ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Joan Albeck, Chief Technology Officer for leading online investing services company Scottrade, Inc., was recently recognized as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leader by IDG’s Computerworld. The Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.
“Joan’s leadership has been integral in uniting technology and innovation to address specific needs of the business, all while creating a rewarding work environment for her team,” said Ian Patterson, Scottrade’s Chief Information Officer.
Albeck and her team work hand-in-hand with business teams to understand revenue drivers and cultivate the award-winning solutions for clients. Under Albeck’s leadership, IT resources are strategically aligned to create a nimble environment capable of anticipating the needs of Scottrade Inc., its business unit Scottrade® Advisor Services as well as Scottrade Bank®.
When Scottrade® Advisor Services required increased functionality to support its more than 1,300 independent registered advisors using its custodial services, Albeck’s team was able to react and provide practical solutions ranging from asset management solutions to increasing the power of the CRM tool.
She began her career at Scottrade as the brokerage’s Director of Infrastructure before becoming Scottrade’s first Chief Technology Officer in 2008. A proven leader in the company’s strategic information technology efforts, today she oversees more than 300 IT associates responsible for creating a secure online trading and banking environment and supporting a network of more than 500 branch offices where 1,600 investment consultants service clients nationwide.
“The Premier 100 awards program, now in its 15th year, shines a well-deserved spotlight on a group of talented, creative and hard-working men and women. These IT executives are driving technology innovation in business, education and government across the country and around the world,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.
“Technology advances quickly, and these leaders excel at keeping pace with the changing needs of customers and employees, and making fast technology decisions that map to their organizations’ top priorities,” Finnie said. “They have developed a deep bench of talented IT staffers at their organizations and managed to keep their own skills fresh by constantly mastering new technologies and processes. We are privileged to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2014 Premier 100 honorees.”
Albeck receiving this recognition marks the third consecutive year a member of Scottrade’s IT team has been on the list, and the fifth time since 2008. Other associates Computerworld has recognized include:
- 2013 – Mike Scott for redesigning the company’s IT department to more quickly anticipate and react to rapidly-changing needs of self-directed traders and investors.
- 2012 – Anne Coleman for enhancing clients’ online trading experiences and growing her team from 23 associates to more than 160 in just five years.
- 2010 – Mike Tully for bridging the gap between internal business departments, technical groups and external third-party vendors.
- 2009 – Joe Tocco for growing and restructuring the development group, resulting in a more collaborative environment, higher quality products and more successful projects.
- 2008 – Ian Patterson for building and leading an IT team that supports one of the nation’s leading online brokerage firms, including a state-of-the-art data center.
Earlier this year, Scottrade also secured a spot for the seventh consecutive year on InformationWeek’s annual ranking of the 500 most innovative technology organizations.
The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of Computerworld’s annual Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference, held in March in Tucson, Ariz. The conference, to be attended by more than 350 influential senior IT managers, will showcase honorees and other IT innovators as they discuss how to create competitive IT organizations.
About the Premier 100
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
About Scottrade, Inc.
Investors who enjoy online stock trading will find value and personalized customer service at online investing services firm Scottrade, Inc. Founded in 1980, Scottrade enables clients to learn about online trading tools, stock market research and how to buy stocks online, many at just $7 per trade. With more than 500 nationwide branch offices, Scottrade has the largest branch network among online brokerage firms. To learn more about the top-ranked brokerage in the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction StudySM and one of FORTUNE® magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” visit about.scottrade.com or www.scottrade.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
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