After a four-decade long career in business and technology, Carl Wilson retired from the position of Executive Vice President and Global CIO of Marriott International, Inc., a position he held for 14 years. He is currently providing independent IT board and management advisory services, in addition to developing emerging talent as a CIO coach and mentor. As a technology innovator across multiple business segments, he has been recognized with various industry honors, including induction into the CIO Hall of Fame.
Prior to Marriott, Carl served as CIO and Vice President of Information Resources for Georgia-Pacific Corporation from 1992 to 1997. He led the global IT organization for The Pillsbury Company from 1984 to 1992, which was acquired by Grand Metropolitan, PLC in 1990. Following the corporate transition, Carl’s position was expanded to include IT accountability for food and international retailing sectors worldwide, where he served as Senior Vice President of Management Information Services.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Executive Program (M.E.P.), Carl also earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Indiana University. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Rural Sourcing Inc. and Hotel Internet Services LLC. He is also an Advisory Board Member for Decooda International, PurpleCloud Technologies LLC, Catavolt Inc., Caseas LLC, and Forte Ventures.