Position: Chief Information, Innovation and Improvement Officer
Timothy J. Theriault is senior vice president and chief information, innovation and improvement officer for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Ill.

Theriault is responsible for the innovative solutions division, which implements the company’s strategy to grow revenue and reinvent its cost structure through continuous improvement and innovation. He also oversees Walgreens health IT infrastructure, which encompasses all health care technologies driving the company and solutions for B2B relationships. This includes centralizing patient health information and developing capabilities for payers and providers to view patient data.

Since joining Walgreens, Theriault has restructured the information technology organization to support new company strategies and enable innovation. Theriault currently heads initiatives to use technology to better understand the customer, enhance the online business and integrate new health care products that support the core retail activities.

Before joining Walgreens in 2009, Theriault was president of corporate and institutional services for Northern Trust Corporation in Chicago, a global leader in delivering investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals. Theriault worked at Northern Trust for 25 years, during which time he also served as executive vice president and chief technology officer, heading the company’s worldwide operations and technology department.

Theriault earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Illinois State University, Normal, Ill., in 1982, and completed the advanced management program at Harvard University Business School in 2007.