Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Randy Kupper (pronounced Coop´er) is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Ameriprise Financial, Inc.  As the head of the technology organization, Randy is committed to ensuring technology supports growth in all lines of business and is a strategic advantage for attracting clients, advisors, investors and employees to the firm. He is passionate about listening to the voice of the customer and ensuring technology is simple, reliable, integrated and secure.

Having joined the company as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Applications and Engagement in November 2008, Kupper was responsible for applications development and executive partner engagement to support the business agenda until his promotion to CIO in 2012.

Before joining Ameriprise Financial, Kupper was SVP in the technologies organization of American Express Company. There he supported the largest American Express business unit, Global Consumer and Small Business Card Issuing. His responsibilities included the company’s website, worldwide card authorizations system, service delivery unit, risk management and banking operations. He led more than 4,700 employees and outsourced personnel.

Kupper also held several other executive leadership roles in information technology within the financial services industry, including those at Lehman Brothers, the former investment banking and equities trading firm; and Interval International, Inc., a leading vacation ownership exchange company.

He holds a master's degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a bachelor's degree in business administration with specializations in accounting and computer science from the University of Wisconsin - Stout.

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