Ioan Raicu

Illinois Institute of Technology

Argonne National Laboratory

Meet the CTOs

Ira A. "Gus" Hunt

Chief Technology Officer

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Sairam Rangachari

Chief Innovation Officer


Stuart Building 111
Friday, April 8th, 2011
1:30PM - 2:30PM

Abstract: Come meet two distinguished members of the CS Dept Advisory Board, Ira A. "Gus" Hunt and Sairam Rangachari, on Friday April 8 from 1:30-2:30pm in 111 Stuart Building. This is a round table discussion, refreshments will be served. 

Bio: Ira A. "Gus" Hunt currently serves as chief technology officer for the chief information officer of the CIA. Before coming to the agency, he spent seven years in the private sector as an aerospace engineer designing advanced manned-space flight systems and satellite orbital-transfer vehicles. Hunt holds an M.E. in Civil/Structural Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He is married and has two grown children.

Sairam Rangachari (M.S. IIT CS '02) is chief innovation officer for optionsXpress, Inc. with responsibility for product strategy and innovation. Under Rangachari's leadership, the company launched several products that solidified the world-class optionsXpress trading platform, which won several awards from Barron's, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, SmartMoney, and other leading industry publications. Part of the original team that built the optionsXpress platform, he played a key role through its IPO in acquiring and executing the integration of XpressTrade, a futures brokerage. He lives in Chicago with his wife and their 2-year-old son.


Ira A. "Gus" Hunt

Ira A. "Gus" Hunt

Sairam Rangachari