Thomas Barkhuff

Thomas Barkhuff
Chief Information Officer

Tom joined CLS in May 2020 and is Chief Information Officer (CIO), overseeing a global team in London, New York and New Jersey. He is responsible for CLS’s technology and information security strategy and operations.

Tom is responsible for ensuring the continued delivery of stable, resilient and effective IT services, applications and infrastructure, commensurate with CLS’s role as a systemically important financial institution.

As a transformation business-orientated CIO, Tom’s key focus is on ensuring technology and cyber security play a central role in supporting CLS’s continued evolution in the fastpaced global FX market. He and his team work in partnership with the organization, clients and the broader market to deliver best-in-class underlying technology in support of CLS’s settlement, processing and data business lines.

Tom joins CLS from IT and business consulting services firm CGI, where he was Chief Technology Officer of the Finance and Insurance Group, responsible for leading the global software engineering team and overseeing numerous finance and insurance products. In his nearly 30 years of working in financial services, he has held two Chief Information Officer roles at TD Bank Group, including Chief Information Officer for the US bank. Previously, he was a Senior Technology Executive for Bank of America.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management of Information Systems from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Union College, New York. He is also an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.