Denis Edwards has joined the Edelman public relations firm as its new global Chief Information Officer. Mr. Edwards is based in Edelman’s Chicago office and reports to the global Chief Operating Officer Matthew J. Harrington. Mr. Edwards will oversee the firm’s information technology systems and infrastructure globally, including internal and client-facing solutions.
Mr. Edwards previously worked at the Milwaukee-based Manpower Group where he oversaw IT operations in 82 countries and partnered with the company’s Chief Marketing Officer to develop social media career development solutions. At Manpower, Mr. Edwards and his team were recognized by Information Week for their innovative delivery of IT solutions. In addition, Forbes magazine ranked Edwards 14th on its list of chief information officers from Fortune 200 companies that effectively leverage social media.
Prior to Manpower, Edwards held top IT positions at both startups and large corporations, including Marriott International and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has a master’s certificate in information technology from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s of information systems from Nova Southeastern University.