Martha Heller

President, Heller Search Associates

Martha Heller is President of Heller Search Associates, an IT executive recruiting firm specializing in CIO, CTO and senior technology roles across all industries. Martha is the author of the book, The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership and, in 2004, founded the CIO Executive Council, a professional organization for CIOs. She regularly engages with the IT leadership community as author of the Movers & Shakers blog on CIO.com, and in her widely-read e-newsletter, The Heller Report: You and Your CIO Career. Martha has spoken at conferences held by CIO magazine, the Research Board, the National Retail Federation, Gartner, Forrester, Harvard University, MIT, ServiceNow, Box, and Cisco, and she is on the judging panel for the prestigious CIO 100 award.

How Freddie Mac brought shadow business apps into the light

How Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois changed the IT operating model

How Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois changed the IT operating model

Microsoft's CIO says he and his team think in terms of service offerings and end-to-end business processes, rather than projects and applications, and that helped the company adopt a new IT operating model.

New Year, new CIO appointments!

New Year, new CIO appointments!

Martha Heller shares her January 2016 list of IT executives who were recently promoted or hired into new CIO positions.

How CIOs can scale scattered pockets of digital innovation

How CIOs can scale scattered pockets of digital innovation

AstraZeneca CIO Dave Smoley launched a 'Digital Center of Excellence' that spans all digital strategy at the $26-billion pharmaceuticals company.

The IT strategy behind PayPal's spinoff from eBay

The IT strategy behind PayPal's spinoff from eBay

Separating 25,000 users and 900 applications into a brand new company, CIO Brad Strock developed six key principles to keep the massive IT project on track.

10 must-know job interview tips to help land a new gig

10 must-know job interview tips to help land a new gig

Martha Heller's holiday gift to you is a decade's worth of IT executive job-interview lessons learned.

New CIO appointments, November 2015 edition

New CIO appointments, November 2015 edition

Martha Heller shares her latest list of IT executives who were recently promoted or hired into new CIO positions.

5 key qualities IT leaders should cultivate

5 key qualities IT leaders should cultivate

Jeff Donaldson, executive director of GameStop Technology Institute, looks for these five qualities in his IT coworkers and employees.

Why CIOs need to become 'what people' instead of 'how people'

Why CIOs need to become 'what people' instead of 'how people'

Scott McKay, CIO of Genworth Financial, shares advice on how technology executives can move up in their corporate boardrooms.

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Amgen uses algorithms to venture into digital healthcare

Suzanne Blaug, senior vice president of global marketing and commercial development, says she's working with CIO Diana McKenzie to set up a digital healthcare organization that can help physicians better predict how patients will...

HP CIO says today's IT leaders need to 'co-design and co-create'

HP CIO says today's IT leaders need to 'co-design and co-create'

Ralph Loura, CIO of HP's Enterprise Group, discusses the importance of DevOps, the evolving role of the CIO, and the ability to challenge the status quo.

Latest group of new CIO appointments includes many women

Latest group of new CIO appointments includes many women

In the latest installment of CIOs Movers and Shakers, women continue to climb the ranks of IT.

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