New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño Departs for Private Sector

New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño Departs for Private Sector 924 616 C-Suite Network

He hasn’t yet said where he’s going, and the city has not named a successor.

New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño Jr.
New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño Jr.

Jessica Mulholland

Miguel Gamiño, New York City’s chief technology officer, is leaving for the private sector after a year and a half in the role.

He’s not yet prepared to say what he’s going to be doing, but he said it’s going to be very much along the lines of what he’s been doing in the public sector. For about seven years now, Gamiño has been leading city technology departments.

“We’ve accomplished a lot, and I’m now kind of setting up to pursue a new venture or a new chapter I guess — a continuation of the work, but from a different perspective,” he said.

After founding a pair of IT companies, Gamiño took on the role of chief information and innovation officer for the city of El Paso, Texas, in 2011. From there he went on to helm San Francisco’s Department of Technology for two years, and in October 2016 he took on his current role in New York City.

He’ll be vacating the position in “several weeks,” and the city has not yet announced who will follow him in an interim or permanent capacity. The city did not offer comments for this story.

“I’m very grateful, not just to Mayor [Bill] de Blasio, but also to the leaders in all three of those cities,” he said.

Despite spending only a couple years at each one, Gamiño packed quite a bit of action into his time in public service. In El Paso, he helped further…