Martha Heller

Martha Heller is CEO of Heller Search Associates, an IT executive recruiting firm specializing in CIO, CTO, CISO and senior technology roles in all industries. She is the author The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership and Be the Business: CIOs in the New Era of IT. To join the IT career conversation, subscribe to The Heller Report.

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Removing silos: When non-IT leaders join IT

Removing silos: When non-IT leaders join IT

To help Lexmark's IT department better understand the business, CIO Brad Clay added non-IT people to the team. To ensure their success, he created a formal training program.

CIOs on the move and in the news

CIOs on the move and in the news

Find up-to-date news about executives who have been recently hired or promoted into a new chief information officer or chief technical officer role.

The ABCs of a singular global IT architecture

The ABCs of a singular global IT architecture

How the CIO of Brightstar embedded IT into the customer experience, integrated service lines, and made IT central to the business rather than just an order taker.

To achieve agile at scale, move technology out of IT

To achieve agile at scale, move technology out of IT

New York Life’s Dave Castellani offers his vision for a new distribution of IT resources.

Moving from CIO to corporate board requires a change in thinking

Moving from CIO to corporate board requires a change in thinking

Frank Modruson, former CIO of Accenture, offers his perspective on corporate board work.

To innovate, look outside your industry

To innovate, look outside your industry

To improve patient care, Carolinas HealthCare System's Craig Richardville looks to other industries for emerging technologies and innovative ideas.

How to ensure IT works on the right projects

How to ensure IT works on the right projects

To make sure IT spending goes toward the most important projects, Dave Hudson, CIO of Veritiv, says you need a combination of vision, goals and governance.

How to strengthen IT’s connection to your business

How to strengthen IT’s connection to your business

When IT understands the business, it can better fulfill its needs. To achieve that and foster a business outcomes culture, CIOs are using a combination of approaches.

Export your IT people into the business

Export your IT people into the business

By letting IT staff work with business teams, Scotts Miracle-Gro CIO Mark Sims created a structure that distributes development, delivery and support across the company.

CIOs are ready for the COO chair

CIOs are ready for the COO chair

Phil Fasano, who spent a career in the CIO role, says CIOs should do more than drive operational change — they should become operations leaders.

How to select a SaaS vendor

How to select a SaaS vendor

CIO turned SaaS sales executive Kendra Von Esh says the CIO’s approach to evaluating SaaS vendors must change. She offers four tips for selecting the best SaaS product.

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