At Becton Dickinson, a global medical technology leader, Jerry served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer and was responsible for all aspects of IT and shared services strategy and operations globally. As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Coty, Inc., Jerry led all areas of the IT and cybersecurity functions for the global organization, including successfully integrating a $13 billion acquisition, the largest M&A activity in beauty industry history, with no impact to business operations. Throughout his career, Jerry has also held executive leadership roles with a variety of companies including Revlon, McKesson, Avaya and Avon.
Elaine Riddell and Marie Meliksetian continue their many years of service to the Executive Forum, each assuming new Board roles and changes to their Board responsibilities. Marie assumes the role of Vice President of the Executive Forum Board and will be working on strategic initiatives critical to the ongoing success of the organization. Elaine will lead the organization’s Special Interest Groups as SIG Chair.
Marie is a transformation and transitional leader with focus on bringing change and growth through strategy, operation, technology, data, processes, and people. She is currently the CEO of Reliance Solution Services, LLC and President of International Women’s Forum of Connecticut. Throughout her career, she has served as US Chief Executive Officer for a DXC Company and has held a variety of senior global positions at IBM. She is the recipient of numerous business, leadership and mentoring awards including IWFCT Leadership award, Women in Technology by Harve Nash, Best Biz Executive, Women in M&A by BDO, NAFE Women of Excellence and IBM ovation/innovation awards.
Marie joined Executive Forum in 2016 and was quickly engaged in developing Executive Forum's Strategic plan. In 2018, she joined the Executive Forum Board as SIG Chair, collaborating with more than 20 Co-Chairs across eight SIGs who delivered more than 40 events a year. In her new role, Marie is focused on the development of the Executive Forum strategic plan that aligns with the organization’s revamped mission, vision and values designed to further the value and engagement of Executive Forum members.
Elaine is a growth activist who believes that breakthrough potential exists in every company. As a CEO, for more than 15 years (NOPWorld Health, TNS Healthcare, Kantar Health), she is recognized for transforming mature, stagnant, global data, analytics, and consulting firms into high-performing, market-leaders with sustained profitable revenue growth at three-times the market rate. Her playbook also draws on her experience at Abbott Labs (now AbbVie), a top 10 pharmaceutical company, and IMSHealth (now IQVIA), the leading multinational health information and technology firm, Today, Elaine is a Managing Director with Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips, a leading investment bank for the marketing and media services sectors.
Elaine joined the Executive Forum in December 2010 and has made numerous contributions over her more than a dozen years with the organization. She served on the Executive Forum Board from 2012 to 2017 and co-led the M.E.D.I.A. SIG for seven years. Elaine was re-elected to the Board in 2019 as Vice President. In this role, she led the Executive Forum branding initiative, running a cross-functional team that drove the selection, implementation, and communication of the Executive Forum’s current brand.
“We are delighted to welcome Jerry on his appointment as Chair, Technology and congratulate both Marie and Elaine on their new roles. It is incredibly gratifying to work with such a talented group of executives, and we thank them for their contribution and commitment to our members,” said Executive Forum Co-Chairs, Cheryl Palmer and Scott Smith.
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