MSCI, a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics and corporate governance services, announced today that it has hired Chris Corrado as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Based in New York, Mr Corrado reports to MSCI’s Chairman and CEO, Henry Fernandez, and is a Managing Director and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
“The creation of a Chief Information Officer position marks an important step in the evolution of our firm,” said Mr Fernandez. “With over 30 years of experience in some of the most technologically sophisticated companies in the world, Chris will play a key role in ensuring that MSCI continues to offer our clients leading-edge products and services that are targeted to helping them achieve their business goals.”
Prior to joining MSCI, Mr Corrado was a Managing Director and Head of Platform Services at UBS where he oversaw technical infrastructure, global production services, application platform services and IT services. Mr Corrado started his career at IBM in 1981 before joining Morgan Stanley in 1985 where he spent over 11 years in a number of senior technology positions including CIO for Europe and Asia. He subsequently held CTO positions at Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch for five years. Between 2003 and 2012 he held CIO/CTO positions at Asurion, a technology insurance company, and at eBay and AT&T Wireless.
Mr Corrado’s appointment follows the recent hiring of Darla Hastings as Chief Marketing Officer, as the firm expands and strengthens its senior leadership team.