Nicholas R. Colisto is a senior IT executive with 26 years of experience delivering innovative technology-enabled business solutions in the consumer products, pharmaceutical, software, and construction industries. Throughout his career, he has led large transformational initiatives using technology to drive business value. Colisto serves as the vice president and chief information officer at Hovnanian Enterprises Inc., a large national homebuilder.
Prior to joining Hovnanian, he held IT leadership positions at global organizations including Pepsi-Cola, Priceline.com, Hyperion Solutions, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Bayer Corporation.
Colisto is very active in the education, IT, and health-care communities. He lectures at Columbia University's CIO Institute. He serves on the academic advisory boards at Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College. He taught as an adjunct professor in IT at Manhattanville College in New York at the graduate level for several years and also served on the school's advisory board.
He is a member of the governing body for Evanta's CIO executive summits in New York and New Jersey and is a regular speaker. Colisto is a repeat guest on CIO talk radio, where he shares best practices on IT leadership and innovation. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and serves on its governing body for CIO leadership summits.
Colisto also serves on the foundation board of trustees for Bayshore Community Hospital, part of the Meridian Health Network.