Former HP CIO, Ralph Loura, Has Joined Rodan + Fields As CTO

February 22, 2016
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by Peter High, published on Forbes


Today, Ralph Loura, former Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Enterprise and Global Sales Operations at Hewlett-Packard, joined Rodan + Fields, a leading prestige skincare brand and social commerce company. Loura will serve as Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, Loura will lead Rodan + Fields’ global information technology organization, defining and advancing IT strategy and infrastructure to support the company’s significant growth momentum. He will oversee the Information Technology, Engineering, Project Management and Digital Product Management teams. He will report to newly appointed President and CEO Diane Dietz.

“We are thrilled to have Ralph join our team to advance our IT strategy,” said Ms. Dietz. “Ralph’s significant experience in driving growth and business transformation through technology enablement combined with his business leadership skills and customer-centric approach make him an exceptional choice to lead our IT organization as we embark on the next chapter of growth and innovation at Rodan + Fields.”

“Rodan + Fields, through its unique entrepreneurial business model, has been a pioneer in leveraging technology to forge strong relationships with its customers,” said Mr. Loura. “I am excited for the opportunity to grow a global brand through technology solutions that create additional value for all our stakeholders.”

At HP, Loura led business intelligence, operations and customer-relationship management teams in identifying market opportunities and implementing go-to-market strategies for Enterprise and Global Sales Operations.

Prior to HP, Loura spent more than four years as Senior Vice President and CIO of The Clorox Company. He has also held technology leadership roles at Symbol Technologies, Medicis, Cisco, and Lucent Technologies, among others. Among the awards Loura has won are Computerworld’s 2012 Premier 100 IT Leaders and Consumer Goods Technology’s 2013 CIO of the Year. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations, and has an M.S. in computer science from Northwestern University and a B.S. in computer science-mathematics from Saint Joseph’s College.

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