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Leading CIO Executives Join the IT Central Station Advisory Board

Five CIOs from Fortune 1000 and global enterprises bring expertise to fast-growing B2B social networking and community site for technology professionals

New York, NY, November 19, 2012 – New York-based startup IT Central Station announces that five Chief Information Officers from Fortune 1000 and global enterprises have joined its prestigious CIO Advisory Board. These CIO executives bring industry experience, knowledge and leadership to further validate the role of IT Central Station as a vital resource in the $3 trillion annual market for enterprise technology products and services.

IT Central Station is a B2B social networking site where enterprise technology professionals research and write reviews and connect with their peers in a private, objective and independent community. The site was launched in September 2012 and includes high quality user-contributed reviews of products and services from companies such as CA, Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, VMware, as well as many smaller vendors. IT Central Station enables technology users to speak out and make their opinions heard while enabling technology buyers to tap into this wealth of knowledge and make the best buying decision.

The CIO’s who have joined the IT Central Station Advisory Board are:

  • Eric Durst, SVP and CIO at DeVry (NYSE: DV, member S&P MidCap 400 Index)
  • Warren Kudman, VP and CIO at Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE, market cap $2B+)
  • Diane Schwarz, VP and CIO at Textron Systems ($2B unit of Textron, NYSE:TXT)
  • Gil Shaked, CIO Global Markets-Americas at Societe Generale (market cap $19B+)
  • Marty Smith, CIO at IPG (#5 in the Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies in 2011)
Their full bios can be found at

“It’s a privilege to have such a high caliber group of executives join our advisory board,” said Russell Rothstein, co-founder and CEO of IT Central Station. “They have already given us valuable insights and feedback into our market positioning, value proposition, and messaging. Their collective experience, leadership skills and professional networks are instrumental as we pioneer the new way for enterprises to make buying decisions about technology.”

About IT Central Station |

IT Central Station is revolutionizing the enterprise technology buying process through the power of online product reviews and social networking.  Enterprise technology professionals use IT Central Station to access and share unbiased product information and tap into a community of other real users in order to make the best buying decision in the $3 trillion market worldwide for enterprise IT products and services.

Date released:
Monday November 19, 2012