Data Science Executive Search

Data Science Executive Search 

The Good Search has recruited Data Science Executives since data science has been a thing. There’s a reason we have served as a strategic recruitment partner of the Office of the CTO of Microsoft and have recruited heads of engineering to Google. Our investigative approach has enabled us to succeed at Data Science Executive Search and deliver data luminaries to top-tier venture capital-backed startups and not-for-profit institutes. In doing so, we have cultivated trusted relationships with the leading data scientists and technologists in the business.

Specific searches in Chief Data Officer Search, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer Search, and other executives on the data science team. We target CDO and CAIO candidates with demonstrated experience harnessing the power of information to push businesses forward. 

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The Role Of Data Science Executive

Originally designed as a defense-oriented position, Chief Data Officers and other Data Science executives have assumed many responsibilities. Companies no longer ask their Data Science executives to merely protect their data but desire better decision-making, marketing, customer service, and monetization efforts driven by data. However, according to a 2021 survey of 85 Fortune 1000 and industry-leading firms, companies are still struggling in their effort to become data-driven. Almost all of the companies surveyed, 92.2%, cited cultural resistance as a significant challenge around data initiatives. Data Science executives need both the technical skills to manage their company’s data and the leadership skills to bring about a culture that values data as a business asset.

COVID-19 has posed additional challenges to Data Science executives. Organizations need timely and accurate data to make unprecedented decisions in response to a volatile world. Remote working exposes company’s data to new risks. And company’s must reprioritize current data initiatives to reduce costs. Data Science executives today are confronted with addressing these rising challenges while also investing in the future of their company.

Protect and grow

Chief Data Officers and other Data Science leaders must be prepared to lead solutions to the crisis-triggered challenges yet to come. According to an article by McKinsey Technology,

“CDOs must not only lead the
way in sourcing, storing, and serving up the
necessary data but also work alongside business
and functional heads to identify and drive
new priorities.”

A successful Data Science Executive Search, including Chief Data Officer Search, can find and recruit executives candidates who know how to respond to rising challenges while continuing to push innovative business strategies forward.

Data Science Headhunters

Data Science Executive headhunters and Chief Data Officer headhunters who know their stuff track how emergent technologies harness data. Deep Learning. Neural networks. Natural Language Processing. Machine Learning. Predictive Analytics. They all require data to learn. CDO headhunters understand the function of data science and how important their information is — you can’t do machine learning or AI without the data.

We prioritize understanding your company’s data needs the qualities you want in an executive candidate. Our investigative approach is ideally suited to ensuring a diverse slate of candidates for each role. In fact, we often are brought in to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented candidates: women and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

The Good Search is familiar with leading technologists and know hows to look beyond a sea of technical buzz words to ensure candidates have the leadership and vision to move your company forward.

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