Chief Digital Officer Search

The Good Search is counted among the leading CDO Search Firms in the industry. We have been recruiting Chief Digital Officers since our firm was founded two decades ago. In fact, we have served as a strategic recruitment partner of the Office of the CTO of Microsoft and have recruited heads of engineering to Google. We have recruited to top-tier venture capital-backed startups. In doing so, we have cultivated trusted relationships with the leading technologists and digital visionaries in the business.

We are extraordinarily connected. We offer concierge-quality service. Better yet, our investigative approach makes executive search smarter, ensuring you get the CDO you need. 

The Case for Chief Digital Officer

Few roles attract as much attention as that of the chief digital officer, or CDO. That according to the strategy consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The Chief Digital Officer has morphed in recent years from leading a handful of digital initiatives to serving more as Transformer-in-Chief. These days digital touches everything in business — how and where we work, how we deliver products and services, and what products and services must become. The Chief Digital Officer orchestrates company-wide massive change  . . . and he or she must make be capable of doing so quickly.

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What a Chief Digital Officer Does

A chief digital officer (CDO) or a chief digital information officer (CDIO) is usually responsible for digital transformation. Chief Digital Officers help companies convert traditional business processes to digital ones that use leading-edge technologies and data. CDOs generally are responsible for the adoption of digital technologies across a business. They often oversee mobile, social media, e-commerce, and cloud transformation. Chief Data Officers also go by the same initials, but the roles are quite different.

CDO Executive Search Firms must do more than understand the basic requirements of the role of Chief Digital Officer. CDO headhunters must also understand the technologies that drive digital transformation and have the ability to recognize top-performing digital leadership.

Chief Digital Officer Reimagining

McKinsey advises companies must do more than develop a digital strategy. They must focus on integrating digital into all aspects of the business. Digital channels, workflows, and data must become part of a company’s operating model and very identity.  Its corporate culture must be digital down to its DNA. Digital is the new mantra and mandate because it impacts the bottom line. It transforms companies into top performers. In other words, Chief Digital Officers are more than Transformers-in-Chief. They are saviors. Companies that fail to hire Chief Digital Officers do so at their peril.

CDO Headhunters

CDO headhunters who know their stuff track the latest digital technologies that Chief Digital Officers use to transform their companies. The best CDO headhunters know the brilliant minds creating digital technologies as well as the Chief Digital Officers that harness their transformative power. Top CDO headhunters seek Chief Digital Officers who are true business leaders, capable of influencing stakeholders to drive transformation and competitive differentiation. The Good Search is counted among the top CDO headhunters in the business because zeros and ones are our passion: Chief Digital Officers (CDOs) are our people. 

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