Steven D. Birgfeld, 2012 Honoree

Senior vice president and CIO
Hostess Brands
Irving, Texas
New titles added to your IT organization?
Director/vice president of enterprise performance management, a role that provides oversight to business analytics and related data processes.
What characteristic is most important to you in an IT hire?
Attitude: The ability to work with the business and the team to get things done.
Skills you'll hire for this year?
Integration, with a focus on the middleware components between internal and external systems (cloud, for example).
What's the coolest project you and your team are working on?
Although a data challenge, we are exploring a new order and demand planning capability. Besides providing improved orders, the insights from the data could expand into a number of other opportunities.
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