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Gordon (Gordo) Wilson
Chief Information Officer
Gordon (Gordo) Wilson is the Chief Information Officer for SMBC Group in the Americas. He leads the technology organization across the firm, focusing on both daily technical operations and strategic planning and execution in alignment with overall business priorities.
A career leader and financial services senior executive, Gordo joined the company in February 2020 as the Americas Chief Data Officer to lead the development and execution of an enterprise-wide data strategy, with a focus on data management and data governance. Gordo was named Chief Information Officer in July 2021.
Prior to joining SMBC, Gordo was at JPMorgan Chase leading the global business data strategy as Managing Director in the Asset and Wealth Management Chief Data Office. Before that position, Gordo was Head of Field Enablement and Business Analytics, where he led an organization to drive sales and relationship management success for Treasury Service products, with a focus on data management, finance, risk, and client relationship management.
Before his career in financial services, Gordo served as a Naval Officer for 21 years where he completed numerous operational tours worldwide, highlighted by the command of a Navy squadron and flying 35 types of aircraft. As a test pilot, Gordo contributed to the design, development, procurement, and flight tests of innovative aircraft and associated mission systems.
Gordo earned a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy and also holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Aeronautical Science. He was selected as a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School as an Engineering Test Pilot.