Energy company Vistra has appointed Tom Farrah as senior vice president and chief information officer. Mr. Farrah will take over the role from outgoing CIO Ravi Malik on July 6, 2020, and be responsible for the development of Vistra’s technology platforms and delivering new solutions. He will report to chief executive officer, Curt Morgan.
Vistra is a Fortune 275 energy company based in Irving, Texas, providing resources for customers, commerce, and communities. “Vistra, like so many businesses across the world, has adjusted the way we operate in order to allow our people and customers to function from anywhere with the apps and devices of their choice,” said Mr. Morgan. “I'm confident Tom and our technology services team will provide capabilities that will further the growth and success of our company."
Mr. Farrah has more than 30 years experience in information technology, most recently as senior vice president of business transformation at Keurig Dr Pepper. He held a number of leadership positions in his 15 years with the company, and had senior IT positions at General Motors, Pfizer, and Electronic Data Systems prior to that.
"It's an exciting time to join the Vistra team,” said Mr. Farrah. “I'm looking forward to getting involved in a new industry with a fascinating company that's seen tremendous and impressive growth in a short time. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that technology is a critical enabler to keeping business running and allowing customers to choose and manage their electricity needs. I've spent my entire career in technology and it's clear that when a company can marry robust technical knowledge and innovation with strong business operations, you drive greater results."