Chief Information Officer
Patricia Hinerman (she/her) is Chief Information Officer of IPG, responsible for developing, implementing, and supporting enterprise applications that are used across IPG and our companies globally.
Patricia has more than 25 years of technology expertise and has served in a number of technology roles within IPG since 2008, in a number of technology roles, most recently as IPG’s Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, she led a global team of information technology and cybersecurity professionals playing a key role in business value protection across IPG. Patricia managed IPG’s cross-discipline incident response function and together with her team, deployed a Socratic style to govern and balance systemic cyber risk integrating their perspectives throughout IPG’s enterprise risk management practices; IT operations; cybersecurity resiliency; privacy/regulatory programs; third-party risk management; and SOX, audit, and compliance requirements. And in 2019, she was responsible for IT diligence for the multi-billion dollar acquisition of Acxiom into the IPG portfolio.
In addition to her thorough and thoughtful leadership, Patricia is an involved corporate citizen and community member. She has been named a “Woman Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal, a “Top 100 CISO” and a “Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity.” She chairs the IPG Women in IT resource group, volunteers on the Executive Committee of C-Sweet, and advises the founder of Back to Work Solutions on topics including COVID testing for schools, camps, and businesses.
Before joining IPG, Hinerman was the IT Director for Finance Systems at Covance and at AT&T where she served as a member of the technical staff in various roles managing requirements, developing software applications, and measuring IT performance. Ms. Hinerman began her career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as part of their research staff.
Patricia received a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from the University of Scranton and an MBA from Rutgers University. She completed Qualified Technology Expert Certification, Digital Directors Network in 2021. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and 3 children.