Barclaycard US, the payments arm of Barclays operating in the US, has appointed Shelton Shugar as its newest Chief Information Officer (CIO) with immediate effect, according to a company statement.
In his new role as the CIO of Barclaycard US, Mr. Shugar will be responsible for playing a key role in the management and development of the group’s technological capabilities in the US. In this capacity he will be reporting to Roy Aston, Barclaycard’s CIO in the UK.
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Mr. Shugar joins Barclaycard US with over two decades of experience in the enterprise computing space. Previously he worked as the Vice President, Enterprise Cloud Services with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, with additional stops at CA Technologies, Yahoo!, eBay, Homestore, and Verisign.
According to Mr. Aston in a statement on the appointment, “I’m incredibly pleased to announce Shelton’s appointment. His expertise will contribute to driving Barclaycard’s tech growth and execution strategy in this vital market. I look forward to working with Shelton as we further develop the U.S. technology architecture and embed data into everything we do.”
“The financial services industry is increasingly led by technological capabilities, and each new development is a chance to better serve customers and push the boundaries of innovation. I am excited to be joining an industry leader at this important time,” explained Mr. Shugar in an accompanying statement.