Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv Inc. has hired Cliff Skelton as executive vice president and chief information officer. He replaces Maryann Goebel, who will serve as an advisor to the company until her retirement on July 1.
In this role, Skelton will be responsible for global information technology infrastructure and operations, enterprise architecture, technology governance, and programs aimed at increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the company's technology platforms.
Skelton was most recently global chief technology and operations officer at Ally Financial Corp. In that role since 2007, he directed all technology strategy and operations for the company, and had operational responsibility for procurement, supplier management, facilities, privacy and information security. Prior to joining Ally, Skelton served in senior leadership roles at Bank of America, where he led the integration of strategic acquisitions including that of Fleet Boston Financial, MBNA Corp. and U.S. Trust. He also held senior executive roles in Bank of America's card services, merchant services and government credit card businesses.