Chief Information Officer

Christian Farland was named CalPERS' chief information officer in February 2018.

He manages the administration and direction of CalPERS' information technology (IT) services, strategy, and security, and provides leadership and counsel to the board and executive team.

Christian's duties include overseeing the 600-member information technology team, as well as the technology portfolio that makes up CalPERS' $100 million IT budget.

He previously served in a number of leadership capacities at CalPERS, including chief technology business officer; interim chief for the Technology & Strategic Services Division; chief of IT Performance and Accountability; and enterprise transition management project manager for CalPERS' transformation initiative for five years.

Christian joined CalPERS in 2002, serving as a lead on the Service Desk team.

Before joining CalPERS, he held positions as senior consultant as well as senior project manager at the Money Store in Sacramento.

Christian holds a bachelor's degree in history from Occidental College.