Suneel joined Hearst in September 2012 as SVP, Enterprise Technology, responsible for creating and managing an IT infrastructure, Shared Services organization. He is a seasoned executive with 30 years’ experience running complex technical infrastructure organizations across multiple industries.
In his current role, Suneel has the responsibility and full accountability in working closely with the Hearst leadership teams at both the corporate and divisional levels to create an IT Infrastructure shared services organization and to provide technology solutions across the organization’s diverse businesses. Besides developing a strategy to manage the global data center footprint, moving workloads to Cloud is an absolute priority to provide speed to market solutions, agility, flexibility and less expensive solutions to address business priorities. The need for innovation and technological advancement are key forces that drive the enterprise group to provide business aligned technical solutions that are fiscally responsible. Cloud migration is a key component of this strategy. This transformational initiative has allowed Hearst to decrease complexity and increase the overall flexibility of its enterprise technology customers and its associated services, allowing its focus to remain on the development of new products and services as well as other revenue generating opportunities.
Prior to joining Hearst, Suneel was responsible for leading shared technology services across Fox Entertainment companies, driving cost efficiencies and improving service levels. He demonstrated strong leadership skills and the ability to influence independent entities (Film, Broadcast, International and Interactive) to subscribe to a corporate shared service. Suneel has a strong track record of success at transforming large scale media company technology platforms and in creating a balance between Co-location, SaaS and cloud environments and in delivering improved IT operating models through a global shared services organization.
Prior to Fox, Suneel has held senior management positions in various verticals that include Banking, Retail, HealthCare and Consumer Promotion businesses.
Suneel is on the Customer Advisory Board of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and also an Advisory Board member of Pace University, Seidenberg School of Computer Science & Information Systems, New York. He has an MBA (Information Systems & Finance) and an MS (Computer Science) from Pace University, New York.