Jim Scholefield was named chief information and digital officer with Marriott International, effective Feb. 24.
Scholefield will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s information technology and digital strategies. He will report to Stephanie Linnartz, group president, consumer operations, technology and emerging businesses.
Most recently, Scholefield was chief information and digital officer at Merck & Co., one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. He led Merck’s information technology and digital strategy to drive efficiencies, strengthen the security of the infrastructure and support the company’s growth.
Prior to Merck, Scholefield was chief information officer at Nike, where he led digital transformation and enterprise IT capability improvements for critical infrastructure and state-of-the-art cybersecurity. He also spent five years as chief technology officer at The Coca-Cola Company, leading the company’s transformation to cloud technology and held leadership roles at The Northern Trust Company and Ford Motor Company. He began his career at Procter & Gamble after receiving a Bachelor of Science in management from Florida State University and an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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