sector leader, AD&I service line leader, and Insurance sector leader.
Tosca Colangeli is the president of Kyndryl United Kingdom and Ireland. She brings extensive experience working with senior business leaders to help them innovate and drive growth.
Before joining Kyndryl, she was the General Manager of IBM’s Global Technology Services in the UK and Ireland. Tosca previously held several executive positions leading IBM’s Technology Services Group and was responsible for the launch and expansion of IBM’s e-business on demand business across Europe.
Tosca is passionate about building high performing, engaged teams and developing skills that create a platform to reach high potential while meeting the ever-changing demands of the technology industry. She has also been a champion of diversity and inclusion within IBM and across the industry.
Tosca completed her National Diploma in Computer Science from the Business and Technology Education in 1986. She is mother to two young children and a native of Italy.
Xerxes Cooper is the President of Kyndryl Canada, the largest technology services integrator in Canada. As president, he helps plan, construct, oversee and update Canada’s mission critical technology systems.
He previously held the position of General Manager for Global Technology Services in IBM Canada.
In his nearly 20 years with IBM, Xerxes has held senior technology executive positions in Canada and around the world, successfully helping customers address some of their most important business challenges. He and his teams leverage their highly skilled workforce, a diverse ecosystem of partners, and innovative solutions including cloud, analytics, automation, and security to support each client’s digital strategy and goals.
Xerxes is committed to giving back to the community and regularly helps support programs for the advancement of young women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Markham Stouffville Hospital Network.
Philippe Roncati is the President of Kyndryl France. He has spent most of his career working in IT services and supporting the transformation of companies.
In January 2015, Philippe was appointed the IBM Managing Director of BNP Paribas Integrated Account. From 2010 to 2014, he was the IBM Services Vice President for the BNP Paribas Integrated Account and helped extend the IBM’s IT scope to Applications.
A member of the JV BNP Paribas Partner for Innovation (BP2I) supervisory board since 2011, Philippe led the acquisition of Med-IT. From 2002 to 2007, he worked as CEO for CS Communication & Systèmes and Ajilon.
From 1995 to 2002, Philippe helped develop IBM Global Services France and led the Distribution, Transportation, CPG sectors covering France and Benelux.
Philippe is a member of IBM France Executive Committee and of IBM AT. He is a Director of Centre d’Etude et de Prospective Stratégique (CEPS).
Luis Roca Fernandez, the President of Kyndryl for Spain and Portugal, has an extensive background in IT garnered from working in both Spanish and other European markets.
Before joining Kyndryl, he was the General Manager of IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) for Spain, Portugal, Israel, and Greece. As the GTS GM, he led strategic and cloud transformational projects for clients all over Europe and helped establish GTS as a leader in Spain and Portugal’s infrastructure managed services market.
Over his 30-year career at IBM, Luis Roca has held many leadership roles, including Vice President of IBM Sales for Spain, Portugal, Israel and Greece from 2012 to 2016 and Vice President of Strategic Outsourcing for Southwest Europe from 2007 to 2010.
Markus Koerner is president of Kyndryl Germany.
Before joining Kyndryl, Markus was General Manager of IBM’s Global Technology Services business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and was a member of the Management Board of IBM Germany. Previously, he was responsible for the Solutions and Industry Business Development of IBM Services in DACH and served as Vice President of IBM Germany for the Global Business Services division from 2015 to 2016.
Since joining IBM in 2002 as part of the Price Waterhouse Coopers acquisition, Markus has held several executive positions with a strong focus on banking and insurance, as well as leadership roles in IBM’s services business in local and European functions.
Paolo Degl’Innocenti is the president of Kyndryl Italy. He is experienced in managing complex businesses in multi-cultural environments, driving profound changes in organizational business models.
Prior to this role, Paolo was the Vice President of Sales for IBM Italy, where he was responsible for managing the business of key clients in the region. He attained this leadership role after five years as the managing director for the integrated global account, FCA/CNHi, leading a team across Europe, North America and Brazil. He also served on the IBM Italian Leadership Team as Vice President of Software, Italy, from 2011 to 2016, and led IBM’s channel business in southwest Europe as Vice President, Business Partners, from 2007 to 2011.
Paolo has spent more than 30 years with IBM in sales and marketing, hardware and software roles, with responsibilities in Italy and around the world.
Kerry Purcell is the President of Kyndryl in Australia and New Zealand.
Before joining Kyndryl, Kerry drove the transformation of IBM's hybrid cloud and infrastructure services business (Global Technology Services) in Japan. From 2019 to 2021, he worked with customers, partners and IBMers across many industries to accelerate the shift to digital and AI services and the significant cultural change required to deliver on the promise of these technologies.
In January 2018, Kerry was named VP Business Development, IBM Japan, a role focused on developing and incubating transformational opportunities across key industries in Japan. In January 2015, Kerry became Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand.
Kerry joined IBM in 2011 as General Manager, IBM Global Business Services, Japan. During his three years in this role, he grew IBM's business in Japan and drove the transformation of business and government clients.
Lingraju (Lingu) Sawkar is President of Kyndryl India.
He previously held the roles of General Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM India/South Asia Pacific and Vice President Infrastructure Services, Sales IBM Asia Pacific.
Lingu joined IBM after college and has more than 22 years of experience in business management, global strategy, sales, operations and marketing. He has served in senior leadership positions across product, global markets and services portfolio in India, ASEAN and growth markets.
