Beyond CIO |

Asiff Hirji, Partner at TPG Capital, Former President, COO, & CIO of TD Ameritrade

April 08, 2013
Among other topics, Asiff discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:
  • His career progression from application developer, to MBA, to technology-infused business leaderhip positions
  • Asiff’s leadership role in leading one of the industry’s largest mergers/integrations and the important technical and business challenges that he had to address
  • The importance of mentorship and differentiating through the ability to attract, retain, and develop world class talent
  • The best ways for vendors to articulate value to CIOs, from his perspective as a Director on several boards
  • Eye on Trends: how to transform a business model through technology, and companies’ ability to position themselves amid technology change- such as cloud computing

Asiff Hirji’s Biography

Asiff S. Hirji serves as a Partner at TPG Capital, L.P. Prior to this role, Asiff served as Chief Operating Officer of TD Ameritrade from July 2005 to October 2006. He served as the President of Client Group at TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation from October 2006 to April 1, 2007. He served as the Chief Operating Officer at TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation from August 8, 2005 to September 30, 2006 and Executive Vice President and Office of the Chief Executive. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer at Ameritrade from April 2003 to July 2005. He joined TD Ameritrade in April 2003 and served as the Chief Information Officer at Ameritrade from April 2003 to July 2005. At Ameritrade, he was responsible for developing and implementing all Information Technology initiatives, including business technology planning, application development, product development, information security as well as IT infrastructure and architecture.

Asiff served as a Founding Member and Partner at Mitchell Madison Group. He served as a Vice President of New York office at Bain & Company and a leader in their IT Strategy practice. From July 2002 to April 2003, he served as a Vice President and Partner of Bain & Company Inc. From July 2001 to June 2002, he served as the President at Meralix, Inc. He served as the President and Chief Technology Officer at Netfolio Inc.

He has been Deputy Chairman/Vice Chairman of Saxo Bank A/S since May 2012 and as its Director since December 14, 2011. He has been a Director at Advent Software, Inc. since September 9, 2011; Citrix Systems, Inc. since May 2006 and Primedia Inc. since July 13, 2011. He served as a Board Member of Netfolio Inc.

Asiff holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Calgary, Canada and an M.B.A. with honors from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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