David (Dave) L. Pearson is executive vice president and chief information officer of SYKES Enterprises, Incorporated. In this role, Dave defines the company’s technology and digital transformation vision and oversees all IT operations, security, and information systems.
Dave joined SYKES as vice president of Engineering in 1997, directing research and development of cutting-edge customer service, web-based support and technical support systems. He became the vice president of Technology Systems Management in 2000 and managed Global Information Systems and IT Operations for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. Dave was responsible for IT planning and standards, data centers, information systems, security, and SYKES Network Operations Centers.
Prior to his career with SYKES, Dave held engineering and senior management positions with Compaq Computer Corporation and Texas Instruments, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University.
Dave currently serves on the Board of Directors for XSELL Technologies and sits on the governing body for Evanta, an organization committed to fostering collaboration and the exchange of best practices among information technology & security, human resources, and finance leaders. Evanta’s governing body members represent the largest organizations in the region and create an influential community of CIOs, CISOs, and chief data officers.
Dave is on the Advisory Board for Oldsmar Cares, a nonprofit that provides food, clothing, and health screenings to residents in greater Oldsmar, Florida.