JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, announces that Co-Chief Information Officers Lucille Mayer and Ram Nagappan have been named to IDG Computerworld's 2013 Premier 100 IT Leaders list. This year's Premier 100 spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. "The Premier 100 awards program showcases the exceptional work of a dedicated group of senior IT leaders who are driving huge change in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Every day, these exemplary business leaders make strategic technology decisions that track to their organizations' top priorities. These men and women keep a keen eye on the changing landscape of political, economic, regulatory and technology trends that are driving significant shifts in IT. We are very pleased to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2013 Premier 100 honorees." "Innovation is part of the culture at Pershing and throughout BNY Mellon," said Brian Shea, Chief Executive Officer, Pershing LLC. "Our open architecture technology provides a diverse array of financial solutions to support our customers' many business needs. Lucille and Ram have led these innovations, which enable Pershing and its customers to address challenges and embrace business opportunities, so we are very pleased that they have been recognized in the prestigious Computerworld 100 IT leaders list as two of the top leaders in the IT industry." Ms. Mayer is responsible for Pershing's technology solutions, projects and control disciplines, and has senior responsibility for the strategy of Pershing's NetX360® professional platform, NetExchange Client® investor platform and Albridge Solutions Inc., an affiliate of Pershing. Mr. Nagappan is responsible for enterprise architecture, technology development, infrastructure management and IT operations for the Pershing NetExchange® suite of solutions and Albridge Solutions Inc, as well as mobile technology and Windows®-based financial applications. Under their leadership, Pershing continues to develop and deliver transformative applications to its 1500 customer firms, 110,000 professional users and 2 million entitled users of Pershing's investor technology, and develop technologies such as mobile and web-based applications, e-delivery and cloud solutions to enable customers to keep pace with changing demands. Ms. Mayer and Mr. Nagappan also champion the use of customer feedback mechanisms and detailed scorecards to evaluate customers' operational performance against Pershing's technology performance, thus ensuring a culture of continuous improvement.