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American Express Poaches Former BofA CTO

Marc Gordon will serve as the card company's CIO starting Sept. 4.

American Express announced it has appointed Marc Gordon as EVP and Chief Information Officer, effective September 4. As head of the company’s global technologies organization, Gordon will report to Stephen Squeri, group president, global corporate services. Gordon will also become a corporate officer upon his election by the American Express Board of Directors at the next scheduled meeting, said the card company.

Gordon most recently served as enterprise CIO and Chief Technology Officer at Bank of America. Previously, he was CIO for Best Buy and The Timberland Company. Gordon began his career as a consultant at Accenture, serving clients across a range of industries.

"The tremendous strengths of the company’s brand, products and people made this an irresistible opportunity," said Gordon in a written statement. "American Express has a long history of delivering innovative solutions for customers. I’m excited to join the company at this critical time, as American Express continues to transform the customer experience to better meet the needs of our increasingly digital society."

Bryan Yurcan is associate editor for Bank Systems and Technology. He has worked in various editorial capacities for newspapers and magazines for the past 8 years. After beginning his career as a municipal and courts reporter for daily newspapers in upstate New York, Bryan has ... View Full Bio

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