SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— CNA National Warranty Corporation (CNAN) has announced Sean Harding as the company’s new chief information officer, effective March 16.

“With an extensive background in both information technology and business leadership, Sean has the right combination of skills to help CNA National as we continue to improve our infrastructure and network,” said Joe Becker, president and CEO. “We are excited to have Sean on the team.”

Harding’s expertise lies in driving business success through technology in both public and private corporations. He has 30 years of experience in business and technology leadership, including 16 years in executive-level roles.

Harding has worked in a variety of industries, from financial to e-commerce and insurance. He was a managing director for Charles Schwab and senior director for PayPal, where he developed highly available, complaint systems and processes while supporting double-digit growth in corporate revenue. He was also the head of IT for Jawa, LLC, where he oversaw all technology functions for the firm. In 2008, Harding founded a consulting company providing executive technology advisory services for companies such as IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Mutual of Omaha, and MetLife.

Originally from Omaha, Harding has made Chandler, Ariz., his home for the past 16 years.