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Martin Schroeter

Chief Executive Officer

 

Martin was named the inaugural CEO of Kyndryl in January 2021. Previously Martin served as IBM’s Senior Vice President, Global Markets, between January 2018 and April 2020. In that role, he had responsibility 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 prior to that, served as General Manager of IBM Global Financing, where he managed a total asset base in excess of $37 billion. Earlier in his IBM tenure, Martin served in numerous roles in Japan, the United States and Australia.

 

He joined IBM in 1992 after earning his Master of Business Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from Temple University. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Australia.

Elly Keinan

Group President

 

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.

 

Prior to joining Kyndryl, he served as a Venture Partner of Pitango Venture Capital, where he focused on scaling growth stage technology companies. 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

Chief Marketing Officer

 

Maria B. 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 America, Canada and Latin America. She has held senior global marketing positions in a variety of disciplines and business units across IBM, 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 has served as co-chair of IBM's Hispanic Executive Council, and has been awarded the ASPIRA Association’s Corporate Leadership Award and named one of the "Top 10 Corporate Latina Executives of the Year" by LATINA Style. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, she is the proud mother of two children. Maria is also a certified instructor in Kickboxing, TRX and Russian Kettlebells, and teaches fitness classes in her personal time.

Una Pulizzi

Global Head of Corporate Affairs

Una Pulizzi will lead communications and government programs for Kyndryl. Una was most recently global director for public affairs and senior strategic adviser at GE. During her 11-year career at GE, she supported the company's chairman and senior leaders on key policy issues, led GE's global issues management and drove thought leadership and global positioning for the company. Una earlier 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

Edward Sebold, General Counsel for Kyndryl, has a quarter-century of expertise in the legal and regulatory issues facing global enterprises. He 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

Chief Information Officer

 

Michael Bradshaw has been named Chief Information Officer at Kyndryl.

 

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.

 

Earlier Michael was vice president and Chief Information Officer for Mission Systems and Training at Lockheed Martin, where he previously was vice president of Enterprise IT Services.

 

A native of Durham, NC, Michael is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he graduated with a BS in Business Administration and MS in computer science. He sits on the board of governors for Temple University Hospital and 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

Chief Human Resources Officer

 

Maryjo Charbonnier, a global HR leader with experience in several large corporate transformations, is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Kyndryl.

 

Maryjo comes to Kyndryl from Wolters Kluwer, where she has served as Chief Human Resources Officer for the global provider of professional information, software solutions and services for professionals since the start of 2015; she was responsible for the design and implementation of all human resources strategies, policies and processes. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Maryjo served as Chief Human Resource Officer at Broadridge Financial Solutions, a global Fintech company, for seven years. Earlier, 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

Chief Technology Officer

 

Kyndryl announces the appointment of Antoine Shagoury as the company'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, directly supporting operations in 27 countries.

Prior to joining State Street, Antoine was group chief operating officer and CIO at the London Stock Exchange Group, responsible for global operations across capital markets, information and data services, post-trade and technology.

He also served as CIO at the American Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange Alternext. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in managed infrastructure services.

David Wyshner

Chief Financial Officer

 

David Wyshner brings significant global experience to his role as Kyndryl's Chief Financial Officer, 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 came to Kyndryl after an 18-month stint as CFO of XPO Logistics, where he led all financial functions for the global transportation and contract logistics company that manages supply chains for 50,000 customers worldwide.

 

Prior to XPO Logistics, he served as CFO of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, a spin-off of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. 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. Earlier, he was president and CFO of Avis Budget Group, where he managed the global finance functions and led acquisition activities.

 

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.

Harsh Chugh

Chief Operations Officer

 

Kyndryl announces the appointment of Harsh Chugh as the company's Chief Operations Officer. Harsh has more than 20 years of extensive experience in finance, operations, engineering and management consulting. He has worked across several industries including Technology, Telco and Financial Services.

 

His most recent experience was with PlanSource, a Vista Private Equity-owned benefits technology company where as Chief Financial Officer he ran their finance, legal and business applications functions; he was also instrumental in modernizing PlanSource’s business applications, building a business intelligence platform and outsourcing key product-related service delivery through partnerships with industry leaders.

 

Previously, Harsh was with IBM where he held several leadership positions including roles in management consulting, Treasury, international business development, finance, investor relations and the IBM digital group. His most recent role at IBM was as the functional COO for IBM’s Global Markets. Prior to IBM, he worked for PwC as a management consultant in its supply chain practice. Harsh has lived and worked in US, China, India and Singapore.

 

Harsh earned his MBA from Indiana University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In addition, he also earned MS and BS in Engineering from IIT Delhi and Delhi College of Engineering, respectively. Harsh and his wife have been married for twenty-five years and have two children.

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