Blaine Maxfield

Blaine Maxfield is the CIO of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Managing Director of ICS (the Church’s IT department). Blaine brings business acumen, solid technology experience, and strong leadership to ICS.

Blaine previously worked for SunGard, a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest business software and IT services providers in the world. Blaine served as chief operating officer of the wealth management division, and also as SunGard’s spokesman. He wrote articles that appeared in Forbes magazine and was interviewed by Dow Jones and other leading financial magazines.

In 2010, Blaine was listed in the Power 100 for delivering industry leading integrated solutions for financial institutions. The Power 100 is a list of the top 100 emerging executives who have made a significant difference in the finance industry.

As president of Frontier Analytics, Blaine worked with Nobel laureate Harry Markowitz, the father of modern portfolio theory, to convert essential economic theories into software solutions that are still used by market analysts.

Blaine has sat on many boards of directors and has years of executive level experience at large businesses. He has also been a motivational speaker for many youth groups nationwide, providing a forum for them to better experience success and understand failure.

He attended Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) where he earned football All-American honors his sophomore year. After leaving Ricks College, Blaine continued his education as part of the Stanford football team. He had the highest GPA on the team and made the Dean’s list. He graduated from Stanford with a degree in Organizational Behavior, and returned to Stanford to receive his Master’s degree in Business Strategy.

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