CIO Search

The Good Search is counted among the leading CIO Search Firms in the industry. We have been recruiting Chief Information 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 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 CIO you need. 

The Case for Chief Information Officer

The Chief Information Officer, also known as CIO, is the corporate executive in charge of information technology (IT) strategy and implementation.


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What a Chief Information Officer Does

According to McKinsey, The Chief Information Officer is typically more responsible for technologies supporting and facilitating information and knowledge management within a company than with those driving product strategy.

The Chief Information Officer, according to TechRepublic, does the following:

  • Serves as the company’s top technology infrastructure manager
  • Runs the organization’s internal IT operations
  • Works to streamline business processes with technology
  • Focuses on internal customers (users and business units)
  • Collaborates and manages vendors that supply infrastructure solutions
  • Aligns the company’s IT infrastructure with business priorities
  • Develops strategies to increase the company’s profitability
  • Has to be a skilled and organized manager to be successful

CIO Executive Search Firms must do more than understand the basic requirements of the role of CIO. CIO headhunters must also understand the core technologies and have the ability to recognize top-performing technology leadership.

Why do you need a Chief Information Officer?

Forbes Insights research has found that as digital technologies transform business as we know it, “the role of the chief information officer (CIO) is also transforming and increasing in importance.” If you stop to think about it, the amount of digital transformation that CIOs are wrangling is stunning.

“Digital transformation is changing every corner of business, from how companies source parts to how they deal with customers. Each change, both large and small, creates a demand for technology expertise and leadership. 
It’s no surprise that technology is driving change within the CIO role. What is surprising is that CIOs don’t cite just one or two factors driving these changes; they point to several. Beyond technology in customer relationships, CIOs also say the use of big data and analytics, as well as more technology in the supply chain, are major influences.” — Forbes Insights

CIO headhunters

CIO headhunters who know their stuff track emergent technologies and the brilliant technologists responsible for those products and innovations. In fact, top CIO headhunters seek gifted technologists who are true business leaders, capable of influencing stakeholders to drive change, innovation, and competitive differentiation. The Good Search is counted among the top CIO headhunters in the business because it is our passion: CIOs are our people. 

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