Mitchell Klaif has been named senior vice president and CIO of Time Warner. He will oversee the Corporate Information Technology Group and will lead the execution of Time Warner’s enterprise-wide information technology strategy.

Mr. Klaif joins Time Warner after 17 years at Time, including seven years as the company’s chief information officer and chief technology officer. In his previous role, Mr. Klaif was responsible for overseeing information technology throughout Time worldwide, including technology and e-commerce for more than 115 magazines, 40 branded websites and Time’s direct marketing businesses.

Before joining Time in 1997, Mr. Klaif was president and CEO of a privately held start-up venture, VIAM Communications Group. Prior to this, he spent 18 years at Dow Jones working in a variety of operations and technical positions. Mr. Klaif graduated with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in printing management.

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