Princeton-based testing company names veteran exec as CIO 

Princeton-based ETS announced Steve Santana will join the organization as chief information officer. Santana will provide the organization with visionary leadership in the development and implementation of information technology and digital product solutions to support ETS business goals and operations.

With more than 25 years of IT and product development experience, Santana provides expertise from diverse industries to ETS. He served as senior vice president and chief technology officer at Pearson for the last six years, where he was responsible for the modernization and delivery of sales, service, e-commerce and numerous product technologies. Previously, Santana served at Ciena, where he drove cloud transformation of commercial, corporate and security applications and infrastructure. Santana also led over $5 billion of technology divestiture programs at Nortel, as well as the delivery of numerous software and hardware products at Apple.

“Steve brings a wealth of experience leading digital transformation with global teams to drive sustainable IT solutions, and I’m excited to announce his addition to my leadership team,” said Eddie Monteiro, chief operating officer. “Steve will be an asset to ETS, ensuring we deploy cutting-edge technology and improve customer experience to better meet the needs of learners as we continue to expand access, quality and equity in assessment and learning around the globe.”

“The future of learning relies on our ability to keep pace with education as it continues to evolve — I look forward to helping ETS leverage technology to meet customers where they are with what they need most,” Santana said. “At the intersection of IT and education is ETS’ dedication to expanding educational opportunities for all learners through growth, efficient operations and improved customer experiences.”