Interim Chief Information Officer Rich Germano
Rich Germano is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (IT) and Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Vanderbilt University. In this role, Germano is the senior technology leader for the university, and he is responsible for IT infrastructure and application management across all of Vanderbilt’s academic and administrative groups. Rich is also currently serving as the chief IT transition executive responsible for leadership of the division's IT separation from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Germano joined Vanderbilt in May 2004 as Senior Director and Chief Operating Officer for Information Technology Services before assuming several role expansions including leading Human Resources management and Business Services. Before joining Vanderbilt, Rich was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America for IT service delivery to the bank’s Wealth Management and Investment Banking divisions. In this role, Rich managed the relationship and service delivery between IT and the line of business, as well as IT project and program delivery. He provided leadership for the mergers of business line IT for the FleetBoston, BankAmerica/NationsBank, and Barnett banking mergers at Bank of America.
Rich received a master of science degree from Boston University as well as certifications for Six Sigma Greenbelt, Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library Foundation (ITIL), and the Chancellor's Leadership Academy at Vanderbilt.
Rich lives in Nashville with his wife and son, Lisa and Luca.