Tribune Media Names IT Vet David Ulmer CTO

He moves from interim CTO to permanent head of the broadcast group’s technology systems and infrastructure.


Tribune Media today announced the appointment of David Ulmer as chief technology officer, responsible for the development and execution of the company’s strategy for information technology and for overseeing the management of its technology systems and infrastructure.

Ulmer, who has been serving as the company’s interim CTO since late June, will continue reporting to the company’s chief financial officer, Chandler Bigelow. “David has quickly integrated himself into our organization and his leadership, expertise and experience have already had a significant impact on the continuing transformation of our IT systems and infrastructure,” said Bigelow. “We’re extremely pleased to have him here in a longterm capacity.”

Prior to joining Tribune Media, Ulmer held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility for Sotheby’s, where he served as chief technology and strategy officer for more than a dozen years. While at Sotheby’s, Ulmer led the development of the company’s overall strategic planning process and chaired the Information Technology Steering Committee, responsible for Sotheby’s day-to-day operations and long-term strategic plan for IT.

Before joining Sotheby’s in 1997, Ulmer held a series of positions in information technology and systems management with Numetrix, Pillsbury/Haagen-Dazs, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Ulmer graduated from Southern Connecticut State University and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut and a doctorate in computing from Pace University.

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