CXO Tech Council
EVP + CIO
American Tire Distributors
As EVP & CIO at American Tire Distributors (ATD), Murali Bandaru is responsible for all facets of Information Technology in defining and implementing ATD’s Digital Transformation journey to be an insightful automotive solutions provider and to help its customers thrive and drive into the future.
In his current role, Murali has responsibility for core IT functions like Infrastructure & Operations, Digital Security, Application Development across Digital Commerce Solutions, Enterprise Applications, Integration Technologies, and emerging IT functions like Cloud Native Architectures and AI/ML.
Murali joined American Tire Distributors (ATD) in 2018. He is an accomplished Information Technology Executive, with more than 25+ years of experience. Prior to joining ATD, he served as Vice President for various technology functions at Belk Department Stores in Charlotte, NC and various other positions with a number of consulting companies before that.
Murali enjoys building high performing teams and mentoring aspiring IT leaders at all levels across organizations and industries. Being a technologist by education and experience, he is a key proponent of technological innovation at all levels in an organization and brings his thought leadership in areas of Automation, Cloud Native Architectures, and AI/ML.
Murali has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology in India and an MBA from UNC Charlotte.