NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions®, a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, today announced the promotion of Shaun Costello to Chief Information Officer (CIO). Costello previously served as Vice President of Information Technology Hosting Services.
"Shaun Costello has been a vital asset to our information technology team for more than 15 years. He has helped keep this company at the forefront of technological innovation and we are eager for him to take on additional strategic responsibilities," said Bob Esposito, ValueOptions' Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "ValueOptions has a unique opportunity for growth in the years to come and information technology will play a major role in our success. We are extremely proud to have Shaun at the helm of our IT operations."
For 15 years, Costello has served at ValueOptions in a variety of IT roles. As CIO, he is now responsible for all core information technology functions, including data center operations, telecommunications, technology planning and deployment, IT business support and application development for all business-critical systems. Additional responsibilities include leveraging new technologies to improve business operations and competitive positioning, as well as developing strategic alliances with leading technology vendors.
Prior to his tenure at ValueOptions he spent time at Charles E. Smith Companies, Sato Travel and Intelligent Electronics. Before his civilian career, he served in the United States Marine Corps.
ValueOptions is a health improvement company that serves more than 32 million individuals. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our health care system faces today. A national leader in the fields of mental and emotional wellbeing, recovery and resilience, employee assistance and wellness, ValueOptions helps people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. With offices nationwide and a network of more than 130,000 provider locations, ValueOptions helps people take important steps in the right direction. We help them live their lives to the fullest potential. Visit www.valueoptions.com for more information.