To support its commitment to technology development, innovation and leadership, while delivering the most efficient and convenient experience for customers, Manheim has selected Michael Noel as its chief technology officer. In this critical business role, Noel will lead Manheim’s technology systems, applications, and operations that enable Manheim to deliver products and services to its customers anytime and anywhere.
Noel will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Janet Barnard effective May 6.
“We are thrilled to have Michael join our team, as he brings the type of IT vision, business engagement skills and leadership that will further our goals of enhancing our technology systems and processes, while ensuring we stay ahead of trends that influence our future direction,” said Janet Barnard, Manheim’s EVP and COO. “Our goal is to lead the industry by anticipating the types of innovative solutions our customers will need to grow and better compete.”
Noel brings more than 15 years of global business, consulting and technology strategy to Manheim. He most recently served as Chief Information Officer and SVP of Shared Services for PRGX Global Inc., where he led efforts to evolve a single-service business into a multi-service business that drove increased growth and profitability. During his tenure, Noel was also responsible for developing industry-leading IT-enabled business services, innovative software solutions and a customer-centric shared services delivery operation in Pune, India.
Noel began his career at A.T. Kearney, a leading global consulting company, in their technology and transformation practice where he led the development, design and execution of IT solutions for Fortune 500 clients. He also held key leadership roles at Infosys Consulting, Inc., including Partner of their Information & Technology Strategies (ITS) Practice, where he drove the development of high-impact solutions for clients that improved productivity, effectiveness and knowledge management across global business units and functions. Noel holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.