Stran & Company (PPAI 161542, D10) has announced the appointment of Ian Wall as chief information officer.

Bringing Technical Expertise To The Role 

Wall comes to the promotional products industry with technology experience in multiple industries, including software, education and pharmaceuticals.

Having held multi-faceted positions over his career, Wall’s areas of responsibility have included:

  • Digital transformation
  • Technology road mapping
  • Organizational development
  • Risk management

At Stran, Wall will be a part of the company’s leadership team, overseeing technology strategies. His past experience includes:

  • Senior vice president of digital transformation and service delivery at Digital Radius, where he oversaw all enterprise information technology and acted as a chief information officer for its clients and managing project teams.
  • Chief information officer and interim vice president at Bentley University, where he supported their global remote, hybrid and on-campus learning technology operations.
  • Director of enterprise applications at Tufts University, managing the implementation and support of the school’s enterprise applications.
  • Director of enterprise business intelligence at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
  • Head of business intelligence strategy at Biogen Idec.
  • Associate director of Harvard University Information Technology.

What They’re Saying

Andy Shape, Stran’s CEO, says that Wall’s hiring is a key building block in the distributor’s ongoing goal to improve efficiency with the organization.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ian as our new chief information officer given his impressive professional history and demonstrated ability to leverage technology to enhance operations, improve efficiency and strengthen the customer experience,” says Shape. “His appointment follows recent key sales hires, which we believe will help accelerate our growth.

“Towards this end, we continue to implement digital technologies to provide our sales team with tools to enhance lead generation and closure rates. We also believe Ian’s skillset and experience in technological strategic planning will be invaluable as we work to improve our organizational efficiency and look forward to his contributions.”

For his part, Wall seems to understand that he is not starting from scratch. Rather, he joins an organization that has an impressive track record with technology and innovation in the promotional sphere.

“Part of what makes Stran a premier player within the promotional products industry is its history of developing, creating and implementing technologies into its operations and services,” Wall says. “Given Stran’s forward-looking culture, I am excited to be a part of the senior leadership team, overseeing Stran’s technology strategies and helping its clients and employees see better results more efficiently and profitably.”