Appointed Executive VP & Chief Information Officer
At Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Kuala Lumpur - NY, Malaysia
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the
appointment of Martha Poulter, former Chief Information Officer of GE Capital, as the
company’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer effective June
23, 2014. Poulter will be a member of Starwood’s Senior Leadership Team and report
to President and CEO Frits van Paasschen. She succeeds Roger Berry, who is set to
retire in the end of June and will stay on as a consultant to Starwood through year-end
to ensure a smooth transition.
A 25-year technology veteran, Poulter most recently served as Vice President and Chief
Information Officer, GE Capital, with global responsibility for IT strategy and operations
leading a 4,000-person global organization. Since joining General Electric in 1995,
Poulter held a series of senior information technology leadership positions such as
eBusiness Vice President, Quality Leader, and regional Americas Chief Information
Officer for GE Capital, where she was responsible for many operational excellence
improvements and the completion of key digitization projects, including the Company’s
first customer mobile apps for commercial businesses.
Poulter is a Board Member of the Hispanic Federation and the Norwalk Community
College Foundation. She graduated with a B.S.E. degree in Computer Science and
Engineering from the University of Connecticut and completed her M.B.A. at the
University of New Haven.