Michael Baresich joined Ally Financial in January 2012 as chief information officer. In this role, he has global responsibility for all information technology and related services.
Prior to joining Ally, Baresich was executive vice president and chief information officer of CIT Group, where he was responsible for all information technology development, operations and infrastructure worldwide.
In addition to his role at CIT, Baresich served in various senior-level IT positions over a span of 20 years, including: managing director and global chief information officer at Citigroup Asset Management (acquired by Legg Mason in 2005); CEO of CoKinetic Systems Corp., a software development and services company; and global head of Information Technology and Operations for Deutsche Bank Asset Management.
Baresich received a bachelor’s degree from Harpur College at Binghamton University and master’s degrees from the University of Florida and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of directors for CoKinetic Systems Corporation.