The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®), a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development, is pleased to welcome Dennis Pannuto as its first Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
In this new role, Pannuto is charged with executing critical aspects of CCL’s organizational strategy, which heavily emphasizes client-facing technology, operational excellence, and data strategy.
A highly respected leader with global expertise in technology and operations, Pannuto has a long track record of leveraging his decades of experience to drive digital transformation and build innovative, profitable solutions.
“Dennis’ unique skill set makes him an excellent fit for CCL, as we continue to invest aggressively in technology-driven leadership development solutions for our clients globally,” says president and CEO John R. Ryan.
Pannuto comes to CCL from A+E Television Networks, where he served for 2 years as executive vice president of Global Technology & Operations. In his senior roles at A+E, he also served as Global Chief Technology Officer from 2012-2017, modernizing the network’s IT department while revamping its global production and distribution operations.
Prior to his tenure with A+E, Dennis consulted with Fortune 500 companies on digital media and IT as the owner of a niche consulting practice and as iGate Patni’s global head, Media & Entertainment, Leisure & Travel: Consulting & Solutions.
Other notable roles in Dennis’ career include serving as chief information officer at both BBDO Worldwide, one of the world’s largest advertising networks, and at Golden Books Family Entertainment, a division of Random House.
Pannuto earned a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University Post and studied music and opera theater at the Juilliard School of Performing Arts. He has also conducted graduate studies in sociology at New York University.
“CCL is a special place, and I’m excited to be joining this incredible team of innovators in leadership development,” Pannuto says.