Stuart M. McGuigan, vice president and chief information officer for Johnson & Johnson, has global responsibility for information technology strategy and operations. Working closely with business leadership, he is responsible for accelerating the pace of technology innovation for enabling patients, providers and consumers; delivering key business improvement programs; and driving overall IT effectiveness. Stuart joined Johnson & Johnson in April of 2012.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Stuart was CIO and SVP for CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. In that role, Stuart was responsible for the company’s information systems and technology operations, including information technology strategy, application development and technology infrastructure.
Stuart previously held key IT positions at Liberty Mutual and Medco Health Solutions, in addition to a number of technology and business areas, including marketing research, product management, and e-commerce. He has a B.A. in psychology from Fairfield University and an M.S. and M.Ph. from the cognitive science program at Yale University. He currently serves on the advisory board for Golden Gate University’s new master’s in business analytics program.
A devoted Irish American, Stuart has been involved in the development of a stable business environment in Northern Ireland for more than 12 years, working with both Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness, as well as Gordon Brown and Enda Kenny to further world-class IT work in the Republic and the North. “An Irish heritage is always front and center with a last name like McGuigan, which requires constant spelling and pronunciation,” he says. “However, the opportunity in my role as CIO to work with the governments of Northern Ireland and the Republic has been great payback.”