Edward C. DeMartino, 2010 Honoree

Vice president, CIO
The Children's Place Inc.
Secaucus,, N.J.
First job:
IT computer operator (unit record equipment)
Most valuable career advice:
"Don't ever give up, and always be a team player."
Favorite vice:
Running and weekend cooking
Life's ambition:
"To help others succeed in IT."
Would you advise young people to pursue an IT career?
"Absolutely. I believe that technology will always be a driving force and a challenging career."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"You have to have the ability to identify and bring out the best from individuals and access those qualities for success."
Favorite sports:
Baseball and football
In high school, I was...
"quiet and not too popular."
Favorite movie:
Animal House
What's the most interesting thing people don't know about you?
"I like to sing and play the accordion."
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