Jay Ferro, Chief Information Officer, Quikrete

Jay Ferro, Quikrete

Chief Information Officer


Jay Ferro is the Chief Information Officer for Quikrete, the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete in the United States. Previously, he served as CIO for a number of other companies including Earthlink, the American Cancer Society and AIG.

Known as a thought leader in the information technology arena, Ferro is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and nationwide. In recognition of his accomplishments, Ferro was selected as as one of ComputerWorld’s 2015 100 IT Leaders, as well as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Ferro was also selected to join Leadership Atlanta’s Class of 2015 and participate in a rigorous year-long leadership development program alongside other prominent Atlanta leaders. His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In addition to his work with Priscilla’s Promise, in 2011, he was elected to the board of directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community.

Ferro earned both his BA in political science and his MBA from the University of Georgia. He continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the alumni board of directors for the Terry College of Business. Ferro lives in the metro Atlanta area with his three sons.

Previously Worked

Chief Information Officer, American Cancer Society

Recent Content from Jay Ferro

Transformational CIO: Strategy and Operations

What are the elements of being a transformation CIO? Two prominent Chief Information Officers share their experience and advice.

CIO Strategy: Cloud-First Leadership for Crisis Response

What leadership lessons should a CIO adopt to manage business operations during a crisis? Jay Ferro, a well-known transformational CIO, discusses risk management, threats to an organization, and creating a cloud-first strategy.

CIO Role: Become a Transformational Leader

As the CIO role goes beyond transactions and even digital, what does it mean for the Chief Information Officer to be a transformational leader? Industry analyst, Michael Krigsman, explores this topic with innovative and outspoken CIO Jay Ferro.

Digital Transformation at the American Cancer Society with Jay Ferro, CIO

Digital transformation and innovation are core elements of the business strategy for the American Cancer Society, a large non-profit organization. On this episode, Jay Ferro describes the role of technology in driving business changes at the Society.
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