Larry Quinlan

Principal, Deloitte LLP; Global Chief Information Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Larry Quinlan


Larry Quinlan is a principal at Deloitte LLP — one of the world’s largest professional services organizations, with approximately 200,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world. He serves as the global chief information officer (CIO) and chairs the Global CIO Council.

As CIO, Larry has responsibility for all facets of technology, including strategy, applications, infrastructure, support and execution. In this role, he also leads the worldwide technology organization.

“I am often asked what I do and my response invariably is that I ‘serve’ as the global chief information officer for Deloitte. I use the word advisedly since it not only reflects my view on the role, it also reflects what 200,000 people desperately hope for from someone in my line of work!”

Larry has been with Deloitte since 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including global CIO for Deloitte Consulting LLP and national managing principal for Process Excellence. As Process Excellence leader, Larry led the U.S. enterprise-wide effort to increase margins and effectiveness through continuous process improvement using the Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Larry holds an MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York, and a BS from the University of the West Indies.

Larry has been widely quoted in major publications, including The Wall Street Journal and InformationWeek and has spoken at major events. He has been honored by institutions and publications, including American Foundation for the University of The West Indies (Vice Chancellor's Award), CARAH (2011 Outstanding Corporate Contribution to Corporate America), CIO Magazine (2012 CIO 100 Award), Computerworld (2007 Premier 100 IT Leader), Black MBA Magazine (2005 Top 50 Under 50), and the Harlem YMCA (2000 Industry Achiever).

Larry currently serves or has recently served on the boards of NPower, BDPA Education & Technology Fund, the Executive Leadership Foundation, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NY), the Nashville Technology Council and the W.E.B. Du Bois Society.


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