On the Move

New Man at Women First

JOHN L. SHUTE HAS BEEN NAMED CIO at Women First HealthCare, a San Diego-based company dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women transitioning from perimenopause through postmenopause. In this new role, Shute will provide companywide direction for all information technology operations to Women First's Pharmaceutical, Consumer and Trialogue Divisions. He is also charged with growing and expanding Women First's Internet presence, as well as ensuring that the appropriate technology infrastructure and tools are in place to drive online activities, knowledge databases, scholarly clinician communication, e-commerce initiatives and product fulfillment. Shute comes to Women First from Cadence Design Systems, a $2 billion electronic design automation (EDA) industry leader, where he was responsible for North American IT operations.

Player's Guide

Loren W. Claypool -USI Insurance Services
Claypool has been appointed senior VP/CIO at San Francisco-based USI Insurance Services. Formerly CIO of Royal & SunAlliance, Claypool will head the USI's e-business initiative.
Scott duFour -Covalex
Since February, duFour has served as Covalex's director of IT; now he is CIO for the Chicago-based Internet marketplace for basic commodity chemicals. Previously, he was director of information systems at Sun Chemical. In his new role, duFour will be responsible for maintaining Covalex.com's technology leadership position and overseeing the company's day-to-day technology operations. He will guide the company's strategy in the B2B marketplace.
Tom Espeland-Bertelsmann eCommerce Group
Formerly EVP/CIO at Viacom, Espeland joins Bertelsmann eCommerce Group in New York City as its new executive vice president/CIO. He will be responsible for setting the technology strategies, developing and implementing technology for all of BeCG's properties throughout the world. He will also focus on future launches of new businesses and communities across Internet, wireless and mobile platforms, and he will oversee the company's efforts to improve existing technology platforms.
Dave Franza -NFL Films
After 14 years at NFL Films in New York City as director of MIS, director of IT and senior director of information and Internet technologies, Franza now claims the CIO title.
Stephane Lamoreaux -Mamma
Formerly infrastructure manager at Paribas and WestLB in Quebec, Lmoreaux has been named CIO at Mamma, a Montreal-based meta-search company. In this role, he will oversee the company's internal IS organization and global IT infrastructure.
Carl Morris -Legerity
Morris becomes the first-ever CIO at Legerity, formerly AMD's Communication Products Division, in Austin, Texas. Morris, who previously had been vice president of online operations at WholePeople.com, will manage the current information systems at Legerity and implement new technologies that meet the company's short-term and long-term requirements.
Mark S. Winkler -Tradebonds.com
Winkler comes to Newport Beach, Calif.-based e-business Tradebonds.com as CIO. Formerly CTO at USAutoNews.com in California, he will be responsible for corporate infrastructure, Internet hardware, database architecture and administration, and systems security, delivery and integration.

This story, "On the Move" was originally published by CIO.

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