Randy Mott is GM Senior Vice President, Global Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, effective February 27, 2012. His most recent position was executive vice president and chief information officer of Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for the global information technology (IT) strategy and all of the company’s IT assets. This included company-wide application development, data management, technology infrastructure, data center operations and telecommunication networks worldwide.
Mott’s vision and leadership approach has garnered him global recognition in leading transformational initiatives focused on optimizing IT as a business. In June 2007, he received the “Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award” from the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association for his dedication and contributions to enabling the retail and consumer-focused industries through the creation and implementation of supply chain standards and best practices.
Previously, Mott was senior vice president and chief information officer for Dell, Inc., which he joined in 2000. He was responsible for managing that company’s global IT infrastructure, which included the backbone of its extensive Internet and web-based capabilities. Mott significantly enhanced the company’s IT executive talent and focused the organization on global, scalable and common systems.
Prior to Dell, Mott spent 22 years at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he held a variety of technical and management positions and pioneered retail and supply-chain systems automation. In 1994, Mott was named senior vice president and chief information officer. For the next six years, Wal-Mart almost tripled in revenue and its IT group earned a “best-of-class” reputation as it cost-effectively leveraged global and common IT systems. In 1996, Mott was promoted to Wal-Mart’s executive committee and in 1997 InformationWeek named him “Chief of the Year.”
Mott has a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In 2005, he was named in the Fulbright College Alumni Academy as a Distinguished Alumni.