Freddie Mac CIO Rob Lux Touts V.E.T.S. Program

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1568408567958{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here is an excerpt from a story Freddie Mac CIO Rob Lux wrote regarding the great relationship the company has with our V.E.T.S. Program. To read the full article, click here.

Robert (Rob) Lux is the executive vice president and chief information officer at Freddie Mac. He is a member of the company’s senior operating committee and reports directly to CEO Don Layton.

Lux is responsible for the company’s Information Technology (IT) assets and services. In this capacity, he oversees end-to-end technology solutions that ensure delivery of strong operational platforms and integrated services throughout Freddie Mac’s businesses.

Attracting the Best People

As we aspire to be a World Class IT organization, it’s important to us to identify a pipeline of top internal and external technology talent. We do this through forming strong relationships with a number of STEM programs at nearby leading institutions, including Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Penn State University, Georgetown University, and James Madison University.

Our team leverages their connections as alumna at these schools to raise awareness of our Technology Analyst program, through which we annually hire 40-50 recent graduates. We recently resumed our college intern program to further strengthen our relationships with STEM programs, by providing students with the opportunity to gain on-the-job skills that strengthen their education.

And because we value diversity, we are a long-standing partner with the Year-Up program, which provides low-income, urban young adults with technology skills and experiences to help them grow in STEM careers. We co-sponsor an Autism Internship Program with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), and recently spoke at a United Nations panel about our participation in the program. And we were recognized this year through local television for working with Sharp Decisions on our V.E.T.S. Program, through which veterans work as IT testers, gaining a valuable jumpstart for their civilian careers.

Through our recruiting processes, we carefully screen potential team members, often providing both internal and external candidates with a multi-tiered interviewing experience. This includes interview panels and meeting some of our top performers, as we believe top performers attract other top performers – and we pride ourselves on attracting “A players” who excel in the STEM fields.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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