At HMG Strategy, we’re especially proud of our 2023 Global Leadership Institute Awards, which honor truly exemplary technology executives for their performance as courageous leaders, powerful innovators, and superior contributors to their organizations​​. These prestigious awards recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, and other Senior Technology Leaders, Search Industry Executives, Venture Capitalists and Partner Executives who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in extremely challenging times in the following areas:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
Leading Into the C-Suite
Safeguarding the Enterprise
Building a Culture of Trust
Creating New Go-to-Market Business Models
Modernizing Enterprise Architecture

Recipients of these awards include executives who have also shared world-class thought leadership with the HMG Strategy CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Summit series audiences and/or on the HMG Strategy Digital Platform as part of their ability to lead, reimagine and reinvent their companies and their organization’s business models.

Unlike other pay-to-pay executive recognition programs, the 2023 Global Leadership Institute Awards recognize global technology leaders for the bold and authentic leadership they’ve demonstrated in fostering trust and motivating their teams through an unprecedented socio/macro-economic environment.

World-class technology executives who have been nominated for the 2023 Global Leadership Institute Awards so far include:

RootaAlmeida Head of Security Governance, Amazon Stores
Bhavani Amirthalingam SVP, Chief Digital & Information Officer, Ameren
Judith Apshago Vice President, Information Technology, Amtrak
Chris Bedi Chief Digital and Information Officer, ServiceNow
Patrick Benoit Global Chief Information Security Officer, Brink's
Nellson Burns Co-Owner, Destination IT
Joe Carroll CIO, CITGO
Stefanie Causey OCM Leader, Enterprise Operations & Services Quote-to -Cash Transformation, IBM
Mamatha Chamarthi Global SVP of Software Business and Product Management P&L, Stellantis
Max Chan CIO, Avnet
Brook Colangelo VP & CIO, Waters
Jay Ferro EVP, Chief Information & Technology Officer, Clario
Urs Foley Board Member, Provident Bank, Greenlight Re
Michael Golz SVP, Head of Customer Advisory North America, SAP
Ken Grady SVP & CIO, IDEXX Laboratories
Chuck Gray Partner, Egon Zehnder
Jeff Grayson Former Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Orangetheory Fitness
Rocco Grillo Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services & Incident Response Investigation, Alvarez & Marsal
Anjana Harve SVP & CIO, Fresenius Medical Care
Jamie Head Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ocean Spray
Art Hopkins Global Co-Leader of Technology Officers Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates
Jennifer Hopper CIO, Save-A-Lot
Steve Hoyt Executive Director Information Technology Aspen Neuroscience
Bipin Jayaraj VP, CIO, Rogers Corporation
Daphne Jones Board Member; Founder, The Board Curators
Stephen Katsirubas CIO, Hunter Douglas
Stuart Kippelman CIO & Commercial Cybersecurity Business Leader Parsons Corporation
Dilip Krishna Managing Director, Deloitte
Naveen Kumar Partner, Amrop Rosin
Matthew Lagana Managing Director, CTO & CISO, MBIA
Kin Lee-Yow CIO, CAA Club Group of Companies
Sean Lennon Retired CIO, Medtronic
Talvis Love SVP & CIO, Baxter International
David Mahon Global CISO, Deloitte Global
Joel Manfredo CIO, Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans
Quintin McGrath Board and Advisory Council Member
Andre Mendes CIO, U.S. Department of Commerce
Harry Moseley CIO Advisor, Zoom
Barb Munro Co-Founder, Partner, The Carrera Agency
Deb Muro CIO, El Camino Health
Lisa Nichols CEO, Technology Partners
Greg Nichols President, COO, Technology Partners
Helen Norris VP, CIO, Chapman University
Gautham Pallapa Senior Executive Advisor & CIO/CDO (App Modernization, Digital Transformation & Hybrid Cloud), VMware
Jim Panos CIO, Central National Gottesman
Rusty Patel SVP & CIO, Tenneco
Tom Peck EVP, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Sysco
Michael Piacente Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hitch Partners
Sanjib Sahoo Executive Vice President and Global Chief Digital Officer, Ingram Micro
Trevor Schulze CIO, Alteryx
Kiran Sekhri Chief Innovation Officer, WCCCD
Marcus Session VP of IT Services, Tampa International Airport
Janet Sherlock Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Ralph Lauren
Ken Spangler Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global OpCo Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics, FedEx
Cynthia Stoddard SVP & CIO, Adobe
Dee Thibodeau CEO, Charter Solutions
Jason Torrez Sr. Director, Digital Workplace Technologies, GE Aviation
Clif Triplett Executive Director, KEARNEY
Bill VanCuren Executive Vice President & CIO, NCR Corp.
Gary VonderHaar EVP, Operations & Technology Processing, Mastercard
Edward Wagoner CIO, Digital, JLL
Jennifer Wesson-Greenman CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Angela Yochem EVP Chief Transformation and Digital Officer, Novant Health


We are continuing to accept nominations for business technology executives and world-class industry leaders iinto 2023 who deserve to be recognized for their achievements. To nominate a worthy executive for a 2023 Global Leadership Institute Award, click here.