Steve Ermish, CIO, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare


Steve Ermish is CIO for Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. As CIO, he is responsible for overseeing the technology delivery, enterprise data and analytics, and enterprise project management teams.

With more than 22 years of experience in the information technology field, Ermish is a forward-thinking management professional, relationship builder, mentor, and key contributor to enterprise strategic business and technology leadership.

Ermish brings significant mergers and acquisitions, process optimization, project execution, and technology expertise from multiple industries and companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 500. Ermish joined Cardinal Innovations in November 2017. Previously, he worked at ScentAir as Director of Information Technology, leading their technology division to support all digital and IT functions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Prior to that, Ermish worked with the executive team at Chiquita Brands International, playing a lead role in six mergers over 15 years.

Ermish was recognized as an exceptional thought leader in 2016 when he was named “Private Sector CIO of the Year” by the North Carolina Technology Association, and one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s top “40 under 40” professionals who are leading innovation and change within their corporations and communities.

Ermish and his family relocated from Texas to North Carolina in 2012 with Chiquita, and have since put down roots in Concord, N.C. Ermish volunteers with Samaritan’s Purse and CFA Church.