Martha Heller

Martha Heller

Columnist

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.

Articles by Martha Heller

Movers and Shakers

3 patterns of successful IT leaders

Deloitte Consulting Principal Karen Mazer shares new technology leadership insights from the organization's CIO program.
March 15, 2016
Movers and Shakers

New CIO appointments, February 2016 edition

LyondellBasell, Progressive Insurance, and Caesars Entertainment are among the many companies that recently appointed new CIOs.
February 23, 2016
Movers and Shakers

The IT budget is also the company’s budget

How Eric Slavinsky, CIO of PPL, consolidated the company's governance structure and strengthened the $11.5 billion electric utility.
February 16, 2016
Movers and Shakers

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.
February 2, 2016
Movers and Shakers

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.
January 26, 2016
Movers and Shakers

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.
January 12, 2016
Movers and Shakers

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.
November 10, 2015
Feature

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 respond to therapies, and to help patients stay on the therapies prescribed to themrn
October 29, 2015
Movers and Shakers

The CIO as champion of change

JetBlue's CIO makes himself a champion of change by collapsing silos within the organization and allowing everyone at the airline to be a developer.
October 6, 2015
Feature

This CEO fosters a data-oriented company culture

BNY Mellon Investment Services uses a data dashboard, analytics, APIs and a social network to enhance the customer and employee experience, says CEO Brian Shea.
August 27, 2015
Movers and Shakers

New CIOs for the Summer

Near-constant pace of new CIO appointments continues
August 11, 2015
Movers and Shakers

The CIO Turned Digital Leader

Donagh Herlihy, EVP of Digital and CIO at Bloomin’ Brands on his blended leadership position
August 5, 2015
Feature

Here’s a CEO who sees the power of mobile apps

Stuart Thorn, the tech-savvy CEO of Southwire, an electrical wire and cable company, supports a social network for employees and mobile apps for customersrnrn
July 29, 2015
Movers and Shakers

The Industrialist’s Dilemma

Interview with Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, on how traditional companies must transform for the digital era
July 29, 2015
Movers and Shakers

Bringing the Outside In

Innovation makes the unlikeliest of bedfellows
July 16, 2015
Movers and Shakers

Rebuilding Trust in IT

Jay Ferro, CIO of American Cancer Society, on his four tenets of IT leadership
July 8, 2015
Movers and Shakers

Is it Worth the Risk?

Stephen Gold discusses IT’s approach to “risk management” at CVS Health
June 10, 2015
Movers and Shakers

CIO TV is Ready for Prime Time

Andrew Wilson, CIO of Accenture, discusses what it means to be a digital CIO
May 27, 2015
Movers and Shakers

Second Quarter CIOs

Halfway through the 2nd quarter of 2015, new CIO appointments are not slowing down
May 12, 2015
Movers and Shakers

New CIOs for the Spring

The first quarter has seen a number of new appointments
April 14, 2015
Opinion

Tie Your IT investments into Revenue

For Stephen Gold, EVP of Business and Technology Operations and CIO of CVS Health, when it comes to IT Portfolio Management, it’s all about Continuity of Value
April 1, 2015