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Orange County CIO Golub Moving to Oracle

Joel Golub, a longtime executive in the public and private sectors, will serve as an industry-facing executive, focusing on Oracle Cloud’s mid-market vertical, which includes local government organizations across the country.

Orange County, Calif.
A government technology executive with a long career in leadership has left the public sector and is rejoining private industry.

Joel Golub
Joel Golub
Joel Golub, chief information officer for Orange County since August 2017, will take an executive role in Oracle’s Industry Strategy and Executive Outreach. He’ll be focused on Oracle Cloud’s mid-market vertical, which includes local government organizations across the country. Golub, based in Southern California, begins his new role Monday.

“The Oracle team is excited to have Mr. Golub join our team of Industry Executives,” said Aaron Erickson, vice president for Growth and Strategy, Government and Education in North America. “Joel brings more than 30 years of experience in government spanning coast to coast in leadership roles. His experience and insight will be invaluable to both our customers and our internal teams as we continue to help transform government with cloud technologies.”

In his public service career, Golub has served as CIO for the New York City Fire Department, CIO for San Bernardino County and CIO for New Jersey Transit. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for 46 years. In the private sector, Golub was a programming supervisor for Hartz Mountain and president/founder of Ultimate Technology Group.

He is also the immediate past president of the California County Information Services Directors Association (CCISDA).

Golub received his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from Montclair State University and his Master’s in Business Administration (finance/information systems) from Rutgers University.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.