Baldock quietly joined POS terminal vendor Verifone last month

Arris announced that veteran IT executive Karen Renner will be its new chief information officer, replacing Phil Baldock, who quietly left the company last month to join POS terminal technology vendor Verifone.

Renner arrives from global defense contractor Thales, where she served as North American CIO since May 2017. Before that, she held CIO positions at aluminum producer Novelis from 2010-2016, and at General Electronic from 2005-2010.

She’ll report directly to Arris CEO Bruce McClelland, working out of Arris’ Suwanee, Georgia headquarters.

"Karen Renner is a firm believer in building the culture, capacity, and capability of the IT team to take full advantage of digital opportunities that help drive business results," McClelland said in a statement. “Arris will look to Karen to strengthen our IT program in pursuit of our next stage of growth.”

Added Renner: ”What drew me to Arris is its focus on transforming the way people connect in our digital world. I look forward to refining that focus through our IT program as part of the Arris executive leadership team.”

Baldock joined Arris in 2016 amid the Pace acquisition. 

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