VP & CIO
Americas Chapter Member
Timothy Graven (T.J.) is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Brown-Forman Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky. In this position, he is responsible for providing technology vision and advocacy, leadership of the company’s global IT efforts, and defining priorities for fundamental organizational transformation. Brown-Forman, founded in 1870, is a producer and marketer of fine quality adult beverages, including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, Canadian Mist, Finlandia Vodkas, Herradura and el Jimador Tequilas, Chambord Liqueur and Chambord Vodka, Woodford Reserve, Sonoma-Cutrer, and Korbel California Champagnes. Brown-Forman is among the top 10 largest spirits companies in the world and sells its brands in more than 135 countries across the globe. Prior to this position, Graven served as Vice President, Director of Investor Relations for Brown-Forman. Graven joined Brown-Forman in 1998 as a Finance Team Lead. In 1999 he was appointed to Manager, Planning & Analysis, and was subsequently named Controller for the Wine Group. He has also served as the Director of Enterprise Systems with the Information Technology Team. Prior to joining Brown-Forman, Graven was a consultant for SAP America, Inc. where he worked with Fortune 500 clients to apply technology to improve business processes. Graven earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University and an MBA with high distinction from the University of Notre Dame.