Randy Mott was named senior vice president and chief information officer, Global Information Technology (IT) in February 2012, responsible for the company’s global IT strategy and all IT assets. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting to CEO Mary Barra.
Prior to his current position, Mott served since 2005 as executive vice president and chief information officer of Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for all IT, including company-wide application development, data management, technology infrastructure, data center operations and telecommunication networks worldwide.
From 2000 to 2005, Mott was senior vice president and chief information officer for Dell, Inc. He was responsible for managing the company's global IT, which included the backbone of its extensive Internet and web-based capabilities. Mott significantly enhanced the company's IT executive talent and focused the organization on global, scalable and common systems.
Prior to Dell, Mott spent 22 years at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., where he held a variety of technical and management positions and pioneered retail and supply-chain systems automation. In 1994, Mott was named senior vice president and chief information officer. For the next six years, Wal-Mart almost tripled in revenue and its IT group earned a "best-of-class" reputation as it cost-effectively leveraged global and common IT systems. In 1996, Mott was promoted to Wal-Mart's executive committee and in 1997 InformationWeek named him "Chief of the Year."
Mott's vision and leadership approach has garnered him global recognition in leading transformational initiatives focused on optimizing IT as a business. In June 2007, he received the "Roger Milliken Career Achievement Award" from the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association for his dedication and contributions to enabling the retail and consumer-focused industries through the creation and implementation of supply chain standards and best practices. In 2017, Mott earned the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership.
Mott has a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In 2005, he was named in the Fulbright College Alumni Academy as a Distinguished Alumni. Mott was elected to the Board of Directors for Dun & Bradstreet in June 2015, and serves on the Audit Committee and Innovation & Technology Committee.