Movers and Shakers Happy New Year! 2013 has started with a bang when it comes to CIO moves. Big firms like CSC and KPMG have new CIOs, and start-ups like Groupon are seeing CIO changes as well. With every company becoming a technology company (whether they like it or not), CEOs will be reviewing their IT leadership very carefully. We should see some major changes this year.
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Movers and Shakers It is interesting to note that a couple of the new CIOs this month were promoted from within. These CIOs have broken what I refer to as “The CIO Successor Paradox” in The CIO Paradox, just published last month.
Movers and Shakers The summer is kicking off with a bang when it comes to new CIO appointments. From retail to financial services to energy to manufacturing, companies are hiring new CIOs. This is good news for you CIOs on the market.
Movers and Shakers When I last checked the stats, a mere nine percent of CIOs were women. If today’s Movers & Shakers report is a sign, that number may be growing (or the women in that nine percent are really moving and shaking).
Movers and Shakers We have some major CIO hiring activity among Fortune 500 companies with new appointments at American Airlines, Xerox and Caterpillar. In each case, the new CIO will be stepping into the shoes of executives who have been with their companies for many years. John Heller has been with Caterpillar for 38 years; John McDermott has been at Xerox for 10, and Monte Ford has been with Ame
Movers and Shakers Now that the dog days of summer are behind us, the IT executive market is picking up steam. We are seeing CIO changes across a wide range of industries, and newly placed CIOs are bringing in new talent as well. At Heller Search, we are so busy that I really have no business even writing this blog, so I’m going to keep it short, and get on with the news!
Movers and Shakers Many of my CIO friends long to replace the "I" in their title an "O". With its promise of better compensation, higher status and an unquestioned place at the table, the “O” is a letter worth fighting for.
Movers and Shakers When a client decides to pass on a candidate I have submitted for an IT executive search, the reason I hear most often for the rejection is ineffective communication skills. “She gave me high level answers with no depth,” the client will say, or “he had difficulty being concise and staying on topic.” This always blows my mind because these
Movers and Shakers Despite the weather, the summer has not been all that hot when it comes to the job market. While there have been a decent number of CIO openings, we still have “more kings than kingdoms,” which will still take some time for the market to absorb. That being said, September is off to a good start with a greater number of openings already than in the beginning of July and of August. The fourth
Movers and Shakers I am betting that 2010 will be the year of CIO retirements. CIOs who were ready to retire in 2008, but held off in 2009, may well decide that the golf course is getting impatient and the data center is getting old.
Movers and Shakers Yesterday, I had the good fortune to spend some time with Tom Fountain, the new CIO of Bunge, Ltd, a $52B global agribusiness and food company. Tom is Bunge’s first global CIO and has been charged with the not insignificant task of driving a major IT transformation to the nearly 200 year old company. From what I could see, Tom is more than up to the task. He has a solid stra
Movers and Shakers We seem to be in a hiring market of specialization where companies demand not only technical, leadership, and business skills of their new CIOs, but industry specialization as well. I’ve had more calls lately than I can count from CIOs who were “this close” to a new position but were beaten out by someone whose industry background was just a little more relevant.
Movers and Shakers Even during these dog-days of summer, CIOs are moving and shaking. While I can’t say this summer has been the most active market for CIO placements that I’ve ever seen, there have been enough announcements to constitute a blog this week, so here goes.
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Movers and Shakers If you have ever thought of taking on some non-IT operational responsibility like finance, marketing, or board service, now is the time. As companies are relying more than ever on their best executives to lead them forward, CIOs are reaching beyond IT to respond to the call.
Movers and Shakers This week, I am delighted to report many new CIO appointments, but I would also like to mention a somewhat disconcerting trend I am beginning to see.
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