Allied Universal appoints Deanna Steele Chief Information Officer for North America

April 15, 2024
Steele will focus on delivering customer experience, supporting growth, integrating acquisitions and optimizing artificial intelligence across North America.

IRVINE, Calif. — April 15, 2024 — Allied Universal today announced that Deanna Steele has joined the company as chief information officer for North America.

Steele will provide visionary leadership and hands-on management of IT initiatives, creating substantial business value. In the role she will focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences, supporting growth, integrating acquisitions and optimizing artificial intelligence across the company’s operations in North America.

“We are very excited to have Deanna join our team. Her background and experience in leading technology teams to drive transformation across large enterprises make her a perfect fit for our organization,” said Mark Mullison, Allied Universal chief technology officer. “Deanna is a great addition to our dynamic, hard charging team and demanding culture and will add tremendous value to the organization now and into the future.”

Steele is a seasoned executive with more than two decades of leadership experience in global and domestic consumer and digital business, retail, B2B, product and professional services. She served as chief information officer for Advantage Solutions, J. Jill and Ingram Content Group, leading technology teams through growth, transformation and product innovation. Most recently, she served corporate clients at consulting firm AlixPartners, focusing on technology operating models, process efficiency and cost optimization. Steele also has led technology initiatives in organizations with highly distributed workforces emphasizing automation and scalability via technology enablement. She received a bachelor of science degree in business management from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Allied Universal and am honored to be a part of the company’s journey forward,” Steele said. “I am committed to building teams and culture, and positively leading and developing people. I consistently drive to understand and improve the client/customer experience focusing on scalability, ease of use and efficiency through leveraging data, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and insights-based services.”