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Michael Baresich, CIO of Ally Financial Inc

October 10, 2016

This is one in a series of interviews with financial services CIOs conducted in collaboration with CIO Straight Talk magazine. Read additional articles by other technology executives at

Among other topics, Michael discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • Importance of cross-functional team work to figure out product offerings
  • Keeping an eye out at various human interface platforms to integrate
  • Being involved with external partners to understand technology landscape
  • Incorporating technologies that serve the 21st century consumer
  • Glimpse into the importance of how IT affects decisions requiring acquisitions of companies
  • Strategic importance of being involved in Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley
  • Eye on the Trends: Human Machine Interface, Blockchain, Digital Assistants

Michael Baresich’s Biography

Michael is the Chief Information Officer for Ally Financial, a leading digital financial services company offering financial products for consumers, businesses, automotive dealers and corporate clients with annual revenues of $4.9 billion. As CIO, Michael is responsible for information technology at Ally, including strategy, architecture, application development, infrastructure, risk management, and information security.

Prior to Ally, Michael worked at CIT Group, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for six years.

Michael received a bachelor’s degree from Harpur College at Binghamton University and master’s degrees from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


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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