We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our executive team, Chief Digital Officer, Mike Santimaw. As the Chief Digital Officer, Mike will lead the technology functions for the organization with the goal of driving the digital strategy for the company aligned with our strategic business objectives. Reporting to Mike will be Sean Clancy, Chief Information Officer. The two will be working closely together on how we best support our current products, project portfolio and continue to build on our strong technology foundation.

Mike has held numerous transformational executive leadership positions with his most recent role as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Rent-A-Center, one of the nation’s largest rent-to-own retailers, operating in 3,000 locations. Aside from the operational duties as CIO, Mike led a business aligned Digital Transformation; reshaping the Rent-A-Center technology estate into a world-class technology organization that fosters innovation and operational excellence. These efforts also resulted in new consumer products and high growth for the organization.

Prior to Rent-A-Center, he served as Senior Partner at the innovation firm, 2THEDGE. Mike was responsible for developing and leading the Information Security Practice, while also helping some of the area’s largest companies transform their traditional products and services through the leveraging of next-generation capabilities. Mike has also held senior leadership positions at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, a fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, and BDP International, a privately held global transportation and logistics management firm.

When he is not working or with his family, Mike donates his time to support causes that further STEM education in schools and assist people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD). Mike lives inlet McKinney Texas where he and his wife, Dawn, of 22 years are raising their two daughters.