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John McKinley
John McKinley is Chief Technology Officer of America Online, Inc. and President of AOL Technologies.

In this position, he serves as AOL's chief technology strategist and directs the company's technological agenda as it moves aggressively in areas such as broadband, wireless, and premium services. In addition to technology strategy, McKinley oversees teams in charge of product engineering, network infrastructure, data centers, and internal business systems and computing.

McKinley is one of the business world's most respected technology leaders with an intuitive understanding for how new and existing technologies can improve the daily lives of AOL members.

Before joining AOL in July 2003, McKinley was Executive Vice President and head of Global Technology and Services for Merrill Lynch & Co., where he was responsible for a technology and operations organization of 14,000 employees. He directed the planning and launch of the company's highly regarded online trading offerings, ML Direct and Merrill Lynch Online, which were awarded best-in-class ratings from SmartMoney Magazine and Gomez, an Internet quality measurement firm.

While at Merrill Lynch, McKinley dramatically reduced systems and infrastructure costs, consolidated a legacy portfolio of more than 2,500 systems into a reduced number of strategic platforms, upgraded the management team, and led the company's post-9/11 technology recovery efforts. He joined Merrill Lynch as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in 1998.

Before that, McKinley was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology and Information Officer for GE Capital Corp. where he managed a technology organization of 3,600 employees supporting GE's Six Sigma and e-commerce efforts. Before joining GE Capital in 1995, he spent 13 years with Ernst & Young LLP where he was named partner in 1992.

McKinley is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
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