Tim Talbot is Executive Vice President and Global CIO of Merkle, a customer experience management company and part of dentsu. Tim has led the Merkle Global IT organization to be highly effective in supporting the Merkle internal organization as well as running Merkle's Infrastructure Managed Services in support of Client solutions. Under Tim’s leadership, his team has introduced leading technologies to enable Merkle’s key personalized marketing platforms. Tim has also led Merkle’s journey to the cloud, leveraging a variety of cloud partners and technologies to support Merkle’s corporate systems and client solutions.
In addition to his role at Merkle, Tim is also Technology Transformation Lead for a program whose objective is to transform the dentsu business model, enabled by an integrated ERP.
Tim has over 35 years of IT experience. Prior to Merkle, Tim was the Senior Vice President/Global CIO of PHH (Element Fleet), a global vehicle management and leasing company, from 2001 through 2007. During his tenure at PHH, the IT organization was recognized as a top place to work and won a number of technology awards. Prior to assuming the CIO role, he held numerous positions in the PHH IT organization since he joined the company in 1991. Previously, Tim held a variety of IT roles in both the banking and the insurance industries.
Tim is a founding member and board member of the MidAtlantic CIO forum. Tim was a member of the Advisory Board for the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University. He was also a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Technology Policy Committee.