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.

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.

Building shared services in a culture of fierce decentralization

Building shared services in a culture of fierce decentralization

Eighteen months after implementing a centralized IT strategy, Magna International's CIO says complaints about IT fragmentation and costs have dropped.

How CIOs can improve talent risk management

How CIOs can improve talent risk management

Talent risk management expert Steve Trautman discusses how CIOs can ensure their teams are doing the right work.

The digital mindset at TIAA is all about their customers

The digital mindset at TIAA is all about their customers

At TIAA, digital thinking means using new development approaches to deliver digital products to customers faster, says Rahul Merchant, head of Client Services & Technology.

How QVC is closing the IT-business chasm

How QVC is closing the IT-business chasm

Todd Sprinkle, CIO of QVC, uses his own blend of business and technology career experience to ensure IT and product are in lockstep.

IT success means improving 'time to value' for the business

IT success means improving 'time to value' for the business

Steve Ambrose, CIO of DTE Energy, realized IT had to change its definition of success — connect it to business value. Now it bakes business outcomes into the IT culture.

How IT became business problem solvers at Level 3 Communications

How IT became business problem solvers at Level 3 Communications

IT doesn’t wait for business requirements at Level 3 Communications — it co-creates them, says CIO Atilla Tinic. Learn how he is changing the culture in his IT organization.

The benefits of applying product management discipline to IT

The benefits of applying product management discipline to IT

At Murphy USA, CIO Greg Davidson has created a "software product mindset" around the company's software development, improving its SDLC.

CIO Career Coach: Be a good storyteller

CIO Career Coach: Be a good storyteller

Become a better storyteller, and you'll be a better IT leader. Martha Heller explains how in the season 2 finale of CIO Career Coach.

New CIOs at the IT helm

New CIOs at the IT helm

Many large firms—such as Ford Motor, Phillips 66, Staples and BNY Mellon—appointed new CIOs this summer.

Why the CIO reporting structure matters

Why the CIO reporting structure matters

Marc Hamer, CIO and CDO of Sealed Air, discusses digital leadership and the importance of working for the CEO.

CIO Career Coach: Courage to be an enterprise leader

CIO Career Coach: Courage to be an enterprise leader

It is time for CIOs to help decide what the company's strategy should be, not just how to implement it.

Teaching finance to IT leaders

Teaching finance to IT leaders

Deborah Strong, CFO of IT and Operations at Travelers, offers a two-day IT finance course that teaches technologists how IT drives value.

CIO Career Coach: Create an IT investment culture

CIO Career Coach: Create an IT investment culture

Learn how to turn your IT consumers into IT investors in this episode of CIO Career Coach with executive recruiter and CIO.com blogger Martha Heller.

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