Subway announced Monday that Mike Macrie has joined the company as CIO overseeing the company’s technology initiatives and global teams to ensure delivery of modern, timely and effective platforms for Subway business owners and guests.

“I am very excited to join such an iconic and evolving brand. The Subway brand is at an amazing crossroads and I am happy to be part of the leadership team driving innovation for our consumers and business owners,” Macrie says.

As former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Land O’ Lakes Inc., Macrie led a transformational and digital effort that modernized the corporation’s core applications and made significant industry-leading investments in advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and digital marketing. He pioneered the utilization of satellite imagery for managing and operating large farms to improve crop yields and reduce the financial risk to farmers.

Prior to his time at Land O’ Lakes, Macrie held a breadth of roles at top organizations in the U.S. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Cornell University in New York and then continued his studies completing his M.B.A. from Duke University.

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