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CIO Headhunters

Executive Recruiters of Chief Information Officers

The Good Search is a leading CIO Executive Search Firm. As CIO headhunters, we regularly recruit Chief Information Officers as well as Chief Information Security Officers. We recruit great CIOs who are true business leaders, capable of influencing stakeholders to drive change and innovation. Top CIOs enhance competitive differentiation and build diverse, multidisciplinary teams. They deftly manage platform and vendor challenges, with developments such as cloud technology raising issues around latency, availability, and security.

The Role Of Chief Information Officer

For most Chief Information Officers (CIOs), the SARS-CoV-2 created the greatest challenge of their careers. As millions of Americans moved to remote working at the start of the pandemic, CIOs had to respond quickly to support their employees and keep their businesses operational. Businesses experienced infrastructure breakdowns, Denial-of-Service (DoS) cybersecurity attacks, and corporate websites going down due to increased traffic loads. As companies continue to grapple with the implications of the ongoing endemic phase of COVID-19, CIOs continue to play a crucial role in navigating the rapidly changing landscape. If COVID taught us anything, CIOs will remain trusted C-level partners.

CIOs Help Companies Adapt to Change

Many of the changes brought by the pandemic have reshaped how we work and live—from working remotely to shopping online. As our collective dependence on technology has grown, so too has corporate dependence on their CIOs.

And because IT ties so much of every company together, CIOs serve as chief technical compasses, guiding leadership to their desired destinations.

Strong CIOs excel at change management. They have developed the leadership skills and communications abilities necessary for agility and adaptation to our ever-changing world.

Companies Have Learned CIOs Are Essential Workers

If the pandemic taught companies anything, it is how essential the role of the Chief Information Officer is. The health crisis has accelerated the adoption of technology and enabled CIOs to demonstrate their true value. Organizations now are fully aware of how much they need CIOs.

In other words, Chief Information Officers are more empowered than they have ever been. According to Gartner, there is no going back.

This is a watershed moment for CIOs . . . There is no going back to the way business used to be.

— Mr. Rowsell-Jones, Distinguished Research Vice President at Gartner

CIOs Have an Opportunity to Seize the Moment

Strong CIO candidates have an opportunity to seize the moment. Gartner suggests there are 4 ways CIOs “can make a difference both in digital business acceleration and in long-term agility: win differently, unleash force multipliers, banish drags, and redirect resources.”

CIO Headhunters

Chief Information Officer recruiters must learn your company’s mission and deliver executive candidates who can help you achieve that goal. Serious CIO headhunters understand technology and technologists, often tracking trends and innovation across the IT industry. We know this because that’s exactly what The Good Search does.

For every search, we conduct in-depth research to find out where innovation is happening and who is driving it. Our investigative approach is also ideally suited to ensuring a diverse slate of candidates for each role. We often are brought in to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented candidates: women and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

For your next CIO executive search, choose a partner who can distinguish between genius technologists and executives with keyword-stuffed LinkedIn profiles. Discover how we Recruit Differently and check out Our Story as Executive Recruiters to get a better feel for who we are.

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