Scottrade CIO Ian Patterson recognized for excellence in Information Technology leadership
Patterson selected as one of Computerworld’s 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders
St. Louis. – Computerworld, the “Voice of IT Management,” today announced that it has selected Ian Patterson, Scottrade Chief Information Officer, as one of Computerworld’s 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders.
Computerworld’s 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders honors 100 IT executives who have led their organizations by mentoring and motivating employees, envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively managing and executing IT strategies.
Patterson was selected from a group of nearly 800 nominees who were evaluated by Computerworld editors and a panel of outside judges. Candidates were asked about a range of topics, including their backgrounds, work experiences, special accomplishments and leadership styles.
“Ian’s role at Scottrade extends beyond IT – he is also integral in the development and execution of all our strategic objectives,” said Rodger Riney, Scottrade president and CEO. “Ian’s leadership abilities are respected throughout the organization and he is truly deserving of this honor.”
As Scottrade’s CIO, Patterson has helped build and lead a premier IT team that supports one of the nation’s leading online brokerages. Over the past year, Patterson has led Scottrade’s IT department to many notable successes, including the design, build and implementation of Scottrade’s state-of-the-art data center in St. Louis.
“IT plays a prominent role at Scottrade, where much of the business revolves around our capabilities,” Patterson said. “Our goal is to keep IT flexible and fast enough to grow the business and continue developing technology to maintain and improve the customer experience for online investors. I am honored to lead an outstanding IT group and I believe this recognition speaks volumes to what we have been able to accomplish as a team.”
“This year’s class of Honorees is characterized by a diversity that demonstrates the value of unique backgrounds and approaches in building an outstanding IT organization,” said Scott Finnie, editor in chief, Computerworld. “Yet what these individuals have in common is an expertise born of hard work and an intangible leadership quality they can tap to successfully champion IT not only as a business enabler, but as a business influencer.”
The 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders will be recognized at Computerworld’s upcoming Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference held March 9-11, 2008, in Orlando, Fla. Crafted by the publication’s editors, this conference is a unique and compelling departure from the standard technology conference. Rather than focusing on vendors and products, the spotlight is on great ideas, strategic use of best practices and real-world leadership from the IT and business executives who are advancing their organizations through technology.
Scottrade is a leader in online investing, serving individual investors who are comfortable making their own investment decisions. Scottrade is unique in the industry because it boasts low commission rates while offering the largest branch network among online brokerages, with 328 local branch offices nationwide. In October, Scottrade was named Highest in Investor Satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates for the seventh time. Scottrade.com is the online trading site of Scottrade, Inc. and offers customers the convenience of placing many orders online for just $7 per trade. In addition to its online capabilities, Scottrade staffs each easily accessible branch location with a branch manager plus additional brokers and assistants. For more, visit www.scottrade.com.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine’s 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld’s then editor in chief Don Tennant received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).
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