IT executives who left startups after the Internet bubble burst in 2001 had a tough time finding new positions. It wasn\u2019t just the anemic job market: The widespread perception among traditional companies was that candidates from dotcoms were undisciplined managers, profligate spenders and senseless risk-takers.Six years later, though, a stint with a startup or Internet company on an executive\u2019s r\u00bfm\u00bfo longer poses a handicap. In some cases, it offers a distinct advantage. Paul Groce, the partner in charge of recruiter Christian & Timbers\u2019 CIO practice, says companies are looking for leaders who are creative, willing to take chances and can grow a company\u2014qualities and capabilities found on the r\u00bfm\u00bfof dotcom vets. \u201cLarge corporations\u2019 appetites for risk have returned, budgets have returned, and consolidation and cost rationalization has been done,\u201d he says. The skills dotcom executives honed during the boom are back in demand. Says Groce\u2019s colleague Jeffrey Shapiro: \u201cBrick-and-mortar companies are seeking out IT execs who were successful and had some measure of longevity with a Yahoo or a good startup, and who can bring those Internet, e-commerce and Web development skills to help them make a more compelling offering on the Web.\u201dHere are a few former dotcom CIOs who recently\u2014and successfully\u2014parlayed their skills and experience into new roles:Ted Cahall assumed a new position at AOL as executive VP of its platforms business unit. He most recently worked for Classmates.com as its COO and previously for CNET Networks as its CIO.David Chamberlain, a former CIO of Disney\u2019s Go.com portal, was named president of National Interop. He was selected for his experience with large Internet operations.Tom Pastorello joined apparel manufacturer Kellwood as its new director of e-commerce, reporting to CIO Michael Saunders. Pastorello previously worked for Barnes\u00bfandnoble.com as its director of program management and for Williams-Sonoma, where he developed and implemented e-commerce sites.