His proven general management and P&L management skills have been developed through a series of structured and well-rounded experiences in India, Asia Pacific and Global. Under Lingu’s leadership, GTS India embarked on a transformation journey to build a strong broad-based client portfolio
Lingu is an engineering graduate with a management degree. He is an avid marathon runner, and his interests include understanding cultural sensitivities.
Harish Grama, the Kyndryl Cloud Practice and Offering Integration leader, is responsible for all aspects of the Cloud Practice. This includes the Cloud Offerings definition, Development, and Delivery, and for the cross-practice offerings integration across Kyndryl’s six practices.
From October 2018 to 2021, Harish was the GM of IBM Public Cloud and oversaw IBM's multibillion dollar public cloud business. He provided a modern, full-stack cloud platform that enabled the transformation of complex and regulated workloads of enterprise clients across their public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Harish helped develop IBM Cloud for Financial Services, the industry's first financial services-ready public cloud.
From August 2016 through September 2018, Harish was the Managing Director and CIO of Cloud Services for JPMorgan Chase. He led JPMorgan Chase’s transformation to hybrid cloud, and leveraged both their Cloud Foundry-based private cloud and Public Cloud Service Providers.
James Rutledge, the Kyndryl Core Enterprise and zCloud Practice leader, is responsible for Kyndryl’s accountability for delivery worldwide and is dedicated to bringing the Kyndryl brand promise to every customer. With twenty years of operating experience in IT, James brings a passion for innovation and quality to everything he does.
James was previously General Manager for Global Technology Services (GTS) Europe, Middle East, and Africa, a $7B IBM business, where he was responsible for customer success, profit and loss, sales, risk, quality, transformation, and employee engagement.
He has lived and worked in the US, Canada, South Korea, Latin America, Russia, Japan, and Spain and oversaw delivery leadership in Japan and Latin America. His previous roles include the Chief Security, Regulatory and Risk Officer for IBM GTS, where he oversaw global risk, security, regulatory, privacy, and compliance.
Mark Slaga, Kyndryl’s General Manager of Digital Workplace Services, is a strategic leader with a record of driving profitability in turnaround and expansion situations both organically and through strategic acquisitions. An effective, dynamic speaker who is skilled at maximizing competitive advantage and returns on technology investments for his clients, Mark was chosen as one of the “Top 25 Most Influential CEOs in Technology” by CRN Magazine in 2014.
From 2017 to 2021, Mark was the General Manager of IBM Digital Workplace Services business and was responsible for running SAP and Oracle enterprise applications. A strategic leader in the Cloud business community, Mark oversaw a variety of roles with Dimension Data for the Americas from 2000 to 2017, including CEO, COO, and Senior VP.
Mark is married with two children, and resides in Raleigh, North Carolina where he loves to cycle and run.
Nicolas Sekkaki is the Group Practice Leader for Applications, Data and AI.
Nicolas joins Kyndryl from CMA CGM, a global leader in shipping and logistics, where he was Executive Vice President of IT, Digital, Transformation and Shared Services.
Earlier, he served in various senior executive capacities at IBM, most recently as CEO of IBM France for more than five years. While expanding the IBM business as leader of IBM France, he also was actively engaged in the "Tech For Good" initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron. Nicolas has also served as general manager of IBM's Systems and Global Technology Services, both in EMEA and in France.
In addition to his IBM experience, Nicolas spent two years as managing director of SAP France.
Kris Lovejoy, an internationally recognized leader in the field of cybersecurity and privacy, is the leader of Kyndryl's Security and Resiliency global practice.
Kris comes to Kyndryl from EY, one of the world's leading professional services organizations, where she was the global consulting cybersecurity leader and responsible for the organization's multi-billion dollar security practice. Previously, she was the founder and CEO of BluVector Inc., an AI-powered sense and respond platform that was acquired by Comcast in 2019. She was also general manager of IBM's Security Services division, where she led teams that built end-to-end security programs for IBM's global clients.
Kris holds U.S. and EU patents in areas around Risk Management, was named Consulting Magazine's "Top Woman Technology Leader" in 2020, and has served as a member of the World Economic Forum's cybersecurity committee.
Paul Savill is the Global Practice Leader for Network and Edge Computing.
Paul comes to Kyndryl from Lumen Technologies, a global leader in network communications services, where he was Senior Vice President of Product Management and Services, and most recently started Lumen's Edge Compute business.
He has deep expertise across a range of Network and Edge domains that are important to our customers, including Edge Cloud, Cloud Connectivity, SD-WAN, Optical Networking, Cloud Content Delivery Services, and IT Services. Paul knows the industry from start-ups to large enterprises, and his insights into the needs of customers to capture value from their network and edge computing strategies is unparalleled.
Previously, Paul held various executive positions in engineering, network cost management, network operations, strategy, and alliances.
Vic Bhagat is Kyndryl's Senior Partner of the Advisory Practice. In this role, he assists customers with designing and deploying advanced technology environments to tackle the increasing demands of a digital world.
Before joining Kyndryl, Vic held the role of president of Matrix CvC, advising enterprises on operational excellence and digital process transitions. He has been an active investor and advisor to many start-up organizations that are focused on AI and machine learning. Vic's previous roles include senior Vice President and CIO of Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Executive Vice President and CIO of EMC, and CIO for several divisions of General Electric, including GE Aviation Services, CNBC, GE Corporate, and GE India and Southeast Asia.
Vic is a native of Wellesley, MA and holds a BS in Information Systems & Marketing from the University of Louisville.