Current: Operating Advisor and Board Member
Clayton Dubilier & Rice 2013-present
Ex- VP & CIO, GE Energy 1982-2012
Who is John Seral?
John is a seasoned Chief Information Officer who spent the bulk of his career in General Electric, in multiple different roles at multiple different divisions. He ended his career at General Electric as Chief Information Officer of the GE infrastructure division, which was a collection of some of GE’s largest businesses such as power, aircraft, and transportation. During his time in GE, John had an unbelievable front seat to the digital changes underway along with some of the investments GE had made. After that stint and tenure at GE, which was indeed a long and very successful tenure, he then moved into a private equity role at Clayton Dubilier & Rice, advising companies as an information technology leader.
John in his own words:
“ I’ve spent the past eight years with Clayton Dubilier & Rice, private equity firm out of New York and London, and prior to that, 30 years with G.E; twenty-one of those in CIO roles and five were major businesses, then nine years hands-on type roles between development and project management. My biggest learning today is really going from a large public company to a collection of smaller private companies. I’ve also had the opportunity to be in many different industries, most recently, consumer health care and distribution with Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.”
Skills: Strategic Negotiations, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), ERP, Six Sigma, IT Strategy, and Business Transformation.
Educational Background: MBA in Finance from Keller Graduate School.