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.

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.

Building business knowledge deep into the technology stack

Building business knowledge deep into the technology stack

How CIO Anil Cheriyan is transforming the IT operating model at SunTrust Banks.

CIO Career Coach: Rethink shadow IT

CIO Career Coach: Rethink shadow IT

CIOs need to shift their approach toward shadow IT from trying to rein in a pesky problem to thinking of it as “end user innovation.”

Everyone in IT at Intuit is a business problem-solver

Everyone in IT at Intuit is a business problem-solver

How Atticus Tysen, CIO of Intuit, is bringing IT into the heart of the business

CIO Career Coach: Drive operational change

CIO Career Coach: Drive operational change

Executive recruiter Martha Heller discusses how it is the CIO’s job to create change at the operational layer so that systems deliver their expected value.

New CIO Appointments and Promotions – May 2017

New CIO Appointments and Promotions – May 2017

Well-known large companies, including IBM, Procter & Gamble, Regions Financial, and Levi Strauss are among the firms that recently announced technology leadership changes.

CIO Career Coach: Bringing a product management mindset to IT

CIO Career Coach: Bringing a product management mindset to IT

In season 2 - episode 3 of CIO Career Coach, executive recruiter and CIO.com blogger Martha Heller discusses the CIO’s role in bringing IT and product development together as one.

Business first and IT second

Business first and IT second

How Steve Betts, CIO of HCSC, ensures that IT drives member value.

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