Glendale names Feroz Merchhiya new head of tech

Posted 6/28/20

The city of Glendale has announced Feroz Merchhiya as the city’s new Chief Information Officer. He will start in the position Monday, Aug. 3.

In his new position Mr. Merchhiya will be …

To Our Valued Readers –

Visitors to our website will be limited to five stories per month unless they opt to subscribe.

For $5.99, less than 20 cents a day, subscribers will receive unlimited access to the website, including access to our Daily Independent e-edition, which features Arizona-specific journalism and items you can’t find in our community print products, such as weather reports, comics, crossword puzzles, advice columns and so much more six days a week.

Our commitment to balanced, fair reporting and local coverage provides insight and perspective not found anywhere else.

Your financial commitment will help to preserve the kind of honest journalism produced by our reporters and editors. We trust you agree that independent journalism is an essential component of our democracy. Please click here to subscribe.

Sincerely,
Charlene Bisson, Publisher, Independent Newsmedia

Please log in to continue

Log in
I am anchor

Glendale names Feroz Merchhiya new head of tech

Posted

The city of Glendale has announced Feroz Merchhiya as the city’s new Chief Information Officer. He will start in the position Monday, Aug. 3.

In his new position Mr. Merchhiya will be directly responsible for the city’s strategic use of technology operations to improve processes, capture data analytics and enhance services. As the city’s chief technologist, Mr. Merchhiya will lead the implementation of complex technology projects, administer contracts for hardware and software maintenance and upgrades and make sure city departments receive effective technology service. He will also consult with departments to select the best software and hardware needed to meet department and customer needs.

“Mr. Merchhiya is an accomplished performance-driven technology leader who is fully prepared to lead our organization as CIO,” says City Manager Kevin Phelps. “He clearly understands the important role IT plays in delivering seamless services to our citizens and the impact those innovations have on business development.”

Kevin Phelps
Kevin Phelps

Mr. Merchhiya brings more than 22 years of experience, working in both traditional and emerging technology industries. He has a strong background of building relationships between information technology services, and stakeholders. Most recently he worked for KAYGEN Inc., an Irvine, CA professional services firm and he provided governance and security consulting services for LA Metro, the largest transit authority in the nation.

“This is an exciting time to be joining the city of Glendale as it continues to invest in and pursue new processes, systems and innovations,” Mr. Merchhiya said. “As residents, employees, businesses and visitors continue to increase their digital interactions with local governments, the responsibilities of the IT Department have never been more important. I am excited to begin working with a great team of professionals that I know is dedicated and motivated to continuous learning and innovations.”

Mr. Merchhiya holds a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Karachi. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from National University and is certified in advanced project management from Stanford University.

Comments

X