SVP & Global CIO McDonald's Corporation
Jim Sappington is SVP and CIO for McDonald's Corporation.
In this role, he
is responsible for improving McDonald's business results by providing secure information and process capabilities through the efficient and flexible use of technology.
The functional scope of Sappington's role involves responsibility for all information technology within the corporation and restaurants, serving in 119 countries with technology applications in all functional areas.
Sappington began his McDonald's career as an accounting manager.
He transitioned to information technology when he was promoted to senior director of international IT, and he quickly advanced in this field.
held several roles, including U.S. VP and CIO as well as corporate VP of global technology.
was selected for the McDonald's
accelerated operations program in 2008.
While working within the program, he
moved to the frontlines of the McDonald's business as a crewperson in restaurants and worked his
way up to the position of U.S. VP and general manager for the Northwest region.
In this leadership role, Sappington
was responsible for all aspects of the business, including franchisee relationship, marketing, operations, profitability, real estate development, people development and business strategy for the Northwest region.
SVP & Global CIO