Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Appoints New CIO of Americas Division

November 15, 2016 3:32 PM EST

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JLL (NYSE: JLL) announced the appointment of Matthew Gonterman as Chief Information Officer (CIO), Americas, with responsibility for driving growth by providing innovative, integrated technology solutions for the company and its clients in the Americas markets.

Gonterman will report to Greg O'Brien, CEO, Americas, and David Johnson, Global CIO, and will partner with Eddy Wagoner, Global CIO, Corporate Solutions. He will work closely with the Americas Executive Committee (AEC) and be a member of JLL's Global Technology Group. The appointment is effective November 21.

"Successfully focusing data, analytics and technology to meet the increasingly complex needs of our firm, and our clients' companies, is a critical part of our long-term strategy," said O'Brien. "Matt has more than 15 years of experience developing, implementing and operating information technology (IT) solutions, and his expertise will ensure JLL continues to be a technology leader in our industry."

Johnson added, "Matt has demonstrated great skill in making complex technology and processes understandable so they can be easily adopted. With his guidance, we will go to the next level of modernizing our business practices and accessing information that will help JLL provide leading-edge services to our clients."

Gonterman joins JLL from SIRVA Inc., a leading global moving and relocation services provider, where he was Senior Vice President and CIO. Prior to that, he held several information management and IT leadership positions during more than 10 years with General Electric.

"I look forward to working with JLL's Americas leadership and Global Technology Group in this capacity," said Gonterman. "JLL has a long and successful history, and I'm eager to apply my technology and management expertise to help both JLL and its clients achieve investment and business objectives."

Gonterman, who will be based in Chicago, has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Purdue University. He also completed several management and Six Sigma training programs while at General Electric.

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