Chris Perretta is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at State Street. In this capacity, he is responsible for the strategic direction and management of State Street’s information technology organization, which includes more than 5,300 employees and contractors around the world. Perretta oversees global technology infrastructure, application development and systems architecture for all of State Street worldwide.
Prior to his work at State Street, Perretta was Vice President and CIO for GE Commercial Finance, where he led a team of GE professionals planning, designing, building, and operating the automated business solutions and related infrastructure. Previously, Perretta served as the CIO of GE Capital Solutions, as CIO for GE Consumer Finance North America, and as CTO for GE Capital. He joined GE in 1996 following 13 years with Andersen Consulting. His tenure there included stints in the manufacturing, software technology and financial services sectors. Previously, he was an electrical engineer with GE’s Aerospace Division.
Perretta is a graduate of the GE Edison Engineering Program and is a certified Black Belt in GE’s Six Sigma program. He has a B.S. in engineering science from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in electrical engineering, and an M.S. in computer science from Syracuse University. He has also done two years of doctoral work in medical engineering at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences, Technology and Management.