Merage School of Business


Merage School of Business
Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer at Golden State Foods

Thirty-year IT veteran, Carol Fawcett currently serves as the Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified suppliers to the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. Headquartered in Irvine, California, GSF is values-based with proven performance in superior quality, innovation and customer service in both manufacturing and distribution. In this role, Carol provides vision and leadership for developing and executing digital transformation initiatives to improve GSF’s supply chain management operations, improving cost effectiveness, service quality and business development which service over 125,000 restaurants and stores from 50 locations on five continents.

Prior to joining GSF, Carol served as Chief Information Officer of Dell Software from 2012-2017, leading teams through an IT transformation resulting in a fully automated, simplified IT footprint that delivered significant efficiency and innovation opportunities across the businesses. While at Dell, Carol was also responsible for the strategic vision of M&A IT acquisition integrations and infrastructure companywide. Prior to Dell, Carol served as the Chief Information Officer at Quest Software from 2000-2012. Before joining Quest in 2000, she held IT leadership roles at Western Digital, Coldwell Banker and Pacific Mutual, leading transformational initiatives for both IT and business in all areas of the organizations.

With more than three decades of serving in information technology leadership roles, Carol has a dynamic reputation in the industry providing critical insight to innovation teams as new solutions are introduced into the market. She has a proven track record in successful infrastructure, applications, e-commerce, Salesforce automation and customer care.

Originally from Chicago, Carol has been living in Southern California since 1978. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems with a minor in Computer Science from National University in San Diego.

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