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Where Are They Now? Life After Wall Street

Catching up with technology leaders John McKinley, Mitchel Lenson, Bob Sauvageau and Jon Beyman.

John McKinley, who left his role as EVP and head of global technology and services at Merrill Lynch to become CTO and president of AOL Technologies in 2003, is a founder of LaunchBox Digital, an early-stage investment firm located in Washington, D.C. Prior to his tenure at Merrill Lynch, McKinley was SVP and chief technology and information officer for GE Capital.

Mitchel Lenson, Deutsche Bank's group CIO responsible for all IT and operations until he retired in 2005, is a partner and adviser at Olivant, an investment company that provides strategic and operational expertise alongside investment capital to financial services businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. He also serves on the board of directors for NYFIX. Before his five-year stint at Deutsche Bank, Lenson had tenures at UBS Warburg and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Bob Sauvageau, former longtime SVP and CTO at American Century Investments, a 2005 Wall Street & Technology Gold Book honoree and a WS&T Reader Advisory Board member, retired in 2006. Unlike some executives, who retire only to be drawn into other projects, "He has been busy having fun, ... and he is really, truly retired," reports his successor at American Century, Gudrun Neumann.

Jon Beyman, former Lehman Brothers EVP and CIO, a 2005 Gold Book honoree and a WS&T Reader Advisory Board member who left in 2005 to pursue personal interests, had a brief stint at Credit Suisse in 2007. He is currently pursuing other plans.

Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology. View Full Bio

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