First Data Snags CTO From Home Depot

First Data, a provider of e-commerce and payment processing solutions, reported Wednesday that Robert P. DeRodes has joined the company as chief technology officer. First Data said the 58-year-old DeRodes will report directly to Michael Capellas, the company's chairman and chief executive officer. First Data also said DeRodes' duties will include global product development, managing systems and infrastructure, and identifying and implementing innovative customer solutions. According to First Data, DeRodes possesses nearly four decades of information technology experience. Until recently, the company noted, he was executive vice president and chief information officer for The Home Depot. He has also served as CEO for Delta Technology Inc. and as CIO for Delta Air Lines Inc., First Data said.