Major Executive Search announces the successful completion of an assignment placing Ms. Karen Renner as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for ARRIS
located in Suwanee, GA.  ARRIS is a global leader in entertainment, communications and networking technology. Search partner Patty Meagher Clare conducted the assignment along with founder and CEO, Sue Major for Major Executive Search.
Karen Renner joined ARRIS from her previous role as North American CIO for Thales, a global aerospace, defense, and security company. Prior to that role, she served in CIO roles for Novelis and GE. During her tenure at GE, she led IT for the company’s infrastructure, security and digital energy businesses. She has unique experience implementing programs that drive digital workforce transformation, as well as initiatives that ensure security protocols, software integration, and product time-to-market.
The Atlanta Business Journal recognized Karen as one of the region’s Top 100 Technology Leaders. She was named CIO of the Year by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.
Karen received her BS and MS in industrial and systems engineering from Auburn University and earned an MBA from Georgia State University. She serves on the Board of Directors for Lenbrook.
ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) is powering a smart, connected world. The company’s leading hardware, software and services transform the way that people and businesses stay informed, entertained and connected. Our innovations combine hardware, software and services to enable advanced video experiences and constant connectivity across a variety of environments – for service providers, commercial verticals, small enterprises, and the billions of people they serve. Together, we are powering the digital world. For more information, visit
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