- Data management solutions provider Informatica hired Graeme Thompson as its new senior vice president and chief information officer, the company announced earlier this week.
- Thompson previously served as Oracle's vice president of global IT end user services, responsible for all enterprise IT end-users employed at the company.
- Thompson took over as CIO last month, according to a Wall Street Journal report, replacing Ginna Raahauge, who was brought on as Informatica's CIO in July 2015.
Informatica had a quick CIO turnover, with Raahauge lasting less than a year in the role. Raahauge, too, was a veteran of Cisco. Shortly after her appointment, she said that the role of CIO was evolving, with more focus placed on infrastructure, innovation, integration and intelligence.
Raahauge appointment last year came just before Informatica was taken private last year in a $5.3 billion buyout from a joint venture between Microsoft and Salesforce, along with private-equity investors Permira Advisers LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
A new CIO is the latest in a slew of leadership changes following Informatic's transition to a private company, including the appointment of Anil Chakravarthy as chief executive. Chakravarthy had served as the acting CEO since the buyout was complete in August.
Like Raahauge, Thompson pointed to innovation as on of the hallmarks of a CIO's role, but he also referenced the importance of big data in business.
"The role of the CIO, especially at Informatica, is focused on driving business innovation as well as developing and refining strategy," Thompson said in the announcement. "Informatica has a great opportunity to showcase data as a true differentiator for IT and business leaders."