Robin Brown

CIO, Protein Group - Cargill

Robin is formerly the VP and Chief Information Officer, having company-wide responsibility for the information technology environment, strategic business planning with the Operating and Business Services Group Constituents and implementation of technologies that support Mortenson’s core missions. Robin has over 20 years of senior leadership experience focused on propelling relationships between Business Operations and IT delivery while providing strategic leadership in business development, capital planning, strategic roadmap development and complex program delivery.

Prior to joining Mortenson, Robin served as Senior Director, IT Operations at UnitedHealth Group where she spent over five years building out the IT operations capability and customer relationship management areas of their Medicaid business. She developed the Office of the CIO model to transform their business, established a 3 year strategy to migrate legacy applications to one strategic platform and drove operational stability in order to grow their Medicaid business. 

Robin held similar positions at Accenture, Best Buy and Arcadia Financial where she promoted a customer-focused environment while driving complex cross-matrix programs, business transformation, outsourcing and off-shore operations and operational stability. Robin drove many continuous improvement programs based on operational excellence, program management and best practice methodologies.

Robin graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design. She is active in the community and is currently the President and Founding Board Member of the West Lakes Chapter of National Charity League, focusing on mothers and daughters volunteering together. She is part of the Governing Body for both the Minneapolis Evanta CIO Executive Summit and the Minneapolis HMG CIO Executive Leadership Summit.  Robin has twin 16 year-old daughters and enjoys playing volleyball, getting involved in her daughters’ sports, traveling with her daughters, volunteering, hanging out around her fire pit indulging in her favorite fine wine and riding her Harley.