Vice President, Information Technology

Plano · TX
Technical Services: IT Database Management/Services
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Overview: The VP, Information Technology is responsible for the design, development and implementation of organizational information systems, software applications, and IT support and infrastructure systems.



  • Develop and manage technological infrastructure, including organizational information systems, IT support, software applications, etc.
  • Daily oversight and general management of the function and the team to include development of IT policies, supporting departmental and organization goals; motivate employees and oversee department initiatives.
  • Implement and maintain critical IT systems, including ensuring system security and disaster recovery systems are in place
  • Lead the Information Security and Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance teams along with external vendors and service providers to ensure that the disciplines, protections, and procedures are in place to secure organizational systems and data
  • Develop and communicate a clear technology vision and strategy that supports the company's overall business goals and objectives.
  • Build vendor relationships, purchase new technology, software, and equipment as needed, and manage budgets
  • Identify new technologies and opportunities to improve systems and processes
  • Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies, evaluating their potential to enhance the organization's competitive advantage, and recommending their adoption as appropriate
  • Provides applicable support for the development team in terms of development projects and/or maintenance of applications as may be required.
  • Leads key digital projects, which may include documenting current state and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Performs business analysis and requirements gathering for special IT projects
  • Other duties as assigned


Additional Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Management of the architecture and technology footprint for Learfield and its subsidiaries
  • Change Management and Incident Management Processes as well as other ITSM based process. Provide key project support for cyber security and cloud initiatives.
  • Oversees the administration and maintenance of company's networking infrastructure. Oversight of service desk management for all locations
  • Provides necessary oversight and support for all applications key to supporting day-to-day business functions.
  • Ensures proper documentation and functional testing is completed for enhancements for managed releases.
  • Provides, reviews and documents all diligence responses and investigations requests,
  • Establish and maintain robust cybersecurity measures and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards, safeguarding the organization's data and technology assets.
  • Collaborates with the Vendor Risk Committee (Counterparty Risk) to vet and approve the technological and security aspects of any potential vendor in terms of relative technology, data sharing or security measures for protecting PII. Accomplish all regular and additional assigned tasks as appropriately assigned or requested
  • Develop and manage the technology budget, allocating resources effectively to maximize return on investment and align with the company's financial goals.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical field from an accredited college/university
  • Minimum 12 years experience in an IT related role to include system implementation and project management for varying business systems.
  • Minimum 7 years of team leadership role
  • Cloud based Platforms:  Microsoft, Slack, Zoom, Teams, WebEx,
  • In depth knowledge of the Cyber Security landscape
  • Strong background in Windows and Office 365 environments
  • Willingness to travel as needed

 *This person will sit in our Plano, TX headquarters until we relocate to Dallas, TX in November 2024.


Learfield is the leading media and technology services company in intercollegiate athletics. The company unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform with innovative content and commerce solutions for fan engagement. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Our suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, audio, digital and social media; data analytics; ticketing, ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; and campus-wide business and sponsorship development.

Our people-first culture is the foundation of our business and is reflective of our approach to building meaningful relationships with our employees, partners, and fans. The company strives each day to deliver the mission statement and embody the core values that make Learfield an exciting place to work.


Our Mission

Powering the connection of fans to the brands and experiences they love.

Our Core Values

Build Trust | Be Fans of One Another | Power Tomorrow | Create & Connect Communities | Have Fun


Learfield offers a full spectrum of benefits for eligible employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Life Insurance and Other Insurance Plans, Flexible Paid Time Off (including Parental Leave), Paid Holidays, 401(k), and Short/Long Term Disability.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Learfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.