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James Richards

Chief Information Officer, GE Healthcare
Business Management
GE Healthcare
United States of America


    James is the Chief Information Officer for GE Healthcare, based in Chicago, IL.  He was appointed to his current role in March 2016. Prior to joining Healthcare, James was the CIO – Finance, based in Fairfield, CT.  This role was created in Jan 2014, and was responsible for Enterprise & Finance Systems strategy, operations and deployments across the company.  He partnered closely with the Finance, IT, and Global Operations teams in driving these priorities. Previously, James was the Managing Director, Intercompany Financing at GEC Treasury.   He joined Treasury in November of 2011, and was responsible for all transactional, process improvement, and governance activities for GE Capital’s internal funding structures. Prior to Treasury, James was the CFO for Franchise Finance, a business unit within GE Capital – Americas.  James provided finance and operational leadership for the $12B platform, which primarily finances restaurant franchisees and limited-service hotel operators. James joined GE as an FMP with the Plastics business in 1999.  After completing FMP, he spent the following 6 years with GE’s Corporate Audit Staff.  After graduating as Executive Audit Manager for GE Commercial Finance, he spent the next 14 months as FP&A Leader for GE Capital Solutions (predecessor of GE Capital – Americas).  In 2008, he moved to Arizona to take the CFO role for Franchise. James is a graduate of the University of Vermont.  

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