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, including application development, operations, infrastructure, and information security.
Prior to joining Ally, Baresich was Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of CIT Group, where he was responsible for all information technology worldwide.
In addition to his role at CIT, Baresich served in various senior-level IT positions over a span of 25 years, including Managing Director and Global Chief Information Officer at Citigroup Asset Management; 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, and the IT Advisory Board of New York Life. Baresich is an active participant in the New York FinTech Innovation Lab, which provides support to technology startups. He serves as a director of Skilled, a not-for-profit organization working to provide opportunities for adults with autism. He is also active in fundraising for other organizations in the autism community, including NEXT for Autism, and the Cooke Center for Learning and Development.